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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:39 AM
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Obama to Manning protesters: "That was a nice song. Now where was I?"
That was a nice song, a displeased Obama said. Now where was I?


SAN FRANCISCO President Barack Obama received a serenade Thursday but not the kind he liked.

During a morning fundraiser at the St. Regis Hotel, a woman interrupted the president to say she had written a song for him. But the message she and her table mates had for the president wasnt one of affection - they were there to protest the treatment of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused by the U.S. military of handing over thousands of confidential government documents to WikiLeaks...

I paid my dues, wheres our change? the group sang. Well vote for you in 2012, yes thats true. Look at the Republicans what else can we do?

It was another reminder to Obama, who is traveling through California and Nevada, that the Democratic base is restless. Obama conceded as much during a fundraiser on Wednesday, acknowledging that hes frustrated progressives by striking deals with Republicans while going on an extended riff about how everybodys a political consultant and his supporters say they used to be so excited.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/53546.html#ix...




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Kalun D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:42 AM
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1. The Bush Boy Was the Dumbest President Ever
Obama is the phoniest president ever
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:57 AM
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2. Watch this drive.


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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:07 PM
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6. :nodding:
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:11 AM
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3. Obama is becoming just as arrogant and smug as baby Bush was
:puke:
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Balbus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:21 PM
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9. self-delete
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 03:21 PM by Balbus
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lob1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:41 AM
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4. All together now...
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:36 AM
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5. More change I can`t believe in
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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:10 PM
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7. Well vote for you in 2012, yes thats true. Look at the Republicans what else can we do?
That is the problem, as long as we keep voting for them regardless of whether we are approve of their polices or not, things will never change.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:17 PM
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8. Yep, Zach Mayo from Officer and a Gentleman
"I got nowhere else to go!"
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:42 AM
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14. Perfect.
I can hear him saying it. And in the same tone re: this election.
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BzaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:46 PM
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13. But you incorrectly assume that you will get the change you want by NOT voting for them. n/t
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:34 PM
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10. Very arrogant response from him.
Also, those people paid $5,000 to get to see him. That is ridiculous also. What kind of democracy is it when you have to pay over $36,000 to get into an event with the president?

I also think those people were wrong to tell him they will vote for him anyhow. I hope he knows they were speaking for themselves, and he needs to pay attention to those who are not so sure about that.

If he doesn't appreciate their money enough to explain his position on a very important issue, I hope they learned to spend their money on people who will listen. Congress is where people should be focusing. The WH apparently is no longer the people's house.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:30 PM
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15. thank you
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:39 PM
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11. Wow, just wow. Massive Obama FAIL.
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Terra Alta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:44 PM
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12. Where is Obama's compassion for his fellow man?
Bradley Manning is a human being.. he doesn't deserve the treatment he is getting. For Obama to just shrug this off is simply unbelievable.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:07 AM
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16. +
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