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94. ITS NOT A NEW APPROACH... i read it last year in the GOP playbook

these tactics are ANTI-PROGRESSIVE and as much as you might hate SOME OF WHAT HE DOES.... OBAMA is still the best of 2012

i know... and some of what he does disappoints me too... but he DOES try to reach across the aisle (to democrats haha) and he DID get a healthcare plan passed which is NOW covering my twin 22 year old sons.... and he did close PART OF the doughnut hole.... and he has made the TEA PARTY affect on the GOP look stupid.... and he HAS made the world "in general" a safer place.....

SO WHO DO YOU WANT.... palin? Pawlenty? Boner?

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  -Obamas new approach to deficit reduction to include spending on entitlements onehandle  Apr-11-11 07:44 AM   #0 
  - Oh, no, he's got it all wrong. It' supposed to be  Jackpine Radical   Apr-11-11 07:54 AM   #1 
  - it should be "I'll talk left, but I will act right!"  RedCloud   Apr-11-11 10:55 AM   #69 
     - thank you sir, may I have another....  Born Free   Apr-11-11 03:19 PM   #139 
  - "going on the offensive"  vi5   Apr-11-11 07:59 AM   #2 
  - "Sensible!" "Pragmatic!" "Going on the offensive!" "Pull my string!"  WorseBeforeBetter   Apr-11-11 08:34 AM   #9 
  - Well, he's certainly offended me more and more over the last two years.  Divernan   Apr-11-11 08:59 AM   #15 
  - Ditto. I really dislike him now - especially after spending so much time defending him to family  cyberpj   Apr-11-11 10:24 AM   #54 
     - I guaranteed to my Democratic leaning Independent brother that the B*ush tax cuts  Zorra   Apr-11-11 11:09 AM   #81 
     - Also, when he didn't do more while he had the majority in congress was shocking to me. nt  cyberpj   Apr-11-11 11:20 AM   #92 
     - I have problems keeping up.  Telly Savalas   Apr-11-11 10:01 PM   #155 
        - Well he IS the leader of the party isn't he?  cyberpj   Apr-12-11 09:44 AM   #158 
           - he had an angry fire smoldering when he ran in '08 but fire's gone out  wordpix   Apr-13-11 08:04 AM   #161 
     - "I'll vote for Obama in 2012 only because I have no choice."  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 12:59 PM   #121 
     - You've got that right.  OKDem08   Apr-11-11 05:11 PM   #148 
  - I think they meant that his tenure will continue to be offensive.  zogofzorkon   Apr-11-11 09:27 AM   #19 
  - January 20th, 2009  Plucketeer   Apr-11-11 10:42 AM   #62 
  - Not just out of touch, out of sight.  russspeakeasy   Apr-11-11 11:47 AM   #101 
  - So Obama has capitulated completely to Corporatist crap!  Odin2005   Apr-11-11 08:00 AM   #3 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-11-11 09:46 AM   #23 
  - Do you REALLY think it is "capitulation"? It's nothing more than Good Cop/Bad Cop  NorthCarolina   Apr-11-11 10:07 AM   #49 
     - +1  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 12:55 PM   #120 
  - first of all, lose the word "entitlement" altogether  Roy Rolling   Apr-11-11 08:04 AM   #4 
  - I agree, "entitlement", needs to go...  rasputin1952   Apr-11-11 11:00 AM   #72 
  - I agree with your interpretation.  Paper Roses   Apr-11-11 11:13 AM   #86 
     - Totally agree with this  Liberalynn   Apr-11-11 05:55 PM   #150 
  - 100% CORRECT...... please change the title----- just like UNEMPLOYMENT, not  goobergoober01   Apr-11-11 11:00 AM   #73 
  - Why don't we also lose the word "liberal"? Or maybe "activist" ?  defendandprotect   Apr-11-11 11:32 AM   #95 
  - We payed for those things so we're entitled to them.  drm604   Apr-11-11 11:52 AM   #102 
  - NO SHIT. Every time that word is used, it's a win for the other side.  Warren DeMontague   Apr-11-11 12:18 PM   #111 
  - Entitlement is a proper legal term that reflects progressive values.  hack89   Apr-11-11 06:25 PM   #153 
  - I keep waiting for Pres. Obama to  asjr   Apr-11-11 08:15 AM   #5 
  - When are you going to figure out that isn't going to happen?  defendandprotect   Apr-11-11 11:10 AM   #84 
  - Every day it becomes a litlle bit easier to toss up your hands..  Bonhomme Richard   Apr-11-11 08:15 AM   #6 
  - more and more I feel this way  BigD_95   Apr-11-11 10:08 AM   #50 
     - "Sometimes I wish I didn't care so much"  Bonhomme Richard   Apr-11-11 10:47 AM   #65 
