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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-23-10 07:22 AM
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85. As FDR said, "Make me do it."
Where are the massive demonstrations by the so-called Progressives at the Mad Hatter's Tea Parties?

In regard to the original post, as far as I can tell so far this administration has been challenged at every step by a solid block of Republicans that have opposed everything that he and his party have attempted to do. I think that it is rather silly to think that all he has to do is to be making speeches on a daily basis.

I will agree that his policy of bipartisanship is wasted on the Republicans who are mean spirited bastards of the first order. But that is the reality of the situation. In fact, both my wife and I agreed prior to the election that only a fool would want to be willing to attempt to clean up the damn mess that the Republicans have left the nation in. As for the wars, he didn't get us in that abomination and if you can't see that we can't abruptly leave without some serious consequences that could threaten our own security then I am glad that someone so short sighted isn't in command.
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  -We need a Leader, We need Outrage !!! N_E_1 for Tennis  May-22-10 01:25 PM   #0 
  - Rant On!  MineralMan   May-22-10 01:29 PM   #1 
  - Gee, just like with health care.  aquart   May-22-10 01:32 PM   #2 
  - +1  snagglepuss   May-22-10 02:22 PM   #9 
  - What is Obama so afraid of?  AnArmyVeteran   May-23-10 09:07 AM   #91 
     - Right on brother  LiberalLovinLug   May-23-10 12:47 PM   #114 
     - Great post. Unfortunately, he has grown a pair. And he has grown them  truedelphi   May-23-10 02:43 PM   #126 
        - Thanks for that bit of history, and you're right. Workers have no representation at all.  AnArmyVeteran   May-23-10 11:30 PM   #133 
        - I am admiring all of your ideas. I especially like  truedelphi   May-24-10 01:51 AM   #134 
           - Thanks Truedelphi...  AnArmyVeteran   May-24-10 03:17 PM   #137 
        - His 'pair' was always for the upper one percent. ALWAYS!.  SammyWinstonJack   May-24-10 03:26 PM   #139 
  - Apparently the only ones willing to lead on this are Kevin Costner and James Cameron!  saracat   May-22-10 01:32 PM   #3 
  - But but, we have to channel all our money into weaponry.  NCarolinawoman   May-22-10 04:43 PM   #59 
  - That statement deserves a post of it's own  sce56   May-23-10 11:28 AM   #95 
  - The tragic irony.  chimpymustgo   May-23-10 01:30 PM   #121 
  - we need a change from the politics of triangulation (which only ensures that public discourse moves  MisterP   May-22-10 01:43 PM   #4 
  - The policies of 'triangulation'  swilton   May-22-10 03:20 PM   #43 
  - However, should we move toward some real success, they would just have another  truedelphi   May-24-10 03:24 PM   #138 
  - Amen brother! I can see that the "Party over principle" people are hitting you with  Lorien   May-22-10 01:44 PM   #5 
  - they want to move to the right  William Z. Foster   May-22-10 06:37 PM   #71 
  - as another very sage poster remarked:  amborin   May-22-10 09:04 PM   #79 
  - here you go......  secondwind   May-22-10 01:49 PM   #6 
  - Evidently, plenty of boo-birds to unrec, but so far, no rebuttal to your points  havocmom   May-22-10 01:51 PM   #7 
  - They're too busy  Individualist   May-22-10 02:28 PM   #14 
  - Oh, like how BP ordered the USCG to keep press away from the disaster?  havocmom   May-22-10 02:31 PM   #17 
