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88. I have just ABOUT had it. n/t
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  -White House Reined in DNC Staff in Wisconsin (which had been supporting the protests, etc) amborin  Aug-12-11 11:37 AM   #0 
  - What fools these humans be.  ChairmanAgnostic   Aug-12-11 11:41 AM   #1 
  - Wisconsin distracted from the "win the future" campaign....  amborin   Aug-12-11 11:44 AM   #2 
  - I thought it was the "lose the poor, working class and seniors" campaign. nt  tsuki   Aug-12-11 12:03 PM   #20 
  - "Win the Future" for whom? Goldman Sachs? n/t  myrna minx   Aug-12-11 12:05 PM   #22 
  - I can't get it out of my head that the acronym  truth2power   Aug-12-11 09:07 PM   #64 
     - Likewise, WTF is Win The Future  MadLinguist   Aug-12-11 10:28 PM   #77 
     - Remember that the acronym for the original title of the Bush debacle, Operation Iraqi Liberation was  MsPithy   Aug-13-11 12:20 AM   #91 
     - IMO, often the workers who are tasked with creating these  dotymed   Aug-13-11 07:58 AM   #123 
     - Thanks to you and others who responded. Karma god, indeed! n/t  truth2power   Aug-13-11 10:10 AM   #151 
     - It does jump right out, doesn't it?  suffragette   Aug-13-11 12:48 AM   #94 
     - WTF (Win The Future) jives well with his "Looking Forward"  mazzarro   Aug-13-11 08:43 AM   #129 
  - They don't support the Democratic platform....  haikugal   Aug-12-11 11:45 AM   #3 
  - That is because they are not Democrats they are Conservadems  Vincardog   Aug-13-11 08:41 AM   #128 
  - Compare this to Obama's Promises of Support during Campaign 2008  bvar22   Aug-12-11 07:56 PM   #59 
  - Solidarity!  seeker4ever   Aug-13-11 06:20 AM   #108 
  - Wall Street call the shots in DC. nt  awoke_in_2003   Aug-12-11 09:46 PM   #74 
  - So If He Can't Be Loyal To And Support His Own Party  Me.   Aug-12-11 11:46 AM   #4 
  - He isn't the first Democrat  atreides1   Aug-12-11 11:49 AM   #9 
  - This is not a failure to support democratic policy  Bluenorthwest   Aug-13-11 07:25 AM   #114 
  - yes, WI is crucial.....the irony....  amborin   Aug-12-11 11:49 AM   #10 
  - Are they serious?!  jsamuel   Aug-12-11 11:46 AM   #5 
  - mind boggling....what? narcissism?  amborin   Aug-12-11 11:49 AM   #8 
  - So, worker's rights apparently not part of the future the WH thinks should be won. n/t  gkhouston   Aug-12-11 05:42 PM   #56 
  - Chill the fuck out, he's got this!!!  spooked911   Aug-13-11 08:48 AM   #130 
  - He does have it - but he's playing for the other team ... WTF indeed. nt  TBF   Aug-13-11 09:43 AM   #144 
     - yeah, I know  spooked911   Aug-13-11 02:01 PM   #171 
        - anything can be rationalized, including cuts to the neediest.....  amborin   Aug-13-11 02:44 PM   #173 
  - not surprising  formernaderite   Aug-13-11 08:50 AM   #132 
     - Glass-Stegal Repeal happened last time  Hydra   Aug-13-11 09:15 AM   #139 
  - Didn't they say from the get-go that this was a state issue and not federal?  Frustratedlady   Aug-12-11 11:48 AM   #6 
  - Apparently The DNC Didn't Recognize That Divide  Me.   Aug-12-11 01:37 PM   #37 
  - Obama and states' rights  djean111   Aug-13-11 04:05 AM   #101 
  - That's not going to go over well in WI.... or around the country  disillusioned73   Aug-12-11 11:48 AM   #7 
  - Wisconsin's motto is FORWARD!, with them or without them.  HereSince1628   Aug-12-11 12:29 PM   #30 
  - ''Stand with President Obama for Lasting Change in 2012.''  Octafish   Aug-12-11 11:52 AM   #11 
  - Old news....but a  femrap   Aug-12-11 11:53 AM   #12 