     - Turned out, I didn't even vote in my best interest. I voted for Obama.  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 01:05 PM   #122 
  - I feel so hopeful!!!!! n/t  QC   Apr-11-11 08:25 AM   #7 
  - Obama is quite prepared to give it all away  bowens43   Apr-11-11 08:26 AM   #8 
  - I agree.  earthside   Apr-11-11 08:45 AM   #12 
  - Why would someone so utterly averse to conflict go into politics?  QC   Apr-11-11 08:50 AM   #13 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-11-11 09:22 AM   #18 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-11-11 09:40 AM   #20 
  - Well, yeah, there's that question, too.  QC   Apr-11-11 09:52 AM   #45 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-11-11 11:59 AM   #106 
  - Try looking at it the other way around --  defendandprotect   Apr-11-11 11:13 AM   #85 
  - You're assuming he's averse averse to conflict. He fought Hillary for his nomination and he's  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 01:20 PM   #124 
  - and that's the problem  shanti   Apr-11-11 11:07 AM   #79 
  - You think this is "weakness"? Obama is "Superman" when he's standing up for corporations -- !!  defendandprotect   Apr-11-11 11:34 AM   #97 
  - we saw  edhopper   Apr-11-11 08:38 AM   #10 
  - Yep. That was the beginning of the end.  neoralme   Apr-11-11 10:00 AM   #46 
     - Nah.  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 02:08 PM   #129 
  - 3 Wars, Tax Cuts for the Rich, Gas Subsidies, ..oh and we're cutting your medical insurance.  EndElectoral   Apr-11-11 08:39 AM   #11 
  - There are plenty improvements that won't impact Medicare beneficiaries. If that's goal, I'm for it.  Hoyt   Apr-11-11 08:51 AM   #14 
  - Baloney. Obama opens the door, suggests some changes. The  neoralme   Apr-11-11 10:02 AM   #47 
  - Baloney back. There are plenty of people who open up a supposed medical facility and bill Medicare  Hoyt   Apr-11-11 10:29 AM   #56 
     - I know what's going to happen.  neoralme   Apr-11-11 10:41 AM   #59 
        - whats next weeks winning lotto numbers please? n/t  Bodhi BloodWave   Apr-11-11 12:23 PM   #115 
  - There are too many other areas of government waste that can be cut before even looking at medicare  Raschel   Apr-11-11 11:55 AM   #103 
  - If beneficiaries were not going to get hurt, Plouffe would have said that.  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 01:51 PM   #126 
     - How do you get that from what Plouffe said? Are you confusing Plouffe and Ryan?  Hoyt   Apr-11-11 06:41 PM   #154 
  - oh so he admits that he is selling us out AGAIN and that he is only gonna "renew his call "  ElsewheresDaughter   Apr-11-11 09:02 AM   #16 
  - I'm getting curious: when will we grab the pitchforks. We have  neoralme   Apr-11-11 09:04 AM   #17 
  - Good question. I ask it often, 'tho sometimes, I just ask "Is it soup yet?"  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 01:31 PM   #125 
     - Madame Defarge, you mean? There are no Madame Defarges and  neoralme   Apr-11-11 01:57 PM   #128 
        - Yes. My typing is worse than Obama's politics.  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 02:21 PM   #130 
  - Anyone else suspect  nalnn   Apr-11-11 09:40 AM   #21 
  - Absolutely. It's a great performance.  neoralme   Apr-11-11 10:41 AM   #61 
  - All decision making is being removed from public view -- from Congress ...  defendandprotect   Apr-11-11 11:37 AM   #98 
  - I think this was n the works LONG before last week.  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 02:25 PM   #131 
  - Fucking entitlement DINO!  L0oniX   Apr-11-11 09:40 AM   #22 
  - It's an entitlement because you're entitled to it. You're entitled to it BECAUSE you've paid for it.  Demit   Apr-11-11 10:26 AM   #55 
  - "Entitlements" is a corporatist propaganda word  nichomachus   Apr-11-11 09:47 AM   #24 
  - No -- they've simply taken a another word and made it something evil -- !!  defendandprotect   Apr-11-11 11:14 AM   #87 
  - Obama to Put Taxes on Table in Spending Plan  kpete   Apr-11-11 09:51 AM   #25 
  - We were told over and over Obama would not touch social security and any such fears were unfounded  no limit   Apr-11-11 09:51 AM   #26 
  - well, GW Bush campaigned on "Read My Lips ... No New Taxes" ... then BINGO!  MacNfries   Apr-11-11 09:51 AM   #30 
