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  •  My theory... (0+ / 0-)

    This is just my personal, humble, and probably mostly uninformed theory, but here goes:

    I think Obama is aware that he has time.

    He can begin with guns blazing, or he can attempt proper diplomatic bipartisanship.  Most of the Republicans are not capable of this, and some Democrats will go against him to gain airtime, but Obama will try to do things the way they SHOULD be done.  Bills will still pass. Yes, the Republicans are cutting a lot from the stimulus and adding tax breaks, but there's a lot of good stuff still in there, and it is just the first step.

    THEN Obama will decide that the time for diplomacy with Republicans has failed. He will press the button that signals all Democrats to use their power with force. Bill after bill after bill will be introduced. 6 will be forced through for every 1 that the Republicans will filibuster.  They attack and snarl and hurl insults, but he'll bully through what needs to be done, including Supreme Court Justices.

    That's me theory.  He's biding his time, knowing the bill will pass anyway. There will be many more bills.

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