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  •  and deficit spending will still happen . (1+ / 0-)
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    But this is sort of an empty headfake meant for the independents and we'll have to see if they buy that.

    Impeach Obama- some dkos clown (Jan 05, 2010)

    by soms on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:32:04 PM PST

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    •  Am I really the only one here (2+ / 0-)
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      who finds it extremely disconcerting that our only hope is that our President is engaging in pure theater? Isn't that the sort of thing that gets you called a conspiracy theorist? I mean, when it was the public option that he was alleged to be disingenuous about, that was sacrilege.

      “If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” — Emma Goldman

      by Jyrinx on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:34:28 PM PST

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      •  It's not hope.It's actual money spent vs money (0+ / 0-)

        saved on earmarks/subsidies or in plain words numbers

        Impeach Obama- some dkos clown (Jan 05, 2010)

        by soms on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:37:03 PM PST

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        •  No, what I mean is that (1+ / 0-)
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          we're hoping that Obama is positioning himself as a budget hawk utterly disingenuously. I mean, a “spending freeze” affecting less than 1% of the budget? WTF?

          “If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” — Emma Goldman

          by Jyrinx on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:38:12 PM PST

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          •  he wants to please everybody (0+ / 0-)

            what to do...what to do ...
            Had he not used the word-'freeze' and done the same things, the blogosphere would have lauded him. Being human is reactionary these days.

            Impeach Obama- some dkos clown (Jan 05, 2010)

            by soms on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:40:36 PM PST

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            •  What the President says matters. n/t (0+ / 0-)

              “If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” — Emma Goldman

              by Jyrinx on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:43:03 PM PST

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              •  And yet they say over here that words (0+ / 0-)

                are not important and actions are.

                Impeach Obama- some dkos clown (Jan 05, 2010)

                by soms on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:44:04 PM PST

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                •  If the actions are empty, (1+ / 0-)
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                  there's only the words. And this is an empty gesture of fiscal discipline. So all we're left with is that he's moving the Overton window toward the idea that cutting the deficit is a good idea during a recession. Fuck that shit.

                  “If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” — Emma Goldman

                  by Jyrinx on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:48:30 PM PST

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                  •  and now that's hyperbole. (0+ / 0-)

                    HCR and financial reform bill and congressional complacency sucked up all oxygen. He is partially to blame . But there's a lot of them that deserve it more.

                    Impeach Obama- some dkos clown (Jan 05, 2010)

                    by soms on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:51:05 PM PST

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                    •  He's to blame for this faceplant right here. (0+ / 0-)

                      Empty actions in service of a right-wing philosophy are pretty damn destructive, since they endorse the right-wing philosophy. Hasn't our discourse shifted enough to the right in the last, oh, three decades?

                      “If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” — Emma Goldman

                      by Jyrinx on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 06:53:45 PM PST

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      •  Theatre? Come On for No Drama Obama? (1+ / 0-)
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        Trust me on this. I ran against him and got to know him personally. Barack Obama would NEVER be that guy. That crass "do anything to win" politician. My evidence? He said the war in Iraq was a stupid war when the public was 70% in support of it. He's doing the right thing - no matter who - is aiming at him.

        http://www.nancyskinnerlive.com

        by NancyASkinner on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 07:01:26 PM PST

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