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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:22 PM

Maddow: Obama’s stance on debt ceiling shows ‘evolution’ in strategy

Rachel Maddow said on her Friday night show that Obama’s first term taught the president some tough lessons on partisanship and pushing his agenda.

The book Do Not Ask What Good We Do, by Robert Draper, and a new PBS documentary about the GOP’s plans to obstruct Obama’s agenda, illustrate just how determined the party has been to stop the new president from carrying out his agenda. “They decided that they needed to begin to fight Obama on everything,” the documentary says.

“This evolution in the president’s strategy for dealing with Republicans and recognizing their strategy against him and knowing what he can and cannot expect to get out of them. On the last business day of his first term, it paid off today,” as they offered a three-month extension on the debt ceiling, which Maddow called a “cave” on the part of the GOP.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:33 PM

1. So, ass kicking works better than ass kissing. Better late than never.

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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:34 PM

2. According to Clyburn it is not a cave--but a camouflage--

--an attempt to shift the timeline to coincide with other deadlines...like the continuing resolution keeping government running, and fiscal "cliff" deadline.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46979745/#50518216

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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:12 PM

3. I'm amazed that PBS is actually showing such a documentary!

Finally. More please. You can never have too much fact-based reporting.

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