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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:39 PM
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So in his first day in office...
Obama has drafted an executive order to shut down Gitmo.

Halted the trials of inmates at said camp.

Put strict new anti-lobbying measures in place.

Put a freeze on Bush's last minute regulations.

Rescinded Bush's executive privilege over his papers.

Phones Abbas, Mubarak, and others.

So in his first day, Obama has already done more for this country than Bush ever did in his miserable life.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:40 PM
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1. Yes
I just wish his first actions weren't cleaning up after the last guy

But *sigh* that's our job
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Shardik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:40 PM
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2. Too right.
He has impressed me today no matter what the naysayers say.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:45 PM
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8. There are naysayers?
Dittoheads, morans and FR don't count.
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Shardik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:04 PM
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20. There's a couple here.
Not enough to worry about though.
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LakeSamish706 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:40 PM
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3. And as importantly in many of the items that you list, he kept his Campaign promises. n/t
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:41 PM
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4. For the first time in eight years,
I woke up this morning without that sick feeling, wondering what I was going to read about the latest travesty to come out of the Oval Office or the Pentagon.

Then I remembered what happened yesterday.

No gut pain, no queasiness as I scanned the morning papers, and the whole day has been smooth.

We have a President who is going to do the right thing, who is going to do it right.

What a relief. We are SO lucky....................
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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:46 PM
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11. So frickin' lucky, you got it right!
What a relief!GOBAMA!
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:41 PM
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5. And froze the salaries of the White House staff
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 04:42 PM by Lex
or in his Admin (not sure) or so I briefly read at Huff Po.

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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:44 PM
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6. I've never seen a more striking contrast in my entire life.
He is literally (yes I mean literally) "changing things overnight", something the MSM said wasn't possible.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:45 PM
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7. And Rick Warren was named the new press secretary
:hide:
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:49 PM
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13. !
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:45 PM
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9. Bush was doing the work of his warmongering pals, who made a fortune...
...at the country's expense.

Obama is working for the people ~ what a concept! :)
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Ghost in the Machine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:46 PM
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10. Jeez, what a slacker!!
You mean to tell me that he didn't end the war in Iraq, end the drug war, arrest Bush, Cheney & Rummy, overturn ALL of Bush's signing statements, fix the economy, fix Wall Street, fix the Big Three and legalize gay marriage????

There is NO HOPE!!11!!12211!! We gotta get rid of this guy!!!111!11!!1


(I refuse to use the sarcasm smiley for those who are sarcasm impaired)


:evilgrin:

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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:51 PM
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15. I know. Clearly Obama has betrayed us.
:rofl:
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:49 PM
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26. You forgot the Single Payer HealthCare package.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:48 PM
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12. Thanks for the list!
I assume the exec order had already been drafted; in fact, all such docs prolly already waiting for official action, that is, signing.
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:50 PM
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14. and issued new stricter regulations on lobbying
not bad for one day
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:02 PM
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18. I think that falls under "Put strict new anti-lobbying measures in place"
in the OP.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:55 PM
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16. Imagine what 4 years can do
Then 4 more.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:57 PM
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17. k&r for The President's first day in office.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:03 PM
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19. so true eom
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:04 PM
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21. Watching an intelligent and competent President hitting the ground running
is a joy to watch. We'll be making our new reality.
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nickyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:07 PM
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22. I read here earlier today that he also got rid of pissypant's proclamation that men have
to wear (suit) jackets when in the Oval Office (it included a pic of MY PRESIDENT in shirtsleeves) -
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:11 PM
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23. And...
my pony finally arrived! :D



Seriously though. I'd say our President was ready on day one. And I can't wait to see what is in Bush's papers.
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:15 PM
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24. I registered with Rapture Ready just so I could post a response
to almost the very same things the OP listed, except their post was entirely negative.

I said "Isn't it wonderful! Imagine what we can do during the next 2,919 days."
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:34 PM
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25. Yay!!!!!!
We finally have a grownup in charge!

This is the DU member formerly known as FloridaJudy
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:52 PM
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27. Isn't that just the shit?!??!!!?
I love this! Not just because President Barack Hussein Obama is doing all the right things, but those things also point to what a fucking rat bastard Bush has been.

Quality and quantity... I'm not used to so much efficiency in the White House! No wonder he had to take his jacket off!
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:47 AM
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28. Pretty much sums it up
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:03 AM
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29. "done more for this country than Bush ever did" . . .
he did that just by being elected . . . that was the meat and potatos; this is the gravy . . .
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