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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:40 PM
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Now he going to "fight" for jobs?
:rofl:

"...fight..."

:rofl:
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CleanGreenFuture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:41 PM
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1. That's what he said. He's going to "fight" for jobs. Can't wait to see this.
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:44 PM
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6. Maybe he will pick up the Employee Free Choice Act...
...ball he dropped?

:rofl:
:rofl:
:rofl:
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:48 PM
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Maybe he'll shine up them picket shoes that stayed sitting in the closet. nt
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:50 PM
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16. He is still hasn't found those "comfortable pair....

...of shoes" to join them in Wisconsin. Ooops...too late.
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-05-11 11:54 AM
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256. hehe, and maybe he will walk in them to join the protesters two blocks away
http://october2011.org/freedomplaza

Now THAT would be quite interesting to watch... :yourock:
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 11:35 AM
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132. Or Maybe An Employee Of The Month!! n/t
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:22 PM
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175. Jobs were sacrificed in the spirit of collegiality and bipartisanship along with the old, frail and
and poor being thrown under the bus: alas, all was not lost for the uber-wealthy and large corporations will still wallow in governmental largess by continuing to slop/suck at the public welfare teat. :patriot:
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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:09 PM
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226. +1 nt
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:06 PM
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42. he's going to fight for the 'right' for me to have my third parttime
minimum wage job to support my pension. Apparently at my age two isn't enough. I suppose I could pencil in sleeping on the weekends or on the drive between work sites. :) Watch out for a copper colored Honda element that is driving itself. :)

Repeat after me: I love my president. I love my president.
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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:20 PM
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62. "Uniquely American" as I recall.
Thank you for your service. :patriot:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:22 PM
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63. Ruby, you are a darling. I salute you back, honey. And I hope when
you are my age that you are enjoying yourself. LOL! If I didn't laugh I would cry. I do sometimes for the younger ones who don't remember what its like to live in America. Hugs, honey.
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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:25 PM
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65. Back atcha dear one.
:hug:
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SusanaMontana41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:51 AM
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113. Wrong. He's going to fight for your right to party part time. n/t
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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:19 PM
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61. "Now watch this drive"
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 11:31 PM
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101. I think that's just swell. Which nation will be first "fighting for your jobs" campaign stop? nt
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:55 PM
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237. Jobs in India and China, I'm sure. nt
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:41 PM
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2. Oh good, must be time to end reasonable wages and pensions for sure.
Re-form OSHA rules etc.

How about ending the wars asshole?
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:29 PM
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69. Anytime Obama plans to *fight* for something
you may be certain its demise is imminent.
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ctsnowman Donating Member (58 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 08:27 PM
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239. LOL
NT
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:21 PM
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227. What's a pension?
:shrug:
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:42 PM
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3. Why is his LIBERAL base holding some jobs he wants? They we are the only ones he is willing to fight
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:43 PM
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4. 3 years late..
... and a dollar short. For someone as obviously intelligent as Obama, he is FUCKING CLUELESS.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:43 PM
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:44 PM
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8. total misread
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:46 PM
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10. Yeah, this material if funny as hell
You know how to start them!
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:48 PM
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14. I am pissed as hell...

...that he capitulates to the rightwing so much.

That laughing is really a crying.

It is a cynical sarcastic view of this man I had so much hope in.
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:44 PM
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7. Just like the "fight" for the public option.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:45 PM
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9. So you'd rather he not fight for us?
Fucking brilliant.

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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:49 PM
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15. It should have been top priority
since he took office. Waiting until now is "fucking brilliant".
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:51 PM
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18. This will shock you.
Edited on Tue Aug-02-11 08:52 PM by tridim
http://whatthefuckhasobamadonesofar.com/

He has been keeping promises and fighting for average people since day one.
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:58 PM
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32. You must have a job.
All that doesn't mean shit when you can't pay the bills.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:01 PM
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33. Unemployed, boss stole $34,000 from me.
So no, I don't have a job.

I don't blame Obama, I blame the GOP who refuse to pass jobs bills.
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:02 PM
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35. I blame the whole fucking lot of them
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:03 PM
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38. That's super.
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:05 PM
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39. Delete. nt
Edited on Tue Aug-02-11 09:06 PM by Snotcicles
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:08 PM
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46. That is the house GOP's job. Blame the right people.
wiki wiki wiki swoooosh wiki wiki.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:33 PM
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:09 PM
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48. average people. Tax cuts for zillionaires are still on the table and
i haven't heard him say a damned word about the 99'ers. Did you know that a bunch of people on this board are homeless and some sleep in their car? This new shit will make more of them.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:17 PM
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59. Thanks, I'd been looking for something like that site!
n/t
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LondonReign2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 12:11 PM
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138. BWHAHAHA!
One of the first "accomplishments" listed is "he signed an executive order to close GitMo".

