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hollowdweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 08:49 PM
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56. During the primaries
People here kept going on about how Obama's campaign was floundering and he needed to do this or that.

He was dropping in the polls then he'd do something and he'd be right up on top of it again.

I think Obama is doing decent as a president. I'm not sure congress is doing everything they can to help him though, but I think he'll be fine.

One thing you can say about the GOP is they are fairly lock step. So they sort of work to make their presidents LOOK like decisive leaders even when they aren't. The democrats not so much unfortunately.
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  -"President Obama has a couple of months to turn his failing administration around" Better Believe It  Sep-02-09 12:21 PM   #0 
  - how long will DU let this fail parade go on?  Teaser   Sep-02-09 12:30 PM   #1 
  - Quit living in denial. nt  earth mom   Sep-02-09 02:58 PM   #37 
  - I've stopped contributing  alcibiades_mystery   Sep-02-09 03:06 PM   #40 
  - PUMAS  Splinter Cell    Sep-02-09 08:20 PM   #55 
  - What's a PUMA?  JohnnyLib2   Sep-03-09 04:23 AM   #79 
  - "Party Unity My Ass"  AspenRose   Sep-03-09 11:38 AM   #83 
  - This OP seems more "Nader" than PUMA - he really did not like Hillary in the primaries  karynnj   Sep-08-09 04:22 PM   #109 
  - I wish the Dems would start acting like they have won!  joeycola   Sep-08-09 11:32 AM   #103 
  - When the President starts leading rather than being so accomodating!  DailyGrind51   Sep-08-09 06:11 PM   #110 
  - Hand wringer  bluestateguy   Sep-02-09 12:30 PM   #2 
  - LOL! Epic fail  scheming daemons   Sep-02-09 12:31 PM   #3 
  - Appears to be a PUB HIT PIECE...all neg...nothing Poz...a denigrating attack to make the Pres  opihimoimoi   Sep-02-09 12:31 PM   #4 
  - Did you really seriously call Obama "chosen Leader"?  LooseWilly   Sep-03-09 04:17 AM   #78 
     - Yeah, you right...shoulda used elected..but thought this was better  opihimoimoi   Sep-03-09 06:48 PM   #91 
  - Obama Almighty  demwing   Sep-02-09 12:32 PM   #5 
  - my impression of the article from the excerpt ....  shireen   Sep-02-09 12:35 PM   #6 
  - I think he is right about the market  Mojorabbit   Sep-06-09 09:59 PM   #98 
  - Ogawd.  lamp_shade   Sep-02-09 12:36 PM   #7 
  - One hour after the Inaugural Ceremony...  JaneQPublic   Sep-02-09 12:38 PM   #8 
  - I did not realize that we were now under one year term limts  ksoze   Sep-02-09 12:41 PM   #9 
  - take your sorry act over to free republic please.  dionysus   Sep-02-09 12:42 PM   #10 
  - "You cannot add this user to your buddy list because this user is already in your list"  AspenRose   Sep-03-09 11:44 AM   #84 
  - .  JTFrog   Sep-02-09 12:44 PM   #11 
  - Working overtime, hey?  FrenchieCat   Sep-02-09 12:46 PM   #12 
  - I'm really really tired of all the "Obama is failing" bullshit.  MUAD_DIB   Sep-02-09 01:09 PM   #13 
  - Read the article. There's nothing in it that isn't completely true.  salguine   Sep-08-09 12:18 PM   #105 
  - Failing?  liberal N proud   Sep-02-09 01:12 PM   #14 
  - Day after weary day  Undercurrent   Sep-02-09 01:16 PM   #15 
  - You guys should actually read the damn article -- It makes good points  Armstead   Sep-02-09 01:17 PM   #16 
  - First damn point: "President Obama has a couple of months to turn his failing administration around"  ProSense   Sep-02-09 01:28 PM   #20 
  - I would amend that to stay START turning it around...It's not do or die yet  Armstead   Sep-02-09 01:39 PM   #25 
