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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:04 PM

Mr President. You have compromised beyond the pale. time to take to the bully pulpit.

explain this to the people.

your party needs to hear from you.

national teevee address....

expose the republicans for their total obstructionism.



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Reply Mr President. You have compromised beyond the pale. time to take to the bully pulpit. (Original post)
spanone Dec 2012 OP
BlueStreak Dec 2012 #1
DJ13 Dec 2012 #5
BlueStreak Dec 2012 #6
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #2
forestpath Dec 2012 #3
spanone Dec 2012 #4

Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:12 PM

1. I thought he WAS planning to go to the people with this

OK, I'll grant that the Sandy Hook tragedy was a setback, but he had called off his public tour a week earlier. This is how it always goes. This is how it was with the ACA. And remember the "jobs act"? He made about 4 public events and then we never heard a peep out of him again on that.

This time he made a big deal about how he won the election, the people had spoken and by God, he was going to go to the streets and sell it to the people.

Then he started the meetings with Boehner, and once he started caving in, there was no more talk of going to the people. Too damn late for that now. He has already capitulated on the stuff that he was going to advance in his road trip -- and got NOTHING from Boehner in return. Hell, Boehner still walked away from the table.

Please Mr. President. Just shut your piehole and go over the "cliff" already. And before you open it again in January, please get some people around you who know something about negotiation. I never thought I'd say I actually miss Rahm Emannuel. God, help us.

Worst.
Negotiator.
Ever.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:18 PM

5. once he started caving in, there was no more talk of going to the people

Gee, I wonder why?

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:29 PM

6. Because his biggest supporters might show up to protest him

I'm about there with this guy.

Does he stand for ANYTHING?

He wouldn't stand behind Rice, when a week earlier he gave that famously "emotional" line about how wnybody attacking Rice had a problem with him. Yeah, that lasted about 20 hours.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:12 PM

2. If Obama goes on TV it will be to explain why he wants working class people to take benefit cuts.

Let's not make the mistake of assuming Obama is trying to "win" against the Republicans. He is their partner in crime.


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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:14 PM

3. Exactly. His party IS the Republican party.

 

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:16 PM

4. i'll make that mistake thank you.

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