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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:30 PM

I'm Sorry... But I Gotta Ask... People Here Keep Saying We Have To Have The President's Back...

and I guess I can see that in a first term, trying for a second term...

But now that he is re-elected, resoundingly, and NOT running for re-election...

Isn't it time for him to have OUR BACK ???


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:31 PM

1. He had me since hello. And still does. And will 100 years from now.

 

but then, I am not a cutten runner, sad sam or debbie downer like the media is.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:33 PM

4. No matter what you are ...

I will always be with you
Doesn't matter what you do girl, oh girl with you
No matter what you do
I will always be around

Won't you tell me what you found girl, oh girl won't you
Knock down the old brick wall, and be a part of it all
Nothing to say, nothing to see, nothing to do
If you would give me all, as I would give it to you
Nothing would be, nothing would be, nothing would be

No matter where you go
There will always be a place
Can't you see in my face girl, oh girl don't you
Knock down the old brick wall, and be a part of it all
Nothing to say, nothing to see, nothing to do
If you would give me all, as I would give it to you
Nothing would be, nothing would be, nothing would be

No matter what you are
I will always be with you
Doesn't matter what you do girl, oh girl want you
Oh girl, you girl, want you
Oh girl, you girl, want you

Read more at http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/42395/#zgGqMAe42IzLlDOp.99

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Response to dawg (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:51 PM

18. Well said dawg. Well said! n/t

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Response to dawg (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:06 PM

21. Badfinger ???




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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:34 PM

5. Me, too, Graham.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:49 PM

16. + 1000!

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:07 PM

24. +1

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:27 PM

39. you sound like a stalker

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Response to Skittles (Reply #39)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:34 AM

197. Bless your tiny little heart. n/t

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Response to JTFrog (Reply #197)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:11 PM

259. tiny?

I have a HUGE heart.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:45 PM

47. One person's sad sam,

is another person's day to day real world struggle.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #47)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:21 PM

235. ^^^that^^^

We have to have our own backs, yes?

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:46 PM

74. He had you at hello. How quaint, how cute, how sad.

You think your work is done? You think you can go back to watching American Idol? I think we have a lot of work ahead of us. And we need to help him understand what We The People need. Blind worship isnt in the Democratic nature. We need to fight for issues like saving SS and Medicare. Repeal of the Patriot Act and other Bush programs that violate the Constitution.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #74)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:48 PM

76. + 1,000,000,000... What You Said !!! - And Thank You !!!




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Response to WillyT (Reply #76)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:49 PM

78. Thank you for the OP. Keep em coming. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #78)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:17 PM

105. times a zillion rhett o rick and OP

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #74)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:51 PM

80. ...



-p

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #74)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:59 PM

87. +1000000

Thank you!

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #74)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:03 PM

91. just let the man handle it, he knows all, sees all, i trust him, bla bla

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #91)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:05 PM

93. No one is saying that but you.

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Response to randome (Reply #93)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:14 PM

101. actually, many people on this forum have said it (except for 'sees all')

 

He has information we don't have

I trust him to do what's best

Shut up, you are hurting the president

etc

in this thread eg

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2193117

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #101)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:45 PM

128. Are you implying that the POTUS

be it Barack Obama, or anyone else who has ever held the office, is NOT in a position to have knowledge that the rest of us don't have?

Are you really that naive - or that downright stupid?

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #128)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:53 PM

132. In democracies, it doesn't matter that the President has information we don't have; we are still

 

allowed to criticize the President, the administration, & the government generally on the basis of the information we *do* have.

Hitler had information German citizens didn't have, so the fuck what.

(and no, for all the little trolly types, i'm not making an equivalence between obama & hitler; i'm pointing out how ridiculous the principle of "our leader knows things we don't know so we mustn't criticize!" is.)


“keep making your voices heard, to keep holding me accountable, to keep up the fight.”

- Barack Obama

Are you saying the president didn't mean it when he said that?

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #128)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:47 AM

150. I think you might have covered two logical fallacies. Putting words in someone's mouth

then calling them stupid.

Pres Obama is way better than the alternative. I personally worked hard to help him get reelected. I recognize that I wont get all that I want. I further recognize that he may not agree with what I want.

However, as a good citizen, as a good Democrat, I feel it is my responsibility to express my opinions and promote my beliefs. And I am disturbed with those that call themselves Democrats work so very hard to not only suppress contrary opinions but disparage those who might have them.

Blind worship is neither democratic nor Democratic.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #150)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:04 PM

227. Nice post. I think everyone recognizes we won't get all we want.

But when your Presidential candidate wins, you should expect at least a majority of what you like to be pursued and fought for. You shouldn't expect it to be "placed on the table" as a bargaining chip.

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Response to randome (Reply #93)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:32 AM

293. When they have nothing they

resort to silly sarcastic shite.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #91)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:36 PM

123. Actually, I DO trust him.

I trust him because of what he has done, and not what people on message boards say he should have done, or speculate what he will do without any facts to back up their assertions.

I trust him because he is intelligent, has proven time and again his commitment to the citizenry, his recognition of veterans and the sacrifices made by them and their families. I trust him because he has stood up for gay/lesbian rights, and has finally put the country on the path to healthcare that covers the many, instead of the few.

I trust him because he continues to speak out against the obstructionist agenda of the GOP, and the Republicans' incapacity to put country before political party.

What I decidedly don't trust is keyboard warriors who KNOW how to govern a nation despite the fact that they have never held any elected office, no less the office of the presidency.

And you can always tell the know-nothing warriors by their posts - which usually sum up their knowledge of how government works with phrases like "he knows all, sees all, i trust him, bla bla."

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #123)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:04 AM

137. my problem isn't with you trusting him, it's with you trying to shut down criticism from others

 

who don't share your views about the value of trust in politicians.

trust away. i don't care.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #137)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:54 AM

207. Bull crap!.....you easily are in the category of shutting down positive discussions re: Obama.

...you minimize and downplay and criticize those who are not like you. Just look at your first post. You complain that others are shutting down the argument and fail to recognize the moat in your own eye.

look at your post #91, and at the likes of RhettORick #74. "Holding feet to the Fire" while not attempting to shut down the conversation, my ass.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #123)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:52 AM

175. He does a great deal of "speaking out"...

... it's the "standing up" part in which he is lacking.

Another test comes soon with the debt ceiling. He holds ALL THE CARDS. He should do what he has been saying he was going to do ever since the fiscal cliff negotiations, he should draw the line and NOT BUDGE.

But any honest observer would admit he has a habit of flinching and I will not be surprised if he does it again, nor should anyone else be given his track record.

The Republicans are USED TO HIM FLINCHING making the whole thing a lot more dangerous than it should be.

If he holds firm on this one you can come back here and beat your chest over him finally standing up to the Republicans. I give it 50/50 at best.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #74)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:05 PM

94. +1000

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #74)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:55 PM

134. Add me to the list of what you said.

 

I wish Obama would stop appointing Republicans. I also wish he would do more to bail out Main street and less to bail out the banks and Wall Street. It would also help if he would go after the shenanigans of the people running the banks and Wall Street that are keeping Main Street from any kind of a proper recovery. And another also, Why is he also NOT protecting Social Security and Medicare?

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #74)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:08 AM

139. It's pretty sickening

As there are many who in their eyes the president can do no wrong.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #74)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:38 AM

145. "Blind worship isnt in the Democratic nature."

If only, my friend; if only.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #74)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:23 AM

195. Nuff said. nt

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #74)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:48 AM

217. Absolutely correct. Hero worship is over

and we need the corporatism out of our government.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #74)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:45 PM

251. Rick slow down

Your over analyzing this. Why would someone post this, not as a reference to stop what you just started. Besides I like the movie pun.

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Response to BrainMann1 (Reply #251)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:09 PM

253. Bless you for telling me to "slow down". I havent heard that in decades.

And if you mean that my post was too much for poster #1 to comprehend, then I agree. He only sees blind devotion and doesnt want to be confronted with specifics. He needs to go back to the "I worship the ground Pres Obama walks on to the exclusion of all else" group otherwise known as the Barack Obama Group. In there the only issue that is discussed is who loves Obama the most. "I do, no I do". And yes I caught the movie reference and thought it was maudlin.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #74)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:12 PM

260. THANK YOU

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #74)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:07 PM

279. oh please

spare me the search for perfection. I repeat to you also. He's better than the thief, actor and ex-cia chief we have had as a POTUS in the last 30 years. He, I dare say is more courageous than Clinton, the telecommunications act that helped the murdochs of the world finished him with me, but he had to do it. Just as this POTUS is going to have to make some compromises in his political life. You want perfection, never happen. Go Obama!

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:16 PM

104. Lol, and you are what is caled a 'blind supporter'

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Response to Logical (Reply #104)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:47 AM

199. Jury Decision on this post 1-5 to keep

the vote to hide was amusing. I was juror #0
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At Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:35 AM an alert was sent on the following post:

Lol, and you are what is caled a 'blind supporter'
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2193142

REASON FOR ALERT:

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)

ALERTER'S COMMENTS:

personal attack. adds nothing to the conversation.

You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:42 AM, and the Jury voted 1-5 to LEAVE IT.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: graham4anything is indeed a blind and passionate supporter. The truth is the ultimate defense. g4g needs to quit wasting our time with such alerts. RL
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Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT and said: As a badge carrying grammar nazi; I vote to hide it...
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: I had this all set to hide, cuz I'm sick of the Obama bashers/whiners getting a pass on their shit, and Obama defenders getting their posts hidden. But started over cuz I knew that was wrong. Logic's comment DOESN'T add anything to the conversation but isn't hide worthy.
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Tell you what, the quality of alerts is going down the tube. This is as benign a jab as ever appeared in DU. Whoever alerted on this should be gently reprimanded.

Thank you very much for participating in our Jury system, and we hope you will be able to participate again in the future.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #199)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:24 AM

211. PP, how do you find the results of an alert

or even know that it was alerted in the first place? I am ignorant on the subject. I looked through Meta but didn't see this thread referenced.

