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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-23-09 10:02 AM
Response to Reply #126
135. He'll only do that for THE CAMPAIGN but then turn CORPORATE as soon as he's re-elected.
How about we don't get fooled again and write-in a democrat if worse comes to worse?
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  -Do you want someone to run against Obama in the 2012 Primary? Pryderi  Dec-19-09 07:49 AM   #0 
  - Other  MilesColtrane   Dec-19-09 07:51 AM   #1 
  - I added undecided.  Pryderi   Dec-19-09 07:52 AM   #2 
  - I think that there is room on the left for a challenge - perhaps Sharpton  mdmc   Dec-19-09 07:53 AM   #3 
  - Yes. I remember how well that worked out for Jimmy Carter when Teddy  Kahuna   Dec-19-09 07:55 AM   #4 
  - sharpton does not have the influence of Teddy  mdmc   Dec-19-09 08:08 AM   #8 
  - Indeed. I think the brain trust is counting on this:  Smarmie Doofus   Dec-19-09 08:14 AM   #10 
  - Wrong comparison. Nader is not a Democrat. Sharpton is.  Kahuna   Dec-19-09 08:18 AM   #14 
  - Interesting. I'm not sure that Kennedy's challenge was a net-......  Smarmie Doofus   Dec-19-09 08:11 AM   #9 
     - WRONGO! While Carter prevailed in the challenge, it weakened him  Kahuna   Dec-19-09 08:15 AM   #11 
     - Carter lost when he did not provide enough helicopters to rescue the hostages in Iran  IndianaGreen   Dec-19-09 08:19 AM   #15 
     - Absolutely, the hostage situation cost him the election. But it did not  Kahuna   Dec-19-09 08:27 AM   #16 
        - +1  krawhitham   Dec-19-09 08:59 AM   #21 
        - +2  timeforpeace   Dec-21-09 07:36 PM   #119 
        - Amen  angee_is_mad   Dec-19-09 07:00 PM   #50 
        - Yes.  timeforpeace   Dec-20-09 05:48 PM   #96 
        - Agree nt  Adelante   Dec-20-09 05:52 PM   #98 
           - +1  timeforpeace   Dec-20-09 08:59 PM   #103 
     - It also split the Party and hurt down ballot Dems. It took years  quiller4   Dec-19-09 06:59 PM   #49 
        - wake up call  whattheidonot   Dec-30-09 12:20 PM   #142 
     - thanks for the replies  mdmc   Dec-19-09 08:16 AM   #12 
        - Well said.  timeforpeace   Dec-21-09 06:27 PM   #118 
  - please he still owes for his last epic fail.  Historic NY   Dec-19-09 08:52 AM   #19 
  - Sharpton?  Ter   Dec-19-09 12:37 PM   #29 
  - Sharpton? That buffoon? nt  hack89   Dec-21-09 09:41 AM   #116 
  - where's don't care  CTLawGuy   Dec-19-09 07:57 AM   #5 
  - Voted undecided because...  IndianaGreen   Dec-19-09 08:02 AM   #6 
  - How did it work out the last few times we did this?  BklnDem75   Dec-19-09 08:07 AM   #7 
  - I voted YES. This administration is just too conservative.  Smarmie Doofus   Dec-19-09 08:17 AM   #13 
  - Why Trust Anyone?  iamjoy   Dec-19-09 08:56 AM   #20 
     - This part is so laughaby off the mark as it applies to me....  Smarmie Doofus   Dec-19-09 10:05 AM   #22 
     - Agreed! The first big disappointment was the FISA vote, and it's  Sparky 1   Dec-23-09 06:53 AM   #130 
     - I agree with this 1000% n/t.  okieinpain   Dec-19-09 07:03 PM   #51 
  - This is what I want. I want U.S. Americans to grow up.  saltpoint   Dec-19-09 08:39 AM   #17 
  - Oh, wow!  babylonsister   Dec-19-09 10:25 AM   #23 
  - Hi there good person. I am willing to compromise a LITTLE on  saltpoint   Dec-19-09 06:49 PM   #42 
  - I DEFINITITELY agree with you  Blue_In_AK   Dec-19-09 12:34 PM   #26 
  - Blue_In_AK, I've loved your politics for a long time. And just tonight  saltpoint   Dec-19-09 06:50 PM   #43 
  - Nicely Put, Saltpoint. (n/t)  Paladin   Dec-19-09 03:47 PM   #37 
  - I loved your rant, Saltpoint!  CTyankee   Dec-19-09 03:56 PM   #38 
