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  •  He isn't smart enough to make sure (0+ / 0-)

    that he and his advisors are on the same page and saying the same things. Or do his advisors do his thinking for him too?

    What happens when Bush takes Viagra? he gets taller. Robin Williams

    by Demfem on Sat Mar 08, 2008 at 01:33:06 PM PST

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    •  That response makes no sense (2+ / 0-)
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      EntrWriter, tbetz

      So, your argument that it is good for the president to be surrounded by people that are simply there to blindly follow orders?

      Again, in the last 7 years Bushco has fired key people that told him that Iraq is bad, the economy is bad, the EPA is not doing there job, that the DOJ is acting illegally...

      What is wrong with having different opinions.  It's not like Obama has a bunch of Neocons for foreign policy or Rand foundation scholars as his advisors?

      •  Nothing is wrong with different opinions, (2+ / 0-)
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        zbctj52, Lisactal

        however, when running for office, it helps if the advisors aren't going around contradicting the candidate. Looks like none of them know what their doing.

        What happens when Bush takes Viagra? he gets taller. Robin Williams

        by Demfem on Sat Mar 08, 2008 at 01:43:36 PM PST

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        •  I don't know about that (1+ / 0-)
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          tbetz

          Kay is from Louisiana, so I am surprised that she doesn't appreciate the Power comment more.

          Power, a female, throws out the "monster" word and apologizes and falls on the sword for Obama.  A day hit for the Obama campaign, but the "monster" label is turning into a meme and sticking.

          If "monster" comes from a male advisor, holy Batman on a bicycle.  But from a woman, it is Chicago/Louisiana politics at it's best.

          Also, having a advisers that are a little independent helps with cross over votes.  Clinton is, for all intents and purposes, the incumbent.  She has had a lock on the DNC machine from day one.  That means that Obama was limited at the percentages of D voters he could get.  Having advisers with other perspectives, has help cross over voting.

        •  Brennan isn't contradicting Obama . . . (1+ / 0-)
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          tbetz

          He's stating his opinion/position on telecom immunity, which happens to be different than Obama's.  Should all of Clinton's advisors/surrogates/supporters who disagree with her on her vote for the Iraq War now change their opinion/position and say they were wrong and she wass right just to get their positions in sync with one another?

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