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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:23 AM

 

What are you looking forward to most in Obama's second term? Mine is when he enters the room

He'll have the band play Soul Man instead of Hail to the Chief.


But you get the idea. What are YOU hoping Obama does to make white rural Americans' head's explode?

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Reply What are you looking forward to most in Obama's second term? Mine is when he enters the room (Original post)
Pretzel_Warrior Jan 2013 OP
MannyGoldstein Jan 2013 #1
Pretzel_Warrior Jan 2013 #2
agracie Jan 2013 #4
Pretzel_Warrior Jan 2013 #5
chillfactor Jan 2013 #7
Jack Sprat Jan 2013 #8
agracie Jan 2013 #3
Pretzel_Warrior Jan 2013 #6
Scuba Jan 2013 #18
bluestateguy Jan 2013 #9
Pretzel_Warrior Jan 2013 #10
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #11
Pretzel_Warrior Jan 2013 #12
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #13
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #14
Luminous Animal Jan 2013 #15
Pretzel_Warrior Jan 2013 #24
DemocratsForProgress Jan 2013 #32
quinnox Jan 2013 #16
upi402 Jan 2013 #17
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #19
bigtree Jan 2013 #20
madokie Jan 2013 #21
DFW Jan 2013 #22
Pretzel_Warrior Jan 2013 #23
DFW Jan 2013 #25
LWolf Jan 2013 #26
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #27
YoungDemCA Jan 2013 #28
LWolf Jan 2013 #29
randome Jan 2013 #30
LWolf Jan 2013 #31
Pretzel_Warrior Jan 2013 #33
LWolf Jan 2013 #34

Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:27 AM

1. Work to end our 4-year depression?

When rural Americans see that traditional Democratic policies improve the economy mightily, their heads will explode. Then they'll vote Democratic for the next 40 years. Like what happened with FDR.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:34 AM

2. I'm sorry to hear of your loss

 

Your sense of humor will be missed.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:41 AM

4. What loss ? n/t

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Response to agracie (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:48 AM

5. The kind of loss that causes an anti-Obama poster on DU

 

To try killing my thread 1 post in with lies about some economic depression he imagines the U.S. is in.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:51 AM

7. that makes absolutetly no sense....

just a waste of space...

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:58 AM

8. I think it's coming Manny.

 

The repubs have tried to derail any signs of recovery, but the economic indicators show unemployment numbers dropping and more consumer confidence than since the Bush Financial Crash.

I just have a good feeling heading into the 2nd term. I sense a strong year for the USA and the world.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:36 AM

3. I am a white rural American. My head...

is very unlikely to explode, but my heart bursts with pride when I see our Prez.

(Hey Pretzel_Warrior, put away that big brush...)

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Response to agracie (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:50 AM

6. Come on. Why so serious everyone?

 

Obviously, when I said white rural Americans it was political shorthand for the LARGEST demographic group who voted against Obama both times.

I really don't get it at DU these days.

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Response to agracie (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:43 AM

18. +1

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:07 AM

9. Now we can forge ahead with our secret Marxist collectivist Maoist socialist Kenyan agenda!!!

Open the borders!

Reparations for slavery!

All heterosexual marriages are nullified!

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:19 AM

10. Yes! Reparations! And nationalize the oil companies like Chavez

 

Deficit immediately fixed.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:38 AM

11. I'm looking forward to seeing the style of turbin he wears

and watching him swear in on The Communist Manifesto.

The best part for me though will be when he declares all firearms illegal for normal citizens, declares everyone in the world a US citizen, and makes Spanish our official language.

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:42 AM

12. He's swearing in on his own book, dreams of my father.

 

And declare that book a new holy scripture to be studied and recited by school children.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:44 AM

13. Nice! nt

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:47 AM

14. Oh, I am also looking forward to his EO outlawing soda and meat. nt

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 02:26 AM

15. So damn happy that this post has zero recs.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:10 AM

24. Too bad, so sad. There are a couple of recs now

 

Thank you for kicking this post while I slept.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:16 PM

32. Logged in and gave it a rec.

Thanks to your comment.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 02:31 AM

16. nothing

 

I don't think about stuff like that - hoping he pisses off rural folk.

