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Killing Them with Kindness: The Key to Obama’s (Reid’s) strategy of “compromise”

August 19, 2010

If Mike’s comment to me below is right about this, then Harry Reid has been reading Sun Tzu’s Art of War and is one of the great tactical geniuses of our time. Or Obama is running the show now, and he fits that bill. On the “pro” side is the fact that they got the stimulus bill through, and the Republicans seem to be impoloding. On the “con” side is that it’s a deeply flawed bill, and Harry was unwilling to challenge the Republicans in the previous legislative session when the Republicans hit him with a record-breaking 90 or so filibuster threats. My suspicion is that Obama is now calling the shots (Harry’s protests aside) and when the chips are really down Harry will call the Republican’s bluff.

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