Time to Think the Unthinkable: A Democratic Primary Challenge To Obama's Reelection

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    Dec 06, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    "...You don't have to be a rocket scientist nor have a PhD in political science and sociology to see clearly that Obama has abandoned much of the base that elected him. He has done this because he no longer respects, fears or believes those persons who elected him have any alternative, but to accept what he does, whether they like it or not.

    It is time for those persons who constituted the "Movement" that enabled Senator Barack Obama to be elected to "break their silence"; to indicate that they no longer will sit on their hands, and only let off verbal steam and ineffective sound and fury, and "hope" for the best.

    The answer is blowin' in the wind

    The pursuit of the war in Afghanistan in support of a certifiably corrupt Afghan government and the apparent willingness to retreat from his campaign commitment of no further tax cuts for the rich, his equivocal and foot dragging leadership to end DADT, his TARP for Wall Street, but, equivocal insufficient attention to the unemployment and housing foreclosures of Main Street, suggest that the template of the 1968 challenge to the reelection of President Lyndon Johnson now must be thoughtfully considered for Obama in 2012.

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    Dec 06, 2010 2:39 AM GMT
    I agree. His support for the GBLT community is far from acceptable. It's best to support another candidate in 2012
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    Dec 06, 2010 2:52 AM GMT
    I totally agree too !!!!!! I'm sick of reading about his caving in as soon as the repubs even wisper they might filibuster. He's gave in to the banks and left main street with little help. You name the issue and even though he had the public will behind him, he gave in. This infatuation of his with bipartisonship with the ones who litterally announced they want him to fail is making him look like a weak fool. Unless he makes a noticeable change over this next year, I'll definately vote for someone else to run. I'm thoroughly disgusted with his weakness.
  • conservativej...

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    Dec 06, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
    Does the opposition by chance need campaign contributions? icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Dec 06, 2010 3:51 AM GMT
    HILLARY 2012
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    Dec 06, 2010 4:48 AM GMT
    I'm not opposed to this but it has to be someone with balls and fundraising ability. This past midterm was a warm up for what will be an onslaught of anonymous corporate cash and wealth that will dominate the airwaves and drown out everything.

    Feingold may be the only credible option I can think of, but I worry that he will be drown out nationally as he was in Wisconsin. Feingold is the real deal. Didn't take any PAC money in his election and that is the sole reason he lost. He was outspent many times over.

    I hate to say it, but I think our only real hope for a credible primary challenge to Obama is for someone of Warren Buffet's ilk to run. Someone who can self-fund to the tune of $1 billion - $2 billion. AND, can get all the other lefty billionaires (Peter Lewis, George Soros, et al) to fund a competitive infrastructure to the Chamber of Commerce and Rove's little bitches. Or, a candidate backed by such an infrastructure, and who is willing to accept it. icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 06, 2010 5:48 AM GMT
    Christian73 said Rove's little bitches.
    Get that bitch and the game is over..

    the most dangerous man to America.. carl rove.
  • Webster666

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    Dec 06, 2010 6:12 AM GMT
    More and more, I'm wishing that we had gone with Hillary.
    We went for show instead of substance.

    How many times does Obama think he can make concessions before there's nothing left to concede ?

    I really don't think that Hillary would ever leave the State Department and challenge her boss to a rematch.

    And, usually, almost nobody worth a damn dares to challenge a sitting President.

    I'll wait and see.
  • GQjock

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    Dec 06, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    Fisrt of all a primary challenge to a sitting President will only hurt the chances for him to win against the republicans

    And I am the first to criticize his conciliatory attitude when it comes to dealing with the political realities out there
    But that being said
    Political reality is political reality
    A democratic primary fight will nearly guarrantee a republican in the WH in 2012