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  •  or that we'll just fall in line cuz the alternativ (14+ / 0-)

    e is just too intolerable... well, I might fall in line, but the average voter out there that votes on emotion also happens to have a vote that counts equally and they are not going with this "he's the grown up in the room" line..

    I'm sitting out 2012 - A real Republican can not be any worse than the current one we have in the Whitehouse!

    by karanja on Thu Sep 01, 2011 at 11:55:09 AM PDT

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    •  I would have rec'd comment except for sig line. (14+ / 0-)

      Want a prosperous, pleasant country? Try social justice. Social justice works and it is cost efficient.

      by Mayfly on Thu Sep 01, 2011 at 12:24:03 PM PDT

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      •  "Real Republicans" vs the one supposedly in (1+ / 0-)
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        the White House.

        NO! In a thousand ways, NO!

        Republicans will go out of their way to hurt you. Obama has undone much of the harm Republicans have done...........

        If you want a clear picture, go look at the respective party platforms. Huge contrast in what they are trying to achieve.

        •  And what... (3+ / 0-)
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          has he "undone?"

          "[I]n the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone...They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand."

          by cardboardurinal on Thu Sep 01, 2011 at 02:59:33 PM PDT

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          •  he has (1+ / 0-)
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            1. nominated liberals to the supreme court and NLRB
            2. continued our exit of Iraq
            3. health insurance reform
            4. stimulus package
            5. ended DADT
            8. created the CFPB

            That quote about GDP by Robert Kennedy

            by erichiro on Thu Sep 01, 2011 at 05:41:35 PM PDT

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            •  um... (3+ / 0-)
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              1. The person he replaced Stevens with was pretty far to his right (and a blank slate at that).
              2. The Iraq exit was actually in put in place by Bush, you know this?
              3. Health insurance reform that makes us buy shitty products from companies that would rather us die than actually use the money?
              4. Tax cuts
              5. The senate ended it, Obama barely said anything during the debate.  He signed it, but pretty much any Democrat would have done that.
              6 and 7. Where are they?
              8. And he has allowed the GOP to neuter it.

              "[I]n the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone...They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand."

              by cardboardurinal on Thu Sep 01, 2011 at 10:39:45 PM PDT

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        •  Agree with the difference in platforms (5+ / 0-)

          It would be nice if Obama supported the Democratic one a little more rigorously.

        •  obama needs to refresh his memory. (1+ / 0-)
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          If you want a clear picture, go look at the respective party platforms
        •  Another clear picture (0+ / 0-)
          In this time of unprecedented economic and social distress the Democratic Party declares its conviction that the chief causes of this condition were the disastrous policies pursued by our government since the World War, of economic isolation, fostering the merger of competitive businesses into monopolies and encouraging the indefensible expansion and contraction of credit for private profit at the expense of the public.

          Those who were responsible for these policies have abandoned the ideals on which the war was won and thrown away the fruits of victory, thus rejecting the greatest opportunity in history to bring peace, prosperity, and happiness to our people and to the world.

          They have ruined our foreign trade; destroyed the values of our commodities and products, crippled our banking system, robbed millions of our people of their life savings, and thrown millions more out of work, produced wide-spread poverty and brought the government to a state of financial distress unprecedented in time of peace.

          The only hope for improving present conditions, restoring employment, affording permanent relief to the people, and bringing the nation back to the proud position of domestic happiness and of financial, industrial, agricultural and commercial leadership in the world lies in a drastic change in economic governmental policies.

          Democratic Party Platform of 1932

          We will provide an immediate energy rebate to American families.

          Democratic Party Platform of 2008


    •  re: sig line. Come visit Wisconsin. (1+ / 0-)
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      Or Ohio.
      Or Michigan.
      Or Florida.

      You'll see what passes for real republicans these days.

      Mere passive citizenship is not enough. Men must be aggressive for what is right if government is to be saved from men who are aggressive for what is wrong. - Robert M. LaFollette

      by stcroix cheesehead on Thu Sep 01, 2011 at 02:34:31 PM PDT

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