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rury Donating Member (629 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 06:05 PM
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41. Kudos to Chait for debunking Westen's bullshit!!
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  -Chait piles on Westen too Recursion  Aug-08-11 08:21 AM   #0 
  - Rec.  jefferson_dem   Aug-08-11 08:30 AM   #1 
  - Bush didn't appoint Democrats to major cabinet positions  Enrique   Aug-08-11 08:44 AM   #2 
  - Every President appoints people from the other party to the cabinet  Recursion   Aug-08-11 08:57 AM   #5 
  - No, they don't.  jeff47   Aug-08-11 09:12 AM   #14 
     - Plus, most of the cabinet Dems are DLC/Third Way. He has a  alsame   Aug-08-11 09:21 AM   #16 
     - Clinton's cabinet 100% Democratic? Er uh you are wrong  wndycty   Aug-08-11 09:32 AM   #17 
  - Who gives a fucking shit what Bush or didn't do? Bush is a moron.  phleshdef   Aug-08-11 11:24 AM   #34 
     - Jonathan fucking Chait does  Enrique   Aug-08-11 11:26 AM   #35 
        - I don't believe Mr. J.F. Chait used Bush as an example of how a President should do things.  phleshdef   Aug-08-11 11:50 AM   #36 
  - Ah yes, the President is powerless.  jeff47   Aug-08-11 08:51 AM   #3 
  - Sorry, I can't wait 30 years like Conservatives did  Recursion   Aug-08-11 08:58 AM   #6 
  - Then you lose.  jeff47   Aug-08-11 09:02 AM   #8 
  - Actually, he's a king and should rule at will, regardless of any political realities  jefferson_dem   Aug-08-11 09:10 AM   #13 
     - Nice straw man  jeff47   Aug-08-11 09:20 AM   #15 
        - Poster who announces "the President is powerless"  jefferson_dem   Aug-08-11 09:33 AM   #18 
           - It's especially puzzling because, well, Obama is a pretty effective storyteller  Recursion   Aug-08-11 09:41 AM   #22 
           - He is....when he bothers to tell a story.  jeff47   Aug-08-11 11:18 AM   #30 
           - Did I really need to use the sarcasm tag for you?  jeff47   Aug-08-11 11:16 AM   #29 
  - Whatever the reasons, Obama has spent too much time behind the scenes  BeyondGeography   Aug-08-11 08:53 AM   #4 
  - The policy arguments have been "on our side" for decades but people don't vote on them  Recursion   Aug-08-11 08:59 AM   #7 
     - People don't vote on them because we do our best to hide our position.  jeff47   Aug-08-11 09:05 AM   #10 
     - Well, Obama did, explicitly  Recursion   Aug-08-11 09:39 AM   #21 
        - Obama is a party? (nt)  jeff47   Aug-08-11 11:11 AM   #28 
        - No, He gave up from the beginning  Armstead   Aug-08-11 11:21 AM   #32 
           - Oh, right  Recursion   Aug-08-11 12:17 PM   #38 
     - So the presidency isn't worth a damn until school boards come around?  BeyondGeography   Aug-08-11 09:06 AM   #11 
     - Basically; that's what Ralph Reed figured out years ago  Recursion   Aug-08-11 09:35 AM   #19 
     - Obama campaigned for Blanche Lincoln  Enrique   Aug-08-11 09:09 AM   #12 
        - In the primary? You really want a President campaigning against incumbents in primaries?  Recursion   Aug-08-11 09:38 AM   #20 
           - Blanche Lincoln FILIBUSTERED Obama  Enrique   Aug-08-11 09:50 AM   #23 
              - That didn't make much sense, at all.  Supersedeas   Aug-09-11 11:05 AM   #42 
  - The  ProSense   Aug-08-11 09:04 AM   #9 
  - And Obama and the Mushy Faction of Democrats really capitalized on that  Armstead   Aug-08-11 11:20 AM   #31 
  - There must have been a talking points email this morning.  sudopod   Aug-08-11 09:52 AM   #24 
  - I think a lot of us just read Chait, plus Yglesias and Klein linked to him  Recursion   Aug-08-11 09:56 AM   #26 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-08-11 09:56 AM   #25 
  - Yes, yes, the messenger has been shot in the head  Recursion   Aug-08-11 10:00 AM   #27 
     - No, Obama has not done what you claim he has done.  jeff47   Aug-08-11 11:21 AM   #33 
        - It is an absolute lie to claim he did not campaign on repealing the tax cuts  Recursion   Aug-08-11 12:12 PM   #37 
           - Go read my post again.  jeff47   Aug-08-11 05:54 PM   #40 
  - Kicking and Recommending!!! + Infinity!! n/t  Liberal_Stalwart71   Aug-08-11 05:00 PM   #39 
  - Kudos to Chait for debunking Westen's bullshit!!  rury   Aug-08-11 06:05 PM   #41 

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