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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Politicians who disavow political motives are playing politics
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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In a speech about gun control last night in Hartford, Conn., President Obama said:

This is not about politics. This is about doing the right thing for all the families that are here that have been torn apart by gun violence. Itís about them and all the families going forward, so we can prevent this from happening again….Every once in a while, we set politics aside, and we just do whatís right.

While I agree with Obama’s objectives in this matter, I think his disavowal of politics is pure poppycock. It’s part and parcel of the widespread, but foolish, notion ...

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