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The Post-Midterms Game Plan for Progressives | The Nation

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Campaign 2012

President Obama does not believe in "permanently" extending the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent of earners, a k a the "rich." In other words, while appearing to wave the flag of surrender after the midterm defeat, the president is kicking the can down the road to 2012. At that time our talented ambidexterous leader can decide what side of the tax plate will give him the better at bat for re-election. If the deficit is growing, unemployment still horrifically high and the economy stagnant, the voting masses may urge him to bat against the rich; if the economy and employment are recovering, he may try to work out a walk without having to look at the tax the rich curve-ball.

So it is now time to come up with steadfast campaign slogans for 2012, inspired by the president himself. His handling of the stimulus package, healthcare and Wall Street reform make me scream: "Compromise First... You might avoid a fight and even get corporate donations"; or "Blankfein and Diamon earn their wealth… who are we to take some to help the unemployed who earn nothing"; or "Don't ask, don't tell, don't fight, don't make waves."

Time to face it guys, for 2012, only one slogan will do: DUMP OBAMA 2012.