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Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:24 PM

Pissed. How the Rahm Emmanual/DLC "Liberals are F#cking retarded" attitude may cost us the election

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So, I'm trying to get people to vote on Facebook and I get this:


"i even know a few who are much more radically left than me who are voting for romney, with the idea that at least then perhaps folks will finally start to fight back. i won't go that far but i do see their point."


Then I get a link to this Al Jazeera op-ed:

"Clearing the path for future tyranny
The right to indefinitely detain citizens without trial, classified kill-lists and "disposition matrices", a fast-expanding fleet of legally-unaccountable aerial drones, and the presumptive right to kill American citizens without due process - all these sweeping expansions of executive power are the legacy of four years of Barack Obama's presidency and of themselves represent a new era in the power of the American government over its citizenry.

Never before has an American president asserted their ability to act as judge, jury and executioner towards their own citizens, a power which Barack Obama claimed for the executive branch in killing the New Mexico-born fundamentalist preacher Anwar Al-Awlaki in a drone strike - followed by his 16 year-old son two weeks later.

The passage of the National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA) provides the President with the ability to place Americans under indefinite military detention without trial or even the provision of evidence; a power which extends to citizens abroad as well as to those on US soil. Such concepts seem utterly otherworldly to most Americans, especially given their origination from a liberal president who had been elected in large part as a response to the perceived belligerence and militarism of George W Bush.

With Obama facing a tight re-election battle with Mitt Romney, even his supporters - who would normally express alarm at these actions - are reticent to criticise him for fear of damaging his chances and empowering his Republican challenger. " http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/10/20121029155126349265.html



The problem is the think tank brainiacs don't understand that some people are forced to vote their conscience, and don't think like they do.

I don't want to hear how wrong or stupid my friends are - I want you to understand how wrong it is to treat our base with contempt and disrespect.



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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:25 PM

1. What do you think "base" means, exactly?

Laughable.

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Response to Robb (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:36 PM

22. Well, what does it mean to the republicans?

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