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  •  Pretty much it (3+ / 0-)
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    irmaly, Major Tom, Nightprowlkitty

    To paraphrase an earlier poster, I voted for the guy, I'll support him against any Republican candidate in 2012, but if it comes down to a primary challenger for the Democratic nomination, at this point I don't know what I'd do.

    I need to see a "come what may" line drawn in the sand and I need to see incumbent Democrats across the board refuse to budge from that line.  That includes the President.

    •  I'm not thinking now ... (5+ / 0-)

      ... about 2012.  Those tax cuts need to expire now.

      It's not important that President Obama persuade the public about this.  It really isn't.  He has the power to make those tax cuts expire regardless of what the public thinks.

      I really believe that people are going to look at what he does now, rather than what he says.

      And I'll sacrifice any tax cuts for my five figure salary gladly to stop this bleeding revenue that is called tax cuts for the rich.

      •  I agree (1+ / 0-)
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        What I mean by "come what may" is that he stand firm on expiring those tax cuts in spite of whatever public outcry the Right might be able to manufacture.  I don't give a crap what scandals and investigations the Right throws his way, he had better stand on this.

        I'd gladly sacrifice my tax cut to see the truly wealthy pay more in taxes.  I make about $125K, so it would be a substantial increase on my ass, but who cares?  I probably don't pay enough as it is.

        •  If President Obama ... (0+ / 0-)

          ... really wants to bring people together, if he really wants unity, then he needs to fight for us, not make back room deals and actions based purely on political calculations.  He has to take a risk.  He has the power to do something right now, if Congress is intransigent on the tax cuts.

          If he doesn't, the divisions will not only remain, but will grow.

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