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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 03:35 PM
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42. The effort to close Gitmo isn't over yet. There was some work in the House and Senate for ways to
to proceed to do this.
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  -Rachel Maddow on Obama and DADT: This is a Victory for President Obama, and a Difficult Promise Kept MadBadger  Dec-18-10 02:36 PM   #0 
  - Yes, Rachel, and now ...  frazzled   Dec-18-10 02:38 PM   #1 
  - I think this was a tradeoff. He traded something for this--the wealthy's tax cuts? START or DREAM?  TwilightGardener   Dec-18-10 02:40 PM   #2 
  - I said this since last week. Most of us have. n/t  vaberella   Dec-18-10 02:41 PM   #4 
  - Yup--I had my suspicions, but had to wait until the vote was successful  TwilightGardener   Dec-18-10 02:43 PM   #6 
     - Huh? How is your "hunch... correct" if you have no proof?  ClarkUSA   Dec-18-10 03:21 PM   #35 
        - Well...had this failed, I would just have assumed that it was business as usual--  TwilightGardener   Dec-18-10 03:25 PM   #37 
           - In other words, you're speculating.  ClarkUSA   Dec-18-10 03:48 PM   #45 
              - I freely admit I'm speculating.  TwilightGardener   Dec-18-10 03:52 PM   #46 
  - I believe he traded guantanamo for this to get done.  Kdillard   Dec-18-10 02:43 PM   #5 
  - No he didn't. This is definitely the tax thing.  vaberella   Dec-18-10 02:55 PM   #22 
  - It has been reported that he gave up on Guantanamo for the time being  dave29   Dec-18-10 02:43 PM   #8 
     - Ah, OK. I'll bet you and Kdillard are correct.  TwilightGardener   Dec-18-10 02:44 PM   #10 
     - The effort to close Gitmo isn't over yet. There was some work in the House and Senate for ways to  Liberal_Stalwart71   Dec-18-10 03:35 PM   #42 
  - Is everyone taping this? n/t  vaberella   Dec-18-10 02:41 PM   #3 
  - He is refusing to sign it until next week...delay...delay....delay  jberryhill   Dec-18-10 02:43 PM   #7 
  - Yeah, he usually likes to have a signing ceremony, as he did with HCR  dave29   Dec-18-10 02:44 PM   #9 
  - In front of all those cameras  MadBadger   Dec-18-10 02:45 PM   #11 
  - can't hurt to have Biden to remind him what a large fornicating deal this is.  bunkerbuster1   Dec-18-10 02:47 PM   #13 
  - You know what, though? This deserves cameras. It shouldn't be a quiet  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-18-10 02:53 PM   #20 
  - Yes, it deserves a special moment with everyone paying attention.  CTyankee   Dec-18-10 03:21 PM   #36 
  - ...and an opening prayer from James Dobson  jberryhill   Dec-18-10 05:02 PM   #61 
     - what a clever response!  CTyankee   Dec-18-10 05:07 PM   #62 
  - I agree.  swimboy   Dec-18-10 03:26 PM   #38 
     - OMG, it's Jonny Quest!  CitizenLeft   Dec-18-10 06:24 PM   #67 
  - Damn straight in front of "all those cameras." This deserves to be signed in  Phx_Dem   Dec-18-10 04:34 PM   #56 
     - I agree?  MadBadger   Dec-18-10 04:42 PM   #59 
  - He rushed that on camera appearance for the tax cut though. nt  obxhead   Dec-18-10 03:06 PM   #28 
  - Hmmm I got to work on imagining the sarcasm smilie  MadMaddie   Dec-18-10 02:46 PM   #12 
  - I think it's sarcasm.  TwilightGardener   Dec-18-10 02:48 PM   #14 
  - It's sarcasm. Me and Jberryhill are too lazy to put in our post. n/t  vaberella   Dec-18-10 02:56 PM   #25 
