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Owlet Donating Member (765 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 07:56 AM
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The Case for Obama Stepping Down
Hold the pepperspray! I'm not advocating this: just reporting it.

"When Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson accepted the reality that they could not effectively govern the nation if they sought re-election to the White House, both men took the moral high ground and decided against running for a new term as president. President Obama is facing a similar realityand he must reach the same conclusion.

He should abandon his candidacy for re-election in favor of a clear alternative, one capable not only of saving the Democratic Party, but more important, of governing effectively and in a way that preserves the most important of the president's accomplishments. He should step aside for the one candidate who would become, by acclamation, the nominee of the Democratic Party: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Never before has there been such an obvious potential successorone who has been a loyal and effective member of the president's administration, who has the stature to take on the office, and who is the only leader capable of uniting the country around a bipartisan economic and foreign policy."

full story here
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 07:58 AM
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1. Clinton?
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:16 AM
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8. OWS is one thing
WOS is another.
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Danse Donating Member (92 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:05 AM
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2. Obama has been a miserable failure
...Obviously. Unless you're a banker or a warlord. Obama is essentially Dubya with competent speaking skills. But advocating Clinton as a replacement is the height of idiocy.
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Itchinjim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:25 AM
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9. 19....
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:44 AM
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12. huh??
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:43 AM
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11. There is something really weird happening
with these internets tubes!! I came to Democratic Underground, and somehow, apparently ended up in Freeperville!!!

"a miserable failure"??????? In your world, maybe....Not in the real world, however.
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Owlet Donating Member (765 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 10:45 AM
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17. Did you read the disclaimer?

Hold the pepperspray! I'm not advocating this: just reporting it.


Not my viewpoint - that of a couple of Wall Street hacks. Sheesh.
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 01:27 PM
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20. Well, sheesh!
I was not responding to your OP! I was responding to post #2, declaring President Obama to be a "miserable failure".
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stillrockin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:06 AM
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3. The problem is that both parties have been co-opted.
Changing pawns won't do anything but perhaps provide an illusion of change--kinda like when Obama ran in 2008. They've all got the same masters.
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markpkessinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:06 AM
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4. Did anyone bother to ask her if she was interested?
She has been pretty emphatic about not seeking higher office again.
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:06 AM
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5. Obvious?
More like oblivious. Talk about someone who has stomped and trampled over the 99% on her climb to join the 1%......
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:15 AM
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6. LBJ didn't run because he was dying of cancer. It is a sad state....
....however, when citizens don't think one can run for office and govern effectively at the same time. And indeed, those two things are becoming mutually exclusive.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:15 AM
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7. I'd like to see an FDR Democrat rather than Clinton
Edited on Mon Nov-21-11 08:15 AM by MannyGoldstein
Her track record on the 99% is awful, ranging from absurd wars to the banker-written bankruptcy bill.
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Ineeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:43 AM
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10. Secretary Clinton is #2 on the hate list,
after President Obama and before Speaker Pelosi. Actually, ALL Democrats are hated by the rethugs, so it wouldn't really matter (to them) who would be the Dem candidate.
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:48 AM
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13. Given his record of positions and statements for the last 20 years,...
...Democrats really need to listen to a fox news dem like pat caddell. He certainly has our best interests in mind. :sarcasm:

PEACE!
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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:49 AM
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14. of course. His skin color makes him unacceptable to racists, so he should step down
Edited on Mon Nov-21-11 08:49 AM by greenman3610
what a great idea.
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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 09:53 AM
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15. Patrick Caddell... really??!! The Fox News (faux) Democrat?
The one who thinks environmentalism is "a conspiracy to basically deconstruct capitalism?" Who denounced Democrats for voting against reinstating Terri Schiavo's feeding tube? Who basically hates everything the Democratic party stands for (everything good they stand for, that is).

You've got to be kidding posting this crap. And no, you're not just "reporting" it. Because this is an op-ed piece, not reporting facts. By posting it you are clearly supporting its premise. Pfeh.

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Owlet Donating Member (765 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 10:53 AM
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18. Oh, Bullshit
He was being sarcastic s a r c a s t i c - look it up - about Pat Cadell. You evidently don't read very well, as you missed that and my disclaimer:
Hold the pepperspray! I'm not advocating this: just reporting it. in the OP. Or has DU become so closed-minded that the purveyor of any information that doesn't jibe with the party line is automatically labeled a troll, a RWer, or worse. Pfeh yerself.
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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 01:26 PM
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19. I commented on the "reporting" it aspect
Edited on Mon Nov-21-11 01:30 PM by frazzled
And I found it lacking in depth of commentary.

Note that another poster who started a thread on this same op-ed prefaced it with "How these two bottom-feeding hacks can show their face in public is beyond me... Seriously, just try to read this tripe and keep from either (puke) ing or (barf) ing." Not, "just reporting."

And by the way, I read just fine. It's my job.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 10:36 AM
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16. Oh, bother!
Poor try.
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