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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:06 AM
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U.S. President Barack Obama Opens 2012 Re-Election Campaign with Website Announcement
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 06:19 AM by Hissyspit
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Obama kicks off 2012 re-election campaign

WASHINGTON | Mon Apr 4, 2011 6:13am EDT

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday opened his 2012 re-election campaign with a website announcement and e-mails and text messages to supporters.

"This campaign is just kicking off," a short announcement said on www.barackobama.com . "We're opening up offices, unpacking boxes and starting a conversation with supporters like you to help shape our path to victory. 2012 begins now..."

The two-minute, 10-second video on the site featured supporters from around the country discussing their support for the Democratic president.

Political observers expect the Obama campaign to raise an unprecedented $1 billion for the race.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/04/us-usa-electi...



http://www.barackobama.com

This campaign is just kicking off. We're opening up offices, unpacking boxes, and starting a conversation with supporters like you to help shape our path to victory. 2012 begins now, and this is where you say you're in.

http://www.barackobama.com/get-involved
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:31 AM
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1. "We're opening up offices, unpacking boxes and starting
a conversation with supporters like you to help shape our path to victory. 2012 begins now..."

The first two things should go swimmingly, but for this tone deaf administration, the third one is going to be a real surprise, I'm guessing.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:51 AM
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5. starting a conversation with supporters--Should have started 11/08.
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:02 AM
Response to Reply #5
8. it did - it's just his "supporters" were the toobigtofail bankers, not you or me
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:02 AM
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20. Good point
Can't wait to see what the conversation between Obama and _________________ CEO is going to look like. Assuming, of course, that we even get invited to listen in.
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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:30 AM
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50. You didn't participate these last two years; I did
I spent quite a bit of time working with OFA (former Obama for America morphed into Organizing for America after the 08 elections). We made calls for health care, showed up at Rep. Melissa Bean's office to persuade her to vote for the bill, worked on repealing DADT, did work for the 2010 senate and house elections, etc.

You only think his supporters were toobigtofail bankers. You're wrong. At the OFA office here, I worked with senior citizens, young people, a lot of African Americans from the "communities", etc.

When you sit at your computer all day armchair criticizing, it's easy to throw around platitudes. But if you actually get on the ground and do some work, you realize that DU is not representative of the American public.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:43 AM
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55. frazzled, I participated. I emailed, I called, I showed up at my Senator's office,
showed up at Town Hall meetings with my signs and 'debated' Teabaggers, bugged the shit out of my Rep and Senators, wrote the President time and again until I just gave up out of frustration that his administration was not working for the working class or the middle class. That's when I told the OFA and the DCCC to take me off their list. All I ever got from them were platitudes about how the President was working for me. I'm not blind. And I know bullshit when it's presented to me as 'facts'.

"At least we're not Republicans" is not a campaign slogan that is going to win many voters.



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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:53 AM
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59. Knock yourself out
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 10:55 AM by frazzled
When push comes to shove however, your mantra suggesting that there's little difference between the parties doesn't amount to a hill of beans when you consider things like Republican Paul Ryan's proposal to abolish Medicare.

As for me, I qualify for Medicare in the not-too-distant future. I am terrified what these Republicans are up to. And I'm damned if I'm going to let people's platitudes get in the way of my saving it.

ON EDIT: and if we don't elect a Democrat in 2012, I will definitely blame those "idealists" who thought the Democrats were not good enough for them. I will hold them personally responsible for the loss of Democratic programs like Medicare.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:02 AM
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62. Blame away, frazzled. Nothing is going to get done until a d
Democratic renaissance occurs and that's not going to happen with the current DLC elites in power.

If the President had gone with the public's ideas about Medicare--making it available to ALL Americans--we wouldn't even be having this acrimonious debate. He abandoned us. We deserve better.

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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:33 AM
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65. Nothing is going to happen until we get rid of capitalism -
I was a volunteer down here in Brazoria County, Texas - especially active during the primary (knocking on doors, phone-banking, "fired up - ready to go" - all of it).

And I have seen exactly what Obama has been able to do - very little (I'll give him DADT and Lily Ledbetter, but nothing of substance economically). And that is because it is not "we" who hired him. He works for the very wealthy and he knows it. Just took ME awhile to see it.

Good luck to those of you who still buy into it (and I don't mean you Bertman, I'm speaking of the other person you're corresponding with in this thread). The cuts to Medicare are going to come with a democrat in office. You can bank on it.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:52 PM
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85. Brazoria County, Texas?? You ARE brave!!!
And I totally agree with your appraisal. I'll vote for Obama over some republican. But he sure didn't "dance with the ones who brung him" to the party, if you get my drift.

Now, he wants us to be suckers all over again.

Fffttt.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:17 PM
Response to Reply #85
88. Yup, that's exactly how I feel. nt
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:46 PM
Response to Reply #65
107. Obama hasn't really even tried.
He immediately started rewarding his corporate donors with cushy appointments, while his staff denigrated progressives as "retards". He has continued, even exceeded Bush policies on indefinite detention.
He in many cases has done the complete opposite of what he claimed he would do during the campaign. He LIED. And we all fell for it. I am not falling for it this time. I am not voting for him. I will stay home or write in someone else.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:14 AM
Response to Reply #65
116. +1000
- Just moving the deck chairs around on a sinking ship otherwise.

CAPITALISM IS CANCER
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:37 AM
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66. Reelecting Obama is not electing a Democrat in 2012
He is at best a semi-moderate Repub, but has outdone even Bush in Pakistan and assaulting whistleblowers, for example. That party has gone off the deep end, yes, but Obama has legitimized them by giving in to their demands time after time. He is so aligned with them they have to make stuff up about him to oppose. What in Obama's history makes you think he will fight Repubs to protect your Medicare? Before you blame 'idealists' for electing a Republican, you better look in the mirror because that's what you yourself are doing, whether you realize it or not.
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StarsInHerHair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:23 PM
Response to Reply #5
96. yeah but then he'd have to get down on his hands & kness to talk 2 those
UNDER THE BUS.............I don't think he's the type to do that
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:05 AM
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114. Too late...
Start listening and acting on all those supporters who weren't from Wall Street. Piss on any other conversation, buck-oh
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:31 AM
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2. I see the slogan is, "it begins with us"
I guess "change you can believe in" rings kind of hollow anymore.

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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:57 AM
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6. What activism have you been doing other than posting on DU? eom
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:25 AM
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15. Posting on DU is activism? I had no idea.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:05 AM
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21. For me, posting on DU is de-escalation
If you get my meaning. Every year, when I have to do my self evaluation for work, my husband talks me out of putting "Didn't off any of my coworkers" as one of my yearly achievements. DU lets the steam escape.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:24 PM
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:52 AM
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76. Yes, I've seen this site used by major media outlets.
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:14 AM
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42. You go first.....
Tell us what you have been doing.
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:04 PM
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106. let's see,
during the run up to the election of 2008, I was street talking our candidate up due to my feelings that he, President Obama was going to take our country in a completely different direction, I registered 35 new Democratic party voters, I did not phone bank due to work issues, I offered and took people to vote on November 8, it was only 6 people but they would not have gotten there unless I furnished the transportation. I spent enough of my mental stability explaining why we as a country needed to change the way things were going as far as the wars, healthcare, and employment.

