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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-21-09 06:35 AM
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48. Obama is a politician just like FDR and JFK were politicians.
If he hadn't been a very good politician, he would never have won the election. FDR and JFK were politicians too. But they listened to the protests of We the People. They took the protesters' ideals to heart, acted on those ideals and they improved America. (Well, JFK had plans to act on those ideals before organized crime bosses murdered him, and Johnson did follow through on the plans.)

What is different today then in FDR's and JFK's times is that We the People ar NOT out in mass protesting. Neither of those 2 great Presidents would have succeeded if liberal activists had NOT been out in the streets protesting almost every day.

You want the bankers, Goldman Sachs and Wall Street to quit destroying America? Then you have got to ACT. You have to get out in the streets almost every day and show Obama what you want him to do.

Without the protesters, there is no movement to change. Obama can't do it alone. Make him do what you know he wants to do.
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