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Howdie DUdie time!

List of banned authors

(I have no love for Halperin, but this is about banning):

This is all you need to know about Mark Halperin and why his BS should be BANNED from DU.

One wants to add

2. What a digusting pig. Can we add Aravosis & Hamsher to the list? Just sayin’…… Permalink

and agreement

4. I agree, naysayer blogs can find another outlet.

These next weeks need to be 100% pro Democratic candidate. Permalink

This list may get very, very long…

Those very pesky facts

Obama administration appeals ruling that threw out anti-gay law (DOMA)

Obama will do it – his way

5. Or… “the President has made clear that he believes DOMA is discriminatory and should be repealed”

DOMA and DADT will be repealed. It has to solidly be crushed from a legal standpoint.

and this is why

11. if a teabagger judge

were to find social security unconstitutional, would it be ethically and morally permissible in your view for a teabagger-led administration to refuse to appeal the ruling?

Someone answers with the right image

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Fineman’s article raises the CDS

The Power Of Clinton, The Invisibility Of Obama – Howard Fineman


Previous Thread

It’s all about raycism

1. Erm…it IS Kentucky. As I’ve said before, Clinton nostalgia is due to the fact

that he is a white southerner. Permalink

Fron a whinny senior

Bless his heart..The President just sent me another letter telling

me he needs my help. Third one in three weeks as I recall. So I replied and told him I was about to write him myself. Would love to help but since no chance of an increase in SS, I’m unable to help at this time. You have it backwards Mr. President, I need your help. When that happens, I can help you..Love,

He is promptly called selfish

3. It’s all about me

I thought that was the Republican motto? Permalink

and a mock attack

7. You’re assaulting the most powerful person

In the country in his time of ‘need’.

How could you? Permalink

Promises, promises

White House: ‘Don’t ask’ will end soon

when someone asks why believe it, Skiner intervenes

Skinner ADMIN (1000+ posts)  Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Oct-13-10 01:55 PM
Response to Reply #4
10. Because President Obama, and everyone else in his administration, have said repeatedly…
…that they oppose the law and want it repealed. They know repealing it is the right thing to do.

To the more skeptical and/or cynical among us, here’s another reason: They don’t want to go into the 2012 presidential election without a major accomplishment on LGBT rights. Permalink

All righty then. Strong candidate for the DUdie here.

As news of the appeal comes in

Obama administration expected to appeal ruling on gays in military (as soon as tomorrow)

dreams of multi-dimensional chess persist

71. Exactly. It’s an old trick. they will probably ….

…put a first year law grad on the appeal, give him 24 hrs to write it up, submit it, let the courts laugh at it for a few days, and act “unpleasantly surprised” with the rulling. Repukes pull this BS from the other side when they have to defend a liberal law.

Jarett’s words provoke outrage

White House’s Jarrett: Dead Gay Bully Victim Made ‘Lifestyle Choice’

but a few try to excuse her “unfortunate choice of words”.

Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Wed Oct-13-10 08:54 PM
Response to Reply #88
111. No, that wasn’t her point at all.
The only point she was making is that he had supportive parents and we need to take action to stop bullying against gay teens. I understand that it was the wrong phrase for her to use, but the way you’re spinning this is still dishonest. Permalink

One even demands gratitude

67. A republican administration would be so much better, right?

You people need to show some gratitude and stop focusing on the negative. Obama has been so much better than the Bush admin on gay rights. Permalink

and one nails it

77. So it’s cool on DU now to debate whether or not it’s bigoted to refer to being gay as a

“lifestyle choice?” Wow…just wow. Permalink

And the whole thread once the talking point was handed down

Ignorantly believing that sexuality is a choice does not make one homophobic (or heterophobic).

I guess the qualifications for being White House liaison with GLBT aren’t any more stringent than those for POTUS

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Oh, and thanks CJ for the heads up. We get officially noticed over there of course with 3 layers of miss-attributions –  I AM NOT AMY SISKIND, I am not a Palin suppporter, and the Racism page has a level of irony that had to go over your head. But your reaction is duly noted

For the Palin fans reading this, such as self declared racist Amy Siskind, thank you and screw you too.

Sarah Palin has helped to save the Democratic majority in the Senate.

Nice try, but no DUdie for you.

I think the DUdie

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should go to the DU administrator for  nonchalantly revealing that Obama would cravenly  put on hold the lives of so many people for some timed PR when HE needs it – closer to 2012

Skinner ADMIN (1000+ posts)  Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Oct-13-10 01:55 PM
Response to Reply #4
10. Because President Obama, and everyone else in his administration, have said repeatedly…
…that they oppose the law and want it repealed. They know repealing it is the right thing to do.To the more skeptical and/or cynical among us, here’s another reason: They don’t want to go into the 2012 presidential election without a major accomplishment on LGBT rights. Permalink

as others down thread remarked – the signing ceremony is the goal here..

Remember the so called “bitter” comments?

bitter.jpg picture by Robbedvoter

A blogger brought to the public Obama’s contempt for those who didn’t vote for him. In a speech to wealthy donnors in San Francisco Obama unloaded on Democrats who supported Hillary.

They were accused of being racist, ignorant and xenophobes, but the media made sue only the word “bitter” stuck. Here’s the whole thing

But the truth is, is that, our challenge is to get people persuaded that we can make progress when there’s not evidence of that in their daily lives. You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

Of course, the cure for all these ills was to simply elect Obama – which would usher us into post-racial prosperity.

Fast forward 2 years

Barack Obama sees rise of ‘tribal attitude’

It’s a bit harder to blame Clinton now for the economy, but the rest of the rhetoric is the same

“When you’re out of work and you can’t buy a home or you lost your home and you can’t pay your bills… sometimes that organizes [people] around kind of a tribal attitude and issues of race become more prominent.”

Very interesting lecture, Professor – but wheren’t you supposed to end/change all this?

For an entertaining conclusion, here’s the NY Post write-up of the same event

Obama hears from disappointed young voters at televised town hall

“If the economy does not improve over the next two years, why should we vote you back in?” he asked.

One of the moderators read two tweets in which viewers were asked to state their greatest fears. One was, “My greatest fear is that we’re turning into a communist country.” The other: “My greatest fear is that Obama will be re-elected.”

I also enjoyed his arguing for his “bipartisanship” by using the healthcare law as an example.

Update

Another Democrat – senator from Kentucky exhibits the same contempt

“I’m undecided about, if you are in this country but you’re not a citizen, what does that bring you? I’m kind of a mixed band on that. Excuse my French, but my redneck constituents out here in far out Kentucky, don’t like that.”

Update

By niw, everyone noticed and here’s a clever comment

But let’s not overlook the real progress here- now Obama’s critics are scared rather than racist or stupid.  There’s hope for us! And change!

Indeed, we came a long way!.

Why is Obama even campaigning for candidates in trouble?

Did you notice that when he does something bad is “US”?

US ASKS THAT RULE ON GAYS REMAIN Read the rest of this entry »

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