     - And he lost re-election, even after having a 90% approval rating months earlier.  keopeli   Apr-11-11 09:51 AM   #33 
     - Yep. Republican voters were not afraid to have Poppy lose to Clinton, even with Perot in the race.  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 02:36 PM   #133 
     - the elder not younger president bush n/t  alp227   Apr-11-11 11:09 AM   #82 
  - obama just approved extension of bush tax cuts. dr, jekyl & Mr Obama lol nt  msongs   Apr-11-11 09:51 AM   #27 
  - I think you may mean President Obama and Mr. Hyde?  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 02:30 PM   #132 
  - This is a satire, right?  earthside   Apr-11-11 09:51 AM   #28 
  - Yea, cut benefits for poor and needy and raise taxes on the rich...  WCGreen   Apr-11-11 09:51 AM   #29 
  - No, the ill advised tax cuts the half-witted Texan pushed through expired on 12/31/10.  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 02:44 PM   #134 
     - Lol. Yeah I guess we need to call them the Obama tax cuts now.  dkf   Apr-11-11 10:27 PM   #156 
     - The ill advised tax cuts expired for this fiscal year  WCGreen   Apr-13-11 05:06 AM   #159 
  - recommend  xchrom   Apr-11-11 09:51 AM   #31 
  - All the Bush tax cuts need to be rescinded on schedule.  dkf   Apr-11-11 09:51 AM   #32 
  - The Bush tax cuts already expired. Please see Reply 134.  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 02:55 PM   #135 
  - I trust neither Fox nor WSJ, but even a broken clock, you know...  keopeli   Apr-11-11 09:51 AM   #34 
  - Axelrod will hail it as "Compromise." Reid will say: "It's the Best Deal we could Get."  KoKo   Apr-11-11 12:02 PM   #108 
     - Pundits usually miss the mark. Reagan was more liberal than Obama has been. So was Nixon.  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 03:00 PM   #136 
  - Will Obama include ANY attempts to require corps like GE to pay up?  FailureToCommunicate   Apr-11-11 09:51 AM   #35 
  - foxnews....  JTFrog   Apr-11-11 09:51 AM   #36 
  - It's a Wall Street Journal piece. And kpete doesn't sink.  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 03:24 PM   #140 
     - Once upon a time I would have agreed with you.  JTFrog   Apr-11-11 05:57 PM   #151 
  - What he really say's "He also will call for tax increases for people making under $250,000 a year"  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Apr-11-11 09:51 AM   #37 
  - no mention of vast and unnecessary military expenditures...  mike_c   Apr-11-11 09:52 AM   #38 
  - Good messaging at  Kolesar   Apr-11-11 09:52 AM   #42 
  - Military spending is where rich people get their money. Can't cut that. nt  valerief   Apr-11-11 09:52 AM   #43 
  - Obama just got finished extending the Mega Rich tax breaks  Bluenorthwest   Apr-11-11 09:52 AM   #39 
  - You bolded the wrong sentence. The part that stands out to me is  totodeinhere   Apr-11-11 09:52 AM   #40 
  - My money  nalnn   Apr-11-11 09:52 AM   #41 
  - Does cutting Medicare and Medicaid mean no more subsidies for the oil industries? Cuz any other  valerief   Apr-11-11 09:52 AM   #44 
  - Just lip service! Don't expect he'll use much political capital on this. More BS! n/t  dmosh42   Apr-11-11 10:08 AM   #51 
  - Fox News? Well, I hope the portion of the report in the OP is correct  JDPriestly   Apr-11-11 10:18 AM   #52 
  - There isn' a word in the article  creeksneakers2   Apr-11-11 11:04 AM   #77 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-11-11 10:07 AM   #48 
  - HE NEEDS TO PUT THIS ON THE TABLE  SHRED   Apr-11-11 10:21 AM   #53 
  - If that's what you want, you need someone other than Obama in 2012 ---  defendandprotect   Apr-11-11 11:17 AM   #89 
  - NO! Cut the military, corp welfare and tax the rich FIRST, before opening discussion on anything els  on point   Apr-11-11 10:34 AM   #57 
  - One way or the other most Americans get fucked once again but it  Jefferson23   Apr-11-11 10:40 AM   #58 
  - I'm a "liberal Democrat" and still have his back  raouldukelives   Apr-11-11 10:41 AM   #60 
  - Oh, puhleeze.  neoralme   Apr-11-11 10:45 AM   #63 
  - What?  pecwae   Apr-11-11 10:52 AM   #68 
  - .  Doctor_J   Apr-11-11 11:01 AM   #75 
