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Don't say I didn't warn you. [Dec. 7th, 2010|08:50 am]
Charlotte Doyle
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I know this is probably going to sound ridiculous, given that my fellow Democrats have given up long ago, but, nonetheless - I've finally gotten fed up with Obama for ceding ground. Health care was a little disappointing, but I could accept the political necessity of the sacrifices that were made. But this? Instead of fixing a major debt problem by allowing tax cuts that never should have been enacted to expire, we're compounding the problem by adding new ones while simultaneously extending unemployment insurance? Yeah, this is going to work out great.

Also, it would be nice if the Republicans stopped acting like kindergartners. Their entire political stance is "I can't hear you; I'm not even listening!" Ok, that's not entirely fair. There's also a bit of "I know you are but what am I?" and "I'm not touching you!"

[User Picture]From: luke123
2010-12-07 03:35 pm (UTC)
CLLLLaaaaaaaire! The Democrats aren't liiiistening to me.
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[User Picture]From: luke123
2010-12-07 03:55 pm (UTC)
By the way, thank goodness the Democrats didn't do what I thought they were doing when I read your post -- permanently extending the Bush era tax cuts. Two years is a compromise but they did just landslide. I'm still an Obama-ite, even if I know the frustrated train is just around the corner.
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[User Picture]From: nightswatch
2010-12-07 05:53 pm (UTC)
I'm not going to weigh in on the dynamics of compromise, but yeah, I got a kick out of the fact that the "compromise" meant we cut revenue and increased spending.

Democracy is so dumb! Vetinari for President hostile coup 2012 any day now.
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[User Picture]From: chlorinegoddess
2010-12-07 09:21 pm (UTC)
And now, the Obama administration just announced it has "given up" attempts to convince Israel to renew the ban on settlements. Meaning no Israeli-Palestinian deal.

I think Obama is confused on the "day that will live in infamy" concept. He's taken it as "the day I give up on all principles, ever, and just admit that I can't make anyone do anything even as president of the United States." Take a note from FDR, Obama! This is the day of your great rousing of the American spirit!
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