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Don’t Be Dewey – William Kristol


Historians will little note nor long remember what President Obama said in his jobs speech to Congress last Thursday night. For one thing, it was painfully obvious that the main job Obama was concerned to save was his own. But some may, after Obama leaves office in January 2013, recall the inspired decision by the Republican leadership to depart from recent precedent and not to bother offering a response to the Obama speech. That decision had the virtue of allowing millions of Americans to turn their attention more quickly to preparations for serious viewing of the season-opening Packers-Saints football game. But it also signaled a level of confidence on the part of Republicans that they no longer had to worry much about President Obama’s ability to frame the national debate, rally support for his proposals, or draw blood from his attacks.  […]

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