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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-10-10 02:34 PM
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42. I voted for Barack Obama in that election.
Bobby Rush was a lousy congressman, IMHO. Not a mistake on Obama's part. Almost every successful politicial loses their first election.
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  -The President did not always oppose primaries. In 2000, he ran against seated Dem Congressman. freddie mertz  Jun-10-10 07:47 AM   #0 
  - K & R. Bookmarking for later on  Dinger   Jun-10-10 07:59 AM   #1 
  - Thanks Dinger.  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 08:00 AM   #2 
  - Here's how I see it.....  vi5   Jun-10-10 08:20 AM   #3 
  - On this one, I totally agree. Vested interests are placed above the public good.  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 09:25 AM   #11 
  - +1 ironic  Mithreal   Jun-10-10 10:45 AM   #18 
  - Apperently he has learned from his past mistake  Freddie Stubbs   Jun-10-10 08:27 AM   #4 
  - Perhaps. But what is the lesson that he learned?  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 09:17 AM   #10 
  - Spin  Mithreal   Jun-10-10 01:32 PM   #36 
  - False dichotomy  dmallind   Jun-10-10 08:37 AM   #5 
  - 2012 Slogan: Hopelessness & the Same Old Thing!!!!  Karmadillo   Jun-10-10 08:40 AM   #7 
  - relevant to what? You'd prefer a president who alienates his own party's elected? NT  dmallind   Jun-10-10 10:22 AM   #14 
  - I would prefer a President who stands for actual Democratic values  Sebastian Doyle   Jun-10-10 11:22 AM   #29 
  - Where does he stand against the platform? That and that alone speaks to actual values  dmallind   Jun-10-10 02:25 PM   #38 
  - michael bennet was not "elected"  paulk   Jun-10-10 02:33 PM   #41 
  - relevant to what? You'd prefer a president who alienates his own party's elected? NT  dmallind   Jun-10-10 10:22 AM   #15 
     - Is neutrality no longer an option?  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 11:00 AM   #19 
        - If he is asked for help not really  dmallind   Jun-10-10 02:23 PM   #37 
           - but he could, in theory, use the power of endorsement as an instrument of political pressure.  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 02:31 PM   #40 
  - You may be right. But how else are new generations of political leaders supposed to get started?  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 09:15 AM   #8 
  - They can still primary of course  dmallind   Jun-10-10 10:25 AM   #16 
     - I don't disagree but...  vi5   Jun-10-10 10:42 AM   #17 
  - He also offered jobs to two out of three of the challengers to avoid those primaries  dsc   Jun-10-10 11:05 AM   #21 
     - Indeed. It was an effort to shut all or most of the primaries down.  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 11:16 AM   #24 
  - The President is a politician.  Cerridwen   Jun-10-10 08:39 AM   #6 
  - I do think that SOME politicians are in fact "bought and paid for."  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 09:17 AM   #9 
  - It is Democracy in action. I was unaware of Obaman's primary challenge to a sitting Democrat.  laughingliberal   Jun-10-10 09:30 AM   #12 
  - I'm pretty sure democracy  Cerridwen   Jun-10-10 09:45 AM   #13 
     - The White House sure seemed to be upset about the Halter challenge.  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 11:02 AM   #20 
        - It would appear,  Cerridwen   Jun-10-10 11:06 AM   #22 
           - What was the "threat"? That a two-timing sell-out corporate stooge...  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 11:14 AM   #23 
              - Doesn't make sense, does it?  Cerridwen   Jun-10-10 11:17 AM   #26 
                 - I hope he got a deal out of it.  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 11:19 AM   #27 
                    - I predict, she will become emboldened to push her agenda  Cerridwen   Jun-10-10 11:28 AM   #30 
                       - I expect so too. If so, we will see it in the Senate in the next few months.  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 02:29 PM   #39 
  - "Mothers may still want their favorite sons to grow up to be President,  Mithreal   Jun-10-10 12:04 PM   #31 
     - I had never read or heard that quote.  Cerridwen   Jun-10-10 12:09 PM   #32 
        - you're very welcome  Mithreal   Jun-10-10 12:12 PM   #33 
  - If he feels that candidate will win and a primary will sap resources  alfredo   Jun-10-10 11:17 AM   #25 
  - That seems to be it. Though I doubt that many of the folks who contributed to Halter...  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 11:22 AM   #28 
     - Rude maybe, true probably.  alfredo   Jun-10-10 04:13 PM   #48 
  - K & R.  Admiral Loinpresser   Jun-10-10 12:20 PM   #34 
  - K&R /nt  Spheric   Jun-10-10 12:36 PM   #35 
  - I voted for Barack Obama in that election.  undeterred   Jun-10-10 02:34 PM   #42 
  - Fascinating. What was he like back then?  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 02:53 PM   #44 
     - I don't know the politics of it.  undeterred   Jun-10-10 03:19 PM   #45 
        - Wow. Very interesting.  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 03:27 PM   #46 
           - "Vote early and vote often"  undeterred   Jun-10-10 03:49 PM   #47 
              - In Boston too.  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 05:47 PM   #50 
  - one weapon any president has when dealing with a representative or senator  xchrom   Jun-10-10 02:41 PM   #43 
  - Halter was a strong Obama supporter.  freddie mertz   Jun-10-10 09:40 PM   #51 
  - k & r  cornermouse   Jun-10-10 04:28 PM   #49 
  - K&R was ok when he did it, but not ok for progressives!  amborin   Jun-10-10 09:50 PM   #52 

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