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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:32 PM
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111. Yes, but he has to DO SOMETHING before we can call him on it
That's what you're missing. Now hey, I'm not exactly thrilled that he's not stocking the cupboard with lefties, but I can acknowledge that it's not as if there are a lot of actual progressives that CAN fill the various positions, without either removing them from the legislature or filling the executive with people who have pretty much no idea what's going on. I'd ratehr have a bunch of progressives in the lawmaking branch of the US government, anyway.

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  -I know a lot of you are going to be really ticked at this idea... scubadude  Dec-03-08 06:42 PM   #0 
  - Disagree....people can't agree on the promise let alone what  firedupdem   Dec-03-08 06:49 PM   #1 
  - The RNC probably already bought the domain.  tritsofme   Dec-03-08 06:50 PM   #2 
  - exactly...they'll use it as a divide and conquer tool. n/t  firedupdem   Dec-03-08 06:51 PM   #3 
  - I think it's a great idea.  Township75   Dec-03-08 06:52 PM   #4 
  - How come we wait until Obama to do this?  Solomon   Dec-04-08 07:31 AM   #77 
     - It's already being done, under many, many domain names.  Orsino   Dec-05-08 08:41 AM   #108 
     - I'm not sure why we wait, but we shouldn't wait anymore.  Township75   Dec-05-08 05:36 PM   #115 
  - Obama has most liberal voting record in the Senate.  DCBob   Dec-03-08 06:52 PM   #5 
  - Bernie Sanders is going to be shocked to hear that.  Sebastian Doyle   Dec-03-08 06:57 PM   #7 
  - It has been documented by the National Journal.  DCBob   Dec-03-08 07:02 PM   #9 
     - Well, if you want to take right wing rags seriously, I guess.  Sebastian Doyle   Dec-03-08 07:06 PM   #13 
     - I know.  DCBob   Dec-03-08 07:11 PM   #20 
     - The National Journal come to an inaccuerate conclusion with their data  Hippo_Tron   Dec-03-08 10:52 PM   #56 
     - Before he announced his candidacy, though, the same people said he was the  No Elephants   Dec-04-08 04:13 AM   #70 
  - not even close  cali   Dec-03-08 07:05 PM   #12 
  - Yeah, I know. I was just messing with the OP.  DCBob   Dec-03-08 07:09 PM   #16 
     - And I suppose it's ok that politicians lie when  scubadude   Dec-03-08 07:13 PM   #21 
        - Your point that Obama votes more right than he professes..  DCBob   Dec-03-08 07:17 PM   #23 
           - Check his record.  scubadude   Dec-03-08 07:32 PM   #31 
              - I agree with the honesty part....  DCBob   Dec-03-08 07:48 PM   #32 
                 - I will agree with that.  scubadude   Dec-03-08 08:07 PM   #34 
                 - If Obama does not deliver on his key promises then absolutely we should raise our voices.  DCBob   Dec-03-08 08:14 PM   #36 
                 - It's not a dictatorship, Obama can't deliver anything that the public won't support  CreekDog   Dec-04-08 06:20 AM   #74 
                    - I get it CreekDog. Nothing is set in stone. Yet  scubadude   Dec-04-08 06:49 PM   #92 
                 - I think Jesse Ventura might have  Hippo_Tron   Dec-03-08 10:54 PM   #59 
  - LOL.  PM7nj   Dec-03-08 07:07 PM   #14 
  - All that means is a republican is talking about someone who is a member of the Democratic party.  RC   Dec-03-08 07:20 PM   #24 
  - You left off: "...according to Sean Hannity". nm  rhett o rick   Dec-03-08 11:31 PM   #65 
  - I believe my idea is right in line with your sig line... nt  scubadude   Dec-04-08 07:08 PM   #93 
  - No, he doesn't  LostinVA   Dec-04-08 05:16 AM   #72 
  - He's not even the most liberal Senator in his state.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-05-08 09:22 AM   #110 
  - Oh yeah, great idea!  pnwmom   Dec-03-08 06:53 PM   #6 
  - Repugs will be on it too  scubadude   Dec-03-08 07:11 PM   #18 
     - But since Dems are the ones in power now, they're the ones to be hurt by this.  pnwmom   Dec-03-08 07:23 PM   #25 