Gee, how did that work out?
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:18 PM
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149. This will shock you....
If you have the fortitude to click on it.

http://whatinthefuckhasobamadonesofar.com
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:28 PM
Response to Reply #149
210. that is so fucking awesome!
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LondonReign2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:32 PM
Response to Reply #149
229. First accomplishment: Appointed Larry Summers
Baby Jeebus on a trailer hitch, this is the best you've got?
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:38 PM
Response to Reply #229
233. John Pilger: Obama's first employer was a CIA front co.
Business International Corp. Let's hope Obama has his 'John Perkins' moment soon.
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:52 PM
Response to Reply #149
236. :-) Good for a few laffs
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COLGATE4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:22 PM
Response to Reply #18
158. and I've got a bridge I'll sell you - cheap!
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Shining Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:00 PM
Response to Reply #18
223. ROFLMAO!
Thank you, I needed to laugh and this absurd list did the job.
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:52 PM
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21. BINGO! +10

He made a critical error with the corporate healthcare plan that was passed.
Straight out of the gate he should have focused on WPA, CCC, etc style works programs to get the economy rolling and then tackle health insurance reform WITHOUT backing down from a public option.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:14 PM
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51. That should have been first. Lower the discontent and fear in teh
country and then help with the sick and uninsured. He blew it. Just blew it. Now he has the pigs on him, all the alienated dems that he and his have dissed for two years and STILL an ocean of unemployment. Amateurs.
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 10:03 PM
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84. He won't even countermand Reagan's ban on direct work programs like those.
True story.

The attempted spin I believe is that "we don't have the votes so why bother?" or some such dig your own grave and lie in it type thinker drivel.

Apparently vision and direction come after the votes magically appear. With these folks slavery would still have been legal till the wealthy discovered it is easier and cheaper to pay shit wages and let the help figure out how to find food and shelter on their own and maybe get some of the pennies right back.

I don't even get the mentality, it operates without aspiration or even a desire to express any sort of vision.
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:23 PM
Response to Reply #84
228. +1000!
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:55 PM
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24. +1
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:51 PM
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17. Has he fought for us at all since he's been in office.
Maybe I'm missing something but I haven't noticed he's done any fighting for the average working stiff.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:53 PM
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22. Apparenlty you're missing reality.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:58 PM
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31. And he's done what again for the average wroking stiff.
Edited on Tue Aug-02-11 08:59 PM by barb162
He bailed Wall Street. That was a Really Big Help to the people losing jobs, getting house foreclosures, etc. NOT! And I don't care who he appointed to the Supreme Court, the abortion stuff, etc., in this particular discussion. I think you're not too clear on the reality issue as it relates to the topic at hand, which is JOBS.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:02 PM
Response to Reply #31
36. Read the link I gave you.
Jobs bills are initiated in the house, the GOP has refused to do so.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:15 PM
Response to Reply #36
53. I come from the old America where dem presidents kicked ass
to make things happen. he didn't. he owns the destruction.
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SlimJimmy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:17 PM
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And who controlled the house the first two years of his Presidency? With
the exception of the stimulus package (which didn't really create shit for jobs) not a thing. I'm tired of waiting, and so are the 9 plus percent who are unemployed.

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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:37 PM
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73. word! nt
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:48 PM
Response to Reply #36
235. Blame it on the GOP........ worked well for us in 2010
Oh snap, I cant believe I said that....
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SusanaMontana41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:56 AM
Response to Reply #22
115. Thanks for the link, but
Obama didn't fight for these. He settled for these.
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cordelia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 09:01 AM
Response to Reply #115
124. Bingo
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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 08:51 AM
Response to Reply #22
122. Those aren't Obama's achievements. Those are what Congress has done.
Please list something that Obama has fought for and won.
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woolldog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:28 PM
Response to Reply #122
176. Mostly Pelosi accomplishments. n/t
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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:52 PM
Response to Reply #9
20. Of course, we'd RATHER he fight for us.
We've been waiting nearly three years.
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:38 PM
Response to Reply #20
74. That would be awesome
but I just don't believe anymore.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:55 PM
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25. My question is... where has he been? MIA
at least in my book.

Let me join the OP in that belly laugh.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:08 PM
Response to Reply #9
47. fight? Where? When? Excuse me. I have to go to my parttime
job lifting fifty pound boxes of bolts before I go to my other parttime job scrubbing storage bins at u-haul.

Now there is a rethug company.
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:23 PM
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64. Us?
Tell me again. Who is not fighting for "us"?
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 10:09 PM
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87. Let me know when he starts. n/t
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 10:50 PM
Response to Reply #87
98. January 2013. Be sure to vote! And donate to Obama for Austerity! n/t
Edited on Tue Aug-02-11 10:50 PM by gkhouston
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 10:58 PM
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99. I'll contribute to his next book "The Austerity of Hope" n/t
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:48 PM
Response to Reply #99
204. Lol!
:thumbsup:
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:01 PM
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207. !
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 11:33 PM
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102. His definition of "fight" is not useful if the goal is actual jobs. n/t
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:54 AM
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114. He's not fighting for the Repubs and look at everything they've got from him.
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LondonReign2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 12:08 PM
Response to Reply #9
137. No, we'd rather he actually *started* fighting for us, as he promised
But so far, no such luck.
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:14 PM
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144. Like he ever does? Sorry his pretty words are worthless
It's the whole boy who cried wolf thing.