As for the inaguration, it will be just another day as far as I'm concerned. Not into the pomp and ceremony crap.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 02:50 AM

17. Investigate banksters and war criminals, amnesty for whistle-blowers, climate change, media reform

But seriously... missing white chicks, athletes on drugs, and wayward movie stars will be all I think about and hope it's all the Prez thinks about too!













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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:48 AM

19. Personally if there's going to be exploding heads I want them to be in the Village

The Pundits, the Very Serious People, Wall Street and K street.



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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:56 AM

20. I'm looking forward to getting all of the goodies FOX says he's gifting black folks with

. . . I already got my pony (what grown man rides a pony, anyway?).

Oh, yeah, I'm also looking forward to seeing his ride all pimped out and a few shots of him in a dashiki drinking a Colt 45 while running a pick through his new afro. Oh wait, that's me!

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:12 AM

21. Keep on being the President of all Americans as he's been so far

or as I see he's been so far.
I love our President and Vice President and families
I love our Country
Just wish we had fewer bigots, assholes and racist

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:18 AM

22. When he last entered a room I was in, I already got what I wanted

He greeted me by name as soon as he saw me.

That was in his first term, but I don't think I should be looking for something to top that.

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Response to DFW (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:08 AM

23. That is so cool! I met him once in 2008, but he didn't know me

 

Just happy I can one day say to my grand kids that I met Barack Obama.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #23)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:05 PM

25. Not QUITE as grandiose as it seems

This was the third time I had met him, and the White House had asked me to send them a brief bio before this last meet-up. So he knew full well who I was before he got there. When my daughter was in school in the States, she interned at Emily's List in DC, and she saw him quite a lot, although she had no clue he'd be president 3 years later.

Here was my OP from last July: http://www.democraticunderground.com/125170848

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:18 PM

26. My list:

1. He will fire Arne Duncan, appoint an actual educator, and repeal all legislation or program/policies that require high stakes testing. He will make sure that there will be no more high-stakes testing driving education deform, he will withdraw his support for all privatization, and he will work tirelessly to heal and fund a healthy, vibrant, PUBLIC education system by putting educators in charge.

2. He will become a champion of universal, single-payer, NOT FOR PROFIT health CARE.

3. He will make domestic infrastructure the focus of everything he does, and the beneficiary of the bulk of whatever $$ we have to invest.

4. He will also focus on closing economic gaps, rebuilding the middle class, and fully supporting many-layered support and safety nets for those who are not in the middle class.

5. He will fight for election reform: 100% publicly financed elections with IRV.

6. He will repeal NAFTA, and return the U.S. to fair trade based on strong, high labor and environmental standards.

I don't want him to make white rural Americans' head's explode.

I'm white. I'm rural. I'm an American. I like my head to stay on my shoulders.

His right-of-center corporate policies have been setting off little explosions for the last 4 years. I want him to HEAL that damage, not extend it.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #26)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:14 PM

27. I agree 1000,000! But I also look forward to what Michele is wearing and her doo.

I want to see if I'll like her with bangs. Sorry to be so shallow...but I also care about all the political stuff. I can chew gum on the left and right side of my mouth at the same time.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #26)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:19 PM

28. He, of couse, will do none of those things

But better for him to have a "D" next to his name than an "R" because....

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Response to YoungDemCA (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:23 PM

29. Maybe.

Then again, if there were an "R" next to his name, we might see some vigorous opposition to bad policy from Ds in Congress.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #29)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:25 PM

30. If he can make progress on the 3 things he says are his priorities...

Guns, immigration and climate change, his 2nd term will be a success.

No one with an 'R' next to their name would even try.

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Response to randome (Reply #30)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:27 PM

31. I guess we each have our own

definition of success.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:51 PM

33. Most people know success in a functioning

 

Society is incremental--not revolutionary

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #33)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:43 AM

34. Maybe.

More accurately, SOME people know that. I do.

In order to move forward, to make "incremental" progress, the goals have to actually be on the table. That's how Republicans have been able to pick away until things that would have been unheard of a decade or two ago are suddenly "normal." They always bring everything, even the bat-shit crazy stuff, to the table.

When you don't allow single-payer on the table when crafting the "affordable care act," when you don't allow anything on the education table but corporate privatizing reforms, then your "compromises" are simply efforts, not to move forward, but to give up less, and you don't see any "incremental" progress.

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