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enlightenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-10 11:24 AM
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16. A bit disingenuous to suggest that the President did not make
his beliefs known about health care - when he most certainly did - but this sort of comment is pretty typical around DU.

If a good thing happens, the President is completely responsible for it happening and we should all acknowledge his superior power to lead.
If a bad thing happens, the President mustn't shoulder an iota of blame, because Congress makes all the laws and there's just nothing the President can do about it.

A nice job, if you can get it.
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  -So, We Were Pissed When BO Didn't Offer His Own Plan on HCR, Leaving It To Congress stopbush  Dec-09-10 11:08 AM   #0 
  - DU = BLAME OBAMA FOR THE REPUBLICAN NON STOP FILLUBUSTER  dennis4868   Dec-09-10 11:09 AM   #1 
  - yay! i swear, some people are only happy when they're miserable.  dionysus   Dec-09-10 11:11 AM   #4 
  - that about sums it up-  Bluerthanblue   Dec-09-10 11:10 AM   #2 
  - Blame Obama. Now and forever.  Scurrilous   Dec-09-10 11:11 AM   #3 
  - I guess the truth can be seen in what he chooses to offer, and to publicly fight for. nt  NorthCarolina   Dec-09-10 11:12 AM   #5 
  - What he offered at first was an extension on the middle-class cuts  stopbush   Dec-09-10 11:15 AM   #9 
  - If he hadn't managed to get it so wrong in both instances,  Jamastiene   Dec-09-10 11:12 AM   #6 
  - You're sayin... and I'm agreein.  donheld   Dec-09-10 11:15 AM   #8 
  - Kinda weird isn't it?  jaxx   Dec-09-10 11:13 AM   #7 
  - See my post in this thread. How can you be so disingenuous?  jpgray   Dec-09-10 11:26 AM   #17 
     - The congress wrote the bill.  jaxx   Dec-09-10 11:39 AM   #22 
  - As always, there are differing opinions on this as there were on HCR - but "we"  gateley   Dec-09-10 11:15 AM   #10 
  - Give me a break. I use "we" in the editorial sense,  stopbush   Dec-09-10 11:19 AM   #12 
     - Non, ma raison d'tre, c'est que je suis fatigu de DUers critiquer DUers autres.  gateley   Dec-09-10 11:41 AM   #23 
        - So, you're tired of DUers criticizing other DUers  stopbush   Dec-09-10 11:47 AM   #25 
           - Yeah, you're right. I've been on a tear this morning for some reason. I'm going to  gateley   Dec-09-10 11:49 AM   #26 
  - This is actually a very salient point. Obama acted because Congress had not in the past.  Tatiana   Dec-09-10 11:16 AM   #11 
  - This explains a lot about why President Obama did what he did re HCR:  Pirate Smile   Dec-09-10 11:19 AM   #13 
  - Who made the deal with Billy Tauzin?  jpgray   Dec-09-10 11:28 AM   #18 
  - so we were right twice  lame54   Dec-09-10 11:20 AM   #14 
  - Short memory? Selective memory?  jpgray   Dec-09-10 11:20 AM   #15 
  - Are you really saying that BO making a deal with drug companies  stopbush   Dec-09-10 11:39 AM   #21 
     - This, to you, is leaving it to Congress?  jpgray   Dec-09-10 11:52 AM   #27 
  - A bit disingenuous to suggest that the President did not make  enlightenment   Dec-09-10 11:24 AM   #16 
  - Congress brought a bill forward and voted on it .  Bandit   Dec-09-10 11:29 AM   #19 
  - So, let me see if I have this right.  dgibby   Dec-09-10 11:34 AM   #20 
  - +1  myrna minx   Dec-09-10 12:19 PM   #29 
  - And now  Life Long Dem   Dec-09-10 11:44 AM   #24 
  - When you look at who was invited to the meeting, the time-lines, the ratios of who pays what  mrdmk   Dec-09-10 12:18 PM   #28 
  - "Made a deal giving the Republicans everything they want" is not "offered a plan."  DirkGently   Dec-09-10 01:21 PM   #30 
  - Is this today's new talking point?  readmoreoften   Dec-09-10 01:22 PM   #31 
     - If so, it's a talking point that I started.  stopbush   Dec-09-10 04:13 PM   #32 

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