He needs to stop saying shit and start doing it. Because frankly I don't believe a god damned thing he says anymore.
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COLGATE4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:21 PM
Response to Reply #9
157. If by "fighting" you mean getting rolled and giving up the whole
goddamned store, then yes, I'd rather he not "fight" for us.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:47 PM
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11. Hey!
He'll be a fierce advocate for the unemployed.

You'll see.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:48 PM
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12. His timing sure is way off.
Oh that's right. 2012 is coming up. I was thinking back when we had a majority in the House. Silly me.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:16 PM
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 10:17 PM
Response to Reply #55
89. Yeah, that logic (or lack thereof) was odd.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:48 PM
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13. Like he has been doing? Look at the results!
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:10 PM
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50. Is that for China?
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:27 PM
Response to Reply #50
66. Heh!
It sure isnt for where I live!
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:17 PM
Response to Reply #13
56. part time minimum wage service jobs. try an raise a family on that.
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JoseGaspar Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 11:26 PM
Response to Reply #13
100. I'll see your chart which explains nothing...
...and raise you one that does:



For the record, it is the worst jobs recovery after a recession since the Great Depression.

You really don't want to introduce this issue.

Trust me.

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blank space Donating Member (266 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:52 PM
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221. Just so we are all on the same page -
this graphs is not used by any sane left leaning Obama supporter because it has about as much validity as Lord if the Rings does at explaining the origins of the UNIVERSE,

in other words - putting this up does nothing more than waves a great big red flag that says - I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT !!!

The current unemployment rate sits at almost 10%, this has not changed once in Obama's presidency.

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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:52 PM
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19. Here's how it's going to go:
Obama: I want a jobs bill to help the unemployed

Republicans in Congress: No. We can't spend money on that. The deficit is too high. We need to cut spending.

Obama: OK. Sorry I asked.
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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:54 PM
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23. ...
:thumbsup:
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SusanaMontana41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:55 PM
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26. True. n/t
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:56 PM
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27. You left out...
Obama: Have some more tax cuts for corporations who won't use them to create jobs.
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kelly1mm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:57 PM
Original message
Forgot this " and for the trouble of bothering you can I extend the tax cuts again?"nt
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:27 PM
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67. "Obama: OK. Sorry I asked. "
As a self-designated Fly On The Wall, you actually heard him say that? Hmmmmm.
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Proles Donating Member (229 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:53 PM
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78. Lol, more like
Obama: Okay, sorry I asked. I'll start my negotiations with asking for some minor deficit cuts.

GOP: No, major cuts.

Obama: Moderate ones?

GOP: No, major ones.

Obama: Okay

But in all seriousness, I'd like to see Obama fight for a jobs bill. Its way over due.
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COLGATE4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:24 PM
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160. immediately followed by "BTW, don't you think we ought to cut
Social Security and Medicare, huh, huh guys???"
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Old Codger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:56 PM
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28. Ok I'll bite
Is it going to be a fight against all hiring? Maybe he will fight to stop them from stopping the companies from moving overseas, maybe he will fight to allow more layoffs, every time he has "fought" we have lost something and he has claimed it was the best he could do. "I surrender"will/should be his campaign slogan.
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SusanaMontana41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 10:06 PM
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86. He won't "fight" for anything. We know that. n/t
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:57 PM
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29. Austerity and jobs don't go together
let me join you.

:rofl:

Yep, it sounds good... perhaps we should start by pointing to EFCA... oh never mind.

I want a jobs bill.

There is no money for that.

BUT...

GO TO THE CORNER no dinner for you!
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 08:58 PM
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30. Back OFF and give him some room.
The Debt ceiling Debacle was only the Rope-A-Dope (you heard that here),
NOW, he gonna start fighting....


Any minute now....


Just give him a bit longer....


Its only been 3 years....


You gotta stretch & warm up....


I'm SURE he's gonna start....


Slow an Sure WINS.....


Don't want a jack rabbit start....


Gotta be careful to ration it out and conserve strength....


OK, a little more Rope-A-Dope, just to suck them in......


Any minute now....






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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:03 PM
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37. They just don't know his brilliant strategy.
:cry:
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:15 PM
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52. Can the unemployed have jobless benefits while he's warming up?
The 99ers can't live on bullshit.

There's another thread running right now, about a DUer who got a call from Obama For America. I was a little surprised to see it, because I thought they'd changed OFA to stand for "Obama For Austerity". x(
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:40 PM
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75. Not unless Obama gives the RICH another TRILLION Dollars.
THEN, the unemployed can have a crumb,
just like last time,
and it will be another "historic" WIN for the White House.
It will even go on The List as another Festivus Miracle glorious accomplishment!
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:45 PM
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77. Oh, The List. I always get the giggles when it's reflexively trotted out.
The Knights who say "Ni" inevitably come to mind. The List is some sort of magic talisman. :rofl:
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:17 PM
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173. Or, "Hey, Rocky, wanna see me pull a rabbit out ouf my hat?"
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:28 PM
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211. Again?? That trick never works!
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Gin Blossom Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 10:09 PM
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247. Maybe bvar22 set the stage
Edited on Wed Aug-03-11 10:10 PM by Gin Blossom
But this was my first laugh-out-loud of the day. I'm a sucker for gallows humor with an old childhood reference. Thanks!

