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Thu Nov 21, 2013, 01:17 PM

Is "Obamacare collapse" Obama's Katrina... or the Right's Fitzmas?

Many may remember back around this time in 2005, when Partick Fitzgerald was investigating the the exposure of Valerie Plame as a covert CIA operative, and many people in our virtual neighborhood were eagerly anticipating "Fitzmas", the indictment of Karl Rove and others in Club Shrub.

Nicked Scooter Libby, kinda, but all the biggest bad guys walked away unscathed.

The fizzle of Fitzmas left a lot of people with egg on their face, and a few with a whole truckload of eggs in the face-omlette.

I'm reminded of that anticipatory glee these days by what comes out of the infoxicated world.

I think the Fitzmas is on the other foot now.

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Reply Is "Obamacare collapse" Obama's Katrina... or the Right's Fitzmas? (Original post)
JHB Nov 2013 OP
Laelth Nov 2013 #1
HappyMe Nov 2013 #3
sakabatou Nov 2013 #4
FarCenter Nov 2013 #7
Laelth Nov 2013 #8
FarCenter Nov 2013 #9
Laelth Nov 2013 #10
napkinz Nov 2013 #2
WilliamPitt Nov 2013 #5
JHB Nov 2013 #11
napkinz Nov 2013 #6

Response to JHB (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 01:20 PM

1. Neither, and remember Truman.

No apologizing for the ACA!

I've seen it happen time after time. When the Democratic candidate allows himself to be put on the defensive and starts apologizing for the New Deal and the fair Deal, and says he really doesn't believe in them, he is sure to lose. The people don't want a phony Democrat. If it's a choice between a genuine Republican, and a Republican in Democratic clothing, the people will choose the genuine article, every time; that is, they will take a Republican before they will a phony Democrat, and I don't want any phony Democratic candidates in this campaign.

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Harry_S._Truman


-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 01:49 PM

3. I agree.

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Response to Laelth (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 01:53 PM

4. +1

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Response to Laelth (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 02:24 PM

7. Another Truman Quote that Obama should have remembered.

When contemplating General Eisenhower winning the Presidential election, Truman said, “He’ll sit here, and he’ll say, ‘Do this! Do that!’ And nothing will happen. Poor Ike—it won’t be a bit like the Army. He’ll find it very frustrating.”


http://www.bartleby.com/73/1514.html

Obama, Jarrett, Sibelius, Tavenner, etc., are the type of managers who believe that if they command an IT system to be built by a date certain, that it will be built by then.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 02:26 PM

8. Truman is HIGHLY under-rated, imo.

He was an excellent President, and an excellent leader of the Democratic Party. His wisdom should be heeded!



-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 02:37 PM

9. I saw an interview of Rahm Emanuel this morning -- he might have pulled it off.

I don't think that any of the current staff have the quintessential craziness.

Chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra would come to staff meetings and give uniformly upbeat reports, administration aides said. One time Emanuel looked at him and said: "Whatever you're taking, I want some."


http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/01/nation/la-na-rahm-assess-20101001/2

A project management trouble shooter I knew was known as the "designated screamer". That was back in the day when Rahm's profanity wouldn't have been allowed.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 02:47 PM

10. I have mixed feelings about Mr. Emanuel.

Today, I am too happy to think about him. Here's why:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024070558



-Laelth

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 01:48 PM

2. The GOP is America's Katrina














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Response to JHB (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 02:02 PM

5. I have no idea what you're talking about.



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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 02:51 PM

11. name me no names

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 02:17 PM

6. Jon Stewart ...









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