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  •  That might have something to do with (21+ / 0-)

    all of DailyKos (finally) turning on Obama...hard to keep shilling for the guy when even the most diehard Democrats/site supporters no longer like or trust him.

    "It depends what the meaning of 'is', is"
    Platform of the Neo-Democratic Party
    Speaking out of one side of their mouth for the little guy, their nominal constituency, and the other for the plutocracy, their real constituency.

    by Sanctimonious on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 02:50:55 PM PDT

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    •  Who decided that??? (1+ / 0-)
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      most diehard Democrats/site supporters no longer like or trust him.
      I never wanted to have a beer with Obama and I never thought he was a progressive. So I wasn't looking for "liking" and I never trusted his views were necessarily in keeping with mine.

      Am I happy? Hell no. Would I be happier with McCain or Romney? No. Can't believe a dem would reduce SS benefits but he did inherit an exploding deficit, some actuarial tables that don't work in his favor and a Republican house that hates the fact he walks this earth and that drink from the austerity cup. I think he wanted fairness; I'm not convinced he wanted to gut the social safety net.

      Obama is what Obama is and there is no 11ty-dimensional chess going on. But to say "all" of us are turning on Obama?? Sorry, I think that's a stretch.

      •  What policies of his do you like? (1+ / 0-)
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        Just curious.

        "It depends what the meaning of 'is', is"
        Platform of the Neo-Democratic Party
        Speaking out of one side of their mouth for the little guy, their nominal constituency, and the other for the plutocracy, their real constituency.

        by Sanctimonious on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 04:30:29 PM PDT

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        •  Fair ask. I thought Obamacare was a good start. (0+ / 0-)

          As is eliminating loose nukes, ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and trying, however ill-timed, to raise some taxes on those who have benefited most economically in the last decade. I think he has framed the rights of the LGBT community as an issue of civil rights and has brought a huge out-pouring of support for public policy for the same. He signed the Lily Ledbetter act and has been an active voice for gender parity. He has been a strong advocate for alternative energy.

          What don't I like?

          Chained CPI. Preemptive capitulation for a compromise that never comes. Guantanamo still exists. The robber barons of Wall Street live to make another trillion off the taxpayer. And don't even get me started on fracking and Tar Sands and clean coal BS.

          That help?? So do you see any good parts in his budget??

          I never thought he walked on water so I'm not reaching for the sackcloth and ashes anytime soon.

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