But seriously, folks - why does Obama need to do any jobs fightin'? Now that the job creators see that government is now trying to be like a family making those tough decisions of shared sacrifice to live within its means, surely the job creators will start creatin' those jobs! Isn't that the idea?
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 10:42 PM
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249. "That old trick? It never works!" n/t
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:35 PM
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72. +1
Thanks for the chuckle. :D

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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 08:56 AM
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123. 18-Dimensional chess blah blah blah
I can't effing believe our President and his negotiation tactics are now a running joke on the Daily Show and across this nation (not just among liberals or left-leaning people). My fundie neighbors were cackling this past weekend over how having Obama wasn't as bad as they thought it would be.
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:20 PM
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154. Let the Job-a-Dope begin. n/t
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COLGATE4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:25 PM
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161. K&R X 1000. The most intelligent answer yet.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:14 PM
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171. Keep that powder dry
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JoseGaspar Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:01 PM
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34. Frankly, it would be better if he fought for the Republican agenda.

Then, they might actually lose on a few issues.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:18 PM
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60. God, I love this thread. I side with the people who can see.
God help us all. Don't fight for us, Mr. Obama. We can't take the losses.
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:53 PM
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79. + 1 !
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anaxarchos Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 10:22 PM
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91. Sorry to hear you have to work two jobs in "retirement", sister...

You are not alone... not that it helps much.

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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 08:47 PM
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243. I hug you back, honey. hang in there.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:50 PM
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205. Inded. Everytime he "fights" for us we end up losing even more than we did
under BushCo-and few of us could have imagined that three years ago. :grr:
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 11:44 PM
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104. Sad but true.
I think the each president first has to fight for jobs. It's how they prove themselves.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:19 PM
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174. LOL
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:05 PM
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40. Well, once he made EFCA a priority and told Congress he didn't hear what they had to say until they
said in unison "EFCA," it was totally clear he was on our side and fighting for jobs, so I'm not sure what this re-dedication to the fight is.

Heh, I crack myself up.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:05 PM
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41. Put 'em up, put 'em up!
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:06 PM
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43. He should be having that FAA Workers bargaining rights thing all rapped up any day now. nt
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:07 PM
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45. First he's looking for "comfortable shoes" to walk some picket lines.
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:09 PM
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49. Hey, do them jackboots come in loafers? nt
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Proles Donating Member (229 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:56 PM
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81. Yeah what's with that?
He should be roaming the country screaming bloody murder to the American people about how the GOP is deliberately cutting jobs.
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 12:47 PM
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140. He would do that if he wanted to.
Seriously.

Think about it.

He may not be able to get everything past the pukes in the House, but he certainly could be using the bully pulpit to take his case to America.

He would ... if he wanted to.
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meow mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:07 PM
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44. its fancy speech season... im sure we'll hear all about the future "fighting"
:-(
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 11:54 PM
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107. Oh yes. Guess what? - fool me once....
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:15 PM
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54. I wish we had elected THIS guy.
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Riftaxe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:17 PM
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57. He got me last time, I'm not
buying a new shovel until he produces...
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:17 PM
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58. Whos job will he fight for?
This guy's ?

Yeah. THats Timothy Geithner, and he is SMILING!
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:43 PM
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76. His own
and the rest of the administration.
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 10:48 PM
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97. +1000
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killbotfactory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:29 PM
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68. The republicans will, go vote for them.
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roomfullofmirrors Donating Member (201 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:31 PM
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70. I'm sure he'll be focused like a laser beam on jobs
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:55 PM
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80. If Obama were serious about jobs he would recruit Virg Bernero the fire breathing
jobs Mayor of Lansing Mi. To help out.
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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:59 PM
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82. put 'em up, put 'em up!
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Dan Donating Member (595 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 09:59 PM
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83. HE WILL FIGHT
to make America a 'right to work' nation.
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Scottybeamer70 Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 10:04 PM
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85. There simply is no such thing as "recovery'.......
without jobs!!! It really is that simple, but I don't see anyone in the administration suggesting that.
Are they really that dense? I know they are concerned about THEIR jobs, but what about those millions
without a job? Don't they get it? oh, wait............I already know the answer.
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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 10:11 PM
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88. What a fucking joke,
The POTUS has already gave away every tool he had to make jobs except more war.

