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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:14 PM

 

We owe serious Kudos to President Bill Clinton for his tireless presentations for

President Obama! We also owe big thanks to our Latino community, and of course Women.

Bottom line, we owe serious kudos to all that voted for President Obama!

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Reply We owe serious Kudos to President Bill Clinton for his tireless presentations for (Original post)
teddy51 Nov 2012 OP
madokie Nov 2012 #1
teddy51 Nov 2012 #2
BlueState Nov 2012 #3
dimbear Nov 2012 #4
teddy51 Nov 2012 #7
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #13
teddy51 Nov 2012 #18
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #5
patrice Nov 2012 #6
teddy51 Nov 2012 #9
patrice Nov 2012 #11
teddy51 Nov 2012 #17
patrice Nov 2012 #20
K-Matt Nov 2012 #8
AnnieBW Nov 2012 #10
marions ghost Nov 2012 #12
hifiguy Nov 2012 #14
Ohio Joe Nov 2012 #15
Lucinda Nov 2012 #16
Cha Nov 2012 #19
patrice Nov 2012 #21
Cha Nov 2012 #23
patrice Nov 2012 #26
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #22
Barack_America Nov 2012 #24
Whisp Nov 2012 #25
InsultComicDog Nov 2012 #27

Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:15 PM

1. When it comes right down to it

we owe each of us a pat on the back and a fine howdy doody for bringing this one to fruitation

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Response to madokie (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:17 PM

2. I edited my OP to say just that!

 

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Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:18 PM

3. Yes, not hearing that enough today actually

The Big Dawg really pulled through for Obama and for our country. I hope he continues to play a role as a spokesmen for the party and the administration. I love that guy!

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Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:19 PM

4. It struck me the other day that I'm no longer mad at him.

Slow forgive, but well earned.

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Response to dimbear (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:23 PM

7. I was very mad at him following the 2008 Primaries, but when I think back on it now

 

he was probably doing what anyone of us would have done. He stood up for, and protected his wife!

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:42 PM

13. Honestly, I felt sometimes that his commentary during the 2008 Primaries didn't help Hillary...

...as much as it could have. There was one thing which stands out above the others: During the whole "landing under sniper fire" kerfuffle, Clinton "defended" his wife by saying (and this is paraphrasing, but it's not far off) "When you're in you're 60's and it's late at night, you'll have trouble remembering details like that, too!"

I remember watching that and thinking "That is a very articulate guy who has either made an epic mistake or maybe doesn't really want his wife to win."

When it came around this election and I started seeing Clinton getting more and more involved, seemingly over-involved, in the Obama campaign, I was praying he didn't do any "defending" such as he had on the occasion I recounted.

Worked out pretty well. It still is...it's just weird- it strikes me as weird- how much of a role he played. Everything Clinton has baggage associated with it and I really didn't want Obama to take dings for the association.

Again, it worked out.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:58 PM

18. I seriously think that both Bill and Hilary should retire with there millions, and

 

get off the stage. He did a great job for POTUS, now go away.

Go paint pictures of dogs and drink Bourbon like GW Bush.

Your time in the spotlight is over, so Stand down!

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Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:19 PM

5. Doesn't even begin to make up for how badly he fucked us over.

 

None of the shit the idiot son did to this nation would have been possible without Bill's ceaseless efforts to undermine the people through his strategy of appeasement and taking republican ideas for his own.

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Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:22 PM

6. And also to Senator Kerry for going to Ohio & standing with the unions this week.

I think it is VERY important for Democrats to be clear about our relationships with Labor. We should commit to backing their struggles, no matter what that costs us in the MSM.

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Response to patrice (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:26 PM

9. Your right, and we need to get strong Federal support (and keep it there) in both OH and WI where

 

we seem to have the most strife.

