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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:17 PM
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I'm glad the Big Dog is with us, and doing good works about Haiti and more.
We could have lost him with his heart problems. I am very grateful that he and Jimmy Carter are still with us. Hell, in this time of need, I even have - for the first time in my life - a droplet of respect for W., who, unlike Cheney, has kept his trap shut and now is on the right side of helping others.

Anyway, we have had mostly good ex-presidents, and while I was not an unqualified supporter at the time, it's time the Big Dog is recognized as such.

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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:19 PM
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1. and he didn't have to be asked to help, nor does carter--unlike the clueless cretin chimpy
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:22 PM
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2. Coakley's glad he's in MA helping her out.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:44 PM
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8. he is helping out MA and the rest of the country by trying to help her win
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:27 PM
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3. He's becoming a good ex-President
and is still a workhorse for the Democratic Party.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:32 PM
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4. I agree. Frankly, our former Presidents are good guys because they went into
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politics generally to help people who need help - and they continue to try to do that after they leave the Presidency.

I'm sure people will mock that but I don't have any doubt that Carter, Clinton and Obama became politicians because they wanted to make a difference by helping the poor, working and middle class here in the US and around the world.

Republicans are just fine with maintaining the status quo or helping the already rich and/or powerful.

I think Democratic Presidents struggle with the best way to do what I described above because altering the existing systems is hard and scary to a lot of people.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:36 PM
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6. And I agree with you.
We can take pride in a lot of Dem presidents, for sure.

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HowHasItComeToThis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:38 PM
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7. right on citizen
look, no caps
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:35 PM
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5. I agree with you about W.
Unlike that bastage Cheney, W has kept his mouth shut since leaving the WH. He gets a droplet of respect from me on that (though it really won't put a dent into all the things I detest about him, but credit where credit is due).

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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:55 AM
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9. Is that a very young Hillary behind him? NT
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