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Politics of Hope – Thrown Under the Bus

Chalk up another position Obama has thrown under the bus (with gun control, FISA, public campaign financing, Israel … you get the idea).

In Elko, Obama tried to anticipate his critics and called on the crowd of about 1,500 to sharpen their elbows, too.

“I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,” he said.

Hope replaced with argument and confrontation. Sounds like old-school politics, doesn’t it?



  1. bkizzle says:

    There’s nothing wrong with a little debate to get across one’s point. You see this at work, school, or wherever you go. Sounds like every day life doesn’t it?

  2. Debate isn’t the same as arguing and “getting in their face”. If you believe in the “politics of hope”, isn’t simple discussion enough?

    Obama has shifted tactics — to the exact methods he rallied against long ago. The change, hope, and getting beyond old politics is loooong gone. Now it’s just win — any way possible.

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