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    Re: Sestak alleges WH offered him a job to drop Senate bid

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    You mean because we're seeing politicians acting like... politicians? Oh my!
    Funny...

    I could've swore THIS politician ran a campaign and got elected in part due to a message of a "Change from politics as usual", change from backroom deals, change from lack of transparency.

    You don't get to fill your campaign with mounds of rhetoric about how you're administration will be a change from "Politics as Usual" and then turn around and defend your actions as "Just politics". You lose that right when you make it a fundamental campaign pillar.

    All Obama's showing us is that Change in Washington is one of the things that seems to be forever unchanging.

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    Re: Sestak alleges WH offered him a job to drop Senate bid

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Sad but, true. I saw an interview with Sestak. Sounds like the "offer" was insinuated, not formal.
    but was this any different from the manner in which blagojevich was nuancing a quid pro quo offer of the senate appointment. the circumstance that Obama publicly chastized
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    Re: Sestak alleges WH offered him a job to drop Senate bid

    Before anyone goes claiming my above thing was just hitjob or some other BS....

    There are things I disagree with Obama on. Health Care is one of them. That said, you will not find me mindlessly bashing Obama as a horrible person, a evil socialist, the reincarnation of hitler, that wants to destroy america and enslave us all thorugh health care. You will generally not see me get extremely emotional about the actual law itself or Obama pushing it. Why? Cause he made it clear in his campaign that this was something he was going to push for. While I don't agree with it, and I will argue it on merits and political philosophy, I'm not going to go after Obama personally for it because he's doing what he said he was going to do, which is in part why people elected him.

    My issue with Obama that I will go more personal is when he violates the very things he railed against, that he used as the very FOUNDATION of his Rhetoric and his campaign, the very things that he used to weave the fabric of the aura that was around him and drew so many to voting for him.

    When he makes lobbyists are segment of the foundation of his rhetoric and then brings in lobbiests.

    When he makes bipartisanship and post partisanship as part of the foundation and then almost immedietely throws it to the wind.

    When he makes transparency a big portion but does that only when tis beneficial to him.

    When he makes a change from politics as usual a center peice of his rhetorical platform and then does just the opposite time and time again.

    Am I going to agree with this President a majority of the time? Hell no. We are ideological differences. I wouldn't expect liberals to have agreed with Bush the majority of the time either. However on much of the policy disagreements its just that, policy and ideology, not necessarily personal. But my true anger rather than disagreement comes when he does things that are very obviously counter to what he used to get elected. That is a huge pet peeve of mine; Left, Right, or center.

    I still was annoyed at Bush disregarding his no national building campaign platform early in his tenure, but at the very least he had no reasonable reason to believe during the campaign that 9/11 was going to happen. Obama has no such gigantic, highly unexpected, event that has occured to justify his numerous turns from what he himself campaigned on.

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    Re: Sestak alleges WH offered him a job to drop Senate bid

    This doesn't surprise me. Look at all the special deals in the stimulus bill. Obama is highly corrupt, the only difference is that the media likes him and he is a slick lier. It's bad enough many of his appointees are corrupt, but he is just like them. Impeach the sucker Whatcha know Barry O?

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    Re: Sestak alleges WH offered him a job to drop Senate bid

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Once again you totally missed the boat. Do you actually read what we write or do you just see one or two words and fire away?
    Boy aren't you the holier then thou one this morning......you are taking a shot at everyone......
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    Re: Sestak alleges WH offered him a job to drop Senate bid

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    but was this any different from the manner in which blagojevich was nuancing a quid pro quo offer of the senate appointment. the circumstance that Obama publicly chastized
    Apples and oranges.
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    Re: Sestak alleges WH offered him a job to drop Senate bid

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Apples and oranges.
    Yeah...Blago was an apple. Apple's are yicky and not very sweet. Oranges are Obama. They're sweet. Therefore since they're sweet they can get away with being a fruit

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    Re: Sestak alleges WH offered him a job to drop Senate bid

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Apples and oranges.
    Oh pretty, pretty please explain how to distinguish the two.
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    Re: Sestak alleges WH offered him a job to drop Senate bid

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
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    This definitely doesn't make the white house look good.
    Just curious but what exactly has made the white house look good to the American people since taking office?

    Foreign/Domestic Banking consortiums and automobile companies dont count.
    Thank you

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    Re: Sestak alleges WH offered him a job to drop Senate bid

    What could have made them look good except lowering taxes on the wealthy?

    But this is part of the business of politics. You use the power you have to get the results that help you.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 02-25-10 at 10:02 PM.
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