I don't know if that meets your standards but if not, too bad.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:13 AM
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10. Whoever is in charge of slogans needs to be re-assigned.
"Don't give them back the keys" was a mid-term disaster.




"Win The Future"="WTF" :wtf:

(Can't believe EVERYone in the WH and the DLC/DNC missed "WTF" until after-- wait for it--Sarah Palin--quickly picked up on it.)



"'It' 'begins' with us" seems too vague to fire up folks. We don't know what "it" is, nor where "it" is heading.

Besides, talking about BEGINNING when you are running for your SECOND term does not seem like genius,, either.


IMO, we are very lucky Obama is so personally magnetic and the Republican field so far is so lame.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:11 AM
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23. You're complaining about the slogan being too vague?
I don't know if you noticed, but this administration has taken vague to heights heretofore unknown to man.

That Sarah Palin, queen of dumb, picked up on WTF is pretty ouchy.
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:26 PM
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99. How about "Don't Expect Much"
but we're better than the boogeyman...!

(Wave the shrunken heads...



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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:26 AM
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31. Nope, we've already gotten lots of Change We Can Believe In.
Change for the better.
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:59 AM
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79. Yes, this is so much better
Each of these is the title of a news story available online. I had hand surgery so I can't cut and paste the links properly. Just google any title for the link.


PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama Shies Away From Protests

Obama praises Jeb Bush on education reform

Commanders Expect A 'Significant' U.S. Presence In Afghanistan For 8 To 10 More Years: Dem Rep

Obama Allows Offshore Drilling To Resume Without Reviews ...

Guantanamo trials of terror suspects can resume, Obama says

Obama proposes two-year pay freeze for federal workers

Under Obama, Better to Commit a War Crime Than Expose One

Reid: I Wish Obama Had Backed Me Up More On Health Care (VIDEO ...

Matt Damon criticizes Obama on poverty, Afghanistan

Obama weighs criminal action against WikiLeaks principals

Report: Obama's stimulus frees polluters from oversight

Deficit Commission Report Aims to Raise Retirement Age, Strengthen Social Security

Obama FCC Caves on Net Neutrality -- Tuesday Betrayal Assured

Obama includes Toyota, Hyundai and Kia in 75000 jobs "created" by ...

The Atlantic - Obama's BP Oil Spill Commission Gets It Wrong

Obama healthcare plan omits public option - CSMonitor.com

Obama: Public option 'not the most important' part of healthcare ...

No Public Option in Obama Health Care Plan - CBS News

Obama Mocks Public Option Supporters | FDL Action

Obama FCC Caves on Net Neutrality; Tuesday Betrayal Assured | Save ...

President Obama gets stern with his liberal base. - By John ...

Robert Reich: The Obama Administration's Approach To Financial ...

A Party With No Punch -- In These Times

Obama attacks the public option

Treasury Blocks Legal Aid for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure ...

Obama to Single Payer Advocates: Drop Dead | CommonDreams.org

Krugman: Obama's Tax-Cut Defense 'Enormously Self-Indulgent' | PBS ...

Obama Reneges on Health Care Transparency - CBS Evening News - CBS ...

President Obama: Gulf Seafood Is Safe : The Two-Way : NPR

Proposed 1.4% pay raise for military draws fire

White House drafts executive order for indefinite detention | Raw Story

Gulf seafood safe, beaches inviting, Obama tells nation ...

Obama: Americans Can 'Enjoy Gulf Seafood' Again - ABC News

Exclusive: Heavy metals go untested in Gulf seafood | Raw Story

Paul Krugman / Can Obama fight?

Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill Bush Torture Probe ...

BP's Dispersant Could Cause Toxic Rain All Over East Coast

What happened to Obama's 'government transparency' pledge ...

Report Is Critical of Obama's Efforts at Transparency - NYTimes.com

Obama's Gay Marriage Position Is a Disgrace - The New Republic

Barack Obama: 'marriage is between a man and a woman' - Telegraph

Obama's BP Disaster Commission: Looking Forward with No Subpoenas ...

Obama Has Increased Drone Attacks - CBS News

President Obama 'orders Pakistan drone attacks' - Times Online

Obama for Single-Payer Before He Was Against It. | Personal Health ...

White House to Harry Reid: Cut deal with Joe Lieberman - Carrie ...

Snowe says Obama should scrap the public option to pass bill ...

Obama opposes proposed ban on gay marriage - SFGate

Obama softens ban on hiring lobbyists - The Boston Globe

Government Secrecy Increases Under Obama | Judicial Watch

WikiLeaks Cables Reveal Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill ...

Obama Reluctant to Look Into Bush Programs - NYTimes.com

Obama heckled on AIDS, gay rights at fundraiser - SignOnSanDiego.com

Obama's war on lobbyists was just a lot of hot air | Washington ...

Obama makes a mockery of his own lobbyist ban | Washington Examiner

Obama Plans Guantanamo Close, US Trials

Obama Continues Bush Foreign Policy on Europe, Iran and Russia ...
CIA Increases Drone Attacks as Obama Quietly Expands War in Pakistan

Obama opens new oil drilling offshore in climate drive | Reuters


Another Lobbyist Headed Into Obama Administration - ABC News

Obama's Lobbyist Ban Meets a Loophole: William Lynn - TIME

Obama Admits Guantnamo Won't Close by January - NYTimes.com

BBC News - President Obama increases US debt limit

Obama quietly continues to defend Bush's terror policies | McClatchy

Obama Administration Maintains Bush Legal Argument for Terrorist ...

Obama signs Patriot Act extension without reforms - CSMonitor.com

Obama gives powerful drug lobby a seat at healthcare table - Los ...

Obama Plan to Close Guantanamo Stuck in Political, Legal Limbo ...

Obama's Embrace of a Bush Tactic Riles Congress - NYTimes.com

Obama continues Bush's Iran policy | Atlantic Free Press - Hard ...

Obama continues Bush's border fence policies New Mexico Independent

The List of Lobbyists in the Obama Administration

President Obama Finances Offshore Drilling in Brazil - WSJ.com

Obama Quietly Authorized 13000 Support Troops For Afghan War

Obama Moves To The Center

Soros To Progressive Funders: If Obama Can't Fight Back, It's Time ...

Obama Upholds Detainee Policy in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com

Liberals' lament: Why isn't Obama fighting harder on tax-cuts issue?

President Obama and Vice President Biden Scold Democratic Base ...

Obama Quietly Cozies Up to Health-Care Industry - Newsweek

Internal Memo Confirms Big Giveaways In White House Deal With Big ...

White House insults Democratic base

Harkin: Obama Must Unequivocally Support Public Option | TPMDC

Beggars Will Be Choosers: 69 Democrats Plead With Obama Over DADT ...

Obama administration approves No-Bid Halliburton Contract ...

Blackwater Firm Gets $120M U.S. Gov't Contract - CBS News ...

Obama Administration Keeping Blackwater Armed and Dangerous in ...

Obama Tells Pelosi, Reid to Prepare to Compromise on Health Bill ...

Obama at odds with base over Afghan war - Air Force Times


Obama hires Blackwater, again - War Room - Salon.com

Obama orders more troops to Afghanistan | PressDemocrat.com

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/20 ...

Greenwald on Gibbs' outburst against the Democratic base today

President Obama wants health care 'compromise' - Carrie Budoff ...

