Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search
 

BlueStreak

(8,377 posts)
9. " The war is won at the end." Are we the collaterol damage?
Sun May 26, 2013, 09:12 AM
May 2013

I am not convinced that there is a long game at play here. For several years I wanted to believe that, but all the evidence suggests this guy talks a good story but isn't interested in any action.

Why is Holder still AG? He is the least effective AG in my lifetime. He is there for exactly one reason. Obama wants it that way.

Reagan prosecuted over 1000 banksters after the S&L crisis. The 2008 meltdown was ten times as large, and there hasn't been a single prosecution.

Obama gave a lovely speech about shutting down Gitmo. But he hasn't done a damn thing in 5 years to accomplish that. Why not? Because he doesn't really give a shit about that. he only gave the speech because the hunger strikes have more people asking questions now. Obama could issue waivers to clear out 80 of the prisoners on Monday morning if he wanted to. It doesn't take any Congressional action. He just has to show a court findings that these prisoners are not guilty of any crimes -- and that is exactly what the investigators found. A good percentage of the prisoners at Gitmo today were captured with no evidence whatsoever -- as a result of $5000 bounties paid for people to turn in their enemies. "That guy over there is a terrorist. Thank you for the $5000."

So please spare me the 3-dimensional chess and long-game vision. I'm not buying it.

Will Obama keep validating them? BlueStreak May 2013 #1
i understand what you are saying and tend to agree but... madrchsod May 2013 #2
Enough rope for what? BlueStreak May 2013 #3
Jackie Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Jackie Robinson in the HOF graham4anything May 2013 #4
" The war is won at the end." Are we the collaterol damage? BlueStreak May 2013 #9
I don't leave a baseball game in the 4th inning, do you? graham4anything May 2013 #13
If it looks like the team in intentioanlly throwing the game, yes, I would. BlueStreak May 2013 #17
Obama can work it out w/his buddy Boehner on the golf course next weekend. blkmusclmachine May 2013 #5
You guys are such hypocrites. Dennis Kucinich can sit on Ron Paul's advisory.... Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #6
It isnt the speaking that is the problem. It is the "sharing of mutual political interests" BlueStreak May 2013 #10
"Many people are concerned"? You mean here at DU, right? Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #19
There were 90 million who did not vote. Why was that? BlueStreak May 2013 #22
The point I'm making is your opinion is yours, and ONLY yours. The shit you've made.... Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #23
And likewise, your opinion represents exactly one person. BlueStreak May 2013 #24
Uuuuugh. I had no idea she did that. How could she "Stand with Rand" ??!! SunSeeker May 2013 #20
That's just it. The young people who power these folks don't have a clue. Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #21
She wrote it on a heart, and wrote "love" on her tweet! SunSeeker May 2013 #25
I couldn't agree more. It's obvious Medea has been off her meds for some time now. Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #27
Yes, I've been increasingly uncomfortable with her tactics, but that just sealed it for me. SunSeeker May 2013 #28
Pushing for impeachment would be an enormous mistake for the GOP. ... spin May 2013 #7
The way I see it we have just about three and a half years of this winning to put up with.......... wandy May 2013 #8
But the way Obama deals with it will largely determine our fate in 2016 BlueStreak May 2013 #11
"the nominee for the Scandal Party" - if you beleive that, your perceptions are out of whack. emulatorloo May 2013 #12
I never heard him say that. I heard the opposite. BlueStreak May 2013 #16
I'de like to agree with you. For what it's worth I'de like to see Obama take a ball bat..... wandy May 2013 #14
To some extent, it's just the GOP fighting the last war starroute May 2013 #15
Facebook will keep their base active 4dsc May 2013 #18
Why Haven't Dems fredamae May 2013 #26
Latest Discussions»Issue Forums»Editorials & Other Articles»Can the GOP Keep The Obam...»Reply #9