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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 10:04 PM
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21. Democratic, you say?
I don't see much Democratic-ness going on with him at all. There's a whole lot of just-like-Bush-did going on but since he's wearing a misleading label, people who used to know better suddenly find merits in bankrupt policy.

The irony is that he ran on "change", but he stands as a testament to the futility of using the ballot box to effect change. This country couldn't have rejected Bush any more soundly than it did, but you would not know it from policy.
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  -maybe he's intentionally trying to piss us off? Kali  Dec-03-10 09:33 PM   #0 
  - For the life of me...  MinneapolisMatt   Dec-03-10 09:37 PM   #1 
  - Learn about DLC/NDC and you'll understand.  Individualist   Dec-03-10 09:54 PM   #13 
     - Yeah, I already know about them.  MinneapolisMatt   Dec-03-10 10:11 PM   #27 
  - well, in my mood of black cynicism,  WhiteTara   Dec-03-10 09:38 PM   #2 
  - Yes, right after the election  Nite Owl   Dec-03-10 09:52 PM   #8 
  - I can think of only one thing I wrote and pleaded with him to do that he did.  tblue   Dec-03-10 10:09 PM   #23 
  - He didn't do it for you; but I'm glad  WhiteTara   Dec-04-10 08:55 AM   #50 
  - aren't independents just disillusioned  WhiteTara   Dec-04-10 08:54 AM   #49 
     - Independents are referred to as  Nite Owl   Dec-04-10 11:50 AM   #52 
        - I'm going for the answer  WhiteTara   Dec-04-10 12:41 PM   #53 
  - Feel the same way here.  truedelphi   Dec-03-10 09:53 PM   #10 
  - Nah... More like some people feel the perpetual need to BE pissed off.  jefferson_dem   Dec-03-10 09:38 PM   #3 
  - Actually, some of us really like being happy and hopeful and optimistic. nt  gateley   Dec-03-10 09:50 PM   #7 
  - Aye.  jefferson_dem   Dec-03-10 09:56 PM   #14 
  - Yeah. Some of us really wanted to continue believing.  tblue   Dec-03-10 10:11 PM   #24 
  - THATS IT! THANK YOU!!!  demwing   Dec-03-10 10:33 PM   #35 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-03-10 10:52 PM   #37 
  - I've been wondering the same thing myself.  musette_sf   Dec-03-10 09:38 PM   #4 
  - I am tired and exhausted  laylah   Dec-03-10 09:48 PM   #5 
  - Yep. That is where I am as well. I just cannot listen to the news any more....  BrklynLiberal   Dec-03-10 09:57 PM   #17 
  - I don't think that's it, although I don't have a good answer. I keep thinking back  gateley   Dec-03-10 09:48 PM   #6 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-03-10 09:52 PM   #9 
  - Now now - there could be children  truedelphi   Dec-03-10 09:54 PM   #12 
  - No worry  notesdev   Dec-03-10 09:56 PM   #15 
  - Calling the *Democratic* president a "whore".  jefferson_dem   Dec-03-10 09:57 PM   #18 
     - No consequences  alcibiades_mystery   Dec-03-10 10:03 PM   #20 
     - Democratic, you say?  notesdev   Dec-03-10 10:04 PM   #21 
        - Whatever.  jefferson_dem   Dec-03-10 10:11 PM   #25 
           - He's only presided over the most impressive set of *progressive* policy accomplishments  RetroLounge   Dec-03-10 10:32 PM   #34 
              - Which president has a more impressive record in that respect?  jefferson_dem   Dec-04-10 05:25 AM   #40 
              - ...  RetroLounge   Dec-04-10 08:44 AM   #47 
                 - Weak.  jefferson_dem   Dec-04-10 12:50 PM   #54 
                    - Keep trying  RetroLounge   Dec-04-10 03:57 PM   #55 
                       - It's obvious you're unable to answer the challenge...  jefferson_dem   Dec-04-10 04:26 PM   #56 
              - i got a chuckle out of that one, myself.  inna   Dec-04-10 05:55 AM   #41 
              - I ask you the same question I asked the poster above.  jefferson_dem   Dec-04-10 06:50 AM   #45 
              - Glad someone let us know!  frustrated_lefty   Dec-04-10 06:40 AM   #44 
                 - If you were actually paying attention...  jefferson_dem   Dec-04-10 06:51 AM   #46 
  - The chess game is over we lost  Chisox08   Dec-03-10 09:53 PM   #11 
  - lol and we didn't even have checkers (against their chess) to begin with  inna   Dec-04-10 08:56 AM   #51 
  - If he's that craven, that he wants us to "force" him to do what is right, I don't want him.  Brickbat   Dec-03-10 09:56 PM   #16 
  - Memorable Line From...  Steely_Dan   Dec-03-10 10:05 PM   #22 
     - It happens when I get a couple beers in me.  Brickbat   Dec-03-10 10:13 PM   #28 
  - We elected him as a leader,  hedgetrimmer   Dec-03-10 09:58 PM   #19 
  - Hell, that is my little seed of hope but it is small and just a figment of brainstorming on the WTF?  TheKentuckian   Dec-03-10 10:11 PM   #26 
  - Yeah, it's JUST like FDR would have done  Canuckistanian   Dec-03-10 10:15 PM   #29 
  - If so, he's doing an excellent job.  mmonk   Dec-03-10 10:16 PM   #30 
  - Indeed. I quit trying to understand this kabuki theatre a while ago. n/t  OneGrassRoot   Dec-04-10 08:51 AM   #48 
  - I don't think he really cares if we're pissed off or not except that it makes him look tough to...  laughingliberal   Dec-03-10 10:21 PM   #31 
  - that would be the post election winning formula  TheWebHead   Dec-03-10 10:25 PM   #32 
  - There is no explanation.  rug   Dec-03-10 10:29 PM   #33 
  - I didn't vote for fun and games  DearAbby   Dec-03-10 10:44 PM   #36 
  - No, I think he and his advisors just took away the wrong lesson from the midterms.  TwilightGardener   Dec-03-10 10:56 PM   #38 
  - A community organizer by definition seeks concensus.  grasswire   Dec-03-10 11:22 PM   #39 
  - And a constitutional scholar generally understands the Constitution.  Dr.Phool   Dec-04-10 06:33 AM   #43 
  - about Obama's "Grand Campaign": i don't know and i don't care. nor should i have to.  NuttyFluffers   Dec-04-10 06:14 AM   #42 
 

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