The first thing he should do then is fire most of his Cabinet and close advisors if BHO is serious.
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raouldukelives Donating Member (945 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 10:18 PM
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90. What does Steve Jobs want? nt
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SusanaMontana41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 10:48 PM
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96. ...
:P
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workinclasszero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 10:36 PM
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93. Hes going to fight...for...jobs??
Oh shit...:scared: :scared: :scared:
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philly_bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 10:43 PM
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95. Let's see what he does before you ridicule Obama. (nt)
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 11:45 PM
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105. He should have started examining policies to bring jobs HOME in 2008
And begun working on bringing jobs to America in 2009.
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SlimJimmy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 12:29 AM
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108. That just didn't happen. And all of us who voted for him are pretty pissed off about it. (nt)
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:57 AM
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116. I've seen enough.
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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 08:44 AM
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120. Why? He has a track record. We can judge him on it. (nt)
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LondonReign2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 12:20 PM
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139. We've waited three years
I think the waiting period has officially expired.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 12:54 PM
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141. Just how we were supposed to bite our tongues until we saw the cuts?
No thank you...
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:15 PM
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145. He deserves ridicule
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:52 PM
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206. Oh that's too rich
you forgot the :sarcasm:
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 11:40 PM
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103. Part of the playbook:
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 11:47 PM
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106. Lorien, I suspected the BOSSES said NO to Public Option
After more than a century Rockefellers still call the shots. I wish the shots were aimed at Rockefellers. *grr*
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 12:35 AM
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109. Where? Columbia, or Nicaragua?
What's the next NAFTA fest he and his cohorts has been pushing?
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MurrayDelph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 12:44 AM
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110. Before we got together, my wife had had a couple of cats
who once got freaked out by a couple of frogs that had gotten into the apartment from the pond next door.

While the cats were cowering in the corner, my wife and her then-husband chased out the frogs.

The cats then spent the rest of the afternoon pouncing on imaginary frogs, showing how they were going to handle it next time.

Somehow, this just came to mind.
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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:30 AM
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118. that's a great visual
and very appropriate here.
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MessiahRp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 04:34 AM
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111. He's going to have to. His debt deal kills 1.8 million jobs.
Edited on Wed Aug-03-11 04:36 AM by MessiahRp
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 04:37 AM
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112. what's amazing is that a certain fraction of the population is still buying that crap
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:58 AM
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117. Sorry, but this entire thread is a disappointment.
Bashing is not the answer. Obama is in an impossible position as witnessed by the actions of the teabagger terrorists.

Perhaps constructive criticism with suggestions is good, but bashing is not.

Now flame me, too.
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:26 AM
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119. Who's "bashing" whom?
Edited on Wed Aug-03-11 07:26 AM by SHRED
When this President ran for office, with his populist rhetoric, he had all of our hopes running high.

Like Glenn Greenwald I do not buy the narrative that he was "held hostage":

The myth of Obama's "blunders" and "weakness"

~snip

It strains the imagination to think that the country's smartest businessmen keep paying top dollar for such lousy performance. Is it possible that by "surrendering" at the 11th hour and signing off on a deal that presages deep cuts in spending for the middle class, but avoids tax increases for the rich, Obama is doing exactly what was expected of him?

A mere three years ago, huge numbers of people invested substantial time, attention, energy, emotion and "hope" in fighting to put Barack Obama in the White House. The very human incentives not to reach this conclusion are both obvious and overwhelming.

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/08/01/debt_ceiling/index.html

Turns out, based on results, that Obama talks populist but in reality kowtows to the wealthy elite. That is our system but the problem is he pretended to be for the people...and sadly many of us believed him.
We are the ones being "bashed".



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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 08:50 AM
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121. Bashing is all we have left. He hasn't fought for anything.
It's been 2 years. He hasn't fought for anything. He's passively sat back and waited for Congress to do the work.

He buys into the failed strategy that you do only what you have the votes for, instead of whipping votes for what you want to do. As a result, there's no reason to expect him to ever accomplish any policy he claims is important - because despite all the failures he keeps using the same strategy.

Plus, the Republicans know their only chance in 2012 is to have a terrible economy. That's what this entire debt ceiling mess was about - crippling the economy so they can win.
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 10:12 AM
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125. He has fought for a lot. But there is no point in arguing. nt
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 11:07 AM
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126. Name three things
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:20 PM
Response to Reply #126
155. ObamaPromiseMetter.com....of course you know this or should have known this
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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 11:36 AM
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133. If that was true, you could have provided a single example. (nt)
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:07 PM
Response to Reply #133
142. Okay. Here you go.
Stimulus bill.

Healthcare reform.

Two Supreme Court appointments.

I could post an entire list, but it won't matter since you apparently have your minds made up.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:21 PM
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156. FUCK FACTS!!!! /sarcasm
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katnapped Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:28 PM
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163. Oh gosh "the list" again
Haven't seen that trotted out in the past hour. Thanks for reminding us!
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:33 PM
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216. +
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:40 PM
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181. Stimulus bill was inadequate and mostly Tax cuts(Milton Friedman)
Healthcare was a sellout to Insurance companies(Romneycare)

I'll wait and see about the Supreme court

At best, you gave 2 things he fought for Republican Ideals, and maybe 1 where things might be for the little guy.

I think you just proved the point of the person you were arguing against.
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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:10 PM
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197. Where's the fighting from Obama?
Stimulus Bill: Rolled over when Republicans rewrote the bill to do half tax cuts. Proceeded to claim the bill was perfect stimulus despite it being 1/6th the size actually needed. Did not attempt to get any further stimulus despite unemployment being 1% higher than the WH's "disaster scenario" used to sell the stimulus bill.

