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  •  He had no interest in doing that (1+ / 0-)
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    VA6thDem

    and made it very plain to Nancy in 2009, repeating the Republican mantra, "you don't raise taxes during a recession" when she wanted Bush tax cuts on the agenda.

    That was telegraphed very early, although Obama made it seem like extending Bush taxcuts vs. extending UI was a Sophie's Choice moment.

    It's not unlike how his crusade to cut SS was telegraphed a long time ago, despite his supporters denying it to this day.

    I guess "pragmatic" means going to hell at 35 miles per hour instead of 90.

    by just some lurker guy on Fri Jul 22, 2011 at 01:53:22 PM PDT

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