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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 07:12 PM
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A disappointed Democrat? You bet
In every cry of every man,
In every infant's cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forged manacles I hear.

William Blake, Songs of Experience

I never get invited to the good parties. George Soros, the former currency trader and angel of liberal causes, is currently throwing a private whingding called the "Democracy Alliance", hoping to persuade his fellow hyper-billionaires to throw their money anywhere but at the failed presidency of Barack Obama. David Brock, described as a "media mogul", is also raising a mountain of cash from wealthy Democratic donors to hit the airwaves, I guess to invent a sort of leftish Fox News, or a new and improved Air America (please heaven, no).

Good luck, fellas.

I wasn't asked to the Soros and Brock affairs because the invitations read "rich only", and I'm ashamed I failed to make the cut. In the new oligarchy that controls both parties, we loyal peons Obama's so-called base are unpersons, like movie zombies, except when, every two or four years, they summon us again, like zombies to man phone banks and knock on doors, which I did for Obama in 2008.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010...
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 07:20 PM
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1. WOW -- from the article
"Obama's tone deafness is less a character flaw than a seriously thought-out policy decision to be blunt to screw us. Our president is "out of touch" because he is so in touch with his economic captors, the Three Stooges for Wall Street, Geithner, Summers and Bernanke, who helped create our economic mess, and to his madly optimistic generals.

"But what's the alternative? Where shall we go?" ask my anguished liberal friends, their mind-forged manacles still welded to a Democratic party in its sunset days. We continue to deny the obvious, that we do not count. Rahm Emanuel was clearly speaking for the president when he called us liberal activists "fucking retards". Obama has as much contempt for us as the Republicans do for him."

:wow:
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 07:25 PM
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2. They do not believe we have anywhere to go so we will support
them as they knife everything we believe in.

A lot of good activists have dropped out. Others have
joined the Greens believing that supporting a cause
they really believe in was a better place for them.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 07:33 PM
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3. we need a progressive tea party group
NOT the coffee party (I've checked them out) -- but something that can throw a monkey wrench into the corpo-Dems machine.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 07:56 PM
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4. Exactly. . Have you checked out that group that Dr. Dean advises.
Democracy for America???
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 08:55 AM
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9. yup -- they have some good ideas.
If this travesty of a give away gets pushed through they may have more members than they can manage.
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:23 PM
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5. I agree with you, sadly. nt
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 12:10 AM
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7. that is the absolute fucking truth
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 02:03 AM
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8. oh, he has nothing but contempt for us; that he made abundantly clear.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:48 PM
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6. The DIFFERENCE: Soros is not making a buck off the Democrats, Republicans ARE OUT FOR THE DOUGH nt
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