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I just went to B0botland to see how it feels when they run out of excuses

The multi-dimensional chess on Pluto theory is officially discarded

He’s not playing chess.

They will pass an insurance/big pharma giveaway bill and call it reform. Those of us who can’t afford private insurance will be fined. People will die.

And Obama will claim it as a victory, as part of his legacy. This is the “change” he promised. The “hope” part was just to get us to contribute to his campaign.

Here’s a screen shot of the 10 greatest threads

The reactions to Obama asking for “differences not to derail the bill” are amazing

lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts)
3. Tell me again what’s in the bill that anyone other than insurance companies
and President Obama want.

Fuck this. I’m done.

And if he loses me, he is done as President.

He now faces 3+ years of being a lame duck.

And also:
Iowa (1000+ posts)
25. Yep. I can’t even stand to hear his sleazy, smarmy voice anymore…
…with all his fake loftiness, passion, and sincerity. And Obama could not have come at a worse time for the country; when we needed an LBJ or an FDR, we got an inept powder puff.
placton (1000+ posts)
23. placton to Obama: STFU
I am sick of hearing your platitudes, and excuses, and your decisions that screw over your country and put the lie to your campaign promises
Oh, well, but when we were telling them that during the campaign, we were racists, GOP-ers, bitter, uneducated, etc.
And we had no buckets…
..but as for them, I believe they have to remember they are all a team – “they” elected them – or so they believed until today

The reassessment of the Clintons continues. Without the media beating up on them, the reality shows.

Here’s the headline

Poll: Democrats’ Favorite Recent President Is Bill Clinton — Not Obama

and the numbers

A national survey from Public Policy Polling (D), asking respondents about their favorite and least favorite recent presidents, finds an interesting result: Bill Clinton outranks Barack Obama, thanks to a lead among Democrats.

Among Democrats, Clinton has 46% to Obama’s 36%.

The rest of the article is spin

In the non-Tiger part of the coverage, economy seems to be the theme.

Newsday contemplates the state budget cuts

and so does Metro

NY Times has a poll on unemployment

but it’s AM-NY with the nest page one

managing to use the lipstick joke without sexism. Here’s the article and the pretense

Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Citigroup and others slammed as “fat cat bankers” by President Barack Obama have hurriedly paid back their federal bailout funds. Next on the financial giants’ to-do list is polishing their public image, experts said.

yup. by Obama. barak-I am the only one standing between you and the pitchforks-Obama. Wink, wink.

But in the end we get the reality:

“Obviously, this is an industry that just doesn’t get it,” said image expert Merlis, who agreed bankers haven’t learned their lesson. “They have the highest-paid talent working for them. They don’t need the public on their side.”

Not Your Sweetie

December 2009