        - So then your position is that because Dems are in office  scubadude   Dec-03-08 08:11 PM   #35 
           - No. I think should suspend  pnwmom   Dec-03-08 09:15 PM   #48 
           - I agree that sometimes actions cannot always match  scubadude   Dec-04-08 06:27 PM   #90 
           - no, he's saying it will be abused.  Chulanowa   Dec-03-08 11:30 PM   #63 
              - I agree that a site like this must not be like Wikpedia.  scubadude   Dec-04-08 07:28 PM   #96 
                 - Yes, but he has to DO SOMETHING before we can call him on it  Chulanowa   Dec-05-08 12:32 PM   #111 
  - I'm going to wait and watch for awhile...  liberalmuse   Dec-03-08 07:00 PM   #8 
  - I agree  scubadude   Dec-03-08 07:23 PM   #27 
  - You mean you want to wait until he is President before calling him out?  uppityperson   Dec-03-08 08:38 PM   #42 
     - Not just Obama, but surely not without him.  scubadude   Dec-03-08 09:19 PM   #49 
        - I've already started writing him, his group.  uppityperson   Dec-03-08 09:27 PM   #50 
           - I agree, we don't need an Obama lies website.  scubadude   Dec-04-08 08:01 PM   #100 
  - lol. knock yourself out.  cali   Dec-03-08 07:03 PM   #10 
  - Odd  quakerboy   Dec-03-08 07:04 PM   #11 
  - Perhaps you are right.  scubadude   Dec-03-08 08:33 PM   #41 
  - Well, at least you knew that your idea would tick people off...  JenniferZ   Dec-03-08 07:09 PM   #15 
  - If the citizens demanded honesty from the Bush administration,  scubadude   Dec-03-08 10:07 PM   #51 
  - Bad Idea and here's why:  Fire1   Dec-03-08 07:10 PM   #17 
  - So we must adopt the republican model of governance?  scubadude   Dec-03-08 08:22 PM   #39 
     - This is not about 'governance' or giving up ideals.  Fire1   Dec-04-08 06:05 PM   #88 
        - So you deny that the Republicans maintain "unity"?  scubadude   Dec-04-08 07:17 PM   #94 
           - It's fine to have a guidepost and conflicting views AMONG  Fire1   Dec-04-08 07:25 PM   #95 
              - Perhaps forum is the wrong format.  scubadude   Dec-04-08 07:37 PM   #97 
                 - I think we manage that effectively on DU. We critique and  Fire1   Dec-04-08 07:51 PM   #99 
                    - Unfortunately our site has two things aganst it, the word Democrat and  scubadude   Dec-04-08 08:10 PM   #101 
                       - I commend your efforts. I've tried 'talking' to Republicans also  Fire1   Dec-04-08 08:45 PM   #104 
                          - Unfortunately I am not as wise as you.  scubadude   Dec-04-08 09:30 PM   #105 
  - Yes, far too many progressive representatives also voted for this fascist bail out of private ...  ShortnFiery   Dec-03-08 07:11 PM   #19 
  - why NOW and not 8 years ago when Bush took office?  Truth Hurts A Lot   Dec-03-08 07:13 PM   #22 
  - Real Dem's won't won't stay in the harness like the repugs do.  RC   Dec-03-08 07:23 PM   #26 
  - This would have to be bi partisan.  scubadude   Dec-03-08 07:26 PM   #28 
     - No but we can afford to wait till someone actually governs  walldude   Dec-03-08 07:30 PM   #30 
        - I hope you are correct. That is the claim, that he is the anchor.  scubadude   Dec-03-08 08:16 PM   #37 
  - I'm not getting your logical leap...  Clio the Leo   Dec-03-08 07:29 PM   #29 
  - It doesn't, there is no leap.  scubadude   Dec-03-08 07:57 PM   #33 
  - Scubadude.. I won't take anything you say seriously until you create a profile..  larissa   Dec-03-08 08:19 PM   #38 
  - 108057  uppityperson   Dec-03-08 08:40 PM   #43 
  - I have been here since the very beginning.  scubadude   Dec-03-08 08:46 PM   #46 
  - Yes that's a fucking great idea  Jake3463   Dec-03-08 08:28 PM   #40 
  - We are Americans first, Democrats second.  scubadude   Dec-03-08 08:41 PM   #44 
     - I'm an American first  Jake3463   Dec-03-08 08:45 PM   #45 
        - It's not about Obama exclusively,  scubadude   Dec-03-08 08:54 PM   #47 
           - just for the next 8 years right!?!?  mkultra   Dec-03-08 10:37 PM   #53 
              - So mkultra, would you support a dishonest administration?  scubadude   Dec-03-08 10:58 PM   #60 
