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occupyeverywhere Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:12 PM
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Why can't Obama issue a "Chill the fuck out, I got this!" over #occupy?
You know? sit down to a beer summit with some of the protesters. Hear them out. He's been pretty middle of the road over #occupy. Last night he mentioned Occupy and the tea party in the same sentence, so it sounds like he gives them both equal value. That was disappointing.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:14 PM
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1. Perhaps he doesn't care.
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occupyeverywhere Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:15 PM
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3. He probably get's briefed on it.
That would be really irresponsible if he didn't.
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dd2003 Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:32 AM
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20. briefed by the banks
you know the ones who donate millions to him...
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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:15 PM
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2. if OWS would move the protests to the middle of an oil bearing desert, they would be allowed
to protest indefinitely and with the full support and protection of the US government.

as in real estate - location, location, location.......
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:16 PM
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4. Because he serves at the pleasure of the 1%. Seriously, can
you believe the President could appear on a comedy show at exactly the same time his constituents were getting gassed, shot with rubber bullets and beaten down by the cops?

What does that tell you?

Thanks to DUer 'ChandlerJr' for pointing out that juxtaposition of Obama and Leno yucking it up while people were getting shot. Un-fucking-acceptable.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:17 PM
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5. Totally un-fucking-acceptable
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:20 AM
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17. nm, got it.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 12:42 AM by inna
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AngkorWot Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:32 PM
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8. "What does that tell you?"
It tells me that people will complain about everything.
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occupyeverywhere Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:35 AM
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21. I'm wondering if you've ever actually been to Angkor Wat
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AngkorWot Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:45 PM
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29. I'm wondering if you've ever occupied any where.
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occupyeverywhere Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:34 PM
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9. True that
and the fact that he was just across the bay in SF the day of. Sickening. President Milquetoast.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:40 PM
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12. Obama taped Leno's show in the MORNING.
http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/10/president_obama...

You know, before the OWS situation. So instead of engaging in knee-jerk hysterics, maybe you could take a second to read. :eyes:
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:23 AM
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18. Here was my experience: on the TV I saw Obama yucking it
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 12:34 AM by coalition_unwilling
up with Leno. AT EXACTLY THE SAME TIME, on my laptop I watched livestream as flashbang grenades detonated.

At the same time Occupy Oakland was being criminally assaulted by the Oakland Gestapo, Obama was appearing at a $7500/plate dinner right across the bay and couldnt' be bothered to say a fucking thing. Fuck that and fuck you.

You go ahead and justify that to your heart's content. You are a lickspittle and toady for the 1%.

I am so done with Obama and his cohort.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:27 AM
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19. It does paint an awful picture, that contrast.
Simply awful.
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:38 AM
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22. i don't think he likes San Francisco much. - or us, for that matter.

if anyone is to be made an example of, Northern California is in the crosshairs.


..
What the FUCK is *wrong* with this country? (Purely rhetorical.)

:nuke:
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:55 AM
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24. No, you are a useful idiot for the 1%.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 12:58 AM by Starbucks Anarchist
You nutjobs who demand some sort of liberal utopia do nothing but attack Obama based on false evidence (like demanding he talk about the issue hours before it actually happened) and proudly state you won't vote for him, which is an in-kind donation to the GOP, the people who truly side with the 1%. Besides, if Obama did address the issue, you'd claim it was "just a speech."

So go ahead and be "done." The GOP and the Koch Brothers thank you for your support. So fuck you.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:36 AM
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26. For the record, Obama was at the $7500/plate dinner in SF WHILE
protesters in Oakland were being teargassed and otherwise brutalized.

Don't bother replying to this, as you're now on Ignore.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:06 AM
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25. Reminds me of Bush speaking when they had the splitscreen of coffins coming home from Iraq.
Breaks the illusion.

PB
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:18 PM
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:26 PM
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7. Because he would be lying
Edited on Wed Oct-26-11 10:40 PM by Autumn
he don't got this.
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:36 PM
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10. Why do you think he's on your side, and when has he ever stuck his neck out?
Ayn Rand was a hate-filled hypocrite hack of the first order, but she did contribute one concept of note, that of non-contradiction: there are no such things; when encountering a contradiction, examine the premises.

Where did anyone get the idea that Barack Obama was a champion of the little guy in instances that put the ruling elites in peril? Sure, he soft-soaped us and let proxies intimate that he was a progressive, but his record--which was rather long at that point--didn't even hint of such leanings.

Cult. I repeat that: cult.

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occupyeverywhere Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:40 PM
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11. +1
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TNLib Donating Member (683 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:57 PM
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14. +1
nt
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Lizzie Poppet Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:45 AM
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23. Perfectly stated.
The guy developed an embarrassingly slavish cult following, but anyone that thought he was anything other than just another product of the Chicago political machine (and a corporate sock puppet) need to be beaten with a cluestick.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:47 PM
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13. Recced up to 0.
You have violated the Prime Directive.
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occupyeverywhere Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:16 AM
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16. o crap
:rofl:
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:02 PM
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15. He didn't have a beer summit with Tea Party protestor's either.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:10 AM
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:20 AM
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28. He probably felt the time was better spent at fundraisers with wealthy donors.
:shrug:
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:47 PM
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30. which protester would he sit down with? he's doing fine.
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