  - but pertinent, don't you think? explains some of the outcome  amborin   Aug-12-11 12:18 PM   #27 
     - Yes, I said it was a  femrap   Aug-12-11 12:41 PM   #32 
        - same here  amborin   Aug-12-11 05:08 PM   #51 
  - It would be nice if national Dems stood up for the state and local Dems that supported them!  Tatiana   Aug-12-11 11:53 AM   #13 
  - Wow - so instead of walking along side us in comfortable shoes, we got a kick in the ass.  myrna minx   Aug-12-11 11:55 AM   #14 
  - not the first time unions have gotten a kick in the ass from this admin  amborin   Aug-12-11 12:18 PM   #25 
  - Speaking of comfortable shoes:  formercia   Aug-12-11 07:05 PM   #58 
     - Maybe they were at the cobblers.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Aug-13-11 11:14 AM   #167 
  - With friends like these, who needs enemies? nt  bemildred   Aug-12-11 11:57 AM   #15 
  - "Win The Future" has got to be the emptiest expression I ever heard. It's not a message.  Demit   Aug-12-11 12:00 PM   #16 
  - "Help collect the garbage" is a better slogan. Help win whose future is what  tsuki   Aug-12-11 12:06 PM   #23 
  - It sounds like something Steven Colbert would make up  Cherchez la Femme   Aug-12-11 09:17 PM   #68 
     - Win the future, in the future...  PoliticAverse   Aug-12-11 09:22 PM   #69 
  - That's the idea. Avoid class issues at all cost-- just run on empty slogans that  Marr   Aug-12-11 12:22 PM   #29 
  - Funny but true  Harmony Blue   Aug-14-11 10:23 AM   #176 
  - Avoidance? Coming down on the wrong side of class issues every time  kenny blankenship   Aug-14-11 11:08 AM   #181 
  - "Fix The Present" might be nice. n/t  jtuck004   Aug-12-11 04:34 PM   #42 
  - +  Bluebear   Aug-12-11 05:32 PM   #55 
  - +1  leftstreet   Aug-12-11 09:08 PM   #65 
  - Heresy!!  LooseWilly   Aug-13-11 01:43 AM   #98 
  - +1 nt.  Lorien   Aug-12-11 04:58 PM   #48 
  - It does sound awfully trite, doesn't it?  tularetom   Aug-12-11 11:11 PM   #85 
  - What a bunch of wussies. Were they afraid of being partisan? Or  tsuki   Aug-12-11 12:02 PM   #17 
  - just don't want to be seen supporting unions  amborin   Aug-12-11 12:19 PM   #28 
  - Do they clean their hands after touching working people?  tsuki   Aug-12-11 02:14 PM   #38 
  - They don't want to be accused of standing with unions, would be my guess. n/t  gkhouston   Aug-12-11 05:43 PM   #57 
  - Unbelievable. Just unbelievable.  hifiguy   Aug-12-11 12:02 PM   #18 
  - Unfortunately... It Is Now, COMPLETELY Believable...  WillyT   Aug-12-11 05:08 PM   #52 
  - K&R.  William769   Aug-12-11 12:02 PM   #19 
  - unfucking believable.  bbgrunt   Aug-12-11 12:04 PM   #21 
  - Not anymore it's not.  tblue   Aug-12-11 09:04 PM   #63 
  - Win the Lottery, screw the future..It's a no brainer...n/t  monmouth   Aug-12-11 12:16 PM   #24 
  - Obama is more concerned with his own legacy.  digitaln3rd   Aug-12-11 12:18 PM   #26 
  - That's certainly one area where he's been an undisputed success.  Karmadillo   Aug-12-11 01:25 PM   #35 
  - What kind of a "legacy" does he think he'll have?  Lorien   Aug-12-11 04:56 PM   #47 
     - i don't think we're the audience he's playing to  amborin   Aug-12-11 05:09 PM   #53 
  - His legacy is shit.  Enthusiast   Aug-13-11 04:05 AM   #100 
  - yep!  spooked911   Aug-13-11 08:49 AM   #131 
  - What legacy?  mazzarro   Aug-13-11 08:52 AM   #135 
  - scary...  krabigirl   Aug-12-11 12:30 PM   #31 
  - Stay the hell out of Wisconsin, and don't expect nuthin' from us either.  undeterred   Aug-12-11 12:46 PM   #33 
  - Yet another missed opportunity to show support instead of being missing in action.  Metta   Aug-12-11 01:01 PM   #34 
