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ladywnch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 11:39 AM
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175. well, how was it then that the Rethugs were able to get al their
shit through without the minority party blocking everything. I mean hell, rethugs prevented dems from even scheduling meeting rooms in the Capitol and the minority party couldn't do shit about it. How it is that rethugs still wheel so much power over the majority party that we were unable to do when we were the minority?

I hate to say it, but dems just don't really know how to fight.....rethugs- it's a way of life. Until dems decide to do what they know is right regardless of rethugs or bipartisanship.....force it all through just like they did......just get it done already!
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  -Obama had some serious capital... Bonobo  Jul-11-10 09:38 PM   #0 
  - What can he do to get that back? What can he do to get the minority party  uppityperson   Jul-11-10 09:40 PM   #1 
  - How about being the man he represented himself as in the election?  Cronus Protagonist   Jul-11-10 09:43 PM   #2 
  - What can he do to get the minority party to not block everything since even though"he had both house  uppityperson   Jul-11-10 09:45 PM   #5 
  - The minority part, us, was not able to stop Bush, how come they stop Obama?  Cronus Protagonist   Jul-11-10 09:46 PM   #8 
  - That is a good question. I wish I could get an answer from them as it is extremely frustrating  uppityperson   Jul-11-10 09:49 PM   #11 
  - The minority has not really stopped any liberal legislation...  Usrename   Jul-12-10 11:04 AM   #159 
     - Congressional Democrats are in trouble precisely because they are too cautious.  alarimer   Jul-14-10 10:45 PM   #316 
  - Dems in the Senate didn't try very hard to stop Bush. The Republicans ARE trying their damndest to..  phleshdef   Jul-11-10 11:42 PM   #41 
  - Obama could have easily drummed the Senate into shape.  Usrename   Jul-12-10 11:09 AM   #164 
     - Rather amusing, you say no Dem could stand up to Obama politcally & keep their job, while  uppityperson   Jul-12-10 11:25 AM   #169 
     - You misunderstand what I am saying.  Usrename   Jul-12-10 04:53 PM   #244 
     - Thats some of the most naive bunch of horse shit I've ever read.  phleshdef   Jul-13-10 12:58 AM   #291 
     - This is total and complete insanity.  Usrename   Jul-13-10 01:27 AM   #292 
        - Only if you completely lack comprehension skills, as you just illustrated.  phleshdef   Jul-13-10 09:14 AM   #294 
           - There is no evidence to support what you believe.  Usrename   Jul-13-10 10:43 AM   #298 
              - There is no evidence to support that Lieberman or Nelson would vote against the President?  phleshdef   Jul-13-10 10:54 AM   #302 
     - Insanity. They are elected in their States.  treestar   Jul-13-10 12:23 PM   #308 
  - Blue Dogs ... they voted with the GOP regularly.  JoePhilly   Jul-12-10 09:15 AM   #129 
  - I was willing to give some points for that excuse...  bvar22   Jul-12-10 12:36 PM   #192 
     - Two points ....  JoePhilly   Jul-12-10 01:31 PM   #207 
        - "Invited them to come home"....LOL  bvar22   Jul-12-10 01:50 PM   #211 
           - BS ...  JoePhilly   Jul-12-10 02:35 PM   #222 
           - Well, lets take a look at it:  bvar22   Jul-12-10 05:01 PM   #246 
           - Insurance for more, not healthcare for all  dflprincess   Jul-12-10 08:09 PM   #267 
           - He never went to anyone's home district and ran negative campaigns against them.  phleshdef   Jul-13-10 09:22 AM   #295 
              - You really should be better informed if you are going to post on DU...  bvar22   Jul-13-10 10:32 AM   #296 
                 - LOL.Like I said, JUST MAKING SHIT UP.  phleshdef   Jul-13-10 10:44 AM   #299 
                    - Ok then genius, when has he ever joked with Sen Ben Nelson?  Usrename   Jul-13-10 10:47 AM   #300 
