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Will Obama Find Those Shoes?

In the flashback quote of the day at Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire, he mentions a quote candidate Obama made to Slate in 2007. That quote is as follows:

If American workers are being denied their right to organize when I’m in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes and I will walk on that picket line with you as president of the United States.

Well, we will see it? Or will it end up like the closing of Guantanamo Bay, a public option, or restoring constitutional checks and balances? He has given credence lately to false framing from the right with his freezing of pay of government workers, extention of the Bush tax cuts, a “deficit commission”, more budget cutting, and lip service to looking into deregulation when deregulation led us to financial collapse. Will he find those shoes?

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