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  •  Irony alert. (10+ / 0-)

    Anyone remember Obama saying this:

    "Just today, Senator McCain offered up the oldest Washington stunt in the book – you pass the buck to a commission to study the problem."

    So, Mr. President, do you consider this comission to be a stunt too?

    •  "When a President does it, is isn't (2+ / 0-)
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      (fill in the blank)"

      Caught Frost/Nixon on USA this morning and was reminded of Nixon's infamous quote during the interviews.  In his case, the fill in the blank was "illegal".

      May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 10:14:40 AM PDT

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      •  It's not a stunt (3+ / 0-)
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        It's a plan.

        This is Obama's Nixon-to-China accomplishment that he thinks will seal his place in history.  Hoover will be pleased to have some company.

        Whom do you blame more? The rattlesnake, or the bipartisan guy who put it in your sleeping bag?

        by chuckvw on Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 10:32:07 AM PDT

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        •  I think Obama is just a fool... (0+ / 0-)

          I'm not saying his IQ is low, but he doesn't understand the big picture.  A lot of very smart people can also be very foolish.  

          Obama doesn't understand that people who have a large place in history are almost always remembered because they had a vision of what they wanted to achieve, whether for good or ill.  He has no vision.  He just tries to compromise.  

          He's a man who has no ideological compass.  So he just thinks that he's a moderate if he goes somewhere between the Democrats and the Republicans he'll be in the middle of the road.  The problem is the Republicans are off far side of the road, so by doing this he's actually driving into traffic.  

          For his entire presidency Obama has acted as if he were a moderate Republican.  Not even a moderate Democrat, a moderate fucking Republican.  If he were a moderate Democrat he wouldn't be dead set on going after our limited social safety net, even without getting any revenue increases.  He'd insist on the opposite.  

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