The Nerve. The Utter Nerve.


 The utter nerve of President Obama.  The gall of this guy.  Scolding rank and file Democrats for being down and disgusted with the Administration, disgusted with the Democratic Party, when it was the Administration and Democratic Party that’s made rank and file Democrats so damn disgusted.

 Since taking the oath of office Obama’s time and time and time and time again bent over backwards, demonstrated all manner of contortions, to make nice with the very Republicans who have it in for him and have done all in their power, and then some, to undermine whatever tepid initiatives he’s put forth.  But when it comes to the Democratic base, the very ones who put him into office, we get:

. . . watered-down proposals (Single Payer off the table, the Public Option under the bus . . . all to appease Republicans who worked overtime to fuck-over America anyway); we get the same-ol’ same-ol’ when it comes to Justice (why hasn’t the Justice Dept dropped all charges against Don Siegelman and started seriously investigating the chicanery of the Bush BFF’s who persecuted him?); we get Rahm Emanuel calling liberals “fucking retarded”, apparently with Obama’s blessing (no public dressing-down, let alone firing); we get the just-as-petulant Robert Gibbs scolding “the professional left” (where’s my paycheck? I could damn well use one!); and on and on and on . . .

  And rather than taking his own advisers and other hangers-on to “the woodshed,” rather than even considering that we’re disappointed in his obsession with genuflecting to the Great God BiPartisanship (while sticking it to Americans in the process and refusing to FIGHT for the Middle Class), rather than declaring anything like:

 “I messed up.  For a year-and-a-half I actually believed that Capitol Hill Republicans also wanted what was best for America and Americans, just that they advocated a different way of getting there.  Now I realize that I was wrong and they want what’s best for the wealthiest and most mean-spirited of Americans.  I won’t make that mistake again.  Today, I fight them, and fight for the United States of America and her citizens.”



 . . . or rather than saying, with crystal clarity:


“Yes, we will fight like hell to tax Wall Street bonuses by 99% over the next 10 years and if the GOP beats us, then at least Americans will know who stands with them and who stands with the Conscienceless, Rapacious Rich that put all kinds of high finance gambling ahead of their country’s economic well-being!”

. . . rather than any of that, we get scolded.

Screw it.  Oh, and what Bartcop says.*


* h/t to lotlizard; and h/t to nightprowlkitty


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  1. … has a diary up at DK that I thought was interesting.

    Why is the messaging almost identical between Biden and Obama?  Cenk theorizes that they’re setting leftys up to be the scapegoat if they lose the house and/or Senate.

    I’m not sure that’s their reasoning, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s part of their reasoning.  But obviously this is a political strategy, not some off the cuff anger at the left.

    What astonishes me is that so many of the Obamacrats feel they are the keepers of the flame when it comes to “electing Democrats.”  It never occurs to them that their own obstructionism might end up losing Dem votes.

    Ah, it’s such a circus.

    I also believe this “news” is nothing more than a distraction — and a damned good one.  I sure got distracted by it, lol.

    • Wom Bat on September 29, 2010 at 3:51 pm
  2. DADT — no change

    Warrantless wiretaps —- no change

    record pot busts —- yeppers

    Gitmo —– still there

    secret foreign prisons —- ssh its a secret

    indefinite unlawful detentions —- check

    Fishing expeditions on anti war demonstrators —- yeahaw

    and as my sisters ex-(crack head)- boyfriend used to say “Sucking the (devils*insert favorite parties name here) cock”

    Oh and then to blame us, the CITIZENS, the PUBLIC, the TAXPAYERS, his (nominal) BOSSES well Fuck you very much Mr President.

  3. 1. A solemn binding pledge needs to be gotten from every Democratic Senator to end or severely restrict and modify the filibuster should they retain a majority in Congress next session.  Arguing that it’s not realistic to do so in the next session (I understand it can only be done at the beginning of the session) is a non starter.  If the Senate is broken, then you have to fix it.  Endlessly talking about how it’s broken and there’s nothing to be done and how it’s all the Republicans’ fault and the only pragmatic solution is to blame and kvetch is whining, not the other way around.  (That is the defenders whining, not the other way around).

    2. We need to return to the accountability of the wealthy and powerful including former and even present administration officials who broke the law.  These people need to be investigated and put in jail.  This requires a strong Justice Department, one that prioritizes investigating such people.  I understand some investigations have been done and some mid level functionaries have had the process started in terms of facing legal accountability.  But millions of people were defrauded in the housing crisis, by some very high level people.  These people need to go to jail.  And the resources of the Justice Department would be better suited working on this than on defending discriminatory laws against gay people.  That’s a proposal.  The response that it’s not realistic or that some tiny bit has been done is whining, not the other way around.

    3. The claim was made that the HIR reform bill was a “good start”.  Well, then, it needs to be treated as a good start and an effort needs to be made during this administration to add to the HIR law those parts of it that were left out.  Proposing to do that is not whining, arguing it isn’t realistic to attempt it is, or saying there’s too much “on the plate” to return to it is.

    4. The financial reform bill left out one thing which is the very thing that created this crisis in the first place: Trading of derivatives.  Proposing to close this hole is rational and sane, not whining.  Saying that the bill was a good start and saying people who aren’t satisfied with it, because it could allow another fiscal disaster of the type that just occurred aren’t being “pragmatic” is whining, not the other way around.

  4. of Lady Gaga last week on FUSE. She said the same thing about john Lennon who was one of her idols growing up. ‘Where did he get the nerve’ she asked and you could tell she meant political as well as artistic. Where do these rat bastards get the nerve and more importantly why do we allow them to enact this nerve when it is blatantly evil. why do we empower them and kill both literal and societal, the ones like John Lennon or Marin Luther King or RFK or any one who has the nerve to tell it. Instead we worship those who have the nerve to bamboozle our asses.  

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