  - Please, please, please .... if you are correct, I'll be working to re-elect. n/t  SomeGuyInEagan   Apr-11-11 12:11 PM   #109 
  - The way it's supposed to go, you help get him elected, then, from the WH, he gets YOUR back.  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 03:10 PM   #137 
  - I'm tapping dancing on the moon  Liberalynn   Apr-11-11 06:02 PM   #152 
  - lulz, thanks for the comic relief  inna   Apr-12-11 02:19 AM   #157 
  - I won't hold my breath but he needs to do this to get my support back  wordpix   Apr-13-11 08:05 AM   #162 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-11-11 10:47 AM   #64 
  - Montreal  BklynThirtyThree   Apr-11-11 10:49 AM   #66 
  - Are You Surprised ?  Arlene McCarthy   Apr-11-11 10:50 AM   #67 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-11-11 10:58 AM   #70 
  - Despite the good and the just  JackInGreen   Apr-11-11 11:00 AM   #71 
  - The Onion always makes my day  Doctor_J   Apr-11-11 11:00 AM   #74 
  - If Obama is talking about preserving funding for education you can bet that  craigmatic   Apr-11-11 11:03 AM   #76 
  - The Dangers of Deficit Reduction  Jefferson23   Apr-11-11 11:06 AM   #78 
  - Ah, but what will our response be: "Fool me once......." --- ?????  defendandprotect   Apr-11-11 11:07 AM   #80 
  - I'm just waiting to see how much he gives up before negotiations start.  Vinca   Apr-11-11 11:10 AM   #83 
  - now he's treaded into inexcusable territory, and i bet some of you say "he'll deserve loss in 2012"  alp227   Apr-11-11 11:17 AM   #88 
  - We need someone step up to primary this PRICK! BO is just another corporate whore.  FreeStateDemocrat   Apr-11-11 11:18 AM   #90 
  - He's Should Run as a Tea Bagger in 2012 n/t  radhika   Apr-11-11 11:18 AM   #91 
  - Well, DU'ers certainly went into 2012 campaign mode last week =-!!  defendandprotect   Apr-11-11 11:41 AM   #100 
  - What does it take to wake up DU?  defendandprotect   Apr-11-11 11:21 AM   #93 
  - +1000  Shining Jack   Apr-11-11 11:57 AM   #105 
  - ITS NOT A NEW APPROACH... i read it last year in the GOP playbook  goobergoober01   Apr-11-11 11:30 AM   #94 
  - It's hard to say that around here. You're the one with balls.  Auntie Bush   Apr-11-11 12:02 PM   #107 
  - The Supreme Court Already is Hard Right  ctwayne   Apr-11-11 12:21 PM   #112 
  - I'll assume you didn't have your reading glasses on.  Auntie Bush   Apr-11-11 01:11 PM   #123 
     - You need a right winger to retire -- who will it be in next four years?  defendandprotect   Apr-11-11 04:48 PM   #146 
  - We've changed from hope to faith? LOL!  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 03:38 PM   #141 
  - Obama "HAS made the world "in general" a safer place"?  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 03:50 PM   #142 
  - Obama has balls -- unfortunately they're for helping the rich -- !!  defendandprotect   Apr-11-11 04:46 PM   #145 
  - Is anyone really surprised? n/t  OhioChick   Apr-11-11 11:34 AM   #96 
  - No. n/t  Jefferson23   Apr-11-11 11:41 AM   #99 
  - Nope.  Shining Jack   Apr-11-11 11:56 AM   #104 
  - Nope.  neoralme   Apr-11-11 12:15 PM   #110 
  - "Everything Is On The Table"*  Warren DeMontague   Apr-11-11 12:22 PM   #113 
  - Told you so. Again.  Zhade   Apr-11-11 12:23 PM   #114 
  - Plouffe said Obama will use a scalpel and not a machete  AlbertCat   Apr-11-11 12:40 PM   #116 
  - Start with no health insurance coverage for members of Congress  kiranon   Apr-11-11 12:44 PM   #117 
  - They're not affected by Boehnbama policies. They're in a protected class.  valerief   Apr-11-11 12:53 PM   #119 
  - Maybe some of the cuts will be  Politicalboi   Apr-11-11 12:52 PM   #118 
  - Sure would be nice to have a Democrat in office  RussBLib   Apr-11-11 01:53 PM   #127 
  - whoo--didn't see this coming!  librechik   Apr-11-11 03:11 PM   #138 
  - We needed FDR. We got Hoover.  No Elephants   Apr-11-11 04:03 PM   #143 
  - +1000% -- exactly -- !!  defendandprotect   Apr-11-11 04:49 PM   #147 
  - When election campaigns are fueled by corporate spending  They_Live   Apr-11-11 04:09 PM   #144 
  - Obama AGAIN uses Republican framing prior to the debate  _ed_   Apr-11-11 05:44 PM   #149 
  - here's hoping the entitlements he's talking about are corporate welfare  wordpix   Apr-13-11 08:02 AM   #160 

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