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  •  Wanting to lose (2+ / 0-)
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    kyril, FarWestGirl

    That would be a truly brilliant move.  Overplay their hand just enough to piss off the judges and get a ruling against them, but not enough that anyone thinks they're trying to throw the game.  Get the liberals fuming, put a dent in the wingers' whining, and reassure the man behind the man that Obama's really on his side, but, you see, with these dang courts there's nothing they can do.

    Highly risky, as you say.  But riskier than telling the military, intelligence, and war profiteer establishment to piss off?

    While the Bush/Cheney administration literally were organized crime bosses, our mafia model of political/economic power hasn't changed that much, even given recent events.

    Yeah, I think it's wishful thinking too, and that Obama is just making the standard "safe" play for more power.  If only, though...

    Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

    by Simplify on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 11:54:11 PM PST

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