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Response to joshcryer (Reply #12)

Fri May 1, 2015, 06:44 AM

16. I did.

 

I won't malign you.

When he did have Congress, he didn't use it to his advantage. When faced with opposition by a GOP Congress, he compromises. Now when faced by Democratic opposition to a policy (the TPP), he comes out swinging. He is consistent. I just don't think that consistency has been what we needed after Bush.

He was also a part of the killing of the public option. There is plenty of blame to go all around there.

I agree with your last statement, but Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, and Bush 2 got a lot of what they wanted without constantly 'needing' Congress. I honestly believe Obama simply does not want to govern and has not governed as an FDR style Democrat. He is a neo-liberal which is far more like an old school moderate Republican. He likes corporations, privitization, the war on terror, and the surveillance state. I don't think he fought or pushed for things with Congress cause he did not want those things himself, despite what he said during his two campaigns.

History will tell for sure even if we are both too close living in it to know for sure.

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