  - Hey there. I am jealous as hell of that trip. I may collapse weeping on  saltpoint   Dec-19-09 06:51 PM   #46 
     - Aw hell, you don't want to be with a bunch of art nuts!  CTyankee   Dec-19-09 07:16 PM   #54 
        - It is heavy. And as for hanging out with a bunch of art nuts, several  saltpoint   Dec-19-09 08:17 PM   #65 
           - I'll lift a glass of Chianti at a little trattoria in the Oltrarno in your honor.  CTyankee   Dec-20-09 03:14 PM   #95 
              - Thank you! That would be splendid.  saltpoint   Dec-21-09 09:13 AM   #114 
  - I agree with everything except the emmylou harris deal. I don't  okieinpain   Dec-19-09 07:04 PM   #52 
  - Truth be told, this is all about Emmylou.  saltpoint   Dec-19-09 07:33 PM   #57 
     - ok, at least you're happy. that makes me happy. n/t.  okieinpain   Dec-19-09 07:40 PM   #61 
        - -- --  saltpoint   Dec-19-09 07:41 PM   #62 
  - Lovely post  treestar   Dec-19-09 07:26 PM   #55 
  - Hey treestar. When they get the damn thing up and running, let's  saltpoint   Dec-19-09 07:34 PM   #58 
  - Yeah, I want all those things too...  Caretha   Dec-19-09 08:13 PM   #63 
  - Some of Hemingway's cats had 6 digits per paw.  saltpoint   Dec-19-09 08:16 PM   #64 
     - Hemingway had no idea about cats when it came to TS  Caretha   Dec-19-09 08:28 PM   #68 
        - No, really. The descendants of his kittycats walk the sidewalks of  saltpoint   Dec-19-09 08:32 PM   #71 
           - I believe you  Caretha   Dec-19-09 08:34 PM   #73 
              - Eliot didn't want to be a St. Louis banker or a London banker.  saltpoint   Dec-19-09 08:41 PM   #76 
                 - You are getting there  Caretha   Dec-19-09 10:00 PM   #86 
                    - I am not owed your anger. You must have some in order to  saltpoint   Dec-20-09 01:56 AM   #91 
  - Saltpoint, I could go for that. nt  Hekate   Dec-19-09 08:41 PM   #77 
  - Hey there Hekate. Great. There's room in the chariot, and they're  saltpoint   Dec-19-09 08:43 PM   #80 
     - Ooo, beer. Do you have any Guinness?  Hekate   Dec-19-09 08:45 PM   #81 
        - Guinness it is.  saltpoint   Dec-19-09 08:48 PM   #82 
  - LOVE IT! Bravo!  Number23   Dec-19-09 11:36 PM   #90 
  - +100 n/t  billh58   Dec-20-09 09:28 PM   #106 
  - NICE, nice post; thank you! n/t  Inuca   Dec-22-09 01:03 PM   #127 
  - Hey Inuca -- long time no see, and that's been my  saltpoint   Dec-23-09 02:27 AM   #129 
  - lol, great list.  Renew Deal   Dec-30-09 07:32 PM   #153 
  - Other: It is Feee Country andy cne challenge him. I will vote for Obama!  Perky   Dec-19-09 08:51 AM   #18 
  - Too soon to say,  Blue_In_AK   Dec-19-09 12:30 PM   #24 
  - +1  timeforpeace   Dec-21-09 11:36 PM   #120 
  - Yes.  Vidar   Dec-19-09 12:34 PM   #25 
  - Every politician should face a primary opponent.  bigwillq   Dec-19-09 12:35 PM   #27 
  - Yes -- I don;lt expect an opponent to win but Obama and the DLC need to be made nervous  Armstead   Dec-19-09 12:35 PM   #28 
  - Too early to decide for me but after this debacle I'm leaning that way... so sad I really liked him  budkin   Dec-19-09 12:38 PM   #30 
  - No, but my reasons my surprise you.  Honeycombe8   Dec-19-09 12:38 PM   #31 
  - Jesus, it's too fucking damn early for that talk. Enough already  themaguffin   Dec-19-09 12:41 PM   #32 
  - This OP was made by Pryderi, not Jesus. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-19-09 12:44 PM   #34 
  - On DU, it's never too early to fly off the handle  HughMoran   Dec-19-09 12:44 PM   #35 
  - oh please. it's already obvious which way the wind is blowing  jonnyblitz   Dec-19-09 06:57 PM   #48 
  - absolutely, it is part of our illusion of being a true democracy...why muddy the waters?  AuntPatsy   Dec-19-09 12:43 PM   #33 
