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I saved this leaftlet the Obama campaign was handing in 2008 because I knew it will come in handy
That leaflet that was the net change after 2 elections (1994 and 200) was circulated by the Obama campaign.
After telling Marion Berry in 2009 that this will be different than 1994 because “This time you got ME”
Well, this is what “ME” got in just one election
Senate – add one seat from last December special election – 6+1
and 13 state legislatures.
8 years of the Clintons vs 2 years of Obama! With the media investigating Clinton non-stop and making Obama the Messiah little difference.
Of course, Obama doesn’t think this is his fault and is ready to compromise some moore
But the president is said to not view the Republican wave as a personal rebuke. Rather, he sees it as an indication of continued economic anxiety and an admonition for both parties to work together. Some of the “no compromise” rhetoric Republicans are using is a misreading of the public mood, a senior White House official said.
It was only Clinton’s fault back them as IACF.
And about that economic anxiety – whose job was to fix that? Clinton’s?
Remember Howard Dean? The guy who said he didn’t notice the sexism during the 2008 campaign because he didn’t have cable? But now that he found out about it, he was so incensed?
He always had the gift to say either the right thing at the wrong time or the other way around.
In this case, the timing is out of Dean’s control. Someone included his quote in a book and Huffpo chose to write about it
Of course, like in the case of the sexism remarks, Dean’s good words come out a bit late.
Little did he know when he was settling accounts with his political arch-rival that Obama will run around with the same sharp scissors by the time his comment got out. But the words are pretty good:
“I’m not looking to pick another fight with Rahm Emanuel, but the contempt with which he held the progressive wing of the party was devastating and incredibly demoralizing,” Dean said. “That’s basically saying to your own people — you got us here, now FU.”
and this is right on too
Dean is quoted as saying. “The principal problem with OFA is the same one the president’s having. You can’t dictate to your base what’s going to happen. It’s got to be a two-way deal, and it hasn’t been.”
Of course, now that this became the official 2 step strategy to move the country to the right (lose election, blame the left), Dean’s words are twisting in the air…
Asked to comment on this article, he predictably refused.
On DU, a loving tribute to Dean was posted, with some engaging in happy, safe Rahm kicking.
One of Obama’s apologists though noticed the flaw
“Dean did not immediately return a request for comment about the most recent round of Obama-Biden statements.”Yeah, let’s pull out old statement by Dean to give the impression that he disagrees with the President.
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and even finds a recent dean appearance where he predicts victory in Novemver and praises Obama
Ad yea, I am petty enough to chalk one more mark for Dean in my Schadenfreude list
A few weeks ago, nobody heard of Carl Paladino, a rich realtor from Buffalo who beat silly Lazio in the Republican primaries for Governor. Lazio – if you remember, ran against Hillary for senate in 2000 and made a laughing stock of himself by trying to bully her in a debate. So, beating Lazio, by outspending him – not a big a deal. The story would have ended here.
Day after day,
on covers of newspapers
And who can forget the “Governor in waiting”? And the hoax scandals the press cooked for him to make it easy for Cuomo – who was investigating Paterson?
stuff like this
All this to get Cuomo to run un-opposed.
Fast forward to today
And to make it funnier, Bloomberg’s endorsement, not so useful either.
Karma is a bitch.
Because I remember it all, I predicted the polls getting closer the moment I saw Paladino getting covers.
Not a lot of reasons to vote Cuomo, are they?
In short: I told you so.
I’ll open with this lucid comment to Tomorrow’s sensible liberal cartoon
LOL!Rendition, Troop Escalation, Predator Drone Strikes, Wiretapping
I am considering re-naming B0botland Chucles Underground, but I fear it’s a tad obscure.
Still, I may use Chuckles as DUdie statuette.
In a thread celebrating Oprecious’s victories as propagandized by Bob Shrum, one injects some reality
66. Just look at the front page of DU, or are you camped out in the Skittles and Rainbows forum.
If you are unable to at least remember the headlines from the last two weeks, than I am afraid that it’s your problem, not mine.
Oh wait, the two wars in Iraq and Afganistan, you want me to link to them? With the Mainstream media barely able to squeeze in the weekly body count these days, I may have a hard time..
It’s funny how I was able to see what a tool this Bob Shrum was simply by typing his name into a Google search box, and you can’t be bothered to do your own research, on topics posted on the front page of DU in the last three days…
It’s out there if you bother to open your eyes, because it’s apparent that you’d rather not go looking for troubling data that might alter your reality..