                 - i support change and unity  mkultra   Dec-04-08 11:06 AM   #82 
                    - STFU?, now there's some Dem talk...  scubadude   Dec-04-08 07:51 PM   #98 
  - your mind is one with the conservatives  mkultra   Dec-03-08 10:35 PM   #52 
  - You couldn't be more wrong.  scubadude   Dec-03-08 10:46 PM   #54 
     - that is handled by the interested parties  mkultra   Dec-03-08 10:52 PM   #57 
  - No time. You absolutely should start the site.  BushDespiser12   Dec-03-08 10:49 PM   #55 
  - Or we could do something like this...  stillcool47   Dec-03-08 10:52 PM   #58 
  - That is very good.  scubadude   Dec-03-08 11:09 PM   #61 
     - yeah that is our biggest hurdle...  stillcool47   Dec-03-08 11:31 PM   #64 
        - Exactly!  scubadude   Dec-04-08 08:20 PM   #102 
           - wow..that's my all time favorite site...  stillcool47   Dec-04-08 08:34 PM   #103 
  - Yeah. Go for it.  Occam Bandage   Dec-03-08 11:12 PM   #62 
  - That domain name has already been registered.  totodeinhere   Dec-03-08 11:33 PM   #66 
  - I am curious as to your intentions with this post. I think it is a great idea to keep track of  rhett o rick   Dec-03-08 11:39 PM   #67 
  - So far there are just signs.  scubadude   Dec-04-08 07:29 AM   #76 
  - Or you could start a watchdog site for the "shadow government" the GOP plans to run.  Shakespeare   Dec-03-08 11:39 PM   #68 
  - They have been doing that for at least 25 years.  scubadude   Dec-04-08 11:53 AM   #83 
  - great idea! And your OP is part of the manifesto for the site:  Triana   Dec-04-08 12:05 AM   #69 
  - The big media-read blogs are already covering these broken promises. We don't need a new site.  camera__obscura   Dec-04-08 05:00 AM   #71 
  - Yes, but they cover so much thier message ends up diluted,  scubadude   Dec-04-08 06:37 PM   #91 
  - Someone owns that Domain - But it is for sale  Dragonfli   Dec-04-08 05:57 AM   #73 
  - cyber space isn't big enough to hold it. nt  tomp   Dec-04-08 06:32 AM   #75 
  - I don't remember politicians giving out that many promises.  Waiting For Everyman   Dec-04-08 08:04 AM   #78 
  - ..But the Democrats need 60 votes in The Senate....  bvar22   Dec-04-08 08:28 AM   #79 
  - Yes, you are correct in that, we have little specifics.  scubadude   Dec-04-08 12:14 PM   #86 
  - Is it OK if we wait until he actually breaks promises before we accuse him of doing it?  EstimatedProphet   Dec-04-08 09:00 AM   #80 
  - Right now there is a lot of backpedaling going on.  scubadude   Dec-04-08 12:04 PM   #84 
  - Oh, what's the fun in that?  AndrewP   Dec-05-08 01:12 PM   #113 
  - Isn't that more or less inevitable, regardless of office-holder?  JohnnyLib2   Dec-04-08 10:13 AM   #81 
  - So you say because the idea was suggested here it is tainted?  scubadude   Dec-04-08 12:11 PM   #85 
     - Not tainted. Probably ahead of the curve here.  JohnnyLib2   Dec-05-08 07:29 AM   #106 
  - Ring.Ring. Mr. Scubadude, it's Ralph Nader on line one...............n/t  rvablue   Dec-04-08 12:29 PM   #87 
  - I don't know how many times I have ranted against Ralph  scubadude   Dec-04-08 06:16 PM   #89 
  - Holding their feet to the fire...great idea, but  pipi_k   Dec-05-08 07:58 AM   #107 
  - I'll take yours point by point.  scubadude   Dec-06-08 12:04 AM   #121 
  - yeah, scuba! Let's do FreeRepublic's work for them! AWESOME!  scheming daemons   Dec-05-08 09:17 AM   #109 
  - Oh here we go again.  scubadude   Dec-05-08 10:47 PM   #119 
  - Can we at least let him assume power first?  RiverStone   Dec-05-08 01:10 PM   #112 
  - I agree, at least in part.  scubadude   Dec-05-08 11:15 PM   #120 
  - Not ticked off  HughMoran   Dec-05-08 01:17 PM   #114 
  - Not freaking out, just wary.  scubadude   Dec-06-08 12:08 AM   #122 
  - I think I found the one you are looking for:  MPK   Dec-05-08 05:38 PM   #116 
  - I agree, we have most of what I suggest here.  scubadude   Dec-06-08 12:14 AM   #123 
  - Pointless waste of time  mokawanis   Dec-05-08 05:54 PM   #117 
     - That is the point.  scubadude   Dec-05-08 10:42 PM   #118 

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