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  •  President Obama can do fuck-all (2+ / 0-)
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    askew, sillycilla

    to move sitting Senators if they don't want to be moved, or if their constituents would punish them for moving the way he wants them to.

    Especially now, with the Congress (finally!) trying to reestablish its power base after 10 years of Executive dominance. They're not very responsive to the President right now. It's kind of annoying, because it's our guy that they're resisting, but it's a great thing for the Republic... Congress shouldn't respond to the President. The relationship should be adversarial.

    Repealing DADT will take Congressional action that President Obama has no power to make happen. He can ask... that's about it.

    --Shannon

    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
    "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

    by Leftie Gunner on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 07:15:56 AM PDT

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