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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 09:20 PM
Response to Reply #17
22. Take a step back and think about what you just wrote.
Do you honestly think that Obama would have won this election if he'd explicitly given the left a take-it-or-leave-it attitude? You may have missed this, but those of us on the left are the activist base of the party. We were the ones phone-banking and canvassing and donating the limit to get this guy elected.

Do you really want to tell the base of your party to take it or leave it? Cuz I can guarantee you what will happen next.


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  -Ok, someone tell me the accepted time frame in which we can criticize our President's policies shadowknows69  Jun-04-09 07:00 PM   #0 
  - Very few folks have said that Obama shouldn't be criticized.  cali   Jun-04-09 07:03 PM   #1 
  - 8pm central time tonight  obliviously   Jun-04-09 07:03 PM   #2 
  - Criticize away - but don't condemn others for criticizing you - people disagree  stray cat   Jun-04-09 07:05 PM   #3 
  - Frankly, there's not a damn thing you or anyone else has to complain about  Gman   Jun-04-09 07:06 PM   #4 
  - Of course there isn't dear  shadowknows69   Jun-04-09 07:53 PM   #16 
  - Bwahahahahaha  mitchtv   Jun-04-09 10:32 PM   #29 
  - Mmmmm  tavalon   Jun-05-09 06:14 AM   #34 
  - Torture, Gitmo, Gay Rights, Polar Bears...  LostinVA   Jun-05-09 09:22 AM   #44 
  - I have a hangnail.  dorkulon   Jun-05-09 11:25 AM   #56 
  - It's only been a third of a year...  Balbus   Jun-04-09 07:07 PM   #5 
  - Criticizing, like drinking, should be moderate. Obama is not Bush.  CTyankee   Jun-04-09 07:09 PM   #6 
  - Go right ahead.  liberalmuse   Jun-04-09 07:09 PM   #7 
  - "... create on(e) so we can have done with the circular firing squad here"???  smalll   Jun-04-09 07:10 PM   #8 
  - Sheesh.  gcomeau   Jun-04-09 07:11 PM   #9 
  - It's a bullshit answer to most criticisms  bigtree   Jun-04-09 07:20 PM   #12 
  - Exactly!  tavalon   Jun-05-09 06:19 AM   #36 
  - Ahem...  gcomeau   Jun-05-09 10:32 AM   #49 
  - Nope, It's being used by the cheerleaders to stifle any complaint  tavalon   Jun-05-09 06:17 AM   #35 
  - BS  LostinVA   Jun-05-09 09:23 AM   #45 
     - Oh joy, I take such pleasure in these substantive responses.  gcomeau   Jun-05-09 10:34 AM   #50 
  - It is the responsibility of the citizenry to hold their servants accountable.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-04-09 07:15 PM   #10 
  - We need to let history decide  jgraz   Jun-04-09 07:19 PM   #11 
  - I can only speak for myself, but (I think many may agree) that lots of us  sohndrsmith   Jun-04-09 07:22 PM   #13 
  - Many of us supported Obama with the explicit plan to drag him to the left from day 1  jgraz   Jun-04-09 07:26 PM   #14 
     - Spot ... fucking ... ON! n/t  pkdu   Jun-04-09 07:51 PM   #15 
     - Is that like marrying the wrong person because one fully believes they will "change"  sohndrsmith   Jun-04-09 07:57 PM   #17 
     - And it won't work in this instance, either. Obama will do it HIS  Fire1   Jun-04-09 08:24 PM   #18 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-04-09 08:41 PM   #20 
     - Take a step back and think about what you just wrote.  jgraz   Jun-04-09 09:20 PM   #22 
     - I was responding to your post:  sohndrsmith   Jun-05-09 10:06 PM   #57 
     - Really, it's about GETTING the talent you CAN into office you have a chance  The Doctor.   Jun-04-09 10:44 PM   #30 
     - Politicians dance with the ones that brung 'em (paraphrased Molly Ivins)  tavalon   Jun-05-09 06:25 AM   #38 
     - Please jgraz, post this as on OP  tavalon   Jun-05-09 06:20 AM   #37 
        - mebbe this weekend  jgraz   Jun-05-09 09:21 AM   #43 
           - If you decide you don't want to, can I repackage the concept  tavalon   Jun-05-09 09:52 AM   #46 
  - January 22, 2016  riverwalker   Jun-04-09 08:32 PM   #19 
  - And trash his legacy? How DARE you!  JVS   Jun-04-09 10:22 PM   #27 
  - ITA. I think it's acceptable from day 1. It's obvious he knew from day 1 that he was going to go  solstice   Jun-04-09 08:48 PM   #21 
  - Well before day 1  Fumesucker   Jun-04-09 10:06 PM   #26 
     - Yep, those two helped me realize that I would be riding his ass a lot  tavalon   Jun-05-09 06:26 AM   #39 
  - Anybody got an animated GIF of moving goalposts? n/t  RufusTFirefly   Jun-04-09 09:44 PM   #23 
  - I suppose politics has always been three dimensional chess.  Gregorian   Jun-04-09 09:49 PM   #24 
  - Criticize him all you want.  tabasco   Jun-04-09 09:53 PM   #25 
  - Uhhh... pretty much whenever.  The Doctor.   Jun-04-09 10:26 PM   #28 
  - And then he realized he wasn't actually the most powerful man in the US  tavalon   Jun-05-09 06:29 AM   # 
     - It is sad...  The Doctor.   Jun-05-09 11:16 AM   #54 
  - Have at it, but try to NOT use the words "I'm so disappointed". These words are usually a dead give-  lamp_shade   Jun-05-09 03:59 AM   #31 
  - Wow, mind reading has always fascinated me  shadowknows69   Jun-05-09 06:29 AM   #40 
  - Please refer to "Schedule D" in the DU Rules:Supplementary  Canuckistanian   Jun-05-09 04:10 AM   #32 
  - LOL, so true, so true!  tavalon   Jun-05-09 06:29 AM   #41 
  - Don't worry, in two weeks the mantra will be "I't only been 5 months!"  tavalon   Jun-05-09 06:12 AM   #33 
  - Well within your rights  Dogtown   Jun-05-09 06:48 AM   #42 
  - OK... 1...2...3...  kentuck   Jun-05-09 09:53 AM   #47 
  - You're a big boy. Criticize as you wish. And if someone takes issue with your criticism ...  11 Bravo   Jun-05-09 10:32 AM   #48 
  - Criticize away. But... You can NOT criticize him for anything related to things he said during the  cherokeeprogressive   Jun-05-09 10:37 AM   #51 
  - Criticize away, but make an actual complaint  MiniMe   Jun-05-09 11:02 AM   #52 
  - The question must then be asked:  Proud Liberal Dem   Jun-05-09 11:09 AM   #53 
  - Between 1:00 a.m. and 1:01 a.m. EST  Kaleva   Jun-05-09 11:19 AM   #55 
 

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