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  •  Perhaps it was because (0+ / 0-)

    he was a bystander and not a participant.  He doesn't get to take credit for other people's work.  In campaign mode he is a firebrand.  In governing mode he is usually a spectator.

    Sarcasm. Just one more service I provide.

    by Grannus on Tue Aug 16, 2011 at 06:38:32 AM PDT

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    •  You're kidding about this right? (2+ / 0-)
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      President Obama put repeal of DADT on his agenda.  It wouldn't have COME UP as an issue before Congress if he hadn't put it on his agenda and campaigned for repeal.  People dismissed him because it didn't happen on their timetable and in the way they wanted it to happen, completely ignoring the politcal realities and the limb he stepped out on by addressing this as an agenda item for his first term.  And when it was repealed by Congress, all he got from prominent people on this site was grudging "approval."  Where was the public outrage at President Bush and Congress during the Bush years when repeal wasn't even on the table.  Why attack the only president willing to address repeal because it didn't happen when you wanted when we had almost 20 years of the issue being thrown under the rug?  The lack of perspective when it comes to this guy is what gets me pissed.

      "The struggle against power 'is the struggle of memory against forgetting.'" -Milan Kundera via Bill Moyers

      by Imhotepsings on Tue Aug 16, 2011 at 10:09:46 AM PDT

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      •  I'm not kidding. (0+ / 0-)

        He put a lot of things on his agenda.  The slightest push-back would cause him to abandon them.  The exception was HCR, but he still managed to get nothing close to what he campaigned for and strung it out over a year longer than need be because he wanted to be fair to those who wanted to destroy it completely.

        The diarist slams "white progressives" for not getting on board the love boat.  We were there.  We got put in the life boat and told to make do.  If Hillary Clinton had put forth the agenda he has, we would be hearing that we were misogynistic.  Because he is black, we hear that we are racist.

        He is my President, not my idol.  When he does good, I applaud.  When he does bad, I call him on it.  His skin color has no bearing on how I act.  My skin color has no bearing on how I act.  The policies have a bearing on how I act.

        He is now back in campaign mode, and the rhetoric has gotten sharp again, not conciliatory.  It's not hard to notice the difference if you just take off the rose colored glasses.

        Sarcasm. Just one more service I provide.

        by Grannus on Tue Aug 16, 2011 at 01:50:35 PM PDT

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