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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 05:46 PM
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31. Obama is mostly rightist.
He does veer moderate on social issues though.
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  -Food for thought from Tom Tomorrow: "Obama is a centrist technocrat" Richardo  May-28-09 03:32 PM   #0 
  - irregardless of fact, you will be called an obamabot by the jackbooted "left"  mkultra   May-28-09 03:36 PM   #1 
  - They're more likely Birkenstocked than jackbooted.  Richardo   May-28-09 03:44 PM   #2 
  - burkenjackbootstocks  cliffordu   May-29-09 01:41 AM   #36 
  - LOL! Love your grammar & spelling.  Demit   May-28-09 04:00 PM   #5 
     - It does show a certain creative flair, no?  Richardo   May-28-09 04:07 PM   #7 
     - thanks for the spelling correction.  mkultra   May-29-09 11:24 AM   #41 
  - Excellent summary, Richardo.  Bunny   May-28-09 03:48 PM   #3 
  - Thank you, Bunny  Richardo   May-28-09 04:26 PM   #10 
  - The underlying point is accurate  Uzybone   May-28-09 03:57 PM   #4 
  - The same goes for the 2006 Congress  PATRICK   May-28-09 04:03 PM   #6 
  - Obama's supporters aren't disappointed  sandnsea   May-28-09 04:12 PM   #8 
  - I agree that he is a centrist technocrat  Zodiak   May-28-09 04:24 PM   #9 
  - I don't mind people saying they disagree with a policy, its when they act like they were betrayed...  phleshdef   May-28-09 04:27 PM   #12 
  - But betrayal comes in flavors.  Zodiak   May-28-09 04:38 PM   #16 
     - We've had RW Dems in congress and the WH for decades.  redqueen   May-28-09 04:50 PM   #20 
        - I did not say Ben Nelson surprised me  Zodiak   May-28-09 04:54 PM   #21 
           - Yeah... I dunno if I consider him so much a traitor...  redqueen   May-28-09 05:04 PM   #23 
              - I can go with that....both parties are ridiculously red-shifted  Zodiak   May-28-09 05:18 PM   #28 
                 - We need to somehow target their constituents...  redqueen   May-28-09 05:38 PM   #30 
                    - Liberal is a good long-term goal  Zodiak   May-28-09 06:19 PM   #32 
  - My point was NOT that those who disagree sit down and be quiet  Richardo   May-28-09 04:28 PM   #13 
     - I think that a person's "surprise" is dependent on a lot of factors  Zodiak   May-28-09 04:50 PM   #19 
  - What is a technocrat? The term is throwing me off. n/t  vaberella   May-28-09 04:27 PM   #11 
  - Technically, it means that scientists and technicians are in control  Richardo   May-28-09 04:34 PM   #15 
  - the experts are in charge  mix   May-28-09 05:14 PM   #26 
  - It's like dictatorship but with intellectuals in charge instead of military leaders. nt  anonymous171   May-28-09 11:38 PM   #35 
  - Can we do a recall? Put Kucinich in place?  earcandle   May-28-09 04:31 PM   #14 
  - Kucinich was rejected by the Democratic voters... by a large margin  scheming daemons   May-29-09 07:45 AM   #39 
     - nor what Cheney and Mike McConnell wanted.  earcandle   May-29-09 10:05 PM   #42 
  - I love this post.  redqueen   May-28-09 04:41 PM   #17 
  - Thanks, redqueen!  Richardo   May-28-09 04:49 PM   #18 
  - The last line of Tom's blog post on the subject is as follows:  Bluenorthwest   May-28-09 05:04 PM   #22 
  - ...just my point! It's not that anyone who disagrees should siddown and shaddap.  Richardo   May-28-09 05:05 PM   #24 
  - A very good point indeed.  redqueen   May-28-09 05:05 PM   #25 
     - Why thanks  Bluenorthwest   May-28-09 05:14 PM   #27 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-28-09 05:21 PM   #29 
  - Obama is mostly rightist.  ananda   May-28-09 05:46 PM   #31 
  - Not in the context of the Dem party. He is fairly liberal. Nelson is a rightist.  Jennicut   May-28-09 11:36 PM   #34 
  - I was listening (and reading the White House website) when he said  BR_Parkway   May-28-09 06:53 PM   #33 
  - Your points fall flat with me.  LWolf   May-29-09 07:15 AM   #37 
  - Obama campaigned as a centrist technocrat... and that's what I voted for  scheming daemons   May-29-09 07:43 AM   #38 
  - People projected their own beliefs onto Obama, only to be shocked when  Freddie Stubbs   May-29-09 09:36 AM   #40 
  - Interesting post. But about promises, you assume that all promises have the same  Honeycombe8   May-29-09 11:30 PM   #43 
 

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