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David Carr-NY Times "For One Night at Fox, News tops Agenda"- article & MY RANT against CTers.

This article lower down from Nov. 12, 2012, I read Thanksgiving morning 11/22/12.

Due to hurricane Sandy and the aftermath where I live, a pile of newspapers piled up unread. Yesterday(Thanksgiving) in between the breakfast and the big family dinner my wife was cooking, I jumped into our Whirlpool tub in the bathroom for about an hour, with this big stack of newspapers from the last few weeks that have beem piling up.

First, if I may, my personal rant on the single greatest most satisfying victory WE the democrats and Barack Obama achieved a few short weeks ago.

This board has had about 100 different threads about the election aftermath and that President Obama only won because some hacker stopped Karl Rove from stealing the election.
These threads IMHO make interesting fodder for conspiracies, HOWEVER, they are without the good posters realizing it IMHO delegitimizing all the hard work, the single greatest community activist campaign in history to Get out the Vote and reelect Barack Obama (who is the single greatest President in 50 years past, and maybe 50 years forward).

President Obama (imho) won fair and square this election, in fact, an election IMHO again never in doubt, never close, never one he was going to lose. To me the only question was HOW BIG (SOOOOOOOOO BIG) (picture a parent with their little baby extending the babies arms)

This crap that Rove was going to steal it is really irritating me personally, and I am sure alot of hard working COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS IN CHICAGO AND NATIONWIDE.
YES- it was the awipes on the right who for four years have derided President Obama as nothing but a "community activist".

Well, suckers, it was BECAUSE OF THE GREAT COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS that helped the great GET OUT THE VOTE like never seen before, carefully for four years planning on who to poll, who to prod, which tactic to use for what voter, sign voters up, make sure they vote and secure the most satisfying victory any of us will ever see.

So this is my rant. WE WON FAIR AND SQUARE and nobody could have or would have stolen it because WE WON. WE GOT THE VOTES. and the other side is history.

IF the democrats stay united, use the same techniques in 2016 and 2020 and beyond, and remember CHICAGO and Axelrod and Plouffe and President Barack Obama and each and every one of HIS voters and those that believed in him and voted FOR him, we will find our kids and grandkids etc. will never see a republican/tea/libertarian elected president ever again.

Anyhow, I found this article from Monday, November 12, 2012 in the Business Day section B of that days New York Times (the actual in my hands copy.) I have located it online and am printing a little bit here (due to the copywrite rules of this board and in general, I am only selecting a couple of paragraphs, but urge everyone to read the whole article, especially those trying so hard to say Rove and that anony. hacker are the reason we won.)

NO, victory was so great, the "reporters", the "broadcast team" for one night, let the truth come out and not the propaganda rightwing lies.
(Much like that one day in the aftermath of Katrina, when Anderson Cooper was on TV crying, yelling, pleading for help to come into New Orleans, that NO help was there, that there were NO riots, only dying people (all Black) without food or water just wanting someone to help them. That single day in 2004, Rove was I think in minor surgery in a hospital, Condie was buying shoes in NY, Bush was secluded in Crawford with the single protester camped outside his compound for weeks and a bunch of supporters of her, and Fox that day somehow let the unfiltered truth slip through.)

anyhow-here is the article

David Carr-the media equation "For One Night at Fox, News tops Agenda

(see post #2 immediately below this one, by me in this thread for a couple of paragraphs)
Posted by graham4anything | Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:02 AM (89 replies)

Teddy Bobby and Jack are smiling in heaven tonight! The Dream lives on!



There is a new wave of change all around us, and if we set our compass true, we will reach our destination not merely victory for our Party, but renewal for our nation.
And this November the torch will be passed again to a new generation of Americans, so with Barack Obama and for you and for me, our country will be committed to his cause. The work begins anew. The hope rises again. And the dream lives on
-Teddy 2008 convention
Posted by graham4anything | Tue Oct 23, 2012, 01:50 AM (6 replies)

Used to say Frank Rich was 100% correct...now 98%..I have read this article three times

and it is written in an issue of NEW YORK MAGAZINE (not the new yorker which is another)
which is a 2016 issue more than anything else.

Frank Rich likes high drama.
I used to say Frank Rich was 100% correct, but then he quit (was canned?) the NY Times and has practically disappeared writing once or twice a month in the magazine, and sometimes adding stuff on line.

I read this 3 times, and also read the Hillary 2016 article and the Jeb 2016 article in the same issue, which really was more about 2016 than 2012...I think both John and Frank take it as a given that Obama will win.

this article has to be taken into that context.

I myself think Hillary45 will defeat Jeb (two titans, the Kennedy/Reagan match we never got).

That will be the biggest election ever (if you can believe there is a bigger one than this year.)
This year we have one Titan(Obama) and one lightweight poser (Mitt). We have not had 2 titans since???

