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Been on DU )first time in years) looking for that poster. Didn’t find it, but I found one of the most mind boggling cause for celebration

Kristol Blasts Romney For Ignoring Afghanistan, U.S. Troops In Convention Speech

More pertinently, they do not like this meme at all

It’s time to retire the “Are you better off then you were 4 years ago” stupidity.

One campaign meme on Facebook answered this by “Of course we were better the day Obama took office, because Bush was gone. *can’t find me asthey didn’t like my comment)  Fair enough, but any good news since?

Here’s a by the numbers answer

Gross Domestic Product
Fourth quarter, 2008: -6.2 percent
Second quarter, 2012: +1.7 percent

Jobless Americans
January 2009: 11.1 million
Now: 12.8 million

Unemployment rate, overall
January 2009: 7.8 percent
Now: 8.3 percent

Median family income
2008: $52,029
End of 2011: $51,413

and more.

The more notable comment in that Facebook exchange: Better disappointment than disaster. Which still doesn’t reach the heights of Avrosis comparing Obama to chemotherapy

or a mattress collecting your broken bones after a fall



Why are some of us pissed off and uneasy?


Obama Administration: US Forces Can Assassinate Americans
NYT: Obama Administration Pressuring NY AG To Accept Bank Settlement Instead Of Prosecuting
Feds threaten crackdown if medical-pot makeover becomes law
White House visitor logs riddled with holes
Obama’s John Yoo Moment– Cherry Picking Lawyers
Activists cry foul over FBI probe – The Washington Post
Emails Show White House Promotes Genetically Engineered Crops in Wildlife Refuges
Obama Broke Pledge to Force Banks to Help Homeowners
Obama’s tough budget cuts: money to help needy pay for heat
Labor unions uneasy as OSHA withdraws proposed rules
Justice Department seeks to have all web surfing tracked
Treasury Blocks Legal Aid for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure | The Nation 
US to lift ban on new cases for Guantanamo detainees
Obama administration keeps new policy on Miranda secret
Drug Makers Win Administration Support in Price Dispute
Counterinsurgency Outsourcing: America’s New Mercenaries in Afghanistan, Middle East, Africa
Obama administration readies indefinite detention order for Guantanamo detainees
War Room: Contrary to public statements, Obama admin fueled conflict in Yemen
A Reversal on End-of-Life Planning Under Medicare
Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill Bush Torture Probe
U.S. drops demand for Israeli settlement freeze
Obama waiver allows U.S. aid to 4 countries using child soldiers
The Deal with the Hospital Industry to Kill the Public Option
Blackwater Wins Piece of $10 Billion Mercenary Deal
U.S. Is Said to Expand Secret Actions in Mideast
Obama invokes ‘state secrets’ claim to dismiss suit against targeting of U.S. citizen al-Aulaqi
Despite Fresh Rhetoric About Saving U.S. Manufacturing, Obama Is Quietly Pushing Failed Bush Trade Policies
Administration backs utilities in climate case 
DOJ gags scientists studying BP disaster
US Still Holds Detainee Pentagon Wanted Freed in 2004
Banks to benefit most from White House program to help fight foreclosures
White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity
White House Mulling Business Group’s Regulatory Hit List
Obama Hires Fmr. Wellpoint Exec to Implement Health Care Law
Obama – Scientists expected Obama administration to be friendlier
Across From White House, Coffee With Lobbyists 
Administration Hardens Stance Against Leaks to Press
Obama administration backs private twist to public housing
Lawsuit to Challenge Salazar’s Wholesale Disregard of Marine Mammal Protection Laws in Gulf of Mexico
NOAA Warned Interior It Was Underestimating Threat Of Serious Spill
Feds on GMO Labeling: Don’t Tell, Don’t Ask
New rules on terror custody being drafted
Afghans ‘abused at secret prison’ at Bagram airbase
|Obama administration backs telecom immunity
Obama Packs Debt Commission with Social Security Looters
Pesticide Lobbyist Gets Posted as Chief Agricultural Negotiator 
Environmentalists Blast Obama Mining Reversal
More Obama DOJ attacks on whistle-blowers
Obama’s Sudden, Senseless Assault on Medical Marijuana

To name a few.