Democratic base tired of being shunned by Obama

Biden: Democratic base should 'stop whining' - Yahoo! News

Obama's Supreme Move to the Center - TIME

Lieberman praises Obama's Cabinet picks - USATODAY.com

Obama Endorses Lieberman for Senate - TalkLeft: The Politics Of Crime

Paul Krugman: Obama Didn't Fight Hard Enough Against Tax Cuts For ...

Obama willing to compromise with Republicans on health care, but ...

Obama's support for the new Graham-Lieberman secrecy law - Glenn ...

Howard Fineman: Obama's Pointless Pursuit Of Olympia Snowe

Obama endorses blue dog John Barrow in GA for House of Rep seat ...

Barack Obama Saves Joe Lieberman

Obama Says ACORN Should Be Investigated - washingtonpost.com



Obama's Centrist Economic Team - CBS News

Body Scanner Manufacturer Accompanies Obama on Trip to India ...

Bush 'Holdovers' Attempt to Undermine Obama Foreign Policy on ...


Pres. Obama touts support for Blanche Lincoln in radio ad ...


Compare and Contrast: How Obama Treated Dennis Kucinich vs ...

Obama appoints Republican Gregg as Commerce Secy

Obama to indefinitely imprison detainees without charges - Glenn ...

Transition Signals a Centrist Approach in Obama White House ...


Harkin: If Obama Caves On Taxes, He Better Pray For Palin In 2012 ...

Obama retreats on climate change - The Denver Post

Bush tax cuts: Obama will negotiate - Nov. 6, 2010

Obama: Sitting Out the Climate War | Business | GreenBiz.com

Can Obama Fight? | Mother Jones

DEA Defies Obama Pledge, Raids Medical Marijuana State, Denies ...

How Obama Lost Climate Change | The Atlantic Wire

Obama Appoints Lobbyist as Senior Policy Adviser

Obama's Centrist Cabinet

Obama Turns Centrist | The Progressive

Obama Endorses Bush Secrecy On Torture And Rendition | American ...


Holdover Bush Drug Policies Create Standoff at U.N. Summit

One-Third Of Obama's U.S. Attorneys Are Bush Holdovers

Elena Kagan is Obama's not-so-liberal appointee | Dan Kennedy ...

Paul Krugman: Obama Has 'Largely Accepted Conservative View Of The ...

Craig Crawford: Liberals Finally Discover Obama the Centrist

Newsweek's Jon Meacham: Obama A Centrist, Not Liberal ...

Activists yearn for 'true liberal' justice - The Boston Globe

The effects of Obama's refusal to investigate Bush crimes - Glenn ...

Barack Obama to allow anti-terror rendition to continue - Telegraph

Obama signals his reluctance to investigate Bush programs - The ...

Obama White House pressured Spain to drop Bush torture prosecution ...

Liberals Fume at Obama for Defense of Don't Ask, Don't Tell | The ...

Obama Announces 30K More Troops for Afghanistan | The Washington ...

Report Is Critical of Obama's Efforts at Transparency - NYTimes.com

Is Obama's Excuse for Not Repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell ...

Obama's compromise on health care reform

Obama, GOP leaders seek compromise on tax cuts CNN Political ...

Obama signals willingness to compromise | Reuters

Negative Reactions to Obama's Oil-Drilling Compromise - TIME

Why Is Obama Fighting to Keep DADT? | Mother Jones

Netroots jilted by Obama FISA stand - Yahoo! News

Obama's FISA Betrayal | The Progressive

YouTube - Begala to Obama: Stop Capitulating!

Military growing impatient with Obama on Afghanistan | McClatchy

Humbled Obama Offers Compromise - Capital - Portfolio.com

'Extraordinary Rendition' Victims Can't Sue After Obama White ...
Panel finds oil spill research paltry

Afghan Imposter Makes Us Wonder: Can War Be Entrusted to Generals?

President Obama: Lack of transparency a 'mistake' - Josh Gerstein ...


Weekly Address: President Obama Calls for Compromise and Explains ...

GOP rejects Obama's compromise offer on health bill - USATODAY.com

What happened to Obama's 'government transparency' pledge ...

Obama Reneges on Health Care Transparency - CBS Evening News - CBS ...

How Obama Excused Torture - The Daily Beast

Liberal groups blast Obama pay-freeze proposal, release ...

Obama Administration Appeals Don't Ask, Don't Tell Ruling

Obama: Not Keeping Promise of Transparency - Newsweek

Obama's torture scorecard | National | Independent Weekly

US appeals ruling on gay Air Force major

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2009/09/21/bagram /

Obama sends Geithner to woo the Chamber of Commerce

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=11228

Obama preserves renditions as counter-terrorism tool - Los Angeles ...

U.S. Says Rendition to Continue, but With More Oversight - NYTimes.com

Obama to Freeze Federal Pay, Approximately 14200 Idahoans Affected

Obama Reluctant to Look Into Bush Programs - NYTimes.com

Obama Health Care Plan Drops Public Option

Obama: Public option 'not the most important' part of healthcare ...

Obama Mocks Public Option Supporters

Obama Aims Barbs at Liberals, But Catches Moderates in the ...

Craig Crawford: Liberals Finally Discover Obama the Centrist

Tennessee Guerilla Women: Obama Mocks Liberals

Obama Betrays Liberals | The LA Progressive

Liberals Fear Obama Is Caving on Their Agenda - NYTimes.com

Some African-Americans say Obama failing to help black community ...

Obama Cracks Down On Illegal Immigration, Deports Record Amounts ...

Obama to detail big troop increase in Afghanistan - The top news ...

Obama envoy secretly promised to keep troops in Iraq after 2011 ...

Polluters Get Stimulus Funds, Escape Environmental Oversight ...

Obama wins the right to detain people with no habeas review ...

Obama Saves Us From Habeas Corpus | War Is A Crime .org

Activists frustrated at Obama's environmental record - CSMonitor.com

Obama Quietly Issues Ruling Saying It's Legal For The FBI To Break ...

Obama quietly continues to defend Bush's terror policies | McClatchy

Obama Quietly Continues Bush's Disdain for UN

POLITICS-US: Obama Quietly Backs Patriot Act Provisions

Obama Quietly Backs Renewing Patriot Act Surveillance Provisions ...

Obama Quietly Cozies Up to Health-Care Industry - Newsweek

Obama Quietly Backs PATRIOT Act Provisions by William Fisher ...

Climate change timetable slips as Obama backtracks on 2008 ...

Obama quietly authorises expansion of war in Pakistan

Obama Breaks Promise on Healthcare Reform Coverage

Barack Obama Breaks Promise, Flip Flops, and supports Telco's

Obama Breaks Campaign Promise on AIDS

Obama: Bradley Manning Treatment Appropriate

Barack Obama Breaks Promise on Signing Statements - Irregular Times

'Extraordinary Rendition' Victims Can't Sue After Obama White House....

House Liberals Counting on Pelosi to Stop Obama From Giving Away Farm to GOP

Obama breaks promises regarding Freedom of Information Act ...

Internal Memo Confirms Big Giveaways In White House Deal With Big ...

Obama signs Patriot Act extension without reforms - CSMonitor.com

Democrat James Carville Says Obama Has 1 Testicle. Friendly Fire Not a Good Look for Prez

Obama's Homeland Security Looks A Lot Like Bush's : The Two-Way : NPR

Obama Budges on Offshore Drilling

Obama plans truce with Chamber

How Obama Screws His Base

President Obama's debt commission report draws ire

Obama campaigns for conservative Democrat | Top of the Ticket ...

