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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 12:01 AM
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86. Do you realize how ludicrous what you're saying is?
Edited on Thu May-28-09 12:03 AM by Political Heretic
Imagine saying that to someone when they were unhappy with George Bush.

The notion that we should not question or criticize our leaders unless we can replace them ourselves is what people say when they don't have an articulate response to accurate, substantive criticism of a political leader that they unquestioningly support.

But for what its worth, I do happen to have a masters degree and beginning my doctoral program in public policy and political economy. So I'm not sure that "armchair" quite applies.
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  -Does anyone think President Obama doesn't know what he's doing babylonsister  May-26-09 10:11 PM   #0 
  - I think he knows exactly what he's doing and that's what concerns me.  Political Heretic   May-26-09 10:12 PM   #1 
  - Why? nt  babylonsister   May-26-09 10:13 PM   #3 
     - Because the overwhelming majority of actions and policy I have seen from this adminsitration...  Political Heretic   May-26-09 10:21 PM   #6 
        - "Overwhelming majority of actions...have been tragic betrayals." Wow. What a sad world you live in  Captain Hilts   May-26-09 10:30 PM   #10 
        - OK, wallow. But I've posted this before, and will post it for you now:  babylonsister   May-26-09 10:36 PM   #15 
        - I'm more interested in what has been done rather than words promising what will be done  Political Heretic   May-26-09 11:11 PM   #28 
           - What has been done? Then you missed my link.  babylonsister   May-26-09 11:27 PM   #29 
           - No, I read your link, and I don't have anything to say about what "hasn't" been done.  Political Heretic   May-27-09 01:37 AM   #35 
           - Did you miss the positive thread, or don't you care?  babylonsister   May-27-09 12:31 AM   #32 
           - I don't care because in my opinion, the negatives outweight the positives.  Political Heretic   May-27-09 01:38 AM   #36 
           - Do you have a magic wand like Tinkerbell?  Rosa Luxemburg   May-27-09 09:35 AM   #48 
              - It's becoming all too clear that lots of people here don't understand  redqueen   May-27-09 09:59 AM   #51 
              - Startling, isn't it?  JuniperLea   May-27-09 01:06 PM   #58 
                 - It is disappointing.  redqueen   May-27-09 01:16 PM   #59 
                    - I wonder how many are DUnos...  JuniperLea   May-27-09 01:19 PM   #61 
                    - Nope...  redqueen   May-27-09 01:28 PM   #64 
                    - OK, now it's my turn...  polmaven   May-27-09 03:13 PM   #69 
              - No, but I understand when it's not working  nichomachus   May-27-09 01:26 PM   #62 
              - if you can do better you should consider standing for the presidency yourself  Rosa Luxemburg   May-27-09 06:33 PM   #76 
                 - Do you realize how ludicrous what you're saying is?  Political Heretic   May-28-09 12:01 AM   #86 
              - We understand when it isn't working.  Political Heretic   May-27-09 05:02 PM   #70 
                 - WELL ACTUALLY IT IS WORKING  Rosa Luxemburg   May-27-09 06:34 PM   #77 
                    - If this is how it "should be" I don't want any part of it.  Political Heretic   May-27-09 11:58 PM   #85 
                       - That's always been the case. Real change takes *generations*.  redqueen   May-28-09 02:44 PM   #94 
                          - Absolutely. I've said this to others, as well. Obama is the  Fire1   May-28-09 08:54 PM   #96 
        - Yeah those middle class tax cuts and tax increases on the rich  Thrill   May-26-09 10:36 PM   #16 
        - This:  Political Heretic   May-26-09 11:10 PM   #27 
        - Maybe you would have been happier with McCain, being that Obama is a big disappointment to you  demosincebirth   May-26-09 10:50 PM   #21 
        - Being the not-McCain president isn't good enough.  Political Heretic   May-26-09 11:05 PM   #25 
        - Old, tired argument.  emilyg   May-26-09 11:33 PM   #30 
        - Don't waste your time  JNelson6563   May-27-09 10:00 AM   #52 
        - Except that doesn't represent me.  Political Heretic   May-27-09 05:07 PM   #71 
           - Granted I don't read the boards as I once did but...  JNelson6563   May-27-09 09:27 PM   #82 
              - That's because I am not happy now. Which is not the same as saying I am not happy ever.  Political Heretic   May-27-09 11:56 PM   #84 
        - Grow up...  RetroLounge   May-27-09 01:27 PM   #63 
        - Aww, woe is you. So, what's your solution? Is there someone out  babylonsister   May-26-09 10:53 PM   #22 
        - I take it McCain would have been a better choice for you?  scrappydo   May-26-09 10:56 PM   #24 
        - Cheer up! Maybe you'll luck out and get Palin in 2012.  Boomerang Diddle   May-27-09 02:46 AM   #38 
        - Juvenile.  Political Heretic   May-27-09 05:11 PM   #73 
        - you live in some kind of alternate reality, don't you?  dionysus   May-27-09 08:40 AM   #42 
