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  •  Even more ironic when the Repubs were screaming (11+ / 0-)

    about him being the MOST liberal senator other than Barney Frank. How soon we forget.  

    He is a liberal, a pragmatic one.  

    Barack Obama is extremely confident.  So are his closest advisors.  He knows what he is doing - and more important he knows he's gonna be the Boss-man.  

    He has big things to get done including a tanking economy - which he didn't bargain for when he started running.  

    Remember - he was basically running against the War.   But he readjusted, has strategized on how he will get his agenda put in place, but I am comfortable it will be HIS agenda.

    Sigh. I guess people have nothing better to do.  It's kind of like postpartum depression world around here.  We birthed a new President and no sooner than he's elected we go into whine mode.

    I think people listen to too many talking heads.

    Anyway - good diary.

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    by Denise Oliver Velez on Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 06:50:00 AM PST

    •  Great comment, but one nit: (2+ / 0-)
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      about him being the MOST liberal senator other than Barney Frank.

      Barney Frank's a House rep, not a Senator. Maybe you're thinking of Bernie Sanders?

      The media image of a "center-right" U.S. is a myth and a joke.

      by boofdah on Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 07:05:49 AM PST

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    •  Why do you think (0+ / 0-)

      Republicans make up shit like "most liberal ever"?  It's to push Democrats to the right in an effort to prove them wrong.  

      So great, a Republican Bush appointee will be in charge of 50% of discretionary spending and the bulk of federal government employees under a Democratic administration.  But Obama proved a talking point was incorrect.  I'm sure the Republicans will cry over that exchange.

      FYI, Republicans have been running DoD for 52 of the last 60 years.  Is it any wonder DoD doesn't run very well or that the Military-Industrial complex is still growing?

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      by Scientician on Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 08:29:47 AM PST

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    •  People also seem to forget (0+ / 0-)

      that the Iraq war is a "mess already in progress."  

      This quiet backdoor negotiating of the withdrawal "agreement" (Bushco is calling it an "agreement", not a treaty, so they can get around the Constitution yet again and not bring it to Congress) is well underway, and there is nothing we can do to stop it.  Jan. 20th will be too late.

      Most of us aren't noticing that Bush is very quietly "waving the white flag of surrender" - albeit on paper - as he negotiates with the Iraqui parliament.   I was amazed that McCain had the gall to go around proclaiming "We're not leaving until we achieve victory", even while these talks were going on.    We ARE leaving.  The Iraquis are making us leave.  It's just the complicated "how" to do it that's still a big chocolate mess.

      Gates has been in the loop on all of this, and it makes practical sense to keep him on to see it through in all of its complexities.   And yes, he was a lone voice of sanity desperately trying, as the diarist said, to make Bush act LESS INSANELY.  Perhaps this will get us out all the sooner.

      I'm happy to wait and see.   We won't know all the damage the Bushies have done until much later. And make no mistake about it, the broke it and we bought it.  In fact, Bush pretty much broke the WORLD.

      "There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS." - Gandhi

      by hopesprings on Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 08:37:02 AM PST

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    •  "Nothing better to do"? (0+ / 0-)

      We're talking about the people who will generate and implement progressive policy for the next four years -- or thwart it.  What exactly should take precedence over that?

      The netroots is what the Letters to the Editor page wanted to be when it grew up.

      by Seneca Doane on Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 11:03:22 AM PST

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