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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Prez

I keep reading questions that say, in essence, "If Obama was so courageous/gutsy/brave to kill Osama bin Laden, why is he so gutless/slow/unable-to-express-rage/bad negotiator on other issues?"
Answer: He did not kill OBL; he gave an order that was executed through a long chain of command on a plan created by others; he just said "Yes." On the other issues - debt-ceiling, single-payer, Bush tax cuts, deficit-reduction - it would have been him nose-to-nose in antagonistic action across the table from hard-ass, bad-guy Republicans. He doesn't have that makeup.


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