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  •  Good old Milton Obama. (12+ / 0-)

    So glad we elected a University of Chicago asshole.

    Barack Obama: From Nobel Laureate to excusing torture, to drone strikes, to violating the privacy of every person on earth. On the other hand, there's always Lily Ledbetter.

    by expatjourno on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 12:34:33 AM PDT

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    •  But he was a community organizer. (0+ / 0-)

      Regular Saul Alinsky, this fellow.

      Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 10:45:19 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah, how quickly they forget. (1+ / 0-)
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        Barack Obama: From Nobel Laureate to excusing torture, to drone strikes, to violating the privacy of every person on earth. On the other hand, there's always Lily Ledbetter.

        by expatjourno on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 11:22:45 AM PDT

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      •  Adolph Reed in a prophetic 2008 piece wrote (1+ / 0-)
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        It may be instructive to look at the outfit where he did his “community organizing,” the invocation of which makes so many lefties go weak in the knees. My understanding of the group, Developing Communities Project, at the time was that it was simply a church-based social service agency. What he pushed as his main political credential then, to an audience generally familiar with that organization, was his role in a youth-oriented voter registration drive.
        One can access the whole piece at http://www.progressive.org/...

        I wasn't in Chicago at the time, but friends who are hard core organizers chuckle when people mention that Obama did community organizing.  The only accomplishment I know of is that he exposed dangerous asbestos removal practices at CHA housing projects.

        "The working class mind is strange and unpredictable" -- Ty Lookwell

        by Illinibeatle on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 08:45:15 PM PDT

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        •  although I don't agree with every last little (1+ / 0-)
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          thing he says in that article, for the most part, wow, prophetic is right. spot-on in his analysis of Obama's most central strategy--giving inspiring speeches filled with convenient loopholes, so that later he can make it his audience's fault for believing he will bring about positive change.

          Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

          by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 09:24:04 PM PDT

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