Healthcare Reform: The White House explicitly chose a "hands off" approach, because Rham believed the Clinton White House was wrong to get so involved in healthcare reform. Gave up when Senator Brown was elected. Nancy Pelosi was the one who actually fought for the bill and dragged it across the finish line.

SC Appointments: Chose candidates where no fighting was required.

"I could post an entire list"

Nah, you couldn't. Because the White House's strategy is to let Congress do whatever it's gonna do.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:32 PM
Response to Reply #142
215. "I could post an entire list" - No. You couldn't. Where is the "fight" in these issues? AWOL.
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:39 PM
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217. Fight?
The man has been fighting since he took office. You know that.

And I most definitely can post several lists.
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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 11:01 PM
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250. Then go ahead and post them.
Your previous examples didn't include Obama fighting.
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-04-11 05:33 AM
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251. You don't think he had to fight for the stimulus plan, the healthcare
bill, or the Supreme Court nominees? No point in discussing this any further.
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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-04-11 07:51 AM
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253. As I already said, Congress fought for those. Not Obama.
Stimulus: Congress rewrote the plan to cut the effective stimulus in half, Obama called it "perfect". That's not fighting.

HealthCare: Rham believed the Clinton White House screwed up by being "in charge" of healthcare reform. So the Obama White House explicitly took a "hands off" approach to crafting the bill. When Senator Brown was elected, the White House gave up on healthcare reform. Nancy Pelosi fought for the bill and dragged it across the finish line.

His supreme court nominees are centrists and no fighting was required.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:52 PM
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220. rebuttal..
stimulas bill: too weak

healthcare reform: really?!

two supreme court appointments: oh yeah, didn't they rule that it was cool for law enforcement to kick people's doors in without a warrant because they smell weed? no thanks.
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LondonReign2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:37 PM
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232. Health care reform sucked
and he was, you know, sort of required to nominate Supreme Court justices and he went for the centrists. Rah Rah
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:16 PM
Response to Reply #117
146. What you really mean is...........
STOP BEING MEAN TO OBAMA !

:cry:
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:07 PM
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165. I said what I meant and I meant what I said. nt.
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:19 PM
Response to Reply #117
152. If he is truly in an "impossible position" then he needs to step aside and let someone else try.
'nuff said.
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:08 PM
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166. Nope. Name one electable Democrat you think would do better. nt
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:16 PM
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172. Nor could one do any worse.
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woolldog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 03:04 PM
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186. Al Gore.
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 03:35 PM
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189. Gore is not interested. nt
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woolldog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 03:37 PM
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190. You're moving the goalpost. nt
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 03:39 PM
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192. Okay, I don't think Gore is electable in today's political climate. nt
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:35 PM
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230. Russ Feingold
I would vote for him over Obama in a primary.

Wisconsin has become a rallying cry for liberals in the U.S. - the things people are doing there are inspirational, in the face of this teabaggery shite.

He would be the first Jewish president.

If Obama had any smarts, he would choose Feingold to be his v.p. to have someone on hand to handle the shit sandwich we're all going to be eating after all this "bipartisanship" on the part of the corporate democrats - that point at which these same corporations are going to witness a backlash that they cannot even imagine at this time - when Americans will vote to get rid of right wingers in both parties.

The backlash is coming.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:20 PM
Response to Reply #117
153. Yeap, bashers IGNORE congress,IGNORE they can change their district seats, IGNOREObama promise meter
...I can't stand them, they've wasted more energy on bitching than doing what they CAN do to change the situation.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 04:09 PM
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195. Sorry but that's a bunch of bollocks...he had the 14th amendment and the bully pulpit...
Edited on Wed Aug-03-11 04:09 PM by truebrit71
..but instead he rolled over and offered the "terrorists" everything they wanted...
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 11:10 AM
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127. Just like when he said he would "walk on that picket line" and all we got were crickets.
Edited on Wed Aug-03-11 11:10 AM by Chimichurri
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 11:24 AM
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128. Yeah. Fight for jobs. THAT'S going to happen.
Edited on Wed Aug-03-11 11:26 AM by HughBeaumont
So, all he has to do is . . .

* fight centuries of human greed,

* tame capitalism's insatiable need for unrestrained and ever-continual profit,

* convince the wealthy that run this country, fund and dictate the President, the government and it's electoral process to get on board with being nicer to the working, middle and poor classes,

* make logical sense out of the perpetuation of a linear economic system that demands infinite amounts of capital and resources where neither exist,

* try to reconcile the fact that, while he does not believe giving every need and want to the rich works in the short or long term, is still fully on board with this system out of political expediency (that and being deathly afraid of being called the "L" or "S" word) more than anything,

* create a new WPA in the face of massive opposition and out of a blow hole of wasted unpaid-for IOUs the previous uneducated dry drunk bastard left him,

* bring an end to the rich-profitable MIC turkey shoots without threats to his life from . . . "lone gunmen" . . . *cough cough*

* do ALL of this without any personal sacrifice from anyone (especially the wealthy), without any change in lifestyle (especially the wealthy's), no new taxes and not asking the princessy precious rich people to even give one smidgen of a fair share.