  - Yes.  LWolf   Dec-19-09 12:50 PM   #36 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-19-09 05:27 PM   #39 
  - Lolz  PBS Poll-435   Dec-19-09 05:28 PM   #40 
  - this place has really gone downhill. get used to Obama, he'll be here for 8 more years  Aramchek   Dec-19-09 05:37 PM   #41 
  - I agree. n/t  Pryderi   Dec-19-09 06:50 PM   #44 
  - yep +1  AVID   Dec-19-09 06:51 PM   #45 
  - +infinity and beyond  high density   Dec-19-09 07:05 PM   #53 
  - You got that right. This may just become Disgruntled Underground where any good news is dismissed  Pirate Smile   Dec-19-09 11:12 PM   #88 
  - LOL...you've been here less than 6 months.  Forkboy   Dec-20-09 09:58 PM   #112 
  - Two of the last three Democratic presidents faced strong primary challenges  depakid   Dec-19-09 06:56 PM   #47 
  - There is no way he gets my vote in 2012, primary or election.  Milo_Bloom   Dec-19-09 07:29 PM   #56 
  - And allow me  Baltoman991   Dec-19-09 07:35 PM   #59 
     - People are forgetting about the courts  treestar   Dec-19-09 07:37 PM   #60 
     - *YAWN*  Milo_Bloom   Dec-19-09 08:27 PM   #67 
     - One difference though.....  Baltoman991   Dec-19-09 08:33 PM   #72 
        - *DOUBLE YAWN*  Milo_Bloom   Dec-19-09 09:03 PM   #83 
        - As expected.  Baltoman991   Dec-19-09 10:56 PM   #87 
           - Same shit, different lying politician.  Milo_Bloom   Dec-21-09 11:03 AM   #117 
        - I will never support any SC nominee  Ter   Dec-30-09 04:14 PM   #150 
     - Democrats have become the new Republicans!  DutchLiberal   Dec-20-09 06:05 PM   #99 
  - Yes, people should always have choices of who to vote for.  glen123098   Dec-19-09 08:17 PM   #66 
  - Got to love DU----even IMPEACH HIM, got some love. Fuckin' hell this site can piss me off. n/t  vaberella   Dec-19-09 08:28 PM   #69 
  - I plan on  Baltoman991   Dec-19-09 08:37 PM   #74 
  - Exactly. n/t  vaberella   Dec-19-09 08:41 PM   #78 
  - I'm thinking maybe Bill Krystol steals onto the site on weekend  saltpoint   Dec-19-09 09:04 PM   #84 
  - Although again, ladies and gentlemen, were Sal Mineo to form a  saltpoint   Dec-19-09 08:30 PM   #70 
  - You people are nuts. Politically suicidal. nt  Hekate   Dec-19-09 08:40 PM   #75 
  - +500  suzie   Dec-23-09 11:59 PM   #138 
  - I don't care if they run, Obama will still win  gravity   Dec-19-09 08:42 PM   #79 
  - Whoever would run against Obama in a primary would be vapor by South Carolina  zulchzulu   Dec-19-09 09:29 PM   #85 
  - Vapor indeed, and likely by midnight in Des Moines when the Iowa  saltpoint   Dec-20-09 12:32 PM   #94 
  - Fucking disgusting.  Splinter Cell   Dec-19-09 11:12 PM   #89 
  - This poll makes me sick.  Lilyeye   Dec-20-09 02:00 AM   #92 
  - The results too.  timeforpeace   Dec-22-09 12:36 PM   #123 
  - Accountability is good. Entitlement is bad.  noamnety   Dec-20-09 12:15 PM   #93 
  - I'd like to see a President Dean or President Feingold.  DutchLiberal   Dec-20-09 05:50 PM   #97 
  - Extremely unlikely  karynnj   Dec-30-09 02:31 PM   #143 
  - can we have a moratorium on calling progressives teabaggers? If someone really  yurbud   Dec-20-09 06:06 PM   #100 
  - Yes. Let the best man win. More choices strengthen democracy  mcablue   Dec-20-09 06:06 PM   #101 
  - Sure idiots.  liquid diamond   Dec-20-09 06:25 PM   #102 
  - 1968 all over again  BklnDem75   Dec-20-09 09:25 PM   #104 
  - Nope! Obama all the way!  LastNaturalist   Dec-20-09 09:26 PM   #105 
  - Wait, can we vote for Batman in the stupid, worthless topic?  LastNaturalist   Dec-20-09 09:32 PM   #107 
  - No, but come 2011-12 you and others may find that someone steps up, represents and fights  depakid   Dec-20-09 09:49 PM   #108 