If course, sources are challenged, messengers attacked. You have comments like this

88. President Obama could crap gold bricks, that crowd would just accuse him
of spending too much for food at the White House. Nothing will satisfy them, or teafucks.
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That poor, poor man! Others, sarcastically post photos of the dog and Obama with babies to appease the malcontent.

Much as many woke up, a group of fans and operatives work enthusiastically on the campaign.


wooooo hooooo – Look at this ….

A poster is created to the swooning of most. One however has some constructive criticism:

Number two of Public Relations: Never repeat the slander.

This poster SHOULD say:


I am Barack Hussein Obama, and I am the American Dream.

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Inspiring, ain’t it. And, no, there’s no irony or sarcasm. I checked. And guys, no he isn’t. Past your little group, the only consensus is that he has to go.

Oh, and just in case you missed the nr 1 rule in public relations as explained in this thread:

18. Rule #1: Never tell a lie. n/t


My head is spinning from the realization that some former PUMAs (still calling themselves “liberal”) are cheering the police state – Obama’s police state.

So, I went over to Obama’s other supporters and found this interesting conversation

Why can’t Obama issue a “Chill the fuck out, I got this!” over #occupy?


You know? sit down to a beer summit with some of the protesters. Hear them out. He’s been pretty middle of the road over #occupy. Last night he mentioned Occupy and the tea party in the same sentence, so it sounds like he gives them both equal value. That was disappointing.

The answers are fun. Some of course justify everything Obama does.

24. No, you are a useful idiot for the 1%.
 Starbucks Anarchist
You nutjobs who demand some sort of liberal utopia do nothing but attack Obama based on false evidence (like demanding he talk about the issue hours before it actually happened) and proudly state you won’t vote for him, which is an in-kind donation to the GOP, the people who truly side with the 1%. Besides, if Obama did address the issue, you’d claim it was “just a speech.”

So go ahead and be “done.” The GOP and the Koch Brothers thank you for your support. So fuck you. Permalink 

But then you have those

4. Because he serves at the pleasure of the 1%. Seriously, can
you believe the President could appear on a comedy show at exactly the same time his constituents were getting gassed, shot with rubber bullets and beaten down by the cops?

What does that tell you?

Thanks to DUer ‘ChandlerJr’ for pointing out that juxtaposition of Obama and Leno yucking it up while people were getting shot. Un-fucking-acceptable.

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and upon someone objecting that Leno was taped in the morning

Here was my experience: on the TV I saw Obama yucking it
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 01:34 AM by coalition_unwilling
up with Leno. AT EXACTLY THE SAME TIME, on my laptop I watched livestream as flashbang grenades detonated.

At the same time Occupy Oakland was being criminally assaulted by the Oakland Gestapo, Obama was appearing at a $7500/plate dinner right across the bay and couldnt’ be bothered to say a fucking thing. Fuck that and fuck you.

You go ahead and justify that to your heart’s content. You are a lickspittle and toady for the 1%.

I am so done with Obama and his cohort.

and this conclusion

23. Perfectly stated.
The guy developed an embarrassingly slavish cult following, but anyone that thought he was anything other than just another product of the Chicago political machine (and a corporate sock puppet) need to be beaten with a cluestick.Permalink


Since reading Miq post, I had edited the Wikipedia article, (criticism section) adding some disclosure about James Roosevelt

In the interest of disclosure, it must be said that James Roosevelt was also the CEO of Tuft Healthcare Institute and a few months after giving Obama delegates in a state he didn’t run was drafting the insurers demands for the healthcare bill which all ended up in the law | url =

We’ll see if it stays.

As for the blog wars nonsense, while I am flatered that I am featured by both the original handle (Edgeoforever) and the present one (Not Your Sweetie), I must also remark that I didn’t split from anywhere. I have always been an independent blogger – and in the summer of 2008 I was part of the PUMA movement. I still read the Confluence. Myiq and Murphy’s entries regularly.

Here is Myiq’s article

I'm famous!!! No, seriously. I was looking for something else and I stumbled across this at Wikipedia: Blog wars In the aftermath of Barack Obama’s election, the PUMA’s online presence has fractured into numerous warring groups. The once-united bloggers at The Confluence split in 2009 over a variety of differences, most of which had nothing to do with the actual 2008 presidential election. One of The Confluence’s most tenacious bloggers, the highly divisive My … Read More

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