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From Democracy Now comes this interesting interview with Harry Belafonte – where Amy Goodman asks him about Obama
He recounts that Obama asked :
“Why don’t you and Cornell West cut me some slack?”
To which he answered:
“What makes you think we didn’t already?”
To make things even interesinger, here are the Os being outraged
8. IIRC, Belafonte was a Clinton supporter?
Do you think he’s still bitter that Hillary lost? Permalink
Actually, in December 2007, Belafonte had endorsed Edwards.
2. SHAME ON HARRY!
He sounds like a bitter old man. He doesn’t know Obama. Does he consider the fact that Obama is surrounded by people who are serious about ptotecting their money? Does he consider that Obama doesn’t have backup in the congress to pass the laws he would like to? Does he, like many other “RADICAL LEFTIES” realize that Obama is not a “KING”, and just can’t make these problems go away? People with this “magical thinking are part of the problem. They just can’t face reality, so they use their voice to put people down.And does that help us? No. It just takes people away from the fight. Permalink
Even NYC tabloids do Egypt now, in their unique silly way
and surprisingly for the NY Post, better
in non-Egypt news, the big media shake-up that will influence future political coverage
what the hell happened to DU, seems to have merged with freerepublic.
Only one breaks the chorus of approval
24. I know
Having people criticize the president on here for accepting republican narratives absolutely makes this message-board the equivalent of an insane bigoted far-right message board.
Its like they say, if you criticize a democrat from the left that means you are a secret republican operative. Permalink
The loyalty train is chugging along however
Not 100% agreement from me, but very good.
William Pitt is not aboard
I have been known on more than one occasion to defend the President even when he didn’t necessarily deserve it. I’ve also kicked him in the ass more than once.
This is an excellent Republican speech. There were a few belly-rubs – new energy policy, and oh we love the children – but he has been kissing GOP ass from beginning to end.
Please tell me I’m just an insane person. Been writing all day, maybe I’m addled.
But Jesus God…what is this crap?
Best Republican speech I’ve ever heard.
Total poop grenade.
answering to a cheerleader saying Obama is doing right
10. He hasn’t lit the podium on fire or thrown up or anything
but I wouldn’t call this “doing great.” Permalink
There were plenty of articles, material for this one in 2008 too, but they ignored it
Some excerpts from the article
Since the November elections, Obama has brought corporate executives into the White House, reached out to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and made compromise his new watchword. He signed a surprise $858 billion tax cut that would have made Reagan weep with joy and huddled with Reagan’s former White House chief of staff Ken Duberstein for lessons learned when the Gipper governed amid economic troubles.Over the Christmas break, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs tweeted that Obama was reading a Reagan biography, and just to confirm the bond, Obama recently wrote an homage to Reagan for USA Today. “Reagan recognized the American people’s hunger for accountability and change,” Obama wrote, conferring on Reagan two of his most cherished political slogans.
Of course, the defense team is ready this time as well
7. The full article is pretty interesting. OP’s excerpts are kind of misleading.
It isn’t about how “Obama is just like Reagan”. Nor is it that “Obama Admires Reagan’s Policies” which he doesn’t. It has more to do with using Reagan’s style to counter R meme that “government is the problem” Permalink
and one of the cheerleaders nails it
9. We knew this since the primaries. Did you vote for Obama? n/t Permalink
Another subversive idea
Here’s an interesting view on civl rights, and very likely the DUdie
To which cheerleading O responds
2. Shame on Choi – easier for him to be a perpetual victim, apparently
Grandstanding to try and embarass the administration that has done so much for this cause. Permalink
Biggest snow job pulled on Americans by the media: the beatification of Reagan. Here – complete with posters for your bedroom
adding the ongoing one – with the new “Reagan’s son” – (used to be W) Read the rest of this entry »
All headlines are quoting the new “bestest speech evah”. Best headline in the NY Post (mind you, Murdoch loved it)
and said so in his other paper too Read the rest of this entry »