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  •  Very well said and I respect your opinion. (1+ / 0-)
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    commonmass

    One case in point:  All politicans make promises and I don't think that many are good at the total fulfillment of them, if any at all.  I think that some thought that Obama would be different.  He is different, but not when it comes to the basic tenants of campaigning.  He was just more brillant at it (campaigning) than his comtemporaries.

    He is different in his approach to governing in that he does not see himself as a dictating, 'it's my way or the highway' type of President.  He is doing what he has always done since he was an Illinois State Senator by working across the aisle to get things done.  

    It would help him certainly if the Dems in Congress had put things on the table that he could have fought for, but it's our own fault.  One thing that I have to give it to the GOP for is their ability to stick together.  That has been their more impressive single advantage.  The fact that the Dems -- Blue Dogs to Yellow Dogs -- cannot come together to agree on just one single thing without waiving is a problem for our side and the President.

    I do agree that the President's messaging has been very off and he and his team needs to step it up and go more on the offensive and against the GOP and it has to be repetitive to have a chance in this corporation news environment.  

    Because when he doesn't get his message out and clearly, perceptions become reality for everyone and specifically to progressives on our side.

    "I'm measuring everything the Democrats and President Obama do, not against what I WANT, but against the status quo." --RASalvatore 9/16/10

    by smoothnmellow on Sun Dec 12, 2010 at 01:54:35 PM PST

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