complain to the white house.
THIS IS THE WAY POLITICS WORKS.
obama negotiates. negotiations go nowhere if you just stare at each other and say "no".
so boner made some proposals. if a deal is to be had, both sides have to look to give the other side SOMETHING to save face with their constituents.
at some point, someone suggested the contents of the trial balloon we're all hearing about an not liking. obama tells boner he'll think about it, i.e., leak it to the public and see how they react.
IF ALL WE DO IS GRIPE ABOUT OBAMA'S NEGOTIATING SKILLS ON DU, THEN WE LOSE AND BONER WINS.
obama needs to be able to go back to boner and say "sorry, i'd love to help you out but look, democrats in congres and the white house got these brazillion emails and phone calls and texts and posts and twits. my constituents won't let me agree to this. i tried, but now YOU gotta give ME something. THAT is how a president negotiates.
THIS IS NOTHING NEW, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT FDR FAMOUSLY ASKED OF HIS CONSTITUENTS.
DON'T (just) COMPLAIN ABOUT OBAMA, **MAKE** HIM DO WHAT WE WANT HIM TO DO!!
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their determined disdain for figures and facts.
their obsequious obsession with character attacks.
their total tolerance of lies.
their focused fixation on sighs.
so little attention is paid to the fact that the person elected could quite literally change the world, in ways big and small, in reach near and far.
and yet instead of insisting on coherent plans the candidates would take to the white house, the media dwells on sweaters and sighs, smirks and quirks, who looks silly in a tank and whose poll numbers sank.
no, we're not to care about what they do, only how they sound, how they look.
a strong-sounding leader is what's important, not whether or not he's a crook.
disastrous policy advanced by a powerful presence cannot fail,
but a panacea from a shrill voice is run out of town on a rail.
i can no longer give them a free pass.
liberal media my ass.