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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-08-11 07:30 AM
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I do not deny the Obama administration has many praiseworthy accomplishments. BUT ...
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Edited on Thu Sep-08-11 07:47 AM by Fly by night
Obama has the power to remove us from Iraq and Afghanistan (and Libya and Yemen and wherever the hell else we are killing people indiscriminately at this moment with Predator drones). He hasn't.

Obama has the power to close GITMO. He hasn't.

Obama has the power to order his USDOJ to vigorously investigate and prosecute unverifiable voting machine-enabled election fraud. He hasn't. Instead, his USDOJ continues to pressure states like New York to adopt these fraud-friendly, red-stained black boxes -- when anyone with a lick of sense knows better by now.

Obama has the power to demand that we vigorously pursue prosecutions of Wall Street crooks and the (W)ankers who enabled them to loot our nation's largesse from 2000-08. He hasn't.

Obama could rein in the DEA's and ATF's efforts to make sure that Mexican cartels have the latest firepower in their slaughter of innocents in Mexico. He hasn't.

Obama could demand that the DOD stop its insane and immoral "stop loss" policy that has brought active duty military suicides in this country to an unprecedented level. (Living near Ft. Campbell, I am saddened by the news of the latest victims of this suicide epidemic which seems to appear weekly in our local media.) He hasn't.

Obama has the power to implement his campaign promise to allow medical cannabis to be treated (and regulated) like any other medicine. He hasn't. Instead, he and his Republican-infested USDOJ have accelerated the war on "illegal smiles", actively interfering with lawfully established state medical cannabis programs and actively discouraging them in other states.

Obama could stop the insanity of the Keystone pipeline. Will he? I certainly hope so. Are there any of his remaining die-hard supporters here who are willing to bet that he will do the right thing here? If so, PM me and I'll be happy to cover your bets, if you're willing to accept butternut squash as collateral. That's about the only liquid asset I have left after my own decade-long dance with federal drug-worriers for the crime of fomenting science, common sense and compassion (at no charge) in my own community.

I have no doubt that the putrid, tapeworm-infested stool sample that is the modern Republican party is definitely the worst of all possible choices for leading our communities, states, nation and world. We have plenty of evidence for that here in Tennessee, where our formerly somewhat moderate and reasonable Republican party has been overthrown by overt racists, pug-ugly jackals, tone-deaf tinkerers with our Constitution and Hooters girls. (Really). Since between 5-8% more Tennesseans self-identify as Democrats as Republicans, the only place you can find a reasonable explanation for the ascendancy of these flying monkeys is in the bowels of our voting machines. We are not allowed to look there. Evidently, the Obama USDOJ has no interest in looking there either.

Since I believe that these Republican corporate (s)tools represent everything that democracy isn't, I also believe that compromise with these amoral thugs is pluperfectly stupid and self-defeating. If I were as pollyannishly optimistic as Obama that compromise with criminals was possible and desirable, I would need (and want) my head to be examined. Our party's purported leader wants us all to be friends with them. The GOP and its flying monkeys want us all dead. The compromise between those two positions might be that we allow them to beat the shit out of us, whenever and wherever they want, allowing them to piss on our heads while telling us it's raining. With compromises like that, why would anyone want to line up (or lie down) on our side?

The United States of America is a country, an ideal, worth protecting and defending. Someone has to lead us in the fight for our country's, our planet's survival. Right now, we don't need another Neville Chamberlain. We need another Tom Paine. Hell, we need another Nat Turner.

Find me one of those (hopefully within the conscience and constitution of President Obama, the person I was proud to work hard for in 2008) and then get out of my way. I, for one, would be happy to help put Republicans out of our misery. I am far from the only one. If you're unwilling or unable to do that, then stop calling me for contributions. And don't sit waiting by your phone for my call either.

Now back to the Garden. At least I still have one and, at least for a little while longer, I can still breathe the air above it. If we keep compromising the lifeblood, the breath, of this planet away, I am not sure for how much longer I can say that.

Hope? Change? Bring (much, much more of) it on -- we are waiting.

More compromise? (Fornicate) that (stool sample).

