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  •  Look at Paul Krugman's column today (7+ / 0-)

    Look at Paul Krugman's column today on how it is the media creating the narrative of a feckless, do-nothing Obama, just whiling away the years of his presidency without accomplishing much of anything.

    How far from reality can they get? apparently they are the chief abettors of the GOP.

    As for the intelligence community, whistle blowing et al (Krugman addresses the myth that Obama did not move against the banks, as well) let me just say that the grievous structuring of the intelligence community was aggravated by Bush and the Patriot Act.

    I keep reminding people that a full two months before the Snowden 'revelations' Obama appeared at the Military University and ran down a list of things he intended to do to reform the intelligence establishment, a fact that got drowned out by Snowden (who was perfectly content with the rules he played by as long as Bush was president).

    •  Obama might not come up to the level some of (6+ / 0-)

      us fans see him at here, but no way will his legacy be as crappy as his detractors posit here. They're way off base. Put up what he's done against a savage--yes, SAVAGE--opposition, and he looks quite good.

      "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

      by Wildthumb on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 10:12:06 AM PDT

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      •  I would agree, mostly. Look, President Obama (0+ / 0-)

        has asked the progressive wing of his party to criticize him on several occasions. I take him at his word, and I do. He's one of us, you know, he used to post here.


        by commonmass on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 10:32:50 AM PDT

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