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  •  That is the KEY (10+ / 0-)

    President Obama said it in 2008 and said it again on Tuesday - we have to be engaged citizens.

    We cannot just vote then go away until another four years. We MUST occupy Congress and force these LOSERS to do our bidding. Yes, We WON. Again, the country voted for Progressives' Poliices. President Obama ran on INCREASING taxes and won. Have you heard of that before?

    Yes, Krugman has written a good piece, but it is really up to us to make President Obama do it.

    Enough is enough! How can the POTUS call these losers and they disrespected him again claiming they were asleep. These idiots never seem to grow up or even learn their lessons.

    We don't have to just pressure President Obama. He is not the Problem, that we must understand this time around. We must mobilize and FORCE Congress to simply do their job.

    •  And, we're going to have to make more noise (11+ / 0-)

      about it. Apparently, we're going to have to shout down the teahadists. I am sick of hearing about "what Americans want" when what is meant is actually, "what the tea party wants." We're going to have to let those in DC hear our voices. Possibly even more, we need to let the media hear our voices. We don't have much time to do this. Scream today!

      Our vote doesn't seem to have been enough.

      Eliminate tax breaks that stimulate the offshoring of jobs.

      by RJDixon74135 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:35:57 AM PST

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    •  I don't think we just went away (4+ / 0-)

      during the past 4 years.  But we need to be louder, more persistent and more effective.  No use electing a President if we cannot pressure him to support the policies he campaigned on.

      •  what, holding him to campaign promises (2+ / 0-)
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        no way

        the president is too weak to be attacked by the "professional liberals"

        don't attack Obama for not doing what he said

        the only problem is Republicans

        don't you hear that

        NO NO

        The problem is the two party system that does not support the 99%

        saw somewhere that 90 reporters were arrested during the crackdown on OWS

        and there was a diary here that noted that a major change in the dialog happened because of the OWS, but Obama has not given them credit

        •  Obstructionists(formerly known as Republicans) (0+ / 0-)

          We are not "attacking" President Obama" we are supporting him, and pressuring him not to give in to the Obstructionists, who are the problem.

          The grassroots got him re-elected; DKos has 300,000
          members. Did you see all the diaries and comments about GOTV?

          He is not too weak, he needs to know, very loudly, very clearly, this is what we want. Not expect, WANT.

          Please see my sig. I hope to turn the WH contact page into a link.

          2012-2016 President Obama, Vice President Biden, Senator Warren. For a LIFETIME, federal judges. Get the filibuster changed. Steamroll. http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

          by CuriousBoston on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:43:57 AM PST

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    •  makes perfect sense (2+ / 0-)
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      But I'd rather spend my time pissing and moaning about what this President may or may not do, and then what I and all of kos will do if my wishes are not fulfilled. Who wants to make demands of the people we elect to represent us? Who cares what they might or might not do? This is so much more fun!

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