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  -I do not deny the Obama administration has many praiseworthy accomplishments. BUT ... Fly by night  Sep-08-11 07:30 AM   #0 
  - Recced.  Dawgs   Sep-08-11 07:36 AM   #1 
  - K&R.  William769   Sep-08-11 07:43 AM   #2 
  - Now That's Change I Can Believe In  we can do it   Sep-08-11 07:44 AM   #3 
  - Yes, we need more Jimmy Hoffas and fewer Howdy Doodys as our voices.  Fly by night   Sep-08-11 12:04 PM   #15 
     - What is Jimmy Hoffa going to do?  treestar   Sep-08-11 12:19 PM   #19 
        - Politics ain't bean-bag. It's time we remembered that fact.  Fly by night   Sep-08-11 12:29 PM   #20 
           - FDR or Truman did not use SOB in public speeches  treestar   Sep-08-11 12:50 PM   #25 
              - Thanks. I think we agree more than we disagree. At least I hope so.  Fly by night   Sep-08-11 12:54 PM   #28 
  - NO  benddem   Sep-08-11 08:03 AM   #4 
  - Of course he does. IF Obama was the leader of the Democratic party, ...  Fly by night   Sep-08-11 08:26 AM   #7 
  - He certainly had the power NOT to open a new black site in Mogadishu.  EFerrari   Sep-08-11 08:29 AM   #8 
     - or any of the other sites practicing brutal interrogation methods we're unaware of now.  Fly by night   Sep-08-11 08:44 AM   #10 
  - K&R  BeFree   Sep-08-11 08:15 AM   #5 
  - What you said  izquierdista   Sep-08-11 08:16 AM   #6 
  - It goes without saying that the republican party is one collective shitstain.  Joe Fields   Sep-08-11 08:40 AM   #9 
  - Agree completely. What is missing in American politics is a real populist, progressive slate ...  Fly by night   Sep-08-11 06:26 PM   #32 
  - So much misinformation its hard to know where to start.  grantcart   Sep-08-11 08:46 AM   #11 
  - Well, you're welcome to start anywhere within the content of my OP, ...  Fly by night   Sep-08-11 09:04 AM   #12 
  - I saw you Long Goodbye, must have missed the Hello Again.  Bluenorthwest   Sep-08-11 09:12 AM   #13 
  - BTW, no one has PMed me yet to bet that Obama will nix the Keystone pipeline.  Fly by night   Sep-08-11 10:22 AM   #14 
  - That's because they know deep down, by his past actions, that he won't nix it.  SammyWinstonJack   Sep-08-11 12:14 PM   #16 
     - If he does approve the pipeline, it will be inexcusable to many, many people.  Fly by night   Sep-08-11 06:45 PM   #33 
  - K&R  G_j   Sep-08-11 12:15 PM   #17 
  - It has been explained over and over that a US President  treestar   Sep-08-11 12:17 PM   #18 
  - The President has the power (if only the power of the bully pulpit) to effect change ...  Fly by night   Sep-08-11 12:40 PM   #22 
     - I'm not going to take your word for it  treestar   Sep-08-11 12:51 PM   #26 
        - I've spent 41 years as an active (and activist) Democrat.  Fly by night   Sep-08-11 12:58 PM   #29 
  - He COULD have the DOJ prosecute the Wall St. Banksters ...  Bake   Sep-08-11 12:39 PM   #21 
  - wow. you got lots of ponies.  Solomon   Sep-08-11 12:42 PM   #23 
  - If you think many real Democrats here have only one concern with this administration, ...  Fly by night   Sep-08-11 12:52 PM   #27 
  - I just love that this OP is accompanied by an ad encouraging people to check out arrest records.  Fly by night   Sep-08-11 12:47 PM   #24 
  - Sorry for the mid morning paranoia. (Didn't mean to distract my own thread.)  Fly by night   Sep-08-11 06:09 PM   #31 
  - He also could stop persecuting online poker players and pot smokers and go after some real criminals  Rageneau   Sep-08-11 01:54 PM   #30 
  - I agree with everything you say. However, to play devil's  truckin   Sep-09-11 09:16 AM   #34 

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