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  •  i wish obama could name his (0+ / 0-)

    cabinet right now . .

    "The Meek Will Inherit The Earth" -8.13/-7.03

    by donailin on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 03:31:29 PM PST

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    •  Let's see.... (0+ / 0-)

      Lieberman Sec of State..gotta git them 'Tehhahists'  in Iran!

      Gotta have us some 'bi-partisanship' so:

      McCain Sec of Defense...he and Joe go together like coffee and cream!

      Rahm Emmanuel for Sec of Treasury...lotta NAFTA stuff a' comin' so he's good.

      Ahnuld for Sec of Health, Education and Welfare....Arnie will lead the way on healthy living.

      Well....that's great start anyway!

      'I'm writing as Nestor since scoop in it's awesome wisdom won't let me use my real screen name: A.Citizen'

      by Nestor Makhnow on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 03:42:31 PM PST

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      •  sounds like (4+ / 0-)
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        you've given up "hope" that your candidate will win . heh.

        "The Meek Will Inherit The Earth" -8.13/-7.03

        by donailin on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 03:50:20 PM PST

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      •  Oh for F***'s sake... (10+ / 0-)

        Some people just never learn.  Do you remember how many  of our people went around complaining about how establishmentarian and Republican-esque Al Gore was?  How disgusted they were with him, how they'd have to "hold their nose" in the voting booth, and how many ended up fucking us all by voting Nader?  Gore didn't magically transform into a hero liberal after that November, he's always been who he is now, but some people can't tell the difference between a campaign style and a vision of how a candidate will govern.  Go back to 1932 - would you be complaining about how Roosevelt was merely trying to steal and water down the socialist platform with vague pleasantries, and how he's really just another corporate puppet?  In 1960, would you be complaining about Kennedy's hawkish attacks on Nixon with regard to Soviet missiles, and accuse him of being a closet Republican trying to serve the military industrial complex?  Democrats need to be a little (read: a lot) deeper than this.

        Freedom is in the fight.

        by Troubadour on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 04:49:06 PM PST

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          This is brilliant. BRILLIANT. Thank YOU. I have always found the same parallel between Obama and Gore and it PISSES me off that people are doing it again.

          •  Not people..Progressive blogs, liberal writers (0+ / 0-)

            They fueled Obama's rise along with the corporate media. Of course we should know that the media has an agenda...But it is liberals and progressives who allowed this to happen...who repeated hateful comments about Hillary....who failed to vet Obama...Liberals did this...and they will be rightfully blamed if Rethugs win.  This is all hype and it too, will fade. But the failure to question...the failure to demand that critical thinking be employed is what will stand out for so called progressives...who want to follow their right wing brothers with  faith. Obama lied in the last debate about a registered lobbyists who is co chairman of his NH campaign.  Edwards lied about his Patient Bill of Rights...implying it became law...Neither appreciated Hillary correcting them on the facts.  But that didn't matter to any of their supporters.  Case closed.

        •  Let's not forget, in 1932: (2+ / 0-)
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          Both candidates used the radio . . . Hoover's addresses were logical and competently delivered, but lacked enthusiasm. Roosevelt, by contrast, had a magnificent radio voice and was able to convey a sense of competence and hope to the listeners.

          FDR pledged to help the "forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid."


          Hoover began his campaign convinced that the return of prosperity was at hand. He was initially content to allow surrogates to take his message to the voters. . .

          A Growing Panic:

          As fall approached and the economy remained in the doldrums, the president took to the stump. He was sharply critical of Roosevelt's inclination to have the federal government act to solve the nation's problems. He viewed such solutions as contrary to American tradition and believed that only free enterprise would restore prosperity.

          Exploiting Fear:

          Shortly before election day, Hoover warned that if Roosevelt were elected, then "the grass will grow in the streets of a hundred cities, a thousand towns; the weeds will overrun the fields of a thousand farms...."

          The result:

          In the end, Hoover had the impossible task of defending failed policies and strategies. The Democratic victory took on landslide proportions . . .

      •  Or worse yet... (0+ / 0-)

        Bill Clinton as Attorney General and Hillary Clinton was secretary of defense.

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        My Political (and moral) Compass: -9.00, -8.72

        by bmozaffari on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 06:29:02 PM PST

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