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origin1286 Donating Member (292 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-15-08 06:46 PM
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7. He is absolutely right
Maybe if you understood exactly what it is the President does and the limits of his power you'd see that.

And first read completely put words in his mouth. When did he say he didn't have the experience to run a buereaucracy?

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  -OBAMA made a STUPID COMMENT today that will haunt him in the general election if he wins the nom Herman Munster  Jan-15-08 06:43 PM   #0 
  - ALL presidents should do that.  rocknation   Jan-15-08 06:45 PM   #1 
  - Yeah..we can all see how great that has been working out with Chimpy..  KennedyGuy   Jan-15-08 06:46 PM   #8 
  - If he had run a campaign in 2000 saying he wanted to be The Decider...  robertpaulsen   Jan-15-08 07:08 PM   #35 
  - I meant that presidents should aim to be bureaucrats instead of CEOs.  rocknation   Jan-16-08 05:38 AM   #72 
  - What large organization has McCain ever run?  WesDem   Jan-15-08 06:45 PM   #2 
  - On the other hand, the last time Hillary was chairperson of something it was of the Young Reps...  earthlover   Jan-15-08 07:18 PM   #44 
  - OH PLEASE!!!!!  bigdarryl   Jan-15-08 06:45 PM   #3 
  - sounds like he is not making any huge faux pas here - bush has cheney to run the bureaucracy nt  msongs   Jan-15-08 06:45 PM   #4 
  - IOKIYAR  OzarkDem   Jan-15-08 08:14 PM   #68 
  - Why am I not surprised that you have a Hillary avatar?  Diane R   Jan-15-08 06:45 PM   #5 
  - which does NOTHING to address the point..  KennedyGuy   Jan-15-08 06:47 PM   # 
  - Why are you shooting the messenger?--it is Obama's that are the problem!!  rodeodance   Jan-15-08 06:49 PM   #14 
  - yeah thats a smart move  fenriswolf   Jan-15-08 06:46 PM   #6 
  - He is absolutely right  origin1286   Jan-15-08 06:46 PM   #7 
  - NO WONDER HE IS SO VAGUE SO OFTEN: "My job is to set a vision"  rodeodance   Jan-15-08 06:47 PM   #9 
  - The President's job is to create the blueprint  origin1286   Jan-15-08 06:48 PM   #13 
     - yeah--we hear a lot from Bush regarding blueprints. yup  rodeodance   Jan-15-08 06:51 PM   #20 
        - You fail at logic  origin1286   Jan-15-08 06:55 PM   #26 
  - It is sooo much better to bring your husband with you to get the job  FrenchieCat   Jan-15-08 06:47 PM   #10 
  - I want competent grown ups to lead us  Herman Munster   Jan-15-08 06:49 PM   #15 
  - Obama hides behind Michelle so much I wonder who the candidate is...  KennedyGuy   Jan-15-08 06:52 PM   #23 
     - I heard that she was the one  femrap   Jan-15-08 07:11 PM   #38 
        - To use your craven logic....Obama would not have had to work at all!  earthlover   Jan-15-08 07:21 PM   #49 
        - I wasn't talking to you.  femrap   Jan-15-08 07:25 PM   #51 
        - Check your timelines - he was a community organizer before he met Michelle.  Nailzberg   Jan-15-08 07:57 PM   #62 
  - Gary Hart says Obama is the consumate policy wonk  cali   Jan-15-08 06:48 PM   #11 
  - This is reassuring. After suffering under the Chimp, I want a wonk!  Olney Blue   Jan-15-08 06:52 PM   #22 
  - We see how bureaucracy has worked out so well in this admin:  babylonsister   Jan-15-08 06:48 PM   #12 
  - I actually PREFER a President that can  Invidious   Jan-15-08 06:49 PM   #16 
  - What bureaucracy has Hillary run? Or Edwards?  no name no slogan   Jan-15-08 06:49 PM   #17 
  - well, there might be this stuff:  ccpup   Jan-15-08 06:57 PM   #29 
     - That still ain't government  no name no slogan   Jan-15-08 07:15 PM   #42 
        - oh man, I'm going to have to learn to spin my head a new way  ccpup   Jan-15-08 07:19 PM   #45 
           - I am serious. Chairng a committee is not the same as being Secretary of ______________  no name no slogan   Jan-15-08 07:47 PM   #57 
