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August 10th, 2011
11:10 PM ET

Sky is Falling

Stock market makes parody E*Trade baby barf. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the 'rip your face off' rally.

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BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Obama rip a page from Clinton’s playbook?
August 10th, 2011
02:37 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Obama rip a page from Clinton’s playbook?

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) - Have you noticed how many liberals lately have been piling on President Barack Obama? Their criticism has been harsh and intense. They mostly focus on his supposed willingness to make concessions to conservative Republicans. They charge that he lets himself be bullied because it’s part of his nonconfrontational nature.

I remember hearing similar criticism in 1995 and 1996 when President Bill Clinton was hammered for making deals with House Speaker Newt Gingrich and other Republicans. Clinton, for example, agreed to major welfare reform, which infuriated many of his liberal base. He was accused of selling out long-standing Democratic Party principles.
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