     - "And it DOES matter what happens with the rest of this year " This article is garbage.  ProSense   Sep-02-09 03:00 PM   #38 
  - I don't read any fucking article that starts out with that line. It's what the RWers say.  DevonRex   Sep-02-09 01:30 PM   #21 
  - If you don't want to read it fine -- But if not, don't criticize what you don't read  Armstead   Sep-02-09 01:35 PM   #23 
     - I did critize what I read. The title says it all. Good lord. nt  DevonRex   Sep-02-09 01:46 PM   #28 
     - The author should have used a better title if he wants us to read it  Hippo_Tron   Sep-03-09 01:56 PM   #90 
  - I stopped reading after the author used a prediction of the stock market as a piece of evidence  ChimpersMcSmirkers   Sep-02-09 11:18 PM   #68 
  - No, it is  billh58   Sep-03-09 01:02 PM   #87 
  - you know the poster by the headline, don't you?  curlyred   Sep-02-09 01:18 PM   #17 
  - The notion that the only economic indicator that has turned around is the stock market is laughable.  Zynx   Sep-02-09 01:25 PM   #18 
  - Do I think some posters here are failtrolls with an anti-Democratic agenda?  Ikonoklast   Sep-02-09 01:26 PM   #19 
  - Hmm. Don't our political opponents say that Obama has failed? nt  DevonRex   Sep-02-09 01:31 PM   #22 
  - This kind of dramatic flambait titled article makes some people Positively WET!!!  NYC_SKP   Sep-02-09 01:35 PM   #24 
  - Same shit, different day from this poster n/t  Spazito   Sep-02-09 01:39 PM   #26 
  - I rather like his recommendation about the messed up health insurance proposals  joeycola   Sep-02-09 01:41 PM   #27 
  - Unless Obama appoints Dennis Kucinich as co-President we're doomed!  Political Tiger   Sep-02-09 02:07 PM   #29 
  - Anybody else see a pattern with this poster? Or is it just me?  DevonRex   Sep-02-09 02:10 PM   #30 
  - The OP's pattern is get issues out that usually get voted down on DU as  joeycola   Sep-02-09 02:12 PM   #31 
     - Bullshit!!!  Baltoman991   Sep-02-09 02:33 PM   #33 
     - Ah, suspected lunch guest. n/t  ProSense   Sep-02-09 03:01 PM   #39 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-02-09 04:10 PM   #47 
     - The pattern is to bemoan having lost the primary  alcibiades_mystery   Sep-02-09 03:08 PM   #42 
  - I guess the author did not look at Reagan's presidency  Jennicut   Sep-02-09 02:23 PM   #32 
  - AARRGGHHH! Did any of you actually read the article????  bain_sidhe   Sep-02-09 02:38 PM   #34 
  - That's quite an alternative - the prez would be putting principles on the line...  polichick   Sep-03-09 11:53 AM   #85 
  - "commondreams?" Nuff said, they don't write positive things about Democrats  emulatorloo   Sep-02-09 02:52 PM   #35 
  - I don't recall that their purpose is specifically to write positive things about Democrats.  salguine   Sep-08-09 12:19 PM   #106 
  - Kick and Unrec  Hutzpa   Sep-02-09 02:57 PM   #36 
  - He will actually have about 8 years...  Better BeLIEve Bull   Sep-02-09 03:08 PM   #41 
  - Best User Name of 2009!!  Number23   Sep-03-09 04:40 AM   #80 
  - I recognize the author's name, therefore will not bother with the article  MH1   Sep-02-09 03:10 PM   #43 
  - This "author"  billh58   Sep-02-09 03:46 PM   #45 
     - Seconded.  Kaleko   Sep-02-09 09:16 PM   #59 
     - Thanks!  billh58   Sep-02-09 10:09 PM   #61 
     - Fannnnn-tastic!  Number23   Sep-03-09 04:42 AM   #81 
  - ....  and-justice-for-all   Sep-02-09 03:16 PM   #44 
  - Wrong...  butterfly77   Sep-02-09 03:50 PM   #46 
  - I think he's already lost millions of progressives.  leftofthedial   Sep-02-09 04:22 PM   #48 
  - Depends on which poll....the one from CNN I posted last night said it was independents  Jennicut   Sep-02-09 04:25 PM   #49 