                       - LOL, pathological rhetoric. You just throw words out there and hope something sticks.  phleshdef   Jul-13-10 10:51 AM   #301 
  - I am sure glad someone else noticed that also!!  pocoloco   Jul-12-10 12:08 PM   #186 
  - Because  DonCoquixote   Jul-12-10 01:21 PM   #204 
  - That's because many conservative Democrats vote with  rury   Jul-12-10 06:12 PM   #261 
  - It is unprecedented for the minority party to use the filibuster on  treestar   Jul-13-10 12:22 PM   #307 
  - He can stop giving away the farm on every issue while  obxhead   Jul-12-10 09:34 AM   #133 
  - Which bill do you mean? sometimes 1 party writes legislation they intend to vote against  uppityperson   Jul-12-10 11:30 AM   #173 
     - Passing a bill that you allow the other side to write and vote against anyway is suicide.  Spheric   Jul-12-10 01:30 PM   #206 
        - What bill do you mean? I'm glad for any decent bill to be passed, no matter who writes it  uppityperson   Jul-12-10 01:36 PM   #208 
  - What he should have done is plant a boot in Spineless Harry Reid's wrinkled old ass  Sebastian Doyle   Jul-12-10 08:08 PM   #266 
     - I wish I could recommend posts  Cronus Protagonist   Jul-12-10 08:56 PM   #283 
  - Amen to that.  MichiganVote   Jul-11-10 10:26 PM   #19 
  - I don't think he represented himself as anything other than a corporatist.  AllyCat   Jul-12-10 02:54 PM   #226 
  - He could lead in the *CORRECT* direction  Stinky The Clown   Jul-11-10 09:44 PM   #3 
  - Lead how? How can he get repubs to not block him so he can do stuff?  uppityperson   Jul-11-10 09:46 PM   #7 
     - By pointing out what they are doing  tavalon   Jul-12-10 06:02 AM   #81 
     - I think sometimes they DO point out what they are doing, but the M$M  AllyCat   Jul-12-10 02:56 PM   #228 
     - He seeks out the input of Republicans- calls them 'honest  Bluenorthwest   Jul-12-10 09:05 AM   #125 
     - You have never heard him say the repubs block things? Thank you for that input  uppityperson   Jul-12-10 11:26 AM   #170 
     - The executive branch does influence his congress constituents to introduce  newspeak   Jul-12-10 12:09 PM   #187 
  - I think he needs to show that he is on our side more.  Bonobo   Jul-11-10 09:45 PM   #6 
  - Thanks bonobo, and I agree. Many see him as being too cautious, and as congress  uppityperson   Jul-11-10 09:48 PM   #9 
  - I think its too late  DJ13   Jul-11-10 09:50 PM   #12 
  - I fear it may be too late, but don't want to believe that.  uppityperson   Jul-11-10 09:53 PM   #14 
  - He can fire the DLCers -- Rahm Emmanuel, Geithner, Summers  JDPriestly   Jul-12-10 09:21 AM   #131 
  - But he won't. After two years, what you see is what you get.  pattmarty   Jul-12-10 10:06 AM   #140 
  - Did the minority party make a deal with Billy Tauzin or silence...  slipslidingaway   Jul-12-10 10:39 AM   #153 
  - It's Called LEADERSHIP  Steely_Dan   Jul-12-10 11:18 AM   #168 
  - I hoped but doubted he could overcome the huge hurdles. But then I am a cynic  uppityperson   Jul-12-10 11:36 AM   #174 
     - I Agree...  Steely_Dan   Jul-12-10 12:20 PM   # 
  - First, stop sacrificing his queen to the bipartisan fairies  GOTV   Jul-12-10 11:29 AM   #171 
  - well, how was it then that the Rethugs were able to get al their  ladywnch   Jul-12-10 11:39 AM   #175 
  - They got their shit through because about ten "Democratic" Senators aren't actually Democrats.  Tesha   Jul-12-10 05:41 PM   #256 
  - In the short term, remember that we don't need 60 votes, we need 50 + 1  AllyCat   Jul-12-10 02:52 PM   #224 
  - In The First Year Obama  DallasNE   Jul-12-10 03:18 PM   #231 
  - Reagan had a Republican majority in the Senate for his first 6 years  Art_from_Ark   Jul-12-10 09:27 PM   #286 
  - He could go on the attack (or let others do so and play "reasonable guy" himself)  JHB   Jul-12-10 05:49 PM   #257 
  - in the beginning, Obama had a choice....  unkachuck   Jul-11-10 09:44 PM   #4 
