Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Give Them Hell Barry...I hope

President Obama is the ultimate reconciler. As a man who is multi-racial and has a multi-ethnic family as well, he has astutely learned - and mastered to a large extent - how to bring folks together.

His presidential vision for our country was to write a new chapter in our country's divided states (thanks Field)- bring red states and blue states together in one purple mosaic.

President Obama deliberately set out to change the tone in DC.

The GOP knew this and have deftly converted this principled objective to become the president's greatest weakness.

After two years of trying to find a sincere dancing partner in the GOP - much to the chagrin of his base - President Obama appears to be ready to draw the proverbial line in the sand.

Is this a new strategy or the beginning of a new political campaign - subsequent actions will tell...

President Barack Obama finally gave his liberal critics exactly what they wanted.

His tough opening bid on deficit reduction and his feisty, defiant speech from the White House Monday were greeted with almost incredulous joy by progressives who have urged Obama to take this kind of hard line with Republicans since the day he was elected.

After two years of disappointing compromises on health care, Wall Street reform, climate change and the Bush-era tax cuts — and nearly one year after Obama’s centrist tack in reaction to the 2010 midterm elections — Obama is now singing from the left’s playbook
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