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Czar One Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:09 AM
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I Hope that Obama is Being Deceptive
Not about policy, not about commitment to a public option in health care reform, but rather, in the continued references he has made to "bipartisanship" and "working with the other side."

Uggh!

You know, a friend of mine---who's a teensy bit older and a helluva lot wiser than I---has assured me that the President's "kumbaya" representations are but a ploy: a sop, if you will, to any independents in this country who still, for irrational reasons known but to they and God, believe that the GOP has a sliver of interest in anything other than the status quo or worse!

I am hoping that my friend is correct, I am praying that she speaks the future, because, if I hear the "bp" word just three times more from Obama & Co., then I will go batshit-crazier than Michele Bachmann's creepy older sister!
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Czar One Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:04 AM
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1. You DO realize I'm on YOUR SIDE
Do you not?
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lillypaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:35 AM
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2. Yep
I figured so.
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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:13 AM
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3. There are still a lot of Americans that are turned off by the hyper-partisanship.
My guess is that Obama sees them as potential swing voters if he can stick the repubs with the "blindly partisan" tag. Of course, he already has enough Democrats in Congress to pass legislation, if he can get them to work together (a tall order indeed). So he can be "partisan" when he needs to get something passed and "bipartisan" the rest of the time in order, he hopes, to win over the voters who say they prefer "bipartisanship".
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