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Response to reflection (Reply #211)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:49 PM

243. Only the jurors gets the results directly every time

If the post is locked, the poster also gets the results.

There have been calls in Meta to make all results available in a new group.

These were being circulated due in no small part to the comment by the sole vote to lock...for grammatical reasons.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #243)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:34 AM

294. Thanks!

I always wondered how people run across that info. Appreciate you taking the time to respond.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #199)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:58 PM

226. Wow, that was alerted! n-t

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Response to Logical (Reply #104)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:15 PM

246. Wow it's sad that this post was alerted on.

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Response to pam4water (Reply #246)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:33 PM

283. The juries are a popularity contest - if you're popular you can say shit. If not, you get hidden.

Not that Logistical's post deserved jurying - just saying that the system is deeply flawed in general imho and experience.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:23 PM

109. You're a "cut and runner", now there's a neo-con meme I ain't heard in a while!!!!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #109)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:15 PM

247. +1

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Response to pam4water (Reply #247)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:58 PM

270. Right? Who says "cut and run" but the far right?????

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #270)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:53 PM

275. Don't forget, "I server at the presidents pleasure." XD

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:51 AM

154. Just fetching

 

I remember those days, sigh.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:11 AM

205. so this is how you see Obama?

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Response to Enrique (Reply #205)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:43 PM

238. LOL! nt

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Response to Enrique (Reply #205)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:05 PM

252. Bawhahaha +1

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:33 PM

2. He always had our back.

Even if he only agrees with 80% of your dream agenda, he's got your back.

What we need is a congress that won't do ANYTHING in their power to hold him back and make him fail.

Any of the older folk among us will tell you that NEVER has there been such an obstructionist congress.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:35 PM

6. What you said. All of it.

Never in my long lifetime have I seen such a horrible, do-nothing, obstructionist and destructionist Congress

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Response to Hekate (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:22 PM

108. This congress should just be sent home as unfit to serve. It would be a tremendous cost

savings to the nation.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #108)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:31 PM

117. All the GOP in the House, at any rate, and they are the majority.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #117)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:51 PM

131. Yep, that sure would be a good place to start!!! n/t

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Response to Hekate (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:54 AM

161. The House led by Newt Gingrich wasn't so wonderful

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #161)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:30 PM

229. As far as I am concerned, Newt started it, wrote the playbook ...

... and here we are today. I can't say anything more damning that that.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #229)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:30 PM

286. I had so much hope when Clinton was elected

But then Newt came along 2 years later with his Contract on America and things started going downhill pretty quickly after that

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #286)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:38 AM

288. I felt the same. nt

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Response to Hekate (Reply #288)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:50 AM

289. A newt is a slimy lizard

so "Newt" is a very befitting name for him

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:37 PM

8. K&R Absolutely.

We need to have his back now more than ever.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:38 PM

9. Right on. The president needs us to have his back more than ever

He needs to know he has our support through the gop's obstructionism.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:06 PM

95. i don't recall him asking voters to get his back. i recall him asking something different of us.

 

“keep making your voices heard, to keep holding me accountable, to keep up the fight.”

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:55 PM

20. I have his back...because he has Ours! He always will!

Thank you, NYC_SKP!

Well said.
she

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:11 PM

26. very true

 

I believe he honestly wants the best for America. He also has people only interested in trying to break him.

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Response to sad-cafe (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:45 PM

224. +1

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:12 PM

30. Well said!

And I recall those obstructionist congresses that you mention. I am decrepit!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:32 AM

142. Oh but, now you're talking the reality of the situation..

where's the fun in that.. when you can endlessly whine about President Obama.. "It's Obama's fault!"? How would the profiteering left make any rent money on anybody but Pres Obama?

"Even if he only agrees with 80% of your dream agenda, he's got your back."

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:11 AM

181. nothing but excuses....sorry that doesn't cut it anymore

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #181)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:48 AM

200. "nothing but excuses....sorry that doesn't cut it anymore"

What should he do?

Use the Bully Pulpit, then fail, just to prove to you he's good enough?

Maybe he should declare a dictatorship and just throw congress out altogether?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:56 AM

220. Actually, he had the torture's backs

And he said so himself. I am decidedly NOT on the sides of the torturers, and he is. He will defend them to the end of his presidency.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #220)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:14 PM

256. True that!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:33 PM

3. What would you like him to do?

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:45 PM

15. Let The Intelligence Oversight Committee Do It's Job...

Provide them with the information they are lawfully allowed to see...

Stop signature drone strikes.. or maybe ALL drone strikes... especially the one's that kill women, children, and wedding parties...

Call off the DEA on busting medical marijuana clubs, pardon the guy in L.A. that just got 10 years in prison...

State loudly and proudly, that ANY "fixes" of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid will NOT result in any reduction of benefits, nor a rise/raise in the age of those who qulify...

Too name a few.


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Response to WillyT (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:07 PM

23. Lead on climate change

People are going to be dieing by tens of thousands and he sits there mute, like a bump on a log. A bit of leadership would be welcome, but I no longer expect it. He's a charming technocrat with no vision or imagination.

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Response to pscot (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:12 PM

27. THANK YOU !!! - Forgot To Put That In My Post...

Stop Keystone...






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Response to WillyT (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:50 PM

48. "especially the one's that kill women, children, and wedding parties..."

Because terrorists don't kill women, children, and wedding parties?

Obama has shown no intention of actually agreeing to reductions in benefits of those programs or of raising the retirement age.

He would risk our chances of taking back Congress if he made any move on the War on Drugs.

It is what is.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #62)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:26 PM

66. Well... At Least I Don't Believe In "The Ends Justify The Means"

But YOU...are is such lovely company.


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Response to WillyT (Reply #66)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:32 PM

67. I prefer to choose my ends.

BTW - in case you missed it. The people we by and large have used drones against murdered American civilians and soldiers in horrific acts.

Have you bothered to learn anything about the people we've targeted or are you just ranting?

But YOU...are is such lovely company.


The sitting Democratic President of the United States, 60% of American independents, and 58% of the Democratic Party.

http://www.pewglobal.org/2012/06/13/global-opinion-of-obama-slips-international-policies-faulted/

Americans overwhelmingly approve of this policy.

End of Conversation.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #67)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:39 PM

72. Yeah... Women, Children, And Wedding Parties...

Apparently for you... it's worth that collateral damage to get one guy.

I... don't like the math.

Let alone the immorality.


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Response to ellisonz (Reply #67)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:40 AM

297. I voted for the lesser of two evils, IMO, both corporatist.

Most people that I know, did the same.
I don't overwhelmingly approve of the policies...quite the opposite.
End of conversation.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #62)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:48 PM

77. "...the people he is trying to kill...are horrid people who have killed and

will continue to kill innocents."

This is an honest question, and I think it's the crux of the problem some of us have with Obama:

Please tell me how you know the above. Also, I assume you would include Alawki's son (aged 16) in the group of "horrid people".

Thank you.

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Response to truth2power (Reply #77)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:55 PM

82. If you believe this information to be faulty...

The young Awlaki was the third American killed in Yemen in as many weeks. Samir Khan, an al-Qaeda propagandist from North Carolina, died alongside Anwar al-Awlaki.

Yemeni officials said the dead from the strike included Ibrahim al-Banna, the Egyptian media chief for al-Qaeda’s Yemeni affiliate, and also a brother of Fahd al-Quso, a senior al-Qaeda operative who was indicted in New York in the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in the port of Aden.

The strike occurred near the town of Azzan, an Islamist stronghold. The Defense Ministry in Yemen described Banna as one of the “most dangerous operatives” in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, often referred to by the acronym AQAP.

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-10-17/world/35279713_1_anwar-al-awlaki-ibrahim-al-banna-aqap


...I suggest you take it up with the Ombudsman.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #82)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:41 AM

298. I think you should read that whole article more closely. It's a mish-mash

that makes an even better case against the killing of al Awlaki's son.

As the 16 year old's grandfather said, "They want to justify his killing, that's all."

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #48)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:46 PM

225. Gerrymandering is all that is needed to prevent Dems from

taking back Congress for at least a decade.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:25 PM

111. Fix health care like he promised he would if we passed Obamacare crapsurance!!!!!!!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #111)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:26 PM

112. Homework Assignment for You: How many votes did "Obamacare crapsurance" pass by in both houses.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #112)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:01 AM

183. Obama said, ""If a mandate was the solution, we could try that to solve homelessness by mandating

"If a mandate was the solution, we could try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody buy a house." - Obama.

Public option. Take it up.

The vast majority of Americans want one.

Obamacare was passed with the promise of it being fixed - Obamacare supporters knew the margins it would be passed when they made the promise it would be fixed after we passed it. But I guess they were joking in order to guarantee even more profits for big crapsurance.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:35 PM

7. Since nobody had his back last term

 

I'll continue to have his back this term

End of story.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:11 AM

185. Great point..

People were grumbling before he even had his first Inauguration.. They will never be satisfied..

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:22 AM

186. Right. That's why we re-elected him, cuz we didn't have his back.

Wrong.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #186)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:06 PM

231. He was re-elected DESPITE the fact that the whiny Left/Libertarians infesting this site

were criticizing him over and over and over. Good thing both ultra-Leftists and Libertarians are in the minority.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #231)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:44 PM

239. Take the progressive vote out of the equation and he lost. Fact is most of the issues

we are pressing for are supported by a majority of americans - both Republican and Dem.

For example, most Americans support:

Ending the costly trade agreements
Ending the war in Afghanistan
A public option or medicare for all
Increasing taxes on the rich


These are not ultra left positions - these are centrist positions.

If we didn't push him, he would have introduced chained cpi - in fact he's still working on it, isn't he?

What is his plan for the next budget crisis - you cant tell me because he hasn't released it because he want to cut the social safety net in the next fake budget panic attack.

