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  •  so agree gulfgal (7+ / 0-)

    How great if Obama could have his own party, as long as he is in office, so we could take back the democratic party and start rebuilding it. This is not the democratic brand we all embraced in the past.

    The White House has been fiercely secretive
    We can just end the sentence there, despite the President's declared policy of an open, transparent administration, it is not happening. And yet that policy remains at wh.gov - tho I cannot imagine why it has not been removed by now. Is it to mock us?

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

    by allenjo on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 10:50:45 AM PDT

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    •  A conservative friend (8+ / 0-)

      who was a life long Republican until recently (now an Independent), asked me what I thought about the President in light of the latest NSA revelations.  My answer was that I was deeply disappointed in him in general.  My friend asked me to explain what I meant and I said that there were a lot of reasons, but the big three were:

      1) Continuing wars along with torture and the drone programs;
      2) Failure to take action against the banksters who ruined our economy while asking the rest of us to share in the sacrifice like Social Security cuts; and
      3) His doubling down on support for the NSA and his war on whistleblowers.

      Every one of these things has been harmful to the American people and a losing stand for the Democratic Party.  While the President is not the only Democrat who has been on the wrong side of these issues, he is the face of the Democratic Party and he could have taken pro-active steps without Congress on each of these issues.

      "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

      by gulfgal98 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 11:41:19 AM PDT

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