President Obama to award George HW Bush the Presidential Medal of ...

Obama Backs ACORN Investigation - CBS News

Another Secrets Explosion

Obama's Appointments Leave Progressives with a Hard Job in ...

Obama Appointed Deficit Commission Co-Chair Alan Simpson: Social ...

Obama may compromise on tax cut

Obama backstabs DADT again. Gay marriage too. | Politics in the Zeros

The Caucus: Liberals Fear Obama Is Caving on Their Agenda

Capehart: Nancy Pelosi to hold the line on GOP and Obama

Foreign Policy: Bait And Switch In Afghanistan

Barack Obama inauguration: Protests held over Rick Warren's role ...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:22 PM
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:34 PM
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102. Great List...
Gee, why should Progressive be mad? :shrug:
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:44 AM
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121. Bookmarked and recommended
Thank you.
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:44 AM
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122. .
Edited on Tue Apr-05-11 11:45 AM by avaistheone1
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:32 AM
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51. Who's "us?" n/t
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:06 PM
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86. that is
the $10,000 question!
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:21 PM
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95. Yeah, now that we've done next to nothing for you
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 04:22 PM by ProudDad
Come back and help us do it again...

'Cause if not (waving shrunken heads) YOU'LL GET SARAH PALIN --- Boogida - boogida - boogida!!!


Sorry, some of us "Won't Get Fooled Again!"

(Although some of us, yours truly included, weren't fooled the first time)
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:38 AM
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3. I'm in.
The people want another term for President Obama and will work to see it happen.
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JusticeForAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:13 AM
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9. omg is that seriously a campaign poster? really?
How perfect!!! It shows how he has turned his back on so many issues affecting us. A public option, mortgage assistance, the failing economy, jobs, fighting for the unions, getting us out of these ridiculous wars.

Yeah he kept a few promises, but for the most part he turned his back while the corporations took over and the middle class disappeared.

This is a perfect campaign poster - the image says it all about this President - he has turned his back on us.
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:17 AM
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12. Nope, he hasn't.
It says Get His Back. It shows that people need to stand up for the Democratic President and make sure he is reelected. There is nothing negative about the image. The snark attributed to it isn't my problem.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:50 PM
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:21 AM
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13. +10000
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:34 AM
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18. That's how it looks to me
A picture is worth a thousand words.
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GreenArrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:08 AM
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37. Nice observation! n/t
.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:11 AM
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40. Yep.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:46 AM
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56. Completely agree.
The person who thought this up is incompetent.
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They_Live Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:00 AM
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61. +1
You nailed it.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:12 AM
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25. Is that a poster you made or is it official?
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:22 AM
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27. I got it from DU, posted some months ago.
I liked it and changed the date to the 2012 election years date and then resized it to work as a signature. The original date was for the 2010 election.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:25 AM
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30. I predict you will face much teasing and acrimony around that picture
When we make the comment a picture is worth a thousand words, these are the exact type of pictures we mean. So much symbolism in such a stark picture.
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:45 AM
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34. I already have but that doesn't deter me or the message.
It's a very positive image. The rightwing has the long knives out for the President, we can counteract that.
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Mickeyc1004 Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:22 AM
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118. I like it.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:14 AM
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64. No, actually the people want a more progressive President.
A Democrat, not a Right of Center Republican Lite, of which we have now.
At the very least, we need someone in the middle to stand up for the average citizen. That ain't Obama.

The fact that this country is way far to the right, has warped peoples perceptions of what really is Left, Center and Right.
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:47 AM
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4. It's Obama or the tea party.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 06:47 AM by Democat
Not too hard to pick sides in this fight.
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:00 AM
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7. i said that to my hubby yesterday. We may be disgusted with Obama, but the teabagger Govs
have shown a bright light on what will happen to the country if we let a repub win in 2012.
We'll be holding our noses and voting for Obama.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:22 AM
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14. Unions are still Democrats biggest donor category, so I hope Dems will finally wake up
and really fight for unions AND workers.

Ovr the years, we've allowed unions and labor to be eviscerated Not good for America and, from a Party self-interest perspective, not smart.
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ScottLand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:16 AM
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11. Haven't really read anything on this yet.
Any promises to close Gitmo, end DADT, or go after the lawless Bush gang? You know, change we can believe in?
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:46 AM
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19. +1 Sadly.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:48 AM
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35. In fairness, ending DADT is underway. Muich more slowly than I would have liked, to be sure, but
in process.

And, de facto, fewer, if any, are getting discharged, even if "out." Hearings, yes--and that's bad--but at least careers are not ending wholesale anymore.

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on point Donating Member (613 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:30 AM
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17. sorry, that boat sailed already. Perhaps Obama should back us for a change
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 07:32 AM by on point
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:00 PM
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80. Maybe he can say, "This time my base will have it good, just like W's did for 8 years!"
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:08 AM
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22. You know how we get those especially clueless trolls here once in a while
and you know you should alert on them, like a good DUer, but you just can't resist the urge to bat them around a bit, kind of like a cat with a mouse? I know I should just keep my mouth shut but I just know I'm gonna end up sending OFA a nice long letter. I've got three years of conversation in my head related to how President Obama has been doing his job.

I got your conversation right here, baby.
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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:10 AM
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39. Funny you should say that.
Here's my response to the E-mail I got from him today:

With all due respect to your office, Mr .President, I'm liberal, middle class, and a Vet. You threw me and people like me under the bus as soon as you got elected. Why don't you send this to your wealthy republican" friends". I'm sure they'll be wanting to donate to your campaign, you know, in a bi-partisan sort of way, and God knows, they are much better off financially than I am. After all, my income has been frozen, but they got massive tax breaks (again). In the meantime, I'll be donating what little bit I have to real progressives, that is, unless the government shuts down and I don't get my Navy retirement or social security checks.

I sincerely though our long national nightmare was over when you were elected, and I cried tears of joy and relief when it was announced that you had won. Little did I know that you were going to continue and even double down on some of George Bush's most abhorrent policies, and that not only was the nightmare not over, it was only just beginning.

I'm 65 years old, and cannot remember when I've been so disappointed in a politician. Every time I think about the disparity between Candidate Obama and President Obama, I get ill. If I were a republican operative, I'd just put up a split screen showing the "before and after". Nothing else would be necessary, and I'd be able to save a ton of advertising money. I can only say that you are quite fortunate that the republicans have such a plethora of certifiably insane people running; otherwise, you'd defeat yourself!

So much promise: squandered, overwhelming mandate: squandered, hope and change: squandered. I cannot even begin to tell you how disappointed and sad this makes me. I wish you well, but my personal code of ethics will not allow me to actively support someone who misrepresents himself in such an egregious manner.


(I'll vote for him if he's the candidate, but he's not getting one minute of my time or one penny of my money.)

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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:23 AM
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43. +1000000!
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Luciferous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:25 AM
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44. Nice!
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:49 AM
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57. From another senior vet.."squandered" is exactly right.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 10:49 AM by russspeakeasy
I wish him well, but he will have to do well without my help.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:31 PM
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112. Well said ~
If I were a republican operative, I'd just put up a split screen showing the "before and after". Nothing else would be necessary, and I'd be able to save a ton of advertising money.