Now get back in there and start fight for the Democratic wing of the Democratic party!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #239)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:19 PM

248. I'm a progressive. I have long given up calling myself a Liberal after FiredogLake and DKos

have besmirched that once proud label to include Libertarians, and those blogs do nothing but work for clicks and dollars while undermining this president almost daily.

Three out of four on your list ain't bad.

He's ended the war in Afghanistan.

His admin is working on that public option since three months before the election and what will open in October 2013. Robert E. Moffit, a senior fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, said he worried that “the nationwide health plans, operating under terms and conditions set by the federal government, will become the robust public option that liberals always wanted.”

He's increased taxes on the rich.

And he hasn't even begun his second term.

The Infamous Chained CPI:

Chained CPI would save social security that's scheduled to see 22% cuts in 2035. The Chained CPI would NOT cut social security, but merely slow the rate of growth of benefits by 0.3% - a heckuva lot less than 22%, don't you agree?

We get paid out MORE social security benefits than we put in.

For example, a single man who earns the average wage throughout his career ($43,100 in 2010 dollars), works every year from age 22 to 64, and then retires at age 65 in 2010. Over his lifetime he has paid $345,000 into the system. But he is likely to get back $72,000 more than that, or $417,000 in Social Security and Medicare payouts, according to recent Urban Institute calculations.

A single women with the same work and tax history will come out even further ahead due to her longer life expectancy, likely netting $464,000 in lifetime benefits, which is $192,000 more than she paid into the system. These amounts are in constant 2010 dollars and assume a 2 percent real interest rate.

Also, keep in mind that the president would only accept such a deal if seniors and other recipients closest to poverty can be protected from adverse effects, while boosting benefits for the most needy. As with each of the previous iterations of this proposal, it will likely come with a new special minimum benefit to ensure that for the first time ever, no senior on social security has to live in poverty. Actual liberal policy think tanks like the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities and the Center for American Progress have endorsed approaches exactly along these lines.

This is why I consider myself a Pragmatic Progressive, rather than a Liberal. I'm for progress and I'm pragmatic about it.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #248)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:55 PM

267. Interesting

1) War is not over yet! Those responsible for the boondoggle should be forced to pay (ie, rich war profiteers), BUT I'm willing to accept this snail like progress, but not the drone strikes, rendition, torture and the end of habeus corpus.

2) Those health plans are new to me - but who is underwriting them? If the OPM are just negotiating with Big Crapsurance, it's may actually be a step towards de-regulation (bad).

3) He actually cut taxes on the rich, compared to what would have happened had we simply let the Bush tax cuts expire (example - short term capital gains went from 40% to 20%), but.... whatever. We really need to return to the rates of Eisenhower. Those who pushed us into and profited from the wars should pay for the wars.

4) Chained CPI is a scam - all we need to do is raise the cap!


But, I'm glad you believe in him - gives me hope!


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:38 PM

10. K&R.

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:40 PM

11. Unfortunately, he has the MIC's back.

He certainly has John Yoo's back.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:40 PM

12. I have his back.

Do I agree with every single thing he does? No. But I agree with him much more often than I would a President McCain or a President Romney.

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Response to Terra Alta (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:15 PM

234. + 1000

I'm not looking for 100% perfection by any president because that's not possible, but I understand the political realities. I'll disagree with a LOT of things he has to do, but I refuse to attack him on a daily basis while completely ignoring that he has a GOP House to contend with. Some people believe being the president is equal to being a dictator. I guess they didn't learn about politics until Duhbya.

I don't understand how some "DUers" here seem to believe that this president has to be the numbero uno ultra-Liberal president of all time, and if he so much as stumbles once, he's immediately labeled a Republican and excoriated.

Having someone's back doesn't mean you agree 100% with them. I'm sure the president could find fault in all of us, too. Nobody's perfect and I'm sick and tired of Liberal/Libertarians attacking him for every tiny thing. I'm pretty damn sure they didn't even vote for him even though they'll scream from the rooftops they had.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:42 PM

13. I don't know your story, but the president has all of our backs

In fact, out president is trying to protect all of America's back.

If you haven't noticed the GOP is attempting the outright destruction of our democracy.

Educate yourself about politics. We have three branches of government and one is being used to bring our economy to its knees.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:53 PM

19. OK... I'll Bite... The President Also Has The 14th Amendment, And (I Guess) The Trillion Dollar Coin

IOW - if he wanted to make sure that the economy doesn't nosedive, he has a few viable options.

IOW - He could go AROUND the House.

So either he has them "boxed in" and perfectly positioned for defeat... or the economy crashes.

I do NOT like being the ping pong ball.

Shove the 14th Amendment right up their right-wing asses Mr. President !!!


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Response to WillyT (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:12 PM

31. The obstruction goes beyond the budget

I fully support and trust my president and believe he has the long view in mind. Even when I disagree with certain policies I feel fortunate that we have a thinking person in office.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #31)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:41 PM

250. What's the long view for the Patriot Act, indefinate detention and domestic surveillance?

Are we just keeping those programs intact for a future republican president?

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #250)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:12 PM

280. I'm not sure, but neither of those things diminish my support for the president

While I don't agree with those policies, I remain committed to president Obama.

I don't see the point in bashing the dems since they need all of the support they can get. As Humphrey said, don't allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good. And there is a tremendous amount of good in my party.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #280)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:31 PM

284. You try to twist disagreement with specific issues into "bashing".

Now why would you do that? I disagree with Pres Obama's stand on the Patriot Act. THAT ISNT BASHING. So why would you use bashing? Maybe you think that might intimidate me into stifling my opinion because I sure wouldnt want to be accused of "bashing".
The fact that I dare to question specific policies doesnt mean that I dont support Pres Obama. In fact I believe my support is more genuine than that of people that blindly support everything he does or says.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #284)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:19 PM

285. Then go on with your more genuine support

And do demonstrate to us plebes the right way to support the president.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #285)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:28 AM

287. Just stand up for your beliefs and let me stand up for mine. nm

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Response to WillyT (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:46 PM

75. So you're both a constitutional and economics expert now? Geeze.

There comes a point where you have to trust the experts a little on these things. That doesn't mean give him a blank check but for you to imply that this is 'all he needs to do' is ridiculous.

I'm a computer programmer. I know that when a developer starts off telling a user, "All you have to do...", you're in trouble.

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Response to randome (Reply #75)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

136. no, he's a citizen with an opinion, just like you. There's no analogy between computer programming

 

& statecraft, just as there's no analogy between plumbing and statecraft.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:12 PM

29. this

 

+1000

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Response to Politicub (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:14 PM

35. Thanks Politicalcub nm

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Response to Politicub (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:47 PM

130. Beautifully, perfectly said. Especially the bit imploring the OP to "educate himself"

Very nice post.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:43 PM

14. He has and does and will, imo. (aside) There are 3 branches of government, as you know.

That's the big picture.

(ed for grammar)

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:49 PM

17. Yes it is high time.

But the cheerleaders will criticize you for this. To me, he's a giant disappointment. Illegal (and immoral) drone attacks on citizens, illegal indefinite detention, war on whistleblowers, etc, etc., kowtowing to corporate shitheads, appointing said corporate shitheads to departments like the Treasury, and so on.

Actually, let me rephrase. To say I am disappointed in him assumes I had any faith that he would be anything other than a corporate tool, or a warmonger, so, in that sense I am not disappointed. I am sick to here of our political parties. I'm not a registered anything at this point, because the Democrats are so woefully spineless in every possible way, with rare exceptions. So Obama is in that sense just another run-of-the-mill Democrat.

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Response to alarimer (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:33 PM

262. You're not alone.

I'm still registered as a Dem, though. I'm looking for a new FDR, but I'm settling for better primary choices.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:06 PM

22. WillyT, after four months of DU spitting venom at the newly elected president...

...I dropped out of DU for a bit more than three years. Maybe the few months prior to the election, DU had his back, but certainly not at this time four years ago.

If this is how we "have his back", I would say that he owes us nothing.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:09 PM

25. Like I Said... He Asked Us To Hold His Feet To The Fire... To "Push" Him...

Just doing what he asked.


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Response to WillyT (Reply #25)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:13 PM

32. Well, you didn't say that in the OP, but go for it.

He needs nudging, and I'm all for that. Your OP sounding a little different than that. However, I will not pretend to have some special insight into your motivations other than what you just said.

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Response to WillyT (Reply #25)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:26 PM

65. His Feet Aren't Here (on DU) To Be Held To The Fire

Unless You Send A Copy Of Each Complaint To Him

His Feet Will Not Be Held To The Fire If You Don't

He Is Not Here

He Is Busy

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Response to Amonester (Reply #65)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:36 AM

144. ...

Thank you Amonester

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Response to Amonester (Reply #65)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:13 AM

210. Finally, seeing the OP for what it is.

It clealy has NOTHING to do with holdng feet to the fire.
If so, cc's to WH.com (or whatever), would have been apparent.

Stirring, venom and discontent amongst portential voters....the more clear agenda here.

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Response to WillyT (Reply #25)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:26 PM

113. Now you are trying to have it both ways

You get to hold his feet to the fire and he has to have your back! Are all your relationships this one-sided (though our relationship to the President is not one on one or personal, you talk as if it is) - the other person does all they can to please you and you simply criticize where they failed to? Good grief.

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Response to treestar (Reply #113)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:39 PM

125. +1000

Funny how 'holding his feet to the fire' often amounts to no more than talking about him in a tone as if he's a servant who works for free..."He needs to do this", "He'd BETTER do that". I've seen someone say he needs to be 'bitch slapped' into doing the right thing about SS. Disgusting undertones.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:32 PM

119. That's the basic point. What kind of world do people live in where one kicks and screams at

EVERYTHING, rank ALL issues as life-or-death, international treaties equal with the legalization of cannabis equal with conspiracy theories about how PO wants to do evil to us personally for the sake of corporations, insult everyone, including the person whom you want to advocate for you, and do not much else and then people hop to give you what you want? Where is that world?

That's not politics.

It's a recipe for FAILURE at their own hands on their own issues and I just can't help but think that, with the rather strong drive towards Social Darwinism coming from various quarters lately, that failure IS the point.

