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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:03 PM
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Dear Dems, Feed me a Sh!t Sandwich on HCR and I'll BURN THIS MFing TENT TO THE GROUND

Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 07:56:05 AM PDT
After reading Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH10) DKos post titled The Private Mandate Sausage Machine which explains how Health Care Reform may/will be twisted into a bill mandating that I purchase private insurance but lacks all content of reform, I would like to make the following statement.

Dear Dems, Feed me a Shit/Sausage Sandwich on Health Care Reform and I'll BURN THIS MFing TENT TO THE GROUND!!!!

If the Private Health Care disaster is addressed by making it madatory that I buy junk insurance from the bastards that caused this mess, I will make it my personal business to drive the Corporate snakes from the tent and burn the tent to the ground.

Simply put, if Dems pass a HCR bill with mandates and no public option, I will kick these Dems frakkin asses, and you should too.

More below the fold and a call to action..


MinistryOfTruth's diary :: :: If we don't want a third party on the left to hand the next election the the GOP or voter disenfranchisement to turn away Democratic voters we better find a way to keep people involved and voting for Democrats, and the way to do that is to KICK OUT the corrupt sell outs and bring in more Progressives. There is a way to do that, but we MUST PUT OUR LEFT FOOT DOWN NOW!

It has been said by Bill Maher that Democrats are the new Republicans. He is almost right. The only difference seems to be that the 90-95% of the Dems are Corrupt and the 100% of elected Republicans are racist, stupid, heartless and corrupt.

My point is, if the Democrats we have in Congress can't do better than this, we don't need anymore of them, and we better start working on BETTER ASAP.

Right now the only thing that keeps the Dem = GOP concept from being entirely true is the Progressive Caucus and the African American, Latino and Asian Caucuses. We need MORE of these types of Democrats, and we need to whittle out the ConservaDems, the Blue Dogs and the Baucuscrats who might as well be Republicans without the racism and stupidity.

I keep hearing about this fabled "Big Tent" and how we need to be let Blue Dogs be Blue Dogs and support Conservatives in Blue Clothing since their districts purportedly won't vote for a Dem "if he is too liberal".

You know what? F%$K THAT!

It is time for Progressives start working on BETTER Dems, not more. It is time for Progressives to demand Progressive policies, not spineless wimps who care more for Bipartisanship with people who hope we fail and call us fascists. It is time to face the reality that a Big Tent means jacksh!t if it isn't a Democratic tent. A big tent full of Corporate Lobbyists and petty, corrupt politicians should be burned to the ground, and if the Dems in Congress can do nothing better than what the lobbyists tell them to, I'll bring the matches.

Beacuse right now, Democrats aren't a majority. Conservative Democrats + Conservative Republicans are the majority. Elections? Ha! Didn't you know there was a safety valve that keeps Dem victories from enacting Dem policies? It's called corruption, corruption in the form of Corporate bribes that get disguised as "Campaign donations", and any day now the SCOTUS under Chief Supreme Corporate Guide Roberts is about to make Corporations and the almight dollar the cheif diety in the political landscape.

But we can still fight back. We can still win.

The concept that swing districts can only elect DINO's and Dems with Conservative (code: Republican) policies is f#$king bullsh!t. The idea that the only way we can hang on to majorities is not by being different than Conservatives, but more like them is a load of crap.

I think that is total BS. Dems will sucede because they are NOT like Republicans. They will fail if they are indiscernable form them. The Democrats will FAIL if they are just as corrupt and out of touch as the GOP, NOT because they aren't Conservative enough.

The reason why President Obama's popularity is shrinking is because he is being too nice to Republicans. McCain voters HATE Obama, they are NOT going to change. Shrinking popularity can not, in all seriousness, be attributed to them. The reason Dems and President Obama are losing popularity is because are playing into the bipartisanship with the people America rejected the last two election cycles too much. America wanted change, not kinda some change, and watering down our legislation in the hopes that one or two Republicans might endorse it is a path to failure.

But the Republicans are NOT to blame here. The blame falls on the Democrats themselves and the corrupt Baucus's and Blue Dogs who water down whatever Dems do. If we can not do anything better than pass Reform in name only and have bullshit signing ceremonies that look historicy it is because that is what is wanted, not what was compromised between two parties.

So, what can be done?

It is really quite simple. Corporations can buy politicians, but they can't buy votes.