Yeah. THAT'S going to happen.
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:45 PM
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183. Deserves it's own OP
The problem is systemic. Even if someone on the correct side of the left ever got elected, they'd be shot in a week. Bush's job was to push the agenda of the 1%, and he did it incredibly well. Everyone pretended he was stupid and didn't mean to torture, rape, kill and steal from everyone.

Presidency is a PR position.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 11:29 AM
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129. Yeah. Mm-hmm.
Edited on Wed Aug-03-11 11:29 AM by hifiguy
And I will believe that immediately after I see pigs flying out my 16th floor window and not one nanosecond before. :eyes:
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blkmusclmachine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 11:32 AM
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130. Says one thing. Does the polar opposite. Don't believe the lies.
n/t
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 11:33 AM
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131. More lies. I'm tired of voting for liars and think I will give it a rest for a little while. n/t
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 11:41 AM
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134. Uh, Oh. If he fights as hard for jobs as he did for revenue in the Debt bill and
as hard as he fought for the public option in the HRC bill we're looking at higher unemployment as a "compromise" and a victory speech proclaiming it such.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 11:42 AM
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135. I see you've reached a point of pure hatred
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LondonReign2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 12:07 PM
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136. Oh, I believe him alright
After all, he said he was going to end the wars, and he did, right?

And he said he would only support health care reform that included a public option, and that's what he did, right?

And he said he supported workers, and he was first on protest lines in Wisconsin, you remember?

And he adamently refused to support an extension of the Bush tax cuts, and he took care of that, right?

And he insisted he would sign no budget deal that didn't include revenue raisers, and of course that's what happened I'm sure you'll recall.

Yup, I have complete faith...
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:13 PM
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143. Great- more outsourcing...........
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lapislzi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:17 PM
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147. Oh, please, DON'T
I think the unemployed could do without that kind of "help." Yikes.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:17 PM
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148. Fight for overseas jobs prolly. nm
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:18 PM
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150. He's going to evolve into a Fierce Advocate for jobs.
Yup Yup.
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:51 PM
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184. He is SO an advocate for Jobs!
Look at Goldman Sachs! They still have their jobs(and their freedom from jail) :evilgrin:
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:19 PM
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151. Unemployment line here I come!
Please I'd rather he'd not help.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:23 PM
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159. Yeap, .more Obama Bashing instead of getting your ass off the keyboard and getting on district seats
Edited on Wed Aug-03-11 01:25 PM by uponit7771
bashers IGNORE congress,IGNORE they can change their district seats, IGNOREObama promise meter and spend most of their time bitching about what Obama hasn't done vs getting him a progressive congress.

Bashers hate facts...they'll even convince themselves a progressive congress doesn't matter JUST so they can keep bashing Obama

GET OFF YOUR ASS AND INTO DISTRICT SEATS TO VOTE FOR CHAIRPERSONS!!!!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=439&topic_id=1647494&mesg_id=1647494
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:26 PM
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162. DUers! Damn your eyes for ignoring the Obama Promise Meter!
Damn you all to hell!
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we can do it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 01:58 PM
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164. god help us
:woohoo:

the advocate strikes again
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:09 PM
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167. I feel safer already n/t
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:10 PM
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168. Obama Bad Obama Bad Obama Bad
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:10 PM
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169. (shakes head in disgust)
:thumbsdown:
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:10 PM
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170. There are few things more terrifying that Obama's offer to fight for something.
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
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Pooka Fey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:40 PM
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180. + 1
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:31 PM
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177. Bringing your pocket knife to the GOP's gunfight again?
C'mon this ain't gonna cut it.
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katnapped Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 04:18 PM
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196. Not even!
He'll be bringing one of the plastic butter knives.

YEA, THAT'LL SHOW EM!!!!!
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hay rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:00 PM
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224. Or maybe a spork.
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LondonReign2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:42 PM
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234. More likely is
Edited on Wed Aug-03-11 07:42 PM by LondonReign2
the Republicans will forget to bring a weapon and in the interest of bi-partisanship Obama will give them his gun.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:32 PM
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178. Lean to the left,
lean to the right.
Stand up, sit down
Fight, fight, fight!

(Do schools still use this cheer?)
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:33 PM
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179. Back when he was campaigning he said he would look into NAFTA. LOL
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 02:45 PM
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182. And then he immediately sent one of his lickspittles to Canada
to assure them that he was only spouting off for the yokels and didn't really mean any of that.
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 03:00 PM
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185. Jobs for who? n/a
lou
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 03:08 PM
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187. Koreans and Colombians with his new FTAs.
Edited on Wed Aug-03-11 03:08 PM by EFerrari
He said as much yesterday when he said the new trade deals will create jobs.
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katnapped Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 03:38 PM
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191. So this means
More stuff that Walmart will complain they're not selling any of (because we's broke)
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sad sally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 03:14 PM
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188. I'm sure this fight must be a pay-per-view, so's this house won't
get to see it. Please, somebody tell me, who is the contender? Who will he be battling?

