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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:22 PM
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What sparked the latest attack on the left?
I've been away from media today. It's also hard to figure out who bad mouths us more. Is there some sort of contest between the parties or something on left bashing?
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:34 PM
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1. Anyone?
I've arrived late to the party. I've had a real busy day. I've read what was said here. But what sparked it?
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:38 PM
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4. Robert Gibbs flapped his lips at a Hill correspondent.
I don't know why. I think it's because he's as inside DC as you can get and thought he was lip-flapping among friends. I hope it's not because the WH believed it had an opportunity to do some triangulating during election season. That would be really, really stupid of them.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:52 PM
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10. Yes, the timing would seem problematic.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:36 PM
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2. my hypothesis
Edited on Tue Aug-10-10 11:37 PM by MannyGoldstein
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:43 PM
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8. Interesting.
You mean they might be starting to fear us or are frustrated we are hard to fool? I mean, when do you attack people that vote for your party as an election approaches? Could be a costly tantrum so to speak.
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:03 AM
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14. "it is an act of weakness, like a little child who can't get his way."
That's exactly what it is. DLC is lashing out at progressives because of their failed attempts to control us with their bullying.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:21 AM
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17. Great minds think alike
I just did it in a more comedic way.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Yep, we are no longer just gnats to be ignored.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:38 PM
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3. An interview
Wherein Gibbs is asked something about the administration being frustrated with the left, and Gibbs responds that they'll never be happy, they want things like Canadian health care and to close the Pentagon, which is unrealistic. And that any of these people on the "professional left" who think Obama=Bush need drug testing.

That's all. No big deal real.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:45 PM
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9. Who was the interview with?
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:59 PM
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12. Sam Youngman, The Hill
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:02 AM
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13. Thanks. That helps me understand.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:03 AM
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22. It tells me nothing. Care to share your insight? n/t
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:37 AM
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24. The origin, not why he did it.
It did not answer that question of inquiring what the catalyst was.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:25 AM
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30. ok, thanks. n/t
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:39 PM
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5. The beatings will continue until morale improves.
We aren't falling in line and running to the right like we are supposed to. So, they are attacking us again. :eyes:
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:17 AM
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16. +1000 nt
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:43 PM
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6. This administration has had a history of "Foot in Mouth Disease"...
...and apparently, they're too dumb to correct their course.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:43 PM
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7. The usual. Telling them we don't want to be like Republicans.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:55 PM
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11. It's just more of the usual clumsy Clinton-style triangulation
Edited on Tue Aug-10-10 11:56 PM by QC
that this bunch thinks is the last word in political sophistication.
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metapunditedgy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:11 AM
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15. I'd like to know what sparked Gibbs, too... what did we do that was SUCCESSFUL
and got Gibbs' attention?
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:21 AM
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18. Interesting timing on the heels of the announcement about the Warren nomination.
I don't get it, at all. The White House is on the verge of doing something the liberal left will applaud and this comes out.

Makes no effing sense, at all. Were they afraid they couldn't throw us a bone without slapping us down a little? It's baffling.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:54 AM
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19. they're connected, I think
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:56 AM
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20. I don't think it was an attack on the Left, per se.
Just the usual players raking in dollars by selling discontent.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:39 AM
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25. And who are these players and what is their reasoning?
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:50 AM
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27. There is no "professional left".
There is a "professional right" - an entire major news network, a tightly disciplined message machine, a coordinated false front political party - an entire career track for rightwing 'thinkers' in the big money funded rightwing foundations.

The "professional left" slam was an attempt to deny the credibility of the widespread discontent in the progressive left democratic party base as not valid but instead the work of "professionals".

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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:52 AM
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28. I like your hypothesis. It makes sense.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:58 AM
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21. Robert Gibbs hates Democrats as much, if not more than Rahm Emanuel does.
He proved that beyond all doubt in December 2003. Now he says we all need to take piss tests. Which ranks right up there with "fucking retards". Fine way to treat the base of the party that elected their employer.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:06 AM
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23. They don't appear to need an external reason. nt
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:33 AM
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31. That seems so. Most likely liberals are getting on the DLC's nerves.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:19 AM
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29. LOL!
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