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The Big Lie About ‘Reconciliation’

Posted on Mar 3, 2010

By E.J. Dionne

WASHINGTON—For those who feared that Barack Obama did not have any Lyndon Johnson in him, the president’s determination to press ahead and get health care reform done in the face of Republican intransigence came as something of a relief.

Obama’s critics have regularly accused him of not being as tough or wily or forceful as LBJ was in pushing through civil rights and the social programs of his Great Society. Obama seemed willing to let Congress go its own way and was so anxious to look bipartisan that he wouldn’t even take his own side in arguments with Republicans.

Those days are over. On Wednesday, the president made clear what he wants in a health care bill, and he urged Congress to pass it by the most expeditious means available.

He was also clear on what bipartisanship should mean—and what it can’t mean. Democrats, who

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  • Just wait until November and you'll see a new definition of reconciliation.

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    • Dream on moron .

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    • no wonder your a democrat, your heads firmly planted in the sand.

      I live in the universe of reality, you go on and play in wonderland, douche

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    • Brain dead byron speaks . Guess what just because fox says it that doesn't make it true you fool .

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    • hey douche, you seen the last three special elections? Did you notice that Massachusetts went to a Republican? open your eyes and use your brain

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    • What reality is that BYRON?....LOL...that little bubble called LaLa ConLand in the USofA?....the one that the globe laughs at daily?

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  • republicans will be mad, democrats will be sorry. Who the faq cares they dont work for us any how. They work for big corporations, so stop fighting little girls. You are worthless to D.C.

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  • And watch them lose thier jobs when they pass it.

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  • The Democrats had a super majority and still couldn't get it done. The American people are overwhelmingly opposed to this government takeover and the first Man Child in Chief is on the record condemning the Nuclear Option(which is what it was called before the Democrats decided to use it) and now this lying dirtbag is going to ram it down our throats?

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  • Dam what the people think...The "Ruler" has spoken"!

    You democrats thought Bush was bad...come on now. This dude is Bush on STEROIDS and you continue to back his Regime.

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  • The boy king put all his chicken in one bucket and is going to sit back and watch as it festers into a moldy clump of bones and beaks. He laid out his cards on the table and has no where to hide when it fails.

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  • Go Obama!...show those blocking repug turds how to lead!

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