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Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 06:17 AM
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28. You need to take off the rose-tinted spectacles.

There is no longer any hope whatsoever of DADT repeal via Congress - it might well have been possible in the last two years if the Democrats in general and Obama in particular had made a serious attempt at it, but the Republican takeover makes it impossible. The only hope now is the court challenge, which Obama is doing his best to prevent.

There are currently 50,000 US soldiers in Iraw and 71,000 in Afghanistan. I don't know what your 90,000 figure represents - is it "number of troops who have come home" or "number who have come home, minus number who have been sent out"?

We're currently in the middle of a slow-motion collapse by the Dems on Bush's tax cuts for the rich.

Freezing pay for the poorest arguably is part of Obama's agenda, to be fair. It's just a shame he's only delivering on the bad bits of it.
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  -Obama seems so calm CreekDog  Dec-01-10 01:11 PM   #0 
  - Close your eyes, it's just going to get worse.  LaurenG   Dec-01-10 01:12 PM   #1 
  - What has gone down in flames?  ProSense   Dec-01-10 01:13 PM   #2 
  - DADT, getting troops home, ending Bush's tax cuts, not freezing Federal employee pay.  Donald Ian Rankin   Dec-01-10 06:29 PM   #19 
     - What?  ProSense   Dec-01-10 06:47 PM   #23 
     - You need to take off the rose-tinted spectacles.  Donald Ian Rankin   Dec-02-10 06:17 AM   #28 
     - Making sure federal employees got yearly raises was on our agenda?  Uzybone   Dec-01-10 07:37 PM   #25 
        - Hell yes.  Donald Ian Rankin   Dec-02-10 06:10 AM   #27 
        - Freezing federal pay doesn nothing to the defecit. Over a three year time period it saves .........  Exilednight   Dec-02-10 06:49 AM   #31 
  - How many threads?  dave29   Dec-01-10 01:13 PM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-01-10 01:14 PM   #4 
  - !  babylonsister   Dec-01-10 01:15 PM   #5 
  - I just think he's not into politics as a team sport. Whereas the rest of us  TwilightGardener   Dec-01-10 01:23 PM   #6 
  - ......  young but wise   Dec-01-10 01:30 PM   #7 
  - "you was"  CreekDog   Dec-01-10 01:43 PM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-01-10 01:47 PM   #9 
  - typical level of class...  dionysus   Dec-01-10 06:25 PM   #18 
  - Well, he is a mature adult.  Starbucks Anarchist   Dec-01-10 02:01 PM   #10 
  - I don't know. It think our country going down the toilet calls for flying off the handle  DrToast   Dec-01-10 04:19 PM   #12 
  - So you want someone unhinged?  Starbucks Anarchist   Dec-01-10 04:26 PM   #14 
  - Our country went down the toilet because of Bush  catgirl   Dec-02-10 06:36 AM   #29 
  - that's not what i'm asking for --nice straw man  CreekDog   Dec-01-10 04:28 PM   #16 
     - You seemed to imply that him being calm means he doesn't care.  Starbucks Anarchist   Dec-01-10 04:39 PM   #17 
  - LOL. I don't kow what your agenda is, but the Democratic agenda is alive and well.  Phx_Dem   Dec-01-10 04:17 PM   #11 
  - I'm sick and tired of his "calm."  Unvanguard   Dec-01-10 04:20 PM   #13 
  - i agree...i'm not asking him to rant and rave uncontrollably  CreekDog   Dec-01-10 04:27 PM   #15 
     - You live in la la land  catgirl   Dec-02-10 06:40 AM   #30 
  - I'm not sure his agenda ever was our agenda - every day I'm more sure...  polichick   Dec-01-10 06:30 PM   #20 
  - just say he's a GOP plant then, don't beat around the bush.  dionysus   Dec-01-10 06:42 PM   #21 
     - I would say that if it's what I thought - I've never been shy that way...  polichick   Dec-01-10 06:44 PM   #22 
  - He can't win...."angry black man"  HipChick   Dec-01-10 07:02 PM   #24 
     - he's losing without being called that  CreekDog   Dec-01-10 07:45 PM   #26 

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