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  •  It's surreal. He does what we all wanted and he (10+ / 0-)

    still gets shit for it. Sorry, there is no way that Obama Derangement Syndrome is not a very real medical condition. Seriously.

    Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

    by JTinDC on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 09:42:58 AM PST

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    •  Confirmation bias. (9+ / 0-)

      People who want to believe Obama can do no right will always find a reason.

      We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

      by raptavio on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 09:47:58 AM PST

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      •  You nailed it. And them. (4+ / 0-)
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        This is totally positive news to any real progressive or Democrat.

        And we get to watch our kvetchers do their tricks!  

        •  When Obama does wrong (4+ / 0-)

          --- like signing the NDAA, even with the signing statement as mitigation -- hell, criticize away.

          But when he does the unambiguously right thing, that will have a strongly positive impact on America? Get his goddamned back! Especially since he'll need it to weather the backlash from the Republican Hate Machine.

          You want the CFPB operational? Fight for it. Stop fighting against the guy who just made it happen.

          We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

          by raptavio on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 10:08:43 AM PST

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      •  Oh, please. (3+ / 0-)

        In response to this subthread as a whole, let's be fair.  Murphoney is not overcome with Obama Derangement Syndrome any more than you are in the opposite direction.  Chris, the diarist, was a mite effusive in his phrasing, and that's what Murphoney is finding objection to.  It is not "bold" to do what folks here have been advocating for two years.  It's also not a bad thing to do that, and Murphoney has indicated elsewhere that a thank you is in order -- not the kind of thing a victim of ODS would say.

        We have ten months together here leading up to the election.  If we will hold back on the leap to paint the other as a bot or a hater, those ten months will be much more effective.  It is not wrong to pick apart what this administration is doing, if that will make its actions more comprehensible.  And it's not inappropriate to praise things of which one approves.  But there needs to be some wiggle room under this big tent to accept that some people's perspectives are not exactly in line with others'.

        •  I didn't say a thing about ODS. (1+ / 0-)
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          I think Murphoney's demurring is indicative of confirmation bias, however.

          It is, actually, "bold", because while the Senate is functionally in recess, it technically is NOT, and a large legal fight is going to ensue (and the usual histrionics from the conservatives itching for a new civil war will be ugly). Obama has thrown down a gauntlet that will result in a very pitched battle. And it's one that we need to join him in fighting if we're going to win it and keep Cordray in the position to which he was just appointed.

          And we also need to show him we have his back on this so he can fill the vacancies in the NLRB and other agencies.

          We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

          by raptavio on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 10:11:47 AM PST

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          •  Claiming that someone believes... (0+ / 0-)

            ...that Obama can do no right is accusing them of ODS, so yeah, you very much did say something about it.

            •  If that's how you want to define (1+ / 0-)
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              ODS, then sure, okay. I defined it as the belief that Obama is actively seeking to do harm to the country.

              But that being the case, I also did NOT apply the description to Murphoney, so you're still off base.

              We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

              by raptavio on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 12:02:17 PM PST

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      •  People who think Obama can do no wrong... (0+ / 0-)

        ...believe that everyone who has a problem with something he does or doesn't do believe he can do no right.

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