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December 04, 2008

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Semanticleo

Maguire, the Predictable, has picked up on the final threads of the last post, and thereby allows me to recycle my last comment.

I think I'll copy to WORD, as I'll no doubt have many additional opportunities to respond to the monomaniac.

Solidify your power base BEFORE you exorcise the demons in the Body Politic.

I love it when the Obama antagonists revile him for not living up to their Socialist standards AFTER they threw every possible
kitchen sink at him before the election.

For conservatives, the glass is always half-empty.

Semanticleo

You'll always have Chambliss.............

Semanticleo

and possibly, Coleman.

kim

Obama=Bush Lite.
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michaelt

“I intend to end this war,” he said then. “My first day in office I will bring the Joint Chiefs of Staff in, and I will give them a new mission, and that is to end this war — responsibly, deliberately, but decisively.”

Wouldn't he really need to bring in the commander of Central Command to do this? He didn't know this as late as July?

bgates

Why should he know it, michaelt? 53% of the voting public didn't know or care, just like most of them don't know or care now that he was lying.

Jack is Back!

Like his predecessor Clinton, he will co-opt Bush and claim that it was he, The Lightworker, who finally brought victory to Iraq. That it was his staunch promotion of a quick exit that prompted Petraeus and Maliki to do all the things that they had delayed and failed to do. Believe me, Iraq is going to come back big in the news - all good things and all good things as a result of the intelligence and god-like magic brought by Obama. Mark my words!

Jane

For conservatives, the glass is always half-empty.

Oh dear, Cleo changed his mind again.
Are you trying to be like Obama?

Pofarmer

to maintain a residual force to provide potential training, logistical support, to protect our civilians in Iraq,”

I hate to point out the obvious, but training and logistical support troops aren't going to do much protecting. Surely Obama isn't fibbing it up again?

Davod

Jack is Back is right. The One will declare victory on January 21, 2009, because of the amazing turnaround since his election in November 2008.

The media and 98 percent (there are always some slow learners in the pack) of academics will applaud the forthright and inspirational leadership which enabled such an event. And the people were happy, and the world breathed a sigh of relief.

Thomas Jackson

The annointed one will find a way to declare victory and exit as quickly as he can. Never have so many, done so little, for so few.

Roger

First of all, every candidate says things during the campaign that if elected they cannot produce. McCain would have been in the same position. Campaign rhetoric from either side has to be taken with a grain of salt. It has always been that way, it will always be that way.

That said, Obama on many issues is showing great flexibility on his part, a trait he seems to have that sadly our former president either lacked or only possessed in small quantities. Some times things change, some times you discover conditions you did not know about before hand. I would much rather have a president willing to learn, grow, and make the needed changes rather than like the past admin that took years to correct the errors in its Iraq policies.

On many fronts Obama is showing great promise. His selections of people for his administration show a desire to govern from the center where he can reach the majority of the American people. I would suggest people give him time, at least UNTIL he IS IN OFFICE before condemning him.

We need to pull together. It is sink or swim time, boys and girls.

clarice

"Flexibility", yeah that's it--flexible enough to lie about what he said with a straight face...over and over and over again.

East Bay Jim

Olga Korbut didn't have the flexibility that Obama is displaying.

Roger and Cleo make interesting bookends to this post's comments. The former celebrates centrism and the latter celebrates that Obama is pulling the wool over Roger's eyes.

Pofarmer

His selections of people for his administration show a desire to govern from the center where he can reach the majority of the American people.

What he's demonstrating is that he didn't have a frickin clue what he was gonna do if he actually managed to get elected. In addition to that, he was willing to say absolutely anything to accomplish the first goal.

JM Hanes

Roger:

Obama sure learned a lot between Nov. 3rd and Nov. 5th, didn't he?

"We need to pull together. It is sink or swim time, boys and girls"

So you're saying we should ignore the example set by the Democrats for the last 8 years? I'd have said it was sink or swim time in Congress when we set out for Iraq, but apparently, that was just a war, and this is hope & change we're talkin' about.

Obama's selections suggest he has no real quarrel with Bush on foreign policy or Iraq, which I'm certainly relieved to see. On the domestic front where left/right really counts, however, Daschle at HHS is no centrist, and until we see his Education pick, I'd say the jury is decidedly still out.

PD

First of all, every candidate says things during the campaign that if elected they cannot produce. McCain would have been in the same position.

Pshaw.

McCain has had a consistent position over a long period of time, and one may reasonably credit him for supporting the surge regardless of whether it would cost him.

Obama talks both sides of the issue, carefully hedging and waffling so as to have deniability when faced with any particular criticism. Take him to task for taking position A, and it's "No, as I've clearly repeatedly said in the past, I support B." Take him to task for taking position B, and it's "No, as I've clearly repeatedly said in the past, I support A."

I have never heard anyone preface so many remarks with "As I've clearly said..." That's a sure sign that know one knows what the heck he's ever really meant.

PD

s/know one/no one

Andrea Bailey Willits

Conservatives should just be happy that Obama is moving to the center at this early date and appointing a surprisingly cogent administration. If we have to have the illuminati in the White House, I think other than FOCA, Obama is turning out to be less radical and unpleasant than we thought.

clarice

andrea, wait..it's early yet.

MayBee

I'd have said it was sink or swim time in Congress when we set out for Iraq, but apparently, that was just a war, and this is hope & change we're talkin' about.

Oh, Amen! JMH.
Suddenly we are in the times of the great patience that must be had.

Donald

"Flexibility"...that's a good one. I prefer 5th rate political hack who would say anything, and I mean ANYTHING to get elected.

Pofarmer

Apparently Andrea has forgotten the Clintoon years, and the time directly preceeding them. Conservatives shouldn't be happy about this cabinet at all.

ew

The fact that the leftist illuminati has already changed their tune some about what they're going to do signals to me that it might have not been so well planned to begin with..

richard mcenroe

Someone needs to tell the Lightweightworker what support troops are, I think.

Are we saying we're going to leave the 101st Gentrification Division in Iraq? Or the 82nd Grief Counselors? Does he seriously think he can leave forces in Iraq without a substantial combat capability -- and probability?

Or does a US artillery battalion firing in support of an Iraqi division count as 'support troops' in the Chocolate Ken Doll's mind?

dick

What it looks like so far is that Bambi is gonna continue Bush's policies and goals and have them implemented by Clinton's castoffs and failed staff.

Break out the popcorn.

sophy

I do not know how to use the flyff gold ; my friend tells me how to use.

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