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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:15 PM
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FOUR DAYS into the Obama Administration and some of you are criticizing him for not moving fast
enough on "YOUR" issues? Eight years of the little jug-eared fuck and Obama isn't getting "YOUR" issue done to "YOUR" satisfaction after FOUR days?

Wake up DU, grow up DU. This is going to be a long, difficult four years with the insanity spewing here.

Thank God he didn't listen to us and has a brain.
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:18 PM
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1. A heft K&R
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:19 PM
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2. K&R
K&R
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K&R
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There's so much to be done and he's doing an amazing balancing act right now.

BTW: Don the flame suit. Most of us know what is bound to happen... :(
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lostnotforgotten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:23 PM
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3. In General - Not Moving fast Enough - I Say Strike While The Iron Is Hot
Don't give the Rethuglicans time to breath or create any more of those pithy talking points.

Their version of economic production aka "Hot Air".
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:24 PM
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4. Everybody (including me) has their special interest pet issues
But some people don't understand that politics is a team sport, not a me sport.

In the presidency, priorities have to get set. That means some people, some interest groups, with their laundry list of pet issues, will just have to take a number, have seat and wait their turn.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:25 PM
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5. DU will be in full opposition to Barack Obama within the next few weeks......
For whatever their fancy....this or that or the other. I'm betting as sure as the sun sets in the West, that this is how long it will take before this site is more weighted towards negativity towards Obama and what he has and hasn't done than not.

That's what we are used to and as far as I can tell, there will be no change when it comes to it.
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:30 PM
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6. The "How's He Doing" Polls, after only 4 days in office, are pretty silly and
are little more than an opportunity for those of whom you speak to gripe about their "issues".
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:11 PM
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18. We are being over run by usurpers and phonies trying to undermine DU
they LOST THE FUCKING ELECTION, we WON BY A MANDATE, we CONTROL THE HOUSE, SENATE and WHITE HOUSE and Obama ISN'T MOVING FAST ENOUGH?


It is really irking me I am hiding threads and filling My ignore list as fast as I can click.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:44 PM
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7. Ehhh, We've Seen Their Childish Selfish Irrationality Spewed Here For Years. Why Should We Expect A
change now?
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:48 PM
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10. You are right!
Many want change, but are very unwilling to change themselves.....and although they obviously don't yet know it, Change begins with each and everyone of us.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:45 PM
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8. THANK YOU.
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kstewart33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:47 PM
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9. Well said. It is frustrating to see
a DUer post some snarky comment because a pet issue has not been addressed in Obama's first three days.

What complete, total nonsense.

We finally has a president that we can be proud of and within 72 hours of his term, some DUers are taking pot shots at him.

Grow up.
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:49 PM
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11. It's time to put away childish things
We didn't get here overnight and I don't expect us to get out overnight.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:54 PM
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12. Amen! I was so mad at CNN - One complained he was too slow...
Wolf asked if he was moving too fast. Both were 1 1/2 days into the administration.

Truth be known, neither of them could multi-task if their life depended on it.

Slow down! Let's give him a chance to get it right and complete as much as he can in FOUR years so we can continue into the next FOUR.

Enough, already!

Thanks for the post.
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:56 PM
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13. DU is far out of the mainstream
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 02:57 PM by Cali_Democrat
I saw a poll that said an overwhelming majority of people in this country approve of Obama's actions.

There are a lot of drama queens on DU that cry about every little thing.

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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:06 PM
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17. DUers are not doers.
I don't mean everyone, of course, but in general, you won't see DUers actually going out and participating in democracy. People complain that the candidate doesn't support X or Y, but they don't join the group that is building consensus amongst voters for X and Y. If people care about civil liberties, they should join the ACLU or some other group. If they care about NAFTA they should probably join some other group. By the time the candidates are selected it's too late, and railing against them is only going to strengthen the Republicans.

Case in point: I've posted threads asking people what they are doing for elections, and they sink. But start some sort of complaining about the outrage du jour and it will go on for days.

Another case in point: Rarely do I see people in real-life politics who go on DU. So it works both ways.

I'm not knocking the concept of DU or anything, but people need to think about whether or not they are substituting their participation here for actual progress.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:48 PM
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32. I have the same experience with my boring
action oriented threads. they sink like the titanic.

