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CherylK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 05:55 PM
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Young Turks: Obama's Poker Strategy
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfqE1OpHrnc
 
Posted on YouTube: December 09, 2010
By YouTube Member: TheYoungTurks
Views on YouTube: 14117
 
Posted on DU: December 11, 2010
By DU Member: CherylK
Views on DU: 1240
 
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-12-...
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rabies1 Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:16 PM
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1. I am reminded of another card game "Bridge"
You know, where someone has the "dummy" hand.
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Truth2Pwer Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:24 PM
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2. The strategy is simple...if you think about it
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quark219 Donating Member (311 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:32 PM
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3. WHOA! Did you hear Cenk's footnote after the screen went black? {N/T}
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freedom fighter jh Donating Member (490 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:54 PM
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4. He didn't seem risk averse during the campaign.
If you run for president, the most likely outcome is that you're going to get the crap beaten out of you, and then you're going to lose. Obama had to know that when he started, and he handled it with unflappability.
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timefortherevolution Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:03 PM
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5. "I can't get a primary opponent quick enough". YEAH CENK!!
NOR CAN I????????????????
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:41 PM
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6. Me either.
Sanders/Kucinich '12!
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Red Knight Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 06:11 AM
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7. However you look at it
He's been terrible for the left.

He's doing more to single handidly destroy the party than any Republican ever has.

And I'm not so sure I'd say he's only 30 percent complicit. His actions(catfood commission, burying the public option and lying about it, giveaways to the drug companies, enthusiasm for war,and on and on)suggest otherwise.

He does not govern as a Democrat should govern.

And his shyness about fighting? That doesn't seem to be a problem when he's fighting the left. Heck, he'll go to Kucinich's district and put the heat on--no problem--while ripping the AFL-CIO a new one for daring to go for Blanche Lincoln's primary opponent.

He doesn't even seem to want any help from the left for left leaning issues. He wants the opposite.

Complicit?

Oh-yeah.
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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:12 AM
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8. If this was a multiple choice question...
A. He's a wuss

B. For whatever reason, he has betrayed us

C. He's was the Manchurian Candidate

D. A and C

I'd go with D.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:42 AM
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9. I wish I could believe he is only 'weak'.
I can't believe anyone would be weak enough to appoint a deficit commission that HE KNEW would bolster right wing talking points about the nature and causes of the deficit. That isn't weakness, that is premeditation.
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