LBJ/Nixon never happened in 1968.

it has been 1 titan/ 1 lightweight each cycle now (lightweight is not necessarily a bad word either but by Titan I mean game changing different between each person of equal stature in their power to get their fans to vote and have their unconditional back because they are such opposites. OR the party fractures itself, turning a heavyweight into a lightweight
(in 1968 we saw that happen, and in 1980 we also saw it happen.)

United each side stands, united they win (and having someone the vast majority of the party likes vs. having a candidate just to say they don't like the other guy).

Reagan Vs. Teddy would have been just that. (1984 would have been the perfect time too, not an innerparty war like 1980 turned out to be. Teddy should have made a deal with Jimmy
and had the party been united, Jimmy would easily have beaten down the actor.(and I love Teddy).

And Rich is 100% correct, if you consider the Bushfamily the cocharoaches of the world.
Because thank God Jeb isn't running this year.
Compared to Mittens, people are pining for W of all things (it was a great debate moment when Obama KO'd Mitt using the logic that Mitt/Glove are even more draconian than bush was.
So by 2016, with Glove(Ryan) getting blamed for Mitt's lose(they will say if only Mitt wasn't forced by the farright that Ryan leads...
Jeb will be the "sane" one (with the minority wife to attempt to get the Hispanic/Latino vote)
(which is why President Obama in 2013 needs to spend a good heapin' hunk of his capital and get amnesty/citizenship (then also have millions of new taxpayer dollars to get the deficit down)

leading to the battle of the next 8 years.

When Hillary45 wins, we will own the courts, the house, the senate and WE MUST WIN THE GOVERNORSHIPS in every state we can, then we decide how the election boards are run
and the Jim/Juan Crow bullshit will stop.

That is what Frank Rich in the political issue of NY Magazine is talking about.
Not 2012 at all. Because you gotta read the whole issue.
(also remember John Heillerman(MSNBC, writer in NY MAG) and Rich both were major Hillary supporters to start off with.
And remember for those that are not from the NY area, Frank Rich started off a a Broadway play reviewer, perhaps the single biggest one ever, and his words made or broke a million dollar production instantly. A bad review from him closed the show.
So Frank Rich knows and loves drama.

I used to say Frank Rich was 100% correct til he left the NY Times. Now it's just 98%.
But I do love reading him and his views.

just my opinion.
Posted by graham4anything | Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:46 AM (0 replies)

OHHH the most delicious irony of all happened last night

Mitt Romney had his Gerald Ford moment on live tv
(when Candy Crowley spanked him down and in live real time fact checked Mitt's lie.)

This happened when Gerald Ford debating Jimmy Carter showed he did not know what the hell he was talking about.

And now last night, Mitt Romney showed he was a stupid lying moron just like Gerald Ford was that night.

That night in 1976 led to Jimmy Carter being elected President.

The rightwing racists/awipes in the republicantealibertarian party have been trying to
jimmycarter'ize our President from day one.

And last night, in the single moment to be remembered for all debates in the future,
Mitt Romney became Gerald Ford.

Jimmy Carter got his revenge!

Now when people say President Obama is Jimmy Carter- give a great big smile and say indeed
both men are ELECTED Presidents we can be proud of, immortals in world history forever, and the soon to be forgotten from the political world, Mitt is Gerald the bumbler,never elected but selected for veep and president.

I am sure President Carter had a million dollar smile last night! (WE LOVE YOU FOREVER AND UNCONDITIONALLY JIMMY39!)

Posted by graham4anything | Wed Oct 17, 2012, 04:32 AM (4 replies)

edited list of Presidents 1960-2040

Who would I have taken out to put Bill Clinton in???
how about...if I replaced JFK Jr. with Bill.
(then JFK Jr. would have been nominated to the US Supreme Court by Bill Clinton in 2002)

President Kennedy 1960-1968
President L.B.Johnson 1969-1976
President Martin Luther King 1977-1984
President Bobby Kennedy 1985-1992
President Teddy Kennedy 1993-2000
President Bill Clinton 2001-2008 who elevates Obama to the US Supreme Court
President Barack Obama 2009-2016
President Hillary Clinton 2017-2024 President Michelle Obama 2025-2032
President Julian Castro(after many glorious terms as Gov. of Texas,then Senator) 2033-2040
Posted by graham4anything | Tue Oct 16, 2012, 03:53 AM (0 replies)

Obama=Ali, Smoking Joe Biden=Rocky,(Champs) Willard is Mitt then Ryan is Glove

Champions Ali Obama and Smokin'Joe Rocky Biden

but which Mitt is which?


and which glove is glove?
Posted by graham4anything | Fri Oct 12, 2012, 04:53 AM (0 replies)

I hope to visit St. George Isle next year or 2014

I have wanted to visit based on the images in the song (and later video) St George isle since I first heard the song. I have been in Florida many times, but never stayed in the panhandle I hope to visit St. George Isle next year or 2014 area. We are thinking, depending on finances, about a cross country drive in the spring from NY to Los Angeles' beaches, then on the way back making a number of stops and staying there awhile.

