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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-09-08 09:24 AM
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69. no...being DLC is worse
Edited on Sun Nov-09-08 09:27 AM by fascisthunter
and what has almost destroyed our political party in the 90's, which then gave us the ultra right wing and bush for eight long years. Those same DLCers didn't do a damn thing to reign in Bush's power. That's all fact, and I will not be blinded by promises for the future just because people say so. I base my opinions on the actions of these DLCers, not what they say or just because there is a (D) after each name. I thankfully am not beholden to any loyalty to any political party. I place my country, honesty and the People first... when a dem gets out of line, I will say something because it's proactive to do so.
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  -Is Obama Screwing His Base with Rahm Emanuel Selection? Joanne98  Nov-08-08 10:22 AM   #0 
  - No  bluestateguy   Nov-08-08 10:27 AM   #1 
  - In Fact, He's Doing Us a Favor  Demeter   Nov-08-08 01:49 PM   #56 
     - Yup. That's how I see it.  Boo Boo   Nov-09-08 08:39 AM   #66 
     - Also Chiefs of Staff never last long.  alarimer   Nov-09-08 12:43 PM   #76 
     - Pretty much my thoughts, too. This could be a smart move. Someone ELSE will head DCCC now.  tom_paine   Nov-15-08 04:26 AM   #104 
  - Rahm is Not Impartial Enough to Be a Gate Keeper  fascisthunter   Nov-08-08 10:27 AM   #2 
  - I never really paid attention to Rahm I all remember about him is that strange scene  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:35 AM   #12 
  - He took credit because he was the head of the D-Triple-C.  TheWraith   Nov-08-08 01:24 PM   #52 
  - You do know that Rahm specializes in stabbing Republicans in the neck, right?  TheWraith   Nov-08-08 10:36 AM   #13 
     - That's what I keep hearing.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:40 AM   #20 
     - Then give Obama a chance before assuming the worst. There will be plenty of time  still_one   Nov-08-08 10:42 AM   #23 
        - Will do.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:48 AM   #35 
           - Thanks, and I will be right up there jumping on not only Obama, but Congress  still_one   Nov-08-08 11:00 AM   #46 
     - That's Not my Issue with Him....  fascisthunter   Nov-08-08 10:51 AM   #38 
        - I dare say that Obama's going to make his own decisions.  TheWraith   Nov-08-08 01:25 PM   #53 
           - no...being DLC is worse  fascisthunter   Nov-09-08 09:24 AM   #69 
  - What?  rcrush   Nov-08-08 10:27 AM   #3 
  - Who  tyne   Nov-08-08 10:28 AM   #4 
  - IMHO, it was a smart move to select Emmanuel. Sorry, that you feel disappointed already.  JDwho   Nov-08-08 10:29 AM   #5 
  - I agree. He has tremendous experience in Congress to get things pushed through  still_one   Nov-08-08 10:34 AM   #10 
  - He's good at pushing things through. That's great. Our things I hope!  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:39 AM   #18 
  - We will know soon enough /nt  still_one   Nov-08-08 10:43 AM   #27 
  - Like NAFTA. nt  OmelasExpat   Nov-14-08 12:51 PM   #86 
  - I'm not just disappointed, I'm SHOCKED! I admit I didn't pay any attention to this.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:37 AM   #14 
  - No, he is not.  bowens43   Nov-08-08 10:31 AM   #6 
  - No kidding  rcrush   Nov-08-08 10:32 AM   #7 
  - It is a great pick for a President who intends to get sh#$ done.  Pirate Smile   Nov-08-08 10:32 AM   #8 
  - I haven't been paying attention. I hope you're right.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:41 AM   #22 
     - I'll try to find some of the links with details.  Pirate Smile   Nov-08-08 10:43 AM   #25 
  - Obama's a confident guy. He appointed himself a devil's advocate  librechik   Nov-08-08 10:32 AM   #9 
  - You echoed my thoughts precisely.  Prag   Nov-09-08 07:54 AM   #61 
  - On top of that  JPettus   Nov-09-08 08:35 AM   #64 
  - Please don't start this shit  greenman3610   Nov-08-08 10:34 AM   #11 
