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  •  Because it's happening under Obama (2+ / 0-)
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    And Obama has to be held to ridiculous, inconceivable standards that no other president was ever held to of course.

    Obama is the most progressive president in my lifetime.

    by freakofsociety on Tue May 27, 2014 at 09:45:50 AM PDT

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    •  right. we should just expect endless war, (3+ / 0-)

      detrimental trade bills, the wall street boys doing what they want, no accountability for the past, possibly another incredibly detrimental pipeline, putting SS cuts on the table, flirting with grand bargains that are not very good for the lessers in this country in the long term, etc...

      those things must sound like no big deal to you but they are to me. yeah, i have standards and i judge all presidents by them.

      "Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are." ~St Augustine "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." ~Charles Beard

      by poligirl on Tue May 27, 2014 at 12:08:11 PM PDT

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      •  Yes he's the most horrible president ever (0+ / 0-)

        Thanks. :)

        Obama is the most progressive president in my lifetime.

        by freakofsociety on Tue May 27, 2014 at 02:39:17 PM PDT

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        •  that's not what i said, but carry on. it's what i (1+ / 0-)
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          expect from you.

          "Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are." ~St Augustine "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." ~Charles Beard

          by poligirl on Tue May 27, 2014 at 02:40:47 PM PDT

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          •  Please link to a comment (0+ / 0-)

            Where you have ever defended him or said something nice about him then, because I don't believe it exists.

            Obama is the most progressive president in my lifetime.

            by freakofsociety on Tue May 27, 2014 at 08:33:04 PM PDT

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            •  it's about his policies, not him personally, and (0+ / 0-)

              here's a paragraph that describes what i think of his policy decisions:

              Obama has been part and parcel in a ton of bad decisions and policies over the past few years. sure, he's done a few token good things, but most of the time you can correlate them to the political winds and the lack of damage they do to the actual power holders in this country, and many of them were watered down or half measures in order to just accomplish something.
              and 3 comments that describe my feelings in a nutshell.

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              i think by and large most of his policy decisions have not been good ones. every time it get hope and i think ok, he has a chance to do some good, he doesn't end up doing it or does something tepid that doesn't piss the elites off.

              so no, i don't have much good to say about his policy decisions. i think he seems like a very nice guy, and i wouldn't mind being friends with him and his wife, cuz policy positions don't figure into personal like or dislike. but policy-wise, not much for me to like.

              "Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are." ~St Augustine "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." ~Charles Beard

              by poligirl on Wed May 28, 2014 at 09:42:33 AM PDT

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              •  "He's done a few token good things" (0+ / 0-)

                Gee thanks for acknowledging that!

                Obama is the most progressive president in my lifetime.

                by freakofsociety on Wed May 28, 2014 at 01:43:27 PM PDT

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                •  you're welcome. nt (0+ / 0-)

                  "Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are." ~St Augustine "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." ~Charles Beard

                  by poligirl on Wed May 28, 2014 at 02:28:47 PM PDT

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