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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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Reply Pissed. How the Rahm Emmanual/DLC "Liberals are F#cking retarded" attitude may cost us the election (Original post)
grahamhgreen Nov 2012 OP
Robb Nov 2012 #1
grahamhgreen Nov 2012 #22
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #24
DemocratsForProgress Nov 2012 #2
fascisthunter Nov 2012 #25
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #30
LaydeeBug Nov 2012 #31
Kaleva Nov 2012 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #5
Kaleva Nov 2012 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #7
fascisthunter Nov 2012 #27
MrSlayer Nov 2012 #4
frazzled Nov 2012 #8
magical thyme Nov 2012 #9
Bucky Nov 2012 #10
CakeGrrl Nov 2012 #11
JoePhilly Nov 2012 #12
FSogol Nov 2012 #13
gkhouston Nov 2012 #14
Major Hogwash Nov 2012 #15
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #16
hifiguy Nov 2012 #17
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #18
grahamhgreen Nov 2012 #23
sufrommich Nov 2012 #19
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #20
msanthrope Nov 2012 #21
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #26
fascisthunter Nov 2012 #29
treestar Nov 2012 #28
cliffordu Nov 2012 #32
JI7 Nov 2012 #33
one_voice Nov 2012 #34

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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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:41 PM

24. It means being a deranged cultist to the republicans.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:29 PM

2. Radical leftists for Romney...

Sure thing, fella.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:43 PM

25. very transparent right wing divisive garbage

good luck idiot

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:48 PM

30. +1

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:54 PM

31. .................................................should have been the indication that the friend was

LYING. Of course, THEY don't think it's them. To them a radical leftist voting for Romney is perfectly plausible.

As is his ever changing position on just about *ANYTHING*

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:34 PM

3. You could get more laughs if you posted this in the Lounge.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:35 PM

5. Maybe not. People in the Lounge have a sense of humor.

This is just silly, and not in a good way.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:37 PM

6. Some of us in the Lounge find toilet humor funny and that is what this is.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:38 PM

7. Good point. It's more or less like a fart joke.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:44 PM

27. No shit!

but hey, the dumbasses will attempt anything. Ooops.... sorry admins, you can't keep the trolls out, so we must break rules.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:34 PM

4. Your friends are stupid and so is this premise.

 

I know you don't want to hear it but there it is. We're not going to lose and we're certainly not going to lose because liberals are going to vote for Romney.

This is ludicrous.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:40 PM

8. You want to blame idiots on Rahm Emanuel?

Look closer to home, bub. That's whack.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:43 PM

9. The polls say otherwise, and I suggest taking the fear-mongering elsewhere

The extreme leftists unhappy with Rahm/DLC/etc are voting for Jill Stein and are very small in number. Probably smaller percentage than the RWers that will vote Ron Paul or the Bible-thumpers that will write-in Jesus.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:47 PM

10. Your "concern" is duly noted

Hey, that's kinda fun to say.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:51 PM

11. Voters for Romney are the problem. Period. No excuses. -nt

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:53 PM

12. So you have a "friend" who got a FB post complaining about Obama

from the left.

You didn't get it directly, but some one else you know on FB relayed this scary notion.

Your friend is not the stupid one ... they seem to be saying they would NOT follow the lead of the other, the non-specified super liberal who plans to send a message.

And you take that 3rd hand input to voice your own concern with the "think tank Brainiacs".

Ok.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:53 PM

13. I think you missed a RW talking point, but I can't remember which one.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:55 PM

14. Wow, there must be a timewarp on Facebook that urps up old talking points. n/t

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:55 PM

15. Oh, noes, he dinn't!

Good to see that the Rahm bashing here at DU is still in vogue.

Strike a pose!
Vogue, vogue, vogue!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:56 PM

16. I appreciate your frustration.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 05:35 PM

17. If there were any such people to begin with

a few months worth of exposure to the greedy, lying sack of 1% monkeyshit that is Willard Romney will certainly bring their votes back home to the President. Yeesh.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 06:31 PM

18. Are you saying your friends will not vote for Obama because they felt dissed 3 years ago?

Because the "fucking retarded" remark (which was about a specific tactic of people on the left running TV ads against Democrats, let's remember) doesn't have anything to to with that Al Jazeera op-ed; and the friends of your friend who want people to 'fight back' after they vote Romney in are nothing to do with it either. They just seem to be anarchists who want a really bad government before a revolution.

So we're left with your final paragraph, which seems to be saying your friends are still bearing a grudge from 3 years ago about a reaction to anti-Democratic ads, and because their poor hurt feelings are so bad, they'll not vote for Obama. Your friends are being childish, I think - nothing to do with their consciences.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:39 PM

23. No, it's the whole attitude that you can move forward with

The neo-con light agenda because the far left has nowhere else to go.

This race is to tight to be alienating the left.

(Read the Al Jazeera commentary)

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 06:33 PM

19. Oy, cool story bro. nt

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 06:35 PM

20. No "liberal" would vote for Romney. Anyone who would I consider equal to any right-wing Teabagger.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 06:36 PM

21. Your concern is noted. Please feel free to share more of your concerns, and enjoy your stay. nt

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:43 PM

26. Any Liberal who votes for Romney is fucking retarded. I apologize to people born with or that

developed limited mental capacity due to sickness or injury. Liberal must realize that a win by Romney kills any hope that Liberals have for any progress for their lifetimes and the lifetimes of their children. That last sentence is a fact.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #26)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:46 PM

29. no real liberal will... it's red meat for those who already dislike liberals

you need us.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:44 PM

28. That is just friggin' evil.

I hope that is a small, small minority. What horrible people. They aren't the base of any reasonable party.

And to actually vote for Rmoney? Vote for the Greens or something like that but to actually vote for Rmoney just to cause widespread suffering is just plain evil.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:58 PM

32. Rehashing this???

Ah, yes. Of course.

Who do you think the Base is???

You are neither wrong OR stupid.

Just another human in love with their own opinion.

As though it were the unsullied truth.


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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 12:00 AM

33. People who vote for Romney are NOT LIBERALS , they are whores

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 12:08 AM

34. Your friends are reprehensible...

I guess we've found our 'baggers'. Enjoy your company.

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