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31. my thoughts exactly. You expressed my thinking perfectly. There were a lot of
white moderates, both Dem and Republican, who decided to give this new guy a chance.

We cannot disappoint them.
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  -Folks, all who know Obama say one thing about how he will govern: GarbagemanLB  Nov-08-08 12:51 PM   #0 
  - great post.  cali   Nov-08-08 12:53 PM   #1 
  - Wholeheartedly agree  VADem11   Nov-08-08 12:56 PM   #2 
  - Excellent post! k&r  crossroads   Nov-08-08 12:57 PM   #3 
  - I don't think we can dismiss ideology so easily.  WakingLife   Nov-08-08 01:03 PM   #4 
  - Absolutely agree.  Dr_eldritch   Nov-08-08 01:04 PM   #5 
  - I'm totally on board with the Emanuel pick.  WakingLife   Nov-08-08 01:40 PM   #16 
  - You have my vote - Agree totally.  1776Forever   Nov-08-08 01:05 PM   #6 
  - great post  turtlensue   Nov-08-08 01:07 PM   #7 
  - As a white moderate, I agree with you 100%.  OhGodNotAgain   Nov-08-08 01:11 PM   #8 
  - Obama is cautious  creature of habit   Nov-08-08 01:14 PM   #9 
  - Well said.  bleever   Nov-08-08 01:14 PM   #10 
  - Great post!  Undercurrent   Nov-08-08 01:16 PM   #11 
  - Agreed!  MadMaddie   Nov-08-08 01:26 PM   #12 
  - I voted for an anti-war, pro-choice, pro-civil rights, LIBERAL president.  always_saturday   Nov-08-08 01:26 PM   #13 
  - Agreed.  Lumpsum   Nov-08-08 08:50 PM   #39 
  - Does that include if he strays from his and Biden's anti-gay marriage statements?  Bonn1997   Nov-10-08 06:24 AM   #71 
  - Obama has always been anti-IRAQ war. He is a hawk when it comes to Afghanistan.  GarbagemanLB   Nov-10-08 09:36 AM   #73 
  - it takes time to build!  iamthebandfanman   Nov-08-08 01:29 PM   #14 
  - Good points.  zehnkatzen   Nov-08-08 01:31 PM   #15 
  - rational and to-the-point, just like Obama's administration will be.  Labors of Hercules   Nov-08-08 01:43 PM   #17 
  - I grudgingly agree  sleebarker   Nov-08-08 01:46 PM   #18 
  - It's simple: if the economy is not better in 4 years, you can kiss Obama goodbye, same for a Dem....  Bread and Circus   Nov-08-08 02:11 PM   #19 
  - Correct. So do you think  marekjed   Nov-08-08 03:10 PM   #23 
     - who is the avowed deregulator and who is putting them where?  Bread and Circus   Nov-08-08 08:38 PM   #34 
     - McCain, and America just put him back in the Senate and not in the WH. nt  NYC Liberal   Nov-08-08 08:53 PM   #40 
     - Summers. And remember, this is also Summers the avowed sexist.  Ken Burch   Nov-09-08 02:55 PM   #63 
     - Wow ...  RoyGBiv   Nov-08-08 08:45 PM   #37 
  - Exactly  Mystery2Me   Nov-08-08 02:13 PM   #20 
  - Why has no one mentioned one of the most important items on the agenda?  RC   Nov-08-08 02:42 PM   #21 
  - Because Bush is almost gone and nobody cares. n/t  yibbehobba   Nov-10-08 07:07 AM   #72 
  - How many near-right-wingers,  marekjed   Nov-08-08 03:07 PM   #22 
  - Do you understand what the Chief of staff does? He doesn't exactly craft policy...  GarbagemanLB   Nov-08-08 03:13 PM   #25 
  - No, but he controls access  marekjed   Nov-08-08 03:50 PM   #27 
  - so, just how many has he put into office right now? nt  CitizenPatriot   Nov-08-08 11:45 PM   #49 
  - Left, middle or right doesn't matter.. Our best interests do.  markevil   Nov-08-08 03:12 PM   #24 
  - Worth noting: A community organizer needs the people with him...  sanfo   Nov-08-08 03:19 PM   #26 
  - I believe Omaba is the person needed at this time - I can not  old mark   Nov-08-08 03:54 PM   #28 