  - You have captured my feelings 100% Great Post!  Lost4words   Jul-11-10 09:48 PM   #10 
  - +Infinity  peace frog   Jul-12-10 07:40 AM   #109 
  - So much promise  Raine   Jul-11-10 09:51 PM   #13 
  - Need I say that I am disillusioned as well??  disillusioned73   Jul-12-10 08:12 AM   #113 
  - are you going to tell me  SargeUNN   Jul-11-10 09:57 PM   #15 
  - Nope, I am not saying that.  Bonobo   Jul-11-10 10:03 PM   #16 
  - Yep, if you're going to do the time, may as well commit the crime...  cameozalaznick   Jul-11-10 10:37 PM   #24 
  - Exactly!!!!  tavalon   Jul-12-10 06:16 AM   #83 
  - Right on!!!!  newspeak   Jul-12-10 12:19 PM   #189 
  - Very Bill Clinton-esque . . .  tilsammans   Jul-12-10 11:11 AM   #165 
  - Lily Ledbetter Act!  Bluebear   Jul-11-10 10:28 PM   #21 
  - You should have used the sarcasm "thingie" as some here will...........  pattmarty   Jul-12-10 10:20 AM   #145 
  - No one is saying he hasn't done anything...  walldude   Jul-11-10 10:37 PM   #25 
  - Well said  tavalon   Jul-12-10 06:18 AM   #84 
  - "...he hasn't been 100% behind the American people."  MissDeeds   Jul-12-10 08:22 AM   #115 
  - 100% right!  dana_b   Jul-12-10 05:23 PM   #250 
  - Sure, he's done some good things  tavalon   Jul-12-10 06:16 AM   #82 
  - No he hasn't improved things, he has stopped the bleeding of the last 10 yrs...  pattmarty   Jul-12-10 10:12 AM   # 
     - I am sucking disappointed in Congress and those who continue the rabid bipartisan-ness.  uppityperson   Jul-12-10 11:41 AM   #176 
  - K&R  katandmoon   Jul-11-10 10:04 PM   #17 
  - K&R. I agree completely.  NRaleighLiberal   Jul-11-10 10:17 PM   #18 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-10 10:27 PM   #20 
  - Undoubtedly Obama got votes from some of them too.  Bonobo   Jul-11-10 10:31 PM   #22 
  - Really?  enlightenment   Jul-11-10 10:36 PM   # 
  - and you're forgetting the millions who voted for him now standing in unemployment lines  Donnachaidh   Jul-11-10 11:11 PM   #30 
     - I'll vote Dem in Nov, no way will Repubs help at all.  uppityperson   Jul-12-10 12:29 AM   #60 
        - I going to vote too. The Greens made it on to the ballot (again) in my........  pattmarty   Jul-12-10 10:31 AM   #150 
           - I well understand the appeal and have done so in the past myself  uppityperson   Jul-12-10 11:42 AM   #177 
              - That is where my thinking is at now. I am 63 and took early SS............  pattmarty   Jul-12-10 02:20 PM   #218 
  - Very well said. I think back to that scene in the park after he won the election,  scarletwoman   Jul-11-10 10:36 PM   #23 
  - As usual, you said it better than me :)  Bonobo   Jul-11-10 10:54 PM   #26 
  - It was your OP that provided the inspiration.  scarletwoman   Jul-11-10 11:16 PM   #34 
  - BRAVA!  Donnachaidh   Jul-11-10 11:14 PM   #32 
  - LOL  Lilith Velkor   Jul-11-10 11:37 PM   #39 
     - Yes, I agree completely. nt  Bonobo   Jul-11-10 11:38 PM   #40 
     - She really is a treasure.  myrna minx   Jul-12-10 10:36 AM   #152 
  - +1000  Smashcut   Jul-12-10 12:26 AM   #59 
  - agreed.  Hannah Bell   Jul-12-10 01:50 AM   #68 
  - Yep, we were a market demographic, nothing more  tavalon   Jul-12-10 06:20 AM   #86 
  - I have a friend who voted for Cynthia McKinney  tavalon   Jul-12-10 06:23 AM   #87 
  - agreed!  piratefish08   Jul-12-10 07:02 AM   #103 
  - agreed. real explanations from obama are called for. nt  tomp   Jul-12-10 07:36 AM   #108 
  - Wish I could K&R this post, too.  closeupready   Jul-12-10 09:09 AM   #127 
  - +100000  leftstreet   Jul-12-10 10:22 AM   #146 
  - Wholeheartedly agree.  pattmarty   Jul-12-10 10:33 AM   #151 
  - Outstanding Post SW  Steely_Dan   Jul-12-10 11:29 AM   #172 
  - I wonder how many of those college kids who worked day and night for Obama...  Raster   Jul-12-10 12:03 PM   #185 
  - You know, if Obama had called those Millions to the Capitol Steps...  bvar22   Jul-12-10 12:53 PM   #199 
