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  •  Who the public goes with is everything! (0+ / 0-)

    I'm not here to justify forcing anything on people. We absolutely must be who the public sides with. Expecting President Obama, or any politician to go against the majority of the public including the majority of his own party is an expectation I do not believe we are entitled to as much as I would love to see it.

    I believe there will be other monstrosities such as Keystone and I do not want to lose those battles because we did not want to undertake self-examination and fell for blaming it all on some politician.

    The politicians may be bought, and the system corrupt, but it is our duty to fix these things.

    by sebastianguy99 on Thu May 30, 2013 at 12:30:38 PM PDT

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    •  ACA has been largely unpopular are you saying (1+ / 0-)
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      we should give up on that?

      Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

      by greenbastard on Thu May 30, 2013 at 12:43:34 PM PDT

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    •  The public isn't paying much attention to Keystone (4+ / 0-)
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      So doing the right thing and making the right choices is a safe strategy.  The public isn't going to get up in arms over it if POTUS explains his position and give the public the facts.

      We can't keep caving in to bad ideas just because the opposition spends some money on advertising.  If we keep that up, our country will fall apart.

      "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 Thu May 30, 2013 at 02:45:33 PM PDT

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    •  Obama goes against the majority all the time. (7+ / 0-)
      Expecting President Obama, or any politician to go against the majority of the public including the majority of his own party is an expectation I do not believe we are entitled to as much as I would love to see it.
      Had no problem continuing the war in Iraq, escalating the war in Afghanistan and taking the public option off the table, to name three examples.

      Obama is the Chickenshit-in-Chief for failing to stand up to Republicans on all their phony scandals, from the "beer summit," to Van Jones, "death panels," Shirley Sherrod, contraception, Benghazi, and the IRS.

      by expatjourno on Thu May 30, 2013 at 03:18:25 PM PDT

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      •  Agree, he's very selective in that respect (2+ / 0-)
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        and shows what he really believes in.

        "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 Thu May 30, 2013 at 05:23:30 PM PDT

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      •  Great sig! (1+ / 0-)
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        I could add to the list, but don't want to hijack this diary.

        Gitmo is a Concentration Camp. Not a Detention Center. Torture happens at Concentration Camps. Torture happens at Gitmo. How much further will US values fall? Where is YOUR outrage at what the United States does in OUR names?

        by snoopydawg on Thu May 30, 2013 at 10:12:30 PM PDT

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