  - The Silent unreccers really can't offer a rebuttal other than repeating Propaganda that shapes  TheWatcher   May-22-10 02:42 PM   #23 
  - If I was a nail ...  N_E_1 for Tennis   May-22-10 02:50 PM   #29 
  - Thanks havocmom  N_E_1 for Tennis   May-22-10 02:43 PM   #24 
  - Welcome to DU,  dgibby   May-22-10 02:13 PM   #8 
  - Are you serious? This whole thing is effing unbelievable. Why won't  snagglepuss   May-22-10 02:32 PM   #18 
  - Evidently they dismissed it as being ineffective.  dgibby   May-22-10 06:40 PM   #72 
     - Hair booms sink, not as good as commercial boom to soak up oil  BREMPRO   May-24-10 07:15 PM   #140 
  - Thanks for your welcome.  N_E_1 for Tennis   May-22-10 02:47 PM   #26 
  - Bang on.  snagglepuss   May-22-10 02:23 PM   #10 
  - Thanks for your welcome.  N_E_1 for Tennis   May-22-10 02:52 PM   #31 
  - Oh brother!  WeDidIt   May-22-10 02:24 PM   #11 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   May-22-10 02:47 PM   #27 
  - ha  G_j   May-22-10 03:09 PM   #39 
  - You can feel it; it's falling to pieces for them, they know it, and no amount of jabbering...  Tesha   May-23-10 04:47 PM   #131 
  - Nice rebuttal.  Forkboy   May-22-10 07:14 PM   #75 
  - Ahh! Well-rebutted!  Tesha   May-23-10 04:44 PM   #130 
  - I guess these types of attitudes are prevalent on the Left too  bluestateguy   May-22-10 02:24 PM   #12 
  - Apparently, making excuses for your party is also prevalent on the Left  Ardent15   May-22-10 02:25 PM   #13 
  - I would be happy with a leader that would fix anything!  Lost4words   May-22-10 02:31 PM   #16 
  - start by banning Corexit  amborin   May-22-10 02:30 PM   #15 
  - Yes, exactly ...  RoyGBiv   May-22-10 02:33 PM   #19 
  - One thing about Obama's past stands out...  hayu_lol   May-22-10 02:38 PM   #20 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   May-22-10 02:45 PM   #25 
     - Balderdash  RoyGBiv   May-22-10 03:07 PM   #38 
     - "Obama knows about Chicago"  Greyhound   May-22-10 07:39 PM   #78 
     - Funniest post here.  cliffordu   May-23-10 10:46 AM   #93 
  - Leadership?  ProSense   May-22-10 02:39 PM   #21 
  - Your definition of leader is ?  N_E_1 for Tennis   May-22-10 03:00 PM   #35 
  - "Can't just talking to us be a start?"  ProSense   May-22-10 03:23 PM   #45 
     - Again, Your idea of a leader is ?  N_E_1 for Tennis   May-22-10 03:24 PM   #47 
     - Someone  ProSense   May-22-10 04:39 PM   #58 
        - I never defined a leader, but ok here goes..  N_E_1 for Tennis   May-22-10 05:16 PM   #61 
     - If the President talked about it, it would be "Oh, just words."  treestar   May-22-10 03:27 PM   #50 
     - Ha,ha very true.....  O is 44   May-22-10 04:55 PM   #60 
     - Words do have to followed with action .It is sad Costner and Cameron are the only ones stepping  saracat   May-22-10 05:27 PM   #63 
     - Oh please, the WH has done plenty please go read  O is 44   May-22-10 06:04 PM   #65 
        - So far as anyone knows, they are! Oil still spewing and BP is still in charge.  saracat   May-22-10 06:33 PM   #69 
     - Well we just think that, because, so far, every time he has talked about something it has  pundaint   May-24-10 10:58 AM   #136 
     - A leader is definately a big talker  LiberalLovinLug   May-23-10 12:56 PM   #115 
  - Aside from lying about "historical change," there has been no leadership. There has been an  pundaint   May-23-10 12:21 PM   #105 
  - I find it curious that  Newest Reality   May-22-10 02:41 PM   #22 
  - This sounds like what Obama was referring to frequently during his campaign.  Radical Activist   May-22-10 02:54 PM   #32 
  - Tell ya what...  BeFree   May-22-10 03:04 PM   #36 