This board is so depressing. We, that's WE, us, the people, the kickers and screamers, are getting ready to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on our own issues by our very own volition. We really could get closer this time, but watch this crowd throw it all away and then congratulate themselves with demagoguery and "See, I told you so"s.

It's making me very sad.

I need to stay away from here for a while.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:12 PM

28. PBO does have my Back ..that's WHY I

have his Back.

And, yes, those who are soooo "disappointed" can call me a "cheerleader" for our President. I want him to succeed. Instead of tearing him down every damn chance they get and not giving him credit for ANYTHING.

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Response to Cha (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:13 PM

33. I totally agree.

 

I truly think he has America's best interest at heart, he just has an obstructionist opposition party with their own agenda.

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Response to Cha (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:34 PM

43. "Cheerleader!"



Two, Four, Six, Eight who do we appreciate....Obama, Obama. Hooray!



Thanks Cha

You can be the head Cheerleader, however I want to play second!

she

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #43)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:07 AM

138. But,

I'm voting for you, she, to be head CHEERLEADER! You've got the gift!

Two Four Six Eight.. Who Do We Appreciate?! President Obama!



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Response to Cha (Reply #138)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:31 AM

141. I accept, Cha...but it looks like we will have to fight the fight, along with cheerleading...

see the posts below yours...now I am considered corrupt for supporting PBO.

Sigh, really want to just cheerlead!



she

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #141)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:35 AM

143. "corrupt"? ...

they're projecting

Oh yeah, we're here to do battle with sociopathic republicons and anyone who doesn't deal in reality.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:14 PM

34. Holding public servants accountable is the responsibility of the people.

Having the backs of politicians smacks of corruption rather than democracy.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #34)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:16 PM

36. THANK YOU !!!




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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #34)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:37 PM

44. So, I am corrupt, since I support my President!

Are you serious?

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #44)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:56 PM

83. Don't know about you personally but yes,

a corrupt democracy supports a leader, regardless of his actions, as opposed to its people and the principles it was founded on.

Obama has disregarded too many of our principles for me. Is he better than the alternative? Sure. I'm just looking for a better battle cry than "Guaranteed Not As Bad As Bat-Shit Crazy!"

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #83)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:31 PM

118. The only Corrupt people that I know of is the GOP.

There are three branches of government. You expect him to fulfill all of your hopes and dreams on his own? When the hate and opposition is overwhelming! Are you Serious!

You voted for him? If so, you expect him to do this alone? You vote then you just sit back and criticize the man.

What exactly has he done to compromise your principles. Please enlighten me.

http://www.randirhodes.com/pages/rrnews.html?feed=393046&article=9880240

Obama’s Top 50 Accomplishments
By Paul Glastris, Ryan Cooper, and Siyu Hu - Washington Monthly

1. Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems.

4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.

7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained market share for the first time in two decades. The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns increases.

9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Ended 1990s-era restriction and formalized new policy allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military for the first time.

Check out the full list of 50 HERE.


Read more: http://www.randirhodes.com/pages/rrnews.html?feed=393046&article=9880240#ixzz2I0zzU5y2


Do not Ever intimate that I am Corrupt for Supporting this President. Not Ever!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #118)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:42 AM

148. They like to use those nasty words that describe republicons

to show how big bad and serious they are.

It says nothing about supporters of the President and everything about them.

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Response to Cha (Reply #148)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:55 AM

162. That they do...A**HOLES!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #162)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:52 AM

171. Really?

 

That is just so hilarious! What a peach!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #118)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:49 AM

153. My, my. Did I strike a nerve?

You certainly assume a lot on very little evidence.

But, to answer some of your questions: Yes, I voted for him, twice. Also contributed, canvassed, cold-called, GOTV and was a poll-watcher.

Am I aware we have 3 branches of government and the President can't do everything alone? Sure. I also know he has made a habit of bargaining with himself, to the detriment of the country. It's something I thought he would leave behind by now but he hasn't. And, since he keeps offering it up, it appears the Grand Bargainer in Chief is willing to cut the safety net as a sacrifice to the Deficit Idol. Sorry, that idea is tremendously, outrageously stupid and I don't support it.

Also, although he has accomplished some, even many, good things, his record on civil liberties, Wall Street, and the priorities of DoJ is abysmal. Still, Guaranteed Not As Bat-Shit Crazy As The Other Guys!

If you are looking for an apology, why don't you ask the person who is actually doing things that will hurt you, and all of us?

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #153)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:42 AM

159. Did you strike a nerve...sure. You just accused me of being corrupt...ie: a criminal! Really?

You have one hell of a Nerve to call me corrupt ..in my support of this President!

Back at you...
You certainly assume a lot on very little evidence.

....and you know nothing of me!


I also know he has made a habit of bargaining with himself, to the detriment of the country. It's something I thought he would leave behind by now but he hasn't. And, since he keeps offering it up, it appears the Grand Bargainer in Chief is willing to cut the safety net as a sacrifice to the Deficit Idol. Sorry, that idea is tremendously, outrageously stupid and I don't support it.


You are one lucky person to have been invited to the Whitehouse for all these negotiations. You know all this info first hand. Absolutely Amazing. Wish I could have had all that info up front. I had no idea, that it was a done deal to demolish the safety net!

Please fill us in on the details...the President sure has been remiss in filling us in....so please, you were there...let us know!



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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #159)


Response to sheshe2 (Reply #159)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:43 AM

174. You got a

Strike, she!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #159)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:53 AM

202. Poor thing.

Welcome to ignore.

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #202)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:08 AM

209. Already with the ignore?

interesting.

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #202)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:31 AM

292. She will be a lot better off.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #44)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:01 AM

155. Is he not a public servant and accountable?

Are citizens just to meekly accept whatever he does? Do we work for, and take orders, from him?

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #34)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:54 PM

50. +1

 

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #34)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:06 PM

97. +1

 

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #34)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:46 AM

149. Yes, and it's bizarre too.

 

Blind obedience is never a good thing.



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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #149)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:45 AM

214. Are you really implying that the Obama supporters on DU are like

blind supporters of Kim Jong Il?

Pretty insulting.

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #214)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:48 AM

216. No.

 

I was merely saying that blind obedience is not a good thing. All leaders should be questioned.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #216)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:57 AM

221. and yet the thread here is saying DUs practice blind obedience

and you come up with these pics as a response?

of course, your insult is clear..

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #149)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:11 PM

255. +1

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:21 PM

37. How CAN he have OUR back if we don't have his? The GOP is trying to erode his support and turn his

voters. What do you think the fiscal cliff negotiations are? The last time the fiscal cliff fight happened our credit was downgraded and it ended up costing us more. Do you really think they're doing this to reduce the deficit? And if so, wouldn't they change tactics after it added to the defecit last time? They announced their plan the first go round. Obstruct EVERYTHING he does. When they learn that they will not turn ANY of us, during these crisis' they construct, they will stop trying. Obama is taking a stand on this issue, much more so than in the past If we completely support him it will be easier for him to get policies passed in the future. He likely has a SC Justice to appoint, the Immigration Dream Act to get through congress, and others. Forward!


For a song how about, "I'll stand by you" The Pretenders

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:26 PM

38. Don't worry, the GOP will probably try to impeach him

...over some trumped up nonsense before long.

There may yet be an opportunity for you to be rid of him.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #38)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:28 PM

40. That's Really Interesting... Since I Voted For Him...

You're into that Royalty thingy, no ???


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:31 PM

41. We support him...he supports us, yes. And he is. So, what's your point? I don't get it.

But don't forget, we voted for someone who said he represents ALL Americans, not just those who vote for him. His job is not to "pay" those who voted for him. His job is to run the country and exercise his thoughtful judgment as best he can, following the Democratic Party platform as a goal.

His job is not to do as any one group of people tell him to do, if he thinks another way is better for the country and for all.

So w/o knowing what you're referring to, it's hard to give an opinion on what you're upset about.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #41)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:33 PM

42. And Apparently... You Never Will...

You've been here long enough... and you know what the complaints are.

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Response to WillyT (Reply #42)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:54 PM

51. You don't have to have been here very long

to know what the complaints are - or to know how ridiculous many of those complaints have been, and will no doubt continue to be.

Such complaints are not rendered valid just because they're posted on DU - or FR, or ConservativeCave - or anywhere else.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #51)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:58 PM

55. Do You Think The Constitution Of The United States Is Still Valid ???

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Response to WillyT (Reply #55)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:01 PM

57. Do you think that your constant whining

isn't obvious in its motive and intent?

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #57)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:07 PM

60. That's Me... Always "Whining" About The U.S. Constitution And Violations Of Oaths And Laws...

Silly me.

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. <So help me God.>


Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_office#United_States


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Response to WillyT (Reply #60)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:37 PM

71. No. That's you

always whining about Obama, instead of just coming out and saying: "I don't like this guy. He wasn't my choice for POTUS, and I will not get over it, now or ever."

If you'd just say that, openly and honestly, you wouldn't have to spend your days looking for things to back-up your reasoning when it comes to whining.

The minute you post about how Obama never had your back - despite all evidence to the contrary - you give yourself away.

Be up front, WillyT - be honest! You can't stand the fact that Barack Hussein Obama is president.

I wish you and your like-minded buddies would just come out and state the obvious - and obvious it is.


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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #71)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:45 PM

73. Please... Do Not Lower Yourself To Pretend To Know Me Or My Motivations...

Election Night At The Win: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021742021

EarlG Posting Such Joy: http://www.democraticunderground.com/electionnight2012/#bottom

I just don't do the worship thing.

THEY WORK FOR US !!!


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Response to WillyT (Reply #73)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:59 PM

88. I am assuming that the phrase

"they work for us" is meant to imply that elected representatives, including the POTUS, work for us.

That's true. And what is also true is that "us" includes Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Greens, etc. It also includes those who voted for those presently in office, along with those who didn't vote for them, but are part of the constituency they represent nonetheless.

