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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-12-12 05:59 AM
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A very nasty political environment.

It's obvious that the Republican right-wing is at war with this Administration and everything Democratic, including the very word. (Democrat)

With what happened in Wisconsin and what is happening in Florida and elsewhere, their forces are advancing as if it were an actual war. They mean to destroy Obama and the Democratic Party.

We see the purging of voters in Florida and other states not as visible, such as Texas. We see the blatant disrespect for our public workers and our unions. They are using the debt issue, which they created, to destroy the very foundations of our society, the teachers, the firemen, the police. This is a very serious matter.

We cannot depend on the media to inform the people. They are mainly into the entertainment, the horse-race aspect, "he said, she said" type of reporting. There is very little actual honest reporting of what is happening in our country at this time.

Democrats feel the anger and animosity and reflexively fight back with similar tactics that the Repubs are using. It only turns up the heat and there is little light. We must understand the nature of this opponent and not become like them.

This is a battle for the hearts and minds of the American people. It is a propaganda war as much as it is a political struggle. We must keep the facts on our side. We must yield the sword of truth. That is the best weapon we have at this time.
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trueblue2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-14-12 03:48 PM
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1. GOP's will put USA job growth in jeopardy so PRESIDENT OBAMA will not re-electedG
Business Insider Editor Says Mitch McConnell Enforcing GOP Obstruction From Now Until The Election

If revelations about the Republican leaderships Inauguration Day meeting to plot their return to power via unyielding opposition to everything President Obama would ever try to do in order to fix the economy, or their plainly evident adherence to that strategy, even on policies they thought of themselves, arent enough to wake the political press into reporting that DC gridlock is actually Republican sabotage, maybe this will.

On Fridays Real Time with Bill Maher, Dougherty revealed that a Republican Senator, not a staffer, not a strategist, but an actual US Senator, told him that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had issued sickening marching orders to his caucus. Heres what Dougherty said:

I spoke to a Senator earlier this week, and he told me that, a Republican Senator told me that Mitch McConnell has told his conference that Were not doing anything, we wont make a single move between now and the election, because any move could be risky, and all of the shit is sliding down on President Obama.

So, theyre not going to do anything, theyve talked about this very clearly among themselves.

That jaw-dropper somehow managed to be almost completely unreported, but Thom Hartmann picked up on it, and now, every reporter who covers the Hill ought to be grilling Mitch McConnell about ordering his Senate colleagues to allow the economy to continue foundering, rather than risk improving it. Theres no excuse not to, because they may not watch Real Time, or The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, but they damn sure all read Mediaite.
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-12 02:03 PM
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2. Not surprising, but they're Republicans,
So everyone gives them a free pass.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-12 07:27 PM
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3. mitch mcconnell showed his cards immediately after Obama took office
our job is to make him a one term president
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