I just read a speech made by Obama in 2007 about the war in Iraq. It was moving and so correct in every way. And at the same time, I read a more recent speech of his, directly contradicting what he said in 2007. It was like reading a debate between a democrat and a republican. However, I'm glad I went back and read it because at least I know why I supported him back then.

I thought the WH didn't need the 'professional left' to win btw. Didn't they say they would be 'spending millions' to 'recruit a whole new set of voters'?

But after all the 'bi-partisanship' they engaged in, only 9% of Republicans view this president positively. He has lost Independents in his pursuit of approval from the right. And the numbers show what a huge political mistake that was.
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cottonseed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:11 AM
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115. I'm actually glad to hear that a lot of the pissed off old farts will be out of the process.
It'll be refreshing, and don't bitch when your scooter doesn't come in the mail either.
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:11 AM
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24. I sure hope we're the people we've been waiting for because Barack sure wasn't!
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:16 AM
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26. You know what's hilarious?
This is the biggest story of the day but it's still at 0 recs because people are unreccing it because of their anger at Obama. The thread should be at the top of the Greatest page. Too many people don't understand the rec/unrec feature. BTW, I'm pissed as hell at Obama, but I recced this thread because it IS newsworthy!
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:42 AM
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33. Good thing DU doesn't reflect reality.
It's just the same hundred or so folks (not even a drop of water in the bucket) that post negatives and unrec the positives.

:shrug:

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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:55 AM
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60. JTFrog, here's a story to give you an idea about this President's popularity
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 10:58 AM by bertman
among Democrats.

A few weeks ago I ran into a young man who saw my Veterans for Obama sticker on my car. (He and I live in a blue area of a red state) He said to me: "I'm a vet too. I was a staffer for the Obama Campaign. All of my friends have taken their Obama stickers off their cars because they're so unhappy with the President."

That was totally unsolicited.

P.S. I still have the Veterans for Obama sticker on my car just because I like to piss off the right-wingers who still think he's a socialist, muslin, Kenyan. It's NOT because I support him or the vast majority of his actions since taking office.


Signed,

Another 'Fucking Retard' Liberal


edited for signature
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:05 AM
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63. And I could site stories exactly the opposite.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 11:42 AM by JTFrog
I was excited to sign up this morning to volunteer again for Obama's campaign. I've already exchanged emails with people that I worked with last election who are just as enthusiastic this time around.

I live in the reddest area of a red state. I have an Obama sticker on my car and often wear my Obama T-shirts. Other than an occasional eye roll or giggle, no one has ever hassled me about them.


Signed,

Another "Fucking Cheerleader" Liberal

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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:22 AM
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28. I will be voting FOR Obama in 2012, not against the Repug.
And I can't wait to cast my ballot for a terrific president who has stayed true to the promises of the '08 campaign.

The fact that Obama has the overwhelming support of the liberal base of the party (of which I am a part) says everything.
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:23 AM
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29. I'm In.
And I signed up to volunteer this morning!

Obama 2012!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:30 AM
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32. I'm in.
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titaniumsalute Donating Member (558 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:57 AM
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36. Roll up your sleaves boys and girls...
this one will be getting rough.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:08 AM
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38. Obama 2012, and all the rest of the Democrats, too!
I'm in.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:12 AM
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41. I hope he's re-elected.
I know he will be.

That's all I got.

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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:32 AM
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45. I'm done with "holding my nose" and voting for anyone....
There are lots of good candidates for a strong primary challenge.
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Bodhi BloodWave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:59 PM
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93. any 'good' candidates that hasn't said they will be supporting Obama?
or have stated they don't plan to run against him?
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Roci Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:43 AM
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47. President running for re-election;
general public still getting screwed.

The day I see that headline is the day I'll vote for this President again.
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:41 AM
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68. Who do you think is screwing them more - Obama or the Tea Party?
Once you answer that question, you might have an idea of who you should vote for.
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:50 AM
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74. And that's his pathetic platform - "Vote for Slow Death - Obama - Better than the Tea Party!"
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:49 AM
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123. True.
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humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:49 AM
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48. No Words !!!!
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jimlup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:58 AM
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49. Big Woop
I mean you can't ever ever shot at my paper basketball hoop.

I'm sorry, I'll try to get more enthusiastic as 2012 approaches. I know he is the only game in town but I sure wish we could be more effective in getting our voices heard and having him take us seriously rather than always talking down to us. It is as if he has some of our values but he serves the other side rather than us. I am somewhat surprised at how poorly his presidency has turned out. But yes, this is "within the family". I try not to let my disappointment go beyond those confines.
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theaocp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:34 AM
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53. Goldman Sachs will be working hard to get a puke elected, right?
Oh, waitaminit ... they've got Timmeh with the ear of Obama, Wormtongue-style. The country will continue to go down the corporation-welfare rabbit hole with Obama, or without him. I could not be less enthusiastic.
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trud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:38 AM
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67. checklist
1. End war in Iraq: Fail. Starts war with Libya.

2. Help the environment before global catastrophe from global warming: Zero.

3. Build jobs: Zero. Outsourcing to countries with no pollution control expenses and slave labor wages - not a thing done about it.

4. Healthcare: Denies promise about public option until embarrassing video shows up. Passes healthcare bill with holes in it a truck could drive through. (I was looking forward to the 50% cut in med prices in the donut hole, until the manufacturers of my meds raised prices almost 100%.)

5. Medicare/Social Security: Open to cuts, sets up panel with foes of both programs on it.

6. Pledges to close Guantanamo: Fail. Okays torture of Manning.

7. Constitution: Spits on it with continued torture and other massive civil rights violations. Declared war without Senate approval.

For years my friends on the far left told me there was no difference between the parties, and I told them they were crazy. Now I know they weren't.

I'd like to think if the Democrats lose enough elections they'd remember they're Democrats, but I think TPTB will just decide they should move further right. Nonetheless, in 2012 I'm writing in Bernie Sanders and Howard Dean, in an as yet undetermined order,
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:43 AM
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69. I surrender. I wanted to use my donations and volunteer time as a
weapon to make the Democratic Party understand how angry I was. But you know what? When I do that I am just cutting off my nose to spite my face. As of this moment I surrender. No this last year has been less than I expected and less than I wanted but I am honest enough to realize that it was still better than what I had in the booosh years. So I am going to start donating again - either to the national party or once again to specific Democrats who share my values and I will volunteer to where needed.

In return for my surrender I want a Democrat president who has a Democrat congress (House and Senate) behind him. But I want President Obama to know this next term I am expecting more of him also. I want the congress to know that I expect them to work together (screw the rethugs) for the things that are needed to secure our future.


jwirr
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NoodleyAppendage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:49 AM
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72. Your surrender perpetuates the problem. Reinforces bad behavior. n/t
J
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:51 AM
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75. Not half as bad as reelecting a rethug WH and Congress.
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NoodleyAppendage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:00 PM
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81. Not necessarily. That's the dilemma they want you to fear.
Sure it will suck, but if enough of the liberal base abandons the party that has long ago abandoned us, then there are two possible solutions: 1.) the party will swing back to a more progressive base to re-attract members; or 2.) a new party will be formed to satisfy the hoards of disinfranchised progressive voters.

Our complacency to be forced to vote for the lesser of two evils only perpetuates the status quo.

