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  •  I don't think so... (2+ / 0-)
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    Were you around for the Watergate hearings?

    I see a big risk of causing huge splits in the country with the danger of driving a lot of independents toward the right.

    We on dK have some very strong feelings about Bush's guilt.  We, I expect, know a lot more about the facts than does Joe/Jane Average.  I think a lot of people could be convinced that going after Bush was a political, not a legal/moral move.

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    Personally, I don't think Bush/Cheney out of danger.  I think the process is gradually building for busting their butts.  They may never serve time, but I think their guilt will be made obvious and be part of their permanent history.

    And I don't think much will happen until we are out of Iraq and out/mostly out of Afghanistan.

    That "hopey-changey thing"? Takes a Magic Hawaiian to pull it off...

    by BobTrips on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 12:47:15 PM PDT

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    •  I hope you're right about your last few points. (0+ / 0-)

      But don't you think the country is more split than ever? Do you really think it would have been worse if the president had broken with the past? I disagree. I think a lot of what's pissing off the Tea Party and what causes the smug obstruction of the Republicans is his lack of leadership on this issue. They get away with it because almost 50% of the country disapproves of his performance and crazy Repbulicans aren't 50% of the country.

      "[K]now that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy." -Barack Obama

      by Battle4Seattle on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 01:52:23 PM PDT

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      •  More spilt than ever? (0+ / 0-)

        I can't objectively answer that.  My impression is that we were a lot more split over civil rights and the Vietnam war.  

        I remember being concerned for my personal safety during some of those times.  I wouldn't be afraid to go to a Tea Party outing.

        Then there was the Civil War thing....  

        I think what's really driving the Tea Party and fellow travelers is mostly economic fear.  These folks are about my age and when you hit that point in your life your ability to recover from a major financial loss is very slim.

        I think what's causing Obama's approval percentages to hang around 50% for, 48% not is also largely economic fear.  It's amplified by his skin color.

        Some of us see the economy coming back because we're looking at the large economic metrics.  Others look only at the people they know out of work, the empty stores in their neighborhood, and the people suffering foreclosure.

        "It's the economy stupid." is one of the most insightful sayings ever uttered.  It's a wonder Ben Franklin didn't invent it.

        That "hopey-changey thing"? Takes a Magic Hawaiian to pull it off...

        by BobTrips on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 02:05:32 PM PDT

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