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ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-15-08 10:55 AM
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16. He chose community activism over personal profit.

To my mind his history suggests he has very progressive views. As you noted, his complaints about liberals have been about the strident tactics by a minority of liberals, not about liberal goals or positions.

As president he will be in a position to use the bully pulpit to turn this country around back towards the progress we rejected in 1980. Look what an incredibly stupid and unpopular president has done for overwhelmingly unpopular positions the past seven years? If an idiot could do that, there is certainly no reason an intelligent president couldn't get this country accepting popular issues.

And I really have to disagree with your "vote won't count" remark. How can you believe one of the top three candidates is going to win a vast majority of the Feb 5th primaries by an overwhelming majority in each of those states? Because that is the only way your vote won't count. If they continue splitting the votes in nearly equal shares, the later primaries will be the ones deciding the eventual nominee while all us early staters sit around watching from the sidelines.

Sing with me! "The eyes of the country are upon Texas ... post Feb 5."

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  -Ok Obama supporters, convince me I can trust him lastliberalintexas  Jan-14-08 11:25 PM   #0 
  - I am not going to try to convince you but  jackpan1260   Jan-14-08 11:31 PM   #1 
  - I completely agree with you on Obama.  Kittycat   Jan-14-08 11:56 PM   #2 
     - Do you actually know any right wingers?  lastliberalintexas   Jan-15-08 12:03 AM   #3 
        - But the Republican party has "worked" with them successfully...  Kristi1696   Jan-15-08 12:15 AM   #4 
        - My dad and Uncle are both holy roller, fundy pastors - does that count?  Kittycat   Jan-15-08 12:17 AM   #5 
  - I have a problem with compromise  ArkySue   Jan-15-08 12:28 AM   #6 
  - The media loves Obama, Chris Mathews  DianaForRussFeingold   Jan-15-08 12:58 AM   #7 
  - Endorsed by Barbara Lee, Ned Lamont, Bill Bradley, George Miller, Zoe Lundgren  FrenchieCat   Jan-15-08 01:06 AM   #8 
  - How about if I try to convince you of the opposite?  readmoreoften   Jan-15-08 01:15 AM   #9 
  - Good judgment......? Like Kerry said.....Obama got it right the first time.....  FrenchieCat   Jan-15-08 01:25 AM   #10 
  - Here.....  FrenchieCat   Jan-15-08 01:37 AM   #11 
  - I like Obama's website.  AGirl   Jan-15-08 02:01 AM   #12 
  - His web site is filled with clever misdirections and omissions  unc70   Jan-15-08 04:36 AM   #13 
     - Right.....  FrenchieCat   Jan-15-08 04:41 AM   #14 
        - Yes. Read very carefully what Obama says. Same for others  unc70   Jan-15-08 09:31 AM   #15 
  - He chose community activism over personal profit.  ieoeja   Jan-15-08 10:55 AM   #16 
  - Question -- what has Obama said or done, especially lately, AGAINST the left?  cloudythescribbler   Jan-15-08 12:28 PM   #17 

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