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  •  Kay, I agree vis a vis President Obama. But ... (1+ / 0-)
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    ... the timing, the briefings of officials and friends, the deaf ear to the likely reactions? (They really are predictable to professionals. We were caught flat-footed, once again back-pedaling to say what should have been said at the outset. And back then, we could have focused the stories and reduced the news value of all that posturing.)

    Of course the GOP is playing this, and us. It diverts attention from critical stories about them!

    Even if nothing else could have been prepared and addressed in advance and leaving the substance to be exploited by people who fill space and airtime, the optics were manageable and we didn't.

    2014 is HERE. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

    by TRPChicago on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 10:53:58 AM PDT

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    •  I don't know... I think he knows (12+ / 0-)

      very well no matter what he does there will be a period of drama. The GOP jump on the miniscule issue.  I also don't believe our President, especially about bringing home a POW, needs to explain himself.  It only makes him seem more defensive.  Everyone is always complaining about his "timing" and then things settle down and our President proves himself ethical and right about whatever the issue is.  And even still, the GOP goes on and on... i.e. Benghazi.  

      I'm more pissed off at the media (even msnbc) for bringing in fellow soldiers to give their 2 cents about whether this young soldier deserted, or not.  It only muddles and muddies up the whole drama.  It would behoove everyone, including our talking heads on TV, to let this soldier come home, get well, and let the gov't investigate.  

      I really get sick of all the drama.

      I would rather spend my life searching for truth than live a single day within the comfort of a lie. ~ John Victor Ramses

      by KayCeSF on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 11:01:02 AM PDT

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      •  Agreed, with a caveat: this stands for more ... (0+ / 0-)

        ... significant principles, at least to the GOP. I wouldn't underestimate how much traction this thing will have over the course of the next several months.

        2014 is HERE. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

        by TRPChicago on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 04:03:17 PM PDT

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