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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-02-11 10:13 AM
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40. You can do whatever you like
And you don't need my permission.

This is an exercise in "what if?" and it should be treated that way. I think it's interesting that some of the people who have given the current President well over two years and voiced not a peep of complaint are demanding that *I*, a mere candidate who has not seen her name written in on a single ballot, must provide concrete answers for every problem in my first annoucement.

The implication, as I infer it, is that since Obama couldn't do anything, no one could have. No one on earth. Not a single soul could possibly have changed anything. Now, that to me is a very defeatest attitude, rather akin to WE'RE DOOOOOOOMED!!!!! (some people apparently have never read Douglas Adams and don't understand that whole thing about infinite alternatives or whatever it was.)

First of all, we don't know if Obama even tried to do anything. We certainly didn't see him put on his comfy shoes and walk with the workers. (Yes, yes, I know some of them said they didn't want him there, but do we know if that's an honest answer or covering his ass?) We know he backtracked and backtracked and backtracked on HCR with single payer or a public option or Medicare-for-all. We know these things. We know Gitmo is still open, troops are still in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rich are still getting fabulous tax breaks, etc., etc., etc.

Second of all, I think that putting all our hopes on one person, ignoring that person's failings, and then making excuses for that person's failings (even though those failings don't exist) is all counter-productive. My intention is to initiate a dialogue on these issues, the kind of dialogue that, if a real candidate were expressing them, would generate action on the part of the real candidates.

The real person behind Tansy Gold is not going to run for real office. That takes money, which she doesn't have. It would mean leaving her home where she's comfortable. It would mean exposing skeletons that should rest in peace in her closet. It would mean a real campaign that would cost her her temper, because she really has no patience whatsofuckingever with stupidity and/or rightwing bullshit. Tansy Gold is a comfortable and convenient surrogate.

For those who don't like the idea, hey, folks, just tune out! Put me on ignore so you don't have to be bothered by my threads and posts and journal. But be warned: If you make personal attacks, I will alert on you. The alert button is my very good friend.

Disclaimer right up front:

I do not personally know any DUers; I have spoken on the phone once or twice with one DUer, and several times with another who hasn't posted here in years. I correspond by private email with I think three DUers, none of whom I have ever met. I do not know, nor have I ever been, a moderator on DU. I used to post -- as Tansy Gold -- on another discussion board where I am still registered but I do not post there any longer and probably never will.


Tansy Gold

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