J
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:18 PM
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83. Well you may feel abandoned and I understand that but I have a
severely disabled daughter to consider. If they are allowed to take our medical programs away because we want to teach the democrats a lesson she dies. Literally.
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NoodleyAppendage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:28 PM
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101. I have cancer and would be affected too.
I still have had it with a choice between the lesser of two evils.
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on point Donating Member (613 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:11 PM
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87. second that!
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:34 PM
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103. Why? (n/t)
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:42 PM
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109. Why what? Why would she die? Why is it better than under booosh?
What are you asking?
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:09 PM
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111. "Not half as bad as reelecting a rethug WH and Congress. "
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 10:10 PM by ProudDad
Why?

We ain't getting shit as it is...

I don't think USAmericans are going to do anything about it until they feel the same level of pain as the Egyptians and Tunisians did...

Just let the REAL Republicans run the oxcart into the ditch for once and for all and quickly...

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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:35 AM
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120. Because that is the only way we can use the veto and at least hope
to stop some of this. If we let them have it all back there is no hope of saving anything. Oh sure America might wake up but for a great deal of people in line for the rethug death panels it will be too late. The daughter I am worried about is not just ill she is one of many developmentally disabled persons who this would effect drastically. I have lobbied for the programs that help this group for years. If we let them have government back in their hands and we lose these programs they will place this group back into institutions where they can let them die like they used to do. People like my daughter do not fit into their perfect little world. That is why I will work my ass off for victory in 2012.

If by any chance you think that working for Democrats will make me less likely to lobby for the issues I want then you are wrong. But I also know that first before I can succeed we need to keep the government in our hands. I promise I would be the first person to vote for a third party candidate if I thought they had a chance in hell of winning but they do not. So I take what I can get and work to make it better.

What I will not do is blame everything on President Obama. He received one of the biggest messes this country has ever been in when he was elected. He did not get the large majorities he needed in congress to make the changes even if he meant to. And a lot of people on this board absolutely ignore the things he was able to do. Especially getting a health care bill passed when no president since Truman has been able to. No it is not perfect but it is a start. I was around when Social Security was passed - it was not perfect either. We fixed it and we are going to have to raise the caps to fix it again. But none of this will happen if we cannot keep government in our hands. That is why.
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:53 AM
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77. I will happily vote for him again. n/t
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:54 AM
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78. Let this inspire you:
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 12:04 PM by tblue
Each of these is the title of a news story available online. I had hand surgery so I can't cut and paste the links properly. Just google any title for the link.


PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama Shies Away From Protests

Obama praises Jeb Bush on education reform

Commanders Expect A 'Significant' U.S. Presence In Afghanistan For 8 To 10 More Years: Dem Rep

Obama Allows Offshore Drilling To Resume Without Reviews ...

Guantanamo trials of terror suspects can resume, Obama says

Obama proposes two-year pay freeze for federal workers

Under Obama, Better to Commit a War Crime Than Expose One

Reid: I Wish Obama Had Backed Me Up More On Health Care (VIDEO ...

Matt Damon criticizes Obama on poverty, Afghanistan

Obama weighs criminal action against WikiLeaks principals

Report: Obama's stimulus frees polluters from oversight

Deficit Commission Report Aims to Raise Retirement Age, Strengthen Social Security

Obama FCC Caves on Net Neutrality -- Tuesday Betrayal Assured

Obama includes Toyota, Hyundai and Kia in 75000 jobs "created" by ...

The Atlantic - Obama's BP Oil Spill Commission Gets It Wrong

Obama healthcare plan omits public option - CSMonitor.com

Obama: Public option 'not the most important' part of healthcare ...

No Public Option in Obama Health Care Plan - CBS News

Obama Mocks Public Option Supporters | FDL Action

Obama FCC Caves on Net Neutrality; Tuesday Betrayal Assured | Save ...

President Obama gets stern with his liberal base. - By John ...

Robert Reich: The Obama Administration's Approach To Financial ...

A Party With No Punch -- In These Times

Obama attacks the public option

Treasury Blocks Legal Aid for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure ...

Obama to Single Payer Advocates: Drop Dead | CommonDreams.org

Krugman: Obama's Tax-Cut Defense 'Enormously Self-Indulgent' | PBS ...

Obama Reneges on Health Care Transparency - CBS Evening News - CBS ...

President Obama: Gulf Seafood Is Safe : The Two-Way : NPR

Proposed 1.4% pay raise for military draws fire

White House drafts executive order for indefinite detention | Raw Story

Gulf seafood safe, beaches inviting, Obama tells nation ...

Obama: Americans Can 'Enjoy Gulf Seafood' Again - ABC News

Exclusive: Heavy metals go untested in Gulf seafood | Raw Story

Paul Krugman / Can Obama fight?

Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill Bush Torture Probe ...

BP's Dispersant Could Cause Toxic Rain All Over East Coast

What happened to Obama's 'government transparency' pledge ...

Report Is Critical of Obama's Efforts at Transparency - NYTimes.com

Obama's Gay Marriage Position Is a Disgrace - The New Republic

Barack Obama: 'marriage is between a man and a woman' - Telegraph

Obama's BP Disaster Commission: Looking Forward with No Subpoenas ...

Obama Has Increased Drone Attacks - CBS News

President Obama 'orders Pakistan drone attacks' - Times Online

Obama for Single-Payer Before He Was Against It. | Personal Health ...

White House to Harry Reid: Cut deal with Joe Lieberman - Carrie ...

Snowe says Obama should scrap the public option to pass bill ...

Obama opposes proposed ban on gay marriage - SFGate

Obama softens ban on hiring lobbyists - The Boston Globe

Government Secrecy Increases Under Obama | Judicial Watch

WikiLeaks Cables Reveal Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill ...

Obama Reluctant to Look Into Bush Programs - NYTimes.com

Obama heckled on AIDS, gay rights at fundraiser - SignOnSanDiego.com

Obama's war on lobbyists was just a lot of hot air | Washington ...

Obama makes a mockery of his own lobbyist ban | Washington Examiner

Obama Plans Guantanamo Close, US Trials

Obama Continues Bush Foreign Policy on Europe, Iran and Russia ...
CIA Increases Drone Attacks as Obama Quietly Expands War in Pakistan

Obama opens new oil drilling offshore in climate drive | Reuters


Another Lobbyist Headed Into Obama Administration - ABC News

Obama's Lobbyist Ban Meets a Loophole: William Lynn - TIME

Obama Admits Guantnamo Won't Close by January - NYTimes.com

BBC News - President Obama increases US debt limit

Obama quietly continues to defend Bush's terror policies | McClatchy

Obama Administration Maintains Bush Legal Argument for Terrorist ...

Obama signs Patriot Act extension without reforms - CSMonitor.com

Obama gives powerful drug lobby a seat at healthcare table - Los ...

Obama Plan to Close Guantanamo Stuck in Political, Legal Limbo ...

Obama's Embrace of a Bush Tactic Riles Congress - NYTimes.com

Obama continues Bush's Iran policy | Atlantic Free Press - Hard ...

Obama continues Bush's border fence policies New Mexico Independent

The List of Lobbyists in the Obama Administration

President Obama Finances Offshore Drilling in Brazil - WSJ.com

Obama Quietly Authorized 13000 Support Troops For Afghan War

Obama Moves To The Center

Soros To Progressive Funders: If Obama Can't Fight Back, It's Time ...

Obama Upholds Detainee Policy in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com

Liberals' lament: Why isn't Obama fighting harder on tax-cuts issue?