Or if we need to do shorter and more realistic, driving south with stops in DC NC and St. George Isle(instead of going to Orlando and further south) and just relax for a week or so.

And I thank you very much, for mentioning St. George Isle and the beaches in your post, and it has me wanting to get in the car and drive right now and spend the winter there. (I am so tired of winters here and know last years warm one won't happen again this year).

and never give up the fight and dreams. We have changed the world and we all continue to do so, even if it seems slow and that time is passing us by with all the new stuff out there.

I often think of my grandparents,and even the two great-grandparents that I knew, who all are deceased now for 35 and many more years, and how much they witnessed in their life, and since they have been gone, how much has changed since.

Posted by graham4anything | Fri Oct 12, 2012, 01:43 AM (1 replies)

I'm graham4anything. While only here at DU since Feb. for those that don't know me...

I figure I guess some of you don't know me due to some of the replies to posts of mine the last week or so(since the debate).So let me state for the record. (and yes, I write sort of stream of consciousness.)

my board name is Graham4anything, and is a tribute to one of my heroes, Bob Graham, Senator and Gov. of Florida.(whom I believe should have been VP at anytime in 2000, 2004, 2008 and then still today in 2012).Florida would have been ours without a doubt in a landslide had Al Gore picked Bob.

My internet history-
I was posting elsewhere (CGCS) since Nov. 2004, but the site unexpectedly closed down and disappeared in Feb.2012 (you cannot even find much cache in google for it) I had over 80,000 posts there, the second most of any non-moderator/administrator in that board's 8 year history.

I was one of the few Democrats in that place by the end, filled with people who were Bushies, republicans, libertarians and not what they appeared to be, including some government workers at the very end I believe. There were hardly any President Obama supporters remaining and I fought them off til the end.(I was still standing when the board up and disappeared).

It was the off-shoot of the old original John Kerry board I signed up as BobGraham4VP after Howard Dean got out of the race by the phony "scream" issue (yet another time backers got timid and negative and sold Howard down the river.) After the vp picked was so bad, I was told to change the name a bit, so it became graham4anything, the name meaning was- Bob should be picked for anything in the Kerry cabinet.

I had over 80,000 posts at CGCS and never needed to go elsewhere after that, because what little time I had to post was spent there (and besides, people had cut/pasted my posts and put elsewhere and it was all in google then

I was also prior to that on the Draft Al Gore board in I think it was late 2002,early 2003 and continued on that board til Al himself said he wasn't running, and please stop with the Draft movement. That board then continued under a different name, sort of a pirate version still exists with posts sparatic but some of the greatest people in the world were/are on that site.

But I did not have time to post the same stuff in 3 places, and I had made friends and remained there. (even met in person in various states with five of the posters).
(a big shoutout to the late Mr.Jim who passed away now about 2 years ago I think, perhaps my favorite poster I ever ran into on the internet).

I always read here at DU, but never signed up until after the first board I am talking about disappeared from the face of the internet. (and that board actually was one you had to pay a subscription to monthly/yearly.)

So, no I am not a moron. I am not a troll as some called me. (but hey, you are free to write whatever you want.)

And I believe in positive thinking, and that making one's morale low, lowers everyone.

A Glass is half empty.
A Glass is half full.

I would prefer to see the glass as half full, especially as we only need 192 electoral
votes before 1045 pm EASTERN time on 11/6/2012 to acquire the lease to the White house for another 4 years.
(if you wish, I will explain my math.)

I fully expect over 230 electoral votes by that time, but anything over 192 is gravy on my mashed taters.

192 is the magic number before 1045pm eastern time. Keep that number in mind to refer to it then.

And you don't need to call me a troll.

Thank you very much (the thank you is said using the voice of Eric Idle in one of his most delicious songs)

And remember what Vince Lombardi said- the debate is nothing.

"Winning is not everything, it's the only thing"
"Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all-time thing"

and by the way- I was out there in person at the courthouse in Nov. 2000 in Florida protesting the treatment of Al Gore
And not many others were.
(Kudos to the great courthouse clerk, Craig Waters, great person, and oh how he made me cry tears of laughter when he came out and read both verdicts of the Florida Supremes.

And I was out there at the courthouse in DC in Dec. 2000 on the side of Al Gore.

The thing is, it was quite lonely there. Almost ZERO Al Gore supporters. I had his back.
I have Barack Obama's back.

