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  •  You can judge peoples intentions (11+ / 0-)

    by examining their actions, and that's what is making most of us crazy; everything Obama has done has favored the Republicans, not the Democratic base.  And he makes all of his underhanded deals with the REPUBLICANS behind closed doors...but he shuts the Democratic base out of the negotiations...

    So, why do you guys pretend he's on your side?  If you're part of the base, he has no use for you.

    •  Yes, everything Obama has done favors repubs (2+ / 0-)
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      This is why they call him a Kenyan Nazi Socialist Communist who is trying to destroy America with his godless Muslim Jeremiah Wright vision of the future.

      This is why Republicans reject everything he does, including when he supports their own plans.

      Honestly people like you are why progressives cannot hold power for more than 2 years. You have no sense of historical perspective or future potential. If you don't get 100% of what you want yesterday, you want to vote everyone out of office and only support everyone who promises this.

      If FDR's corpse came to life and tried to run again, you'd be begging for him to be primaried the moment he announced his cabinet.

      When we stop putting leaders from the past up on pedestals and ignoring their flaws, we can start seeing our present leaders for what they really are.

      by PhillyJeff on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 10:43:52 PM PDT

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      •  Republicans are idiots. (2+ / 0-)
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        blueoasis, praenomen

        Everyone knows this.

        Pointing out that they hate the President isn't really much in the way of a ringing enorsement.

        By the way, you may want to get that knee looked at - that jerking can't be good for it.

        The real enemy of the good is not the perfect, but the mediocre.

        by Orange County Liberal on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 11:47:15 PM PDT

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      •  Republicans are insane, racist, anti-Enlightenment (3+ / 0-)
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        blueoasis, praenomen, Subterranean

        mouth-breathing morons. Barack Obama is the lost soul who capitulates to them over and over and over again.

      •  Yeah, I know...I have no perspective (3+ / 0-)

        even though I've been a Democrat for over 45 years...but that doesn't count to someone who is engaged in idol worship.  

        But I will agree with you when you say that the Republicans hate him...and it makes you wonder why he has placed so much emphasis in working with them instead of implementing Democratic policies using the members of his base...and incidentally that is a big mistake because it makes a lot of people on the left dislike him also, and if he continues to make enemies among the members of his base - you know the people who made calls, walked the streets, got out the vote, gave their lunch money - then sooner or later he's going to anger enough of them to ensure his own defeat.  Betrayal is a bitch and it's bitten more than one powerful person on the butt.

        But he has placed his faith in big money for 2012.  He's filled his campaign coffers and now he thinks he can bypass his base.  

        It has been very apparent from the moment he took office that he wanted to follow the Clinton playbook, and that meant moving to the right, but that is not what he led every one to believe he was going to do when he was a candidate.  He may not have sold himself as a progressive, but he sold himself using progressive ideals...and that's what inspired every one so much...liberal ideas; not conservative ideals...he didn't win the hearts and minds of the world by espousing blue dog policies.

        Obama has had many opportunities to turn things around, but he has made many wrong decisions and he has surrounded himself with many wrong people and he has followed a lot of bad advice.  It has made many people on the left cringe.  If you had listened closely you would have heard the voices of a lot of people in the Democratic Party crying out for help...and if you had listened, really listened instead of playing idol worship, you might have heard Obama slamming the door in their faces every time they pleaded with him.

      •  And calling him a Kenyan Nazi Commie (1+ / 0-)
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        works quite well, doesn't it?  Makes him appear more liberal than he actually is, giving him cover for promoting a right wing economic agenda.

        "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

        by Subterranean on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 05:11:28 AM PDT

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