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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-19-09 07:25 PM
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36. I know that when he first joined the Senate I was surprised at some
of his votes and comments. They seemed to lean DLC. I always thought that Hillary was to the left of Obama and I admit I wanted her to win. Then when Obama won, I supported him wholeheartedly, expecting him to be at least somewhat liberal. He spoke thus in the campaign, but I was also a little wary after his vote on the legislation which gave immunity to AT&T et al. I am pleased with most of his environmental policies (not the on removing the wolves for Endangered Species list), but I am skeptical of his health care proposal and if it does not contain a public option, I hope the House dems who warned him they would not support a bill with no public option will stick to their guns and sink the bill. Otherwise it is just another pro-corp piece of chichanery. I cannot believe he will not even select a Special Prosecutor. He is not like Bill Clinton. President Clinton allowed a Special Prosecutor to investigate himself when he had done nothing. Obama will not investigate horrendous crimes which have not only proof but confessions on the airwave. I was so hopeful and I am now so discouraged.
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