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  •  We have to know our leaders goals before (1+ / 0-)
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    we elect them.

    Never again should we elect a Dem POTUS while knowing so little about their agenda, their true values and how they really plan to lead the country.  Democrats have to become better consumers when it comes to leaders and good public policy.

    We can't just elect leaders because they raise a lot of money and have a good media strategy.  Those things don't equate to quality leadership, Dem values and real results.

    "If you can't take their money, eat their food, drink their booze and then vote against them, you have no business being up there."

    by Betty Pinson on Sun May 26, 2013 at 10:08:41 AM PDT

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    •  It is Congress more that the (3+ / 0-)
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      POTUS that limits progress.  Ask yourself,

      would Hillary or Obama sign or veto a single payer Health Insurance Bill?

      would Hillary or Obama sign or veto a Carbon Tax?

      would Hillary or Obama sign or veto a law ensuring nationwide access to abortion services?

      Demographics will continue to give us an increasing lock on the White House but we need to find a way to break the hild that the GOP has on the House and also eliminate the filibuter in the Senate.

      You are entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts. - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

      by Sam I Am on Sun May 26, 2013 at 01:02:50 PM PDT

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      •  It goes without saying (0+ / 0-)

        that the same standard should apply when considering who to support for Congressional elections.

        As for the Hillary references, I'm sorry, but I don't understand the point you're trying to make.

        "If you can't take their money, eat their food, drink their booze and then vote against them, you have no business being up there."

        by Betty Pinson on Sun May 26, 2013 at 08:54:48 PM PDT

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    •  Crap, Betty. Obama wrote an entire book (0+ / 0-)

      about what his agenda was, what his values were and had on his web site detailed papers setting out what he wanted to do on many of the issues.

      His opinions and his past voting record — in the IL state Senate and in the US Senate were there for anyone's perusal.

      What wasn't out front was the Repub unified front to make him fail. Recall that the health care bill was supposed to be his Waterloo?

      Candidate and President Obama has made it as clear as he could that it will take US working to get the change we want. You are looking for impotent theatrics and a big daddy leader that will do it all for you.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Mon May 27, 2013 at 01:34:59 PM PDT

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      •  Nowhere in his book did he propose cutting SS (0+ / 0-)

        His books and campaign were a bunch of high level PR crapola.  It was a marketing campaign with little or no substance - campaign slogans made up of 1 or 2 words.  

        It's up to us to put some pressure on the people we mistakenly put into office. Now. We'll have a new strategy when it comes time for the next election and it won't include electing more corporate owned hacks.

        "If you can't take their money, eat their food, drink their booze and then vote against them, you have no business being up there."

        by Betty Pinson on Tue May 28, 2013 at 11:08:25 AM PDT

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