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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:26 PM
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He's the President of everybody, and he's found out that the rich are waaay more fun than we are.

Venal? Shallow? Sure.

When we dem progs etc. were his big backers, he had to play to us. But we're like last years girlfriend. He's hit the bigtime now -- he's ballin with the bigsters -- and he ain't lookin' back.

I think it's that simple.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:28 PM
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1. k/r
spot on.
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Hawkowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:29 PM
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2. True!
If you have followed his career since 1990 like I have, you would have no doubts that you are 100% correct. He has done it time and again.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:35 PM
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4. Hawk, as a Chicagoan who was immersed in following local politics,
I'm sorry that we moved to Texas in '98. I missed the rise of Obama. (Funny aside, tho: Michelle O. was a client of mine before we moved.) I can identify bullshit with the best of 'em, and he's full of it.

I knew he'd gotten the blessing and that we were in for trouble when the Rezko connection was killed in the media almost as fast as it came up.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:29 PM
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3. When did he ever play to us?
That health insurance bill was mostly written by Republicans and the guys who control the health insurance companies. At least Obama signed that bill to repeal DADT.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:35 PM
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5. while campaigning.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:38 PM
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6. Venal, shallow, total and very swift
He went all the way to the right really quickly. I think the whole thing was a book tour that got out of control, all about money, and getting some of it.
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:41 PM
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7. and WHY exactly should he expect us to vote for him again?
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:45 PM
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9. There's nobody else
Let's face it: He knew a long time ago that the Republicans would run their usual batshit crazy candidate, the Democrats can't field a candidate that raises money like Obama, and hey, if the voters don't like what he's done, oh, well. Who else will they vote for?

I haven't been this disillusioned with politics in my lifetime. There was always hope. Now, it's gone.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:50 PM
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:56 PM
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14. I'm a lifelong Democrat as well
I'm a "perfect voter", and have been so for the past thirty plus years. I held political office in my hometown.

We'll be threatened with the usual: "pony", "President Bachmann/Palin", bla bla bla.

I am so, so tired of voting for the lesser of two evils.

In the meantime, all the threats in the world will not make anyone over 40 vote if this White House chooses to cut one cent from Medicare/Social Security.
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:59 PM
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15. Agreed Missy! Cut Medicare/SocialSecurity and the Dems are DONE
I will NOT vote repub, but I can sit out the vote pretty easy
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xiamiam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 11:50 PM
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31. well i voted in 08..for obama..whats the difference really?
voting for a repub or voting for him? i want an anti war candidate..we're in trouble because of these stupid fucked up wars..morally and financially we're destroyed as long as it keeps on
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 07:00 PM
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16. Aw, hell, I didn't even sit that one out, and I'm sure there will
be downballot races of note. But any Dem that wants to sell our safety net down the river is shit out of luck as far as I'm concerned.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 07:06 PM
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 07:02 PM
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17. I've never been this disallusioned either
I've lost all hope too. I've also lost all confidence in myself to even pick a decent candidate because of the way Obama totally had me fooled during the campaign. :-(
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 09:14 PM
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25. There's an easy way to pick:
"None of the above"

Frankly, our choices are prechecked before they are given to us. Everyone else gets the boot either because they don't have the money needed to win or because they put their dick in the wrong woman.

Systemic failure. Need a new one.
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Dept of Beer Donating Member (957 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 07:45 PM
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19. The word is the 'or else crowd' will take their blue links and go home.
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 09:17 PM
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26. PROVE IT! (n/t)
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Dept of Beer Donating Member (957 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 09:54 PM
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30. In time, my pretty.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:42 PM
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8. Middle class pols with children are prone to temptation
Edited on Mon Jul-11-11 06:53 PM by Mimosa
Look at the Clintons, for instance. Once people are accepted into the ruling class, with all it confers, they don't want to go back to being regular schmos.

Because FDR and JFK were already economically solid, they seemed to be able to at least try to buck the system.
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 07:54 PM
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20. My theory
JFK's family was really big on service to those who had less than they did. I don't think the Kennedy family is/was perfect, but I do believe that compassion was drilled into them from the time they were very young.

Yeah, he was wealthy, but certain other parties are wealthy, too, and don't seem to feel the same responsibility.

FDR wasn't perfect, either, but he felt a responsibility to get the country back on the right track. He knew that giving a man a fish would feed him for a day, but helping him secure meaningful employment (and get his family back on their feet, too,) would far outweigh the cost to the federal government to do so.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 05:33 AM
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33. Great point re: meaningful employment
Stable employment which gave people the ability to support their families and save a bit of money and enjoy life made the US a very strong nation during the 1950s. We need that type of economy. The current Hobbesian situation of all against all is making us weak.
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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 09:08 PM
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23. Very good point.
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TDale313 Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:48 PM
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10. We're the Starter Wife...
Edited on Mon Jul-11-11 06:51 PM by TDale313
We helped him get started, thought we had a real partner, accepted that our needs wouldn't be top priority while he established himself. Now that he's made it, he'd really like (and seems to have found) a younger, prettier trophy wife who isn't such a nag. (The elusive Independant)
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 09:18 PM
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28. Trophy wife is actually unlimited donations
Edited on Mon Jul-11-11 09:18 PM by Hydra
She knows he can't refer to her in public until he's done in office, though, so he's pretending he's still with us while draining the bank account.
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:51 PM
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12. He was always a shallow narcissist posing as a visionary
At least he's competent at being a status-quo, mediocre leader.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:54 PM
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13. Many hope you are mistaken.
But so far there's nothing bold or heroic about President Obama.
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 07:55 PM
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21. Whhahhhh
and yawn

yup
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 07:58 PM
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22. but they have neater toys than we do! n/.t
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 09:09 PM
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24. What a bizarrely foolish post. Obama is in the process of drinking Boehner's milkshake
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 09:18 PM
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27. That's disturbing on so many levels. (n/t)
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 09:20 PM
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29. Would you like to reserve your table for your portion of crow after the vote? n/t
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 11:54 PM
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32. Oh, come on. That's not helpful. Every politician courts big $$$, even Kucinich. But to
say that Obama and other Democrats don't care about the average citizens is just wrong.

I'm worried. You're worried. We're all worried. But this isn't helpful. Don't get carried away. He's not evil like the Republicans say he is.
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