        - I live in this reality:  Political Heretic   May-27-09 05:11 PM   #72 
        - I'm with you. The rich get richer and the middle class is losing everything. Why isn't Obama  solstice   May-28-09 05:47 AM   #90 
        - Have you ever thought  Butch350   May-28-09 12:25 PM   #93 
           - Just another variation of the "shut up" because "they" know what's best argument.  Political Heretic   May-28-09 04:24 PM   #95 
  - I think she's a great choice  tavalon   May-26-09 10:12 PM   #2 
  - Im not totally thrilled she's his pick, but Im sure he knows what he's doing  DJ13   May-26-09 10:15 PM   #4 
  - I am concerned...  Hepburn   May-26-09 10:17 PM   #5 
  - they were among ALL the approvals....just possibly they weren't looking for a fight...  islandmkl   May-26-09 10:24 PM   #8 
  - Correct. Votes in the senate are all a product of bargaining. nt  Captain Hilts   May-26-09 10:30 PM   #12 
  - OK....  Hepburn   May-26-09 10:37 PM   #18 
     - sure, i'll guess at the bills and laws of which you have approved...  islandmkl   May-27-09 07:22 AM   #41 
  - As did Boxer and Kennedy. She was the nominee the GOP tried to destroy before she was nominated.  Mass   May-27-09 09:33 AM   #47 
  - I think that those who Are concerned  Cha   May-26-09 10:23 PM   #7 
  - Im not concerned, just dismayed at the timidity of chosing her at this time  DJ13   May-26-09 10:33 PM   #13 
     - What you call "timidity" I think is a  Cha   May-26-09 10:35 PM   #14 
     - Forget the touchdown, go for a fieldgoal!  DJ13   May-26-09 10:37 PM   #17 
     - Obama is not..  O is 44   May-26-09 10:40 PM   #19 
     - No offense at all. I like that you 'get' that. nt  babylonsister   May-26-09 10:50 PM   #20 
     - I agree  Adelante   May-27-09 09:57 AM   #50 
     - Timidity? With the agenda for Dems? You are  babylonsister   May-26-09 11:06 PM   #26 
        - From your thread on what Joe Conason thinks of Prez  Cha   May-27-09 01:39 PM   #65 
  - She's a great choice from what I've read. I endorsed her two weeks ago...  Captain Hilts   May-26-09 10:29 PM   #9 
  - I'll forgive your slash on Matthews. n/t  vaberella   May-27-09 02:13 AM   #37 
     - How can you like that sexist creep?  Beacool   May-27-09 09:29 AM   #46 
     - Easy...  vaberella   May-27-09 12:57 PM   #56 
        - You have a stronger stomach than I do.  Beacool   May-28-09 12:08 PM   #91 
     - He lives in my 'hood and I've seen him at Tastee Diner. nt  Captain Hilts   May-27-09 10:35 AM   #55 
        - Really? Say you know a crazy fangirl, from NYC, who hates Pat Buchanan but loves his show.  vaberella   May-27-09 12:58 PM   #57 
  - She sounds like a good liberal to me  Thrill   May-26-09 10:30 PM   #11 
  - No. Not here.  kwenu   May-26-09 10:56 PM   #23 
  - Not me, no argument here.  NYC_SKP   May-26-09 11:55 PM   #31 
  - He put Texas in play for 2012  krawhitham   May-27-09 12:33 AM   #33 
  - If the stupid pukes keep on her then put the final nail in the coffin  rufus dog   May-27-09 12:52 AM   #34 
  - No worries here!  Boomerang Diddle   May-27-09 02:49 AM   #39 
  - he knows what he is doing.  leftofthedial   May-27-09 02:49 AM   #40 
  - Really? FACT: Sotomayor ruled in favor of minimum wage for homeless workers in class action suit  ClarkUSA   May-27-09 09:40 AM   #49 
  - I guess that's the new definition of "moderately right-of-center corporatist authoritarian-lite"  redqueen   May-27-09 10:04 AM   #53 
  - !!!  ClarkUSA   May-27-09 10:14 AM   #54 
  - I'm in favor of the pick. I didn't mean "perfect choice" sarcastically.  leftofthedial   May-27-09 05:45 PM   #75 
  - yup.  girl gone mad   May-27-09 02:23 PM   #67 
  - Your post is so full  Cha   May-27-09 06:50 PM   #80 
  - Sotomayor is a distraction while Bush/Obama builds Secret Detainee Prisons!!11!!  NYC_SKP   May-27-09 09:21 AM   #43 
  - Randi comforted me well the other day saying would the memos ever of got released under the last >  cooolandrew   May-27-09 09:25 AM   #44 
  - When I "Focus" what I see is this:  Political Heretic   May-27-09 05:12 PM   #74 
  - Why? Because he chose the person the GOP opposes rather than one of those they wanted?  Mass   May-27-09 09:28 AM   #45 
  - I'd be worried if he did always know what he was doing  jmondine   May-27-09 01:19 PM   #60 
  - That's because Bush shut off his brain and let an imaginary entity tell him what to do.  4lbs   May-27-09 01:52 PM   #66 
     - Dick Cheney is imaginary?  jmondine   May-27-09 02:27 PM   #68 
     - No, he and his far-right Evangelicals "prayed to God" to tell them what to do.  4lbs   May-27-09 06:41 PM   #79 
     - Karl Rove ain't imaginary, and he was George W's "divine inspiration"  OmahaBlueDog   May-28-09 12:15 AM   #88 
  - Have you read this?..  Cha   May-27-09 06:38 PM   #78 
  - no, i think he made a very astute choice  La Lioness Priyanka   May-27-09 06:58 PM   #81 
  - I suspect that he does know what he is doing  quakerboy   May-27-09 10:39 PM   #83 
  - No he knows exactly what he is doing....  samplegirl   May-28-09 12:03 AM   #87 
  - The pick was politically calculated  OmahaBlueDog   May-28-09 12:25 AM   #89 
  - NOT FOR ONE MOMENT!  Butch350   May-28-09 12:20 PM   #92 

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