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anAustralianobserver Donating Member (440 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-10 02:02 AM
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34. I understand that; I think he's masterful at showing sensitivity and bringing sincere people
together; but from what I see and read here, he's got people in his own party (especially in the Senate and maybe his administration) undermining him (some of them intentionally); and his biggest mistake has been protecting people in his party who don't share his goals and good intentions.

I know he has the weight of the world on his shoulders, but if he doesn't publicly stand up, on your behalf, to the underminers in your Dem party I don't know who will. I'm sorry if I put Vilsack in that category unfairly; I haven't watched his press conf yet.
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  -I suspect Sec. Vilsack and maybe Obama knew the vid was edited before coercing the resignation anAustralianobserver  Jul-21-10 11:39 PM   #0 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-21-10 11:44 PM   #1 
  - Well I can speak authoratively on my own agenda. I want to see Obama bring real transparency  anAustralianobserver   Jul-22-10 12:09 AM   #9 
  - plus my other agenda; the psychology of US politics is fascinating to observe and speculate about.  anAustralianobserver   Jul-22-10 12:15 AM   #12 
  - Well I suspect this Ms Cook was the one anxious to get her resignation  notadmblnd   Jul-21-10 11:46 PM   #2 
  - I suspect it was Colonel Mustard with the video editor in the Fox hole.  Whisp   Jul-21-10 11:51 PM   #3 
  - Lol. Fox hole is right.  tabatha   Jul-21-10 11:58 PM   #4 
  - Ok; looks like there's an abundance of attention on this story and most of the details will come out  anAustralianobserver   Jul-22-10 12:17 AM   #13 
  - Oh fer fuck's sake  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-21-10 11:58 PM   #5 
  - +1 trillion  suzie   Jul-22-10 12:14 AM   #11 
  - exactly right  Hamlette   Jul-22-10 12:22 AM   #15 
  - or  grantcart   Jul-22-10 12:23 AM   #16 
  - Ok maybe I assumed her position was higher up than it was. But what about how she said that this  anAustralianobserver   Jul-22-10 12:31 AM   #18 
  - Very simple  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-22-10 07:44 AM   #47 
  - +1 trillion plus one  Itchinjim   Jul-22-10 04:24 AM   #39 
  - All I can do in response to your post is....  Spazito   Jul-22-10 05:32 PM   #49 
  - I don't think so - it sounds just like the knee-jerk overreacting they've  gateley   Jul-22-10 12:03 AM   #6 
  - Ok, since I started this thread, I should at least watch the whole press conf. with Vilsack.  anAustralianobserver   Jul-22-10 12:45 AM   #21 
     - "My picture of Americans is informed largely by DU"  gateley   Jul-22-10 12:52 AM   #23 
        - lol In general it's an impressive bunch of humans. Also most of your TV shows are here of course.  anAustralianobserver   Jul-22-10 01:07 AM   #25 
           - Ha! No kidding about FR! Didn't you say your parents lived here in the  gateley   Jul-22-10 01:12 AM   #28 
              - 67-68 which was a 'best and worst of times'.  anAustralianobserver   Jul-22-10 01:31 AM   #32 
                 - I really don't know about the healing -- I can't tell. The continuing bad  gateley   Jul-22-10 01:58 AM   #33 
                    - I've got a friend or 2 in Australia who send around not-so-veiled racist  anAustralianobserver   Jul-22-10 02:31 AM   #37 
  - It's hard for Australians to believe or comprehend because it wouldn't have happened like that here  depakid   Jul-22-10 12:05 AM   #7 
  - How do you know  canetoad   Jul-22-10 12:11 AM   #10 
  - From discussing the matter with family, friends and colleagues  depakid   Jul-22-10 12:19 AM   #14 
  - Ha Ha Ha  rve300   Jul-22-10 12:41 AM   #20 
  - I wish there was a DU-like forum in Australia. Maybe there is and I'm not aware of it.  anAustralianobserver   Jul-22-10 01:10 AM   #26 
  - Completely different can of worms  depakid   Jul-22-10 01:28 AM   #31 
  - Yes, it's amazing to see what some of the US press (Murdoch being a big player) gets away with.  anAustralianobserver   Jul-22-10 01:02 AM   #24 
  - The difference in defamation laws plays a role as well  depakid   Jul-22-10 04:38 AM   #41 
  - Really? Does rupert murdoch have any publications or stations in AU?  Kahuna   Jul-22-10 07:14 AM   #42 
  - I suspect you're wrong, but anyway...  Iggo   Jul-22-10 12:08 AM   #8 
  - lol thanks; well I'll watch the whole press conf. - I may have jumped to a wrong conclusion  anAustralianobserver   Jul-22-10 01:22 AM   #30 
  - NSW really? Sounds more like Alice Springs piss talk to me  grantcart   Jul-22-10 12:30 AM   #17 
  - as a professor on tweety said tonight, adm faced with ALL of msm going after this story  seabeyond   Jul-22-10 12:35 AM   #19 
  - I understand that; I think he's masterful at showing sensitivity and bringing sincere people  anAustralianobserver   Jul-22-10 02:02 AM   #34 
  - Both the WH and Vilsack apologized profusely and sincerely, so I don't agree with your theory.  AtomicKitten   Jul-22-10 12:49 AM   #22 
  - That's a great development then, and a terrible development for the Republicans at this stage.  anAustralianobserver   Jul-22-10 02:41 AM   #38 
  - "it is clear they get it now"  depakid   Jul-22-10 07:32 AM   #43 
  - I suspect hair doesn't grow on footballs.  Lil Missy   Jul-22-10 01:12 AM   #27 
  - Vilsack and Obama sure acted like Glenn Beck ruled America  mike r   Jul-22-10 01:14 AM   #29 
  - Of course they knew. Vilsack is a cabinet member.  cherokeeprogressive   Jul-22-10 02:08 AM   #35 
  - The Obama administration reacted too quickly -- mostly  JDPriestly   Jul-22-10 02:18 AM   #36 
  - oh  H2O Man   Jul-22-10 04:36 AM   #40 
  - It was a typical knee-jerk reaction by this administration to right-wing criticism.  alarimer   Jul-22-10 07:35 AM   #44 
  - Rupert?  HughMoran   Jul-22-10 07:38 AM   #45 
  - I suspect that you're Murdoch or  malaise   Jul-22-10 07:39 AM   #46 
  - I'm sorry I put Obama's name in my subject, I should have put 'White House'.  anAustralianobserver   Jul-22-10 05:29 PM   #48 

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