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Posted on 07/01/2012 10:07:48 AM PDT by Dysart
PRESIDENT OBAMA has endured much criticism of his legislative skills from his fellow progressives. His conciliatory approach has been compared unfavorably with Franklin D. Roosevelts gleeful pugnacity and Lyndon B. Johnsons relentless arm-twisting. His willingness to strike deals with corporations has been tagged business as usual. Many progressives, frustrated over the past three years, have concluded that the political system is fundamentally broken because corporate power has been allowed to suffocate popular liberal policies.
But the Supreme Courts upholding of Mr. Obamas health care law reminds us that the presidents approach has achieved significant results. If his liberal critics paused to assess how he achieved such results, they would not see a system paralyzed by corporations; they would see that the most liberal reforms in more than 40 years have been brought about because Mr. Obama views corporate power as a force to bargain with, not an enemy to vanquish.
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