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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:57 PM
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Gibbs is Wrong: It Isn't About the Professional Left-By Cenk Uygur
Gibbs is Wrong: It Isn't About the Professional Left


By Cenk Uygur


This isn't about whether Obama is liberal enough. It's about whether he's actually going to challenge the system or just be a clog in it. The system is fundamentally corrupt. Our politicians and their staffs are bought by the highest bidder. They then use the government to funnel taxpayer money to the people who bought them. Conservatives are just as angry about that as liberals are.

So, that's why so many of us are mad that the president didn't fight for the public option. It wasn't that the public option is some sort of liberal magic cure-all. It's that it would have provided real competition to the private insurance companies. Instead Obama not only left the system exactly as it was, but instituted a mandate that would funnel even more people into the arms of those same companies.

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Do you see a pattern here? Corporate and special interest money always wins out. That's what we're worried about! That is what we're challenging Obama on - because that is not the change we voted for.

I guess the president and his staff think they're clever because they played the same old Washington game a little better. I guess they think they couldn't have done any better. I guess they think that this is the best they could do given the state of Washington. But that's the whole point. We didn't elect them to accept the Washington status quo as reality. We elected them to challenge and ultimately change that reality. And it seems like, on that count, they didn't even try. That's what we're so disappointed by.

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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:05 PM
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1. I see a drug test in Cenk's future
K&R!
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:32 PM
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2. lol. I think he meant "cog", not "clog"
Still an awesome piece. :thumbsup:
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:39 PM
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3. Both words work
Cog, the system works; clog, the system doesn't. At the slow rate the system is turning, it's hard for me to tell which.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:43 PM
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4. I'd love it if Obama clogged the current system
Unfortunately, he seems committed to keeping the gravy trains running on time.
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