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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:15 PM

May I just reiterate that we have a 'new' President,

the same man a lot of us voted for 4 years ago? He's also the same man I am thoroughly convinced is the man who will be working FOR US v. the alternative horrific choice?

I think President Obama will piss a lot of people off because he has his choices to make we're not privy to.
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I also think this man has integrity that his competition never had.

We are so damned lucky to have a man with integrity, one who I think honestly cares about us.

Not a rant, but thankfulness that he can carry on.

and

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Reply May I just reiterate that we have a 'new' President, (Original post)
babylonsister Nov 2012 OP
elleng Nov 2012 #1
joseph abbott Nov 2012 #2
babylonsister Nov 2012 #3
Squinch Nov 2012 #16
woo me with science Nov 2012 #4
babylonsister Nov 2012 #5
Squinch Nov 2012 #18
Maraya1969 Nov 2012 #11
calimary Nov 2012 #12
LukeFL Nov 2012 #22
Rose Siding Nov 2012 #23
calimary Nov 2012 #24
Grateful for Hope Nov 2012 #6
Voice for Peace Nov 2012 #7
rhett o rick Nov 2012 #8
union_maid Nov 2012 #9
Cha Nov 2012 #10
denvine Nov 2012 #13
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #14
Paka Nov 2012 #15
Squinch Nov 2012 #17
lunatica Nov 2012 #19
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2012 #20
Kath1 Nov 2012 #21
zipplewrath Nov 2012 #25

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:18 PM

1. With you, as usual, b'sis.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:18 PM

2. With no more reelections

I hope he flexes his muscles this time around. The man crushed the election. Now he just need not blink when the republicans make a stand.
If he was real tough, he'd act on this!

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Response to joseph abbott (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:21 PM

3. Bigger fish to fry than Norquist; let that guy disappear. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:50 AM

16. But PLEASE can we enjoy watching him sizzling in the pan for a little while?

I can't stand that guy.

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Response to joseph abbott (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:28 PM

4. The problem has not been re-election. The problem is and remains corporate money

in government and the electoral system, and the pressure to enact corporate policy that it creates. It is a systemic and structural problem.

That concern about re-election was NOT the problem is clearly shown by the fact that the President had to pivot leftward in his rhetoric during election season in order to appeal to voters.

The problem of corporate money remains. As we have seen during this election, the best antidote to that problem is loud, persistent voices of the people, in order to create public pressure to respond to us rather than the corporate lobbyists and donors.

We have to keep the pressure up to force liberal policies, including changes to the corrupted and purchased system.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:37 PM

5. Corporate money failed in this election obviously.

How did Obama pivot leftward to get funds? His ground game was awesome, period.

I agree, the money spent was obscene, and hopefully the SC might rethink or overturn their boneheaded move to allow unlimited money into the discourse.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:54 AM

18. My dream result of this administration would include Glass Steagall reinstatement and a

law reversing Citizens United.

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Response to joseph abbott (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:28 PM

11. Why make it so you have to have a Whitehouse.gov account to sign the petition?

I tried to click on the link but it didn't work.

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Response to joseph abbott (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:36 PM

12. Welcome to DU, joseph abbott!

Couldn't agree more! So far, he's come out swinging. He DOES have a mandate, and it's up to us to have his back. Glad you're here! Now might be a good time for us to start calling Capitol Hill and weighing in with your congresscritter. Not now specifically - it's Saturday evening. But next week the switchboard will be open at least through the early part of the week. Make sure they're aware, friend OR foe, that WE are there and WE are the ones who WON THE ELECTION. So they better take what WE want very seriously. WE rule. They didn't get a mandate of any sort. They're lucky they held onto the House and we didn't do better than we did. But we STILL main inroads and gained ground and we need to make sure they don't forget it.

'Cause if they think we don't care, they won't, either.

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Response to calimary (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:18 PM

22. Agree. Is there a short written request

To tell these thieves when we call? Should I ask specifically for my congressman's office or should I just ask to be transferred to any congreeman?

Btw, I am in west/ Murphy district.