  - Epsom salts will heal most bruises  N_E_1 for Tennis   May-22-10 03:23 PM   #46 
  - Thank you for your thoughts on that! - NT  Newest Reality   May-25-10 12:52 AM   #141 
  - As FDR said, "Make me do it."  olegramps   May-23-10 07:22 AM   #85 
  - No, we don't need a leader. We need many people who take responsibility for leading  Radical Activist   May-22-10 02:50 PM   #28 
  - Obama can start by telling BP to stop Corexit. EPA finally said stop, but BP keeps using it  amborin   May-22-10 02:52 PM   #30 
     - Have you told them to stop?  Radical Activist   May-22-10 02:56 PM   #33 
        - you are essentially saying Obama is a powerless figurehead w/ zero control over any US gov't agency  amborin   May-22-10 03:00 PM   #34 
           - No ...  RoyGBiv   May-22-10 03:06 PM   #37 
           - Prez has power to seize property during national emergency  amborin   May-22-10 03:26 PM   #48 
              - After he seizes it what next?' he still can't stop the gusher....  O is 44   May-22-10 05:17 PM   #62 
                 - he stops BP's use of Corexit, and allows ind scientific assessment, for starters  amborin   May-22-10 06:17 PM   # 
           - You're the one suggesting EPA has no connection to Obama.  Radical Activist   May-22-10 03:13 PM   #42 
              - Nope; You apparently think it's ok for BP to diss our EPA; I think Obama should not tolerate this  amborin   May-22-10 06:16 PM   #66 
                 - Sure because I wrote anything remotely implying that.  Radical Activist   May-22-10 06:28 PM   #68 
  - LOL  Scurrilous   May-22-10 03:09 PM   #40 
  - Imagine how angry I am... use your wildest imagination.  Swamp Rat   May-22-10 03:11 PM   #41 
  - I may live up North  N_E_1 for Tennis   May-22-10 03:36 PM   #52 
  - I feel sorry for you, me and and everyone.  Swamp Rat   May-22-10 03:46 PM   #55 
  - I don't know how you can stand it, Swampy.  dgibby   May-22-10 07:24 PM   #76 
  - And THAT "IMAGINE" Isn't The ONE John Lennon Was Talking About!!  ChiciB1   May-23-10 08:19 AM   #88 
     - .  Swamp Rat   May-23-10 03:27 PM   #129 
  - Anger is not leadership. n/t  Common Sense Party   May-22-10 03:21 PM   #44 
  - Authoritarian personalities demand others be their leaders  treestar   May-22-10 03:26 PM   #49 
  - +1  proteus_lives   May-23-10 12:30 AM   #81 
  - Seriously? We need to get a grip and  Skidmore   May-22-10 03:31 PM   #51 
  - Oh, yes I am !  N_E_1 for Tennis   May-22-10 03:43 PM   #54 
     - Good for you.  Skidmore   May-22-10 05:59 PM   #64 
     - I'm growing food for the local food bank.  dgibby   May-22-10 07:31 PM   #77 
  - ...  spanone   May-22-10 03:40 PM   #53 
  - You didn't help elect a "Democrat", you elected a DLC New Dem  NorthCarolina   May-22-10 03:55 PM   #56 
  - You are absolutely right  N_E_1 for Tennis   May-22-10 04:23 PM   #57 
  - We do and we did. Unfortunately you have to really dig to find how  Greyhound   May-22-10 06:17 PM   #67 
  - BTW, welcome to DU!  saracat   May-22-10 06:34 PM   #70 
  - Welcome to DU.  emilyg   May-22-10 06:49 PM   #73 
  - Thanks.. keep up the good work...  lib2DaBone   May-22-10 06:54 PM   #74 
  - RECOMMENDED - seconded - supported - and appreciated. No further text lest I bust.  Mira   May-22-10 11:52 PM   #80 
  - Meh..I just need the guy supposedly in charge to stop carrying water for big money  TheKentuckian   May-23-10 02:06 AM   #82 
  - K&R for the wildlife, for the Earth, for real change to commence in the name of The People. eom  Divine Discontent   May-23-10 02:42 AM   #83 
  - Personally I don't agree with you...  Fruittree   May-23-10 02:44 AM   #84 
