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  •  It's a good litmus test, this diary & its comments (3+ / 0-)
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    Diogenes2008, askew, fcvaguy

    The President does something really good, and we get to see who just can't restrain themselves from trashing him or minimizing the accomplishment.

    •  The President did something good. (0+ / 0-)

      He deserves praise for what he did.  I sent an e-mail praising him.

      The diary substantially overstates the boldness of this move, however.  And that deserves to be criticized.

      When your team wins a regular season game, you should cheer. But you shouldn't pretend it's the Super Bowl.

      (And my team, to be clear, is the American people, not the Obama Administration.)

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

      by GreenSooner on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 10:39:59 AM PST

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      •  I just called my GOP senators and even my GOP (0+ / 0-)

        rep. to express my appreciation for this appointment. Senator Lugar's office (IN) said that " this will be dealt with" when they return.  This is to a constituent that is calling to approve of the appointment.  By the way, even though I am always polite and moderated I have been hung up on four times by my GOP rep and also lost count how many times I've been marginalized by the statement that whatever I am calling to object to (like debt ceiling drama) is what the American people want.  I have to keep telling them that I am an American person.

        And you just don't think this warrants any particular notice because its not the Super Bowl of decisions.  With friends like you the President sure has a rougher road than he needs to.  For my part I don't think you get what we are all up against out here.

        •  Huh? (0+ / 0-)
          And you just don't think this warrants any particular notice because its not the Super Bowl of decisions.

          Where the heck do you get that? As I said, I e-mailed the President praising this decision. That's appropriate notice.

          Calling GOP members of the Senate seems perfectly appropriate to me too, fwiw.

          What I don't think it deserves is overpraise, which does the President's supporters, the President, and the American people no favors.

          With friends like you the President sure has a rougher road than he needs to.  For my part I don't think you get what we are all up against out here.

          Obviously for some of the President's supporters, nothing but utterly unqualified support is ever good enough.  Save your hippie punching for someone else.  I don't much like this President, but I'm well aware that he's the best we'll do this year and he has my vote (again).  

          And I'm happy to praise him when he does the right thing (as I did today).

          However, I consider keeping a critical edge to my support of politicians for whom I vote part of being an engaged citizen.

          And I fully understand both what Obama is up against and what we, the American people, are. And they are not entirely the same thing.

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

          by GreenSooner on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 11:19:04 AM PST

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          •  I don't punch anyone, and hippie punching doesn't (0+ / 0-)

            connect with anything remotely related to the discussion we are trying to have, in my opinion.

            You basically said it was no big deal and no one should "overpraise" the President.  I am just saying he can't win with folks like yourself and its a shame.

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