However, you did make a request for linkage, so I won’t disappoint, or disappear…
If the collection of links above doesn’t satisfy your request, you can always take a few seconds to scan this page:
Back at you
The sound of koolaid wearing off
6. I feel totally USED.
I worked over a year to get Obama elected. I gave so much time and even money I did not have. But he’s not listening to the people. He’s listening to his advisors who seem to be corporate sell outs. I don’t get it. What happened to candidate-Obama? What we’re asking him to do isn’t hard. He could have ended the Afghanistan war by now. He could have had real health care reform passed. He could have repealed DADT in the time it takes to write his signature. And he could have closed Gitmo. But he keeps caving in to the right wing without getting even one of their votes. Obama is not representing the people who got him into office. He has turned his back on us. And for what? Why is he so silent? He should have used the BP disaster to enact a comprehensive energy policy that would be like the Manhatten Project or the Moon Project. But nothing. While Rome burns we the people are getting burned and no one cares.
I’m beginning to wonder if there is even one person with guts in government, just one? It’s sad, it’s sick and it’s destroying our country. Ineptness seems to be their only goal.Y A S B T M
and another one
After much soul searching I have decided I have to change my Avatar back…
I wanted to believe we had started down a new path, one that would take us into a better future for humanity and the earth.
Perhaps that much change is just not possible… at least not in the limited time we have left before we completely destroy our planet.
I will continue to push with all my might for that change we need to survive, but I just can’t put a happy face on it…
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On a discussion of an article on the ineffectiveness of the Financial regulation
2. ”Bankers crucified at dawn, pundits complain that they weren’t burnt alive.”
The sound of koolaid still strong
Too bad for all of you who are against President Obama, best thing
to ever happen to America. He inherited 8 years of thrash and you come on here and blame him for not doing enough in two years. Best fucking President in 16 years. And if you are progressive or independent, be honest, support him if you want your America back. The teabaggers do not count!
and an answer to go with that from someone who thinks they are The Dog Whisperer
26. No they don’t. Why do they need their feet held to the fire?
Obama’s doing what he said he would do.
This constant assertion they need their feet held to the fire assumes an underlying premise: that others will do nothing without negative reinforcement.
From the Queen, a loweed expectations call to arms
Sounds Corny? So F*#*^g What? Hope is still better than None!
This Op is addressed to those of us who will vote Democratic this upcoming election,
and still see real hope for a better country, and a brighter future for our children.
It actually keeps going and going, but I have limited bandwidth….
14. I can’t believe Bush thinks he can get away with this. We’re stuck
here in a depression and he thinks he can waste what resources we do have on some criminal war? I don’t think so. We’ll take to the streets. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, man!!! You’ll see me and millions of others!!!! We’ll shut DC down until we get–what? He didn’t? He didn’t say it? You’re sure? It sounds kind of like him. Bush. War. Waste. Hunt ‘em down. Smoke ‘em out. It wasn’t him? You’re positive? Well, who was it then? Obama? No! Obama??? You’re kidding me. Really? Obama?snipThe more I think about it, the more I see Obama knows what he’s doing. We NEED to win this war. Our nation’s role in the world is at stake. We can fight the terrorists there or we can fight them here! Go Team! Go USA! Gobama!
Yeah, makes you wonder about the “Lethal Weapon” movies
Did he just compartmentalize his attitude while he worked with Danny Glover? Disappointing.
thread – mostly as debunked in one of the responses.
25. I remember posts from you about Bill Clinton
He’s a panderer to racists, he’s a huge homophobe, you have said so many negative things about him that it is simply brethtaking to see you tout his words today. A search your name and his provides many, many very harsh words about the man you present today as a font of golden wisdom.
It is really hypocritical sort of co-opting of anything and everything.
Here is my favorite title to one of your Bill posts:
“After both Hillary, Bill pandered to the black community, Bill goes back to race-baiting.”
.As promised, the first installment in my weekly “B0b0t comment of the week” contest.
The award is the DUdie(pronounced doodie) in a tip of the hat to their own defunct DUzies. B0botland won’t be the only source of course.
I decided to mix the idiotic with the actually sentient ones to protect my readers brains.
Who will win the first DUdie this week? So many candidates!
The runners up
On January 20, 2009, Obama was handed a plate full of shit sandwiches
Many Democrats are upset that he’s not eating them fast enough.
Most Republicans are upset that he is blaming the chef.
1. Yeah, and he put them all in sandwich bags, and handed them to progressives.
Now he’s dining on filet mignon in the boardroom.
From a thread called
9. You guys should just post some more Obama superman pictures and …
the “chill, I got this” picture. Then we can all sit back assured that everything will end up great as long as we stop fretting.
also this one
5. This is why hope and faith should have nothing to do wtih politics
I think we could all use a little more materialism (not in the consumerist sense, but in using reality, facts, and history as our guide for understanding politics and economics, rather than rhetoric and campaign promises).
