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  •  Hopefully (3+ / 0-)
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    President Obama is a smart man. There is no doubt about that. But perhaps he hasn't previously fully grasped the depths to which the Republican Party has sunk.

    It won't take him too long to figure out that they simly have no interest in working with him regardless of the cost to America.

    But the scary part is exactly how much will it cost America before he does completely comprehend their lack of concern for the good of the nation.

    Peace,

    Andrew

    •  In order for that to be true, Obama would have... (2+ / 0-)
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      had to been mostly unconscious during the last 8 years.  He would've had to have been tuned out during the 1990's.  He would have to not know who Newt Gingrich is.  Does President Obama seem that naive to you?  He doesn't to me.  I think he's giving the GOP a chance to help and slamming the door on their fingers when they flip him off.

      "I won." - President Barack Obama

      by rainmanjr on Thu Feb 12, 2009 at 08:59:43 PM PST

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      •  There is a level of honesty (1+ / 0-)
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        and good heartedness that approaches naivety but stops short of it. It is a willingness to believe in the goodness in everyone and the willingness to give everyone a chance to bring it out of themselves regardless of other considerations.

        It stops short of naivety by recognizing when that opportunity is being rejected and then moving on with the attitude of... "Well, I gave you your chance but now I have to move on without you."

        I think Barack Obama is genuinely that sort of honest good man.

        Peace,

        Andrew

        •  I hope the President proves you right in this, (1+ / 0-)
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          because

          ... the scary part is exactly how much will it cost America before he does completely comprehend their lack of concern for the good of the nation.

          That is the scary part.  

          "There we go." — Barack Obama signs executive orders to close Guantanamo & ban torture 1/22/2009

          by Chi on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 01:23:30 AM PST

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        •  Even if so, what's the harm? (0+ / 0-)

          So long as President Obama says fuck you, and moves on to pass his legislation without them, then he wins for trying to include them.  The public wants that kind of dialogue and will punish the GOP for scuttling it.  We still win.

          "I won." - President Barack Obama

          by rainmanjr on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 07:04:18 AM PST

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      •  Or a rich, privileged Senator. (0+ / 0-)

        Fact is, Obama has health care.  Obama has a pension.  Obama has money.  And if he is out of a job in 4 years, he will get another one without any trouble at all.  But he is making decisions that concern the rest of us, who are suffering right now.  

        This.Is.Serious.

        "There we go." — Barack Obama signs executive orders to close Guantanamo & ban torture 1/22/2009

        by Chi on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 01:20:53 AM PST

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        •  You worry too much. You're also to... (0+ / 0-)

          impatient and critical.  You scuttle President Obama's chances by criticizing his efforts before they've failed.  Trust his judgement and support him, instead.  Yes, this is important.

          "I won." - President Barack Obama

          by rainmanjr on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 07:06:31 AM PST

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    •  See, this is what concerns me: (0+ / 0-)

      But the scary part is exactly how much will it cost America before he does completely comprehend their lack of concern for the good of the nation.

      President Obama is starting to scare me.  We are suffering.  His cheap stunts with the republicans are costing the American people relief.  And seeing so much of that relief funneled to bankers is starting to piss me off.

      He has a mandate.  You spelled it out.  

      "There we go." — Barack Obama signs executive orders to close Guantanamo & ban torture 1/22/2009

      by Chi on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 01:16:31 AM PST

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