They are polling now! Under an inexplicably large photo of a delta airplane

Who do you want for President 2012

with enough choices to be sure to give Obama the edge

Poll result (159 votes)
Al Gore (1 votes, 1%) Vote
John Kerry (2 votes, 1%) Vote
Hillary Clinton (5 votes, 3%) Vote
Barack Obama (78 votes, 49%) Vote
Russ Feingold (10 votes, 6%) Vote
Howard Dean (50 votes, 31%) Vote
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (2 votes, 1%) Vote
Joe Biden (3 votes, 2%) Vote
Al Franken (6 votes, 4%) Vote
GORN (2 votes, 1%)

One of the cheerleaders is very amused by a Grenwald article

Glenn Greenwald calls out everyone on Daley’s selection to be WH CoS

ample quotation from the article

On one level — the most superficial one — the Daley appointment seems very strange. Think about this: leading progressive voices — including MoveOn and, in a very hard-hitting segment last night, Rachel Maddow (video below) — have vociferously condemned the Daley choice. By contrast, the most enthusiastic reactions came from JP Morgan Chairman Jamie Dimon (who first suggested Daley), the Chamber of Commerce, the Third Way, and Karl Rove.

That is exactly what progressives will never do. They do the opposite; they proudly announce: we’ll probably be angry a lot, and we’ll be over here doing a lot complaining, but don’t worry: no matter what, when you need us to stay in power (or to acquire it), we’re going to be there to give you our full and cheering support.

followed by a comment which is just a smiley


Some are puzzled

21. Where’s the humor? Permalink

while some explain

8. Are you putting this in because you think
it is an attack on progressives and you agree with it? Do you also agree that Obama’s priorities are to support Walls Street, corporate interests, and conservative Democrats over the people?

Read the article again. It is not an attack on progressives, but a call for them to finally stand up the the hypocrisy of this administration. You just couldn’t resist, could you?  Permalink

another reason to cheer

“Obama to do pre-Super Bowl interview with Fox’s O’Reilly”

and while some worry that this may be hard work, others are optimist

14. Did you see their interview in ’08?

The President more than held his own. O’Reilly tried to cut him off several times and he ……. THE HAND! lol …. Obama wouldn’t let him. “Now, now now, now wait a minute Bill…”  Permalink

I remember O reilly blogging lovingly after the interview…Beat Tweety in style. I made the mistake of not saving that entry – disappeared in days

Also, defenses to some objections

4. He acknowledged as early as the inauguration

that he will not be president of the blue states vs. the red states but President of the United States of America, which is exactly what is expected of him.

And that means being occasionally available for interviews with icky people.   Permalink

as Obana is going all Reagan

Obama attributes economic growth to tax cuts

some get it

4. I better start writing a letter of apology to

George Bush. How could we have been so wrong about his tax cuts? Permalink

and some refuse to

15. No need to defend it, the growth speaks for itself.

There is no surrender and Daley isn’t Wall Street.

Anything else you need to spin and have corrected?  Permalink

and par for the course

White House Hits Back At Liberal Critics of Bill Daley

and that’s also defended

18. While trying to fix the economy and stimulate job growth, his time is better spent

engaging those in the positions to help with the economy and jobs than listenting to tom hartmann and ed shultz who are not in a position and do not have the expertise to do anything about the crisis. The only thing they have expertise in is jumping to conclusions, forming opinions based on conjecture instead of facts, and stirring up gullible listeners who don’t seem to recognize that none of them (the listeners) included have a clue about what they’re talking about.

although a few get it

19. Wall St. does NOT create jobs. Main St. creates jobs

Wall St. does, in fact, abhor a good job market.   Permalink

and a new ine of defense

5. The WH does

It hits back at all of its critics.

Why does the left feel it is entitled to rattle on without opposition of any kind?

No one else expects that.  Permalink

So there! Feel better now? Who do you think you are? His boss or something?

and finally the only conclusion

13. it couldn’t be more obvious. there is no place for progressives in the dem. party. nt Permalink

Of course, the Gifford shooting made them all forget their doubts as they found a new rallying cause. This netted 31 recs

•••••• Arrest Sarah Palin. All who agree, check in here. ••••••

There’s the occasional sparkle of reason

19. So, you want every politician who has used gun-related language in speeches arrested?

Really? Who would be left?   Permalink

Ironically, someone signing as “Nuclear Dem” wants

26. I want the most pathological among them disappeared from the public eye

Gun-related language in politics simply gets people killed. At best, it’s unacceptable, and at worst, it’s depraved indifference murder.  Permalink

Amusingly, someone calls him/her on it

60. What about your handle?

NuclearDem seems somewhat violent. How far are you willing to go to get your ideas across?

But apparently using violent language since a minor is a valid defense

91. Huh?

I’ve been using “nuclear” in my account names and emails since I was 11.   Permalink

So there!

I have to admit there are some sane ones

21. no. just no. sometimes duers scare me. Permalink

They are getting up in the world

Malkin and Limbaugh have mentioned DU today…pointedly. Say “Hi!” here.

In your own fashion.

Because you know they’re looking.

You know they are.

…read…refresh…read…refresh…pop an oxy…read…refresh…lather…rinse…repeat…

Want to have real fun?

Be nice.


Hi, Rush. Hi, Mich. Please try as best you can to keep from going and fucking yourselves. It would be a shame if you were to accidentally go fuck yourselves.

Seriously. Try hard. Not to go fuck yourselves.

More specifically

Michelle Malkin highlights DU as example of progressives’ “climate of hate”

The progressive “climate of hate:” An illustrated primer, 2000-2010

The Tuscon massacre ghouls who are now trying to criminalize conservatism have forced our hand.

They need to be reminded. You need to be reminded.


Flashback — the Democratic Underground indulging in name-calling the MSM ignores:

Reader Monica M. sent me a link to the Democratic Underground’s latest thread for commenters to come up with nicknames and posters to slime GOP Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — and then to “spread all over the ‘net.” There are now nearly 100 filthy, hate-filled responses and counting. Among the “nicer” entries: “Cruella,” “Gidget,” “Governor Jesus Camp,” “VPILF,” “Fertilla the Huntress,” “Iditabroad,” and “KILLER PYSCHO FUNDIE BITCH FROM HELL!!”

…Peer with me further into the liberal sinkhole again and behold P.D.S. in full bloom. Note that this site is raising money for Barack Obama and that an ad for their fundraiser appears at the top of the thread. Is Obama going to accept their cash? Know your enemy:

…The Photoshop entries getting thumbs up from DU commenters…

of course they can’t see it. Although one wonders

Does the rhetoric on DU pass the non-violent, non-vitriolic smell test?

Frankly, I’m appalled by what I’m reading here today!

Just saying, it is past time to clean it up people. TAKE THE PLEDGE:

Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment reminds us all that “violence, or the threat of violence, has no place in our democracy.”…

I did not pick a DUdie this time. I just want to direct your attention to the difference between the posts I picked before the shooting, and those after.

One can say the spittle of hatred sure united the Os.

Now they have both the policies and the behavior of their opponents.