  - He could still get it if he called for it  hootinholler   Jul-12-10 08:55 PM   #282 
  - Very well said. A man , or woman is judged by not only what they say,  Joe Fields   Jul-12-10 03:51 PM   #234 
  - exactly how many  dana_b   Jul-12-10 05:26 PM   #251 
  - Well said.  grahamhgreen   Jul-12-10 05:36 PM   #254 
  - One Hell of a Job  madamesilverspurs   Jul-11-10 11:06 PM   #27 
  - "The depredations of the previous administration are still being uncovered,"  Bonobo   Jul-11-10 11:11 PM   #29 
  - Are you a prosecutor?  suzie   Jul-12-10 05:54 PM   #258 
     - Read "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder" by Vincent Bugliosi  Amonester   Jul-12-10 08:14 PM   #268 
  - Obama talks a good game. Actually, he talks a fabulous game  tavalon   Jul-12-10 06:31 AM   #92 
  - Oh, bullshit.  closeupready   Jul-12-10 09:11 AM   #128 
  - Except the man himself virtually demanded that we turn the page  Bluenorthwest   Jul-12-10 09:20 AM   #130 
  - Wish you'd start a new thread with this post, madame... n/t  Surya Gayatri   Jul-12-10 10:08 AM   #141 
  - Thank you sincerely. "yes WE can" indeed.  uppityperson   Jul-12-10 11:45 AM   #178 
  - This is a great post, and I fear my response, because I feel a book coming on..  OmahaBlueDog   Jul-11-10 11:07 PM   #28 
  - Damn, I wish we could replace Rahm with you!  tavalon   Jul-12-10 06:35 AM   #94 
  - I'd like to add one thing to your list  me b zola   Jul-12-10 10:51 AM   #154 
     - Yes - that would have been smart  OmahaBlueDog   Jul-12-10 05:40 PM   #255 
  - 119 Kept Promises, to 19 Broken. That's a great average for any president.  KonaKane   Jul-11-10 11:13 PM   #31 
  - numbers don't mean shit to the guy watching his family being evicted  Donnachaidh   Jul-11-10 11:16 PM   #33 
  - Excuse me, they mean everything.  KonaKane   Jul-11-10 11:48 PM   #43 
     - Sorry, but the overall picture I see is a man running scared  JDPriestly   Jul-12-10 09:30 AM   #132 
     - Then I suggest you take a bigger view.  KonaKane   Jul-12-10 02:56 PM   #227 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-12-10 10:19 AM   #144 
     - We're being given change at the margins  pscot   Jul-12-10 11:58 AM   #182 
  - Your fluffy list is filled with trifling nothings. nt  Bonobo   Jul-11-10 11:21 PM   #35 
  - Trifling nothings?  KonaKane   Jul-11-10 11:50 PM   #44 
     - The list is inflated and unweighted. Don't play semantic games.  Bonobo   Jul-11-10 11:54 PM   #47 
     - You're seriously dismissing millions who have benefitted from Obama's reforms?  KonaKane   Jul-12-10 12:15 AM   #53 
        - No, you are now having an argument with a man made of straw.  Bonobo   Jul-12-10 12:20 AM   #55 
        - The earth is dying -- Millions will be inconsequential soon enough  Grinchie   Jul-12-10 04:51 AM   #75 
        - I'm fully insured but still lack access to affordable medical treatment  mdmc   Jul-12-10 06:20 AM   #85 
        - Mostly Wall Street brokers and wealthy people have benefited from  JDPriestly   Jul-12-10 09:35 AM   #134 
        - Personally, I am dismissing those who claim to have seen  Bluenorthwest   Jul-12-10 09:42 AM   #135 
           - That was my bad, it was a CBS poll. I read it on the DKOS article  KonaKane   Jul-12-10 02:57 PM   #229 
     - Maybe you need to step back and take a breath  Grinchie   Jul-12-10 04:46 AM   #74 
     - +1  Yuugal   Jul-12-10 11:48 AM   #179 
     - I also see that he really, really had a lot to say to Republicans over........  pattmarty   Jul-12-10 10:54 AM   #156 
  - He's done a lot of good things and he has my support, but...  OmahaBlueDog   Jul-11-10 11:51 PM   #46 
  - But look at what some of those boken promises were. Some pretty big ones.  GOTV   Jul-12-10 12:01 PM   #184 
  - That's the inevitable result  Radical Activist   Jul-11-10 11:24 PM   #36 
  - How "Radical"! You activist you!  Bonobo   Jul-11-10 11:28 PM   #37 
  - Yep.  Radical Activist   Jul-12-10 12:01 AM   #49 
  - Shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic was also progress.  Bonobo   Jul-12-10 12:03 AM   #50 
  - If you think the entire world is sinking  Radical Activist   Jul-12-10 12:19 AM   #54 
     - My OP is about squandered political capital. Can we actually keep to the point?  Bonobo   Jul-12-10 12:21 AM   #56 
     - You made an abstract analogy that didn't seem relevant.  Radical Activist   Jul-12-10 12:33 AM   #63 
        - Well argued.  Bonobo   Jul-12-10 12:35 AM   #65 
        - Yep, 38 Billion in Clean Nuclear Power.. How apro pos  Grinchie   Jul-12-10 04:54 AM   #77 
     - The entire world is sinking  tavalon   Jul-12-10 06:40 AM   #97 
  - Did Che say that?  pattmarty   Jul-12-10 11:07 AM   #162 
  - Treading water while the room keeps filling up is not progress.  TransitJohn   Jul-12-10 07:59 PM   #264 
  - lol  Bluebear   Jul-12-10 02:00 AM   #69 
  - LMAO  Cherchez la Femme   Jul-12-10 12:59 PM   #200 
  - You DO KNOW that your avatar is a pic of Che Guevera don't you?...........  pattmarty   Jul-12-10 11:03 AM   #158 
     - And making pointless comments  Radical Activist   Jul-12-10 01:49 PM   #210 
        - I think it says plenty. Pic of Che and "Radical Activist". According........  pattmarty   Jul-12-10 02:25 PM   #221 
           - You sound like a very nasty person.  Radical Activist   Jul-12-10 05:14 PM   #249 
  - He could have been a contender  Canuckistanian   Jul-11-10 11:29 PM   #38 
  - I'm hoping Van Jones can convince you.  Overseas   Jul-11-10 11:43 PM   #42 
  - Watching now. It is a long plea for us to keep hope alive.  Bonobo   Jul-11-10 11:56 PM   #48 
  - disappointment  creon   Jul-12-10 08:43 AM   #119 
     - maybe, but any repug president  newspeak   Jul-12-10 12:44 PM   #193 
  - By being bound to Capital hand and foot....  blindpig   Jul-12-10 07:40 AM   #110 
  - Captures my feelings perfectly  MannyGoldstein   Jul-11-10 11:51 PM   #45 
  - "Millions of others" simply asserted on a message board  treestar   Jul-12-10 12:04 AM   #51 
  - You got me there.  Bonobo   Jul-12-10 12:14 AM   #52 
  - There is no more to add  Hydra   Jul-12-10 12:30 AM   #62 
     - I'll be happy to take full responsibility. The DLC Dems have screwed the pooch.  Grinchie   Jul-12-10 04:57 AM   #78 
        - DLC DLC DLC DLC DLC snooooooozzzzzze. Try another meme will you.  RBInMaine   Jul-12-10 06:37 AM   #96 
           - OK, how about Corporocrat? Nah, DLC is so much more descriptive.  Grinchie   Jul-12-10 02:52 PM   #225 
           - +1; well said. nt  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-10 10:05 PM   #289 
           - Have you taken your Adderall today?  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-10 08:57 PM   #284 
              - Perfect Executive Summary of my Long winded post..  Grinchie   Jul-14-10 12:00 PM   #312 
  - By the time there is proof for you....  Hawkowl   Jul-12-10 01:35 AM   #66 
  - That simply isn't true  DatManFromNawlins   Jul-12-10 12:23 AM   #57 
  - I think you are entirely wrong. What do you think a mandate is?  Bonobo   Jul-12-10 12:30 AM   #61 
  - Mandates are complete bullshit, that's what  DatManFromNawlins   Jul-12-10 11:05 AM   #160 
     - That's crazy talk.  Bonobo   Jul-12-10 11:15 AM   #166 
        - You're being nonsensical  DatManFromNawlins   Jul-12-10 08:26 PM   #274 
           - Bush didn't have a mandate. Many electoral victors do.  Bonobo   Jul-12-10 09:16 PM   #285 
  - Yes, I think Sisyphus is just about right.  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-10 10:55 PM   #290 
  - A series of missed opportunities and a lack of leadership.  tekisui   Jul-12-10 12:26 AM   #58 
  - More immediately, I wonder how many of them will show up in 2010. nt  scarletwoman   Jul-12-10 12:35 AM   #64 
     - The answer is likely to approximate "None". (NT)  Tesha   Jul-12-10 06:15 PM   #262 
  - And therein lies the greatest tragedy of all. K&R  Greyhound   Jul-12-10 01:48 AM   #67 
