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  •  I completely understand... (29+ / 0-)

    ...the frustration of those on the left; they thought "finally! A progressive! One of Us!" and now they see what Obama is doing and feel betrayed.

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    I disagree with them completely.  On Election Night, Obama said "I will represent all of you.  Those who did not vote for me, well, I'll get your vote next time".

    He has said in many, many stump speeches, "This is not the Red States of America, or the Blue States of America, this is the United States of America!"

    How, exactly, do progressives imagine the best way to Unite these States is?  Impose a progressive agenda upon a Nation that, by the last count, was still at least 46% non-progressive?  (By this, I do not mean "staunch Republican"; just non-progressive.)

    Obama intends to lead us all, by doing what he promised; reach out, govern with his head and obvioius deep intellect.  I am not worried, concerned or fearful of his picks.  But I watch, carefully, and will continue to do so, fo signs that he is going off course.  I do not expect him to, but neither do I expect to be involved in a car crash; I merely prepare for it if it were to happen.

    Those who believe that Obama should impose a progressive agenda need to take a cold, hard look in the mirror, and ask themselves "How did this country get into this mess in the first place?"  The answer is obvious: because BushCo imposed their ideology upon an unwilling nation.  Obama will not make that mistake.  I think there will be a left-wing revolution in this country, but, like all the best revolutions, it will be slow, steady and inexorable.

    John McCain's Campaign (or, "How to Lose an Election Without Really Trying")

    by Freelance Escapologist on Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 06:20:12 AM PST

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