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Will the Dems in 2015 allow "the perfect to become the enemy of the good"?

I've checked in a couple of times today to take the pulse of this board in reaction to Hillary announcing her candidacy and I was hoping that the Dems in 2015 won't permit themselves to become entrenched to the point that we, (to borrow a much maligned phrase from President Obama), " allow the perfect to become the enemy of the necessity".

And yes I meant to say 2015, and not 2016 because if we play out cards right and screw things up enough, this thing could be over with before 2016 gets here.

The GOP which holds one BS convention, forum, pep rally, symposium etc, a month, will take their F'd Up candidates warts and all, but for some strange reason, our party is always in search of that elusive candidate who represents the perfect Dem whose just there waiting on the sidelines to throw their hat in the ring, and take on the F'd up job of being a candidate for the President of the United States in his modern era of 24/7, 2 year campaigning/fundraising, Koch Bros financed sandbagging, gotcha politics, in the era where a lie can make it around the world before the truth can get its pants on. There is NO perfect candidate for the Democratic nomination, whomever that might be if he or she exists at all. We have to accept the fact that a good percentage of our party is too busy Keeping Up With the Kardashians to bother with knowing who the current Vice President of our country is.

There is too much at state with the way the likes of groups like ALEC and the Koch Bros have managed to turn their minorities numbers into majorities legislature office holders in so many Red States by rewriting the rules in less than a decade. And if they are permitted to take the one remaining obstacle in their way, The Presidency, there may be no way of EVER undoing the havoc they might be able to reap on this nation and the world, in my lifetime with them in charge of the SCOTUS. Get over it people. The God, Guns, and Gold Party are in it to win it in 2016. We need to get behind the one candidate who wants the job, and is capable of beating whatever candidate that other party puts out and get excited about it, and quit your bitchin.
Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Mon Apr 13, 2015, 01:18 AM (11 replies)

I don't belong to any organized political party. I am a member of the Democratic Party.

If anyone still wonders why we can't ever get anything accomplish when our party is in control, you have to look no further than this message board. To all the Hillary haters here today, who are sitting on their duffs, waiting for the second coming of some "Obama-esqe" member of the Democratic Party, who is going to get off the couch and the keyboard, and step up to the Platform, and raise a billion dollars which the Kock Bros and their ilk are prepared to raise, and rally the party around themselves, and make people want to knock on the doors of strangers and try to get them excited about getting voters to the polls in 2016, than show the rest of us your plan for keeping control of the White House in 2016, until we can somehow find a way to win back the House before 2020 from a gerrymandered House of Representatives and/or State legislatures, or regain the Senate.

Until then the rest of us don't want to hear your same ole CRAP, day in and day out.
Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Thu Feb 26, 2015, 08:30 PM (2 replies)

Chris Matthews on Hardball talking about what happens if Blacks don't show up and the Dems lose

control of the Senate. Chris Matthews has been knocking the President for the past year and playing into the Rights' claims and criticisms against the President about the ACA website crapola, and that he's aloof, and stories about Reagan and Tip and how they were able to sit down for a drink in the evenings, as if this Congress is the Congress when Tip O'Neil was the Speaker of the House. If the Dems lose everything Nov 4, it will be their fault that they never learned to play HARDBALL like the GOP. The Dems never learned how to stick with one coherent message (even if you're wrong) the way the Rigthwingnut machine knows how to do. As the saying goes, if you repeat a lie enough times it becomes the truth. As someone mentioned here a few days ago, a couple of years ago, the GOP was on life support. But their constant running around screaming that the house was on fire while doing nothing concrete to shore up or reinforce the house, will return them to the leadership of both houses of Congress on Tuesday and the Dems will have no one to blame but themselves.
Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Thu Oct 30, 2014, 08:18 PM (28 replies)

Someone needs to explain to Sarah Palin the definition of "Humiliation" and "Humility"

"It's rare for Sarah Palin to admit embarrassment, but she said on Thursday her family's drunken brawl in Alaska was downright humiliating.

The former GOP vice presidential nominee took to Facebook to finally address her family's involvement in a bloody, booze-fueled brawl that took place last month in Anchorage.

"What happened on the night in question wasnít funny. It was humiliating and frightening," Palin wrote in her post. "My kids arenít proud of what happened, nor are they seeking sympathy by playing the victim card Ė thatís why they havenít commented on this for all these weeks." ..."


