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    She also rejected the 11 dimensional chess strategy, complaining that compromise was "in Obama's blood."

    First, as if that's a bad thing? Second, look at what he did back in Chicago and you'll see he is capable of bare-knuckles when he thinks it is appropriate.

    Third, during the same conversation she also complained that he was a smooth talker and had lied/misled the progressive base from the beginning. Which, you know, sort of argues for the 11 dimensional chess strategy.

    For the record, I think Obama was hopeful that he could peel off some reasonable Republicans, surprised at just how unreasonable they got, and aware that regardless of the truth he had to appear as bipartisan until the electorate caught on. That's not 11 dimensional chess: that's Politics 101.

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