So, I say we tell our Democratic officials in Congress what we think of the chance that they will sell us out to hteh Corporations that caused this Humanitarian and Economic disaster.

Tell your Elected Democratic Congressmen that if they SCREW US, WE'LL SCREW THEM. Feed me a Sh!t Sandwich on HCR and I'll vote for your opponents in primaries and leave you to fend for yourself in General Elections without my vote

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Corporations and lobbyists can buy politicians, but they can't our votes.

It is time for Democrats, Progressives and Liberals to demand QUALITY, not QUANTITY. Otherwise we will only have a Democratic Party in name only.

I, for one, will Yell Louder. And if these Democrtas feed me to the f#$king machine that caused this mess, I'll Burn This MFing Tent Down, so help me Gods.

Cause what a Health Care Reform bill that has mandates and no Public Option does is reward the Corporations for killing in the name of the law, and I won't f#$king have it.


http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/9/16/782631/-Dea...
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:17 PM
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1. Righteous rant , I think
I have reached that point myself. :kick:
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stuball111 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:19 PM
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2. That might be the way to go..fuck a march on washington...
How bout a million person march all over the country, stopping at every Blue Dog headquarters and anyone else that drags their heels over a hard shift to the left to balance out the damage done by Reagan and Bush. That'll get ther attention!
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:20 PM
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3. !
:applause: :applause: :applause:
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Pyrzqxgl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:22 PM
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4. I went Peace & Freedom in the 1960's & if the Democrats let me down
by replacing the public option with blue dogshit, I'll
do it again.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:30 PM
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5. Error: You've already recommended that thread
:kick:
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:35 PM
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6. I'm with you 100% Joanne98, but we need to figure out how to beat the DLC before we
do anything else. They are the Conservadems who control the party through money and political patronage. If we can figure out how to beat "the organization" we will be successful; otherwise, it's pretty damn hopeless.

Recommend.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:46 PM
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7. Great rant Joanne, but why would you drive the snakes from the tent before burning it down?
Leave 'em in there, and the new tent won't be re-infested. For another two or three election cycles, anyway.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:57 PM
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8. I didn't write it. Thanks to by MinistryOfTruth .........
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:25 PM
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9. EVERY Blue Dog needs a primary challenger, and money from all over the country
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:10 PM
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10. K& R
:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:45 PM
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11. Best thing I've seen from that site in some time k*r
This is about right in terms of the stakes on the table. Many can't afford insurance, they can't
afford to pay out of pocket. They've watched Wall Street get trillions and Congress turn down
foreclosure relief and pass a crappy credit card bill, no cap on interest.

The linkage of bailouts in finance to a bailout for health insurance will be devastating. This is
a bill run through the insurance companies. They can't deal with it and they can't stop being
themselves.

The public option needs to be inclusive and address those with current health insurance instead of
be there exclusively for those without insurance.
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dreamnightwind Donating Member (863 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:27 AM
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12. Can we triangulate against the corporations?
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 01:28 AM by dreamnightwind
"Beacuse right now, Democrats aren't a majority. Conservative Democrats + Conservative Republicans are the majority."

This was the formula that elected Lieberman after he lost the primary. It's the same formula they'll use to elect Specter whether he wins the primary or not.

I can't believe that all these people in conservative areas support the corporations running amuck over their own interests. There might be an untapped opportunity to build an anticorporate coalition that has a left and a right wing. Such a coalition could actually represent a majority of the populace.

Progressives and conservatives would have to swallow hard to join forces, but if we and they are willing to do it, it could be worth it. Throw out the corporations first, get the country back in the people's hands, then we can get back to working on progressive reforms, which IMHO are the reforms needed to move this country in the right direction.

But progressives alone cannot defeat the corporate interests. We'll need help. I say we should see who on the right is willing to join us in this cause. Because right now, the corporations have divided us, and they have conquered us too.

edited for typo
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Djinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:38 AM
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13. K & R
If all HCR turns out to be is a wholesale push into yet more private healthcare you'll loose twofold. First you'll still have all the same problem you have now AND the right wing will spin it as national health gone wrong when in fact it's capitalism gone right (or atleast working as it supposed to) and a REAL national health system will be permanently off the table
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WyoHiker Donating Member (204 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:54 AM
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14. Thank You. It's basic supply and demand
Drive up demand while failing to increase supply and then expecting costs to go down?!?

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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:56 AM
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15. K & R !!!
:kick:
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