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  •  Tipped but disagree (0+ / 0-)

    I've tipped and rec'd you, because I think this type of reasonable dialogue is exactly what this site is about.  However, I disagree with you.  Your basic point is that Obama continues to fight for legislative change such as a repeal of DADT by nudging, pushing, and seeking enough support in a compromise to achieve progress.  Recent history tells us, though, that such nudging and pushing does not work with bullies, and that's what the Republicans are: unreasonable, determined only to enforce their own will, and smart enough to work the system. You don't compromise with hostage takers (Obama's own words). You call their bluff.  You stand up to them, even if that means short term pain.

    "You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created." Einstein

    by Flyfish100 on Sun Dec 12, 2010 at 09:01:30 AM PST

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