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I won't veto any bill.
The changes benefits for those who rely on Medicare but does not raise serious revenues by asking the wealthiest Americans -- biggest corporations to pay their fair share.
This is and historic day.
For the Pentagon.
And for the nation.
Those who work 1201 AM this morning.
We have the -- repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
We will be pressing for the closure of the facility between now and then.
And after that election come we will try to close as well.
Well it's only Tuesday and so far there are a lot of things that if you're on the left.
President Obama's Democratic Party then you're pretty happy one would think.
You had the taxing of the rich the proposal for the deficit reduction the end of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
And you also have the promise again from the attorney general that.
They are going to try to close.
At Guantanamo Bay before the break our question of the day asked you what effect -- the end of Don't Ask Don't Tell have.
On the military 3% of you said -- 85% said negative.
12% said non in this unscientific web poll.
We're back with the -- don't -- being.
Was a big week this so far did you -- -- Schultz the chair of the DNC.
About Don't Ask Don't Tell.
-- this Don't Ask Don't Tell was dishonorable.
And on American.
And we celebrate today as it officially becomes a relic of the past.
Of course it was instituted under President Clinton but.
-- offered an Elvis can -- that thing is that.
I think Don't Ask Don't Tell is really sort of a separate issue it's been in the works for -- while.
I take the generals and the album.
Highest ranking members of the military at their word who advocated for the repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell that it would not.
-- Indian adverse impact on balance throughout the military.
It is -- it is and major civil rights issue.
The gay community wanted.
The president tomorrow a lot faster than He did.
But it is it remains a major signature accomplishment for the president.
Will it in this economy swing swing any votes I don't think so.
The left remains disheartened.
There is talk by fringe on the left even to this day of prop -- -- the need for primary challenge to President Obama.
They want a cap and trade they want a public option health care they wanted to larger stimulus they wanted more union rights and they wanted.
I withdraw from Afghanistan years.
-- -- and they really believe that He has.
Extend -- -- -- tax cuts for the wealthy last December and just capitulated with Republicans and today.
Are not on balance really happy so I don't know and this silly talk about keeping gitmo opened -- not believable.
And it's not gonna do anything to -- Democrats I think this talk about taxing the rich as his you know his his.
Maneuver to try to reopen a dialogue about fixing the economy.
The way that Democrats want to hear it.
Is this -- about feeding the base and shoring up the base.
I I think so ultimately I think you know -- in some ways Obama reminds me of -- George Bush was in 20052006.
We're in -- position where He lost a lot of the support of his own days.
But he's also alienated the Middle East and out any attempts to go to the middle alienate the base further any attempts to go to the base.
And we -- the middle for these -- really -- tricky spot.
And that's largely because I think we've gone from.
The magical period in Obama's career to the transactional period you know there was a time when He was riding army -- -- is promising the world everybody.
And that don't -- to the -- He cannot get the basics I don't that's kind of stuff anymore.
And so now he's -- just go through a checklist checking off promises to them I don't think it's going to work topping get into the asthma.
And if this works the liberal base is really -- cheap date I gotta say yeah I mean I could if if they wanna raise taxes on the rich He had a democratic congress to tears He could raise taxes.
On the rich if you wanted to close gitmo really make the case for closing gitmo and override all the opposition congress.
He could have done it I mean it's pathetic if -- I have -- liberal I'd be embarrassed the notion that I can be bought off by Eric -- stand -- and say hey we still gonna close gitmo.
And the president United States proposing a totally non serious economic package.
Which once again shows how determined He is to sock it to the right so I found out liberals really -- -- -- -- the -- that.
-- do something serious about this president who's not coming through on -- He's the president -- that's -- we just saying things is what's He doing things maybe you -- Don't Ask Don't Tell is is separate it had been.
A long time coming it just fell on this week on the other two issues.
Here's some things that the president said and testimony on Capitol Hill from his administration.
On the other two issues.
The last thing you want to do is to raise taxes.
In the middle of recession.
Have you seen any evidence that we are actually for -- that recruits have fallen all as a result of the president's announcement of his intent to close Guantanamo.
I've not seen from again my perspective both on the task force and am much more limited perspective in my current role Internet security agency.
And specific response to a question to that effect that there's a change in recruiting based on the current government -- Policy -- -- -- will give -- first one on taxes.
It's a different tone.
There's no political will among Democrats.
Let alone Republicans obviously closed gitmo is not happening ask for this is complete headed on the economy.
Act as John -- right He tried to reach out compromise with Republicans to win the -- He didn't.
He's going the other way he's going -- knees and whether or not He He knows He won't get results so it it's if He -- -- the middle.
But this these cases -- -- -- -- I'm unhappy Democrats and some sort of satisfy them.
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