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  •  Um he hasn't done shit so far (1+ / 0-)
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    Has done one concrete thing to make this a reality even in a year or two.
    And Lincoln didn't go things like say he would free the slaves, then put out another press release where the words "free" were changed to "make life better for". Lincoln's own military did not come out and say, "We have no plans to free the slaves"

    Oh and if you haven't noticed, this is 2009, where things move at a much faster pace. In December 2007, most older African Americans still thought an African American could not win the Whitehouse, that is how fast things can change in our society today. When Rachel Maddow can show a video and illicit and immediate government response the next day.

    Also, why say he would close Gitmo so quickly? That was a difficult and politically sensitive issue. But somehow, he went ahead with that.

    Until Obama does something tangible for the GLBT community, beyond pretty speeches, he is just "All-Talk Barack"

    by gladkov on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 06:36:09 AM PDT

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