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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:35 PM
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Why the Obama Presidency will historically be one of the most important Presidencies
And it has nothing to do with race. Of course the fact that President Obama is bi-racial is transformative, as would Hillary would been as the first woman

There is not doubt, that racism is playing a part in the attacks on our President.

But the reason that President Obama will be a transformative president, is his getting out every day, week after week and addressing a myriad of problems.

The fact that he is being attacked so viciously, shows his pushing change is moving the hell hounds.

When looking back at the Presidents who made the greatest changes in our society, they were vilified one and all, by those who are so afraid of change.

The very attacks prove the President is moving the entrenched off their seats and like cornered curs, they are snarling and attacking.

It is a sign of success.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:38 PM
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1. "Mr. Waring, millions of people hate my guts"
FDR said that to a visiting (Republican) band leader to the White House, one time. Said band leader always had a certain respect for FDR after that.

We need lots more Democrats like that.
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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:41 PM
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2. I've never really thought about it that way before. Thats a pretty profound conclusion.
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:44 PM
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3. This is a President.. who does not back off or back down.. he is taking it to them
day after day... Now the screed is .. he is being over-exposed. This is a President who cane to do a job.. and he is doing it.

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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:47 PM
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4. Friggen President Obama and his results...Damn...the DOW is closing in on 9000 and perhaps in a year
14,000.....DJI

He is transforming America into its positive Potential
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:00 PM
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7. Actually closing in on 10,000
:hi:


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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:09 PM
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12. OMG...I stand embarrassed....my bad
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:57 PM
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5. Very good points
Lincoln was vilified in the "vampire press" of his time, called everything from a murderer to "the original gorilla". And yet he is not considered the greatest of our Presidents, greater even than Washington. I have a feeling that Obama is the greatest President in my lifetime.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:57 PM
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6. Less than a year into his Presidency, and you're already predicting his legacy.
I'm going to wait and see.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:17 PM
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14. That's why it's called a
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 09:17 PM by Cha
"prediction".
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 09:19 AM
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20. so? just as many here are already calling it a failure.
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qazplm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:05 PM
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8. nonsense
anything he does pales in comparison to President Kang-7's actions during the alien invasion of 2234...


Wait, I think I've said too much.
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branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:08 PM
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9. it already is
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 10:28 AM
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21. Yes it is
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:43 PM
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10. It's glorious to be alive to see it, isn't it? NT
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:51 PM
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11. Yes it is.. yes it is
:hi:
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:13 PM
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13. The issue of Corporate Person hood may be the most historically significant.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 09:14 PM by Dr Fate
Obama's Justice(s?) will be making history too.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:31 PM
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15. *snarf*
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 09:32 PM by brentspeak
Continuing the transformation begun by Reagan for turning the White House into Corporate America HQ, Ground Zero for screwing the American citizen? Obama's certainly showing success there (look under: "Wall Street bailout" and "forcing the American people to be captive customers of the insurance industry")
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:22 AM
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16. I'm sorry to agree with you.
Obama is merely continuing the trajectory that Reagan had set in motion, toward corporate giveaways. G.W. Bush was far worse in other ways, but when it comes to corporate handouts, Obama is right there with W, sad to say.

I like Obama, and I'm thankful we have him instead of that half-cocked loose cannon, McCain. But really. We deserve better than this.
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:40 AM
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18. Not even close...
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:40 AM
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17. Would a kleenex help?
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 09:12 AM
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19. brent, you're full of shit. sorry you're so bitter about smoove johnny being a failure and a fraud.
Edited on Fri Sep-18-09 09:13 AM by dionysus
well, not really.

"ahm in this hedge fund to study pahvetty for mah campane"
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