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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:25 AM
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Maddow: “A benchmark day in the Obama presidency”
“A benchmark day in the Obama presidency”
By Greg Sargent

I highly recommend this Rachel Maddow segment on yesterday’s Obama speech, in which she pivots off my take to make the crucial point that yesterday “will go down as a benchmark day in the Obama presidency” and for the “relationship between liberals and their party.” Please watch the whole thing, particularly the nuanced caveats about the speech in Maddow’s discussion with economist Dean Baker.

(Update: The Maddow vidio is in two parts; you need to wait through until the second part to get to the meat of Maddow’s point and the Baker interview.)

Video here
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/42580836#425808...

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/the-...



U.S. President Barack Obama waves to the audience after delivering a speech on the U.S. fiscal and budgetary deficit policy at the George Washington University in Washington, April 13, 2011.
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:08 AM
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1. Indeed!
:applause:

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cilla4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:09 AM
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2. Can't wait to watch these - missed her last night -
I thought it was a brave speech - he told the truth about how our biased system works in favor of the wealthy and powerful. He pulled no punches. On the other hand - how brave is it when, in all honesty, the majority of Americans want to see taxes raised on the wealthy? It's just somewhere most of our leaders never go, including him, in such a pivotal moment...

It's time for us to rally around this unique leader and these principles and agenda. He has put himself out there and shown a stark choice. He surprised many of us in the clarity and eloquence of his outline of what the Dem party stands for. It is for us now to support him in every way we can. I fully intend to!
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cilla4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:27 AM
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3. I also like the uniformity with which the Dem party
is now speaking about tax increases on the wealthiest, and the way Obama wove that in and explained his decision in December to allow the Bush tax cuts to continue (though I was disgusted with it at the time), with his position now, advocating increases. I think Democrats are doing a really admirable job speaking with one voice about the necessity of this.
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SoulSearcher Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:21 AM
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4. Should use another picture though
Reminds one too much of a WWII photo ( the pose)
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Pisces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:24 AM
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5. He was excellent!!
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:33 AM
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6. Hoo-ah!
Enthusiastic K&R
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