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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:02 PM
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Looks Like Obama's ME & European Trip Has Shaken Things Up With *Co.......
I just heard that * is meeting with the Joint Chiefs to discuss Afghanistan troop buildup, etc. We heard last week the State Dept initiated talks with Iran. Maliki agrees with Obama about the Iraqi troop withdrawal and now we hear *Co talking a 'time horizon' for pulling troops out.

Obama seems to be the catalyst for all of this - late in this 2 term administration - action.

Are they doing it to take the thunder out of Obama's plans or has Obama embarrassed them into taking action?
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:08 PM
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1. They don't want a Democrat to succeed with their failures.
They would look pretty freaking bad if Obama did all this stuff. Also, they are trying to take some issues away from Obama.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:11 PM
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2. They are incapable of being embarrassed because they have no conscience. They're just trying
to steal Obama's thunder - but all they're getting is rain.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:24 PM
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3. Desperate for leadership.
I believe Washington is desperate for leadership and they are desperate for solutions.

Obama is just sweeping in and solving all the problems for them -- ahead of time.
They are just doing what he will be doing.
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Alter Ego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:33 PM
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4. They spend weeks bashing him and calling him naive...
...then go out and emulate him?
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:35 PM
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5. Well, what else are they gonna do - copy john mcsame?
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 03:36 PM by calimary
:eyes:

He's already starting to smell of Loser Stench.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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PatGund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:36 PM
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6. Or......
They do a half-assed job, fail at it miserably, and then say "See, we tried what Sen. Obama wanted to do, and it didn't work!"
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:37 PM
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7. President Obama started his first term this week.
He is leading. Even chimpy is following.
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Bullet1987 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:40 PM
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8. I think it's a little bit of both
Obama is defining the narrative, and the only thing FOR them to do is follow what he is doing. Politics is like chess and Obama is winning right now.
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