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  •  "He has reasons" (1+ / 0-)
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    The exact same argument that let those who ordered torture and other war crimes walk totally unscathed into plush corporate sinecures and government offices at all levels where they get to inject their special brand of humanitarianism into every element of our lives.  

    No.  It's the president's job to lead.  Not to evade, backpedal, pass the buck.  The buck stops there.  Nowhere else.  The buck stops THERE.  Moral cowardice in the service of craven personal careerist opportunism is NOT the road to a better day ahead.  Never has been, never will be.   The political culture of these handmaids of hegemony that pose as our rulers today is stunning in its vacuity, its absence of anything but ambition.

    The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike from sleeping under bridges. ~ Anatole France

    by ActivistGuy on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 06:04:48 PM PDT

    •  I agree, but he needs a magic wand (1+ / 0-)
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      to get rid of the filibuster, sweep the ALEC Republicans from the House and the Democratic leadership from the Democratic party.

      Then, Obama would crush the opposition and triumph.

      Now, where did I leave that wand? Did Harry Potter snap it in half? ARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

      Sometimes . . . I feel . . . like a redneck with chopsticks . . . Dreaming of squirrel while I'm sucking down squid . . .

      by Pale Jenova on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 06:15:52 PM PDT

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    •  I think you know my views on the subject... (0+ / 0-)

      ...well enough to recognize that I am not giving him a pass. But he at least can offer reasons (it will hurt my reelection chances), even if this is unacceptable to us, whereas the media have no reasons.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 08:37:29 PM PDT

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      •  I believe the President and the media... (0+ / 0-)

        would actually both proffer the same spurious reason for their failure to explore the subject of climate change.

        They would both say there isn't any interest/support for the topic among a majority of viewers/voters.

        That dim view of public interest is as offensive as it is fallacious. However, the truth is far less complementary to the media and our political leadership.

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