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  •  It's so hard to stay engaged, (4+ / 0-)
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    MartyM, vets74, ybruti, Shadowmage36

    I know, but take it from this 61-year-old, it's worth it. We woke their rage in 2010. I was hoping it wouldn't be this intense, but the depr... uh, resession... brought out the fear in everyone, which magnifies everything. I've been re-reading Loeb's Soul of a Citizen; Living With Conviction in Challenging Times. Highly recommend it.

    "A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by CoyoteMarti on Tue Jul 12, 2011 at 06:51:13 PM PDT

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    •  2010 was a No-Show Election for young voters (2+ / 0-)
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      CoyoteMarti, Deep Texan

      and for low-info voters.

      The damn fools let GOPer propaganda determine their choices.

      This whole bit about "purity troll" and the slogan "Make him do the right thing" is 99% delusional. Again and again this White House gets as much as they possibly can.

      Meanwhile the "Twinkie" accounts on internet sites replay/rewhiine/repuke the GOPer talking points. they get paid tiny amounts of money to do it.

      Angry White Males + Crooks + Personality Disorder psychos + KKKwannabes + "Unborn Child" church folk =EQ= The Republicans

      by vets74 on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 03:18:18 AM PDT

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      •  He's been a lousy negotiator.. (1+ / 0-)
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        He has not gotten the most he possibly could.  He's been a terrible negotiator on several occasions, deciding to punt rather than make hard choices that would cause any pain.  That's what we call 'leadership' - it's been lacking.

        When the Bush tax cuts came up back in January, he should have balked.  And even if he failed, he should have shut down the government for a few weeks or this.

        As it is, he's caved a few times and nobody - certainly not me - believes he will stand firm.  He's a guy who laments a lot, but then goes into the dealership and buys the car at sticker-price.  

        We might have been better with McCain - then at least a solid Democratic opposition would grow.  Right now we have a leader who never punishes anyone for bad behavior, who is feared by nobody, who continues with the olive branch too long - basically an over-eloquent putz.

        He's playing the centrist instead of fighting for the American people & our interests.   Sure, he's not W - but don't give him such an easy pass. We're still in Afghanistan, and all those bankrupting tax cuts are still in effect.  Stop admiring him so ardently.

        A nation of sheep will surely beget a government of wolves.

        by BlabberMan on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 12:27:23 PM PDT

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