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Ed Rendell Says Obama Errored

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  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    I just listened to the former Governor of Pennsylvania saying that the SOTU speech was going along just fine UNTIL Obama said, referencing all the people he named in various shooting incidences across the U.S., "They all deserve a vote, EVEN IF YOU VOTE NO." I have to disagree with the Governor because I think this statement was added to entice the Republicans to do just that--vote no. This way their constituents, and all Americans, will be able to see how each of them voted, and thus hold it against them in the next election. Even though the election is two years away, the Democrats will hang onto this voting record and use it as ammunition against their respective opponents across the country when the time comes. If this was his plan, I applaud the President for it.
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Given that Speaker Boehner protects his people by not allowing certain bills to even come to the floor for a vote, President Obama is applying the pressure to have a vote. And if the vote on gun control is blocked in the House or filibustered in the Senate, then it would be right for the President to go to the people again and again and call it obstructionism.

    Yes...this and other votes could be used against Republicans in 2014, and that's why they don't vote. Mostly they are in recess anyway.
  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    Right on Schmidt, RECESS and how many thousands of dollars a year do they make for the how many days (11-3) do they work? Gravy train employment (not work) for obscene money. A true slap in the face for tax-paying American citizens.