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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-10 12:29 PM
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7. The very existence of that monstrosity of the "commission" is class warfare in action.

It's incredible that that ultra-reactionary anti-working class garbage has become the reality of the debate. Sick, dangerous fucks like Simpson and Peterson should be shunned, not brought into the mainstream and given positions of prominence.

But I guess, someone had to do it; Wall street greed has no limit and Nixon went to China, after all. What's amazing, though, is how the very essence of the public debate has been subverted, and how the goal posts shifted (dramatically to the right), while the majority of the clueless public has been mostly oblivious... like the proverbial frog. Oh well.

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  -From The Class War Front: Dean Baker - 'Why My Center-Left Friends are Wrong' - FDL WillyT  Nov-21-10 11:30 AM   #0 
  - surrounding himself with the very people who created the disaster was his choice  madrchsod   Nov-21-10 11:40 AM   #1 
  - Also too bad is that he doesn't seem to care that we are being made to pay for his choices.  SammyWinstonJack   Nov-21-10 11:54 AM   #3 
  - May I ask who suggests compromise on these issues?  mzmolly   Nov-21-10 11:53 AM   #2 
  - He Did Not Provide A Link...  WillyT   Nov-21-10 11:59 AM   #4 
  - It seems like a bit of a strawman  mzmolly   Nov-21-10 12:04 PM   #5 
     - Maybe He Wanted To Focus On His Points, And Not Personalities...  WillyT   Nov-21-10 12:29 PM   #6 
        - I tend to resent the constant assertion that there is some boogeyman  mzmolly   Nov-21-10 12:39 PM   #9 
           - Doesn't Sound Like He's Talking About Politicians To Me...  WillyT   Nov-21-10 12:45 PM   #10 
              - Ah. Regardless, I'd like to know who  mzmolly   Nov-21-10 12:48 PM   #11 
                 - Fuck, me too. Anyone who wants to comromise on that is certainly not  inna   Nov-21-10 12:59 PM   #12 
                    - Is it my job to find out? Or, is the the job of the author of the piece  mzmolly   Nov-21-10 01:14 PM   #18 
                       - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-21-10 01:23 PM   #25 
                          - "Let me know if you ever find out, OK?"  mzmolly   Nov-21-10 01:36 PM   #27 
  - The President said, "We have to make tough choices." I don't think that "we' includes fat cats. nt  laughingliberal   Nov-21-10 01:03 PM   #14 
  - The assumption that "we have to make tough choices"  mzmolly   Nov-21-10 01:13 PM   #17 
     - We shall see who he stands with when it all comes down. I'm not encouraged. nt  laughingliberal   Nov-21-10 01:20 PM   #22 
        - If he stands with us, will you celebrate his stance? Or will it be ignored  mzmolly   Nov-21-10 01:38 PM   #28 
           - If he stands with us, I will celebrate his stance.  laughingliberal   Nov-21-10 01:57 PM   #30 
              - It depends on why they were appointed. Were they appointed so that we  mzmolly   Nov-21-10 02:06 PM   #31 
                 - So, another chess game? I was one of the people who thought he was letting the teabaggers discredit  laughingliberal   Nov-21-10 02:30 PM   #33 
                    - Of course not. He's obviously a stealth Republican.  mzmolly   Nov-21-10 05:24 PM   #36 
                       - Well, he can hear from anyone he wants. It's who he agrees with in the end that concerns me. nt  laughingliberal   Nov-21-10 06:00 PM   #39 
                       - Me as well. I wish Republicans hadn't created such a mess for the President to deal with.  mzmolly   Nov-21-10 06:04 PM   #40 
                       - I wonder if Dr. Paul Hochfield would agree with your assessment.  jotsy   Nov-21-10 09:31 PM   #41 
                          - Obama said he'd entertain opinions from Republican and Democratic  mzmolly   Nov-22-10 10:38 AM   #42 
                             - Maybe it's just me.  jotsy   Nov-22-10 11:42 AM   #43 
                                - I don't have a specific link to the many quotes indicating that Obama  mzmolly   Nov-22-10 11:50 AM   #44 
  - .  Hannah Bell   Nov-21-10 02:27 PM   #32 
     - David Brooks is an all out conservative.  mzmolly   Nov-21-10 05:28 PM   #37 
  - The very existence of that monstrosity of the "commission" is class warfare in action.  inna   Nov-21-10 12:29 PM   #7 
  - Totally, totally agree:  Zenlitened   Nov-21-10 12:38 PM   #8 
  - Me Too !!!  WillyT   Nov-21-10 01:02 PM   #13 
  - +1000 nt  laughingliberal   Nov-21-10 01:05 PM   #15 
  - I don't think goal posts have moved. I think real differences  mzmolly   Nov-21-10 01:17 PM   #19 
  - Only one problem, Dean. Once someone supports this shit, I don't think we can credibly call them...  laughingliberal   Nov-21-10 01:08 PM   #16 
  - It does to put one firmly into the right wing, doesn't it?  TheKentuckian   Nov-21-10 01:19 PM   #21 
  - Yep. nt  laughingliberal   Nov-21-10 01:21 PM   #23 
  - Exactly!  Individualist   Nov-21-10 01:21 PM   #24 
  - the post war division of europe, the 'cold war', vastly empowered the capitalist pig  pretzel4gore   Nov-21-10 01:18 PM   #20 
  - +1000 nt  laughingliberal   Nov-21-10 01:25 PM   #26 
  - It still would take some Americans  mstinamotorcity   Nov-21-10 01:38 PM   #29 
  - K&R  amborin   Nov-21-10 02:48 PM   #34 
  - No such thing as center left, They're republicans pretending  B Calm   Nov-21-10 02:54 PM   #35 
  - How about the spending on the wars we can't afford?  Mimosa   Nov-21-10 05:57 PM   #38 
  - Kick  Better Believe It   Nov-22-10 11:50 AM   #45 

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