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Response to LukeFL (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:43 PM

23. Here are your Senators' numbers

Senator Bill Nelson (D- FL) 202-224-5274
Senator Marco Rubio (R- FL) 202-224-3041

Might get a recording. Just tell them briefly who you are and why you called.

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Response to LukeFL (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:48 PM

24. What I always suggest, and do myself, is call both MY congressman, and somebody else's.

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Could be anybody else. Could be in my state or outside of California. Could be in my party or the opposition. Might be somebody involved in an issue I'm calling about, or otherwise care deeply about. That would be my recommendation. And one or both of your Senators. I make about four calls at any one time.

It's valuable to call Dems to remind them that we expect nothing less than Backbones-R-Us from them and that we DID DAMN WELL get a mandate! Did the bad guys ADD House seats? The answer is NO!

It's valuable to call republi-CONS because, deep down, they know how to count votes and they too saw what happened earlier this month, and that they LOST seats in the House and they LOST seats in the Senate and they LOST their chance at the White House, and the demographics are changing around them and they BETTER pay attention. The better to destabilize the enemy. They're weak and knocked off their game at the moment, and the wind's been knocked out of 'em, too. NOW is the time to exploit that weakness. And if they're teabaggers, they could well stand a reminder that they just lost two of their proudest and most obnoxious leading lights, the two highest-profile attention-hogging teabaggers of them all: 1) that asshole loudmouth bullying reckless swaggering deadbeat dad joe walsh in Illinois, AND 2) that pompous asshole idiot who says he has a higher secret clearance than the President goes, allen west in Florida. GONE. Good Riddance. Seeya. Sayonara Suckers. You may get some snot-nose staffer who imagines himself or herself the next kkkarl rove, and he or she may want to argue with you a little. Be polite, but stand FIRM. Concede NOTHING. And again, remember, the facts are on YOUR side. As is the mandate.

These schmucks need to know, and be shown, and be reminded of WHO'S BOSS. Whether they like it or not. ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:41 PM

6. I wish I could rec this many times

Yes, he has integrity and we are so very lucky.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:47 PM

7. couldn't agree more

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:55 PM

8. I am optimistic that we can get some major shit done this session. nm

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:57 PM

9. Yes

Happy to rec this one. Thanks for posting this.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:14 PM

10. I love posts like yours, babylonsistah! Full of

postiveness, optimism, and appreciation for what/who we have!



http://theobamadiary.com/

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:03 AM

13. I'm totally with you.

I also feel that he has a tremendous amount of integrity and he cares about us. I am also a realist. I realize he cannot do all the things he would like to do. Washington just doesn't work that way. He will try, but many times he will have to compromise. Compromising is not failure, he will get part of what he wants, just maybe not all of it. I'm OK with that because I know he tried. I trust him and I feel his vision for America is the country I want to live in.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:12 AM

14. R&K!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:09 AM

15. Amen and Amen!

We are so honored to have him as our President.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:51 AM

17. Kick-o-rama

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:04 AM

19. It'll be a relentless struggle for him but we're still going in the right direction

Election day could have resulted in us going backwards for the next 4 years. There is absolutely no doubt of that.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:39 PM

20. very grateful and looking forward

To his further accomplishments on our behalf!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:53 PM

21. Couldn't agree more!

Best president in my lifetime and best friend women have ever had in the White House. Really looking forward to the next four years! I feel he speaks for me.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:44 PM

25. What won't change

Gitmo will stay open, it won't even get moved to Illinois
Extra-judicial assassinations will continue
The folks that were tortured will stay locked up, the people that committed torture will never see a court room.
The White House will continue to assert that they can keep people locked up at Gitmo without trial. The will continue to assert that those found not guilty at their military commission trials that are biased against them can still be held against their will.
There will still be an insurance mandate.
There still won't be a public option.
There still won't be universal health care. There won't even be universal health insurance. People will still go bankrupt from health care costs they can't afford, even with insurance.
The rate of inflation of health care costs will continue to rise at roughly 7% (around 3 times the general rate of inflation).
We will still pay 5 times as much for less health care than our western european economic competitors.
Arne Duncan will still work to privatize "public" education.

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