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liberalpragmatist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-01-09 12:36 PM
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3. Agreed.
Both handwringing about Obama has failed AND gloats that he's a genius are premature. I just think this article is a useful corrective that illustrates why Obama has done what he has done and why it may be a good strategy.

But you're right that we won't know for sure until this battle is over.
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  -Is Obama Playing This Exactly Right? liberalpragmatist  Sep-01-09 12:27 PM   #0 
  - Exactly Right? Only In Hindsight Will We Know How Well It Was Played  Beetwasher   Sep-01-09 12:32 PM   #1 
  - Agreed.  liberalpragmatist   Sep-01-09 12:36 PM   #3 
  - +1 and by then it will be too late, but to date I still think  Better Today   Sep-01-09 01:18 PM   #12 
  - Anyone who thinks Obama didn't learn anything from 1994 really doesn't get it.  NYC_SKP   Sep-01-09 12:33 PM   #2 
  - I hope ya'll are right...for this country's sake. I cannot deal with another Repuke dynasty! n/t  Liberal_Stalwart71   Sep-01-09 01:05 PM   #7 
  - Try to take solace by remembering that he whipped Clinton in the primaries.  NYC_SKP   Sep-01-09 01:22 PM   #13 
     - Right, but like "Dumbya" Bush who was great at winning elections and not so good  Liberal_Stalwart71   Sep-01-09 02:07 PM   #19 
  - Yet again, he's given the opposition enough rope...  JuniperLea   Sep-01-09 01:11 PM   #8 
  - I LOL at how they've played out all their Kookie Kards. Now we can have an adult conversation...  NYC_SKP   Sep-01-09 01:33 PM   #14 
     - Me too...  JuniperLea   Sep-01-09 02:08 PM   #20 
  - I think he's not only looking at 1994, but also at 1936 -  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-01-09 01:39 PM   #16 
     - IIRC, Social Security started out as a very small and limited program...  NYC_SKP   Sep-01-09 02:14 PM   #21 
  - Has Obama Played Health Care Exactly Right? Does It Even Matter?  babylonsister   Sep-01-09 12:45 PM   #4 
  - The fact that Dole was on TV saying that Obama needed to put his name  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-01-09 01:45 PM   #17 
  - It's not conventional wisdom...  Gman   Sep-01-09 12:56 PM   #5 
  - I really have my doubts, People fall in love with hope and promise, but  HereSince1628   Sep-01-09 12:59 PM   #6 
  - Oh I don't deny he's playing it just right. For which side, though?  rudy23   Sep-01-09 01:12 PM   #9 
  - Ornstein makes some good points that are based in reality.  Phx_Dem   Sep-01-09 01:12 PM   #10 
  - Exactly right? No but pretty close  SpartanDem   Sep-01-09 01:15 PM   #11 
  - What better time to start regaining control of the message?  Proud Liberal Dem   Sep-01-09 01:56 PM   #18 
  - I agree it has been better for our side than many realize  SpartanDem   Sep-01-09 05:53 PM   #26 
     - The media has the attention span of a gnat  Proud Liberal Dem   Sep-01-09 06:51 PM   #27 
  - I'm pretty much with you on this - I think he just might be counting on the drama  blm   Sep-01-09 03:59 PM   #25 
  - Exactly Right ??? ....LOL  bvar22   Sep-01-09 01:36 PM   #15 
  - If he was a super-duper, 3D chessmaster, you will all have single-payer in a year  Oregone   Sep-01-09 03:28 PM   #22 
  - Single-payer was DOA before the Democratic primaries even started.  SIMPLYB1980   Sep-01-09 03:48 PM   #23 
     - Then fuck the Democrats  Oregone   Sep-01-09 03:57 PM   #24 
        - Exactly!  TankLV   Sep-01-09 10:55 PM   #30 
  - No  notesdev   Sep-01-09 10:51 PM   #28 
  - No - it's doesn't look good at all...  TankLV   Sep-01-09 10:51 PM   #29 
     - No fight whatsoever in this WH just a bunch of passive bs  democracy1st   Sep-02-09 01:54 AM   #31 

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