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  •  Obama ready to compromise himself out of office (11+ / 0-)

    So here comes Barack the compromiser caving in once again to the Republicans.  What doesn't he understand about this band of thugs?  You should not reward bad behavior and really who runs this country?  By letting the rich get off once again by not paying their fair share of taxes it is still allowing the deficit to creep even larger than it is.

    The Republicans just despise Obama and his continual weakness and caving into their constant demands is not serving him well.

    With the U.S. in three expensive wars (Afghanistan, Iraq and the War on Marijuana) when are we going to get out of this morass we're currently mired in?

    Stand up and deliver Mr. President, that's why you were elected.  Being bullied is not pretty, so stand up and deliver a punch back or the Repubicans will continue to use you as a doormat.

    Mr. Obama you have the bully pulpit, the veto pen and the powers of Executive Orders, use them wisely and use them often... kay?

    •  Obama will never (5+ / 0-)

      make you happy.

      •  Say again? (5+ / 0-)

        I didn't realize my personal happiness at Obama is tied into his performance as president.  I voted for the guy, bought campaign swag, personally talked three people into voting for him in 2006 and now that he's MY President I want him to succeed and do what's right for the country.

        So if he continues on his namby pamby path of constantly letting the Republicans outwit, outlast and out maneuver him at every corner he is going to be voted off the island come 2012.  I will support him against a Republican candidate but I might keep an open eye on any other possible Democratic challenger if this keeps up.

        •  Witch is it? ... I am so confused (1+ / 0-)
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          Obama ready to compromise himself out of office

          I will support him against a Republican candidate

        •  I agree... (1+ / 0-)
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          ...when does he stop being mediator-in-chief and start aadvocating for taking this country in a new direction by attacking the conservative ideology instead of republicans?  We could deal and compromise with liberal republicans if they existed- but they don't because our society for the last 30 years has viewed liberalism as unamerican.  We need a leader who will help change that situation.

          A mediator will never get us there.

          We need more politicians that reject the "conservative conventional wisdom" that has dominated our politics for the last 30 years.  So many solutions that we need to use are considered off the table- that unless we attack the mindset that we can't challenge the WTO, that we can't use tariffs, that we can't protect domestic manufacturers, that we can't etc, etc,- the list goes on and on.

          •  My hope is that he's paying lip service (1+ / 0-)
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            to compromise in this case.

            Whether or not he actually has to compromise might be determined by public opinion + legislative maneuvering.  This statement is meant to sway public opinion.  It's not the actual negotiation.

            But I agree with you that I would like to hear him use the bully pulpit to tear down the pieces of conservative ideology that are increasingly being accepted as mainstream.

            •  I hope its lip service too (1+ / 0-)
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              If remember correctly the polls are on our side on this. People do not want to see tax cuts extended for top 2 percent, so it shouldn't take much to sway the public's opinion. Just like he mentioned the public's opinion about DADT in the press conference he needs to keep hammering away with that and the public's opinion about the tax cuts as well. It's funny that Cable news anchors, who love too talk about polls, don't talk about those polls. Probably because most of them are in the top 2 percent...

              Obama to his opponents: If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize - Muhammad Ali

              by MB32 on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 01:43:35 PM PDT

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            •  the big problem has been... (1+ / 0-)
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              ...that conservative ideology has been the mainstream ideaology since 1980- we really aren't drifting there- we really never left.  If we can change that, we can set the stage for the future.

              For example, if we weren't stuck with conservative idealogy as the conventional wisdom, we could have easily expanded medicare to cover everyone instead of cobbling together a complicated plan based on free market ideology.

      •  Super Responce. It's time KOS moves past the (0+ / 0-)

        nay-sayers and moves toward real solutions to problems.

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