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  •  Having a POTUS surround by yes men (1+ / 0-)
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    has really help this country for the last 7 years.

    You take the Power quote out of context.

    The Canadian government has changed their story 4 times in the last week.

    And you also took Brennan point doesn have his full argument:

    I do believe strongly that they should be granted that immunity, because they were told to do so by the appropriate authorities that were operating in a legal context, and so I think that’s important.

    Which is a really good point, but this isn't a FISA thread, so we won't go there.

    So Obama as president will be surrounded by really smart that will bring many veiwpoints to the president when crucial decisions have to be made.  Damn, this is a breath of fresh air after what we have had to endure for the last 7 years.

    •  Man, my writing sux today (0+ / 0-)

      I apologize for the D+ in grammar.  I

    •  But if they continue making statements ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... that are contrary to the administration's policy, it doesn't matter how smart they are.

      The public will lose confidence in the administration.

      Carolyn Kay

      •  Don't mix your arguments (1+ / 0-)
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        The public loses confidence in an administration if the administration does get anything done.  

        Now, during the campaign, when you are selling a message, when don't stay on message it hurts your campaign.

        However, once someone is elected, that means I have bought the product, so I don't care what you say, I just want results.

        •  Yes, well, not getting anything done ... (0+ / 0-)

          ... will also be a hallmark of an Obama administration, if we get that far.  The only real accomplishments he's ever had were taking credit for the work of others in his last year in the Illinois legislature.  Other than that, he's always been running for his next job.

          Carolyn Kay

      •  That only applies when there actually is... (0+ / 0-)

        ... an Obama administration.

        Until policy advisers are in the employ of the government, they remain free agents.

        To pretend otherwise is either an act of ignorance or dishonesty.

        Whaich are you, Carolyn?

        •  Neither, and you know it. (0+ / 0-)

          Of course the advisers are free agents.  They're even free to say what they think when the do work for the government.

          The hypocrisy, let me type v e r y  s l o w l y  is in Obama saying one thing, and his advisers saying, oh he really means something else.

          Obama tries to tell everyone what he thinks they want to hear.

          Carolyn Kay

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