Today, in fact, I posted (not an OP) about writing to our congress people about the Holder delay. Perhaps a few people care, but overall, not a lot of takers-- but mark my words, in the future, people will be bitching and moaning about "weak Dems" and how they hate Pelosi because war crimes aren't being prosecuted....

never recalling the last few days, the role of the AG and DoJ, and the bargain the republicans are trying to force.

IF they get their way on this one, we won't be able to prosecute.

Good topic, anyway :-)
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terisan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:56 PM
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14. Best to be ready on Day One.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:13 PM
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19. FOR WHAT, CAKE and COOKIES????????
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 03:17 PM by DainBramaged
give my wrinkled old ass a break. NICE profile BTW, I especally enjoyed the stories about your hometown....... :eyes:
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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:58 PM
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15. I agree, but I hope we're not referring to marriage equality as a "pet issue"
It's hard to tell what the OP is referring to without a link. I have certainly taken my share of flaming and trashing because I think that, strategically, GLBT issues need to be deferred to avoid a Clintonesque "gays in the military" fiasco, which basically crippled Clinton for years. That said, however, I wouldn't refer to such issues as "pet issues" to the people who are concerned.

I do worry about criticism of the economic package. Just because the current proposals aren't big enough doesn't mean he can't come back to the well for more. He's wisely taking an approach of incremental increases until something works.

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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:15 PM
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20. NO, marriage equality is critical, but it's the tone here that is pissing me off.
The faster Obama addresses that, the better off as a country we will be, HOWEVER, some of the bullshit being posted, the whining, sounds so Freeperish.........
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:01 PM
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16. Everybody knows that complaining is the only thing we can do.
I mean, what else is there? :shrug:
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:19 PM
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21. I think he is moving at a breakneck pace.
I am sure he has an overall timeline and plan of action. He is doing well, and has my trust and support.
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tonycinla Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:36 PM
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22. Here is the problem
No matter how good of a chef you are you cannot make a good chicken salad out of chicken poop.I believe there are only two roads out of this mess,a very ,very difficult road and a very,very,very difficult road.My difficulty with many of the comments on DU is that most people on here do not realize how long and difficult this is going to be,IMHO.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:36 PM
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23. I agree. Here is my synopsis and I think he is firing on all cylinders
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Christian30 Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:38 PM
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24. I'm really pleased...
with the progress we have just four days in. And I was really pleased to see the extensive civil rights goals he wants for LGBT Americans, particularly since the Warren controversy worried me.
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Hellataz Donating Member (804 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:20 PM
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25. 4 days and he's EXCEEDED expectation! People need to lay off him!
People have a right to their concerns and desire to have their issues dealt with, but come on, give the man a break, he should be allotted even more of a grace period given the fact he has to do his job while cleaning up after the last guy.
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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:52 PM
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33. agreed
I am amazed at all he has accomplished already! He's done more good in four days than * did in four years.
I'll bet he's not sleeping much either.

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KakistocracyHater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:41 PM
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26. I am crying tears of relief
I've read of ALL the actions he's taken & am greatly relieved. After 8 LONG NIGHTMARISH YEARS-of COURSE it will take time to heal, to be able to take our new President at his word. We could NOT do that with Bush. Time will tell, & already I see him in a MUCH better light-there was SO MUCH CORRUPTION with Bush, SO MANY LIES, every State of the Union speech W gave had a lie in it. It will take time to heal, & to feel that he really does mean what he says-the opposite of Bush.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:59 PM
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27. And for all of you naysayers, just the changes to the White House Website
AT 12:01 TUESDAY AFTERNOON was a steam engine's difference between the wooden wheel B* misAdministration and the SUPERSONIC Obama Administration.
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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:06 PM
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28. Lets face it. If you are bitching at Obama at this point, you learned nothing during Bush's 8 yrs.
The fact that competence, intellect, temperament, responsible awareness and, most of all, good intentions have returned to the White House makes all the change in the world in and of itself.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:11 PM
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29. Wonder if those who complain, complained at their birthday and Christmas gifts also.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:18 PM
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30. Damn Straight. KnR.
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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:23 PM
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31. Given what he has done so far, I can't see how any real progressive can fault him
at least yet.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:49 AM
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34. Well, there are PLENTY of Pretend Progressives here hammering him at every opportunity
and your "yet" makes me wonder how much time you gave B* before he was criticizes here?????
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 09:02 AM
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35. And a bump to remind the anarchy trolls we're watching
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 04:33 PM
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36. And after some of the threads today CHILL OUT FOLKS
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