  - Really? Cuz we are have millions of dollars poured into one Senate seat recall race.  midnight   Aug-12-11 01:36 PM   #36 
  - For a better tomorrow ...  GeorgeGist   Aug-12-11 03:33 PM   #39 
  - Apparently representative government is a distraction to the administration  me b zola   Aug-12-11 03:36 PM   #40 
  - Not surprised. I witnessed how there was no support in Ohio in '04  mod mom   Aug-12-11 04:33 PM   #41 
  - Another accomplishment to add to the list.  Karmadillo   Aug-12-11 04:40 PM   #43 
  - "Administration officials .... " or as Fox news would claim ... "some say" ...  JoePhilly   Aug-12-11 04:43 PM   #44 
  - No. Political stories are frequently given by Administration  Bluenorthwest   Aug-13-11 07:30 AM   #117 
  - let's see the quote where Obama said ANYTHING to support the WI recall  spooked911   Aug-13-11 08:51 AM   #134 
  - Most important, and disturbing, story of the day (even though it is old).  John Agar   Aug-12-11 04:44 PM   #45 
  - The WH excuse is pathetic; it's pretty obvious that Obama is against unions after all  Lorien   Aug-12-11 04:50 PM   #46 
  - failed to act on EFCA when there was a good opportunity, and before it got gutted  amborin   Aug-12-11 05:11 PM   #54 
  - Anonymous sources are sure being quoted a lot lately.  Major Hogwash   Aug-12-11 05:04 PM   #49 
  - I've been noticing that same trend. All these unnamed Administration Officials  BlueCaliDem   Aug-13-11 12:46 AM   #93 
     - Cite your claims please....  Bluenorthwest   Aug-13-11 07:35 AM   #118 
  - If true, this was incredibly stupid and tone-deaf of the White House.  highplainsdem   Aug-12-11 05:07 PM   #50 
  - Can it be any more clear that the man is no Democrat?  kath   Aug-12-11 08:39 PM   #60 
  - How the hell do I vote for this guy in 2012?  tpsbmam   Aug-12-11 08:50 PM   #61 
  - Join the club  slay   Aug-12-11 10:52 PM   #81 
  - I no longer have that problem.  Enthusiast   Aug-13-11 04:08 AM   #102 
  - +100000000000  MissDeeds   Aug-13-11 07:28 AM   #115 
  - The figured head in chief is and always will be corporate controlled.  sarcasmo   Aug-12-11 08:55 PM   #62 
  - Let's see....the moral imperative or political expediency..  truth2power   Aug-12-11 09:11 PM   #66 
  - This is just insanity.  Cherchez la Femme   Aug-12-11 09:12 PM   #67 
  - recommend  Starry Messenger   Aug-12-11 09:24 PM   #70 
  - I sent him a pair of shoes...he'll never see them, I'm sure  russspeakeasy   Aug-12-11 09:25 PM   #71 
  - Oh ponies and rainbows are important.  Scruffy1   Aug-12-11 09:41 PM   #72 
  - It's getting easier and easier to do the right thing.n/t  Horse with no Name   Aug-12-11 09:42 PM   #73 
  - Could they BE any more counterproductive if they were plants?  Remember Me   Aug-12-11 09:51 PM   #75 
  - He doesn't support us.  hay rick   Aug-12-11 10:17 PM   #76 
  - +1  0n1n3   Aug-12-11 11:22 PM   #86 
     - Welcome to DU.  hay rick   Aug-12-11 11:26 PM   #87 
  - fukwitz. all  elehhhhna   Aug-12-11 10:41 PM   #78 
  - hmmz in my own future  placton   Aug-12-11 10:44 PM   #79 
  - Ah yes The Obama Corporation (tm) and message control at its finest  slay   Aug-12-11 10:49 PM   #80 
  - What is more optimistic than people actually PRACTICING  Lifelong Protester   Aug-12-11 11:00 PM   #82 
  - Can anyone look at the whole picture????  a kennedy   Aug-12-11 11:02 PM   #83 
  - Looking at the big picture, I see liberal values being slowly chipped away as those with  Exilednight   Aug-13-11 06:00 AM   #106 
  - you seem to be missing the "sarcasm" tag  spooked911   Aug-13-11 08:52 AM   #136 
