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nevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 05:47 PM
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21. Obama inherited a disastrous situation.
I thought he would crash and burn within 6 months. Being president is the toughest job in the world and presidents learn as they go. As much as I hated the result in Mass on Tuesday I think it will kick Obama up a notch. I think he has what it takes but like all of us he needs an occasional wake-up call. I am feeling more optimistic tonight then I have for a long long time.
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  -Anyone else feel like maybe you did drink the koolaid? KansasVoter  Jan-21-10 05:29 PM   #0 
  - I worked with too many campaigns to drink anyone's koolaid. nt  Captain Hilts   Jan-21-10 05:30 PM   #1 
  - what about martinis?  KittyWampus   Jan-21-10 05:37 PM   #11 
  - I wish. Campaigns give me heartburn! You'll have to drink for me! Cheers!  Captain Hilts   Jan-21-10 05:41 PM   #15 
  - OP: You mean you let a politician's words affect how you see reality?  iconocrastic   Jan-21-10 07:47 PM   #49 
     - Bait and switch is the only possible outcome in that case.  iconocrastic   Jan-21-10 07:49 PM   #51 
     - perhaps some of us DID  FirstLight   Jan-21-10 08:09 PM   #55 
     - Most people do. We all do it sometimes. nt  Captain Hilts   Jan-21-10 08:38 PM   #56 
  - Being optomistic isn't supposed to be a bad thing.  YOY   Jan-21-10 05:30 PM   #2 
  - Hi YOY, I'm a sucker for optimism. Did you go to the inauguration? I did.  Captain Hilts   Jan-21-10 05:41 PM   #16 
     - Sat on my back porch and listened. I had to work but did so remotely.  YOY   Jan-21-10 05:55 PM   #26 
  - No, for me it's the issues not the person(s)  eleny   Jan-21-10 05:31 PM   #3 
  - I try to remove the person's name from the policy, etc. whenever I can. nt  Captain Hilts   Jan-21-10 05:42 PM   #17 
  - NO!  secondwind   Jan-21-10 05:31 PM   #4 
  - Well, the difference is that MAYBE we're not torturing prisoners and will hesistate  ShortnFiery   Jan-21-10 05:33 PM   #5 
  - Gunga galunga.  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-21-10 05:38 PM   #12 
     - Yeah, those commie gophers are now history Buddy!  ShortnFiery   Jan-21-10 05:50 PM   #23 
  - I will get in so much trouble for this  OKNancy   Jan-21-10 05:33 PM   #6 
  - Weird that you think you might get in trouble here for speaking the truth.  iconocrastic   Jan-21-10 07:52 PM   #52 
  - He does have time to turn it around, the question is does he want to?  last1standing   Jan-21-10 10:03 PM   #68 
  - Maybe I did, but I'm really thirsty.  Cant trust em   Jan-21-10 05:34 PM   #7 
  - I never drank the Kool-Aid  nichomachus   Jan-21-10 05:35 PM   #8 
  - Didn't you post this same "concern thread" about six months ago?  jefferson_dem   Jan-21-10 05:35 PM   #9 
  - It was hypothetical then and subject to debate. It's undeniable reality now.  iconocrastic   Jan-22-10 12:19 AM   #70 
  - My expectations were extremely modest...  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-21-10 05:37 PM   #10 
  - Nope- I simply hoped that in some respects, the leadership had learned  depakid   Jan-21-10 05:38 PM   #13 
  - So in other words, you were picturing this remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington?  SemiCharmedQuark   Jan-21-10 05:40 PM   #14 
  - I'll admit, maybe Gullible!  KansasVoter   Jan-21-10 06:01 PM   #28 
  - No. I voted for Kucinich in the primaries.  Gregorian   Jan-21-10 05:42 PM   #18 
  - No, I did my research and knew he wasn't some sort of liberal icon.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jan-21-10 05:44 PM   #19 
  - +1  Hansel   Jan-21-10 07:53 PM   #53 
  - No, but I know how politics works.  Codeine   Jan-21-10 05:47 PM   #20 
  - Obama inherited a disastrous situation.  nevergiveup   Jan-21-10 05:47 PM   #21 
  - I don't feel that he's made a conscientious effort to much of anything.  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-21-10 05:52 PM   #25 
  - Most of the netroots did drink the kool-aid and  Grand Taurean   Jan-21-10 05:48 PM   #22 
