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That's what we can look forward to in a BO presidency - betrayal, appeasement, rule by a minority, and yet more disastrous conservative govt.

Based on all I've seen, I figure the odds of that happening are 60-40 and it will be because the Left won't push him hard enough. I'm probably letting my die hard optimism cloud my thinking but people I trust and respect, and carry with them the lessons of the Clinton years, believe that Obama will respond to pressure from the Left. The trick will be to get that pressure to exist - that means having it funded and well-organized.

I'm not a complete Obamabot. I know that success will probably look more like slowing the bleeding than stopping it, but I think he'll be better than Bill Clinton and that's something to look forward to and, with any luck at all, to build on.

If he isn't worse than Clinton, we'll be ahead of the game.

But yes, definitely. Pressure pressure and more pressure. The more the better. He's going to be harder to move than your friends think.

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