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  •  Great ideas on helping Dems succeed (3+ / 0-)
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    nonnie9999, Eric Nelson, skohayes

    Highly recommended video of Ron Suskind on C-SPAN....
    with much food for thought for people like us who might like to help Obama get free from the turkeys messing up the way forward:

    It seems there are gaps we can fill (instead of sniping and griping and making inaccurate analyses).
    For example, unlike FDR (with his managerial experience and team of seasoned experts who put Progressive programs in place in NY State already) Obama (and every other Democratic candidate for President, IMHO) does not have such a ready-made, safely reliable team to set to work.

    All the more reason for us NOT to pick up GOP Talking Points about Obama's perceived weaknesses!!

    We can move public opinion and thereby move leadership if we'd pick up and amplify the VISION and POLICY PROPOSALS.

    It also requires projecting CONFIDENCE which I'm not sure we Dems do very well.

    "Confidence Men"

    •  Since power, to be felt, has to hurt, (1+ / 0-)
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      weakness is good.

      Complaining about Obama's weakness is like decrying a woman's virginity.

      Republicans always attack their opponents on their strengths. It gives them the element of surprise. Most people aren't prepared to defend their virtues. Remember Kerry and military service?

      People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

      by hannah on Tue Nov 01, 2011 at 12:09:54 AM PDT

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      •  hannah: but why does the Left (0+ / 0-)

        attack Obama in the same terms as the GOP does, instead of doing more to help Obama put his policies and programs into effect?!

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