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The ripple effect of Obama’s attacking Democrats – now his mouthpieces are taking over
Bill has been on a rant this morning about the whining, some callers think it started with the health care Bill, their disappointment over something that was not possible to attain at this time. Great show and good callers. Paraphrasing: If they don’t get off their a$$es and stop their whining and moaning repubs will win the majority. GOTV is key….
One of the professional leftards points to
As with any other election, each side is trying to scare its adherents into voting for them. The ‘Pugs are using the fear of a black, socialist, Muslim, Kenyan, anti-colonialist to scare their side to the polls. The Dems are using the fear of the ‘Pugs, in their latest reincarnation as whack a doodle Tea Partiers, return to power in order to scare their side to the polls. …
Don’t let FEAR guide your vote, don’t let politicians off that easily. Instead, force them to run on their record, what they have accomplished, not how loudly they can fearmonger.
But most are just fine with fear, as long as it may favor their guys
A lot of joy over evil Rahm leaving, and a new word
It was eventually corrected after a picture was drawn,
but still there in the headlines
Obama voters are in a conundrum
That one will vote but not GOTV
Some answers are funny
14. Yep, let’s vote ’em in just to spite them
I can’t wait to see the contortions they’ll have to do then to pretend they really are our allies. It will rival a Cirque Du Soleil contortionist. Permalink
Uh, I have another one! Let’s buy tickets to the circus, but no go in, to spite them!
The woman questioning Obama is further attacked
64. What’s really hilarious is that you guys act as if any African American critic..
of the Adminstration somehow speaks for all of us. This woman is a CFO, so how many black people, other than her own household, does she speak for?
If she’s “exhausted from defending the president”, I suggest she just STFU, unless she’s also his publicist. Why & where is she defending him? That line was intended to elicit headlines. Mission Accomplished! And now she’ll make the rounds, like Christine O’Donnell, and get her mug on the teevee, and possibly wind up on Dancing With The Stars, ala Bristol Palin.
I hope she gets everything out of this that she desires. Any good CFO, worth his/her salt, knows how to generate income. :
The post where this poster was calling her a “skank” was apparently deleted
Skank? For saying what a lot who have seen their standard of living going down are wondering?
2. What i saw was Obama laughing at that woman..I don’t know if it was an embarrassed laugh or not..
Edited on Wed Sep-22-10 11:17 AM by flyarmsorry I was engaged in a charity event..but What i saw was heart stopping…this woman was very upset and concerned and disenchanted..and I saw Obama laughing….at the podium..and I yelled stop laughing at the TV ..and the people I was with were equally upset about Obama’s laughing.
Am I the only one who saw this???????? Permalink
It seems to me that Obama always does things for a reason, and I refuse to believe it’s because he himself is afraid of the political ramifications or that he’s against repealing DADT. Obama is probably the most gay friendly president to ever have been elected.
A deliciously subversive headline
So stop the sniveling! Our party’s leadership is just as effective as theirs.
, of course
and another detailing what this was about
During the Bush administration Republicans packed defense budget bills with things that were in no way related to defense. They got them all through because the democrats were too scared to filibuster a defense spending bill (for a war they said they didn’t support). Now that the Republicans have filibustered this defense bill anyone that knows democrats knows they will be total cowards in this game of chicken and eventually drop the provision.
During the Bush years the democrats didn’t filibuster any defense sending bills along with all these other key Bush policies:
No Child Left Behind
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
The argument back then was that the republicans had a majority and the democrats couldn’t do anything to stop any of these disastrous policies. Now that republicans are filibustering everything the democrats do what is the argument? Well we can’t do anything about this filibuster so we just have to cave in to their demands.
And I’m supposed to support these fucking assholes? All of this is starting to seem like it’s all for show.
Healthcare was debated again as UK system was brought up
As an American currently living in the UK I stopped into an NHS clinic to see a doctor for medication I take on a regular basis. Clinic hours were 0800-2000, (8 to 8), 365 days a year by appointment or walk-in. I waited 30 minutes to see a doctor and after a consultation and brief exam I had a prescription for the medication I needed. No charge to me at this point. At the pharmacy my prescription took 60 seconds to fill and my cost was 7.20 pounds ($11.25). Cost for the same medication in the US $120. I Wish all Americans could have the same type of health care.
To which the following apology is offered
11. To be fair . . .
Somebody paid for your doctor visit and exam. It just wasn’t you. Likewise, somebody paid for the cost of the medication you received. You paid a small fraction, and somebody else paid the rest.
Note that I am not saying the British system is better or worse than the American system. I am just pointing out that in this kind of anecdote, it is not all smiles and joy, and a complete no-brainer that all countries should switch to the British health care system, because free medical care falls from the sky. Somebody else paid for your medical care. It wasn’t free.“
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I bet it was US insurance companies!
Insisting on the right to insult
And therein lies the problem
And the DUdie
goes to the bashing of the woman who dared ask Obama a question.
as recovered from another site
17. Fuck her. Why does she feel she needs to defend him? Is she his publicist?
I mean, WTF? This skank was a setup, plain and simple. This shit has Alvin Greene written all over it. And the usual suckers fell for it.
The news today is about the GOP’s pledge. The Examiner captures their goal
It seems good enough for voters, because in Nevada, Reid is tied Read the rest of this entry »
I wrote before how Obama is battering the base and expecting submission.
Yesterday, this all happened in an exchange – when the special house bloggers were invited to a special conference call with Axelrod. It’s when one of them – a woman, what would you expect? decided it was all too surreal. From Firedoglake transcript
Madrak asked, “I’m a blogger, and I don’t know if you know this term, but are you familiar with the term hippie-punching?”
There was about a 15-second pause. “Go ahead,” said Axelrod.
She continued. “Liberals and bloggers feel like we’re the girl you take under the bleachers but won’t be seen with in the light of day.” She mentioned a series of incidents where the White House distances themselves from their base, and wondered how that helps Democrats regain enthusiasm from those same people. “We’re not big numbers, but we raise money and we encourage people to vote and get involved. You have to help us help you,”
That in itself was eventful, but the answer is far more significant to me
“Let me say this. I really believe this is the most consequential time in our lifetime… We are in a struggle, we are in a fight. We don’t have to agree, but we all have to lock arms and move forward here.”
Which is a pretty obvious version of W’s “who cares what you think?”
Axelrod tried to make it sound like Madrak was saying she wanted help (I don’t really know what he was intimating here), but Madrak said, “No, I said help us help you. Don’t make our jobs so much harder with these comments.”
But that’s hardly the point. The point is that The White House is taking this bunch for granted to such an extent, they don’t even try to pretend they have anything in common but the goal to win elections.
And that’s all there’s left from the Hopey changey anti-war candidate who was way better than all the others.
Shut up and vote!
The unconditional Obama supporters call this a whine
1. Susie whined.
She was the ‘victim’ and took on none of the responsibility. Some bloggers took a stance early on and don’t want to be called on it…the only thing this does is whip up the opposition.
In an interesting twist, someone compares their comments to the Unabomber manifesto
5. Leftists tend to hate anything that has an image of being strong, good and successful.