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  •  It's not Obama-esque to hold a grudge! (1+ / 0-)
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    futurebird

    Dulce bellum inexpertis [War is sweet only to those who have no experience of it].

    by Fatherflot on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 09:52:24 AM PDT

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    •  Is it Obama-esque to stage a big phony (2+ / 0-)
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      GN1927, corvo

      Kumbaya Photo Op so that white people can be gratified that racism can be solved with silly symbolism?

      I hope not.

      We'll soon know.

      •  POTUS isn't a civil rights activist (1+ / 0-)
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        VClib

        at the moment.  I've been saying over and over.  This is not his battle.  He's POTUS and his job right now is to do his best to push through a package of reforms based on the very limited societal consensus which has emerged: health care, addressing unemployment, redeployment from Iraq.  We don't have a consensus yet that the cops should respect the civil rights of every citizen, it's that simple.  We're going to have to carry the weight and do the truth-telling on this one, because POTUS is simply not in a position to do so.  Country's still way too racist and something like this, were POTUS in the middle of it, will ignite every resentment of soft bigots and their "race card" this and "race card" that and prevent POTUS from doing his job, something which was happening.

        "My favorite is Greta Van Susteren"--Kirsten Gillibrand

        by GN1927 on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 11:35:57 AM PDT

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