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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-06-09 10:21 AM
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10. Funny--I oscillate between your position--or even a slightly more cynical one
(namely that people close to Obama like Rahm are trying to actively sabotage progressive causes)--and a more sanguine hope that this is all part of Obama's style of getting what he wants. In that Pollyanna-like view, he puts up a great show of attempting to accommodate the enemy and then, after they have ungraciously spurned all his "nice guy" efforts, he brings the hammer down and does it in spite of them, leaving them in the dust. There were, after all, a number of occasions during the campaign when it looked as if he just didn't realize how much hot water he was in, with nasty stories flying and a hostile press--and then he would make some perfectly timed and executed move, thereby sinking the attack against him. I hope there's something I haven't figured out here, and this is one of the latter cases.
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