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    US takes charge in Haiti with troops, rescue aid

    And here is the part that impresses me:

    Looking toward recovery and rebuilding, Obama tapped his two immediate predecessors, Bush and Bill Clinton, to oversee private fundraising — following Bush's model of enlisting Clinton and his own father, George H.W. Bush, after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. First lady Michelle Obama also was taping a public service announcement on behalf of the Red Cross.
    You have Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and a myriad host of Republicans and Democrats, who all can't stand each other, working in lock step to help resolve one of the worst humanitarian crises in history. Too bad they can't work like this at home, but I'll take it. It makes me feel better about possibilities, rather than pessimistic about differences. But think, for just a moment. If they can work together like this, what's to stop them on the home front? I know, I know. The expression "Yes we can" has been done to death, but guess what? We actually CAN, if we just let ourselves do it. America can move mountains, if we all put our minds to it, and leave the bitter partisanship at home, preferably in the garbage can.

    What's to stop them from performing miracles at home? Only themselves. Coming together on Haiti is the proof.


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    Re: US takes charge in Haiti with troops, rescue aid

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post

    What's to stop them from performing miracles at home? Only themselves. Coming together on Haiti is the proof.
    This is some kick ass PR. No votes to win, or lose, in Haiti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This is some kick ass PR. No votes to win, or lose, in Haiti.
    Lives to save trumps PR. Not everything is only political. Just ask the Republicans and Democrats who are working together. There comes a time when sniping must stop, and both sides pull together to do something morally worthwhile.
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    Re: US takes charge in Haiti with troops, rescue aid

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And here is the part that impresses me:



    You have Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and a myriad host of Republicans and Democrats, who all can't stand each other, working in lock step to help resolve one of the worst humanitarian crises in history. Too bad they can't work like this at home, but I'll take it. It makes me feel better about possibilities, rather than pessimistic about differences. But think, for just a moment. If they can work together like this, what's to stop them on the home front? I know, I know. The expression "Yes we can" has been done to death, but guess what? We actually CAN, if we just let ourselves do it. America can move mountains, if we all put our minds to it, and leave the bitter partisanship at home, preferably in the garbage can.

    What's to stop them from performing miracles at home? Only themselves. Coming together on Haiti is the proof.


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    Because the Dems ideas will bring us closer to Haiti than being our best.

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    Re: US takes charge in Haiti with troops, rescue aid

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This is some kick ass PR. No votes to win, or lose, in Haiti.
    You are pathetic partisan hack living off the misery of others.. you should be ashamed.

    Shame on all those right or left, who are exploiting this catastrophe either politically or financially. Shame on Rush and Robertson and others following those two morons.

    Kudos to the US .. well those from both sides of the political spectrum that have stepped up and put aside politics to help millions in need in Haiti. I am glad the US still can show the human side despite wars and economic crisis, show it as they did after the Tusanami and earthquakes in Pakistan and other disasters around the world.

    And Kudos to the rest of the world as well who are sending money, people and material to Haiti.

    We may have our differences on policy and may have spats over details on who did what, where and how much, but when it comes to crunch time and the lives of hundreds of thousands are in danger from a natural disaster then the world stands together. We did it during Katrina, the Pakistani earthquake, the Christmas Tsunami and many others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    You are pathetic partisan hack living off the misery of others.. you should be ashamed.

    Shame on all those right or left, who are exploiting this catastrophe either politically or financially. Shame on Rush and Robertson and others following those two morons.

    Kudos to the US .. well those from both sides of the political spectrum that have stepped up and put aside politics to help millions in need in Haiti. I am glad the US still can show the human side despite wars and economic crisis, show it as they did after the Tusanami and earthquakes in Pakistan and other disasters around the world.

    And Kudos to the rest of the world as well who are sending money, people and material to Haiti.

    We may have our differences on policy and may have spats over details on who did what, where and how much, but when it comes to crunch time and the lives of hundreds of thousands are in danger from a natural disaster then the world stands together. We did it during Katrina, the Pakistani earthquake, the Christmas Tsunami and many others.
    You should take some of your own damn advice for a change Pete. We have troops dying overseas and you've been politicizing that for years. And since the US will likely being paying for the lion's share of this disaster relief AS USUAL (meaning the US taxpayers like me and apdst), you can just shame yourself.
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    Re: US takes charge in Haiti with troops, rescue aid

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You should take some of your own damn advice for a change Pete. We have troops dying overseas and you've been politicizing that for years. And since the US will likely being paying for the lion's share of this disaster relief AS USUAL (meaning the US taxpayers like me and apdst), you can just shame yourself.
    You are just as pathetic. Bringing in your political war crap into a disaster like this.. utter shameful. And again you are the one starting the "we pay most" crap... pathetic.. and shameful. You and people like you are a disgrace to the conservative movement world wide.
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    Re: US takes charge in Haiti with troops, rescue aid

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And here is the part that impresses me:



    You have Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and a myriad host of Republicans and Democrats, who all can't stand each other, working in lock step to help resolve one of the worst humanitarian crises in history. Too bad they can't work like this at home, but I'll take it. It makes me feel better about possibilities, rather than pessimistic about differences. But think, for just a moment. If they can work together like this, what's to stop them on the home front? I know, I know. The expression "Yes we can" has been done to death, but guess what? We actually CAN, if we just let ourselves do it. America can move mountains, if we all put our minds to it, and leave the bitter partisanship at home, preferably in the garbage can.

    What's to stop them from performing miracles at home? Only themselves. Coming together on Haiti is the proof.


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    They are working together because it looks good for America.

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    Re: US takes charge in Haiti with troops, rescue aid

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Lives to save trumps PR. Not everything is only political. Just ask the Republicans and Democrats who are working together. There comes a time when sniping must stop, and both sides pull together to do something morally worthwhile.
    Saving lives is the most primo PR there is. The fact that the Haiti mission isn't political is was makes it the best political capital a politician can get.

    Are they doing it out of the goodness of their hearts? Sure they are. I don't doubt that for a second. Are they going to turn down the political brownie points that it will give them? Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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