  - Did we not notice over decades that corporate money buys a lot of SILENCE ... !!???  defendandprotect   Aug-12-11 11:06 PM   #84 
  - I have just ABOUT had it. n/t  orbitalman   Aug-12-11 11:35 PM   #88 
  - well, *I* HAVE fucking had it with this guy  spooked911   Aug-13-11 08:50 AM   #133 
  - Er, Wisconsin was ground zero for winning the future  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-13-11 12:06 AM   #89 
  - Was.  Bluebear   Aug-13-11 01:07 AM   #95 
     - This speaks volumes.  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-13-11 01:09 AM   #96 
  - wtf?  countmyvote4real   Aug-13-11 12:18 AM   #90 
  - No Drama...  GaltFreeDiet   Aug-13-11 12:38 AM   #92 
  - who should I vote for  Roy Ellefson   Aug-13-11 01:13 AM   #97 
  - He's just not that into WI or the Democratic Party base. Too busy escalating a regional war.  leveymg   Aug-13-11 02:00 AM   #99 
  - So it's little Billy Daley, son of the jackass who screwed up the Chicago 1968 convention.  Waiting For Everyman   Aug-13-11 04:55 AM   #103 
  - was "a top executive at JP Morgan Chase"......  amborin   Aug-13-11 10:42 AM   #158 
  - What's next? Invitations to leave the party?  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-13-11 05:35 AM   #104 
  - Well duh. . Obama is after all just another Joe Lieberman  B Calm   Aug-13-11 05:45 AM   #105 
  - BINGOOOOOO! Joe Lieberman is afterall his senate mentor!  mazzarro   Aug-13-11 09:12 AM   #137 
  - I know I'm in the minority here but...  Fruittree   Aug-13-11 06:06 AM   #107 
  - That is nonsense. This is not an opinion piece, it is reporting  Bluenorthwest   Aug-13-11 07:38 AM   #119 
     - The reason I feel that way is because it's just a lot  Fruittree   Aug-13-11 10:08 AM   #150 
  - More of the 'war on unions' strategy  MissDeeds   Aug-13-11 07:18 AM   #109 
  - But, but, I read on DU that this was the most progressive president  Jakes Progress   Aug-13-11 07:19 AM   #110 
  - Whose side are they on?  blindpig   Aug-13-11 07:22 AM   #111 
  - I think Richard Louis Trumka should run against Obama in the  Hubert Flottz   Aug-13-11 07:23 AM   #112 
  - recommend  xchrom   Aug-13-11 07:24 AM   #113 
  - This is what comes of having excluded Howard Dean from the Administration  DFW   Aug-13-11 07:28 AM   #116 
  - I think if the movement had the backing of the DNC then  TNLib   Aug-13-11 07:49 AM   #120 
  - Disagree  hayrow   Aug-13-11 08:16 AM   #125 
  - Every day it's something else  DainBramaged   Aug-13-11 07:51 AM   #121 
  - His "people pleaser"  Old Codger   Aug-13-11 07:56 AM   #122 
  - If they think that the unions will work as hard in 2012 as they did in 2008,  6000eliot   Aug-13-11 08:03 AM   #124 
  - "Administration officials said they saw the events beyond Washington as distractions"  Javaman   Aug-13-11 08:33 AM   #126 
  - That's funny. Cuz OFA was all over the place working on the recalls  sybylla   Aug-13-11 08:35 AM   #127 
  - Just another hit piece full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.  PeaceNikki   Aug-13-11 09:16 AM   #141 
  - When are we going to elect a Democrat?  Fuddnik   Aug-13-11 09:12 AM   #138 
  - hogwash. OFA dedicated all of their resources in the state to recalls.  PeaceNikki   Aug-13-11 09:15 AM   #140 
  - Anybody bother to ask any of us here in WI if we wanted any DNC staff here?  elocs   Aug-13-11 09:35 AM   #142 
  - It's also 100% untrue  PeaceNikki   Aug-13-11 09:42 AM   #143 
     - OFA would be "Obama for America" - which would include campaign staff, correct?  TBF   Aug-13-11 09:45 AM   #145 
     - Yes, OFA staff that works for his campaign.  PeaceNikki   Aug-13-11 09:49 AM   #146 
