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Obama had a substantial Democratic majority but still couldn't pass meaningful financial reform, blocked lawsuits by mis-identified, completely innocent individuals who were kidnapped (extraordinary rendition) and tortured, blocked prosecution of Bush's torturers, failed to break up the banks that are "too big to fail" when 97% of the public favored doing so, blocked any consideration of single payer healthcare reform, agreed to re-up the awful subsidy of corn farmers for gasahol, wasted money on Cash for Clunkers instead of getting down to building infrastructure for bikes and pedestrians, failed to close Guantanamo, failed to end either of Bush's disastrous wars, etc. etc.
How, with a huge majority has Obama managed to just look weak. Every sign of more of the same instead of the promised "change" can't be pinned on the Republicans.
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