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LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-11 03:48 PM
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22. well, we don't have any leverage over Obama...
He just offers up the store and calls it "pragmatism". However he *is* lucky enough to enjoy and even crazier counter part in the House.

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  -Here they go again..calling liberals "elite", saying we have no leverage over Obama. madfloridian  Jul-26-11 12:31 PM   #0 
  - It's true, for all that  Doctor_J   Jul-26-11 12:36 PM   #1 
  - "liberals will mostly have to bury a sense of cold fury"  madfloridian   Jul-26-11 12:37 PM   #2 
  - +1  DJ13   Jul-26-11 12:43 PM   #8 
  - I did not, not for one moment, really believe Obama would be "transformative".  Tesha   Jul-27-11 07:55 PM   #77 
  - It's "funny" because people like him representt the REAL elites and oligarchs  Armstead   Jul-26-11 12:37 PM   #3 
  - It's comical  Missy Vixen   Jul-26-11 12:39 PM   #4 
  - we saw what would happen in 2010.  librechik   Jul-29-11 12:08 PM   #79 
  - Gee..I've never thought of myself as an 'elite' anything..  Owlet   Jul-26-11 12:40 PM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-26-11 12:43 PM   #6 
  - I think politicians in the major parties  Coyote_Bandit   Jul-26-11 12:43 PM   #7 
  - We have to fix the laws - the Dems and Repubs have locked in two-party and the spoiler effect  saras   Jul-26-11 08:41 PM   #36 
  - Who said Liberal Elites vote. What was on of the big faults  OHdem10   Jul-26-11 12:46 PM   #9 
  - We have no leverage because we have no money and continue to vote for "the lesser of two evils".  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-26-11 12:48 PM   #10 
  - Exactly.  madfloridian   Jul-30-11 10:27 PM   #83 
  - Seems kind of silly  kctim   Jul-26-11 12:53 PM   #11 
  - Oh, I agree. So why did he do this?  madfloridian   Jul-26-11 01:00 PM   #12 
  - I have no idea why he did this  kctim   Jul-26-11 01:07 PM   #14 
  - They don't care  PVnRT   Jul-26-11 01:08 PM   #15 
  - opps minorities you say I just read a poll that has  daa   Jul-26-11 02:01 PM   #17 
     - The OP is about liberals  kctim   Jul-26-11 03:38 PM   #20 
  - This must be some obscure usage of the word "elite" that I wasn't previously aware of.  Marr   Jul-26-11 01:05 PM   #13 
  - Why do they find it so hard to respect their own party members?  madfloridian   Jul-26-11 01:44 PM   #16 
  - I expect it plays well with *actual* elites.  Marr   Jul-26-11 02:07 PM   #18 
  - Beause they know we have more integrity than they do?  savannah43   Jul-26-11 09:57 PM   #41 
     - We're not demagogues, for sure ... n/t  SusanaMontana41   Jul-26-11 11:48 PM   #45 
  - Outsiders aren't "elite" by definition.  Raksha   Jul-26-11 03:47 PM   #21 
  - Exactly, the Dems use it now against their own.  madfloridian   Jul-26-11 06:48 PM   #23 
     - Those that do aren't Dems. They are New Dems. You know, like New Coke.  Jakes Progress   Jul-26-11 09:30 PM   #39 
  - Marr  trud   Jul-26-11 07:05 PM   #27 
  - Fully co-opting old and tired Republican boilerplate. Liberals are the enemy of the establishment  TheKentuckian   Jul-26-11 08:35 PM   #34 
  - Ed Kilgore is DLC  tpsbmam   Jul-26-11 02:52 PM   #19 
  - well, we don't have any leverage over Obama...  LaydeeBug   Jul-26-11 03:48 PM   #22 
  - Question: When Did "Elite" Become A Disparaging Word?  tucsonlib   Jul-26-11 06:55 PM   #24 
  - Agreed.  Proles   Jul-26-11 07:43 PM   #28 
  - When it's used re corporate/fascists -- capitalist criminals -- of great wealth ... !!  defendandprotect   Jul-26-11 11:41 PM   #44 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-26-11 07:00 PM   #25 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jul-26-11 07:00 PM   #26 
  - Coddling banksters - check.  Morning Dew   Jul-26-11 07:46 PM   #29 
  - Cold fury - double check.  SammyWinstonJack   Jul-27-11 07:38 AM   #52 
  - Offering us a lesser evil option is the plan.  hay rick   Jul-27-11 07:22 PM   #75 
