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  •  Feral howling (10+ / 0-)

    Judging the ultimate political impact of this endeavor will be impossible until November 2012. But contrary to the feral howling on the left or the applause of many Beltway tapioca centrists, the objective here has less to do with tacking to the center than with finding a way back home. What Obama seeks is to reconnect with the essence of why he was elected, to reanimate the unifying, postpartisan, pragmatic yet visionary persona that inspired so many in the first place. “What he wants,” says one of his friends, “is to be Barack Obama again.”

    Not the most wondrous prose I've ever read. I wonder if Heilemann even believes what he wrote?

    Here we are now Entertain us I feel stupid and contagious

    by Scarce on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 05:33:00 AM PST

    •  I think there will be a lot (8+ / 0-)

      of howling but not feral howling, and instead laughter.  Here we go again with Heilemann.  Did his cohort help write this one too?  


    •  Let's see what Obama thinks when (2+ / 0-)
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      no one volunteers for his 2012 campaign.

      Never meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer.--Bruce Graham

      by Ice Blue on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 06:28:02 AM PST

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    •  Interesting isn't it, how those on the left alway (2+ / 0-)
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      Scarce, MPociask

      thought Obama was more of a centrist. It was all the rhetoric on the right that branded him a left wing socialist. I am frustrated beyond beleif with those, like for example, David Gregory, who yesterday on MTP kept repeating, but he didn't have to do HCR, especially with the economy in the state it was in. I would like to say, he did have to do HCR, especially with the economy in the state it was in. When people are paying at least 30% of their income on Health Care, and Insurance companies are making record profits, denying coverage even after people paying their premiums. With a record number of bankruptcies, many cause by medical bills, more and more people unable to afford healthcare so they use the E.R. for their medical needs all at a tremendous cost to taxpayers, and causing states to go into debt, not to mention, the E.R. use only adds to the high premiums paid by those who already have health insurance. Mr. Gregory, this too is all about the economy, perhaps not your economy, because I am sure G.E. has a caddilac plan for you and your family, but for the rest of us who don't have the same. Going back to being Barack Obama is a good thing, the left might not be thrilled with it, but think about it, who else can do this job at this time, certianly not Alan Grayson.

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