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  •  Hope springs eternal. (4+ / 0-)

    This one might really raise up some grassroots outrage.

    That's what forces the president to act.

    The asshole killed his own MOTHER in her kindergarten class and then killed every last little child in that room!

    I'm having a big freakout over this. And so are millions and millions of other decent Americans.

    •  I agree generally........ (0+ / 0-)

      but,

      "That's what forces the president to act."

      Can't he work out things for himself?  Go the extra mile without encouragement?

      Today is beyond the pale and should be obvious to anyone with a braincell.

      Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man; we shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England as shall never be put out.

      by Bollox Ref on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:20:05 PM PST

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      •  Having well-voiced public opinion (3+ / 0-)
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        behind him will certainly help, yes?  What would it look like to you if he did this alone?  What would he say?  What would he propose?  And to whom?

        These aren't rhetorical.  I'm interested.  Town halls, maybe?  For me, in this circumstance, with this president, I think that having the weight of the populace with him is paramount.  The right wing gun owners have been saying that the Black Muslim will steal their guns so he can force sharia law on the country since, - oh - before he was elected.

        Anyway.  Just asking.

        Can you call yourself a real liberal if you aren't reading driftglass?

        by CJB on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:34:03 PM PST

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        •  Public opinion is important (2+ / 0-)
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          but the Office of President has real clout, or at least should do.

          I don't doubt the hatred directed towards Mr. Obama by the nuts on the right, but he must have known that the presidency would be no easy task, and would require bravery on occasion.

          Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man; we shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England as shall never be put out.

          by Bollox Ref on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:48:10 PM PST

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          •  We'll see how he responds to this. (1+ / 0-)
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            I'm not a lover or a hater, so I'm willing to let this play out for a bit.  I'm also willing to lend my voice to what I hope is a deafening chorus regarding gun control reform.

            Can you call yourself a real liberal if you aren't reading driftglass?

            by CJB on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:44:47 PM PST

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          •  'bravery on occasion' (0+ / 0-)

            really?

            Then you do it. You put yourself and your family at daily risk in a violent country with a history of killing presidents.

            Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

            by Terri on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 01:21:06 AM PST

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    •  according to MSNBC (2+ / 0-)
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      He shot his mother in her home.

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