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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 11:15 PM
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How'd That Pissing on Obama Thing Work Out for You?
I was going to write an article expressing these sentiments, and I figured I might as well let Cenk Uygur's scathing screed against President Obama be the catalyst for it. Cenk wants to know how trying to be the President of all of the United States by opening the door to bipartisanship (which the Republicans never took him up on) worked out for the White House. Fair question, I guess. I think here's a better question, though: How'd screaming at the White House and dumping on the President 24/7 work out for the ideological monoliths

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But if the President is guilty of naively reaching across the isle and trying to work with the Republicans, his detractors on the ideologically rigid left - the likes of Cenk Uygur, Jane Hamsher, Adam Green - are almost solely responsible for the depressed turnout on the left. Day after day, since the day the President was sworn in, they have dedicated themselves to bashing the President and his team, without regard to facts.

Instead of standing by the President when he had to make quick decisions to rescue this country from catastrophe and utter chaos, these critics ripped into the President's staffing decisions. Instead of examining the full context of health reform, the ideologues lamented the loss of a weak public option and refused to admit any good in the overall reform that will provide coverage to 32 million additional American and has already outlawed pre-existing conditions discrimination against children.

Instead of rallying their vast networks of supporters and readers behind the most significant piece of financial reform since the 1930s, these my-way-or-highway minded individuals were busy amplifying its few imperfections over its far-reaching impact and strong regulations on financial institutions.

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Excellent rant!

more....
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/11/4/917566/-Howd-Th...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 11:30 PM
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1. They don't care about the country..
it's all about them and how they can fatten their coffers.. Donate to Idiocy :silly:..it always works out so well.

Thank you, Bobbie Jo!
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 11:49 PM
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5. Marching their "principles" all the way to the bank.
Anger sells. Always.

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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 11:31 PM
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2. The rest of us don't, but they - deserve the Republicans
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 11:34 PM
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3. You beat me! I was just about to post this!
:pals:
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 11:51 PM
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6. This is so damn spot on.
Hell....post it again! :fistbump:
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 12:21 AM
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8. Girl... this bit is poetry...
"How'd beating up constantly on the President work out for you?

The honest answer, of course, is that it didn't work out well. It certainly didn't work out well for the progressive movement as a whole. But, I suspect their answer might actually be that it worked out quite well for their narrow agenda, which is, in a word, spite.

ENOUGH.

Perhaps the President and the Democrats did not do a good enough job of selling their accomplishments to the American people. Perhaps they could be faulted for overconfidence in the American people. Or perhaps the electorate was just in the mood to punish whoever is in power in a still fragile economy where the progress we have made is not yet being felt in the pocketbooks. Perhaps all of these things. But for the bonafied members of the Poutrage Artists' Society of America to come and do a happy I-told-you-so dance over the loss of Speaker Pelosi's gavel is shameless. And I am not going to put up with it. Enough is enough."
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 11:48 PM
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4. Hell to the YEAH for this diary!
And thanks for posting it, Bobbie Jo!
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DFLforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 11:59 PM
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7. Yes a great rant!
I think it attributes a little too much power to the bloggers. But the ones who go on TV and piss and moan deserve opprobrium.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 04:27 AM
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9. Righteous rant. Someone has to say it -- but I fear "they" will never listen.
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 04:34 AM
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10. wow. thank you so much for posting this, Bobbie Jo! Truth!! nt
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 05:05 AM
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11. Best rant this year. n/t
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 05:21 AM
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12. and Like the Right, these professional rock throwers cannot be reasoned with.....
they will rationalize why they did what they did, and how it helped this country....
which we all know is a big bunch of bullshit.
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ismnotwasm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 01:08 PM
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14. One thing I've been paying attention to
Is how similar the 'conspiracy' folks are on the left and the right. I've always dismissed the ones on the right, but try to listen to the ones on the left, at least to a certain extent. So the right, they call ridiculous things like Obama Osama, or Obamessiah and say he's leading the country to socialist left wing hell, on the left, they apparently enjoy saying he's is 'continuing' the policies of the Bush administration to fascist perdition and is little, if any different. (I would argue, if so inclined that if fascism is the goal, the problem would be in the political system itself, not any one individual. IF I was so inclined)

These two groups despise one another, yet they sound so similar.

So I get confused in a way, not about supporting the president, but where the dividing line of misinformation is.
For one simple example, I belong to the American Nurses Association, as well as the WSNA, which fully supports HCR. The reasons have to do with insuring people yes, but also for the health maintenance and preventative health measures. Nurses aren't all marching to the same drummer on this of course, but the ANA stated reasons are strong and sensible.

Any mention of support for it gets ripped apart and both the left and the right, which would be fine--everyone is entitled to an opinion-- except they have completely opposite, and of course conflicting and often inaccurate reasons.




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Ineeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 02:52 PM
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15. Thanks for this post, and
I'm going to respond to 'he's not doing enough' or 'why hasn't he done this or that yet' posts with this link:
http://whatthefuckhasobamadonesofar.com /
as mentioned on Laurence O'Donnell last night.
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BlueCaliDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-10 12:50 AM
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16. No wonder why Cenk got a show through November on MSNBC
He's, consciously or subconsciously, aiding and abetting the powerful conglomerates in this country to take down President Obama, and relegate the Democratic Party to permanent minority status while completely ignoring the fact that the President and the Democrats are being hog-tied by obstructionists Republicons.

Sure, he'll mention them, but only in passing. He lays all blame for the loss of the election, for the slow progress getting our policies implemented, solely on the President and the Democrats without pointing out the fact that there were too many RepubliDems in the House and too many CorporatDems in the Senate.

I guess it pays to get the left to rant against a Democratic President and Congress, discouraging the left from turning out, hurting their own causes by allowing Republicons to win by default.

It's the only way RepubliCons can win: low turnout.

Apparently, Cenk, Hamsher, and Adam Green, don't see it, and that's sad for progressive causes and our country's prosperity, but GOOD for enriching and empowering corporations.
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bobburgster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-10 02:59 PM
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17. Nice post.....
depressingly true.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-10 09:44 AM
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18. Wish I could R cause I would do it 100 times!
Thanks for your post. :hug:
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:42 AM
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19. Worth repeating.
Excellent rant.
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