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Obama's Political Fratricide? The Ends Justify the Means.

Though our observations of politics primarily center around union issues, we could not help but take notice of this Politico story and that of President Barack Obama’s plan to essentially ignore Tuesday’s results if Scott Brown wins in Massachusetts.

Following the 1994 mid-term elections, the strategy of “triangulation” helped Bill Clinton mitigate his losses in the House and Senate and, ultimately, enabled Clinton to keep the presidency for another term.

However, unlike Clinton, according to Politico, if Scott Brown wins Kennedy’s the people’s seat in Massachusetts on Tuesday, triangulation is not something Barack Obama seems too interested in.  In fact, Obama seems ready to go “all in” and push his agenda even harder.