yes, we can. again

See BWD’s new post here at The Only Adult In The Room – get your thinking caps on!

21 Responses to “yes, we can. again”

  1. 1 Proud of Obama
    April 3, 2011 at 9:45 am

    And yes we will!

  2. 4 lexusv
    April 3, 2011 at 10:08 am

    That is the best, what on earth can they do to top this in the year to come? Yes We Did, not everything, but a lot of good stuff ;o)

  3. 5 Sonjia Duncan
    April 3, 2011 at 11:05 am

    One Vote can Change the world, make it your vote. We need to keep the Change going and we need your help.

    The Middle East Thanks you. Change is happening.

  4. 6 sherijr
    April 3, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Yes we can heal this nation.. Yes we can repair this world.. and Yes we WILL reelect this man who’ll continue to help us make this happen.. Fire UP over here 🙂 And let us get our Democratic Congress back while we’re at it please 😉

  5. 7 sherijr
    April 3, 2011 at 11:43 am

    oops.. that would be FIRED UP .. still drinking coffee here.. need more ED in my FIRE 😉

  6. 8 anniebella
    April 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm


  7. 9 hopefruit2
    April 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Yes we did in 2008! Yes we can again – and yes we will in 2012!

    Obama/Biden 2012.

  8. 10 fig8jam
    April 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Obama continues to be the only man in the room. I thought this was an excellent perspective by Steve Clemons at TPM on Libya.

    Succinctly….he says Obama moved at warp speed when placed in historical context:

    President Obama has been criticized by many on the political left and right for moving too slowly in reacting to Libya — and while I have been one constantly urging caution — there is simply no truth to the notion that Obama dragged his heels in orchestrating action there.

    Obama and his team — everyone from Tom Donilon and Denis McDonough who ran a rigorous decisionmaking shop comprised of dozens of deputies and principals level meetings; to the team of Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes, Tommy Vietor, Gail Smith, Dan Shapiro, Michael McFaul, Dennis Ross, Jake Sullivan at State, and others from Treasury and DoD did a commendable job of outreach respectively to policy wonks, to national security journalists, and to Members of the Legislative Branch and their staffs; to the Diplomatic heavy lifting done by Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice; to the heavy internal molding of options and consideration of downside risk by Vice President Biden and Defense Secretary Gates — everyone moved at warp speed compared to other potential and real humanitarian disasters to with the US and international community needed to respond.

    Consider these cases:

    1. It took three years for the UN Security Council to pass a resolution establishing the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia — while it took nine days after the outbreak of fighting for the UN Security Council to create a committee monitoring violations in Libya
    2. Also in the case of the former Yugoslavia, it took more than one year to get an asset freeze on Bosnia and two years to get a travel ban. Again, it took just nine days to secure an asset freeze and travel ban with regard to Libya.

    3. In the case of the former Yugoslavia, it took more than one year after the first bombing of civilians by the Yugoslav Air Force to impose a no fly zone — and just thirty-one days after the Libyan protests began.

    4. In the case of Rwanda, an International Criminal Tribunal took seven months to establish vs. nine days in the case of Libya.

    5. In Rwanda, no air strikes were ever authorized to protect civilians vs. the 31 days it took to get a UN Security Council Resolution imposing a no-fly zone including civilian protection.

    6. In the case of Darfur, travel bans and asset freezes took two years to put in place vs. nine days for Libya.

    7. Again with regard to Darfur, a referral to the International Criminal Court took two years while just nine days with Libya.

    8. Finally, while Libyan opposition and civilians got protection within thirty-one days from when protests started, Sudan never received civilian protection support.

    Thus, by any standard given

  9. 12 Dorothy Rissman
    April 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Just finished with the NYTs. We subscribe to it only on Sundays. There is a great article by Nicholas Kristof.

    Is It Better to Save No One?
    “Critics from left and right are jumping all over President Obama for his Libyan intervention, arguing that we don’t have an exit plan, etc., etc. But Let’s back up a moment and recognize a larger point: Mr. Obama and other world leaders did something truly extraordinary, wonderful and rare: they ordered a humanitarian intervention that saved thousands of lives and that even Qaddafi’s closest aids seem to think will lead to his ouster.”

    Nicholas Kristof is a rather lone voice on this topic. He gets it. The fact that Kristof is supporting the president on this is great. At times I cannot stand him. He can be a very harsh critic of PBO.

  10. 13 Tien Le
    April 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I thought it would be cool if some folks got together to compose a Yes We Can version of this video suitable for a flash mob.

  11. 14 Twinx
    April 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    It’s been a while since I hear this song. It still gives me goosebumps.

  12. 16 cat48
    April 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I love this tape, but it makes me a little sad when I see the young people standing behind the president. I know they worked really hard to win NH that nite and the disappointment shows. See, it turned out ok guys! & It will again! Feel’n a little fired up!

  13. 17 Tracy Thompson
    April 3, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Viva Obama and Podemos con Obama are also great videos from 2008; and don’t forget Dave Stewart’s American Prayer. They are all still relevant. The battle ahead will be long; it will take more than 4 years and it will take all of us working for our president’s reelection and continuing to support him in the day to day struggle to change America so that we realize a more perfect union. It is still hope vs fear; care for all vs greed. Yes we can!

    • 18 Sue in Minnesota
      April 4, 2011 at 12:49 am

      Thanks for the reminder, I love Dave Stewarts’s American Prayer. Forest Whitaker always tugs on my heart(always had a little crush on him), he seems like such a beautiful soul.

      • 19 Sue in Minnesota
        April 4, 2011 at 12:54 am

        Also,”Choose to Unite – Barack Obama Music Video”….another reason to smile, and hope.

        Let’s do this!

  14. 20 louc1
    April 3, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Fired Up and Ready to Go – Let’s go change the world – OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 -YES WE CAN YET AGAIN!!!!!!

  15. 21 Eleroy
    April 4, 2011 at 2:13 am

    Totally fired up and ready to go!!!

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