              - that's a very good point  ccpup   Jan-15-08 07:55 PM   #61 
                 - Government is like sausage  no name no slogan   Jan-15-08 08:00 PM   #63 
  - I couldn't help recalling hearing Bush saying that exact same thing...  redqueen   Jan-15-08 06:50 PM   #18 
  - It is a stupid remark. Yes, Bush (and Reagan) were like this - BUT  smalll   Jan-15-08 06:51 PM   #19 
  - too early for him to be bragging about inspiring people.  rodeodance   Jan-15-08 06:53 PM   #25 
  - damn, I bet you're CONCERNED about that....  mike_c   Jan-15-08 06:51 PM   #21 
  - And does Edward? or Hillary except by proxy?  Mass   Jan-15-08 06:52 PM   #24 
  - And heres the list of companies Hillary has run...  bunnies   Jan-15-08 06:56 PM   #27 
  - Google can be your friend, if you try a little:  ccpup   Jan-15-08 06:59 PM   #32 
  - chairing a committee is not exactly running a company.  bunnies   Jan-15-08 07:06 PM   #34 
     - Chairing a State or Federal committee  ccpup   Jan-15-08 07:12 PM   #40 
        - Now you want to qualify business experience on a federal or state level?  bunnies   Jan-15-08 07:32 PM   #52 
           - from the OP  ccpup   Jan-15-08 07:38 PM   #55 
              - My "apparently uneducated voice"?  bunnies   Jan-15-08 07:42 PM   #56 
                 - I apologize. I should have clarified that you seemed to be  ccpup   Jan-15-08 07:54 PM   #60 
                    - I appreciate that. Thank you for clarifying.  bunnies   Jan-15-08 08:02 PM   #65 
                       - no apology necessary  ccpup   Jan-15-08 08:07 PM   #66 
  - BOD of Wal-Mart.  Heywoodj   Jan-15-08 08:01 PM   #64 
  - I don't think a statement like that would bother most people.nt  sufrommich   Jan-15-08 06:56 PM   #28 
  - LOL!  David Zephyr   Jan-15-08 06:57 PM   #30 
  - "My job is to set a vision of heres where the bureaucracy needs to go.  polichick   Jan-15-08 06:59 PM   #31 
  - Keith Olbermann is talking about this right now, just read the statement. nt  polichick   Jan-15-08 07:10 PM   #37 
  - It's a "stupid comment" if you're a Hillary shill  zulchzulu   Jan-15-08 07:00 PM   #33 
  - He's right.  Bleachers7   Jan-15-08 07:09 PM   #36 
  - oh Herman, Herman, Herman  book_worm   Jan-15-08 07:11 PM   #39 
  - It is about LEADERSHIP! The OP misses the point  earthlover   Jan-15-08 07:13 PM   #41 
  - I'm surprised he said this  creeksneakers2   Jan-15-08 07:15 PM   #43 
  - VISION is essential...  polichick   Jan-15-08 07:20 PM   #46 
  - So as we have known all along, he is flash and dash, and  BenDavid   Jan-15-08 07:20 PM   #47 
  - Maybe he could be our National Cheerleader and let  2rth2pwr   Jan-15-08 07:21 PM   #48 
  - I am not an Obama supporter but I don't  calico1   Jan-15-08 07:23 PM   #50 
  - OOOOOOHHHHH My ....  indimuse   Jan-15-08 07:32 PM   #53 
  - WTF? COO is EXACTLY what people want in the next president, to clean up Idiot Admin mess  Proud2BAmurkin   Jan-15-08 07:34 PM   #54 
  - lol, "smarter than me"? no: *I*  annie1   Jan-15-08 07:48 PM   #58 
  - at least he is honest about it. 7 pts nt  Jim4Wes   Jan-15-08 07:50 PM   #59 
  - haha, keep trying. nt  Califooyah Operative   Jan-15-08 08:14 PM   #67 
  - Good for him. Look what two terms of the corporate presidency cost us.  Nailzberg   Jan-15-08 08:14 PM   #69 
  - Hillary attacking him now for taking the Bush hands-off approach governing  jackson_dem   Jan-15-08 08:31 PM   #70 
  - Quite right. He describes quite well the difference between a CEO and a COO.  eallen   Jan-15-08 08:37 PM   #71 
  - I don't hire people to "inspire" me, I hire them to fix the goddam problem.(eom)  oasis   Jan-16-08 05:42 AM   #73 
  - And someone made a STUPID POST. n/t  JTFrog   Jan-16-08 05:45 AM   #74 
  - maybe this is WHY he lost his State Senate records of 8 TEARS...  indimuse   Jan-16-08 06:02 AM   #75 
  - Plus I don't think the speeches are all THAT great.  Perry Logan   Jan-16-08 06:16 AM   #76 
 

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