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  •  Do you think Patreaus' "confirmability"... (0+ / 0-)

    ...had anything to do with his selection.

    That was my first thought: He was about the only nominee Obama could put up who wouldn't be skewered by the repubs as they look to 2012.

    Ideology is an excuse to ignore common sense.

    by Bush Bites on Sun May 01, 2011 at 06:31:49 PM PDT

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    •  Could be a factor (0+ / 0-)

      Republicans were all for him--under Bush--wouldn't put it past some to argue against it though

      AspiringtobethepersonmydogthinksIam

      by FOYI on Sun May 01, 2011 at 06:40:53 PM PDT

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    •  Why does Obama just let Repubs run the government? (2+ / 0-)
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      TracieLynn, pot

      If your theory is right, it's the same damn thing again -- he makes his decisions based on "what Republicans want", which is unacceptable.

      Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

      by neroden on Sun May 01, 2011 at 06:50:00 PM PDT

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