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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 03:12 PM
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110. I understand why he did it, and don't really dislike him for it.
For one thing, the bill isn't the pure surrender some around here think it is, but that's a different story.

I just mean that Obama won by claiming he wouldn't compromise and had good judgement and all of that, and a lot of people saw him as some purist and Clinton as a triangulating sell-out. Anyone who took the time to learn the facts and the history of both candidates knew the reverse was true. Obama goes where the wind blows, Clinton has been consistent for decades, though she does slant her arguments. In short, she's a leftist pretending to be a moderate, and he's a centrist who briefly pretended, or at least played up assumptions, that he was a leftist.

I'm not bothered by Obama's actions overly much--he's about like any other candidate I would vote for, at least as far as compromising goes. I'm frustrated by those who didn't get it when he was running, and who voted for him believing he was different.

No matter. He's the candidate, so he's my candidate. BushCo must be destroyed in all its incarnations.
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