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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-29-06 02:17 PM
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17. Obama could have taken another direction on that show.
One I deeply wish he would have taken.
He said Democrats need to convince the public.
He had the perfect opportunity, by being on that show, to do just that.
He has shown that he is a good speaker. He could have used his time on "This Week" to make the case against Alito, to make it powerfully and eloquently and persuasively and to wake up some drowsy Sunday tv watchers.
Yet, given that opportunity, an increasingly rare one given the tendency of so many shows to skew their speakers to the right (This week's "Meet the Press" showing that dramatically), he chose to squander it.
I am disappointed he made that choice.
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  -Here's my beef with Obama... fooj  Jan-29-06 01:40 PM   #0 
  - bingo. You are more accurate than I like, I had higher hopes for him.  antifaschits   Jan-29-06 01:41 PM   #1 
  - Wheres the beef?  William769   Jan-29-06 01:42 PM   #2 
  - Just tired of everyone behaving as though he is the second coming...  fooj   Jan-29-06 01:44 PM   #3 
     - No shit, huh?  graywarrior   Jan-29-06 01:46 PM   #7 
  - You have no beef  Gman   Jan-29-06 01:45 PM   #4 
  - Waaaaaaaaaaaahhh!  fooj   Jan-29-06 01:50 PM   #10 
     - LOL!  Gman   Jan-29-06 01:58 PM   #11 
        - Understood. Never been sold on Obama, though.  fooj   Jan-29-06 02:03 PM   #14 
           - Don't ever be sold on any politician, ever  Gman   Jan-29-06 02:19 PM   #18 
              - If I've said this once I've said it a million times...  fooj   Jan-29-06 02:26 PM   #23 
                 - Good points  Gman   Jan-29-06 02:28 PM   #25 
                    - Why, thank you. How can we get this out there?  fooj   Jan-29-06 02:31 PM   #28 
  - Gonna vote for the Alito filibuster.  Inland   Jan-29-06 01:46 PM   #5 
  - No one is asking the JUNIOR Senator to do anything but  fooj   Jan-29-06 01:48 PM   #8 
  - No, he's not voting for the filibuster  Southpawkicker   Jan-29-06 02:22 PM   #20 
     - We have a winner here...  fooj   Jan-29-06 02:24 PM   #22 
     - I heard himj on Face the Nation this morning.  Inland   Jan-29-06 02:32 PM   #29 
        - Here's my suggestion to Obama...  fooj   Jan-29-06 02:40 PM   #31 
        - Wonder why Obama isn't out there persuading people directly?  MODemocrat   Jan-29-06 04:19 PM   #38 
        - DO SOMETHING, BARRACK!  fooj   Jan-29-06 04:41 PM   #40 
           - Right on, that's what I meant too  MODemocrat   Jan-29-06 09:56 PM   #46 
        - I stand corrected  Southpawkicker   Jan-29-06 06:01 PM   #45 
        - I respect that honesty  loyalsister   Jan-30-06 09:09 AM   #52 
           - I think further back  Inland   Jan-30-06 09:59 AM   #53 
              - Same difference  loyalsister   Jan-30-06 11:36 AM   #56 
                 - Change hearts, and mobilize.  Inland   Jan-30-06 11:41 AM   #57 
                    - That's not his job  loyalsister   Jan-30-06 11:18 AM   #55 
  - Yes. Disappointing.  boobooday   Jan-29-06 01:46 PM   #6 
  - I have yet to hear him speak with any CONVICTION OR COURAGE.  fooj   Jan-29-06 01:49 PM   #9 
  - TODAY, both Biden and Obama DISTANCED THEMSELVES from the team.  fooj   Jan-29-06 02:01 PM   #12 
  - There is no "team" for this filibuster.  Heewack   Jan-29-06 10:36 PM   #48 
     - Hey-- Heewack!  fooj   Jan-30-06 01:04 AM   #50 
  - Politicians don't lead. They follow the money and the votes.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jan-29-06 02:02 PM   #13 
  - He ran as a lib and swithched as soon as he got close the shrub  lastknowngood   Jan-29-06 02:11 PM   #15 
  - This comes as no surprise.  fooj   Jan-29-06 02:28 PM   #24 
  - He seems to be burnishing his "sensible" or "maverick" credentials  BlueManDude   Jan-29-06 02:13 PM   #16 
  - He's worthless, IMO.  fooj   Jan-29-06 02:23 PM   #21 
  - Obama could have taken another direction on that show.  suffragette   Jan-29-06 02:17 PM   #17 
  - You and me, both.  fooj   Jan-29-06 02:22 PM   #19 
     - That's really it, isn't it.  suffragette   Jan-29-06 04:07 PM   #36 
        - One has to wonder WHY he threw the opportunity away, eh?  fooj   Jan-29-06 04:45 PM   #42 
           - Yep, one has to wonder why.  suffragette   Jan-29-06 05:02 PM   #44 
  - False Expectations...  KharmaTrain   Jan-29-06 02:28 PM   #26 
  - I respect your position.  fooj   Jan-29-06 02:47 PM   #33 
     - I Hear You...But It's A Long Way Back  KharmaTrain   Jan-29-06 03:19 PM   #35 
  - He's a brilliant guy, great speaker.  SmokingJacket   Jan-29-06 02:31 PM   #27 
  - The fact that he is a great speaker...  fooj   Jan-29-06 02:34 PM   #30 
     - So write him a letter and express your views.  SmokingJacket   Jan-29-06 02:41 PM   #32 
        - Hell, I've had the phone surgically removed from the side of my head.  fooj   Jan-29-06 02:48 PM   #34 
  - Obama also sent some lame-ass reply to a DUer that impeachment was  kath   Jan-29-06 04:16 PM   #37 
  - Damn, I'm glad ....  dannofoot   Jan-29-06 04:36 PM   #39 
  - No one is asking for him to represent the voice of one person.  fooj   Jan-29-06 04:44 PM   #41 
     - See for yourself...  dannofoot   Jan-29-06 05:00 PM   #43 
        - You know what? I really resent you calling me an Obama basher!  fooj   Jan-29-06 10:20 PM   #47 
        - I think you're misrepresenting the poster's point  desi826   Jan-30-06 06:59 AM   #51 
  - At first I heard a lot of Obama for president, but in actuality  madokie   Jan-29-06 10:41 PM   #49 
  - I was pretty underwhlemed by his appearance Sunday on ABC's "This Week"  KzooDem   Jan-30-06 11:12 AM   #54 

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