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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-02-11 10:13 AM
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40. You can do whatever you like
And you don't need my permission.

This is an exercise in "what if?" and it should be treated that way. I think it's interesting that some of the people who have given the current President well over two years and voiced not a peep of complaint are demanding that *I*, a mere candidate who has not seen her name written in on a single ballot, must provide concrete answers for every problem in my first annoucement.

The implication, as I infer it, is that since Obama couldn't do anything, no one could have. No one on earth. Not a single soul could possibly have changed anything. Now, that to me is a very defeatest attitude, rather akin to WE'RE DOOOOOOOMED!!!!! (some people apparently have never read Douglas Adams and don't understand that whole thing about infinite alternatives or whatever it was.)

First of all, we don't know if Obama even tried to do anything. We certainly didn't see him put on his comfy shoes and walk with the workers. (Yes, yes, I know some of them said they didn't want him there, but do we know if that's an honest answer or covering his ass?) We know he backtracked and backtracked and backtracked on HCR with single payer or a public option or Medicare-for-all. We know these things. We know Gitmo is still open, troops are still in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rich are still getting fabulous tax breaks, etc., etc., etc.

Second of all, I think that putting all our hopes on one person, ignoring that person's failings, and then making excuses for that person's failings (even though those failings don't exist) is all counter-productive. My intention is to initiate a dialogue on these issues, the kind of dialogue that, if a real candidate were expressing them, would generate action on the part of the real candidates.

The real person behind Tansy Gold is not going to run for real office. That takes money, which she doesn't have. It would mean leaving her home where she's comfortable. It would mean exposing skeletons that should rest in peace in her closet. It would mean a real campaign that would cost her her temper, because she really has no patience whatsofuckingever with stupidity and/or rightwing bullshit. Tansy Gold is a comfortable and convenient surrogate.

For those who don't like the idea, hey, folks, just tune out! Put me on ignore so you don't have to be bothered by my threads and posts and journal. But be warned: If you make personal attacks, I will alert on you. The alert button is my very good friend.

Disclaimer right up front:

I do not personally know any DUers; I have spoken on the phone once or twice with one DUer, and several times with another who hasn't posted here in years. I correspond by private email with I think three DUers, none of whom I have ever met. I do not know, nor have I ever been, a moderator on DU. I used to post -- as Tansy Gold -- on another discussion board where I am still registered but I do not post there any longer and probably never will.


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  -Tansy Gold for President Tansy_Gold  Apr-01-11 09:05 AM   #0 
  - Was it Pat Paulson who offered to debate Nixon?  Turbineguy   Apr-01-11 09:07 AM   #1 
  - You sound like a Democrat.  Octafish   Apr-01-11 09:09 AM   #2 
  - K&R!  hamerfan   Apr-01-11 09:11 AM   #3 
  - You have my vote!  DemReadingDU   Apr-01-11 10:47 AM   #4 
  - May I be your running mate for VP?  Hotler   Apr-01-11 10:51 AM   #5 
  - Of course .....  AnneD   Apr-01-11 12:59 PM   #6 
     - "The Gold Administration." Kinda has a ring about it, non?  Tansy_Gold   Apr-01-11 01:51 PM   #7 
        - The only thing I care to organize...  AnneD   Apr-01-11 03:07 PM   #8 
        - WORKS FOR ME!!! You name the date. .. . n/t  Tansy_Gold   Apr-01-11 03:16 PM   #9 
        - The Gold Standard of candidates.  tclambert   Apr-01-11 03:22 PM   #11 
        - I'd Like to Be Lord High Executioner  Demeter   Apr-01-11 09:36 PM   #23 
           - Start putting together that energy policy  Tansy_Gold   Apr-01-11 10:23 PM   #24 
  - Hey, works for me.  Starry Messenger   Apr-01-11 03:19 PM   #10 
  - A president can only do so much.  Tansy_Gold   Apr-01-11 03:40 PM   #12 
     - I like it!  Starry Messenger   Apr-01-11 05:30 PM   #18 
  - Kicking for a great cause!  hamerfan   Apr-01-11 05:13 PM   #13 
  - Gold? Isn't that kind of a Jewish name?  KamaAina   Apr-01-11 05:17 PM   #14 
  - See, that's where this campaign gets to be fun  Tansy_Gold   Apr-01-11 05:21 PM   #15 
     - Oh, for Pete's sake  KamaAina   Apr-01-11 05:25 PM   #16 
     - Tansy Gold existed before DU  Tansy_Gold   Apr-01-11 05:36 PM   #20 
     - I went through enough grief....  AnneD   Apr-02-11 02:13 AM   #28 
  - Hmmm...  Arkana   Apr-01-11 05:28 PM   #17 
  - Here's my reply, and it may not answer all your questions to your complete  Tansy_Gold   Apr-01-11 05:50 PM   #21 
     - What if you had the specific 111th Senate?  treestar   Apr-02-11 02:41 AM   #31 
        - Well there you go bringing reality in here.  NYC Liberal   Apr-02-11 05:47 AM   #33 
        - A pretend election in the pretend world of DU.  JNelson6563   Apr-02-11 07:38 AM   #37 
           - And that's the whole point  Tansy_Gold   Apr-02-11 09:54 AM   #39 
  - You have my vote,  bvar22   Apr-01-11 05:34 PM   #19 
  - Sure! Why not?  Cleita   Apr-01-11 05:52 PM   #22 
  - Can I be part of your administration?  Hugabear   Apr-01-11 10:40 PM   #25 
  - Hugabear......  AnneD   Apr-02-11 02:04 AM   #26 
     - Why Sweden?  Hugabear   Apr-02-11 07:37 AM   #36 
  - You got my vote. Can I be your ambassador to France?  inna   Apr-02-11 02:08 AM   #27 
  - Do you know ....  AnneD   Apr-02-11 02:30 AM   #29 
     - Good answer!! Tansy for Prez, damn it!!  inna   Apr-02-11 02:32 AM   #30 
  - That's a "Gold Standard" I can believe in. eom  jtuck004   Apr-02-11 03:00 AM   #32 
  - I'd like to borrow your platform and run against you  onethatcares   Apr-02-11 06:27 AM   #34 
  - You can do whatever you like  Tansy_Gold   Apr-02-11 10:13 AM   #40 
     - you are da bomb.  onethatcares   Apr-02-11 01:52 PM   #45 
  - i get to decorate the christmas tree and host the easter egg hunt.  xchrom   Apr-02-11 07:09 AM   #35 
  - That's Winter Holiday Tree and Spring Holiday Egg Hunt.  Tansy_Gold   Apr-02-11 10:15 AM   #41 
  - it'll be Fabulous and Offensive in one big Gay Swoop! nt  xchrom   Apr-02-11 10:29 AM   #42 
     - I'm loving it already! n/t  Tansy_Gold   Apr-02-11 11:02 AM   #43 
  - To be fair.....  AnneD   Apr-02-11 11:22 AM   #44 
  - Stay Gold.  Norrin Radd   Apr-02-11 07:40 AM   #38 
  - I can be the Ambassador to Unicornlandia!  Ikonoklast   Apr-02-11 04:33 PM   #46 

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