Easier said than done, I know, because it’s so much easier to believe that some great person will be able to step up and make change happen. But it doesn’t really work that way, and we should know that by now instead of relearning it every 4 or 8 years…
Please take this post in the spirit intended – it’s not directed at you personally, just our overall political discourse.
.In a cheerleading thread, the PUMA standard
we have this post
19. So, everyone who isn’t still enchanted with Obama
is a PUMA? For the record, I along with the majority on DU, voted for Obama in the primary.
NO ONE is sadder about the turn of events than we are. Or maybe I should say ‘than I am’…don’t want to speak for them.
proving loyalty and justifying opposition
43. i’ve hated the guy from jump..
hated him so much that for the first time in my life i donated cash to a presidential candidate. i hate obama so much that i bought three prints from his website. i despise the man with a passion, that’s why i purchased the shep fairey designed “PROGRESS” shirt and wore it proudly. my hatred for him is also why i purchased sam flores’ “HOPE” shirt and wore it to work on election day. my loathing for obama runs so deep that every time sticker robot released a new decal i would buy a 50 pack and distribute freely among my friends and co-workers.
yep, some people just never ever supported him.
and justifying desillusion
56. how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would support unions..
how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would investigate the war crimes of the previous administration.
how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would help to enact meaningful healthcare reform rather than watered down health insurance reform.
how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would look to put an end to DADT.
how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would put working families interests above those of wall st.
how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would not continue bush’s bullshit phony wars against terror.
.From NYT, response to Krystoff
While the situation in Darfur is reprehensible, don’t you think President Obama has a great deal more to worry about closer to home?
yeah, but does he worry?
25. What are you or the auther (sic) doing to get more progressives in congress?
A serious contender to the title along with the reason “Mr Bill” thread was locked
The empressof all
It is the consensus of the moderators that this link does not offer constructive criticism of the President. We are locking it as it is not helpful to our community.
Someone is feeling under siege:
This was locked yesterday as well.
Constructive criticism of Democrats or the Democratic Party is permitted. When doing so, please keep in mind that most of our members come to this website in order to get a break from the constant attacks in the media against our candidates and our values. Highly inflammatory or divisive attacks that echo the tone or substance of our political opponents are not welcome here.
.The week is young though.
In a thread with the Palin boogie man. someone replies
I was hoping by 2010 that we’d have a better message to run on than “We’re not them!”.
in a discussion about Hillary being more popular than Oprecious
2. How can that be possible?
He is a Nobel Peace Prize winning chess playing Political genius??
Hell, just last week he put those pesky unions in their place!
Not all shopping is the same. jr.jr “go shopping better than W’s
44. It was, but it was a vaccuous shopping, a shopping the vaccuous women in his family might do.
Here we are asked to rise to support the people who are harmed in their livelyhood.
The shopping after 9/11 was not in the living rooms and kitchens of the families of the dead.
From a discussion about B0 saying sea food was safe.
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Response to Original message
115. He also told us Oil Rigs were safe!
In a thread about LA people saying B0 was slower than W on Katrina, one B0bot becomes exasperated with the damn LA-ers – his sig line making the irony only more blatant
. I’m talking about people like the “salty old guy” referenced in the OP.
What do people like him want?
Fuck BP, and those who enable them!
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after a lot of chortling at the just deserts conservatives of LA got, someone slaps some bait on top
- because why on earth (or ocean) would people in the Gulf not support Oprecious?
Dream on…as long as he is a black man
the good ol boys aren’t gonna support him.
Let him and govt just do what is right. We aren’t getting the conservative white vote in the deep south for decades.
It’s been a tough judgment which one to pick.
I decided to go with the one most emblematic for the supporters of a man who worked on news management while knowing what was going on in the Gulf, a man who gave BP deal 20 minutes, but his adoring pundits gone off the plantation an hour
So, the B0bot comments of the week, for figuring out who really is responsible for the Gulf tragedy – or at least should be held accountable…
The DUdie goes to Cleo the Leo for identifying both the real enemy and the way it should be disposed of:
In a thread about assigning blame to other (media, GOP) – from the title, the GOP was left out of what Obama was saying
.Bobots are happy to see big bad media pay
4. I think he’s figured out who’s a** to kick.
He should take the press into receivership.
Clio the Leo (1000+ posts)
15. lol ….. he should FIRE the press! …. replace them all with the Coast Guard
Because it’s not like the Coast Guard has anything more important to do.
This is a late entry that ties the coastguard as media: Bluestateguy – congratulations!
I especially like how your signature line dramatizes how you turned into your your enemy
15. Thanking God that this man is the president
Any American who disagrees gives aid and comfort to the enemy, to BP and Al Qaeda.Bluestateguy signature:Because he’s the president, and it’s patriotic to stand with the president in a time of war (do I really need a sarcasm icon? I want to throw this kind of talk back in their face after 8 years)
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