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Response to Chakab (Reply #47)

Sun Jun 28, 2015, 01:33 AM

48. Because a large portion of democratic base

 

is screaming "it's a steaming pile of shit!" despite not one of them having seen the final deal.
Sometimes you have to cater to the paranoid portions of your base despite their ignorance.

The idea the dems would be responsible for taking away the same power every president has had for decades preceding Obama is ridiculous and would have been reprehensible had they actually done it.

But look at what he got from it. He got the deal in the end, not that it was really ever in question, and the Dems with the largest constituency of "it's a steaming pile" get to stand up and say I tried to stop it!

So Obama who isn't up for re election gets to continue negotiating the deal without having it blow apart because of a congreess who cant vote on something up or down without playing stupid games, meanwhile it builds loyalty with people that think their congres critter stood up against the evil empire! Win win for him and the democrats in general.

Basic politics. Not really 12 dimensional it has been going on for years and years.

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