  - we'll soon find out and until then I will keep my highly SKEPTICAL  jonnyblitz   Nov-08-08 03:56 PM   #29 
  - Ya mean...  Kurovski   Nov-08-08 03:57 PM   #30 
  - my thoughts exactly. You expressed my thinking perfectly. There were a lot of  secondwind   Nov-08-08 04:01 PM   #31 
  - yep.  GarbagemanLB   Nov-08-08 07:43 PM   #32 
  - K&R because I agree 100%...n/t  ms liberty   Nov-08-08 08:22 PM   #33 
  - Absolutely right  JerseygirlCT   Nov-08-08 08:42 PM   #35 
  - Thank God ...  RoyGBiv   Nov-08-08 08:43 PM   #36 
  - Excellent post. "Yes, we can," though we may not be able to so so immediataley.  Redstone   Nov-08-08 08:48 PM   #38 
  - i am a pragmatist myself. people, my father, have used it like it is a bad thing. lol  seabeyond   Nov-08-08 08:59 PM   #41 
  - He will govern from the heart  sweetroxie   Nov-08-08 09:01 PM   #42 
  - He's doing great so far.  Katzenkavalier   Nov-08-08 09:10 PM   #43 
  - He'll govern like a pragmatist who knows when to go progressive  lunatica   Nov-08-08 09:29 PM   #44 
  - Presidents can only do what their support enables them to do  CreekDog   Nov-08-08 09:35 PM   #45 
  - RIGHT ON! A progressive politician. Works for me. nt  tbyg52   Nov-08-08 11:23 PM   #46 
  - lots of critics here even before he is sworn in and has a chance to screw up  Lord Helmet   Nov-08-08 11:30 PM   #47 
  - Read "The Audacity of Hope"  TahitiNut   Nov-08-08 11:32 PM   #48 
  - I don't disagree.  girl gone mad   Nov-08-08 11:48 PM   #50 
  - if he can't get a consensus to go after bush, inc...  tomp   Nov-08-08 11:57 PM   #51 
  - Sounds like something I could live with....  BrklynLiberal   Nov-09-08 12:56 AM   #52 
  - A pragmatist would not appoint Summers.  spooky3   Nov-09-08 10:53 AM   #53 
  - Like I said, he will pick the BEST person for the job. If it happens to be Summers, then so be it.  GarbagemanLB   Nov-09-08 11:14 AM   #55 
  - Most intelligent, progressive people want to hear multiple viewpoints before they make a decision.  Radical Activist   Nov-09-08 10:55 AM   #54 
  - "He appreciates intelligence and excellence..."  shanti   Nov-09-08 11:24 AM   #56 
  - I expect that he will make decisions that I'm not wild about...  GoddessOfGuinness   Nov-09-08 01:53 PM   #57 
  - Exactly...many on this board expect a swift change but do not realize that  BoneDaddy   Nov-09-08 02:02 PM   #58 
  - I don't really like his pick  BecauseBushSaysSo   Nov-09-08 02:07 PM   #59 
  - His ruthless pragmatism is what I like about him.  Odin2005   Nov-09-08 02:14 PM   #60 
  - Agree, but don't necessarily see Obama's pragmatism as ruthless.  ROh70   Nov-09-08 02:16 PM   #61 
  - Good post. I trust Barack Obama, & will have his back to the best of my ability here. ...  Hekate   Nov-09-08 02:22 PM   #62 
  - Yay, pragmatists!  crispini   Nov-09-08 02:58 PM   #64 
  - So howcome nobody mentioned this BEFORE the election...  Piewhacket   Nov-09-08 03:25 PM   #65 
  - I'm liberal, but pragmatic.  mvd   Nov-09-08 03:49 PM   #66 
  - my sentiments precisely with some exceptions  happychatter   Nov-09-08 05:20 PM   #67 
  - I'm afraid that I can't take the opinion of anyone who uses the phrase "hard left" about  kenzee13   Nov-09-08 06:59 PM   #68 
  - Congratulations on missing the point.  GarbagemanLB   Nov-09-08 11:33 PM   #69 
  - Within a year, half this board will detest him....He's far too moderate in personality  Rowdyboy   Nov-09-08 11:48 PM   #70 
  - Seriously, anybody expecting Obama to govern as Kucinich would  AtomTan   Nov-10-08 09:58 AM   #74 
 

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