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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:37 PM
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Suppose there is a guy with power, connections with bad guys, a history of kissing ass
in order to get even more power and prestige...
And you were the president....

If you dissed the guy, ignored him, punished him, humiliated him, took away all his power...
he'd likely ally himself more closely with the bad guys, keep kissing their asses, keep scheming and dealing in cheat and deceit, and especially in revenge. He and his evil connections would be thereby empowered.

But if you made the guy your ally, gave him strokes, gave him kindness, respect, and a small amount of WELL-SUPERVISED power, such that he knew where his next meal would be coming from... he'd be less likely to cause problems or invest energy in evildoing. You'd keep him really busy, and keep a close eye on him.

And then suppose there were legions of good people who knew you, and trusted you, and you knew they were going to have your back; and you knew their strength came from inside of them, not from you; such that you didn't feel like you had to worry about them, or try to please them all the time; because your relationship with them was deeper more real and more dependable than that...

This is coming out like a bit of babbling; but I trust Obama knows what he's doing. I think there is method in his madness. :fistbump:
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SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:39 PM
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1. if you talk rationally like this...
they will pelt you with rocks...and garbage!
crazy it up a little
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:41 PM
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4. begging like crazy for k's and r's
how crazy is that? I can hardly read DU any more because it's filled with too much woe and angst about everything Obama is doing.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:39 PM
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2. I completely agree.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:40 PM
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3. Aye!
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:42 PM
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7. That is a GREAT picture!!
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:41 PM
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5. I'm honestly not as scared of said guy as some people are...
...it takes an awful Nervous Nellie to fear the unchecked might of a Droopy Dog mimic.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:44 PM
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8. Maybe people here just like to freak themselves out.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:42 PM
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6. ...
:eyes:
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:46 PM
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9. Yep..I wouldn't have voted for him if I didn't trust him. He's done
nothing to betray my trust. Jeez...he's not even in office yet and the negativity is ridiculous. Nobody is perfect...there is no perfect person for a position. We need to roll with it for a minute. And fuck Lieberman...he has to look at his own ugly, rat face everyday and remember what he did and what his legacy will always be.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:48 PM
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10. He is drinking their milkshake, The Republicans are getting their milkshake sucked from underneath


Oops don't have Lieberman

Did you see that Salt Lake City voted for a Democrat for the first time in a brazillion years?

Accumulating power, seducing, cajolling and cornering.

We are watching a master at work.

Its all business and he doesn't take any of it personally.

He is playing 3 dimensional chess and they are playing checkers.

I am out of metaphors.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:51 PM
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14. Ah you done great with them metaphoricals.
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:48 PM
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11. Kicked and recommended.
A little rationality goes a long way.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:50 PM
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13. Thank you!
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:50 PM
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12. This OP could be about anybody, not just Lieberman. Obama is really, really smart
and who are the legions who have his back? That's us... if we do. If we don't torture ourselves with doubts and fears. Do NOT be a slave of doubt and fear!
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:55 PM
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15. I recommend this post.
Refreshingly cogent....
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:59 PM
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16. thank you!
I keep looking here for rationality.. too much fear and doubt around DU these days.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 01:22 AM
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17. kickin myself
Edited on Thu Nov-20-08 01:23 AM by Voice for Peace
on behalf of the multitudes who believe.. or don't, or both... aha I see how this works.
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