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  •  Whether or not he wants to do the right thing (2+ / 0-)
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    wu ming, DawnN

    isn't all that relevant, from the perspective of what we need to do.  And I think debating what's in his heart of hearts often sucks all the air out of the room.

    We need to make the Forbidden City afraid.  Obama is the leader of the Forbidden City, and thus is part of the institution that needs to fear us.  It's just business -- nothing personal.

    "Run, comrade, the old world is behind you!" -- Situationist graffito, 1968

    by Pesto on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 10:22:18 AM PDT

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    •  exactly (2+ / 0-)
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      eugene, DawnN

      our job isn't to guess what leaders privately believe, or wait for them to lead, it's to act as an organized force that they have to deal with, one way or the other. the reason why i voted for obama is that i felt that of al the candidates out there, that he was most amenable to adjusting to shifting facts on the ground.

      what we need to be doing is building those facts on the ground.

      surf putah, your friendly neighborhood central valley samizdat

      by wu ming on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 11:29:33 AM PDT

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      •  Agreed (1+ / 0-)
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        DawnN

        I believe President Obama wants to do what is best for US. Instead of someone who will do anything to stop it, like Bush. We need to plan in a manner that enables President Obama to progress not undermine him.

        And that does include demanding President Obama to be progressive. Push to improve but not to the point that it undermines.

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