you mean if the republicans win

.. dems won’t have any chance of passing their progressive agenda?????

is that what you’re all going on about? if the dems lose… the rethugs are gonna do what?

ladies and gentlemen, i propose the following:

we have all, from tea parties to progressive, been David Kuo’d.

cross posted at dKos

First, and I mean this: THINK ABOUT IT. The Dems almost blew health care in the majority.

I’d say the rethugs seem to be able to stop the Dems whether they are in the minority or majority.

In fact, I remember after the 2006 elections and the dawning realization that Dems were voting for what BushCo wanted.

So. Don’t worry.

If you think for one minute that the rethugs are gonna let the wackos steal their power, you’re mistaken.

If you think for one minute that the Dem pols are gonna let the progressives steal their power, you’re mistaken.

We have been David Kuo’d. The lot of us.

Does this sound vaguely familiar???

In his book, Kuo wrote that White House staffers would roll their eyes at evangelicals, calling them “nuts” and “goofy.”

Asked if that was really the attitude, Kuo tells Stahl, “Oh, absolutely. You name the important Christian leader and I have heard them mocked by serious people in serious places.”

Specifically, Kuo says people in the White House political affairs office referred to Pat Robertson as “insane,” Jerry Falwell as “ridiculous,” and that James Dobson “had to be controlled.” And President Bush, he writes, talked about his compassion agenda, but never really fought for it.

Liberals are f-king retarted

Rahm Emanuel

“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”

The press secretary dismissed the “professional left” in terms very similar to those used by their opponents on the ideological right, saying, “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.”

Of those who complain that Obama caved to centrists on issues such as healthcare reform, Gibbs said: “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.”

Robert Gibbs

I mean really.

if you want to change the game, the board upon which its played, and the rules… then it.is.time.to.play.a different game.



trying to change the game at writing in the rAw

we open on 16 October…

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    • pfiore8 on October 4, 2010 at 6:29 pm
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    writing in the raw

    if we want to change the game, the board upon which its played, and the rules… then it.is.time.to.play.a different game.

    I have funded and published a blog, writing in the raw (WITR). We will formally open on 16 October… but we’re open now for registering members and posting of content

    Here’s an initial sketch of WITR:

    audience: lost souls, displaced democrats/republicans/indies/libs et al, thinkers, construction workers, poets, musicians, housewives, auto mechanics, students, bikers and people with body art, et al

    purpose: positive, restorative ideas… facing the probability of hard choices ahead and constructing ways to move on, rather than continue to hang on; revolutionizing the way we encode information; bringing into view people doing good and big things locally or regionally with very little resource

    looking for: diversity in ideas and ideology. we can’t see the whole thing if we are all looking at it the same way. we need the tension and confrontation of other views. we can’t evolve ideas, solutions, and communication without it.

    content: essays regarding the above, but of course poetry, commentary, rants, raves, stories, art… the creative beat… meta meta meta… in addition:

     -threadbare (weekly column for our grieving selves… our losses or sense of loss; i.e, drowing walruses and polar bears; the a parent, friend or ………)

     -rawthreads (open thread few times daily)

    no boss: I have funded the place and published it, but do not own it (perhaps a few leaders will emerge)… there are very few rules, cause I’m wondering if something can come out of the chaos of it . . . if there is some energy that will put the right people together at the right time to push this life stuff in some other, more positive, fair and sustainable direction.

    teh rulez

    no outing the identity of anyone (unless of course they are public persons or have themselves made their identities public)

    no stalking

    no plagiarism; no copyright infringement

    no threats of violence

    hope to engage in some discussion with you there… pf8

    • Edger on October 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    They won in 2006, and they won in 2008.

  1. They reference the Dali Lama and Ghandi but I have serious problems with each question knowing both “left” and “right” are but mere focus groups to advance the best Satanically evil control mechanisms for “the Illuminati” control freak sociopaths.

    • Eddie C on October 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    First, and I mean this: THINK ABOUT IT. The Dems did blow health care in the majority. Unless you want to call paying exorbitant prices for substandard healthcare and health insurance company expansion under president who vigorously used his executive powers to undermine the public option and sell middle class workers overpriced lack of protection as “Cadillac  Plans” so a tax will stop states from passing further protections because it will raise the rate of state workers “almost blew health care” than I say they blew health care worse than the republicans ever could.

    Second, and I mean this: THINK ABOUT IT. When we say “caved to the center” what are we talking about? Is there about twenty-five zip codes, excluding live-in maids and chauffeurs of course, on one side of center and the other 300 million Americans on the other. Or do we want to believe that Presidential bully pulpit was never all it was cracked up to be and it is really the right wing pundits who get to define the center?

    Third, if they want an apology from people who followed Barack Obama’s instructions to “Make me do the right thing” than they can go fuck themselves.  Due to the fact that I, unlike the Democratic leadership, have a little self respect, I am a proud member of the “enthusiasm gap.” Not that that makes any difference, Republican or Democratic majority, Obama’s next act is the cat food commission.    

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