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Hansel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-01-10 12:30 PM
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25. I think a large number of the population need counseling to get over
the stress caused by the Bush administrations exploitation of 9/11. The psych ops were very effective and many people have not unwound from them. And of course, the Bush strategy to redistribute wealth from the many to the few, also makes it harder to get back up.

But there are too many who are looking for perfect, which will always be elusive, and they won't settle for less. This is a defense strategy that enables them to never again be taken by surprised by horrors like 9/11 and this nation's disastrous lack of defense against it, and by disasters like the Bush administration policies that have finally come to full bloom.

This country would have been so much better off if Bush during 9/11 had told the Americans that this country does not cower in the face of our enemies. If he had told us to stand tall and stay off of our knees. Instead Bush and Cheney might as well have shouted, "Cower, cower, cowards! Drop to your knees" at the top of their lungs from the World Trade Center's ashes. Because that is exactly how we were told to act.

It's long time past for Obama to tell people to stand tall and stop cowering. Stop acting defeated over every little thing. Get up, fight. That should have been in his inauguration speech. He still needs to say it.
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  - Real Americans (not the GOP) will love this  KingFlorez   Jul-30-10 09:46 AM   #1 
  - My fans don't like it either. n/t  ProSense   Jul-30-10 10:13 AM   #2 
     - Don't be bothered. There's no difference between the GOP and your "fans" here. Both hates Obama  impik   Jul-30-10 10:16 AM   #3 
        - Oh, I don't for a second  ProSense   Jul-30-10 10:18 AM   #4 
  - This is great.  JNelson6563   Jul-30-10 09:56 PM   #5 
  - I do give Obama credit for this, but celebration time is over and time to move on to bigger ........  Exilednight   Jul-31-10 12:56 PM   #6 
  - "No time to spend high-fiving and back-slapping. "  ProSense   Jul-31-10 05:54 PM   #7 
  - Okay, you pointed out. Time to move on. This is why things don't get done.......  Exilednight   Jul-31-10 07:05 PM   #9 
  - "Okay, you pointed out. Time to move on." Here's a better idea  ProSense   Jul-31-10 07:32 PM   #10 
     - If this discussion board was used to its potential, then ...........  Exilednight   Jul-31-10 07:51 PM   #12 
        - Hmmm?  ProSense   Jul-31-10 07:58 PM   #13 
        - getting a message out includes  OhioBlue   Jul-31-10 11:36 PM   #14 
        - You seriously believe this? .............  Exilednight   Aug-01-10 07:10 AM   #15 
        - "This isn't about politics, it's about governing. "  ProSense   Aug-01-10 08:59 AM   #16 
        - Exactly, who the hell here is governing? That's the question I've been asking .................  Exilednight   Aug-01-10 09:10 AM   #18 
           - Are you going to pretend that "here" meant on the board to  ProSense   Aug-01-10 09:44 AM   #20 
              - It's a government by the people, for the people, and by the people ...............  Exilednight   Aug-01-10 10:17 AM   #22 
        - I'm not sure I understand your post.  OhioBlue   Aug-01-10 09:31 PM   #28 
        - Thank you.  ProSense   Aug-01-10 09:03 AM   #17 
        - here we go with that "cheerleading" yak shit again. the fact is, you can't stand anything positive  dionysus   Aug-02-10 07:41 PM   #31 
  - Negative people don't like that  treestar   Aug-01-10 10:23 AM   #23 
     - I think a large number of the population need counseling to get over  Hansel   Aug-01-10 12:30 PM   #25 
        - Obama did say exactly that, in his inaugural address  treestar   Aug-01-10 01:03 PM   #26 
           - Let me know when Obama starts "fighting terror". That might actually be something to get ..........  Exilednight   Aug-01-10 02:17 PM   #27 
  - Yes, because the way to get your policies enacted is to hide  Hansel   Aug-01-10 12:07 PM   #24 
  - Kick. (nt)  Kurovski   Jul-31-10 06:33 PM   #8 
  - Kick. TY for bringing this to the fore  Hekate   Jul-31-10 07:45 PM   #11 
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  - Did you hear all those Union employees booing him during that speach ...  JoePhilly   Aug-01-10 09:59 AM   #21 
  - This is certainly one of the good things (though I am angry about the hardball with the auto  TheKentuckian   Aug-01-10 10:30 PM   #29 
  - The auto bailout was most definitely warranted and it ended up working out.  Arkana   Aug-02-10 01:05 PM   #30 
 

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