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Thu May 18, 2023, 08:00 AM May 2023

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obama shoulda kept rhambo on staff. he needed an assassin.
i think esp his 1st term would have been more productive if he’d stayed on. i know lots of folks here hate him. but i never did.
he wanted to make compromises to get the aca that would have sucked. took a lot of shit for it. but i still think rahm was plugged into the power structure in a way that obama rly needed. and he would have had his foot up his ass on a lot of things where it would have been helpful.

ya know, 1 of the things that i wonder about- i have millennial kids. 1 thing about the games they played that struck me was that every party needed a couple of bad guys. you need a burglar.
i always found that interesting. a nuanced idea, imho. and rooted in the reality of the world.
and i cant say as i’ve ever seen a more dangerous burglar. i’m glad he’s not my neighbor, but…

obama should have kept him. i can see what a pita it must have been to have him in the wh.
but i cant help imagining the political corpses he would have left lyin around, and i cant help dreaming.

we all say we want a dem w a spine, but we hate them when we meet them.

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