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Response to TM99 (Reply #8)

Fri May 1, 2015, 05:29 AM

12. Did you watch or read Obama's 2012 nomination speech?

I know we have agreed in another forum and I fear you may malign me for saying this, but Obama has been pretty consistent with the things within his power. I think because he had Congress for less than a few months (filibuster override) he was really limited in what he could do. But what he could do, he did.

He put his focus on the ACA, and I don't fault him for that. I fault the Democrats who killed the public option, and I fault those who think he didn't try. The votes just weren't there, and it freaking sucks.

Future presidential candidates need to make it super clear that they need congress to enact anything they're discussing beyond a federal level action. It's just dishonest to run a campaign calling for random crap if they don't acknowledge they must have congress behind them.

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