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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:50 AM
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Its the end of Obama's first (partial) week, tell me again why he is not a progressive. . .
He signed an executive order which will lead to the closing of Gitmo

He embraced "non believes" in his inaugural speech

He signed an executive order repealing the ban on funding international groups that provide abortions.

Hey its only one partial week, however we need to have some standard on judging whether or not he is progressive. I'm sure he will have some progressive weeks, some not progressive weeks and some weeks that are a wash. After a year, after two, after four we will be able to see if he was a progressive president.

PS--I'm still for establishing a DU Progressive scorecard so that the term "progressive" is no longer subjective, anyone else in?
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:52 AM
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1. He has impressed the hell out of me.
I always thought he would be great, but just a few days in, I am being blown away.
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:59 AM
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2. The rhetoric (lies and hate) from Faux, Rush et al tell us Obama is off to a great start!
They are chicken shit-fearing for their future (meaning $$$$).
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October Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:59 AM
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3. Great post, I'm in.
I can't believe so few have commented on the "non believers" bit in his Inaugural address. Wow.
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nevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:03 AM
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4. He will govern
as a pragmatic progressive and as a result there will be some disappointments but overall his report card will likely be impressive. In his heart he is a liberal and this will in most cases carry the day.
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:04 AM
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5. He continues to impress me. He's even working today! n/t
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:09 AM
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6. that's impressive
I'd be itching to go check out Camp David.
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:00 AM
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7. Me too! n/t
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