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earthlover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-03-07 06:49 PM
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3. Obama supports the issues you brought up as much or more than others....
You seem to be attacking a straw man. If you are going to attack someone who won't speak up against the war in Iraq....well, HELLO....Obama spoke about this years ago.

Obama says that if this nation is to move FORWARD it has to go beyond the divisive stuff that Bush has fomented and also precededed Bush.

I have not selected a candidate...but I think Obama is speaking of an ideal that is certainly a worthy goal. Is it naive? Perhaps. But you know what is even more naive? Keeping on doing things the same way and expecting different the divisive politicians have been doing for years without much in the way of results. It is not enough to say "our" candidate is ok to be divisive, but the other side is not ok to be divisive.

I really don't think we can get substantive change without finding some way to end the divisive bickering and looking to what is best for the good of the country.

We do need to end the war in iraq. We do need to work substantively towards affordable health care for all. We need to work for saving our planet. We need to help our economy, but we also need to help ensure that our economy does not leave anyone behind. The list has just begun....but I am tired of posturing, and preaching to the choir. Sure most of us on DU agree about the need for these things. But we have to face the fact that we need to get things done, or they won't change. Fact is, we have tried the divisive rhetoric before, and all it has gotten us is different brands of the same old same old.

I don't think Obama is saying we need to capitulate to the right. After all, if he wins and if we get a big majority in Congress, it will be the other side who will be doing the capitulating. Obama is, however, speaking some lofty rhetoric that can inspire the people to get behind his programs, and I think he is saying he is going to make this a government that listens to all of its citizens.

Pardon me....ain't that what a leader is supposed to do?
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