  - Yes sir. What is more, is that this outcome was PLANNED  Poboy   Jul-12-10 08:26 PM   #275 
  - Wow, you were such a tireless champion that I put you on ignore! I'm glad you had the courage  readmoreoften   Jul-12-10 02:47 AM   #70 
  - Ditto.  cwydro   Jul-12-10 03:07 AM   #71 
  - Actually, you are in a tiny minority. Obama's approval among liberal dems is 87%, which is very high  BzaDem   Jul-12-10 03:17 AM   #72 
  - +1  AtomicKitten   Jul-12-10 04:18 AM   #73 
  - Hah Hah Hah Hah Hah -- Cough Cough....  Grinchie   Jul-12-10 05:00 AM   #79 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-12-10 06:29 AM   #90 
  - Stop with the purist shit, will ya? Some fucking people are just...........  pattmarty   Jul-12-10 11:18 AM   #167 
  - california here..i dont know anyone who is not disappointed  xiamiam   Jul-12-10 08:50 AM   #120 
  - Don't be fooled by those numbers.  JDPriestly   Jul-12-10 09:43 AM   #136 
  - +1 And therein lies the truth of the matter; except you forgot  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-10 01:52 PM   #212 
  - You need a new talking point.  TransitJohn   Jul-12-10 08:02 PM   #265 
  - Serious Capital, Yes. Historic Levels Even.  Senator   Jul-12-10 04:54 AM   #76 
  - Obama has bombed, end of story  quinnox   Jul-12-10 05:05 AM   #80 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-12-10 06:27 AM   #89 
  - If the unemployment rate was below 9% and headed to 8%, this would be a moot post.  RBInMaine   Jul-12-10 06:27 AM   #88 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-12-10 06:31 AM   #91 
  - Boring  Dr.Phool   Jul-12-10 08:36 AM   #117 
  - I have to agree with the OP. I've never been more disappointed.  Vinca   Jul-12-10 06:32 AM   #93 
  - Non-reality whining. He's done more than virtually any President in such a short time. Get real.  RBInMaine   Jul-12-10 06:36 AM   #95 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-12-10 06:42 AM   #98 
  - It's not the amount that counts. It's the end result.  Vinca   Jul-12-10 06:49 AM   #100 
  - Yes, he has done all kinds of things.  TBF   Jul-12-10 08:03 AM   #112 
  - the thing is "drastic times call for drastic measures"  newspeak   Jul-12-10 01:00 PM   #201 
  - Yes we now have tons of mediocre bills passed.  MyNameGoesHere   Jul-12-10 06:52 AM   #101 
  - Well said, mostly, through this thread.  jp11   Jul-12-10 06:44 AM   #99 
  - Millions and one...  sendero   Jul-12-10 06:55 AM   #102 
  - He campaigned on "no back door deals", negotiating Medicare drug prices & drug re-importation  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Jul-12-10 07:12 AM   #104 
  - This Flame Warrior  limit18   Jul-12-10 07:25 AM   #105 
  - It's inevitable that political capital has a short shelf life  customerserviceguy   Jul-12-10 07:27 AM   #106 
  - Not all that historic  creon   Jul-12-10 07:31 AM   #107 
  - K&R nt  TBF   Jul-12-10 08:00 AM   #111 
  - So...  Javaman   Jul-12-10 08:19 AM   #114 
  - True. He also had a lot of high, contradictory expectations.  Unvanguard   Jul-12-10 08:29 AM   #116 
  - we agreed on one thing...change...we havent got it..nt  xiamiam   Jul-12-10 08:55 AM   #121 
     - "Change" is a mostly-meaningless platitude in politics.  Unvanguard   Jul-12-10 09:04 AM   #123 
        - obama is liberal in the same way that msm is liberal..which is not at all  xiamiam   Jul-12-10 09:57 AM   #138 
           - That's your view, and there's a good deal of truth to it.  Unvanguard   Jul-12-10 10:12 AM   #143 
              - two things  xiamiam   Jul-12-10 11:00 AM   #157 
  - K&R n/t  MissDeeds   Jul-12-10 08:37 AM   #118 
  - Im afraid Obama represents the Corporate Party  waronbanks   Jul-12-10 08:56 AM   #122 
  - He spent it alll trying to date the republicans.  Jakes Progress   Jul-12-10 09:04 AM   #124 
  - Bonobo, I DO recall your unwavering enthusiastic support here.  closeupready   Jul-12-10 09:07 AM   #126 
  - It's personality. Bush had balls but no brains, Obama has brains........  pattmarty   Jul-12-10 09:56 AM   #137 