  - I am with you.  olegramps   May-23-10 07:46 AM   #86 
  - Good post, except for airing tires... Also: Obama needs GUTS!  AnArmyVeteran   May-23-10 08:46 AM   #90 
  - I don't expect that Obama can really do much about the spill right now  tavalon   May-23-10 08:16 AM   #87 
  - Obama, get off your ass and LEAD! I'm tired of having you not having GUTS!!!  AnArmyVeteran   May-23-10 08:30 AM   #89 
  - You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, Goddamnit! My life has VALUE!'  Pryderi   May-23-10 09:19 AM   #92 
  - Fucking pissed as hell - rest of nation needs to get off the meds -nt  scentopine   May-23-10 11:22 AM   #94 
  - KandR  Dystopian   May-23-10 11:35 AM   #96 
  - I wish that some people who rant could have a seat at the table of this chaos. Then they will see  mfcorey1   May-23-10 11:42 AM   #97 
  - Then invite us. We tried with health care but the door was slammed shut and  scentopine   May-23-10 12:16 PM   #103 
  - Excellent post, NW1 Tennis! Obama's BP chickenshit dance is  icee   May-23-10 11:51 AM   #98 
  - The moment he stepped in it with "drill, baby, drill" he has been trying to wash it off  scentopine   May-23-10 12:06 PM   #99 
     - Look at Obama in this picture and tell me what you see. Spare  icee   May-23-10 12:15 PM   #101 
        - A shapeshifter, seeking the eye of the camera.  ooglymoogly   May-23-10 12:20 PM   #104 
        - I see this...  scentopine   May-23-10 12:34 PM   #108 
        - Look at me, I'm important now... part of the big club !  Andronex   May-23-10 01:44 PM   #122 
  - After 16 months, it's time to believe our own eyes. Obama sold us, and we bought an empty shell of  pundaint   May-23-10 12:07 PM   #100 
  - Alas, he is not our leader  ooglymoogly   May-23-10 12:16 PM   #102 
  - I'm with you  Deadgnome   May-23-10 12:22 PM   #106 
  - Typically American ignorance of language and meaning.  Greyhound   May-23-10 01:10 PM   #116 
     - I lost ya  Deadgnome   May-23-10 01:17 PM   #119 
        - History is what they say, they being whomever is in charge at the moment.  Greyhound   May-23-10 02:54 PM   #128 
  - Kick Rec!  theFrankFactor   May-23-10 12:32 PM   #107 
  - Nice Rant...  Butch350   May-23-10 12:34 PM   #109 
  - kick  guardian   May-23-10 12:35 PM   #110 
  - +1  byrok   May-23-10 12:39 PM   #111 
  - federalize the response  William Z. Foster   May-23-10 12:40 PM   #112 
  - Yep, lets keep waiting for a leader ... its worked so far .. n/t  rtassi   May-23-10 12:44 PM   #113 
  - You're not waiting for leadership  NodQuestion   May-23-10 01:10 PM   #117 
  - Clearly, talking the talk (ok!) but NOT walking the walk.  orbitalman   May-23-10 01:16 PM   #118 
  - It's all Obama's fault! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!  Political Tiger   May-23-10 01:25 PM   #120 
  - You expect so little for America- leaders make a difference, just look at what BAD is getting us  n.michigan   May-23-10 05:08 PM   #132 
  - So that's what you Think, eh. Do you also aspire to the consideration of governments potential role  pundaint   May-24-10 04:57 AM   #135 
  - So tell me what would the response be to an angry black man on  MadMaddie   May-23-10 01:46 PM   #123 
  - Do you suppose that Obama might be pretty busy trying to  JDPriestly   May-23-10 02:01 PM   #124 
  - All OBAMA needs to do is SERVE THE PEOPLE. Simple.  n.michigan   May-23-10 02:38 PM   #125 
  - we need both...  Andronex   May-23-10 02:52 PM   #127 
  - As Donna Brazile asked, "where is the urgent sense of NOW"!  Cetacea   May-25-10 01:41 AM   #142 

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