But before you change the subject yet again, let's get back to your OP, shall we?

Did you really believe that posting "Yeah, baby!" with a bunch of emoticons jumping up and down on election night is some kind of proof that you support him? Especially when you are now posting an OP about how he never had your back, or anyone else's?

If so, you are even more delusional than I initially surmised.



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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #88)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:06 PM

96. Oh, You Old War Horse You... Ya Got Me...




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Response to WillyT (Reply #96)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:11 PM

99. I'll take that to mean

you have no explanation for your OP or other postings, other than that you can't stand the fact that Obama is president. The fact that you pretend otherwise is always amusing.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #99)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:15 PM

103. And I Am So Glad You Are Amused... And Glad I Could Bring Some Joy Into Your Life...




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Response to WillyT (Reply #103)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:39 AM

213. AHHH the empty comeback. Replacing actual information with sarcasm.

in fact, the fact free methods you employ are not amusing at all. They are pretty transparent.

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Response to WillyT (Reply #73)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:52 AM

192. The operative word being "us." Not "me." "Us," as in the American citizens. Not Democrats,

not you, not me, not Republicans.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #71)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:37 AM

198. +1

Thanks, Summer!

sheshe

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #71)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:28 AM

212. HA! I thought I was the only one who noticed...have been noticing for some time n/t

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #71)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:40 PM

265. and

and you know I question their reason(s) for not wanting a black man as POTUS.

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Response to WillyT (Reply #55)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:51 AM

191. You mean like the 2nd Amendment? You're ticked off at gun control? nt

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #51)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:50 AM

190. I don't know what this particular poster's complaints are. There are many complaints

floating around out there in the atmosphere. Some real, some planted, some by people still pissed off that Dennis....what's the name of that little fella politician that lost his election? ....anyway, still pissed off that he didn't win the presidency (or anything else).

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Response to WillyT (Reply #42)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:48 AM

188. That's a weak way to criticize Obama. No, I don't know what your complaints are.

I'm happy with Obama's performance so far. Reminder: His new term hasn't begun yet.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:38 PM

45. He's had our backs from day one of his first term

and will no doubt continue to do so in his second term.

Maybe some people (not naming names, mind you) are just too busy whining about what he hasn't done to recognize all that he has accomplished. And many of them started whining on day one of his first term - and are already whining about the second term, which hasn't even started yet.

Of course, as we often hear from the whiners, "It's not the man himself. I just don't agree with his policies" - and said 'policies' they disagree with often include things he hasn't said, things he hasn't proposed, things he hasn't even remotely hinted that he will do, or ever plans to do.

It's all fair game here on this "Democratic" website - get your whining in early and avoid the Inaugural Day rush! No complaint, regardless of how trivial, turned away! No whinging, no matter how speculative and devoid of fact, refused! No source cited, despite its shady origins, dismissed as the RW rhetoric it obviously is!

Get.A.Clue.











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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:43 PM

46. No matter what the ODSers say or do, I will NEVER turn my back on this president!

NEVER!!

And you can take that to the bank!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:53 PM

49. K&R

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:58 PM

53. Yes. Especially children, teachers, workers and seniors.

Talk about the "middle class" is so distant. We distance ourselves from the reality with that polite economic term.

We are really talking about American families, our families.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:58 PM

54. He certainly had the autoworkers back in Michigan and Ohio

And the 30 million people who will be getting health care this year and next year that otherwise would get nothing.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #54)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:01 PM

56. Good Point... What About Those Comfortable Shoes... Walking With Labor In Wisconsin ???


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Response to WillyT (Reply #56)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:07 PM

59. I don't know what you are talking about

Just like how FDR marched with the Flint sit down strikers in 1937.

But I'm sure you'll just find something else to bitch about no matter what anyone says.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #59)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:22 PM

64. From 2007...

And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner.


Link: http://my.firedoglake.com/mmonk/tag/labor/


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Response to WillyT (Reply #64)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:04 PM

92. Hmmm...<crickets>

I'm totally shocked there was no response to that quote.

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Response to WillyT (Reply #56)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:10 AM

179. So, basically, because he hasn't been able to do everything, he's not had our backs...

What a ridiculous point. I think this post sums up why you're too irrational to even care about. You have a comeback for everything. Obama ended the Iraq War (but you'll come back and say we're still in Afghanistan). Obama came out in support of gay marriage (but you'll come back and say he's not fought enough to legalize marijuana). Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act (but you'll say Obama hasn't done enough on poverty with women). Obama ended DADT (but you'll say he's in the back pocket of the military industrial complex). Obama's healthcare plan opens the door for women to finally get the healthcare and coverage they really need (but you'll come back with how it wasn't progressive enough). Obama saved the auto industry (but won't walk with unions). Obama killed bin Laden (but is a war criminal). Obama passed the most expansive immigration act in the past 30 years (but he didn't get amnesty). Obama saved the economy from a great depression (but unemployment is still high). Obama managed to get the Republicans to raise taxes (but he didn't raise 'em high enough). Obama became the first president to appoint two women to the Supreme Court (but he's a corporatist).

You seein' a trend here, Willy? Basically, everything Obama has done is irrelevant in your eyes because it's not enough. People list the multiple times he's stood up for us, had our backs, and you move the goalposts. Let's be honest, Willy, in your reality, Obama could never, ever have your back because his accomplishments would have to be endless to satisfy you.

That's sad. But outside maybe voting for him, I don't recall you ever having Pres. Obama's back. This post right here proves it - you'll shoot back with snark on every accomplishment listed because it's never good enough for you. Obama could turn water into wine and you'd demand for him to also provide a feast.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #179)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:57 PM

269. +1000!!!

Thank You,Irishman!
That was Beautifully Stated

she

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Response to WillyT (Reply #56)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:57 AM

194. I don't want the Prez, whoever he/she may be, getting involved in state politics. Not his job.

He has enuf on his plate to run the country.

He made his positions known. That's all he should be doing when it's state government that's involved.

Can you imagine how effective he'd be, if he started traveling from state to state, getting involved in and taking positions in individual state government issues? That's so silly that it shows you just don't understand the different jobs that different politicians have.

There is a long list of accomplishments of this President. There are things that individuals such as yourself aren't happy about (you are keeping them a secret, except you mentioned the Constitution, which I am guessing is about the 2nd Amendment)...there are always things to be unhappy about. If you look for them.

No one is perfect. Clinton pushed NAFTA, one of the most damaging treaties ever passed by our govt. But I'm guessing you applauded his speech at the Dem Nat'l Convention.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #54)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:12 PM

100. the autoworkers who now work for $11-14/hour instead of $26-30?

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #100)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:06 AM

165. HiPointDem, in the 1980s experienced workers made 20 an hour

Back in the 1980s I remember 'paid vacations' and company health care. In the 1990s it went away.

Now we know it doesn't exist. It won't come back . I'm glad i won't be alive 320 years from now.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:03 PM

58. Many people have learned from life that relationships need reciprocity & Have functioned under that

principle since 2008.

Yes, the ante has been increasing, but to an adult that doesn't mean that we are just observers.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:11 PM

61. 1 man, and 300 milion people sitting on their lazy asses, doing essentially nothing.

Except going on the internets and being hypercritical, if that can even count for anything at all. Don't get me wrong - we should be aware and stand up for what we believe, but we also need to get out there and get involved in the non-cyber world and help this man because it's too easy to criticize him from the comfort of your computer room.

Then again, maybe if you rub his belly, he will give you 3 wishes...

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #61)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:34 PM

69. A lot of people are out working as hard as they can...

... with their jobs, their families, etc. Calling the entire nation lazy isn't productive.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:20 PM

63. NO. Obviously you don't understand what it means

to win an Election. OUR work just begins.

It is up to WE, THE PEOPLE to make sure that our President has OUR support.

That is part of our Constitutional government - we are not choosing a Dictator. This is a government of THE PEOPLE, and if there are problems, we have no one else to blame but ourselves.

which means WE have a lot of work to do.....

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:32 PM

68. I really can't stand cults of personality.

The president serves the people, not the other way around. To support the man rather than his policies is backwards.

Should we work to make it easier for him to enact the policies we like? Of course. Does the public have a responsibility to do so? Of course. Should we criticize him when we disagree with him? There is nothing more important.

President Obama is light years better than President George W. Bush. But we have a duty to speak out when he doesn't meet our expectations. Whether it's continuing and enhancing the national security state, extending tax cuts for the very wealthy (and $400,000 is very wealthy), negotiating away the public option in the ACA behind closed doors and denying it, or failing to lead on civil rights, these are legitimate and important issues, and we are right to demand that he do better on them.

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Response to BlueCheese (Reply #68)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:35 PM

70. Thank You For That !!!

Exactly !!!


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Response to BlueCheese (Reply #68)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:00 PM

90. The assumption that anyone who supports this President is engaging in a cult of personality is

insulting.

Even though you may not be able to imagine the rational processes that go into people's decisions about what they support and what they don't support, that does not mean that reason has nothing to do with what people have decided.

I will not insult your reasons for what you think about PO if you will refrain from insulting mine.

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Response to patrice (Reply #90)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:06 AM

164. It would be insulting...

... if I made that assumption. But I didn't make such a sweeping generalization. Where did I assume that anyone who supports President Obama is engaging in a cult of personality?

It's perfectly reasonable to support the man, if by support you mean that you think he generally tries to do the right thing and shares your beliefs and priorities. But idealizing him, or any person, beyond that is dangerous territory, I think. I'm afraid some people have decided they will support virtually any policy that President Obama enacts or will bend over backwards to justify any apparent compromise he might make. That's where I get frustrated.

To me, if we think a policy is bad, we shouldn't accept it because of who supports it. There are times when the fact that Obama supports something might make us reconsider, since he's an intelligent person. After all, I let Paul Krugman greatly influence my opinions on economics issues. But certain things we shouldn't compromise. Instead, we now accept increased government surveillance that we criticized under Bush. When Obama backtracked on the Bush tax cuts in 2010 and 2012, we argue that what he got was the best he could do, or even called it a victory. When he was slow on gay rights we say he's still better than all the others, even though times have changed, and counsel people to wait until after the election. Those who argue that he and the Democrats could be doing more are derided as concern trolls or wishing for the impossible.

