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  •  Okay. But to me "quickly" when it comes to (0+ / 0-)

    making people "whole" would mean a few years.

    you (Repubs) lie down with "Nazi"-chanters, you get up with a responsibility for what they might do. -David Corn

    by Gorette on Sun May 30, 2010 at 09:38:57 AM PDT

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    •  He also didn't promise success. (1+ / 0-)
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      He just said they wouldn't relent. I don't think there's any harm in a little optimistic speechifying. It's not the same as making a promise he can't follow through.

      It is possible that his administration can make the people "whole" again. The Gulf? Probably not so much, but that statement was directed at the people losing their livelihoods now. And not relent suggests "not stop trying." I think it's a nice sentiment.

      •  by optimistic speechifying... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...I mean making the language for recovery less grim, like using words like "whole."

        I would see something wrong with painting a rosier picture, but that statement left several words that were not at all rosy to contrast. I thought it was a good piece of writing is all.

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