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  •  To the diarist, Fineman is partially correct... (3+ / 0-)
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    ...in that this will be a political test, as is any other event of not that will pass before Obama's desk.

    Why?  Because we are a polarized nation.  We have a right-wing republican party that plays politics 24/7, 365 days a year (366 in a leap year) and any incident that can be exploited for political gain will be.

    The usual sociopaths are already exploiting the mere preliminary action taken by the administration.  

    So Obama is really damned if he does and damned if he doesn't politically.  He mounts an aggressive response that is widely praised it will be used as a measuring stick  by which any future disaster relief in the US will be compared.  There will be those who will eagerly jump on the "oh he was responsive to the blacks in Haiti but look at how he responds to whites (not in those exact words but it will be the same idea)" meme.  

    Lastly please do not feel in any way that I would share these sentiments.  I am just a pessimist regarding the political environment and the ability of people to believe such stupidity because they are a prisoner of their own little prejudices.

    "Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."-Martin Luther King Jr

    by Riyaz Guerra on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 09:57:33 AM PST

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