  - Maybe he means those who speak L337  pauljulian   Jul-26-11 07:47 PM   #30 
  - Didn't he get the memo? I thought it was "emo progressives" now.  Starry Messenger   Jul-26-11 07:59 PM   #31 
  - There you go. Elite or Emo....I guess either will do now.  madfloridian   Jul-26-11 08:26 PM   #33 
     - I missed the memo - what does "emo" mean?  bread_and_roses   Jul-26-11 09:05 PM   #38 
        - I had to ask. It means emo as in too emotional.  madfloridian   Jul-26-11 09:52 PM   #40 
  - What a thoroughly stupid article.  sabrina 1   Jul-26-11 08:02 PM   #32 
  - Do Republicans insult teabaggers?  Bryn   Jul-26-11 08:35 PM   #35 
  - They insult us because they're not scared of us. Seems to me that the way  Nay   Jul-27-11 05:53 AM   #50 
  - No problem. I WON'T vote for Obama in 2012. I'll either leave the ballot blank or write in  scarletwoman   Jul-26-11 09:05 PM   #37 
  - scarletwoman, your words are eloquent. I've learned otherwise as well.  bertman   Jul-26-11 10:15 PM   #42 
  - Well said, Scarlet Women. I will be doing the same votingwise. The  neoralme   Jul-27-11 12:31 AM   #48 
  - A vote for Democrats has become a vote for Reagan-era Republicanism.  readmoreoften   Jul-27-11 11:56 AM   #71 
  - Simple ... VOTERS have no leverage over Obama cause he's acting for corporations/elites -- !!  defendandprotect   Jul-26-11 11:39 PM   #43 
  - Bingo. I'm glad someone in this thread understands.  neoralme   Jul-27-11 12:23 AM   #46 
  - Slimy lying greedy hateful fucking elitist republicans!  GreenTea   Jul-27-11 12:26 AM   #47 
  - A pretty sad article by Kilgore  blackspade   Jul-27-11 12:43 AM   #49 
  - Well, for that matter,  polmaven   Jul-27-11 07:06 AM   #51 
  - Well, I don't do that. I simply use their own words....  madfloridian   Jul-27-11 09:36 AM   #54 
     - Perhaps you don't, but many do.  polmaven   Jul-27-11 09:48 AM   #57 
        - Don't you see that when they look on us as lesser creatures...  madfloridian   Jul-27-11 09:51 AM   #59 
           - I see, so there is no problem  polmaven   Jul-27-11 10:07 AM   #61 
              - You totally misread what I said. That is your fault, not mine.  madfloridian   Jul-27-11 10:16 AM   #64 
  - Anyone who casually drops "heresiarch" into an article shouldn't be calling others "elite". nt  Buns_of_Fire   Jul-27-11 08:33 AM   #53 
  - They are the bastards that are the elite.  mmonk   Jul-27-11 09:37 AM   #55 
  - Elite? Please!  PhoenixAbove   Jul-27-11 09:42 AM   #56 
  - .....  madfloridian   Jul-27-11 09:48 AM   #58 
     - Thank you Madfloridian...  PhoenixAbove   Jul-27-11 11:08 AM   #68 
        - And thank you.  madfloridian   Jul-27-11 11:11 AM   #69 
  - They may mean the real elite Democrats---you know the more  OHdem10   Jul-27-11 09:51 AM   #60 
  - K&R nt  woo me with science   Jul-27-11 10:09 AM   #62 
  - The last paragraph has nothing in it that is arguable  OwnedByFerrets   Jul-27-11 10:15 AM   #63 
  - He's mocking ordinary people in that paragraph. Like ha ha gotcha.  madfloridian   Jul-27-11 10:18 AM   #65 
  - From my point of view, that is not true.  neoralme   Jul-27-11 07:12 PM   #74 
  - ''elite''  USA_1   Jul-27-11 10:21 AM   #66 
  - we don't.  piratefish08   Jul-27-11 10:27 AM   #67 
  - Ah, the old "Progressive" Policy Institute --  Hell Hath No Fury   Jul-27-11 11:12 AM   #70 
  - "Scratch a liberal, find an elitist"...  badgerpup   Jul-27-11 12:07 PM   #72 
  - If the "Left" has no leverage, why pick a fight in an empty barroom?  SteveM   Jul-27-11 02:45 PM   #73 
  - That's the Karl Rove strategy  Dumak   Jul-27-11 07:24 PM   #76 
  - Yep, use their strengths against them.  madfloridian   Jul-28-11 10:44 AM   #78 
  - I could be wrong, but this looks obvious to me.  backtomn   Jul-29-11 12:39 PM   #80 
  - Thank you for increasing my word power  tavalon   Jul-29-11 06:47 PM   #81 
  - Sounds like divide-and-conquer PsyOps for the Dems  CakeGrrl   Jul-29-11 06:49 PM   #82 
 

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