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:36 PM

11. Labor can still get thrown to the wolves. International pressure on American wages, you know!

I'm wondering when that big international financier group that met in Basel, January of this year (to discuss, amongst other things, the level of equity to debt, at this point, that resulted from the derivative crash) will meet again.

It was right after that meeting that I saw stories about how the main thing the US had going for it, in the ongoing international financial crisis, was downward pressure on American wages.

equity?/mortgage crisis:wages? -> makes me uneasy.

Solidarity, teddy51!

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Response to patrice (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:53 PM

17. I have always been a Union employee (and active within the union as shop stewart, etc) and will

 

always be a supporter. When the multi rich pay there fair share, and we still have a problem getting our budget in control I will say that maybe we need to have a look at wages. Now IMHO the military budget is BS and needs to be cut substantially. The money that is being spent on war, certainly could be used in much more productive areas.

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:59 PM

20. I hope very much that the USA has a discussion about the definition & the value of work.

I wonder if at least some portion of wages can be negotiated in exchange for Real Values (in the Adam Smith The Wealth of Nations sense of that term) like health care services, life-long educational opportunities, real estate/housing etc. etc. etc.

These kinds of questions occur to me when I look at guys like Willard Romney and see how their wealth developed out of something that others call "work" and yet, compared, to what I know about what people like teachers, and nurses, and guys like my dad was, foreman pipefitter on BIG construction projects (and a pipefitter local co-founder in his day) . . . when one compares these different kinds of work and compensation for that, how is it possible not to have questions about the economic soundness of such a situation.

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Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:25 PM

8. Yea!

 

Bill was all-in

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Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:36 PM

10. Thank You, Big Dawg!

We love you!!!!

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Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:40 PM

12. Bill ya done good

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Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:49 PM

14. The Big Dawg kicked ass from Day One.

His convention speech was a masterpiece and according to the NYT he did 49 solo appearances between the convention and the election. That's well above and beyond the call of duty. He's still an incredible speaker and campaigner, and I think he genuinely loves skewering the Repukes just for the sheer hell of it.

Thank you, Mr. President.

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Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:51 PM

15. I love the Big Dog

Yeah... He has some warts but... Fuck it, I love him anyway

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Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:52 PM

16. Clinton at the convention and Biden's debate were both huge factors.

Big boosts of energy right when they were needed.

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Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:31 PM

19. We owe a Huge Thanks to our African American Community who

stood in long lines and voted in Huge numbers, too, for our Prez! As well as our Hispanic People and of course the Women.. I even know some White Men who helped us out!




Detroit

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=229704


William Wright and India Johnson wait in line to vote at Larchmont Elementary School in Norfolk, Va. on Tuesday. Wright and Johnson, both from Richmond, were excited to cast their first votes in the Presidential election

http://theobamadiary.com/

And, Of Course, Bill!

"The guy POTUS called first"




http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=232421

Thanks for the thread, teddy!

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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:08 PM

21. Absolutely, in Kansas City, Emanuel Cleaver teamed-up with Claire McCaskill in response to Todd

Akin's attempt to say that rape isn't rape.

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Response to patrice (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:27 PM

23. Yay, Emanuel Cleaver! thanks patrice~

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Response to Cha (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:37 PM

26. I also know a local AA lady-minister who worked her butt off for this & her local candidates. nt

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Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:09 PM

22. A huge shout out to President Bill Clinton. He went above and beyond. He was WOW! nt

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Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:31 PM

24. Obama would not have won without Clinton.

As a former President who also inherited a shit economy, he was the only person in the world who could say with authority that no one could have fixed it in 4 years.

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Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:36 PM

25. Unions were the real work horses in this race.

 

the Steelworker leader was on and it is just amazing how they organized and worked their asses off. And i mean All the unions.

That is where the real power was.

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Response to teddy51 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:41 PM

27. but I wonder...

if there were any strings attached. Is there a quid pro quo to support a future run by Hillary, or to allow the Clintons to take over the OFA organization in 4 years?

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