President Obama and Vice President Biden Scold Democratic Base ...

Obama Quietly Cozies Up to Health-Care Industry - Newsweek

Internal Memo Confirms Big Giveaways In White House Deal With Big ...

White House insults Democratic base

Harkin: Obama Must Unequivocally Support Public Option | TPMDC

Beggars Will Be Choosers: 69 Democrats Plead With Obama Over DADT ...

Obama administration approves No-Bid Halliburton Contract ...

Blackwater Firm Gets $120M U.S. Gov't Contract - CBS News ...

Obama Administration Keeping Blackwater Armed and Dangerous in ...

Obama Tells Pelosi, Reid to Prepare to Compromise on Health Bill ...

Obama at odds with base over Afghan war - Air Force Times


Obama hires Blackwater, again - War Room - Salon.com

Obama orders more troops to Afghanistan | PressDemocrat.com

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/20...

Greenwald on Gibbs' outburst against the Democratic base today

President Obama wants health care 'compromise' - Carrie Budoff ...

Democratic base tired of being shunned by Obama

Biden: Democratic base should 'stop whining' - Yahoo! News

Obama's Supreme Move to the Center - TIME

Lieberman praises Obama's Cabinet picks - USATODAY.com

Obama Endorses Lieberman for Senate - TalkLeft: The Politics Of Crime

Paul Krugman: Obama Didn't Fight Hard Enough Against Tax Cuts For ...

Obama willing to compromise with Republicans on health care, but ...

Obama's support for the new Graham-Lieberman secrecy law - Glenn ...

Howard Fineman: Obama's Pointless Pursuit Of Olympia Snowe

Obama endorses blue dog John Barrow in GA for House of Rep seat ...

Barack Obama Saves Joe Lieberman

Obama Says ACORN Should Be Investigated - washingtonpost.com



Obama's Centrist Economic Team - CBS News

Body Scanner Manufacturer Accompanies Obama on Trip to India ...

Bush 'Holdovers' Attempt to Undermine Obama Foreign Policy on ...


Pres. Obama touts support for Blanche Lincoln in radio ad ...


Compare and Contrast: How Obama Treated Dennis Kucinich vs ...

Obama appoints Republican Gregg as Commerce Secy

Obama to indefinitely imprison detainees without charges - Glenn ...

Transition Signals a Centrist Approach in Obama White House ...


Harkin: If Obama Caves On Taxes, He Better Pray For Palin In 2012 ...

Obama retreats on climate change - The Denver Post

Bush tax cuts: Obama will negotiate - Nov. 6, 2010

Obama: Sitting Out the Climate War | Business | GreenBiz.com

Can Obama Fight? | Mother Jones

DEA Defies Obama Pledge, Raids Medical Marijuana State, Denies ...

How Obama Lost Climate Change | The Atlantic Wire

Obama Appoints Lobbyist as Senior Policy Adviser

Obama's Centrist Cabinet

Obama Turns Centrist | The Progressive

Obama Endorses Bush Secrecy On Torture And Rendition | American ...


Holdover Bush Drug Policies Create Standoff at U.N. Summit

One-Third Of Obama's U.S. Attorneys Are Bush Holdovers

Elena Kagan is Obama's not-so-liberal appointee | Dan Kennedy ...

Paul Krugman: Obama Has 'Largely Accepted Conservative View Of The ...

Craig Crawford: Liberals Finally Discover Obama the Centrist

Newsweek's Jon Meacham: Obama A Centrist, Not Liberal ...

Activists yearn for 'true liberal' justice - The Boston Globe

The effects of Obama's refusal to investigate Bush crimes - Glenn ...

Barack Obama to allow anti-terror rendition to continue - Telegraph

Obama signals his reluctance to investigate Bush programs - The ...

Obama White House pressured Spain to drop Bush torture prosecution ...

Liberals Fume at Obama for Defense of Don't Ask, Don't Tell | The ...

Obama Announces 30K More Troops for Afghanistan | The Washington ...

Report Is Critical of Obama's Efforts at Transparency - NYTimes.com

Is Obama's Excuse for Not Repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell ...

Obama's compromise on health care reform

Obama, GOP leaders seek compromise on tax cuts CNN Political ...

Obama signals willingness to compromise | Reuters

Negative Reactions to Obama's Oil-Drilling Compromise - TIME

Why Is Obama Fighting to Keep DADT? | Mother Jones

Netroots jilted by Obama FISA stand - Yahoo! News

Obama's FISA Betrayal | The Progressive

YouTube - Begala to Obama: Stop Capitulating!

Military growing impatient with Obama on Afghanistan | McClatchy

Humbled Obama Offers Compromise - Capital - Portfolio.com

'Extraordinary Rendition' Victims Can't Sue After Obama White ...
Panel finds oil spill research paltry

Afghan Imposter Makes Us Wonder: Can War Be Entrusted to Generals?

President Obama: Lack of transparency a 'mistake' - Josh Gerstein ...


Weekly Address: President Obama Calls for Compromise and Explains ...

GOP rejects Obama's compromise offer on health bill - USATODAY.com

What happened to Obama's 'government transparency' pledge ...

Obama Reneges on Health Care Transparency - CBS Evening News - CBS ...

How Obama Excused Torture - The Daily Beast

Liberal groups blast Obama pay-freeze proposal, release ...

Obama Administration Appeals Don't Ask, Don't Tell Ruling

Obama: Not Keeping Promise of Transparency - Newsweek

Obama's torture scorecard | National | Independent Weekly

US appeals ruling on gay Air Force major

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2009/09/21/bagram /

Obama sends Geithner to woo the Chamber of Commerce

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=11228

Obama preserves renditions as counter-terrorism tool - Los Angeles ...

U.S. Says Rendition to Continue, but With More Oversight - NYTimes.com

Obama to Freeze Federal Pay, Approximately 14200 Idahoans Affected

Obama Reluctant to Look Into Bush Programs - NYTimes.com

Obama Health Care Plan Drops Public Option

Obama: Public option 'not the most important' part of healthcare ...

Obama Mocks Public Option Supporters

Obama Aims Barbs at Liberals, But Catches Moderates in the ...

Craig Crawford: Liberals Finally Discover Obama the Centrist

Tennessee Guerilla Women: Obama Mocks Liberals

Obama Betrays Liberals | The LA Progressive

Liberals Fear Obama Is Caving on Their Agenda - NYTimes.com

Some African-Americans say Obama failing to help black community ...

Obama Cracks Down On Illegal Immigration, Deports Record Amounts ...

Obama to detail big troop increase in Afghanistan - The top news ...

Obama envoy secretly promised to keep troops in Iraq after 2011 ...

Polluters Get Stimulus Funds, Escape Environmental Oversight ...

Obama wins the right to detain people with no habeas review ...

Obama Saves Us From Habeas Corpus | War Is A Crime .org

Activists frustrated at Obama's environmental record - CSMonitor.com

Obama Quietly Issues Ruling Saying It's Legal For The FBI To Break ...

Obama quietly continues to defend Bush's terror policies | McClatchy

Obama Quietly Continues Bush's Disdain for UN

POLITICS-US: Obama Quietly Backs Patriot Act Provisions

Obama Quietly Backs Renewing Patriot Act Surveillance Provisions ...

Obama Quietly Cozies Up to Health-Care Industry - Newsweek

Obama Quietly Backs PATRIOT Act Provisions by William Fisher ...