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Response to BlueCheese (Reply #68)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:37 PM

124. "our" expectations?

Who is that, exactly? The President serves "the people" not just some of them.

In fact the President acknowledges his constant critics and never has acted as if he did not support them. Unlike Republicans, who ignore us or tell us too bad, we lost.



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Response to BlueCheese (Reply #68)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:53 PM

133. And offering a chained CPI to the republicans when SS has

NOTHING to do with the deficit.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #133)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:49 AM

189. +1

 

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Response to BlueCheese (Reply #68)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:21 AM

140. I really can't stand those who accuse others of having "cults of personality"

when they don't know what the fuck they're talking about.

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Response to Cha (Reply #140)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:09 AM

166. Are you saying there aren't cults of personality around politicians?

Did I accuse you in particular of being in one? I don't think I did. So why the aggressive response, complete with profane language?

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:51 PM

79. WELL SAID + 1MILLION

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:51 PM

81. He should but we aren't the ones he has to answer to.

 

We aren't the owners of the country and we aren't his boss.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #81)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:59 PM

86. Ain't That The Truth




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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #81)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:59 PM

89. + My household. n/t

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:58 PM

84. How do you describe "our" back

without leaving out some of your fellow citizens?

We were pissed when Bush acted like WE didn't count.

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Response to treestar (Reply #84)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:46 PM

129. We also were pissed because we knew bu$h was a Fraud, a silver spoon...

a liar, a profiteer, a lazy alcoholic, a stupid wrongdoer, and more...

President Barack Hussein Obama is none of the above, and you (and me) know it.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:59 PM

85. apparently not

being President means that millions of people will worship you no matter how much you betray them.

politics is very strange. and sad.

Silly of me to think that people were rational and could be persuaded by facts. I shoulda known better.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:11 PM

98. President Barack Hussein Obama knows things you do not know, negative nellies & willyT.

he has a much bigger picture and a greater responsibility than to much more than any of us will ever have.

it is impossible to do everything and meet every one of your high and mighty expectations in 4 years. But, ultimately, he DOES have the backs of elderly, the poor, the disabled, our vets, and the middle class.

his list of priorities does not match mine - but i trust him to do the right thing - which he has - one thing at a time despite all the shit that has impeded his way. he has my back and i have his.

i trust what i do not know about a lot of things - and it is hard to trust blindly on every facet of what it takes to run this country as justly and fairly as possible. but i do trust this president. more than i would every trust a negative nelly and persons who find every opportunity to scream about not getting everything arranged perfectly on their plates. life just isn't like that.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:15 PM

102. The fan clubbing in this thread is downright embarrassing.

I used to think this was a right-wing thing, but we certainly have our own contingent of celebrity worshipers and sycophants who will defend the Leader, no matter what, without question.

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Response to Marr (Reply #102)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:27 PM

114. We must assume some are paid trolls.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #114)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:41 AM

147. I'm really sick of this "paid shills" notion.

It's incredibly narcissistic. Nobody on earth gives a fuck what gets said here except us and some assholes from Freerepulic.com.

Why anyone would ever pay anyone to do anything here is utterly beyond me.

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Response to dorkulon (Reply #147)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:10 PM

228. 20 Habits of Paid Trolls:



1) Post one diary every quarter
2) Never tip
3) Never completely disagree - just throw the comment thread off track
4) Post at the top of the diary
5) Never recommend (only gives issue more visibility)
6) Work in shifts so are ready 24 hours a day - 7 days a week
7) When comments get troll rated - dump ID and move to new ID
8) Use multiple IDs' and computers so can post under as many as 8 names in a single diary
9) Have an alert system to have other post on diaries that are "dangerous" to their employers (most likely a Koch brother front group/health insurance co employee)
10) Mostly make hard to read cutting edge stories in their infancy - mainstream popular diaries get too many views for paid trolls to have much of an impact
11) Discourage new diary posters
12) Turn off readers with a hostile tone, vicious, or condescending attack
13)Call your statistics arbitrary, ask you to check your figures, doubt your analysis or facts,
14) Tell readers your story lacks facts, that your story lacks depth, that your story lacks research, that your links prove nothing, that your conclusions are wrong etc (of course a troll will never offer a shred of "evidence" to back up a single of their assertions)
15) Write using a dismissive, surly tone
16) Dismiss diary writer or comment posters as not quite right
17) Have a tag line about anything but what dKos is about - but not actually opposing what dKos is about
18) No personal identities on their page
19) Never offer any constructive ideas
20) Complain that someone is not following the dKos "rules"

Conclusion: sadly: paid trolls work


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/21/978170/-20-Habits-of-Paid-Trolls#

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #228)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:48 PM

242. 1 way to avoid having to back up your arguments:

Accuse those who disagree of being paid trolls.

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Response to dorkulon (Reply #242)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:52 PM

244. Well, I have to agree with you there!

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Response to Marr (Reply #102)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:28 PM

115. So you think there is something wrong, ipso facto, with supporting

ANY politician? That's what it sounds like.

So if Bernie Sanders were elected President, and had to "cave" to a Democratic Congress, you would hold his feet to the fire, right, and never ever have his back?

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Response to treestar (Reply #115)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:32 PM

120. I think there's something wrong with "having the back" of a politician-- yes.

And I'm amazed that you can't see it.

There are politicians whose work I appreciate and support-- but I do not have loyalty to them as individuals.

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Response to Marr (Reply #120)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:35 PM

122. well who are they?

And how do you hold their feet to the fire?

No one said they have loyalty to the President as an individual - they said they support him and don't believe that criticism alone will cause him to "have our back."

Oh and by the way the OP demands that he "have our back." So he should have loyalty to us as individuals (laughably impossible) but it is somehow wrong to support him as an individual? Laughable.

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Response to treestar (Reply #122)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:41 PM

126. Bullshit.

Look at this thread and tell me these aren't expressions of loyalty to an individual. Are you actually going to try to say that, "he had me at hello" is something other than hero worship? Really?

As for your last point, the OP was obviously referring to the principles the party claims to stand for, not that Barrack Obama should come over and help you move your refrigerator.

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Response to treestar (Reply #115)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:33 PM

121. That sounds about right.

Bernie Sanders wouldn't have any unicorns to give away either.

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Response to treestar (Reply #115)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:45 AM

206. When a post starts out, "So you think...." you know it has to be a logical fallacy.

"So if Bernie Sanders were elected President, and had to "cave" to a Democratic Congress, you would hold his feet to the fire, right, and never ever have his back?" You are making the assumption that "having his back" and "holding his feet to the fire" are mutually exclusive. They are not. Holding your Congressional representative's feet to the fire (asking them to honor their promises) is your obligation as a participating citizen. It would be nice after working to "support" a candidate and getting them elected one could relax and sit back and watch American Idol. But that isnt practical. As I see it, we choose a candidate that supports our values and then, once elected WE HELP THEM REMEMBER THAT THEY SUPPORT OUR VALUES.

As far as "having his back", I would say that I would have Pres Obama's back if he took the risk to strengthen SS by raising the cap. He would get a lot of resistance but I would "have his back". But I am guessing that your definition of "having his back" would mean that should he cut SS, you would support the decision irregardless of the reason. If I am wrong about that, please clarify.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #206)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:47 PM

266. Speaking of Bernie Sanders, his appointments would likely have been very different.

No Tim Geithner, Larry Summers, Rahm Emanuel or Eric Holder.

Sanders would undoubtedly have chosen more progressives, and since the Senate was more Democratic in 2009, there would have been fewer problems in confirming folks to the left of Geithner and Holder.

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Response to amandabeech (Reply #266)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:02 PM

271. Appointing conservatives cant lead to goodness.

Sen Sanders also wouldnt have appointed the following conservatives, Lawrence Summers, Ben Bernanke, William M. Daley, Jeff Immelt, Alan Simpson, Dave Cote, Jeb Bush, Robert Gates, Gen Stanley McChrystal, Jacob Lew, Jeremiah Norton, Gen Petraeus, John Brennen, Chuck Hegal, Michael Taylor.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #271)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:24 PM

273. Yup.

I can't imagine what the situation would have been like with the second and third tier appointments.

I'm an FDR Dem, and I thought that both Hilary and Obama would have been disastrous in the event of an economic meltdown. I wish that I wasn't right about Obama.

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Response to Marr (Reply #102)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:50 AM

201. Not as embarrassing as the freeperlike attacks on a sitting Democratic President.


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Response to JTFrog (Reply #201)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:34 PM

236. When the sitting Democratic President acts like a Republican I would hope he gets criticism.

It's too bad you don't see it.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:19 PM

106. It is time he has ours

Part of me does not want a leader that will trash people they way the GOP trashed us. However, this is the second term, and frankly, iot is time for the LOSERS to eat their peas, and I do not mean the left. Part of me hated that idea that we could not come together as a nation, but 2010 ruined that, so frankly, if it become a gloried civil war every four years where the Union has to beat the Confederacy into submission again and again and again till we Latinos breed the Dixie Dumbasses into minority status, so be it. Some people are cheering at that, I weep.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:25 PM

110. yes

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:30 PM

116. Yes! YES!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:43 PM

127. I trust the president to have our back.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

135. Threads like this do NOTHING but pollute this web site

But I'm sure that's the intent. I cannot be the only one sick of this utterly boring, COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE foolishness where the politically impotent get whipped up into lathers after having somehow managed to convince themselves that they -- and only they -- have all of the answers. The "if you ain't whining and going out of your way to criticize President Obama's supporters, you're not paying attention" crowd.

Props to Summer Hathaway for breaking through the (not even remotely subtle) BS and laying bare what was already plain to everyone.

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Response to Number23 (Reply #135)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:47 AM

151. But, but, but,

the OP got his big shit stirring thread.. bringing out all the haters and those who HAVE THE PRESIDENT'S BACK.