  - "and were vile towards anyone who did not"  jesus_of_suburbia   Jan-21-10 06:17 PM   #32 
     - Hi!  Grand Taurean   Jan-21-10 06:28 PM   #37 
     - Hi!  jesus_of_suburbia   Jan-22-10 12:56 AM   #71 
     - An academy award for understatement. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-21-10 06:35 PM   #40 
        - Ain't THAT the truth!  SaveOurDemocracy   Jan-21-10 10:22 PM   #69 
  - Obama is a really great politician - a super salesman. I voted for him in the primary and the GE,  old mark   Jan-21-10 05:51 PM   #24 
  - Hillary was the corporatist Devil-I-Knew and didn't want anything to do with. As for Obama  kenny blankenship   Jan-21-10 05:55 PM   #27 
  - They were different only in temperament. That's about it. I got fried for saying so. nt  Captain Hilts   Jan-21-10 08:41 PM   #58 
  - Not really  Nite Owl   Jan-21-10 06:06 PM   #29 
  - The past 48 hours, it's been crossing my mind  CreekDog   Jan-21-10 06:06 PM   #30 
  - After Clinton was elected in 92 I fell into a major depression  soleft   Jan-21-10 06:08 PM   #31 
  - Contrary to what everybody is saying, my expectations  Solomon   Jan-21-10 06:17 PM   #33 
  - Jesus, thank you! That's the best thing I've read on DU in a long time.  liberalmuse   Jan-21-10 06:21 PM   #35 
  - I know. It's crazy ain't it?  Solomon   Jan-21-10 06:29 PM   #38 
     - 'race got nothing to do with that.'  tledford   Jan-21-10 08:08 PM   #54 
  - agree with you completely.  CitizenLeft   Jan-21-10 06:32 PM   #39 
     - Then Please?  ShortnFiery   Jan-21-10 08:43 PM   #59 
  - No. I still support Obama...  liberalmuse   Jan-21-10 06:19 PM   #34 
  - + 1 zillion!  treestar   Jan-21-10 09:49 PM   #67 
  - You keep up this war against this President,  FrenchieCat   Jan-21-10 06:23 PM   #36 
  - You are on point Frenchie...  Top Cat   Jan-21-10 06:46 PM   #43 
  - The op only  Cha   Jan-21-10 08:50 PM   #61 
  - Maybe I did.  tekisui   Jan-21-10 06:42 PM   #41 
  - No Kool-Aid, but understanding that Obama  politicasista   Jan-21-10 06:46 PM   #42 
  - No koolaid but you are naive..  DCBob   Jan-21-10 06:49 PM   #44 
  - basically  NatBurner   Jan-22-10 07:49 AM   #82 
  - No kool aid here  Bluenorthwest   Jan-21-10 06:51 PM   #45 
  - I never did drink the Koolaid  Blue_In_AK   Jan-21-10 06:54 PM   #46 
  - yep  FirstLight   Jan-21-10 07:04 PM   #47 
  - And your name is FirstLight?  Solomon   Jan-21-10 07:20 PM   #48 
     - what's THAT supposed to mean?  FirstLight   Jan-21-10 07:48 PM   #50 
        - Don't bother. Snark is common around here. n/t  Fire1   Jan-21-10 09:06 PM   #62 
  - I never drank the koolaid. But I voted for them  mountainvue   Jan-21-10 08:40 PM   #57 
  - Heck No..  Peacetrain   Jan-21-10 08:44 PM   #60 
  - No, but I thought plenty of others did.  LWolf   Jan-21-10 09:14 PM   #63 
  - Washington: Not a children's playground.  boppers   Jan-21-10 09:26 PM   #64 
  - I'm sure Rahm is kicking ass  dflprincess   Jan-21-10 09:32 PM   #65 
  - No way did I ever expect that much  treestar   Jan-21-10 09:46 PM   #66 
  - maybe you did  elana i am   Jan-22-10 01:14 AM   #72 
  - Yes, I feel screwed, like you  robo50   Jan-22-10 01:17 AM   #73 
  - Yepper.  Dream Detector 2010   Jan-22-10 01:24 AM   #74 
  - I do not drink that drink. NT  juajen   Jan-22-10 01:27 AM   #75 
  - Remember that big purple ring around your mouth Grape Koolaid gave us?  TexasObserver   Jan-22-10 01:38 AM   #76 
  - Yup, I never thought Rome would be built in a day but I was hoping to start the long work  TheKentuckian   Jan-22-10 02:50 AM   #77 
  - Other people aren't responsible for the fantasies you concoct.  SanchoPanza   Jan-22-10 06:15 AM   #78 
  - Thank you. You sum it up well.  GoCubsGo   Jan-22-10 07:04 AM   #80 
  - And to think....  Lilyeye   Jan-22-10 06:35 AM   #79 
  - NO! How the fuck were we supposed to realize that he would be different than the candidate?  Dawgs   Jan-22-10 07:23 AM   #81 
  - I drank the Kool-Aid with Clinton --  Hell Hath No Fury   Jan-22-10 10:37 AM   #83 
  - Hope is not Kool-Aid.  Orsino   Jan-22-10 10:53 AM   #84 

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