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September 09, 2011


Obama Vows to Run Against Congress

Howard Kurtz is told that President Obama "has vowed to campaign against the GOP if the party balks at passing his jobs bill, and believes he can rally public opinion to his side. That should please his disaffected liberal loyalists, who are fed up with Obama's appeals to bipartisanship, which always seem to end with John Boehner's crowd kicking sand in his face."

"The president is said to believe that the country faces a second recession if he doesn't push through the $450 billion package -- and by laying out an ambitious plan, he has positioned himself to blame the Republicans if the economy tanks."

Jonathan Cohn: "It will take a sustained campaign -- one Obama cannot wage alone, but one only he can lead."












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