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  •  Ms. B. i am with you (11+ / 0-)

    except for 1 thing... I really don't think he had any choice. I wonder really if he WAS reading FDR or if reading FDR was what the PR firm running his campaign (which in case ANYONE hasn't heard yet) won for best PR campaign of the year.... I wonder at what point the decision was made to approach our President and offer him the office, explaining to him what was going to come down and exactly what role he was going to play....

    I have a friend who makes her living as a dog walker. Has for over 10 years now. She's had other great jobs in the past but is one of the first people to get AIDS and has some pretty serious cognitive impairments which make it impossible for her to hold a job in the Advertising agency but make her perfectly suited to deal on the level of the mammalian brain and work with animals. She said her business has never been better. The rich are starting to spend money again, they're buying all these rare dogs with price tags way up there with what one would pay back in the day for a car or a rare diamond ... She said I hear so many people complaining, fearful about losing their jobs, loosing money. The death of the middle classs. Im really aware of it in my business. I've lost those customers. But for me, there being a two class system in the US will work just fine cause Im in the lower class and I've never been as busy.


    Someone at the fireworks local here last night ... I m talking with my friends about Obama and all his concessions and how I wouldn't be surprised given the $ the right wing (non identified advertising, mind you ) is already plugging in on tv, expertly crafted ads that would be sure to shift low info voters or independents with too little time on their hands, too much fear to think clearly, etc. and there's this man listening in. I can just tell. So I say what do you think?

    He says Obama has to be president of ALL the people. That's what he is trying to do. And he's going keep trying to do it until he learns. He says this whole debt ceiling crisis is a PR trick because the legis. body has already approved all the spending which is going to cause the raise in the ceiling. Is that true?

    We got lost in the crowd after that. Shame cause we started talking 14 amendment remedy ... I really wanted to hear his take on that.

    thanks for this diary. I loved reading about that memory. It reminded me a lot of myself cept my dad now? He is so damn tired of me with my questions . He's a 'FoxRot'

    Hopes to be Reporting LIVE from Durban @COP17 ...

    by boatsie on Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 01:16:57 PM PDT

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    •  great post boatsie, you made me smile. (4+ / 0-)

      I've often wondered about the behind the scenes 'powers that be' and who if anyone is manipulating our Presidents, but I just cannot accept that argument, knowing full well what Bush/Cheney got a way with, including tons of recess appointments, etc.

      I just know that for whatever reason, (Money I guess) the Democrats including the President cave and cave again and again, and as far as I'm concerned their are either complicit, or simply do not care about the middle class and poor.

      Ms. B.

      “I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.” William Jennings Bryan

      by Badabing on Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 01:31:00 PM PDT

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