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Recently I decreed a language reset for myself to avoid being a hypocrite when telling others name calling was bad.

It cost me my own creation, “Bobots” – so useful , so economic.

Ever since, I have been struggling – especially in my DUdies presentations with “they” “Obama’s core base”, Obama fans”. Not like.

Finally, in reading the deliciously titled Anglachael essay Democrat for a Day I stumbled on a clue reading this paragraph

He is not apologizing for being a Democrat. He is griping that people are calling him one when he has made clear he wants none of it. That is not his tribe. It is not so much a lack of conviction as a mismatch between the party and the politician. In all of his campaigns, in all of his sales brochures, whenever he has spoken about himself, he has disavowed his connections to the governing philosophy of the Democratic Party, again and again praising the opposition for their anti-government, anti-democratic principles. His current apologists should have believed what he said way back when.

He only ever wanted to be a Democrat for a day, election day.

Indeed, it’s not that we didn’t know these things, they have just been summed up very well.

Obama was never a Democrat. And since he doesn’t exactly talk like one – all the time, I guess, not a Republican either. Obama is an Obamacrat, or an O. His followers, formerly known as B0bots are now the Obamacrats, or the Os.

Nothing in here will affect the “Jr.jr” name for Obama in any way shape or form, much as W was in many ways more R than Obama was a D.

The -so called- new reality hits

President Obama Open to Extending Bush Tax Cuts for All Incomes: White House

Defenders are on hand

47. really? You really think he is that dumb?

he didnt get in the white house by being stupid. He didnt get healthcare reform passed by being stupid. ‘Like I said about 26 months ago, this black kid growing up in KS for a bit definitely got his ass kicked for being black. He is in fact tough, and he is in fact smart. Sure Im open to extending your rich persons tax cuts….but Im going to need a few things first. If I can think of it. He sure will. Permalink

This comes with its own image and an interesting question

Got this cartoon from a Tea Bag friend:

This is the sort of stuff the RW is spewing forth, with a lot more to come.Obama is perceived as their deadly enemy, and has been from Election Day 2 years ago. Do we rally around Obama, or do we gingerly distance ourselves from him? 2012 is only 2 years off!

as people clamor loyalty, another cartoon “from the same source” is posted

with a conveniently amnesiac commentary

I’m fully cognizant of all the criticisms against Obama, and see some merit in at least some of them. But the ferocious RAGE against Obama has absolutely no parallell since that against FDR in 1936!

Really????

More fuzzy memories to serve race baiting

so tell me….was Clinton painted as a failure when he lost both the House and the Senate?

Not that I recall! So what is the difference between the day after the election with Obama (a more progressive president) and Clinton? The color of his skin. I can find no other reason to cite for the complete good and doom and claims of presidential failure…weakness…naivity, etc.

Ridiculous and very very sad.

PUMAs even make an appearance standing in for everyone who woke  up from koolaid

37. It just dawned on me that a lot of the Obama naysayers calling for his head are PUMAs here on DU.

Let see, sour grapes at least here for some posters here, still, after 2 years.As for some members of the media, pundits, teabaggers, etc… race is a factor. How could anyone think of disgracing the office of the president and the man. There is a astronomical lack of respect which is unprecedented. Permalink

The expected scolding of the left (via Kos too)

How’d That Pissing on Obama Thing Work Out for You?

Some good answers

2. How’d That Pissing on the Base Thing Work Out for Obama ?

4. Let’s see. Obama has 1 vote, we have millions.

So it is our fault when he and his team piss on us?I smell a rahm here, or a rat. Same diff. Permalink

And then, there this

The White Flag of Surrender flies over the White House

and I love this comment

107. Mandatory crapsurance is the opposite of real HCR, everyone knows this. Permalink

Oh, they never tire of the Race baiting

Have Black Skin…Can’t Travel

……..
The President, when black, doesn’t get to travel on legitimate business of state. Rather, this little refrain sees him as a blinged-up n-word, rollin’ with his entourage. That’s what they’re saying. It’s dog-whistle as the day is long, and it is beyond the fucking pale. No. Fucking. Pun. Intended………

Not one dissenting opinion in the crowd. Wait until they start the actual investigations!

As of Friday, elections are forgotten, the entire DU is on this (most popular thread)

*** Official FUCK YOU MSNBC, BRING BACK KEITH thread ***

Once again, Peggy Nooner is a prophet there

Peggy Noonan To Sarah Palin “…He (Reagan) Was A Great Man And You Are A Nimcompoop.”

with at least some of them defending Obama’s (and Peggy’s) idol

9. Honestly there is no comparison.

Certainly no Reagan fan, but Reagan definitely put the time in to get where he got, and had a gravitas she will
never have. Permalink

And while Peggy is embraced, Huffpo is denounced

The Huffington Post is Anti-Obama

1. I figured that out over the summer of 2008

and haven’t been back since. Permalink

A call for passivity

Let Obama be Obama.

Enough advice from all of us. We elected him as President and Leader of the Democratic Party. Why can’t we just let him do his job?…….

If he believes Social Security is a big cause of our deficits and debt and we need to reform it, why should we question it? Even if he is ambivalent about it and you don’t know where he actually stands on the issue, that is no reason to question the judgement of the President.
Why don’t we all just shut up and let the President do the job we elected him to do? Many people act as if they don’t trust him to do the right thing? Why would they think such thoughts? Sit back and take a big breath and let Obama be Obama…

The sarcasm is totally missed by the fans

. LOL that’ll be a cold day in hell.