  - This is the same crap that bohner is throwning at us. Obama hasn't even started his term  still_one   Nov-08-08 10:40 AM   # 
  - The fact that the republicans are shitting themselves right now  rcrush   Nov-08-08 10:38 AM   #15 
  - I noticed that.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:44 AM   #29 
  - He isn't screwing anybody. Can you wait and see what happens when he takes office  still_one   Nov-08-08 10:38 AM   #16 
  - Wait and see is good.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:47 AM   #34 
  - What is the fucking problem?  ingac70   Nov-08-08 10:38 AM   #17 
  - Did you read the article? This is Alternet by the way!  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:43 AM   #26 
     - I read it.  ingac70   Nov-08-08 10:55 AM   #41 
  - Rec. He's a big "more blood and gore in the ME" buff.  PaulHo   Nov-08-08 10:39 AM   #19 
  - Rahm's strengths are his dogged determination and his tenacity ...  Trajan   Nov-08-08 10:40 AM   #21 
  - Sounds good  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:48 AM   #36 
  - I Already Saw Obama As Pragmatic  iamjoy   Nov-08-08 10:42 AM   #24 
  - I saw him as pragmatic too. That's not what bothers me.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:54 AM   #40 
     - He chose the guy that Clinton assigned the job of pushing NAFTA through.  John Q. Citizen   Nov-08-08 11:02 AM   #48 
     - NAFTA  blue97keet   Nov-14-08 07:53 PM   #100 
  - I have a few years on you and right now this nation needs a heavy hand to  Lint Head   Nov-08-08 10:43 AM   #28 
  - Hey I'm with you. I want them in jail too.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:44 AM   #30 
  - We all knew this was going  Nite Owl   Nov-08-08 10:45 AM   #31 
  - I predicted this during the primaries. I was drowned out by all the  mycritters2   Nov-08-08 10:45 AM   #32 
  - I missed your prediction. I expect this stuff, but I don't think I'm going to like Rahm at all.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:50 AM   #37 
  - This type of talk is no different to me than hearing the religious far right wing lay claim to  kikiek   Nov-08-08 10:46 AM   #33 
  - 5 days and everyone is complaining already.  Cattledog   Nov-08-08 10:53 AM   #39 
     - I'm not complaining. But I better not hear "Colombia Free Trade Agreement"  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:56 AM   #42 
     - No kidding. Not in office for over 70 days yet, but we have issues. Good God.  kikiek   Nov-08-08 10:57 AM   #43 
  - I'm not buying the "screwing his base" on this frame.  John Q. Citizen   Nov-08-08 10:57 AM   #44 
  - No.  HuckleB   Nov-08-08 11:00 AM   #45 
  - Okay. I'm taking you guys advice. A wait and see attitude. Now I'm going to go get some wine!  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 11:01 AM   #47 
  - No and I think it is time to "move on", Obama has a government to form. This sniping from the  yellowcanine   Nov-08-08 11:28 AM   #49 
  - No.  gtar100   Nov-08-08 11:28 AM   #50 
  - yes  Two Americas   Nov-08-08 12:11 PM   #51 
  - Obama deserves 100% freedom to choose his own inner circle  creeksneakers2   Nov-08-08 01:36 PM   #54 
  - The power of the gatekeeper is inversely proportional to the IQ of the Pres.  kristopher   Nov-08-08 01:40 PM   #55 
  - If you consider yourself an old woman at 55, you are clearly  Rydz777   Nov-08-08 02:21 PM   #57 
  - I just think anybody that thinks Rahm is going to control Obama is not paying attention.  bemildred   Nov-08-08 02:55 PM   #58 
  - look at how corrupt the party is  natrat   Nov-09-08 04:55 AM   #59 
  - Blue dogs owe him their hides  TorchesAndPitchforks   Nov-09-08 07:38 AM   #60 
  - Hmm, that's a very, very interesting point.  kath   Nov-09-08 12:41 PM   #75 
  - Anyone who tries to screw with the new president is going to end up  TOJ   Nov-09-08 08:16 AM   #62 
  - I bet Rahm had a hand in Harry finally standing up to Holy Joe  TOJ   Nov-09-08 08:18 AM   #63 
  - Obama is no progressive.  Dj13Francis   Nov-09-08 08:36 AM   #65 
