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This has been a great day at dKos for the Obama theme of Yes WE can.

In this thread I watched a YouTube video made, I believe, by Anna who is among our ground forces in Texas.  It was a great video.  Like most, it has contemporary music.

So I just dropped in a little 'gimme' into...

This thread's comments,

Ok, but can we have

just ONE YouTube vid set to,  yanno, Bach or someone like that?  To reach out to other old codgers like me.


A few people rec'd that comment, and some folks sugggested  Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland.

Over the course of the day I came across this little commented upon diary about various Obama videos which have been translated into a handful of languages.  As someone who's lived abroad, and speaks a few languages, this incredible effort just rocked my sox.  Kudos to everyone involved in making Senator Obama's message available to all.

After all this love,  I kinda blew it.  In a comment which was supposed to be stark, but not snarky, I miscalculated and annoyed some supporters of Senator Edwards who are still trying to figure out where their new political home should be.  For this, and on my behalf, I apologize.  

Then, to top it all off, pwr2thepeople provided me with the link to this wonderful video in support of Senator Obama which might appeal more to the old codgers among us: To the dreamers.

So, with thanks for the young 'uns and their music, the old 'uns and ours, the linguists among us for their great outreach, Aaron Copland for his truly American music, and to struggling Edwards' and Clinton supporters, welcome to camp Obama.  It's a big tent we can all fit under.

Originally posted to pvlb on Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 07:18 PM PST.


Is the tent big enough?

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  •  I don't know (0+ / 0-)

    Im not convinced that the tent is big enough for me (and thats true of both Obama and Hillary).  I will vote for them, but I am not convinced that the tent is big enough for me (espcially when it comes to one of my biggest issues, and Senator Obama).

  •  Tips/recs (0+ / 0-)

    for tents with poles.

  •  I will feel included (1+ / 0-)
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    if, after four years under Obama, there have been no nuclear power plants built, no coal-to-liquid plants, and the U.S. has finally admitted to the rest of the world our large part in creating global warming and our intentions to take it very seriously with action, and I'll feel included if after four years of Obama, I can stop researching which other country I can move to in which my family will be covered with national health care.

    Inclusion under the big Democratic tent is not just a slogan that makes us all feel good to merely belong, but rather, it is about progressive ideals. If those ideals are respected and a strong attempt is made to implement them in actual progressive policies, then I will feel as if we're all in it together. If not, this may be the last election in which I vote for a Democrat, and may even be the last election in which I'll be living in this country.

    Sometimes that big tent, despite its size, is just another tent.

    I'm hopeful, but waiting with both eyes wide open.

    "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." -To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    by ZhenRen on Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 07:38:00 PM PST

    •  Thank you! (1+ / 0-)
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      You are right! Sometimes i wonder where the other voices of reason are...Thank you for making sense!

      I will not follow the pied piper. He worries so much about Independents and Republicans, i wonder when he's going to start worrying about Democrats?  

      •  Thank you, too! (0+ / 0-)

        There are voices of reason, but you'll have to visit some of the other left leaning blogs to find them. DKos is largely smitten with Obama, with little honest objectivity tolerated at this point.

        I've been leaving the nest of DKos lately, and spending more time at other sites, and I've found things to be far more reasonable out there in the liberal blogosphere. There are people out there who have retained a modicum of rationality and healthy objectivity. On some blogs, it's still possible to have a good dialogue with someone without the vitriol and attacks.

        "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." -To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

        by ZhenRen on Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 09:08:45 PM PST

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  •  Don't hit me with a pole! LOL! (1+ / 0-)
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    Warmest regards, Doc.

    Sometimes I feel like Robert Louis Stevenson created me. -6.25, -6.05

    by Translator on Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 07:48:24 PM PST

  •  is this in Warsaw? n/t (0+ / 0-)

    by denniswine on Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 07:50:27 PM PST

  •  i won't join the bandwagon (1+ / 0-)
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    I don't do things, just because everyone else does. I chose Hillary for VERY SPECIFIC policy reasons. I did not choose her because everyone else was doing it...I used to like Obama, until his supporters started insulting me for voting for a B****. I am offened by the adults who've gone along, just becaue thier kids like him. I must remind you all that PEOPLE HAVE DIED FOR YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE! That sacrifice should be honored by informed, carefull voting. At this point, i've been so insulted by Obama's followers, that nothing he can say will bring me back. DO YOU FOLKS GET IT! YOU CAN'T FORCIBLY UNITE EVERYONE! YOU CAN't STAB people just because they disagree with you. Once the infatuation wears off, you'll be left with just another man in a suit, and the same problems we've always faced. It takes more than hope. GET IT? I never asked anyone to love Hillary. I asked them to check out her policies, and give her a chance. Thats it. I didn't tell them to check out her music video propaganda on You-Tube. BECAUSE SHE'S SPENT MORE TIME ON POLICY, than speech giving. If you wonder why Hillary supporters are feeling a little hurt, its because you've insulted all of us. Now you expect me to fall in line? Please. I'm not stupid. This ain't my first political rodeo.  

    •  Yes, you are. (0+ / 0-)

      Anyone who won't vote for a candidate because they've been insulted by the candidate's followers is patently stupid. You're also a pathetic hypocrite, whining about being insulted  while insulting all Obama supporters with your "bandwagon" bullshit. "BECAUSE SHE'S SPENT MORE TIME ON POLICY, than speech giving" -- You're such a fucking dishonest idiot; they spend the same amount of time giving speeches; that's what campaigning politicians do. He's just better at it. And they've both spent plenty of time on policy, and both have extensive and explicit policy positions. "just another man in a suit" -- as much as she's "just" another woman in a pantsuit. Only very stupid person would engage in such silly reductions.

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