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  •  You said that well. Best case scenario seems to (1+ / 0-)
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    be another 4 years of disappointment.

    •  That's your conclusion with the news about the (2+ / 0-)
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      recess appointment?  You will probably be disappointed indefinitely but that isn't so much about the President.

      •  My conclusion about the recess appointment... (0+ / 0-)

        ...is that it's a small step forward that, like all steps forward, deserves praise.

        My conclusion about the Obama Administration (so far) is that they haven't stood up to Wall Street and, given where their money is form and who is on their economic team, never will.  But they are more likely to follow policies that will somewhat limit Wall Street's riskiest behavior than the GOP would.

        The sane billionaires remain better than the insane billionaires.

        But when we stop being disapointed in being ruled by the sane billionaires, we've given up on the 99%.

        Tunis...Cairo...Tripoli...Wall Street

        by GreenSooner on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 10:36:51 AM PST

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        •  I am part of the 99% and it isn't (0+ / 0-)

          some abstract entity that can be spoken for any more than the GOP speak for the "American people" as I have so often been told.  I don't share your unenthusiastic view of the President, on the contrary.  I think he has been and will continue to speak for the everyday person more so than any politician I know of.  I want to help make it easier for him to make progress.

          •  I simply disagree with you about the President (0+ / 0-)
            I think he has been and will continue to speak for the everyday person more so than any politician I know of.

            You should get to know some politicians like Bernie Sanders and Barbara Lee.

            I want to help make it easier for him to make progress.

            I want to make it harder for him to focus on austerity and budget hawkery and force him to focus instead on the needs of average Americans.  

            I think this recess appointment is one, small sign that those of us trying to do so--and willing to talk of the 99%--have had a good few months.  I hope we all keep up the pressure on him. He needs our votes.

            Tunis...Cairo...Tripoli...Wall Street

            by GreenSooner on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 11:26:02 AM PST

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            •  I see OWS as a way of working in unison with the (0+ / 0-)

              President.  He has needed our support and hasn't gotten much of it, IMHO.  Though I thoroughly appreciate Bernie Sanders, Barbara Lee, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi and so many other political figures, I still think the President is the champion I would most like to see leading our country to fight for all of us.

              I listened to Nouriel Roubini talk about the importance of reducing the deficit as well as stimulating the economy for the overall health of our country.  I don't think the President is focusing on austerity or budget hawkery but doing some very important evaluations of where the waste and fraud are occurring.  The GOP on the other hand is guilty of what you describe and then some.

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