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  •  Maybe that's because he used progressive (4+ / 0-)

    talking points and values to sell himself...that's why he ended up receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, which turned out to be a joke.  He's a hawk in sheep's clothing, and everyone knows he will say anything on the campaign trail to get elected, but the minute he is in office, he reverts back to supporting Republican policies.

    And he's no centrist: his cabinet is made up of more republicans than progressives...

    •  Yep. I like the Democratic Party platfrom but... (3+ / 0-)

      I have serious questions about the intentions of the Democratic Party.

      Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

      by Just Bob on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 03:28:58 PM PST

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    •  When did he wear sheep's clothing? (0+ / 0-)

      He was crystal clear about his hawkish nature from the very beginning. I do not believe he has been dishonest about that, or anything else. You, like most people, appear to have seen exactly what you wanted to see, not what was there. That is hardly his fault.

      He is not really a Republican, not by today's standards, not by a long shot. He is a centrist. Just as centrist as Bill Clinton was. Carter was the last real liberal president.

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