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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-10-13 09:02 AM
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1. I don't know how many Democrats would fight Obama on this. I believe they would have
Edited on Wed Jul-10-13 09:29 AM by No Elephants
fought Bush or Romney or any Republican President on it. But, will they fight a Democratic president?

In any event, the Democratic Party, of which Obama is the head, will not fight him on it as a Party. And many who voted for him will, as usual, deny, rationalize and support, either because they idolize Obama or are loyal Democrats or both. (This is why I do not subscribe to the so-called "Lesser of Two Evils" theory. Often, the net result with which it leaves us may well be the greater evil.) Although this time, they can't blame this on Lieberman or Blue Dogs (as if Obama isn't a Blue Dog!) or Congress or Republicans.

Since HRC literally looks as though she is running in 2016 (new do, shedding lbs, maybe a little cosmetic alteration going on, plus she joined Twitter last month), they may not even try to palm it off on her. Maybe the bots will try to say Kerry made it worse? Unless he makes it to the SCOTUS or some world position, SOS is probably his last official position, anyway?

The Republicans are not going to give it serious opposition (beyond kabuki) as this seems to be the wet dream of ALEC's international counterpart (whose name I unfortunately always forget), although Republicans may pretend to hate it and squawk and make it even worse.

However, the Green Party is going to give opposition a shot.

How the Green Party fights the duopoly on this, I have no clue. They say there is strength in numbers. They also say money talks. Also might makes right.

None of those things are on the side of the Green Party when it tries to fight the duopoly/plutocracy.

If Wyden runs in 2016, I'd choose him over HRC any day of the week and twice on Tuesdays.
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