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Kent Conrad suggests that Obama play around GOP tactics.

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    Kent Conrad has suggested that Obama not openly support the Bowles-Simpson budget plan. He advises that "[Obama] need[s] to make the case for why it's necessary, but [he] need[s] those of us in Congress to work it out."

    Conrad expressed that he is fearful of the GOP obstructionist tactic getting in the way of passing the plan. Anything and everything that Obama tries to do runs into a GOP that just wants to stall the government and then blame the failure on the President. Even if the idea is historically bipartisan.

    Conrad knows that we need to have this bipartisan budget pass. And there is nothing that drops GOP support like the approval of Obama.