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vastleft's picture

We're the ones we've been waiting for. This election is about you.. Change comes from the bottom-up.

Oh, so we're not an autonomous collective!

"Understand where the vision for change comes from, first and foremost," Obama said. "It comes from me. That's my job, is to provide a vision in terms of where we are going, and to make sure, then, that my team is implementing."

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Submitted by amberglow on

a toxic mix of Bush 1 and 2.

and all the voters who thought or still think it's any kind of real "change" should be ashamed--many Repbublicans knew the truth all along--and now applaud him the loudest.

Kmiec (hateful bigot/Republican/one of Obama's "faith" campaign staff/etc) says the same in WaPo as Obama -- WaPo -- "... Other veterans of GOP administrations said Obama could yet prove an agent of change -- on his own.

"The transformative part of his presidency is the president himself," said Douglas W. Kmiec, a Pepperdine University law professor who served in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations and supported Obama. "The most important voice for change is his. ..." -- http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con...

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Submitted by vastleft on

He may be a benevolent monarch. There's no telling just yet, is there?

BTW, I'm not calling him a monarch because he plans to run the vision thing. I'm calling him a monarch because he presides over a charismatic "movement" where criticism and skepticism are treated as fundamentally intolerable.

Submitted by lambert on

... had no comments. Now I know, I guess.

UPDATE It's easy game to play, but:

BUSH: My job is to confront big challenges and lead. And I fully understand everybody is not going to agree with my decisions. But the president's job is to do what he thinks is right, and that's what I'm going to continue to do.

CONCERN TROLL PROPHYLACTIC I'm not saying Obama and Bush are the same. What I am doing is raising the possibility that their conceptions of executive power are more alike than different. Obama's vote on FISA is one indication of this; his studied unwillingness to hold executive lawbreakers accountable is a second. Of course, one might also hope he confirms the impression he left in the Globe Interview. But we'll know that quite soon, one way or the other, when we get a list of signing statements that will be rolled back, for example. Hope, but verify.

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Submitted by carissa on

Doesn't this ...

"I hear the voices, and I read the front page, and I know the speculation. But I'm the decider, and I decide what is best."

sound an awful lot like this?

"Understand where the vision for change comes from, first and foremost," Obama said. "It comes from me. That's my job, is to provide a vision in terms of where we are going, and to make sure, then, that my team is implementing."

HIS vision? But I thought he wanted to know OUR VISION? I'm so confused.

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Submitted by Damon on

...when he says it does, and when he tells it to, and how he tells it to. His "change" has always been his personal servant, waiting at his beck and call.

If his true believers looked even an inch deeper than his campaign words they'd have seen that this was hardly a "power to the people" movement, which is how it was portrayed. He has implied again and again that he wanted his supporters to reliquinsh criticism of him and his plans. Just sit back, relax, and let daddy drive. And, if you don't, the blooger boyz are always in the back seat waiting to reeducate you, because daddy doesn't do punishment. After all, he has to keep his hands on the wheel.