Friday, September 30, 2005

Quite Excellent Obama

Our goal should be to stick to our guns on those core values that make this country great, show a spirit of flexibility and sustained attention that can achieve those goals, and try to create the sort of serious, adult, consensus around our problems that can admit Democrats, Republicans and Independents of good will. This is more than just a matter of "framing," although clarity of language, thought, and heart are required. It's a matter of actually having faith in the American people's ability to hear a real and authentic debate about the issues that matter.........
My dear friend Paul Simon used to consistently win the votes of much more conservative voters in Southern Illinois because he had mastered the art of "disagreeing without being disagreeable," and they trusted him to tell the truth. Similarly, one of Paul Wellstone's greatest strengths was his ability to deliver a scathing rebuke of the Republicans without ever losing his sense of humor and affability. In fact, I would argue that the most powerful voices of change in the country, from Lincoln to King, have been those who can speak with the utmost conviction about the great issues of the day without ever belittling those who opposed them, and without denying the limits of their own perspectives.

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It's important to remember we are all in this together. I have a friend that thinks Mr. Obama is the greatest. I like this stuff pretty well myself.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

obama's voting record isn't that great. i actually wrote him a letter when he supported the worst nsa advisor of all time for secretary of state.
whether he voted for her in part because she is black, i do not know. but, he certainly could not have voted for her because she was competent.
a retired nsa deputy director i talked to said she was an embarrassment to the first bush administration. well, she has been a disaster in this administration.
in my opinion, she is where she is because she fills two minority slots in one. black and female. AND, like everyone else in this administration, she is a corporate whore. i guess that is another requirement she filled.

lonna

11:26 PM, September 30, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Re: John Roberts

His Dossier

has long been considered one of the Republicans' heavyweights amid the largely Democratic Washington legal establishment.

His paper record is thin: As deputy solicitor general in 1990, he argued in favor of a government regulation that banned abortion-related counseling by federally funded family-planning programs. A line in his brief noted the Bush administration's belief that Roe v. Wade should be overruled.

He was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 2003 by President George W. Bush. (He was also nominated by the first President Bush, but never received a Senate vote.)

I'd like to know what makes him honestly qualified for the Chief Justice appointment? The majority of his career has just been practicing law for law firms?

Like, uh, whooppee?

10:42 AM, October 01, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

I haven't looked in depth at the man because he needs to spend some time as a senator in my book. I really like what he had to say here though. I do think the judge think is kinda like he said it. When we win elections again then it will be our turn. I know, we need honest elections. I agree. If the guy or gal isn't a Bork..some outrageous idealogue then let em make their bed. Lots of other things I liked in here as far as my thoughts on how to proceed as a winner. We have to be talking about how we can win. I don't have all the answers but it's gotta be the goal.

3:44 PM, October 01, 2005  

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