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  1. #1 Barack Obama is looking more like a realist 
    Barack Obama is looking more like a realist

    The president-elect who promised to overthrow Washington's partisanship and cronyism is turning to seasoned veterans -- even lobbyists -- in an apparent effort to avoid rookie mistakes.

    By Janet Hook and Peter Nicholas
    November 12, 2008

    Reporting from Washington -- Now that the confetti has fallen, the nascent administration of Barack Obama has come face to face with one of its biggest challenges: living up to the exceptionally high expectations his thrilling campaign produced among supporters and long-suffering Democrats.

    At his transition team's first public briefing Tuesday, the audience was wildly outsized for the presentation by the transition chief, owlish think-tank denizen John Podesta. . . .

    . . . To burnish Obama's reformist credentials, Podesta on Tuesday rolled out what he billed as a tough set of ethics rules targeting professional lobbyists. But there was a loophole: Lobbyists could work on the transition as long as they stayed away from the policy areas that their lobbying involved.

    As a candidate, Obama's language when it came to lobbyists was far more emphatic. "I have done more to take on lobbyists than any other candidate in this race -- and I've won," he said in the South Carolina speech. "I don't take a dime of their money, and when I am president, they won't find a job in my White House."
    Realist? Liar? Or both?

    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics...,2131827.story
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    Yeah, we can't prove he took money from lobbyists because of all the anonymous, untraceable donations he took in.
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    He's pragmatic??/:D:D:D
    Say what ya mean and get to the point quick....I don't have the attention span to listen to bullshit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenhoodedb View Post
    Business as usual politician gets my vote. Definately not the great sweeping change that was promised eh?
    Romans 6:18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

    Differences between Obama and God: God's plan to save us is actually written down for people to read. Rush Limbaugh.

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