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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-24-10 08:48 AM
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33. Without leadership, there is no such thing as enough support
And Obama, who ran loudly opposed to mandates and in favor of a public option also claimed constantly on the trail that he was going to provide that leadership, fill that void.
He has not lead on any issue. His bluster during the campaign was all hot air and mendacity.
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  -White House slammed after declaring not enough support for public option Donnachaidh  Feb-24-10 07:30 AM   #0 
  - Maybe Gibbs just meant that there wasn't enough support (from the (R) side) to get this through?  nc4bo   Feb-24-10 07:32 AM   #1 
  - We don't have enough support from the R side to pass the butter.  harun   Feb-24-10 08:37 AM   #29 
  - Bipartisanship going to the next level. Eventually the line will blur between the D's & R's  nc4bo   Feb-24-10 08:40 AM   #31 
     - We have no alternative to the Corporate Party's.  harun   Feb-24-10 08:44 AM   #32 
  - The Republicans are irrelevant.  bvar22   Feb-24-10 01:27 PM   #38 
     - Irrelevant my ass. They'll come roaring back in Novembermark my wordsbecause  salguine   Feb-24-10 09:19 PM   #55 
  - Translated that means the Right are much louder and more intensive  OHdem10   Feb-24-10 07:33 AM   #2 
  - Sometimes it makes me wonder how in the world Barack Obama became POTUS  nc4bo   Feb-24-10 07:38 AM   #6 
  - I'm not convinced that the public option is a done deal.  damyank913   Feb-24-10 07:35 AM   #3 
  - Fucking betrayals! Fucking liars! I'm sick of them.  lonestarnot   Feb-24-10 07:36 AM   #4 
  - you n me both my friend  Bluebear   Feb-24-10 08:47 PM   #52 
  - Public support just doesn't matter I guess! Oh well...I thought we elected a leader...nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-24-10 07:37 AM   #5 
  - our wallets are not stuffed enough perhaps the insurance big boys and big Pharma?  flyarm   Feb-24-10 07:41 AM   #11 
  - perhaps our pres is afraid of the big bad wolf? eom  flyarm   Feb-24-10 07:38 AM   #7 
  - So it's better to run from it rather than take out a big stick and whoop it over the head?  nc4bo   Feb-24-10 07:40 AM   #9 
     - I'd have taken on the wolf..but then again..I would not have done secret deals with the wolf.  flyarm   Feb-24-10 07:43 AM   #12 
  - If There Were 15 to 20 More Names On The Bennett Letter  KharmaTrain   Feb-24-10 07:39 AM   #8 
  - have folks in the senate playing good cop- bad cop..  flyarm   Feb-24-10 07:49 AM   #17 
     - very clear and cogent analysis. thank you flyarm for saying it so well.  bbgrunt   Feb-24-10 04:07 PM   #46 
  - The people don't count.  asdjrocky   Feb-24-10 07:41 AM   #10 
  - When will enough Americans realize they haven't any representation, & their "elections" rigged?  Echo In Light   Feb-24-10 08:12 AM   #22 
     - ding ding ding..we have a winner!!! all winners meet on deck #5 ..  flyarm   Feb-24-10 08:18 AM   #25 
  - Because the Senators opinions (and those of the lobbyists) are more important  dkf   Feb-24-10 07:45 AM   #13 
  - those democrats who would not vote for the p.o.  RainDog   Feb-24-10 07:47 AM   #14 
  - Maybe we need to show the white house how much support there is since they seem to think it is non  dkf   Feb-24-10 07:47 AM   #15 
  - The popularity of the campaign rhetoric wasn't enough, the General Election results were not enough,  nc4bo   Feb-24-10 07:55 AM   #18 
  - Nate Silver on the politics of the Public Option  many a good man   Feb-24-10 07:48 AM   #16 
  - Nate ..that sounds like a steaming pile of excuses..the real reason is we have a pres who has a  flyarm   Feb-24-10 08:00 AM   #19 
  - i agree, that is one steaming pile.  tomp   Feb-24-10 11:45 PM   #57 
  - Bullshit:  bvar22   Feb-24-10 01:35 PM   #39 
     - Most polls show more ambiguity  many a good man   Feb-24-10 06:34 PM   #47 
        - You are attempting to create ambiguity where none exists,  bvar22   Feb-24-10 07:31 PM   #49 
           - You deny ambiguity  many a good man   Feb-24-10 08:14 PM   #50 
  - Very. Very Disappointing!!  Urban Prairie   Feb-24-10 08:08 AM   #20 
  - If we're going to do that than we should actually go for Single Payer  nc4bo   Feb-24-10 08:09 AM   #21 
     - Now you're talking!!!!  proudohioan   Feb-24-10 01:57 PM   #42 
  - The White House was soundly spanked last time around...  Orsino   Feb-24-10 08:18 AM   #23 
  - so Gibbs is saying Obama is a weak and ineffective leader of the party?  RainDog   Feb-24-10 08:18 AM   #24 
  - my (flaccid) hero!  NuttyFluffers   Feb-24-10 08:20 AM   #26 
  - If this increasingly asinine administration wanted a fucking P.O. there would be a fucking P.O.  leeroysphitz   Feb-24-10 08:30 AM   #27 
  - count me in that slamming!  mod mom   Feb-24-10 08:31 AM   #28 
  - Let me get this straight (directing this to DU community overall, not necessarily the OP)  lwcon   Feb-24-10 08:40 AM   #30 
  - Without leadership, there is no such thing as enough support  Bluenorthwest   Feb-24-10 08:48 AM   #33 
  - Key Words: "political support", Who Gives a Shit ABout PUBLIC Support?  Dinger   Feb-24-10 08:48 AM   #34 
  - So the Pres will only ask for what he is sure he can get passed  Tailormyst   Feb-24-10 08:52 AM   #35 
  - Sure seems like they're more interested  Blue Owl   Feb-24-10 09:50 AM   #36 
  - Maybe they need to take a hit where it matters.  freddie mertz   Feb-24-10 12:41 PM   #37 
  - It is so painfully obvious about Obama on this subject, and it hurts something awful.  Jefferson23   Feb-24-10 01:40 PM   #40 
  - yeah well we'll see how much support the democrats get in November  liberal_at_heart   Feb-24-10 01:49 PM   #41 
  - The "Virtual March on Washington" for Real Health Care Reform...  Tom Rinaldo   Feb-24-10 02:02 PM   #43 
  - To those DUers who are perpetually bad at math...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Feb-24-10 02:03 PM   #44 
  - Get your numbers right  Tom Rinaldo   Feb-24-10 02:06 PM   #45 
  - And your point is???????????????  rhett o rick   Feb-24-10 10:50 PM   #56 
  - I remember the days when PRESIDENTS created "political support"  Canuckistanian   Feb-24-10 06:45 PM   #48 
  - K&R such hypocrisy! they have no shame!  amborin   Feb-24-10 08:46 PM   #51 
  - With only 24/58 Senators in the Democratic Caucus signing on to a P.O., he is correct. If  AlinPA   Feb-24-10 09:04 PM   #53 
  - K&R!  BrklynLiberal   Feb-24-10 09:10 PM   #54 

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