     - OFA is a "project" of the DNC, not the same; shame DNC staff was called back to Washington  amborin   Aug-13-11 10:37 AM   #156 
     - you supported Obama's cuts to IOSHA funding, too, and preferred "private" i.e. "corporate" research  amborin   Aug-13-11 10:36 AM   #155 
     - The trouble is that too many DUers see a subject line & link and pile on  elocs   Aug-13-11 09:52 AM   #147 
     - TOTALLY agree.  PeaceNikki   Aug-13-11 09:54 AM   #148 
     - My goddaughter worked for Democracy for America here in La Crosse  elocs   Aug-13-11 10:04 AM   #149 
        - Kudos to your goddaughter. You and she should be proud.  PeaceNikki   Aug-13-11 10:12 AM   #152 
     - that's grasping at straws--- OFA is a "project of the DNC" not same as actual DNC staffers  amborin   Aug-13-11 10:33 AM   #153 
        - Oh, hogwash. How about, "I was there" as a source? This piece is from March.  PeaceNikki   Aug-13-11 10:39 AM   #157 
        - so what! It shows Obama's prioritites: getting re-elected, not helping unions  amborin   Aug-13-11 10:45 AM   #159 
           - K, I know it doesn't fit into the narrative on DU that Obama sucks, but his reelection campaign was  PeaceNikki   Aug-13-11 10:47 AM   #162 
              - That's exactly it. We don't need people from other states telling us how things are going here,  elocs   Aug-13-11 10:55 AM   #163 
                 - It was actually shocking (in a good way) to those of us involved in the state party. OFA usually  PeaceNikki   Aug-13-11 10:58 AM   #165 
                 - Agreed, PeaceNikki and Elocs. It was true in my area as well.  sybylla   Aug-14-11 10:14 AM   #174 
                    - There are a ton of reasons to be upset with the Obama administration, this is not one.  PeaceNikki   Aug-14-11 10:35 AM   #177 
                 - those are different issues, and keeping actual DNC staffers there working would surely have helped  amborin   Aug-13-11 02:42 PM   #172 
                    - There were no reports of DNC staff here.  sybylla   Aug-14-11 10:20 AM   #175 
        - Again, I don't believe many of us here actually in Wisconsin wanted any overt Obama effort here  elocs   Aug-13-11 10:46 AM   #160 
           - to explain why "shit happens," it's useful to look at what occurred prior to it and leading up to it  amborin   Aug-13-11 10:55 AM   #164 
              - You understand OFA's primary function, right? And the fact that they turned on a dime to  PeaceNikki   Aug-13-11 11:00 AM   #166 
              - Not ---> " would have been even more helpful to have DNC staff working there as well."  sybylla   Aug-14-11 01:30 PM   #182 
     - OFA is a "project" of the DNC, not the same as actual DNC staffers who were called back to Wash  amborin   Aug-13-11 10:47 AM   #161 
  - I'm pretty much an Obama lock-stepper, but this is infuriating - and just WRONG. nt  gateley   Aug-13-11 10:35 AM   #154 
  - "Get in line and shut up." We're all supposed to be Republicans now.  Fearless   Aug-13-11 11:45 AM   #168 
  - Not a surprise since this Administration has  roxiejules   Aug-13-11 11:56 AM   #169 
  - We Democrats Are So Completely And Utterly Fucked.  Paladin   Aug-13-11 12:24 PM   #170 
  - This is from March.  Arkana   Aug-14-11 10:40 AM   #178 
     - Exactly! it reports on crucial DNC staffing cuts leading up to the Wisconsin vote  amborin   Aug-14-11 10:46 AM   #179 
        - You understand OFA's primary function, right? And the fact that they turned on a dime to  PeaceNikki   Aug-14-11 11:05 AM   #180 

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