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  •  The difference in Georgia is going to be (3+ / 0-)
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    Burned, maryru, OleMiss

    AA turnout.

    Obama should be on the ground today and tomorrow, for the simple reason that there are probably about 100,000 black people in GA who don't know or care a damned thing about Saxby Chambliss or Jim Martin, but if the local news carried a 30-second piece tonight showing Obama doing direct GOTV for Martin, those 100,000 black people would stand up and pay attention.

    Obama could do in 6 hours what will take about 6000 hours of volunteers making phone calls to accomplish.

    At some point, there has to be a limit to this whole, "He's playing it cool, he's not stepping on toes," story. The Republicans are going to fight him tooth and fucking nail, just like they fought Bill Clinton. The fewer their teeth and the blunter their nails, the better.

    I am further of the opinion that the President must be impeached and removed from office!

    by UntimelyRippd on Mon Dec 01, 2008 at 01:25:33 PM PST

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    •  I agree and love you for saying it so well. (1+ / 0-)
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      moondance

      The last paragraph in particular.

    •  Obama is kind of busy right now. (1+ / 0-)
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      PoliticalJunkessa

      Y'know, putting together an administration in a hurry, and stuff like that.

      Between assembling a national foreign policy team and stumping for a sure loser in Georgia, I think he has his priorities straight.

      Anyway, he can't do it all himself and has never claimed he could.

      "Lies return." - African proverb

      by Night Train on Mon Dec 01, 2008 at 06:13:23 PM PST

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      •  Market value of a Senate seat is somewhere (1+ / 0-)
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        between 5 and 50 million dollars. But that value is determined as much by the limited abilities of people to donate and politicians to usefully spend campaign money.

        The real value is simply incalculable. The wrong vote on the wrong bill might be worth 10s of billions. If Martin loses, then at some point President Obama is going to be forced to give away a lot to somebody -- probably not Chambliss, mind you, but nonetheless someone I'm sure I would prefer he didn't find himself bargaining with when the chips are down -- in order to get just one more fucking vote. A vote that would have been in his pocket had Martin won.

        The idea that the President (or President-elect) has more important things to be doing than attending to his own party's Congressional margins is exactly what made Clinton's administration an abject political failure.

        I am further of the opinion that the President must be impeached and removed from office!

        by UntimelyRippd on Mon Dec 01, 2008 at 06:50:31 PM PST

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        •  But Martin is going to lose. n/t (0+ / 0-)

          "Lies return." - African proverb

          by Night Train on Mon Dec 01, 2008 at 07:53:00 PM PST

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          •  Obama's team is working on it... (0+ / 0-)

            and we're being organized effectively. I don't want to say to much since I know Obama doesn't want to show too much influence, but his network is active and working on it. I've been making calls for the Martin campaign - and from my talks with Georgians - it sounds like they've been getting LOTS and LOTS of calls. So the network of grassroots volunteers is still active. So it is Obama's team, even though he's not directly and blatantly working on it...but that doesn't mean we can stop yet. WE MUST KEEP CALLING and reminding people to GET OUT THE VOTE!

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            by Blue Liberty on Mon Dec 01, 2008 at 09:08:49 PM PST

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