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Response to Cha (Reply #151)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:27 AM

156. "Big shit stirring thread." And that's all it is

Despite the numerous protestations of those who act as though the majority of us here who support the president are the ones with the problem.

I would wager that it's the ones who have pretended to have his back while taking EVERY opportunity to shit on the man (as Summer so devastatingly pointed out upthread) that are the ones really worthy of our disdain and contempt. Not the president's supporters that represent every hue, shade, economic bracket etc. -- you know the folks "liberals" always scream that they are supposed to care about.

The "we -- and only we -- possess all wisdom and knowledge which is why everyone ignores the hell out of us and we have to scream so loud" crowd. Damn, I'm sick of the whining.

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Response to Cha (Reply #151)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:31 AM

157. Whoops. Just saw that the OP, after high-fiving every single post in this thread that shit on the

president and/or his supporters, got a post hidden and won't be able to continue to wallow in the muck that he's created.

Too bad this thread can't be locked and thrown in the DU garbage bin where it belongs now.

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Response to Number23 (Reply #157)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:54 AM

160. Exactly.. start shit and get brought down

by it.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:39 AM

146. I always thought

 

politics was about the people, about the greater good. Silly me it seems that icons trump social and economic justice.

Maybe the bottom line is whether or not we all seek the same depth of changes in our society. There is no doubt in my mind that the number one beneficiary of all political decisions, be they foreign policy or domestic, are large industries/the extremely wealthy - that is, the general protection of the status quo, and the continuation of a capital-before-people mentality, the right of the US to impose its will on nations for the benefit of its corporations. If anyone has any evidence contrary to that please prove it.

The years slip by. Conditions grow worse and worse, The danger grows and grows. The ruling class gets stronger and stronger. Polite "can't we all get along children and play nice?" is bringing no positive returns and there is nothing to lose by speaking the truth as harshly as needs be to get the message across.

Don't wait around for any politician to have your back, they don't.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:48 AM

152. He has my back. nt

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:37 AM

158. Indeed it is

He no longer has to avoid scaring "moderate" voters, and he no longer needs the big money donations.

He no longer needs to indulge in his bad habit of premature, preemptive compromising.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:03 AM

163. I thought he was supposed to have our backs

Sorry. That was Version 2008.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:44 AM

167. K&R, it is long past time for Obama to start championing liberal causes

 

like protection of the environment, making the rich pay their fair share, (the recent deal that raised taxes on 400,000 + is a start, but doesn't go near far enough) cutting the insane defense spending and put the billions saved towards social programs, stop the billions being spent on insanity like Afghanistan, etc etc.

I'm hoping Obama's second term is a lot better than his first, which was disappointing and mediocre. Failing that, hopefully he won't give in too much to the republicans and give away the farm in the second term. I am hoping the democrats nominate a fire breathing liberal next time in 2016, for once it would be nice to see a real liberal who is PROUD of endorsing and talking about liberal policies.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:40 AM

168. You make an excellent point

True dat.

BEFORE the election it was ALL about the "progressive muscle"
Obama was just itching to unleash on the nation, once re-elected to
a second term, about how once re-elected he'd supposedly be free
to let his progressive freak flag fly a bit more.

Hell, Obama won't even tell my US Senator (Wyden-OR) what
qualifies a US citizen to get put onto the CIA Drone / Special Ops
"kill list" to be summarily executed without arrest, trial, due process,
and as near as anyone can tell, no opportunity to even surrender and
stand trial. ...and it's all secret: this power is from the pit of Hell.

Democrats need to unite in support of Obama to stand up to the
powerful interests that have apparently captured him, and are holding
hostage in the WH.

And now he's appointing BRENNAN to head up the CIA? This is NOT
what I signed up for in supporting Obama's re-election; rather it is
what I thought I was voting against: oppressive Constitutionally
questionable abuse of authority against our own citizens, following
secret guidelines unknown to the public, to kill members of that
same public, more or less at-will.

What's the difference between this kind of "security state policy", and
how the The Mob operates?

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:46 AM

170. lots of anger WillyT looks like you struck a nerve

 

Apparently not accepting mediocrity and conformity are political impotency."You need to learn your place,"haters and whiners",if you know what's good for you".Lurkers watch that crap, and never sign up or post because they can smell the stench of that game a mile away.Most people want nothing to do with it.A small group of people set out to throw the chum in the water and try to provoke the "unwanted",in the hope that they will lose it and provide an excuse for banning anyone who speaks out against the Presidents policies(tell me that isn't happening on the multiple Barack Obama is the greatest ever threads)Nothing said in this thread is plain to "everyone" but the real haters who want to destroy anyone who interupts their Barack Obama is a God fantasy.This is not Barack Obama Underground as far as i can tell.I see nothing in the tos that demands lock-step obedience to the President's policies now or in the future.

People want to pick a side and win elections like it's a fantasy football contest because there is no risk in that and it keeps their political comfort zone intact.Fine,but they shouldn't expect lock-step obedience to their political views or opinions.They are doing exactly what the political and corporate elites want them to do.They shouldn't expect everyone to follow that sad path.Stirring up mobs of attack dogs to echo lock-step talking points,is a sure sign that something was said that struck a few chords of truth,however foul to the delicate ears of those who accept the status quo as a given in the name of hope and change.You're never gonna get rid of all the "crazy leftists",because they are the only ones making sense to a lot of people including those without a voice at the table(whatever fucking table that is).It's not personal,why do people insist on making it so.So much do some people identify with the politician as hero that they actually take the criticisms of the President as wounds to themselves.

In years gone by when I lurked here,DU was once a place where some serious discussions about social conditions in this country took place.Some of the most prolific posters(including real leftists and social democrats) who could carry a thread for multiple days were either banned or left through the years because of these lock-step attitudes from a small group who are still playing the same game now as they always have.Now everything to the left of Barack Obama or mainstream Democrats is considered childlike,utopian,fantasy and loony,stupidity and ignorance.I also fail to see how this OP pollutes this website.The insults in this thread towards anyone who disagrees with the President's policies is pathetic.

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Response to Kingwithnothrone (Reply #170)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:56 AM

176. Nicely said.

 

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Response to Kingwithnothrone (Reply #170)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:03 AM

178. Well....

.... said. I'm not interested in being a bushBot of the left. When that becomes a requirement for being here I will not be.

I do not dislike Obama, I think he is a good person in a difficult position. His speeches and press conferences are almost always spot on - he says almost exactly what I believe.

But what he does is somewhat different than what he says IMHO. Just like Bush would come out and spew a bunch of crap then go back to the White House and do more or less the opposite, Obama spews a bunch of dreams and then goes back and serves up chopped liver acting like it is the best he can do.

If all the Democratic party can do is slow the decline a bit, what is the point? That is all Obama has done IMHO.

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Response to Kingwithnothrone (Reply #170)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:54 AM

203. "throw the chum in the water"

Perfect description of the OP.



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Response to Kingwithnothrone (Reply #170)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:09 PM

232. We haven't forgotten the whiny Left that ensured that enough people

didn't come out to vote in 2010 resulting in a nationwide SWEEP by the GOP and gerrymandered U.S. House.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #232)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:52 PM

276. If Democrats can't get the voters to vote for them

It's their own damn fault.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:14 AM

172. yay! another shit-stirring thread

From a Manny wannabe.

He's had your malcontented back all along.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:23 AM

173. du rec. nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:57 AM

177. I'll support him when he fights for me. I'm still waiting.

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:10 AM

180. I agree with you completely. He has sold us out several times.

Having his back makes no sense when is back is to us and he's moving to the right.....(not that he is on every issue)

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:27 AM

182. You are way too appreciative of those who share your opinions.

I'm sure there are other, more appropriate ways to boost your self esteem.

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Response to great white snark (Reply #182)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:38 AM

187. Bingo

Talk about a cheerleading fan club.



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Response to great white snark (Reply #182)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:19 PM

249. Noticed that too, huh? While all the while, WillyT's cheering squad bemoans the President's

First Black President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, beloved and respected figure around the world vs. perpetually malcontent poster on relatively obscure web site whose posts have more typos than ideas.

If I had to choose between which one of those two to "cheer" for, wouldn't be any damn choice at all.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:06 AM

184. I'd be happy if we had each other's back

And I expect we do.

He isn't just President of DU you know. He's President of the United States. The only President who did nothing more than what his party wanted was George W Bush with his rubberstamp Congress. That didn't go so well for the country. This President is having to fix that disaster since day one. Second term or not he's still having to fix it, with the real handicap of the GOP still being the rubberstamp Congress, only this time it's for the teabagger branch of their party.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:54 AM

193. Obama hates us.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:32 AM

196. /facepalm

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:58 AM

204. I hate to disagree with you

But I sure do.

I'm worried about his life, his families' lives, and anybody connected with, particularly, the guns issue. Also the debt ceiling, medicare, medicaid, social security, Afghanistan, and how few (2 or 3?) Republicans will support hm in preserving the things we all want and need.

I'm trying to stay away from doctors to help keep Medicare more solvant. I am trying to watch "his" back and he cares about me and us, I'm sure, but his plate is loaded. The same is true of VP Biden and his family.

There are so many crazy people out there.

Watch your own back for a while. That would help all of us get thru this.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:54 AM

208. Oh it's you again.....

...same fucking tune, different day.

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #208)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:47 AM

215. Thanks For Kicking Willy's Thread

 

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Response to HangOnKids (Reply #215)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:55 AM

218. YUP...everyone needs to get a handle on Willi and his cheer club. n/t

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #218)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:10 PM

254. lol.. you're right. Here's another kick.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:55 AM

219. Great post, WillyT.....let's see how the ides of March turns out.....nft

 

dddddd

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:09 PM

222. Yup.

However, he has, "had our back," all along. At least he has done a better job of it than either McCain/Palin or Romney/Ryan ever even intended to do.

"Learn all you can about the candidates, and then vote for the one who is likely to cause you the least harm."

