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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:25 PM
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"The Republicans are sociopaths and Obama is a weak president."
Words spoken not from some liberal blogger or Cenk Ugyur or pulled from an anonymous Democratic Underground/Kos/FDL poster, but quoted from a co-worker of mine, an older gentleman who's more independent than Democrat. I've encountered similar sentiments from quite a few other regular, non-political people I've met.

Despite any spin or dubious polls claiming otherwise, the average non-Republican American who's been following current events is quite aware that Obama has merely managed to enable the Republicans so far. Tonight's grotesque and completely unnecessary "grand bargain" was the culmination of a mess entirely set-into-motion by Obama's own cynical appropriation of the GOP's hunger for giant spending cuts.

People out there know what's going on.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:26 PM
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1. CORRECT
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:27 PM
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2. Weak is apt
But the people voted to change congress to republican. And this is what they voted for?

Did your friend vote for this?
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:32 PM
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6. He voted for Obama, but he doesn't consider himself a Democrat
More like a Gerald Ford/Jimmy Carter middle-of-the-road voter.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:34 PM
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10. Congress
What does he think about congress? And how they gained power last year?
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 09:08 AM
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25. That would qualify him as liberal these days
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:28 PM
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3. Obama is not weak, he is doing exactly what he wants to do
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:30 PM
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5. Warning
conflicting memes!

Is he weak or sinister?

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melissaf Donating Member (307 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:35 PM
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11. He's weaksinster
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 12:25 AM
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29. Not sinister....Not liberal either....Just a moderate conservative
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:34 PM
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8. True, but not everyone has caught onto that yet.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:29 PM
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4. More:
"The Republicans are sociopaths and Obama is a weak president."
"The Republicans are sociopaths and Obama is a weak president."
"The Republicans are sociopaths and Obama is a weak president."
"The Republicans are sociopaths and Obama is a weak president."
"The Republicans are sociopaths and Obama is a weak president."
"The Republicans are sociopaths and Obama is a weak president."


There that's enough for the rest of the week.

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:44 PM
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:50 PM
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15. "Just make sure you put 'Gutted Social Security and Medicare' on it as an 'achievement'"
And where did you pull that nonsensical claim from?



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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:32 PM
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7. That nails it.
"The Republicans are sociopaths and Obama is a weak president."

I think that is a very good description of political reality in this country on August 1, 2011.

Of course, it hurts more for Democrats and progressives because we had such hope that Barack Obama was going to be the change that the nation so desperately needed.

We expected the Repuglicans to be crazy and extreme ... no great surprise there. But the weakness of Obama ... well shucks.

Too bad for all of us.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:34 PM
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9. That would be an interesting statement
If this "co-worker" really existed. That sentiment sounds exactly like something only people on DU and other leftist sites would say.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:37 PM
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12. How deep is the ostrich hole in your backyard?
Edited on Sun Jul-31-11 10:42 PM by brentspeak
Interesting also that you refer to DU as a "leftist site". Unintentionally reveals a bit more about yourself than you probably realized.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:43 PM
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13. You still are not right
This is a leftist site, you'd only have a problem with that word if you were right-wing. Leftist is not a bad word, but maybe it is to you for some unseen reason, hmmmm....
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:58 PM
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17. It's not considered a "bad word", yet right wingers use it as a prejorative?
Thanks for proving my point. Very sporting of you.

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Hawkowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 02:20 AM
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20. Nicely played. nt.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:58 PM
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16. Unrec.
:rofl:
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:58 PM
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18. Is your ' friend' a Canadian?
A free donut to the poster that gets the reference.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 12:19 AM
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19. I overheard the same from two elderly vets at the grocery tonight
one was saying to the other "it's unbelievable; the republicans are doing this to us and now so are the Democrats!."
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 03:20 AM
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21. Obama is not so much weak as a professional wrestler willing to take a scripted fall
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 08:26 AM
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22. I'm more in line with your take on it
Why didn't Obama insist on a clean vote on the debt limit back in December when he negotiated with the Republicans on the Bush tax cuts extension? If he's not as cynically duplicitous as his record has clearly shown so far, then he's got to be the leading contender for Dumbest Oval Office Chump of All-Time. But I don't think he's stupid.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 11:45 AM
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26. it's amazing the crap Washington and their PR consultants think the rest of us are stupid enough to
buy.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 08:35 AM
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_ed_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 09:02 AM
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24. Obama is not weak
He's a corporatist. I don't think terms like Republican and Democrat have any meaning anymore so I won't call him a DINO or whatever, but he's clearly a corporate hack.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 08:03 PM
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vroomvroom Donating Member (496 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 12:19 AM
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28. K&R
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