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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:11 PM
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Barack Obama Has Played The Republicans For Fools
and the Republicans have obliged him swimmingly.

Obama has been dissing the same old political games of Washington since he first announced his candidacy nearly two years ago.

He pushed it as a theme throughout the primaries and into the general election.

He mentions it at every opportunity and how he's going to change all of that.

And now, the GOP has fallen into the trap of playing the same old political games, starting with their holding up of the Clinton confirmation and swiftly followed by their gamesmanship of the Holder nomination.

Now, Democrats will be able to rightly claim the Republicans are just playing the old Washington political games, shrug it all off, and keep moving forward. Meanwhile, Republicans look like bitter, mean-spirited, children in the eyes of a nation.

Well done, Mr. President.

Well done.
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EraOfResponsibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:13 PM
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1. Amen, well done
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:16 PM
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2. Knowing the Repukes, they wont realize their mistake until at least 2010
Third time's a charm. Keep it up, idiots.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:28 PM
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3. Hey, a good coach plays the players at what they're good at.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:08 PM
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4. I just think Obama is being transparent and a realist. That is making the GOP look bad in comparison
cause they are idealogues and rely on deminishing their enemies to attain power. Won't work. Obama has reality on his side instead of the "myths" the GOP prefers.
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:50 PM
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5. Excellent assessment and I agree 100%
They will continue to look like petty assholes each and every time they hold up progress.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:52 PM
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6. Obama as the great chess master ..... one of my fav. memes.....
... and let it be noted, a meme doesn't HAVE to be a bad thing! ;)
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:56 PM
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7. I don't know if I'd categorize it as a Republican/Democrat issue...
because I think Obama has no problem working with and respecting a Republican who has integrity and sincerity in his/her motivations.

What I think he is clearly sounding the alarm about is that he is not about to tolerate those who cheat, politicize, manipulate their power of office, etc., or willfully disregard the Constitution and the other laws and rights they're supposed to uphold.

I think his line in the sand is drawn more along this sort of sensibility than a purely partisan one, and I certainly hope that's the case myself...
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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:28 PM
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8. Obama is the ultimate Chessmaster. No Gambit is too great for him. {nt}
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Zodiak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:36 PM
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9. I agree completely
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 11:39 PM by Zodiak Ironfist
The Republicans who choose to be petulant are really only making themselves look bad blocking ostensibly centrist nominees that the left has openly groaned about. I have been hoping this was his strategy all along, and it is certainly looks to be his game. This coupled with the open government moves he made today have really shown his first cards played to be particularly potent. He makes the pukes howl at his offerings of peace in his right hand while his left hand cleans our government out. I love it!

He makes conditions such that Republicans have to be his friend to remain politically viable.

I was worried this administration would be business as usual, but instead it is turning into one hell of a good strategy, that is, provided his left hand keeps doing what it is doing. This ought to be an interesting first 100 days.
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Duke Newcombe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:13 AM
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10. Once again for the unfamiliar...
Obama=Chess, others=still trying to find the checkers set.

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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:17 AM
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11. The old rules no longer apply.
thankfully.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:24 AM
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12. I'd say Republican party has been played for fools by BushInc. and some woke up - 2006
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 09:28 AM by blm
didn't happen because any Dem PLAYED the GOP - the few Dems who stuck their necks out during the Bush years attacking him relentlessly should get some credit for their fortitude. The media was STILL doing what it could to protect BushInc the last few years, but the job got too big for them to handle, what with that category 5 hurricane blowing back their 5 yrs of proBush spin at them.

Obama's presidency will definitely benefit, and the few GOPs still playing like it's 2003 will be gone soon enough.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:28 AM
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13. Tell ya what
You do not want to get in Obama's way.
If you do, he will smash you.

It's a good thing he's on our side.
And that he is one of us; being a masterful politician is all that's different.
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apnu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:36 AM
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14. He does that.
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 09:37 AM by apnu
And they fall for it. Goes to show you that for the GOP, the lights are on but nobody's home right now. I hope they enjoy their ever shrinking minority.

(edited to add a few more thoughts.)
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:41 AM
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15. "To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent,
know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."

pnorman
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