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:28 PM

223. Treason!!! Blasphemy!! Heretic!!!

You dare to question your King President?
~

To the DU stake with you, WillyT!




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Response to Zorra (Reply #223)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:37 PM

264. no

bush was a king with darth as his evil, malevolent jester. We finally do have a president after 20 years of rethuglican disaster administrations. 8 rethug administration years because of theft and corruption in the highest circles of our democracy. Yeah to the stake with him. period.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:40 PM

230. Obama does have your back. It's the republican't part of Congress that's screwing us. Now they want

Obama to have to go against their desire NOT to pay the bills they ran up, so they can try to impeach him after that. You better believe he still needs your support. If you're not aware of all of the bills he's gotten past these losers. Go to PCTC* Blog for 211 of Obama's accomplishments. That's just one place you can find the list. Click on the link "Updated & expanded 211 accomplishments..." There are also alot of other topics you may be interested in.

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Response to judesedit (Reply #230)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:38 PM

237. Did the republican congress pick all of those Wall Street guys for his administration?

How about the Republican he put up for Secretary of State? Did they make him do that?

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Response to Dawgs (Reply #237)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:47 PM

241. Indeed, those choices were his and his alone

To me, that says it all.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:11 PM

233. your

Last edited Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:36 PM - Edit history (3)

intent is obvious. After Reagan, Bush Sr., Bush jr. and the Darth Cheney cabal et al:, Obama is truly someone who is trying to do good things for citizens of this country. See 50 things he has done further down in op's comments. You and your Obama bashing type are one of the reasons that a new years resolution of mine was to NOT allow you bashers, quislings and unrealistically immature people to raise my blood pressure. Think what you want. Spew vitriol. Whine, have a tantrum and pound your fist into the floor if it makes you feel better. He's a good POTUS who has made some missteps, I think, but has learned and is playing the game well now. Not perfectly as you would as POTUS, I'm surebut playing well. Considering that the rethugs and tea partiers have been the major obstruction to his administration of our country, go tell it, shout it out on a mountain. All you quislings shout your disappointment to the high heavens all you want. He's my choice and I've got his back on this forum against all the whiners and quislings and out in society as well. Go Obama! Go!

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #233)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:46 PM

240. What is his plan for the sequester?

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #240)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:26 PM

261. and

your problem is? I don't know. Do you?

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #261)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:57 PM

268. he releases his plans at the last minute and uses the time-crunch as an excuse to bow to neocons

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #268)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:57 PM

277. he

will never be a good enough POTUS to satisfy the quislings and naysayers on this site. I repeat, he is better than any rethug thief, actor or ex-cia chief we've had in the last 30 years and I dare say Clinton also. Have fun in life searching for perfection. Sisyphus, ever heard of him. Somewhat the task you have ahead of you. But, you're entitled.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #277)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:53 AM

290. !

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:14 PM

245. K&R

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:30 PM

257. Sigh....

anyone who thinks there is anything any one in the 99% can do to "hold Obamas feet to the fire" is living in a pleasant delusion. The only thing that has pulled our elected sycophants off their square was the Occupy movement, and we saw how the full weight of the security state came down on it. Enjoy your Soma....

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:53 PM

258. I thought he did and does. Maybe I missed something. nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:34 PM

263. He does have our back....

He had our back when he got a stimulus package through Congress as the United States was sliding into a second Great Depression, saving or creating millions of jobs.

He had our back when he bailed out the auto industry - saving a million auto jobs.

He had our back when he fought for and achieved something that Democratic presidents have dreamed of - health care reform.

He had our back in his first term, and he will have our back in his second term.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:23 PM

272. We elected

 

this President to accomplish some things and we need to keep involved instead of not backing him. Once the Election was over, President Obama has a lot if people in his ear telling him not to carry out the things we elected him for. He has people with money which is Wall Street, Republicans, conservative Democrats and the media trying to act like the Republicans and the people in those Red Districts issues matter more than the people that elected him. That was the problem in the first term. They did not accept the election and kept engaged. We have to stay engaged to back this President instead of piling on.


I've already noticed a difference how President Obama engages those groups trying to get him off course and deter him from what we elected him for. The first thing you heard them say is the President should compromise and he has no mandate. You keep hearing this drumbeat about cutting social programs but none of that during the actual Election. They want Obama to implement Mitt Romney's Policies because that is who some of those groups were actually pulling for in the Election. Obama is the one we elected and we should back him and keep reminding him what we elected him for. It doesn't matter who he puts in any position, as long as they carry out the Policies we elected him for. So far, so good. Once he gets off course we need to let him know it. I don't expect him to fall into the trap of destroying Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. I also expect him to end the War in Afghanistan and do Immigration Reform just like he promised to do. He don't have to compromise with the Republicans as long as he has our support and let our representatives know it too. Two can play at the Republicans game.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:36 PM

274. How profound.

Tell us how he's letting us down now, please!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #274)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:25 AM

291. VP Biden has the President's Back as do WE The People, babylonsistah..

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:02 PM

278. Just curious, but how many of your 43,000+ posts have been rants against the President?....

...When have you EVER had the President's back?

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:24 PM

281. I'm sorry I got here late WillyT. I wish I had been around to have your back...

I believe I saw it mentioned that you've been locked out of the thread but, a quick look shows that you put up a good and decent discussion.

Good on ya.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:30 PM

282. K&R

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:53 AM

295. Kick

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #295)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:55 AM

296. Hey,

do you mind kicking this thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022194242

Much appreciated in advance.



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Response to ProSense (Reply #296)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:47 AM

299. The President has nominated a republican for the post of Secretary of Defense,

and Democrats have every right in the world to question and suspect the President's motives and judgment for doing so.

The fact is, a person has to have a serious lack of good judgment, ethics, and morals in order to identify as a republican and to voluntarily become a member of the republican party. If we consider the massive harm that republicans have done, and continue to do, to people, our country, and the world, it is naturally very, very worrisome to a large number of Democrats that Obama chose a republican for this important post.

A republican is not fit for high office because of the simple fact that they exhibit such inexcusable poor judgment that they willingly choose to be a republican. Fatal flaw. End of story.

Did the President not see, and understand, what Bush years did to us and our country? We progressives certainly got it, and we damn sure don't want any more of it.

This Democratic President who we just elected for a second term, who does not have to worry about re-election, is displaying awful and suspect judgment in choosing right wingers for high level posts in government, when these choices are absolutely not dictated by necessity. The President certainly does not need to kowtow to republicans and other RWers and their lunatic desires.

Personally I'm really pissed off about this, as are many other Democrats, and generally we don't give a rat's ass about the opinions of those who are so starry eyed in love with the President that they believe he can do no wrong.

It appears to me that if Obama appointed Rupert Murdoch, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Wiener, and Pat Robertson as FCC Commissioners, some DUers would be singing the praises of the President's infallible wisdom and brilliance by being so bipartisan in his choices.

It's perfectly OK to question the President. It's healthy. It is not healthy to never question him, and to blindly defend him even when he is clearly wrong.

But of course, that can never happen, because he is so good, wise, and wonderful that he can never be wrong! Catch 22!


Sycophants, nobility/authority worshipers, and cults of personality are threats to any and every democracy.

Yes, President Obama has done some awesome things, and it is right that he be commended for doing them.

But nominating republicans and Wall St. Banksters to high level cabinet posts are not among these awesome things, and some of us see this as a form of betrayal to our party and our belief systems. Some of us actually wonder exactly what the President's relationship is to Wall St. and wealthy private interests, and worry that he may be primarily serving the 1% and not the American people. Yes, of course, he's far superior to Romney. But in reality, that doesn't take much, and certainly does not place the President beyond justifiable reproach.

Since some of us do not worship the ground he walks on, we are going to continue to criticize and pressure the POTUS when he fucks up, and does not really explain his actions satisfactorily to us.

The POTUS is supposed to be our servant, not our king, or our deity.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #299)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:52 AM

300. Kerry is a Republican?

"Sycophants, nobility/authority worshipers, and cults of personality are threats to any and every democracy. "

So are people who don't deal in facts, value demagoguery and hyperbole.

Did you mean Secretary of Defense?

The Neocons vs. Chuck Hagel
http://robertreich.org/post/40610140843

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Response to ProSense (Reply #300)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:03 PM

302. Whoops, thanks. Corrected. Anyway, so what if the neocons

don't like Hagel, he's still a republican, just maybe not quite as bad as the neocons. The fact that neocons don't like him doesn't make him any better of a choice for Secretary of Defense.

False equivalency.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #299)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:55 AM

301. You know what makes me puke:

It appears to me that if Obama appointed Rupert Murdoch, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Wiener, and Pat Robertson as FCC Commissioners, some DUers would be singing the praises of the President's infallible wisdom and brilliance by being so bipartisan in his choices.

It's perfectly OK to question the President. It's healthy. It is not healthy to never question him, and to blindly defend him even when he is clearly wrong.

But of course, that can never happen, because he is so good, wise, and wonderful that he can never be wrong! Catch 22!


Sycophants, nobility/authority worshipers, and cults of personality are threats to any and every democracy.

Yes, President Obama has done some awesome things, and it is right that he be commended for doing them.

...nonsensical bullshit. I mean, have your opinion of the President, but try to do it without the self-righteous condescension of allowing others to agree that he has "has done some awesome things."





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Response to ProSense (Reply #301)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:16 PM

303. Consider the possibility that someone having the audacity to question the President

is what is actually making you nauseous.

There was no condescension involved here, and it is a certifiable fact that I have rarely or never hesitated to commend the President here on DU when he has done something awesome.

In contrast, unlike some, I am not so stone cold in love with the President that I will neglect to criticize him when he does something like appoint one of the people that Democrats have been struggling to keep out of office all of their lives.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #303)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:21 PM

304. Oooh,

"Consider the possibility that someone having the audacity to question the President is what is actually making you nauseous...In contrast, unlike some, I am not so stone cold in love with the President"

...everyone should be like you, mirror:



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