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ThatPoetGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 02:01 PM
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108. Yes, you never understood.
No one argued Hillary was a lefty. But somehow, liberals convinced themselves that Obama was a lefty -- and he was to the right of her.

Do you remember the primaries, sandnsea? You called me a liar then. Do you remember why? http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=132&topic_id=3933564&mesg_id=3933674 For saying that Obama's Iraq plan was going to leave tens of thousands of troops in Iraq indefinitely.

You called me a liar for telling you that Obama's policies were not what you believed them to be. Obama said he was going to leave tens of thousands of troops occupying Iraq indefinitely. You called me a liar for saying that he was planning to leave tens of thousands of troops in Iraq indefinitely. You didn't know what Obama the candidate stood for. Now that he's president, and now that he's left tens of thousands of troops in Iraq indefinitely, do you remember getting so incensed that you called someone a liar for pointing out Obama's Iraq plan?

Honestly, when I think back to the 2008 primary season, I lose hope for liberalism in America. We had seven candidates. Liberals rallied around the most right-wing of the seven. They had no idea what he stood for. They paid no attention to any of his policy details. People seem surprised when he escalates the war in Afghanistan, even though he told us he was going to escalate. Why? Why should it surprise anyone when he compromises with the enemy, when he told us he was going to compromise with the enemy? Why should it surprise anyone when he leaves tens of thousands of troops in Iraq indefinitely, when he told us he was going to leave tens of thousands of troops in Iraq indefinitely? Why should anyone be surprised when he pushes a weak health care bill, when he told us he was going to push a weak health care bill? Why should anyone be surprised when his spokesman attacks the left, when Obama was always quick to attack the left? Why should anyone be surprised when he campaigns for corporate shills like Bennet over liberal lions like Romanoff, when he campaigned for Lieberman over Lamont in the primaries? Why should anyone be surprised when he shows no regard for unions or the LGBT, when he attacked unions and the LGBT in the primaries?

Is anyone going to learn from this?

Or are liberals going to rally around another anti-union, anti-gay, pro-war, compromise-with-republicans candidate when the next time comes?
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