Where were you during the debachle of 2000? Where it seemed nobody cared, everyone it appeared must have agreed with Ralph Nader that Bush and Gore were one and the same, because nobody was at the courthouses, nobody but phony Brooks Brother agitators from Tom DeLay's office in Texas even appeared at the recount never done to stop it...where was our side to stop them from doing what the court asked for?(Florida court). So before you judge please ask!

And as there were 1000s of posters on that other site, all of them may tell you I am obnoxious, I might be to some an asshole, but that what I say is true and my belief, and that I have and always will be a democratic supporter,

I backed JFK, LBJ,(whom I adore and looks greater and greater as the years go on), HHH, McGovern(though I knew he couldn't win), Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter(though I love Teddy and thought he was the best of all the Kennedy's because he actually achieeved what the two others only dreamed, Mondale, and I am a major Jerry Brown fan the three times he ran, voted twice for Jesse Jackson for President, and loved the idea of Brown/Jackson before smears ended that dream,Bob Graham(my board name is in honor of Sen/Gov. Bob Graham (who was the single most popular person in Florida, even more popular than Mickey Mouse(wink to those who heard me say that phrase oh so often in 2004), Howard Dean, Al Gore, and I daily wear my Barach Obama button....

and the Button says BARACK OBAMA 2004...that is NOT a typo- that is from 2004, 4 years before he ran in 2008 I was a fan, did you even know Mr. Obama at that time?, and I 100% want and support Hillary Rodham Clinton45 in 2016 and 2020. (the 45 indicates her president number when she wins.)

I feel like I am at the McCarthy searching for reds hearings like my fellow Jewish people were having to tell my credentials.

Like I said when I was protesting in person, the Vietnam War way back in the early 1970s.

And my most passionate issues are Civil Rights (which is why I so admire LBJ for doing what he did, when he did not have to, and it used up so much of his capital), and Women's rights and Gay rights, and Immigration rights(I want 100% amnesty and full citizenship quickly).

I am 100% anti-gun, anti-bullet, and anti-NRA. If you see me in the gun threads, it is only to argue against it. Let me make that perfectly clear that I think people are misinterpreting the second and one day with a less conservative draconian court, common sense will prevail. Thank you.

I most feel like in the movies, Juror #8 in 12 Angry Men.
And sad to say, I am a NY Met and NY Jet and bowling and tennis fan. But I won't convert to the Yankees of Dallas Cowboy or other winning teams, I will remain what I am.

Peace, love and only vote for democrats, or those in specific races where to win you pick the one who will caucus/vote for the democratic party (like Angus King this year).
To me, if you are a democrat,a vote in protest against my/our party,for someone with zero chance of winning, is a vote for the other side(but that is MY opinion.)

peace and love.
Posted by graham4anything | Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:58 AM (8 replies)

the shapeshifter would most likely go first this time

we need to know who goes first and who goes last

strategy is big time different on both sides depending on that

we also need to know WHO the people who ask questions in this town hall are.
and who supplied them with questions
(and when they did.)

Ya know the show "The price is right"CMON DOWN)
The people picked are known in advance before they hit the studio itself.
It is not happenstance. It is pre-known.

we need to know if there is poison ivy lurking in the questions asked.


btw-Candy Crowley is not our friend. Remember this 2 weeks or so from now.
Posted by graham4anything | Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:36 PM (2 replies)


every year since on whatever board I am on, I have posted a rememberance of this gentle giant, true hero. I was planning on doing so again come Black Friday 2012.

I will also post this now in this thread.

GREED reared it's ugly head that day.

Mr. Damour died working as a security guard in a Valley Stream Long Island NY Walmart
and as he rushed to the rescue of pregant woman he was crushed to death by the mob stampede of greedy mostly white shoppers looking to get their 50 bucks off 50 inch tvs and computers.

Worse, the vultures did not stop, and the store, worst of all, kept going.Cash registered ringing with a dead man and injured people lying on the ground.

Mr. Damour (d'amour=love_ died for our greediness.

Walmart=the ruin of America.

If you are proUnion, proWorker DO NOT SHOP AT WALMART.
The drugs are cheap, yes, they are. You get what you pay for. Walmart can be taken down but you need to inconvience yourself alittle and go elsewhere, and maybe pay a little more.

Rest in peace Jdimytai, I for one will NEVER EVER forget you.
You are a hero and inspiration and a beautiful person. You are not forgotten.

A Wal-Mart worker died early Friday after an "out-of-control" mob of frenzied shoppers smashed through the Long Island store's front doors and trampled him, police said.

The Black Friday stampede plunged the Valley Stream outlet into chaos, knocking several employees to the ground and sending others scurrying atop vending machines to avoid the horde.

When the madness ended, 34-year-old Jdimytai Damour was dead and four shoppers, including a woman eight months pregnant, were injured

PEACE and LOVE, may God be with you Mr. Damour.
Posted by graham4anything | Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:30 PM (3 replies)
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