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Ted Rall explains it in words and pictures

Did I mention Nancy Pelosi said “I could live with that?” Interesting choice of words. Could she live ON that? Because I HAVE TO.

 

In the old country, they were not skilled at propaganda. They never tried to disguise it as entertainment, or news or sports. It was just that: propaganda 24/7, pretty much displacing entertainment, news or sports. Everyone knew what it was, but was helpless to do anything about it.

The first time I knew I had to get out of there because it was messing with my brain was a time they decided to reduce pensions. Not stop COLA, but reduce them. I was young and couldn’t care less about that. But then I started seeing old people on TV cheering and explaining to me why this was a good thing. My threshold for absurd just exploded.

Once I came to the US, It took me a while to find the nicely packaged propaganda (about one month I would think). I comfortably kept it at a distance, along with advertising with my  superpower my voyage bestowed on me (kinda like Superman could fly because on his planet….)

But very soon, I’ll fly into the same threshold of absurdity, ironically on the very same topic: old people will tell everybody why it’s good they’ll be put on an ice floe.

Obama to Deploy Campaign Apparatus to Persuade Americans to Look Forward to More and Better Catfood

And there’s an extra layer of irony here: these are the same people who convinced enough voters that voting the guy who brought war and poverty is a good thing.

And Obama himself, in an interview with Des Moines Register on October 24 had this to say


And we can easily meet—’easily’ is the wrong word—we can credibly meet the target that the Bowles-Simpson Commission established of $4 trillion in deficit reduction, and even more in the out-years, and we can stabilize our deficit-to-GDP ratio in a way that is really going to be a good foundation for long-term growth. Now, once we get that done, that takes a huge piece of business off the table,” he went on to say.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-vows-debt-cutting-grand-bargain-immigration-reform-142348400–election.html

A transcript of the whole interview has since been scrubbed. But just in case the so called “other side” didn’t get the wink wink, the campaign leaked stronger signals one day before the election

WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – If President Barack Obama wins re-election, he’s expected to move quickly, perhaps within a day, to renew his bid for a bipartisan deal to avert a “fiscal cliff” that threatens to push the United States into recession, top Senate Democratic aides said on Monday.

A victorious Obama could reach out to Republicans as early as Wednesday and pledge that, with the election decided, it’s time to find common ground to deal with the year-end expiration of Bush-era tax cuts and the launch of automatic spending cuts that would suck $600 billion out of the economy in 2013.

And he did, even before staging the photo op with Sandy victims in NYC. Election time, I was sending that article to those asking me to vote Obama with the words “your thank you letter is in the mail”.

Now the same people will ask me to be happy about shopping for generic/smaller cat food.

Not sure about my super-powers against propaganda now. My head might explode after all.

The big lie – downright to the sticker – seen none

The reality – 4 more years!

and from another paper which endorsed Romney

and some campaigning

and the truth many deny – a thank you note in advance to the voters

Re-elected Obama would push quickly for fiscal deal -party aides

WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – If President Barack Obama wins re-election, he’s expected to move quickly, perhaps within a day, to renew his bid for a bipartisan deal to avert a “fiscal cliff” that threatens to push the United States into recession, top Senate Democratic aides said on Monday.

A victorious Obama could reach out to Republicans as early as Wednesday and pledge that, with the election decided, it’s time to find common ground to deal with the year-end expiration of Bush-era tax cuts and the launch of automatic spending cuts that would suck $600 billion out of the economy in 2013.

None of his voters I showed this to today was deterred. From “SCOTUS” to “I don’t believe it” to total silence.

Stood in line one hour to vote for Jill Stein. Those Florida style optical machines really simplified things, didn’t they?

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He must think it’s in the bag as he already came up  rattling the  cat food commission slogans


And we can easily meet—’easily’ is the wrong word—we can credibly meet the target that the Bowles-Simpson Commission established of $4 trillion in deficit reduction, and even more in the out-years, and we can stabilize our deficit-to-GDP ratio in a way that is really going to be a good foundation for long-term growth. Now, once we get that done, that takes a huge piece of business off the table,” he went on to say.

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This was the theme of a rather subdued letter from DCCC asking for my $3 for Obama. It starts humbly, trying to quell my worries

Look, we knew the polls were going to be tight in the run-up to the election.

.Who is this “we”? And why did “we” know that? With all the drumbeat in the media favoring Obama, why would this be a given? Anyway the punch line follows right after the low expectation pitch

But when it mattered most, President Obama fought for you.

Say what? How is his reelection “for me”? How is his campaign “when it mattered most”? Why didn’t he fight for me when he made the Hyde amendment permanent?

Why didn’t he fight for me when he nixed medicare for all and instead pushed a bailout for the insurance industry? How was he fighting for me when he extended Bush’s tax cuts for the rich beyond the R’s expectations?  Was he fighting for me when he set up the cat food commission?

Truth is, as the first debate showed, Obama could he barely bothered to fight for himself. This time, with the moderator helping with answers, he was a bit more into it. That was still a fight for himself. Who wins in this debate is not of any help to me. My own candidate was arrested for trying to participate.

But apparently, in order to reward Obama for not looking bored on stage

Now it’s time to fight for him.

Something technical about an FEC deadline follows, then the pitch for my $3 (apparently the big schtick about the # of donors is to be tried again). One more thing: the heading of that message was

He walked up on that stage…

.Seems to me this is all he did for the last for years. Except when he went in the wings to golf and party. And make secret deals with pharma, hospitals, insurers and Wall Street. Am I to fight for him for putting on a show? It wasn’t even an entertaining one.

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