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  •  FISA "centrism" (21+ / 0-)

    Actually, regarding FISA, Obama didn't run to the center.  He ran to the extreme right... the right of 'unitary executive' presidential power where Georgie is sitting right now with the Patriot Acts, MCA '06 (and potentially with this latest FISA fiasco).

    THAT is the disturbing part to me.

    Just as bad:  He said he'd "try" to work to take out telecom immunity but would vote in favor of it with the immunity if that couldn't be arranged.

    Not. good. enough. We need to succeed, not merely "try" when it comes to the FISA fiasco.

    IMHO, Right this second Obama has three things against him: (1) the fact he does not favor impeachment; (2) his proposal to extend and fund Bush's 'faith-based initiatives' which I never expected a constitutional scholar to do; and (3) his stance on this FISA fiasco.

    I'll never vote Republican, but right now my dilemma is being faced with "voting for the lesser of two evils" and being in that position just pisses me off.  He was never my first choice; Kucinich had the correct stance on impeachment and did something about it and he had a much better healthcare plan (not-for-profit healthcare), but this year I was so hoping I wouldn't have to hold my nose and vote for 'anyone but a Repub.'

    If Obama is too busy attending big-money fundraisers the day this may come to a vote in the Senate, one at Rockefeller's home (and Rockefeller is the leading advocate of this FISA fiasco in the Senate), he may not show up in the Senate to vote aye or nay.  How convenient.

    Whichever way I look at it, none of it makes me happy.


    by NonnyO on Thu Jul 03, 2008 at 12:26:49 PM PDT

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    •  I'm so glad to hear (2+ / 0-)
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      of another person who supported Kucinich. He has all the right positions and he wouldn't be doing what Obama is doing now. I have never had the pleasure of voting for someone I want, it's always been the lesser of two evils. I'm so sick of it I could scream.

      Dubya has done for America what Scar did for the Pridelands. Check out John McCain

      by rsie on Thu Jul 03, 2008 at 04:38:39 PM PDT

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    •  Kucinich would've kicked ass (4+ / 0-)
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      Unfortunately, he dropped out before my caucus.  He had all the right positions, but I guess being short and geeky is still a dealbreaker in this country.  Like the song says, "Straight teeth in your mouth are more important than the words that come out of it."

      Says more about us than about him, and what it's saying ain't pretty.

      "What if everybody thought like you?" "Then I'd be a damn fool to think otherwise."-- Catch 22

      by Johnny Q on Thu Jul 03, 2008 at 04:53:53 PM PDT

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      •  Correct (1+ / 0-)
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        With exceptions noted, we have mostly become a petty, vain, pathetic country.  If the rest of the world surges forward and leaves us behind, most of us will have deserved it.

        I'm the kind of person who appreciates geeky braininess and a quirky sense of humor over looks (but I do like the warm eyes Dennis has), and as for courage in the face of extreme odds, Dennis stands head and shoulders above all the rest of the members of the House for presenting not only one, but two resolutions of impeachment to the floor!  That, to me, demonstrates that he values his oath of office, and he means what he says and says what he means!  It doesn't get any better than that.

        It's a pity the rest of the voters and Lamestream Media didn't get that.  I notice he won the ABC poll when that debate was done... and that little factoid got little or no publicity.  The people who voted for him in that poll knew what they were doing and noticed....

        I plan on calling the people who handle the voter registration in my county to ask if there are any rules about write-in candidates.  I may just write in Dennis Kucinich's name.  I'll never vote for a Republican, but with Obama's willingness to violate his oath of office and break the 1st and 4th Amendments and the fact that he does not support impeachment (which was always my #1 issue), I am just not sure my conscience will let me vote for him.  I want to be able to feel my vote can be cast for someone whose goals for this country represent me, not corporations and special interest groups.


        by NonnyO on Thu Jul 03, 2008 at 09:02:38 PM PDT

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