“I want a Public Option,” President Obama says.
“Fuck you, if you wanted it you should have done something about it, punk,” Congress replies.
Funny how perhaps the most popular Dem Pres since Kennedy can’t get what he wants on what was supposed to be THE signature legislation of his administration. Why it is almost as if he didn’t even try!
Drat! Perhaps he is not a savior after all. Perhaps he doesn’t play chess, let alone 11th dimensional chess. Perhaps, despite the guarantees by the fan boyz and girlz who have insisted that he has “GOT THIS” he doesn’t got it at all, or perhaps, he just doesn’t get it. He sure didn’t get what he…and all his supporters who were SO sure that Obama would fix everything if we just laid off of him and gave him time….said he wanted.
Maybe if had actually, ya know, FOUGHT for what he said he wanted….
So let the Spin Begin! Let the excuses flow like wine in the corporate boardrooms as the Insurance Corporations celebrate. Let a thousand rationalizations and justifications bloom in the Halls of Naranjistan….as the American people take it up the ass and the Ruling Class giggles at the naivete of the poor suckers who actually trusted that glossy photos, snappy slogans and cynical promises of Hope would be enough to win the day against their entrenched corruption. As Obama stood on the sidelines of this battle for something, ya know….pretty FUCKING important. The health of the American People. And a vital battle for the end of the Corporate Rule of America.
He’s Got this, alright. He’s got it right where it hurts….
Of course as the Dems continue their decade long tradition of capitulation, corruption and bald faced bribery in the guise of ‘campaign contributions,’ we have no idea what the fuck we just got. Because they also continued their tradition of selling out and caving to their Corporate Masters in the backroom, out of the spotlight. But surprise you bastards, there ARE no backrooms anymore. EVERYONE sees what you just did. Though of course most people will but the okeydoke, fall for the spin, float blissfully on the river denial and Hope that this Change is for the better. Because Obama is president now, so everything is copacetic and y’all should just continue to STFU as you are getting assaulted, ok? We wouldn’t want to rock the boat….when it is sinking so well on its own.
After all, what choice do they have, when they are powerless in the face of corrupt DC politics? what choice did Obama have? We are helpless! we are powerless! And so is the guy who promised he would Change all of this, but that promise doesn’t count, because even though he promised us he would make a difference…he has no power to make a difference over Congress and the Lobbyists! He is just as helpless ….and thus blameless….as we are!!!
Sit down, STFU, eat your shit sandwich and like it.
But for Gods sake, don’t make a fuss! If we make a fuss the
terrorists Republicans will win! If you pressure Obama to fight harder to fulfill his promise of Change…it might hurt his feelings!
If you flex your power as citizens through Internet access, people might think you are RUDE! If they think you are Loud and Rude they will ignore you!
And then where will we be?
If you pressure and criticize president Obama, YOU will be responsible for fucking up HCR. You will make people not like President Obama! YOU will cost us the next election if YOU actually point out that this emperor too has no clothes! So yeah, STFU…at least til we can come up with some good rationalizations of how this was all part of Obama’s master Plan.
There is only one problem.
We are NOT helpless.
We are not powerless.
We do not have to eat shit and like it.
We have the people, the smarts, the tools, and the voices to YELL LOUDER and make ourselves heard. IF we want to. IF there are not some among us who try to destroy Netroots Activism and People Power. IF we realize that the actual issues are FAR more important than whether we are loyal enough to Obama, or if we are “too harsh” in our criticisms as we apply the political pressure from the Left that can be the difference maker in future battles.
A Clue for those who put protecting the President from criticism above actually fighting for victory on the actual issues: get some fucking perspective.
It is hard and takes a long time to build a movement. It is easy and quick to destroy it, as the movement towards Citizen Activism has been destroyed by a few people at Daily Kos…..people who think that being Loud means you will be ignored…despite all evidence to the contrary, who think that POLITICS is about the feelings of one man. People who are willing to settle for a shit sandwich instead of real change…if that means someone might say something…mean…about their hero.
It is easy to destroy a movement. it is easy to stop change. It is easy to capitulate, in the name of some faux civility and comity and in the name of “protecting a president from his citizens. We have just watched it happening, as Activism has been chased off of Daily Kos in favor of pictures of the Presidents dog.
And this is the result. A few people who put being polite to the President above health care, above Afghanistan…above everything, have destroyed what could be one of the greatest forums for citizen activism in the history of politics. And in the process, they HELPED Congress punk Obama, by silencing the hundreds of thousands of phone calls that COULD have been made. IF they didn;t attack, smear and hound the folks who were willing to stand up and Yell Louder for the Change that they SAY they want…but are unwilling to work for.
STFU, you say, Obama has Got This.
Well now you can see EXACTLY where that leads.
No, the Obamabots are not SOLELY to blame for this debacle, but they sure as hell contributed to it by neutering the activist tool that Daily Kos could be. IF the actual issues were more important to them than “supporting” a president that just got punked because he….like them…is too afraid or too whatever to Stand Up And Fight.
Because we are NOT helpless, not unless we allow ourselves to be, not in point of fact UNLESS we STFU and don;t make our voices heard.
And whether that was what they intended ot not…that is EXACTLY what the Obama “supporters” accomplished in chasing off or beating down all of the actists on Daily Kos.
Good job guys. I can’t WAIT to hear how you spin this into a victory for Obama! I have always enjoyed creative writing.
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