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  •  Pretty tepid (2+ / 0-)
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    LunkHead, atlliberal

    All it had was a quote from the NYT near the end of the diary:

    Senator Barack Obama opposes immunity and voted against the temporary expansion of FISA. We hope he will show strong leadership this time. He might even take time off from the campaign to vote against the disturbing deal brewing in the back rooms of Congress.

    Haven't seen anything like this:

    But I will say what Glenn will not - it starts with holding BARACK OBAMA to account. His silence about this proposed capitulation is deafening. Want to be the leader of the Party? Of the Nation? Senator Obama, the time is now. And let's start with a denunciation of this cowardly capitulation by the House Democratic leadership on FISA. [Emphasis added. DM]

    •  I agree with BTD (2+ / 0-)
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      LunkHead, Demi Moaned

      Possibly for the first time in months. He is not a fan of Obama and doesn't have to go far to look for an excuse to criticize, but he is right about this.

      Senator Obama is now the leader of the party and wants to lead the country. He should take charge and lead the congress in the right direction on this issue.
       Democrats seem not to understand that one reason congress has such a poor approval rating is their willingness to cave in to Bush every time he has a temper tantrum, and every time they do we are a little less free.  

      I have Given Obama my time and money, and I will still vote for him in the fall, but I will be VERY dissappointed if he ignores this and the Dems capitulate once again on this.

      "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." Sen Daniel Patrick Moynihan

      by atlliberal on Wed Jun 18, 2008 at 10:33:25 AM PDT

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      •  Hey, Obama can't do it all himself (1+ / 0-)
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        This is a Congress-wide issue. Yes, pressure on Obama is important as it's very likely he will be the next President (assuming we have elections at all, which at this rate I wonder about). That doesn't mean the rest of Congress should be given a pass.

        Anyone who fails to see the historical parallels between Blackwater & the Nazi SS, or the DHS & the Gestapo, needs a serious reality check.

        by Randgrithr on Wed Jun 18, 2008 at 10:53:43 AM PDT

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      •  Say what you will about BTD (2+ / 0-)
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        LunkHead, atlliberal

        He supported Obama for the nomination and is wholeheartedly behind him for winning the GE.

        That he has had the temerity to criticize Obama has rankled some here, but I don't think our nominee should be above criticism. Certainly, the kinds of things we are likely to criticize will not hurt his overall electoral prospects.

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