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  •  Maybe your post is total snark (4+ / 0-)

    I don't really get snark all that well . . .

    But the idea that Obama is a centrist is not really supported by a cold hard analysis

    •  Feel free to vote for Obama (8+ / 0-)

      Please, feel free to vote for Obama if you like the government's policy of harassing, detaining and searching journalists who are asking questions about how that government functions.

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 07:13:46 AM PDT

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      •  Because he means well (2+ / 0-)
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        Don midwest, YucatanMan

        ...it's all really for the best
        ...  we must  accept that we are Helpless
        and besides "what choice is there?" ...

        By any standard a Republican administration would incorporate every disgusting civil liberties neglect that the Obama administration has visited upon some of us ... but would ALSO add a host of new and novel neglects and apply them to ALL of us ...  well, all of the 99.91 % of us who aren't Kochsuckers.

        If the Republicans win this election ... it'll probably be the LAST election having any impact or significance -- probably for the rest of the Century.

        If the Democrats win in 2012 ... there may still  be some hope for representative Democracy at some future date --  if not exactly "now."

        The choice is clear ...

        So why aren't we celebrating ?

    •  That's what a "centrist" is (5+ / 0-)

      I think you have just graphically defined exactly what the word "centrist" means.  It means a politician who favors authoritarian/right-wing government.

      And as Obama apoligists are quick to point out, everyone knew from the jump that Obama was a "centrist", and no one voted for Obama because they wanted a break from the authoritarian/right-wing government of GW Bush.  Which explains why the policies of GW Bush have been carried on intact, and in some ways expanded (like taking down whistle-blowers)

      And those same apologists will be certain to tell you that it is your duty as a liberal American to get out and vote for Obama, because the conservatives do not like the constitution and civil rights.

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 08:27:44 AM PDT

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