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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:28 PM

Thoughts from The Presidentís Presser

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riqster Jan 2013 OP
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #1
riqster Jan 2013 #3
bemildred Jan 2013 #2
riqster Jan 2013 #4
bemildred Jan 2013 #5
riqster Jan 2013 #9
bemildred Jan 2013 #10
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #6
riqster Jan 2013 #7
bemildred Jan 2013 #8

Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:01 PM

1. Great point ...

"But ... But ... But, we need President Obama to lead ... How else are they going to say no? You can't very well say No to yourself."

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:51 PM

3. Brilliant!

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:10 PM

2. Exactly. This is the Congress' job, they decide about spending and taxing, not the President.

The Congress created the debt ceiling, it could un-create it tomorrow, or make it whatever they like, but the President can do none of those things.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:52 PM

4. Awesome Screenname and Avatar!

Mr. Kelly's work lives on. Thank God.

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Response to riqster (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:53 PM

5. Why thank you, so few remember anymore. nt

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Response to bemildred (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:51 PM

9. I was always a fan of Sarcophagus Macabre

But there were so many things to like about Pogo.

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Response to riqster (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:31 AM

10. Wiley Catt, Simple J. Malarkey, Mole, lots of characters, I have old beat-up copies.



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Response to bemildred (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:14 PM

6. True ...

but as long as the media points to President Obama, they're able to continue the suspenseful narrative. If they were to focus on Congress ... where the solution lies, someone (in congress) might have to do something that'll subject them to a primary challenge by the nutty wing of their party.

No ... best to lie this at the feet of President Obama and keep the status quo.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:22 PM

7. Sad, but true.

That is the media meme, which does not align with reality. Sigh.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:32 PM

8. But I am glad to see that the President no longer intends to follow that script.

And he seems to be making a public point of that. Having watched in frustration as the two preceding Democratic Presidents both habitually and passively went along with these bizarre games, I am glad to see the change. And the Democrats in Congress seem to have his back on it too, which is in some ways a bigger deal. Carter, for example, had a lot of enemies in his own party, and Clinton had himself.

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