     - most real progressives are becoming independents these days.  leftofthedial   Sep-02-09 04:33 PM   #50 
        - That is the first time I ever heard indies thought of as mostly progessives  Jennicut   Sep-02-09 05:24 PM   #53 
        - You are right, it was repubs turned independents....  Spazito   Sep-02-09 09:18 PM   #60 
        - not what I said.  leftofthedial   Sep-02-09 11:33 PM   #70 
           - Then why are you  billh58   Sep-02-09 11:52 PM   #75 
              - It is my fervent hope that the Democratic Party will rise from the dead.  leftofthedial   Sep-04-09 12:58 PM   #94 
        - Could you please  billh58   Sep-02-09 11:30 PM   #69 
           - left of, say, Nixon.  leftofthedial   Sep-02-09 11:34 PM   #71 
              - That could describe  billh58   Sep-02-09 11:50 PM   #74 
                 - Not different,  leftofthedial   Sep-04-09 12:59 PM   #95 
  - A more ludicrious title I have never seen  treestar   Sep-02-09 05:07 PM   #51 
  - So say fuckheads.  Cha   Sep-02-09 05:08 PM   #52 
  - Dude - there is no spoon... nt.  BlueIdaho   Sep-02-09 05:31 PM   #54 
  - During the primaries  hollowdweller   Sep-02-09 08:49 PM   #56 
  - Does anyone object to these two proposals and if so why?  Better Believe It   Sep-02-09 08:54 PM   #57 
  - Second suggestion is not possible  andym   Sep-03-09 01:20 AM   #76 
  - If that's the case President Obama should propose legislation to expand Medicare.  Better Believe It   Sep-03-09 10:48 AM   #82 
  - I object to both on grounds  TheKentuckian   Sep-08-09 11:57 AM   #104 
  - Do you think the president is failing?  Generic Brad   Sep-02-09 09:01 PM   #58 
  - i can't believe the barrage of invective and attacks directed at the OP  inna   Sep-02-09 10:51 PM   #62 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-02-09 10:53 PM   #64 
  - racist  Amos Moses   Sep-02-09 11:09 PM   #67 
  - thanks for illustrating my point.  inna   Sep-02-09 11:35 PM   #72 
  - I for one  Baltoman991   Sep-02-09 11:04 PM   #65 
  - What's actually rather sad is the OP's relentless stream of  JeffR   Sep-02-09 11:37 PM   #73 
  - LOT of people in denial.  Mari333   Sep-03-09 12:55 PM   #86 
  - Get used to it. Increasingly, anyone whose lips aren't pressed to  salguine   Sep-08-09 12:22 PM   #107 
  - What would you have done different?  akbacchus_BC   Sep-02-09 10:52 PM   #63 
  - K&R  Amos Moses   Sep-02-09 11:08 PM   #66 
  - WTH has happened to Common Dreams?  johnaries   Sep-03-09 03:53 AM   #77 
  - Common Dreams and CounterPunch have never liked Democrats  Hippo_Tron   Sep-03-09 01:55 PM   #89 
     - Is that why they publish articles by Senators Feingold, Sanders and other progressive leaders?  Better Believe It   Sep-03-09 08:22 PM   #92 
        - You should reply to me.  johnaries   Sep-04-09 01:46 AM   #93 
           - "Public Option is failing, - it's YOUR Fault!" That's called passing the buck.  Better Believe It   Sep-06-09 06:07 PM   #96 
              - Or how about this  Baltoman991   Sep-06-09 10:06 PM   #99 
  - I don't read articles with that kind of bias in the headline  Hippo_Tron   Sep-03-09 01:54 PM   #88 
  - How brave of you. Intellectual curiosity is for commies and socialists. If you work hard enough,  salguine   Sep-08-09 12:25 PM   #108 
  - why is this piece of shit kicked back up?  dionysus   Sep-06-09 08:33 PM   #97 
  - kick  Amos Moses   Sep-06-09 10:09 PM   #100 
  - no surprise you'd kick this piece of crap up.  dionysus   Sep-08-09 11:20 AM   #102 
  - The folks at Common Dreams make me sad. Do and say anything for a few mouse clicks  rvablue   Sep-08-09 11:18 AM   #101 
 

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