Oh, you mean this isn't a real fight, it's just some more purty words?
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 03:41 PM
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193. I take him at his word
He will fight his base to support the rw's view of creating jobs--give everything to Wall Street, big-business, and the ultra-rich.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 04:07 PM
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194. yay for fierce advocacy.
yawn.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:26 PM
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198. will he fight for AMERICAN jobs?
I see him fighting for corporations who create jobs overseas
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:38 PM
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201. Damn I knew there was a catch ;) n/t
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:37 PM
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199. Obama from yes we can to.. Too little too late. n/t K&R
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:38 PM
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200. Yeah...his own. (nt)
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:40 PM
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202. Deleted message
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:47 PM
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203. "Fight" for jobs in "Town Hall" stump speeches in front of hand picked audiences
hoping to "glamour" back those of us that he has betrayed. Not gonna work this time around.
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secondwind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:04 PM
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208. Well, if the Teabaggers aren't passing any of his Jobs Bills, he has to FIGHT to get things done


in Teabagger town. They don't even want to spend the $$ for big infrastructure repair jobs.

THEY DON'T WANT HIM TO SUCCEED.
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:16 PM
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209. Fight for jobs, who's going to fight for jobs? I know lots of people who fight for tax cuts for
the rich and tax subsidies for the corporations, but who is this person who is going to fight for jobs? Will it be a fight to create real jobs or a fight for imagined jobs? Will the jobs actually be here in the states? And this "he" who is going to "fight for jobs," has he been around for awhile, do we know this person, or is this someone new to the fight for jobs. And will these be good jobs with benefits, or will these be jobs we should just keep our mouths shut about and just be thankful to get even though the wages are low and there are no benefits? And when will this fight begin, will it be televised and will the corporate media report on this "fighting for jobs" story? And since talk is cheap, when it just goes on the way its always been going on, where almost anything else that they can come up with takes precedence over the economy and fighting for jobs (which will be the usual rock in the bushes Republican created crisis) that will divert attention from "fighting for jobs" to anything other than fixing the economy and as usual fight the newly created issue or crisis, instead of "fighting for jobs, will the fighting for jobs have to be placed on the back burner again and wait until the fake crisis is resolved or can they do two things at once, "fight for jobs," and attend to rigged crisis?"

"Now we're gonna fight for jobs," are just empty words that people say for a good little sound bite, why is it that no one seems to back up those words with any real action or genuine "fight for those jobs" and for an economy that will make people feel hopeful, safe, and secure again about working and can hold their heads up high with their bills paid and some money in their pockets instead of empty words swirling around in their heads?
Lou
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Chisox08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:28 PM
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212. He should have fought for jobs starting Jan. 20, 2009
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:30 PM
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213. Right
He's going to do wonders and kill dead things.

Heard it all before. The emperor has no clothes.
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Jim_Shorts Donating Member (355 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:31 PM
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214. Obama pushed for a 4 trillion $ austerity bill
Edited on Wed Aug-03-11 06:32 PM by Jim_Shorts
One day after signing the 2.4 trillion dollar jobs killing bill he says we must focus on jobs?

Sorry Barack



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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:40 PM
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218. +1
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entanglement Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:44 PM
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219. Steve Jobs?
;)
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:00 PM
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222. oh great..that means more Bush tax cuts..yay?
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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:01 PM
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225. thems are paying the ransom words! nt
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 07:35 PM
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231. "President Obama urges Republicans to reach agreement to move free-trade deals"
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 08:02 PM
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238. Sounds like they have convinced him that JOBS should
have been his #1 priority since he's been in office.

Jobs since he looks forward and not backwards. No justice. No peace.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 08:31 PM
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240. He plans to fight...for HIS job.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 08:32 PM
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241. I think y'all misheard him. He likely said he'll have "fighting jobs" -
as in his only job plan, the US Military. It's that or Walcrap Greeter.
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nahant Donating Member (57 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 08:35 PM
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242. JOBS??
The only job he is going to fight for is his, the rest of us are on our own!!
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TNLib Donating Member (683 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 08:57 PM
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244. Please don't. I'm not looking forward to being screwed again.
Every time the president talks about fighting for something I feel like we are all end up getting fucked.
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Proles Donating Member (229 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 09:12 PM
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245. That will be amusing to watch.
I find these sort of displays are much more comedic when I isolate myself from the issues.
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 09:19 PM
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246. The only way he or anyone is going to create enough jobs is to tax the fuck ...
out of sociopath corporations & rich assholes ...and then give them tax breaks when they create jobs only in the US. Tax the fuck out of them if they out source jobs.
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Jack Sprat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 10:14 PM
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248. aw, he's tough all right.
he's a real fighter. ;-)
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-04-11 07:46 AM
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252. About as menacing as Jimmie Walker in "Let's Do It Again"
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-05-11 11:30 AM
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254. He is always the smartest person in the room.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-05-11 11:51 AM
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255. Good. If he ignores the unemployed, he is toast next year.
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