  - President Obama represents my beliefs and values. I don't want anyone else.  LastNaturalist   Dec-20-09 09:51 PM   #109 
     - Others who differ will- and two of the last three Democratic presidents have had a strong challenger  depakid   Dec-20-09 09:56 PM   #110 
        - And Carter lost the general election. And Johnson quit, and the general went to Nixon.  LastNaturalist   Dec-20-09 09:57 PM   #111 
        - Be that as it may- challenges happen when a leader creates a political vacuum  depakid   Dec-20-09 10:11 PM   #113 
           - Well said.  timeforpeace   Dec-22-09 08:34 PM   #128 
        - let us know when you have a vote on the matter  Aramchek   Dec-21-09 11:37 PM   #121 
  - Now here's my problem with BatMan.  saltpoint   Dec-21-09 11:40 PM   #122 
     - That's because you're obviously a paid poster for Big Marvel.  SemiCharmedQuark   Dec-30-09 12:01 PM   #141 
  - The Freeps come out at night no doubt.....  uponit7771   Dec-21-09 09:29 AM   #115 
  - Well, this is interesting. Given the unrecommends on my post  debbierlus   Dec-22-09 12:40 PM   #124 
  - First time you've seen this? The 51-52/42-43 split has held steady for days.  timeforpeace   Dec-22-09 12:50 PM   #125 
  - If Obama thinks there is a good chance he might be challenged by a major Dem candidate on his...  totodeinhere   Dec-22-09 12:56 PM   #126 
  - He'll only do that for THE CAMPAIGN but then turn CORPORATE as soon as he's re-elected.  ShortnFiery   Dec-23-09 10:02 AM   #135 
  - What's the harm?  Ken Burch   Dec-23-09 07:17 AM   #131 
  - Absolutely. Let some far-leftist like Kucinich embarrass himself  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-23-09 07:46 AM   #132 
  - Or Howard Dean. I'd love some more roarin.'  LastNaturalist   Dec-23-09 09:59 AM   #133 
  - I hope so. Otherwise I'll have to write-in a democrat.  ShortnFiery   Dec-23-09 10:01 AM   #134 
  - Principles or nothing  quimbys   Dec-23-09 07:02 PM   #136 
  - Candidate Obama will be the one running against President Obama  IndianaGreen   Dec-23-09 07:09 PM   #137 
  - Just who the hell stands a chance against him?  liquid diamond   Dec-24-09 01:34 AM   #139 
  - I hope the 49% that want a challenger to Obama in 2012 are wrong. n/t  Pryderi   Dec-30-09 11:49 AM   #140 
  - Well that's a lot better than the 51-52% for challenger that it was for the first week of this poll.  timeforpeace   Dec-30-09 04:13 PM   #149 
  - I voted no but more accurately it would be  TheKentuckian   Dec-30-09 02:37 PM   #144 
  - the trolls are measuring their disruptive headway.  mkultra   Dec-30-09 02:39 PM   #145 
  - Wow, this poll is almost 2 weeks old and still more people want a primary challenger.  timeforpeace   Dec-30-09 03:17 PM   #146 
  - A primary challenger is not a bad thing, remind him that  robo50   Dec-30-09 03:23 PM   #147 
     - That's exactly the problem  quimbys   Jan-11-10 06:01 PM   #154 
        - "I thought Hillary was going to be like Obama"  ibegurpard   Jan-11-10 06:08 PM   #155 
  - Here we go. Several votes for no challenger today versus none for primary challenger. Almost tied!  timeforpeace   Dec-30-09 04:10 PM   #148 
  - Ladies and gentleman, only 13 days into this poll, and finally it's tied up!  timeforpeace   Dec-30-09 06:59 PM   #151 
  - My views have changed on this matter. When I voted for Obama in the 2008 GE I said  StevieM   Dec-30-09 07:28 PM   #152 
  - I voted 'No'. Too damned early to be talking about 2012  IndianaGreen   Jan-11-10 06:12 PM   #156 
     - You voted twice?  BklnDem75   Jan-11-10 06:15 PM   #157 
        - Strange. I may have not voted. It clearly shows my 'No' vote  IndianaGreen   Jan-11-10 06:22 PM   #158 
 

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