  - Did Mark Twain use smilies? H.L. Mencken?  jberryhill   Dec-18-10 03:14 PM   #31 
  - Bastard!!  lamp_shade   Dec-18-10 02:50 PM   #15 
  - This is a huge victory--a signing ceremony usually goes along with it.  Arkana   Dec-18-10 02:51 PM   #17 
  - Are you joking?  Pirate Smile   Dec-18-10 03:17 PM   #34 
  - Has half of DU been joking for two years?  jberryhill   Dec-18-10 03:27 PM   #40 
     - You can no longer assume hyperbolic and insane statements on DU are jokes.  Pirate Smile   Dec-18-10 04:27 PM   #51 
  - "refusing" what garbage.  Pisces   Dec-18-10 04:20 PM   #48 
  - He'll invite Rick Warren to give a prayer at the signing ceremony, I'll bet  jberryhill   Dec-18-10 05:00 PM   #60 
  - Who gives a shit? How many have even been discharged under DADT since October?  phleshdef   Dec-18-10 04:24 PM   #49 
  - It has nothing to do with Obama.  obxhead   Dec-18-10 02:50 PM   #16 
  - You get blame and credit for things you deserve it for.  MadBadger   Dec-18-10 02:52 PM   #18 
  - then he deserves blame for  obxhead   Dec-18-10 03:00 PM   #27 
     - YOU KNOW NOTHING.  vaberella   Dec-18-10 03:37 PM   #43 
     - Tell the troops in Iraq the war is over.  obxhead   Dec-18-10 04:12 PM   #47 
        - The 50,000 who are left are leaving next summer.  vaberella   Dec-18-10 04:30 PM   #52 
        - Cashing a check before it's written are we?  obxhead   Dec-18-10 05:12 PM   #63 
           - I'm going by the fact the Pres kept his promise on troops leaving.  vaberella   Dec-18-10 07:23 PM   #68 
              - Yes  obxhead   Dec-19-10 10:45 AM   #69 
        - The logistics alone demand this takes time...  rasputin1952   Dec-18-10 05:51 PM   #66 
     - As I've  Baltoman991   Dec-18-10 05:20 PM   #64 
        - I'm not shitting on the day or the repeal.  obxhead   Dec-18-10 05:32 PM   #65 
  - Right....when it was him pushing this and the others were sleeping for a while. nt  vaberella   Dec-18-10 02:57 PM   #26 
  - It doesn't work that way  treestar   Dec-18-10 03:15 PM   #32 
  - Thank you, Rachel. Last week i thought i lost you for good.  impik   Dec-18-10 02:53 PM   #19 
  - Lawrence O'Donnell tweeted "No one with a microphone..."  tishaLA   Dec-18-10 02:53 PM   #21 
  - +1000  dave29   Dec-18-10 02:55 PM   #24 
  - k&r  Top Cat   Dec-18-10 02:55 PM   #23 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-18-10 03:09 PM   #29 
  - Look into how the Senate is set up and how it works  treestar   Dec-18-10 03:16 PM   #33 
  - Obviously you don't understand the political climate.  vaberella   Dec-18-10 03:26 PM   #39 
  - Here > >  lamp_shade   Dec-18-10 03:32 PM   #41 
  - I'm sad to see anyone giving the Admin (OR Congress) any special points for "difficulty."  BlueIris   Dec-18-10 03:40 PM   #44 
     - Shouldn't require it, but it does after 17 yrs. So , yes kudos for the admin are in order. No one  Pisces   Dec-18-10 04:26 PM   #50 
     - +1  Karenina   Dec-18-10 04:36 PM   #57 
     - Oh, Lord ...They have to work in the political reality we have, not some utopian vision of how it  Pirate Smile   Dec-18-10 04:31 PM   #54 
     - It wasn't a difficult "decision"  alcibiades_mystery   Dec-18-10 04:37 PM   #58 
  - She's right, and she also has big thanks coming  Bluenorthwest   Dec-18-10 03:09 PM   #30 
  - Good for Rachel ... she knows.  JoePhilly   Dec-18-10 04:31 PM   #53 
  - Yes, it is  BeyondGeography   Dec-18-10 04:32 PM   #55 

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