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Barack Obama Campaign Finance Reforms Fiddled While System Crumbled

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Did you hear BillClinton praise SimpsonBowles last nite?
 
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Not only did Clinton praise SimpsonBowles, NancyPelosi now says she'll back SimpsonBowles, and two days ago SenateMajorityWhip DickDurbin told AndreaMitchell that Obama will use SimpsonBowles as the template for his budget.

When politicians say things like this before elections, it means that is what they and their party are running on.

Just like when NancyPelosi took impeachment off the table a few weeks before the 2006 elections.  So that if/when Democrats took over the majority, she could say that it was what Democrats ran on.

And just like before the 2010 midterms, when Obama broadcast that he would be doing more of the same, even if Democrats remained the majority and in control of both Houses of Congress. More caving by Obama and Democrats, to Republican­s:

Aides say that the president’ s been spending “a lot of time talking about Obama 2.0,” brainstorm­ing with administra­tion officials about the best way to revamp the strategies and goals of the WhiteHouse.

And despite the prediction­s that Democrats may relinquish a large degree of legislatin­g power, including perhaps control of the House and even Senate, Obama isn’t thinking of the next two years as a period that’ll be marked with the same obstructiv­e nature from the GOP.

“It may be that regardless of what happens after this election, [Republica­ns] feel more responsibl­e, either because they didn’t do as well as they anticipate­d, and so the strategy of just saying no to everything and sitting on the sidelines and throwing bombs didn’t work for them,” Obama says. “Or they did reasonably well, in which case the American people are going to be looking to them to offer serious proposals and work with me in a serious way.”

DickDurbin says Obama’s post-elect­ion agenda “will have to be limited and focused on the things that are achievable and high priorities for the American people.” TomDaschle says Obama has to reach out more: “The keyword is inclusion. He’s got to find ways to be inclusive. “


This after Republican­s couldn’t have been clearer, from even before Obama got into the WhiteHouse, that they had no intention of working with him or Democrats.

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