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  •  Rare? Obama is like the cheaters who jump to the (0+ / 0-)

    front of the marathon about a mile from the finish and cross the line arms high and grinning from ear to ear for the cameras.  Give me one progressive program he led on and fought, really fought, for.

    Acceleration is a thrill, but velocity gets you there

    by CarolinNJ on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 01:04:25 PM PDT

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    •  Gun control... (4+ / 0-)
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      He left it all on the field for that one.  He also really did work hard on closing Guantanimo, but was sabotaged by cowardly Dems in congress.  He also managed to get DADT repeal done.  Even though it seemed too slow. He had a plan and got it done.


      by LordMike on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 03:59:07 PM PDT

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    •  ACA (2+ / 0-)
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      Affordable care Act, Repeal DADT,  Immigartion Reform 2013, Gun Safety 2013,

      •  It's kind of a stretch.... (0+ / 0-) call the ACA truly progressive. I mean, it's a moderate-conservative market based health plan, not single payer. No public option. No Medicare buy-in. I realize that a lot of this is due to grandstanding from assholes like Lieberman and Ben Nelson. But, there's not a lot of evidence that Obama was pressing really hard for more progressive options. And single payer was never even on the table.

        The other things you mention are all good, progressive programs that I appreciate Obama's efforts for. It's also worth noting that none of those stepped on corporate toes.

      •  And what, pray tell, (0+ / 0-)

        did Obama do to facilitate DADT repeal? Did he go out there and encourage Congresscritters to vote through the repeal? No. Did he use the power of the bully pulpit to push it into public awareness? No. Did he even use the direct, executive power of the Presidency to put out a stop-loss order, or to ensure that discharged LGBT servicepeople got their due as discharged veterans? No.

        Once it was sealed and delivered on a silver platter in front of him, he signed it. That's all he did - he didn't fight for it, he didn't push for it, he didn't have anything to do with getting it through Congress.

        Credit where it's due - but it's not in the DADT repeal.

        "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

        by Australian2 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 01:34:17 AM PDT

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    •  We're in substantial disagreement (0+ / 0-)

      Acceleration is a thrill, but velocity gets you there

      by CarolinNJ on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 04:05:43 PM PDT

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