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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 09:52 AM
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27. Funny how the ardents wailed and weeped over Labor comments
and even after that rally yesterday they still keep up the whining and crying. Where was the rally organized by the ardents? Is it not pleasing to hear someone stand up to the Republicans with strong language, or do you miss the bipartisan lexicon of coddling and compromise with them? I'd say those so upset by Trumka's comments are free to make their own rallies, open up their own forceful renunciations of the Republicans, but that's going to be hard to do for the 'moderate centrists' who are at least as close to Republicans as they are to labor people like me.
Is the internet ardent group DOING anything? Labor is. The whole conversation has changed. And that was a nice rally yesterday, the President looked better than he has in many weeks. On a stage given to him by labor. I notice that he is not weeping and wailing but instead he is showing up and speaking out. He seemed pleased with the crowd yesterday. Say what you will about Obama, he recognizes politics when he sees it, something his most ardent supporters fail to see every time.
Who would you prefer? Critical people who give you tons of support and huge crowds or people who always praise, constantly to the point of doing nothing else, presenting no podium, no crowds, no context, no chorus, no nothing but praise? I say look at the 2010 elections, and see how all the ardent supporters did not bother to support when it counted. Where were they? Posting praise and shouting at those who are actually doing something. And of course, claiming it is all 'for Obama'.
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