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  •  As I wrote elsewhere ... (3+ / 0-)
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    highacidity, downandout, Seneca Doane

    Hmmmm ...

    Obama and his team ran a fantastic campaign ...

    The transition team is strong to extremely strong and approaching things professionally.

    Obama's public statements since the election have been mainly very good.

    And, there are a lot of positives in his announced appointments and every individual announced has a strong resume.

    Okay .. so we should stop there and not discuss/consider strengths/weaknesses?  We should not push the Overton window in important policy arenas to help redefine "center" so that the Obama Administration has space to maneuver toward more sensible policies?

    I disagree.

    We should praise, I think, where praise is merited. And, considering that we generally are in accord, raise concerns with a tone that might foster someone actually listening to us. (Wasn't a problem for the past eight years since Busch-Cheney were hardly going to listen ...)  Take a look at Obama's statement last week on Global Warming for a version of the mixing of praise and raising concerns.

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