  - I think part of the problem is that it was false capital, unearned.  newtothegame   Jul-12-10 10:03 AM   #139 
  - Please start a new thread with this post, newtothegame...  Surya Gayatri   Jul-12-10 10:12 AM   #142 
  - Alright, just did. Thanks :) nt  newtothegame   Jul-12-10 10:24 AM   #147 
  - Link - False Capital ...  slipslidingaway   Jul-12-10 11:07 AM   #163 
  - actually I had lived through Clinton  newspeak   Jul-12-10 02:00 PM   #214 
  - In case you missed it, Axelrod on this yesterday  BootinUp   Jul-12-10 10:25 AM   #148 
  - We still have our Congress and SCOTUS working against America. nt  valerief   Jul-12-10 10:30 AM   #149 
  - Outstanding OP and thread  me b zola   Jul-12-10 10:52 AM   #155 
  - Obama doesn't trust his rank and file supporters  Enrique   Jul-12-10 11:07 AM   #161 
  - Excellent post, Bonobo!  Kermitt Gribble   Jul-12-10 11:51 AM   #180 
  - The last thing I ever thought I would do is recommend a Bonobo post  Balderdash   Jul-12-10 11:57 AM   #181 
  - Obama didn't have as much capital as you might think  onenote   Jul-12-10 12:01 PM   #183 
  - I Would Like To Send This...  Steely_Dan   Jul-12-10 12:15 PM   #188 
  - I'm with you  libmom74   Jul-12-10 12:20 PM   #190 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-12-10 12:29 PM   #191 
  - Did she say she blamed it ALL on Obama? NO.......  Little Star   Jul-12-10 12:47 PM   #196 
  - You are all the proof anyone needs...  Balderdash   Jul-12-10 12:49 PM   #197 
  - Nobody is as smart as you, we know.  Bluebear   Jul-12-10 04:16 PM   #241 
  - Gee, Just came back from figuring....Hey maybe  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-10 05:02 PM   #247 
  - The President used that capital to pass historic reform and improvements  NJmaverick   Jul-12-10 12:44 PM   #194 
  - If you are in the deepest hole in history, you do  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-10 05:07 PM   #248 
  - True. nt  Lorien   Jul-12-10 12:47 PM   #195 
  - Obama is a pragmatist to a fault.  TPaine7   Jul-12-10 12:53 PM   #198 
  - It is hard to believe the dumbfounding blindness  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-10 01:07 PM   #202 
  - So I take it that you're going to be leading the GOP resurgence in 2012?  Diane R   Jul-12-10 01:12 PM   #203 
  - failed presidency....  mike_c   Jul-12-10 01:30 PM   #205 
  - And...  kjackson227   Jul-12-10 01:45 PM   #209 
  - According to Naomi Klein in "No Logo"  Q3JR4   Jul-12-10 01:59 PM   #213 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-12-10 02:00 PM   #215 
  - Minority Against Obama  havbrush   Jul-12-10 02:10 PM   #216 
  - you vastly overexaggerate the number of people who feel like you  Aramchek   Jul-12-10 02:17 PM   #217 
  - + a whole bunch...  opihimoimoi   Jul-12-10 02:24 PM   #220 
  - All and I mean all the many democrats I worked with to  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-10 03:48 PM   #233 
  - projection. apply to self.  inna   Jul-12-10 08:33 PM   #277 
  - It hasn't been two years since he was elected. As you have stated, you are unrealistic. n/t  smiley_glad_hands   Jul-12-10 02:21 PM   #219 
  - If in two year you can abrogate and uphold the abrogation of important parts of the constitution  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-10 04:15 PM   #240 
  - I bought a six-pack of Bud Light, and I'm STILL not surrounded by bikini-clad beauties!!  RufusTFirefly   Jul-12-10 02:50 PM   #223 
  - But don't you get it? You are supposed to just pretend, like others on this site dutifully do...nt  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-10 04:20 PM   #242 
  - Envision this: President Palin  bobburgster   Jul-12-10 03:08 PM   #230 
  - How bout president Grayson or president Dean.  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-10 03:39 PM   #232 
     - I respect your opinion.  bobburgster   Jul-12-10 04:40 PM   #243 