  - Rahm Emanuel  italiangirl   Nov-09-08 08:53 AM   #67 
  - Welcome to DU!  bemildred   Nov-09-08 09:12 AM   #68 
  - Nobody knows.. but I trust Obama. We all need to WAIT. eom  wroberts189   Nov-09-08 10:09 AM   #70 
  - N.O.  TankLV   Nov-09-08 10:29 AM   #71 
  - The right-wing hate him, the left wing doesn't trust him.  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-09-08 10:29 AM   #72 
  - Rahm=passing legislation=CHANGE  PinkoDonkey   Nov-09-08 10:38 AM   #73 
  - no  charles t   Nov-09-08 11:15 AM   #74 
  - My answer - it's too soon to tell if we are being screwed  truedelphi   Nov-09-08 12:44 PM   #77 
  - Ending the war and bringing the troops home should be  az chela   Nov-09-08 01:39 PM   #78 
  - How can DUers be so ignorant about the role of Chief of Staff  Turn CO Blue   Nov-09-08 02:48 PM   #79 
  - What were his investments? I'd like to know what his vested interests  happydreams   Nov-09-08 05:00 PM   #80 
  - freakin far left BS  democracy1st   Nov-09-08 05:15 PM   #81 
  - Emmanuel votes with House Democrats 98.5% of the time:  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-11-08 09:19 AM   #82 
  - I wonder if agreeing to put DLC types in high positions was the price  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-13-08 08:45 AM   #83 
  - You don't have to bribe someone to do something they would have done willingly  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-14-08 10:33 AM   #84 
     - And that's why both H. Clinton and Obama were my last choices for the nomination  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 12:43 PM   #85 
        - And yet they earned the most and second most number of votes from Democratic voters  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-14-08 01:19 PM   #87 
           - Since the MSM acted as if H.Clinton and Obama were the only candidates,  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 01:30 PM   #88 
              - Google news has over 15,000 hits about john Edwards in Janauary 2008:  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-14-08 01:54 PM   #89 
                 - Yeah, as compared to how many for Clinton and Obama, and how many  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 02:01 PM   #90 
                    - Randy Crow didn't get much press coverage. Did he deserve as much coverage as Obama or Clinton?  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-14-08 03:26 PM   #91 
                       - Oh, now you're just getting snide  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 04:25 PM   #92 
                          - Crow ran as a Democrat in 2008:  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-14-08 04:48 PM   #94 
                             - Then shame on him for switching parties or for being a stealth Republican  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 06:08 PM   #95 
                                - Cindy Sheehan and Cynthia McKinney are two other party switchers who deserve shame  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-14-08 07:05 PM   #96 
                                   - Shame? Not at all. At least they didn't go all right wing  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 07:22 PM   #97 
                                      - They both ran trying to steal votes away from Democrats, causing the remote possibility of  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-14-08 07:29 PM   #98 
                                         - Cynthia McKinney had no chance of winning or even being a spoiler  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 08:35 PM   #101 
  - I'm disappointed, but not really surprised  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 04:30 PM   #93 
  - I think we're over-analyzing the transition.  mwb970   Nov-14-08 07:38 PM   #99 
  - Look: Obama is NOT a stupid person. He has studied Lincoln, FDR, LBJ and Kennedy CLOSELY...  TankLV   Nov-14-08 08:49 PM   #102 
  - Double down on these issues...  Oldenuff   Nov-15-08 12:17 AM   #103 
 

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