Climate change timetable slips as Obama backtracks on 2008 ...

Obama quietly authorises expansion of war in Pakistan

Obama Breaks Promise on Healthcare Reform Coverage

Barack Obama Breaks Promise, Flip Flops, and supports Telco's

Obama Breaks Campaign Promise on AIDS

Obama: Bradley Manning Treatment Appropriate

Barack Obama Breaks Promise on Signing Statements - Irregular Times

'Extraordinary Rendition' Victims Can't Sue After Obama White House....

House Liberals Counting on Pelosi to Stop Obama From Giving Away Farm to GOP

Obama breaks promises regarding Freedom of Information Act ...

Internal Memo Confirms Big Giveaways In White House Deal With Big ...

Obama signs Patriot Act extension without reforms - CSMonitor.com

Democrat James Carville Says Obama Has 1 Testicle. Friendly Fire Not a Good Look for Prez

Obama's Homeland Security Looks A Lot Like Bush's : The Two-Way : NPR

Obama Budges on Offshore Drilling

Obama plans truce with Chamber

How Obama Screws His Base

President Obama's debt commission report draws ire

Obama campaigns for conservative Democrat | Top of the Ticket ...

President Obama to award George HW Bush the Presidential Medal of ...

Obama Backs ACORN Investigation - CBS News

Another Secrets Explosion

Obama's Appointments Leave Progressives with a Hard Job in ...

Obama Appointed Deficit Commission Co-Chair Alan Simpson: Social ...

Obama may compromise on tax cut

Obama backstabs DADT again. Gay marriage too. | Politics in the Zeros

The Caucus: Liberals Fear Obama Is Caving on Their Agenda

Capehart: Nancy Pelosi to hold the line on GOP and Obama

Foreign Policy: Bait And Switch In Afghanistan

Barack Obama inauguration: Protests held over Rick Warren's role ...
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:49 PM
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91. Quite a list
and not one to be proud of. Reminds me of the bumper-sticker I had during the * years, "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention." Too bad this time around it applies to a "Dem" president.

BTW - Hope your hand is better soon.
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NoodleyAppendage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:02 PM
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108. Thank you. That list says it all. n/t
J
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:08 PM
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82. Promising ... NO single-payer health care and NO change -- ?
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 12:08 PM by defendandprotect
NO Medicare negotiation with Big Pharma --

Tax cut extensions for rich --

NO Social Security COLA's -- maybe no Social Security, at all !!


Amazing -- !!

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wpelb Donating Member (292 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:19 PM
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94. The Democratic Party has traditionally been identified . . .
. . . as standing up for the "little guy," the "working man," the blue-collar laborer or even small-business owner. The Republican Party, meanwhile, has traditionally been seen as the party of corporate fat cats and other wealthy people.

However, I think it is becoming harder and harder for Americans to see such a distinction between the parties. While the Republicans continue to be seen as the party of the rich, the Democrats are not seen as being much different. Sure, Democrats may protect Social Security and Medicare, but who even among the Republicans really has the balls to go out and fight against either of those largely popular programs? More telling, though, is the fact that if Pres. Obama is going to raise $1 billion for his re-election, he will not be getting the bulk of it from $5 and $10 donations. It will instead come from very wealthy people, corporations, "foundations," and other sources that will (and already do) have his ear.

My guess is that unless the Republicans nominate somebody particularly polarizing, there will be a lot of apathy in the 2012 election, meaning that Obama may get re-elected only if nobody else really is all that interested in the job--or they're scared off by all the money he will have raised. It won't be because Obama has appealed to the middle-class, blue-collar base of the Democratic Party.
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:40 PM
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104. Actually, if you check history
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 04:41 PM by ProudDad
the Democrats were the pro-slavery party who prematurely ended Reconstruction and brought in and perpetuated Jim Crow in the South...

Who precipitated nearly every war that USAmerica has been engaged in since the early 20th Century...

Who amplified the class struggle to the benefit of the plutocrat class while locking up pro-worker dissidents (Wilson)...

Vietnam...

Who signed NAFTA, GATT, gave away the farm to media conglomerates and began the acceleration of the National Security State and domestic spying? (hint: begins with Willie)...

Oh, yeah, those Democrats have really been good to us... :sarcasm:

They've taken our money and our labor and given us the lesser of two evils -- which is STILL EVIL!
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NoodleyAppendage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:27 PM
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100. He has not earned my vote.
Obama cannot abandon the liberal base without consequences.

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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:22 PM
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113. He hasn't earned mine either, but given the alternative I will vote for him. n/t
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Countdown_3_2_1 Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:52 PM
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110. A BILLION DOLLARS?!
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 07:54 PM by Countdown_3_2_1
"Political observers expect the Obama campaign to raise an unprecedented $1 billion for the race."

Who needs a BILLION FRIGGIN DOLLARS just to run a campaign? Can you imagine the non-stop commercials that would buy?

a Billion worth of commercials would be overkill.
A) it would drive people away. Who wants to vote for a Billion dollar corporate candidate?
B) It could convince people Obama was winning and they would stay away from the polls.

if the price tag for a campaign is a Billion bucks...just hand the presidency over to a corporate entity and lets be done with it. It will make my vote easier if I can choose between a couple of fortune 500 corps.

If the president gets that much, he should give half to the Democratic Party so we can get the house and senate back.

edit to add. Bragging about getting a billion dollars on the first day of the campaign means Obama doesn't need my paltry contributions.
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Mickeyc1004 Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:16 AM
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117. I'll happily vote for Obama again
Edited on Tue Apr-05-11 12:25 AM by Mickeyc1004
Honestly, I'm sure I'll get a lot of discontent for this, but first, I can not believe people are saying the republicans would be the same.

Republicans haven't been in office a minute and look what they are doing?

It is true the democrats could have done more including voting on a budget, but the truth is this country does not have the same unrealistic views as the vast majority of people who are on DU these days. Democrats were afraid of being fired which of course resulted in them being fired.

The county is NOT ultra liberal. I am but I recognize and speak to people who are not everyday and I live in a blue state. I don't even want to say what it was like when I lived in a red state.

Obama did the best he could and he did way better standing up to republicans than Clinton ever did, and don't get me wrong, I voted for and I'm very fond of Clinton, but the Clintons are true conservative democrats and were way too afraid of losing the South.

Clinton relented on food stamps and many programs that helped the middle class. Obama and democrats tried to help the unemployed and the poor.

I for one benefited from these programs when I was unemployed and training is what helped me get back into the job market.

Had republicans kept a majority, they would never have been for that.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 01:14 AM
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119. I'll vote for him, but I admit I'm not impressed
Edited on Tue Apr-05-11 01:15 AM by mvd
A President shouldn't be a Bush-like imperial President, but he should be a leader and stick to certain principles. A public option, closing Guantanamo, not extending tax cuts for the rich, having more progressive people in his cabinet, cracking down on bankers, and fewer compromises would have been good. Sometimes I think he's condescending to his base, and that's not good. He governs more like a "new Democrat" than a progressive. That said, there ARE clear differences between him and a Repuke. The Supreme Court, a short Libya strike, keeping funding up for essential services, and DADT repeal are just some. He gets a B-/C+ depending on my mood, but a Repuke would be F---.
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Ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:42 PM
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124. More unrecs than recs
Does this mean he may not win?
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