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Obama’s mythical political skills

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Last year, President Barack Obama issued a warning to Republicans. They had been ”politicking” instead of ”governing,” he said. ”Well, we can politick for three months,” he said. ”They forgot I’m pretty good at politicking.”

That was in August 2010. At the end of those three months, Republicans controlled the most seats in the House since the 1940s. Republicans did well for a lot of reasons. One of them was that the president is wrong: He isn’t all that good at politics.

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