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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:34 PM
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Poll question: Is the MSM's depiction of you, as a liberal, correct?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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rch35 Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:38 PM
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1. while i did vote no, im quite happy with obama, this poll is still ridiculous nt
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:39 PM
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2. So sue me. I'm tired of turning on the TV and finding out how angry I am.
"Liberals say X." "Liberals complaining about Y."
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rch35 Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:40 PM
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3. ridiculous isnt necessarily bad. in this case, i just found it funny. nt
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:52 PM
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9. It was only a matter of time.
I wrote elsewhere a couple of weeks ago that this was exactly what would happen. That the Corporate media would use anything and everything that they read on the Blogs that sounded like any type of dissatisfaction and use it to further divide us, in order to weaking Obama's base, before he can even get sworn in. It was inevitable.

The fucking corporate media always, always has something to say about how we talk about those we support, and are always ready and set to exploit it....but never, ever have they searched out information about the Bush administration from us and publicize that.

That's why when I don't like something done, I write directly to Change.gov. I'll be damned if I help provide ammunition for the Corporate media to use against us.

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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:44 PM
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6. That's because a poster famous for "hatin' on Obama" showed up elsewhere to announce
that yes, a lot of Liberals all over Liberal Blogs were furious with Obama.

Of course, Furious is relative.

One can not like some of his picks, had something to say, and still be happy with other things he has indicated, and some other of his picks.

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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:41 PM
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4. Are "liberals" supposed to be pissed off at Obama?
Friggin media love to pigeon hole and label people.

Everyone is either a "liberal" or a "conservative".

If you are a liberal you must think a, b and c.

Once you get the idea you don't have to think anymore.

Makes it so fucking easy.

I think this is the thing that pisses me off the most about watching political bullshit on TV. They have this script and they are very uncomfortable when people don't play their assigned roles.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:42 PM
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5. Happy with Obama doesnt neccesarily translate into happy with some of his choices
for his cabinet.

I believe in Obama, not so much in Larry Summers of some of the other choices he's made.
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:46 PM
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7. Happy with him. Happy with his choices.
:)
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:51 PM
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8. Thank you. The MSM LOVES talking about how ANGRY we on the left are...
especially maddening when RWers like Buchanan, Scarborough, and others say it with smirks on their faces.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:59 PM
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12. That's how they like to portray us, as angry......
and unreasonable.

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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:40 PM
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13. I noticed...
and I'm mad as HELL about it! :D
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:55 PM
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10. No, but my guess is that their depiction of everyone is probably incorrect.
Some on purpose, some not.
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:55 PM
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11. I like cheese
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bobd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:42 PM
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14. I like pie. nt
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:45 PM
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15. No

In real life, I look a lot more like Robert Redford than I do in the MSM portrayal.
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Mark E. Smith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:47 PM
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16. So I don't get it ..
Where is all the angwy vote?
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:24 PM
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19. They are so mad, they are boycotting this poll.
That'll show us!
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:59 PM
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17. The only thing I don't like about the Obama Administration is that it hasn't started yet.
But that's not really his fault.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:46 PM
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25. I'm in that boat. nt
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:04 PM
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18. Do this poll 3 months from now & the results will be the exact opposite
This place is that hyper.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:26 PM
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20. The President-Elect is pretty much doing what I expected
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 08:28 PM by Douglas Carpenter
Sooner or later, I am sure President Obama will do or say something that I honestly didn't expect that really does upset me.

I think it would be more productive to wait until such a time as that before I get myself worked up into a tissy.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:36 PM
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21. The rumor sure is flying...
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 08:37 PM by polichick
Some old Republican dudes in a restaurant I go to were having a nice little laugh the other day about Obama fooling us liberals. Funny!
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:57 PM
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23. this mime probably is actually helpful to the progressive cause
During the Clinton years, the right-wing actually had some success at pushing the ludicrous line that President Clinton was an out-of-touch counterculture leftist or at the very least way to the left of most Americans.

Now the mainstream media seems to be acknowledging, as mentioned in the OP, that Hillary Clinton and Bill Richardson and by implication the President-Elect are actually somewhat right-of-center.

Whether or not one agrees with this appraisal, it does show that enough of a pendulum swing has occurred that those who the right could once with a straight face represent as the farthest left of American body politic are now seen by the mainstream media consensus as right-of-center.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:06 PM
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24. So true - the country has moved left in a big way...
Suddenly very liberal initiatives are "pragmatic solutions" ~ we'll take it! :)
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Hawkowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:56 PM
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22. Cautiously optimistic. nt
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