Thanks for the morning pick-up kentuck. Doing laundry is so mundane. ;-)

One has a modest request

. All I want right now is for him to stop acting like a punished puppy walking around w/ his tail

between his legs.

You gotta admit, that’s how he looked at the PRess conference and on 60 minutes.C’mon Obama – let the inner BullDog out! 1/2 of America is counting on you! Permalink

Which BullDog would that be?

They are catching up

So the plan was always to be Romneycare? What was all that public option stuff? All the other stuff?

From the CBS transcript of the 60 Minutes interview:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, partly because I couldn’t get the kind of cooperation from Republicans that I had hoped for. We thought that if we shaped a bill that wasn’t that different from bills that had previously been introduced by Republicans — including a Republican governor in Massachusetts who’s now running for President — that, you know, we would be able to find some common ground there. And we just couldn’t.
This was from the 7th ¶ from the bottom of the 4th page of Transcript 1, here:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/11/07/60minutes/mai… ;contentBody
So why did we have all the drama? What was the reason for all those meetings? And I thought the bill was crafted by the Congress?

What ought we anticipate on the bush tax cut extensions?

If I am misinterpreting any of this, serious, respectful refutation will be respectfully considered. If you just wish to come into this thread and snark, don’t expect me to even acknowledge you

reaction from the fans?

3. Vote Republican in 2012,

or bring back Hillary, and lose running her instead.You have a choice. Permalink

Some offer more info

51. It’s more than just Romneycare,

it’s also Nixoncare with some Dolecare on the side.To say that the plan signed by a then-Moderate-Republican was actually much more progressive than the previous status quo shows how far to the right we have gone. A “moderate” republican plan is too socialist for the GOP but Democrats cheer it on as a rousing success. Oy. Permalink

Not sure how long this will last there

20. Obama is either a Republican in Democrat clothing or an utterly naive dipshit.

….we’re left with two possibilities:

1. Obama prefers Republican policies. All his talk about a “public option” and real healthcare reform was just election year bullshit, which he dumped in a backroom as soon as he could, replacing it with a Republican plan.

2. He’s so moronic that he not only believed the Republicans would work with him, but continued to believe it for two years, even as they proved daily that they would not. Of course, someone that stupid could never even dress themselves, so that option’s pretty much out.Permalink

Some stroll down memory lane

41. People here got the bark stripped off them for saying that,

but now I am sure plenty will step forward to tell us that Romneycare is actually a very good thing and we should be glad to have it. Permalink

And on the same theme

Obama surprised by political cost of health law

“I made the decision to go ahead and do it, and it proved as costly politically as we expected — probably actually a little more costly than we expected, politically,” he said.

Obama said he thought that he would find common ground with Republicans by advancing health care proposals that had been introduced by Republican administrations as well as potential presidential candidate Mitt Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts.

It’s about all the things he said in the interview, yet the same people shoot the messenger

1. AP and MSNBC? BIG FUCK YOU TO BOTH!

I wouldn’t even post their fucked up propaganda!

So how is that different?

22. What did they get wrong? He did push a bill, which he himself

stated had over 200 Republican proposals in it, yet they let Democrats take the fall for a Republican bill. Very clever of them.

If he had pushed for real reform, provided competition for the corrupt, predatroy Insurance Corps, he had the public behind him. Instead he wanted the impossible, Republican support. Even though they got most of what they wanted in the bill, but never could have done it themselves as the left would have been screaming, it was brilliant strategy to let Democrats do it and then stand back and criticize. This was all obvious throughout the entire process. He told us to STFU. I don’t know why he is surprised. This bill is highly unpopular with nearly have the American public. A program with a PO would have been wildly popular, and Republicans would not have been able to touch it.

We didn’t need this article to understand any of this.

What we got was a bigger version of Ronmneycare which after three years has seen premiums sky-rocket and the mandatory part of the bill, difficult to enforce.

And the DUdie

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so tell me….was Clinton painted as a failure when he lost both the House and the Senate?

Not that I recall! So what is the difference between the day after the election with Obama (a more progressive president) and Clinton? The color of his skin. I can find no other reason to cite for the complete good and doom and claims of presidential failure…weakness…naivity, etc.

Ridiculous and very very sad.

PUMAs even make an appearance standing in for everyone who woke  up from koolaid

37. It just dawned on me that a lot of the Obama naysayers calling for his head are PUMAs here on DU.

Let see, sour grapes at least here for some posters here, still, after 2 years.As for some members of the media, pundits, teabaggers, etc… race is a factor. How could anyone think of disgracing the office of the president and the man. There is a astronomical lack of respect which is unprecedented. Permali

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A scary cover on the Examiner but the caption gets it right in the end

and, surprise, there’s actual resistance in congress to the repeal of DADT! I am sure Obama will fierce advocate it through. As soon as he is done appealing the repeal by the courts Read the rest of this entry »

The kind of news that wakes you up with a start, like a sneeze.

OK, I knew it’s 2013 already for some.

It was “outside groups” that startled me. At first I thought of OFA, Moveon and all the activism structure that was used in 2008 but left idle in 2010. But looking at the article I see it has nothing to do with activism and all with finance

Some Democrats have complained openly that Obama’s 2008 admonition against outside groups spending money during his presidential run carried over to 2010, leaving Democrats on the sidelines without a well-tuned infrastructure of groups to help embattled candidates.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/44868.html#ixzz14miCNqa8

So it’s PACs and other money shoveling structures we are talking about. Going R all the way.
The “outside” refers to the party, I guess. or the law. Or the country. But what’s new, really? Stopping pretending?

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