     - I cannot disagree with that. nt  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-10 04:54 PM   #245 
     - Are you a prosecutor?  suzie   Jul-12-10 06:04 PM   #260 
     - Under the RICO laws and with the commitment we had at Nuremberg....100%; Many have already  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-10 08:14 PM   #269 
        - So, the answer is "No".  suzie   Jul-13-10 05:00 AM   #293 
           - The answer is adamantly NOT, "no".  ooglymoogly   Jul-13-10 11:35 AM   #304 
              - Ah yes, we come to talking point #2 in the anti-Obama zealot sphere, "If only Obama were more like  suzie   Jul-13-10 02:51 PM   #311 
                 - Is the Prez following due process by not prosecuting treason...  ooglymoogly   Jul-14-10 12:20 PM   #313 
                    - Confinement in camps of natural born citizens was "a beacon to freedom"?  suzie   Jul-14-10 05:23 PM   #314 
                       - The transparently poor sophistry and your attempt to  ooglymoogly   Jul-14-10 10:25 PM   #315 
                          - thats moot  ooglymoogly   Jul-14-10 11:59 PM   #317 
                          - My shallow understanding of WWII? So you have 2 standards, one for the evil Barack Obama  suzie   Jul-15-10 12:35 AM   #318 
     - How about the same Congress - How would it be any different?  treestar   Jul-13-10 12:33 PM   #309 
        - Twisted...nt  ooglymoogly   Jul-13-10 12:53 PM   #310 
  - AND he won by the largest margin of any President in recent history.  jillan   Jul-12-10 04:00 PM   #235 
  - You have just explained why it was a landslide...nt  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-10 08:44 PM   #281 
  - eh - computer hiccup.  jillan   Jul-12-10 04:00 PM   #236 
  - In fact, some say that he had a huge landslide . . . 24 more members of Congress ...  defendandprotect   Jul-12-10 04:01 PM   #237 
  - Wasn't quite as trusting as others here . . . but feel as you do --  defendandprotect   Jul-12-10 04:04 PM   #238 
  - Yeah. I knew it would happen. ...  Deep13   Jul-12-10 04:06 PM   #239 
  - K&R.  Vidar   Jul-12-10 05:28 PM   #252 
  - Obama has failed thus far - but we have not, nor have our ideas or our ideals. We will fight till we  grahamhgreen   Jul-12-10 05:34 PM   #253 
  - You've summarized my thoughts well  jimlup   Jul-12-10 05:54 PM   #259 
  - you know it, Bonobo  Skittles   Jul-12-10 06:52 PM   #263 
  - Good Lord. I don't know whether to cue the violins, or what. nt.  quiet.american   Jul-12-10 08:14 PM   #270 
  - what is this bizarre comment even supposed to mean?  inna   Jul-12-10 08:25 PM   #273 
     - Hmn - didn't intend it as a Rorschach test, but there you go! nt  quiet.american   Jul-12-10 08:32 PM   #276 
        - again, you make no sense,  inna   Jul-12-10 08:36 PM   #278 
        - I know, Inna, I know. It's all a bit much. nt  quiet.american   Jul-12-10 08:37 PM   #279 
           - all right. sorry if i overreacted. peace. nt  inna   Jul-12-10 08:43 PM   #280 
        - Do you even know what a Rorschach test is?  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-10 09:35 PM   #287 
           - Alright, then - I'll leave it to you to choose your favorite one and do whatever you'd like w/it! nt  quiet.american   Jul-12-10 09:50 PM   #288 
  - Proud to be RECOMMENDER # 196. nt  bertman   Jul-12-10 08:22 PM   #271 
  - Like FDR, the President needs to be the leader of his party, an inspiration to the rank and file.  elocs   Jul-12-10 08:22 PM   #272 
  - Very Well Put - Thanks  Steely_Dan   Jul-13-10 11:04 AM   #303 
  - dang, too late for +rec  meow mix   Jul-13-10 10:36 AM   #297 
  - Millions still DO support him.  Blue_Roses   Jul-13-10 11:42 AM   #305 
  - Do tell what you mean by "your gift bag"?  Bluebear   Jul-15-10 12:46 AM   #319 
  - Body Snatchers got to you, too? just kidding...you'll probably get slammed for this  TK421   Jul-13-10 11:49 AM   #306 
 

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