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  •  Obama has often said (16+ / 0-)

    that we shouldn't make the perfect be the enemy of the good. I feel like that's the philosophy he was trying to operate upon. Yet in this case, he didn't even want the good to be the enemy of the mediocre. He, and we, got what he settled for.

    •  My tagline (4+ / 0-)

      depicts my opinion on that.

      Don't let the "Perfect" (i.e. Honest Government) be the Enemy of the "Good" (a.k.a. Corporate Looting of the Taxpayer).

      by CitizenOfEarth on Thu Oct 07, 2010 at 06:16:43 PM PDT

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    •  also (2+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis, divineorder

      we must endeavor to remember lying is not the enemy of the truth.

      this smells of the double plus bad ungood

    •  Obama is Improving! (1+ / 0-)
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      The game is changing in Washington, and I am beginning
      to feel a little less stressed with the Obama Cabal.  The right
      people are leaving (Rahm, Summers etc.), and not burdened
      by campaign obligations, Obama can make better replacement
      appointments. And thank God for Elizabeth Warren!  Just fasten
      your seatbelts, folks; she's going to step on the accelerator. The
      one remaining big target: Geithner. I use 'target' metaphorically.
      But something has got to happen there. He is a shallow man, and
      bad news in every possible way. I sense he is a person not happy
      with himself, thus how can anyone else be happy with him?
        Obama came in idealistic and green as a gourd; he is finally
      beginning to ripen. I rather expect majorities for D's will remain
      in both House and Senate, but that will require the White House
      to work harder and without the bi-partisan crap to hide behind.
      I like Obama and I am glad he is president. The wildest and
      most thrilling scenario to me is that Obama will run and win
      in 2012 with Mrs Clinton as Vice President; in the second
      term he will be more liberal and will find his "inner Harry
      Truman," and that he will have a chance to appoint two or
      three more Supreme Court justices. Nirvana!!! It's our last
      best hope. I think Mrs Clinton will be too old to run after
      2012, and she deserves a rest. THUS .... new young gutsy
      liberal stock has to be developed for the Democratic
      party to run in the latter years of the new decade.
         So, who are they - where are they, what are they doing?
      New faces are in order, and new ways, and just watch the
      right wing Republicans and Tea Party folk fade away -- what a
      pleasure that is going to be! Mein Gott, Republicans are
      such filth!  Filth, I tell you, filth!  Scrub 'em away, down the
      drain!!!!  Ooops, don't let me get started.

      •  Obama improving (1+ / 0-)
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        I agree that Obama is still the best we could have hoped for and that the right people are leaving. We still have to work hard to preserve some sort of majorities for him to work with when he hopefully tries to be more progressive next Congressional session.

        •  Is he improving, or does he simply (0+ / 0-)

          know that it's election season and it would behoove him to throw a few crumbs to the base?

          •  Eliz. Warren? (0+ / 0-)

            Roadbed:  Mrs. Warren IS a crumb, and a whole lot more, and
            she is the new boss for consumer protection BECAUSE OF
            the "base," no? Yes!  The Man is listening!
            My whole posting was meant to encourage more attention to
            basic progressive-liberal values.  The time to appeal only
            to the "center" (which becomes more and more right), has
            come and gone.
            And Cheney-Bush showed us what the unrestrained right
            Repub-thugs will do.
            God Save us From Republicans!

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