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  •  Sometimes being a good leader is knowing when (3+ / 0-)
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    Chitown Kev, MichaelNY, Matt Z

    your visibility would not help the cause.  There is more than one way to wage a campaign.  In this case, I think the President can be more effective working behind the scenes than being a lighting rod in public.

    “when Democrats don’t vote, Democrats don’t win.” Alan Grayson

    by ahumbleopinion on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 06:13:44 PM PST

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    •  If he choses to work behind the scenes (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm not optimistic.

      The federal government is basically an insurance company with an army. Paul Krugman

      by Heart of the Rockies on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 08:02:56 PM PST

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    •  And what exactly is he doing behind the scenes? (4+ / 0-)
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      'cause last I checked, DHS and the FBI were enabling the police forces cracking down - literally, with batons and shields - on peaceful protestors.

      The real enemy of the good is not the perfect, but the mediocre.

      by Orange County Liberal on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 08:03:17 PM PST

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      •  Bingo (1+ / 0-)
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        When basic democratic values are ignored or shoved aside and the Constitution is tossed onto the rubbish heap, it's time for us to realize that REAL CHANGE must come for us.  It's become a kabuki theater with the mostly Democratic silence when important issues demand everyone to pick a side.

        Are they siding with the Banksters and Wall Streeters with their silence in hopes of raising campaign cash?

        Until we get money out of politics and elections, we won't know.

        There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

        by Puddytat on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 11:44:06 AM PST

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