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What are they gonna do? Steal some more caucuses?

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President Obama is reconstituting the team that helped him win the White House to counter Republican challenges in the midterm elections and recalibrate after political setbacks that have narrowed his legislative ambitions.

So, they're going to do what they always do: Double down. Party like it's 2008!

The answer, as ever, is good policy. Good policy means good politics. Obama showed in 2009 he didn't understand that or didn't care to understand it. So he plans to do the same thing and expect a different result. I'm so looking forward to the 2010 primaries.

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Submitted by illusionofjoy on

I'll start and everyone else can join in.

In Pennsylvania, the Obama machine continues to cram Arlen Specter down our throats over Joseph Sestak. Result: Pat Toomey wins his first senate term.

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Submitted by vastleft on

"good for whom?"

Do you have any bets on how quickly folks will join the class of 201x and catch onto the fact that Obama doesn't want "good policy," in the sense of "good for us the people"?

My bets are that it will never happen in large numbers. Instead, he'll increasingly be seen by large #s as weak and ineffective. The ol' incompetence dodge, which may get Brown or Palin elected but which won't bust the two-party system for the one-party system it is.

Are there second acts in American Kool-Aid? Can he pull off the ol' fool-me-twice?

Unfortunately, Obama's best friend would be shock doctrine politics, so like Bush he can become our Serious Hero in, say, bunker-busting Iran. Let us hope, as they say, that his best and brightest don't decide to play that card.

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Submitted by tarheel-leftist85 on

that we'll continue to feed the symbiotic "competing" legacy parties (and thus their klepto, rent-seeking friends) b/c of the perception that Dems/Obama are incompetent or weak. I continually have to suggest to my family/friends that, no, Dems know exactly what they're doing and they're doing it very effectively. And now that you mention it, we just might find ourselves in another "war" so that the bankster-in-chief can save his scrawny ass from being held to account. Instead of Iran, however, it might be Colombia/Venezuela. The Chicago Boys still have economic shock therapy to be done in South America.

Submitted by Paul_Lukasiak on

“The process often overwhelmed the substance,” said Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director. “We need to find ways to try to rise above the maneuvering.”

Its like they forgot that Obama ran his entire campaign based on his mastery of "process"....

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Submitted by Davidson on

When it was the entire system being rigged in their favor, from the caucuses to a misogynistic culture to the media, and even then they needed superdelegates and the flat-out theft and fraud that was the RBC decision.

They remind me of Goldman Sachs employees who believe they earn their salaries and bonuses.

Unlike Goldman, though, they won't be bailed out by the public.