She then proceeds to show anything but "humility" while painting her family as "victims" in her ranting on Facebook, and then she links to daughter Bristol's rantings where the latter paints herself and her family as "humility-less" victims as well. They both also throw in a cheap shot at the Clintons in the process, and finish off their typical victimdom rantings with their usual shot taken at the 'lame stream media' for being so unfair to their family.

Note to Sarah and Bristol and the rest of your shameless family. If you really wanted to show that your family was humiliated and embarrassed by what happened in that street brawl a month ago, you would have issued a statement, preferably a month ago, in which you simply stated:

"My family and I are humiliated and embarrassed by what happened last night at a party. We all did a little too much celebrating and as a result, things got out of control. Signed, Sarah Palin. THE END.
Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Fri Oct 24, 2014, 07:16 PM (7 replies)

I honestly believe that the difference between a guilty verdict

and a not guilty verdict in this case, was the seven men on this jury. The seven men on that jury did not buy the defense lawyers' bullship defense. Until I hear otherwise, I'm sure that those seven men were able to keep the five women focused on the evidence in the trial. Women on juries are notorious for allowing themselves to be diverted from the real facts in the case, to the minutia. Defense lawyers count on it; and this comes from a woman who has been on a jury before and has family members who are lawyers. The Defense lost the moment that they accepted this jury comprised of those seven men. But I'm certainly glad that they did.

Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Thu Sep 4, 2014, 05:51 PM (9 replies)

Erik Cantor to 'resign early'. Wants special election.

He said on the night of the election that he was leaving early so this comes as no surprise. However I think it is pure irony and sheer chutzpa that one of the founding fathers of the DO NOTHING CONGRESS Taxed Enough Already Division wants a special election at additional tax payer expense to appoint someone to his seat. It's not like they are going to do anything between now and the end of the congressional term so what's the rush to appoint another possibly member to the Do Nothing Club.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ó After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.

The congressman will step down Aug. 18 and ask Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election to enable his successor to take office immediately, Cantor spokesman Doug Heye said Friday.

Hours after stepping down as House majority leader Thursday, Cantor told the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1puQVLX) he would step down instead of serving his full term, which would have ended in January.

Cantor told the newspaper a special election would give the winner seniority rather than waiting until January to take office with the new Congress. ...


Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:00 AM (8 replies)

The difference between Dems and Repugs. They have to make crap up to be outraged about.

Raising the debt ceiling, the Deficit, Obamacare, Obama taking away their guns, trading 5 senior citizen members of Al Qaeda for 1 American POW, the IRS cracking down on 501(c)(3) abuses, Obama not pursuing illegal immigration in spite of the fact that he's deported more illegal immigrants, that all his predecessors, and of course Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi.

When their guy is in the WH, we don't have to make stuff up to be outraged about. They give us more than we can ever imagine.

I guess the GOP has become the equivalent of the proverbial 'soccer player feigning injury' in order to get a penalty, whether or not it makes them look like idiots.

Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:59 PM (0 replies)

We don't have to impeach SCOTUS, just hold them to the same standard

as other federal judges are held to. This means that SCOTUS members couldn't be taking all expense paid trips and speaking honoraria from Koch Brothers type political activist organizations for speaking to their politically activists groups on how to thwart the law and get your bogus politically activist case heard before the SCOTUS. SCOTUS members deciding for themselves whether or not they should recuse themselves from cases in which they have a conflict of interest without any fear recourse for failure to do so.
Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Wed Jul 2, 2014, 12:10 PM (4 replies)

This recently declared 'war on contraceptives' which took hold in the last presidential election

has everything to do with the fact that since the mid 60s white women have been going to college, getting educated, and having fewer babies which is the reason that the white people in America are in danger of becoming a minority race in America. In recognition of this fact, rightwingers in the GOP had to come up with a method of forcing white women to start having babies again so that they could try and save themselves as a race of people in a country who is becoming more brown by the day.

This is why the assault on Planned Parenthood, the closing of abortion clinics, and finally, the push to ban contraceptives. This is all part of a much broader plan to save America's white race majority, not a bunch of isolated incidents.
Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Tue Jul 1, 2014, 02:38 PM (2 replies)

Some observations about Sarah Palin

She certainly is looking bad on her most recent Fox interview. She never was coherent but at least she used to be eye candy for those repressed GOPers. Not any more.

Two observations:

1. Her hair looks like she's wearing either a very bad wig, or she's trying to grow dreads.

2. Her Star of David necklaces are getting bigger and bigger. Gotta love it.

Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Wed Jun 25, 2014, 02:54 PM (21 replies)
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