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  •  Obama doesn't think either, that's problem. (4+ / 0-)
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    chuckvw, gmb, NoMoreLies, CWalter
    " I don't think Obama can mandate a $1/barrel oil tax."

    I know Obama can at least PROPOSE it.

    "Raise the price of gasoline in an election year?"

    Raise the price of OIL a mere $1 barrel, during a NATIONAL EMERGENCY DISASTER? Obama could at least TRY and be a leader and use a national disaster to do what is right for the nation. Other presidents and leaders have done that, Obama could TRY.

    But we know Obama is not into trying or doing or leading so of course we won't see this from him and he would likely oppose it, as he did health care reform, if it were to come up in Congress.

    Such is the sad history to date of the Obama presidency. Think small and then compromise for less is Obama's motto.

    •  Exactly (4+ / 0-)
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      gmb, CWalter, flowerfarmer, CapeTown96

      This idea that a president is powerless to do anything is ridiculous.  If he's only a figurehead, why go to the trouble of electing him?

      Obama needs to figure out what he stands for and then fight for it.  As though his life depends on it.  If the performance up to now is an expression of his true beliefs, we are in deep, deep trouble. - Kicking against the pricks since '98!

      by chuckvw on Sat Jun 12, 2010 at 04:22:25 PM PDT

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    •  Just tryin' to keep it real, bro. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      When it comes to Democrats, criticize, don't demonize. As for the GOP, I love Republicans--especially flame-broiled.

      by Dragon5616 on Sat Jun 12, 2010 at 05:18:28 PM PDT

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