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Frustrated Dems Increasingly Defying Obama...

 
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'As Budget Fight Looms, Obama Sees Defiance in His Own Party'

NEW YORK TIMES: For four years, President Obama counted on fellow Democrats to rally to his side in a series of epic battles with Republicans over the direction of the country. But now, deep in his fifth year in office, Mr. Obama finds himself frustrated by members of his own party weary of his leadership and increasingly willing to defy him.
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In recent weeks, disgruntled Democrats, particularly liberals, have bolted from the White House on issues like National Security Agency surveillance policies, a planned military strike on Syria and the potential choice of Lawrence H. Summers to lead the Federal Reserve. In private, they often sound exasperated describing Mr. Obama’s operation; in public, they are sometimes only a little more restrained.

They complain the White House has not consulted enough and failed to assert leadership. They say Mr. Obama has been too passive and ceded momentum to Republicans. Their grievances are sometimes contradictory; some grouse that he takes on causes he cannot win, while others say he does not fight hard enough for principled positions. The failure to enact tightened gun control laws and the Republican hold on immigration legislation have left liberals little to celebrate this year.

“If you read the papers, you almost think the Republicans are in control,” said Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont, an independent who caucuses with Democrats and vigorously opposed Mr. Summers until he withdrew from consideration. “They’re constantly on the offensive. Democrats are on the defensive.”

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In recent weeks, disgruntled Democrats, particularly liberals, have bolted from the White House...
 Quoting: Metaniomenos


Who'd have thunk it, right?
5a
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The lil emperor has NO clothes...
"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'" — Brian Tracy: Personal and business training author, speaker, and consultant

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In recent weeks, disgruntled Democrats, particularly liberals, have bolted from the White House...
 Quoting: Metaniomenos


Who'd have thunk it, right?
5a
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


Dystopian manifestation of Hegel's drama, perfected:

The are fleeing for two, opposite reasons - either they no longer trust Obama to carry their water, or; they are moving off of ground Zero to give Obama the appearance of the underdog so that Zero has an excuse if he looses... My best is mostly on the latter reason.

They *want* people to think that the (R)s are "in control"... thus get average voters *more* angry with the (R)s. It's clearly an extension of the "blame Bush" strategy.

This isn't about solutions, it's about creating as much animosity as possible
...to destroy the possibility of any solution being "acceptable to the majority". That way, they get to keep the problems and enlarge them; never solving anything, but getting to wield the blame.

The problems are their excuse for *needing moar government*, which is their only REAL agenda point. The blame they extract from those problems is the sword they use against their enemies...
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In recent weeks, disgruntled Democrats, particularly liberals, have bolted from the White House...
 Quoting: Metaniomenos


Who'd have thunk it, right?
5a
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


Dystopian manifestation of Hegel's drama, perfected:

The are fleeing for two, opposite reasons - either they no longer trust Obama to carry their water, or; they are moving off of ground Zero to give Obama the appearance of the underdog so that Zero has an excuse if he looses... My best is mostly on the latter reason.

They *want* people to think that the (R)s are "in control"... thus get average voters *more* angry with the (R)s. It's clearly an extension of the "blame Bush" strategy.

This isn't about solutions, it's about creating as much animosity as possible
...to destroy the possibility of any solution being "acceptable to the majority". That way, they get to keep the problems and enlarge them; never solving anything, but getting to wield the blame.

The problems are their excuse for *needing moar government*, which is their only REAL agenda point. The blame they extract from those problems is the sword they use against their enemies...
 Quoting: LT Prepper


Well said & I hear you, but the little victories along the way still bring a brief smile, even when I know the real agenda is months or years down the road & we're all going to get it in the end either (or both) way(s).
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