Anyway, you missed, or are avoiding, my main point which is that Obama's already restricted his future options, as well as the initiative, by telegraphing what he won't do, and that, to my mind, is a serious mistake.
How is it that you trust Obama to conduct this engagement well when such clear and significant mistakes have been made by him?
I mean what do you expect? Obama places politics and ideology over everything, include integrity, honesty, and principals.
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Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it.” A Doctor called to a radio show & said: "That's the definition of a stool sample"
"Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket," Barack Obama January 2008
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.
It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.
Washington argued that political parties needed to be restrained in a free country with a government empowered by the consent of the governed and established through popular elections. He warned of the possibility fearing they could distract the government from its required duty to the people and even lead to the eradication of the freedoms established by the founding.
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Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?