Empty suit gets nailed for shaming D's that are "too far left"

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/16/left-twitter-responds-viral...

Left Twitter Responds With Viral #TooFarLeft Hashtag After Obama Counsels Democrats to Tamp Down Progressive Ambitions

"I launched the #TooFarLeft tag," declared Peter Daou, "because I've had it with Republicans, media elites, and corporate Dems enabling fascists while denigrating those who seek economic and social justice as 'too far left.' I'd like to ONCE hear them complain America is too far right."

Good on you Daou!

The rest of the tweets are pretty good also.*yahoo* YahooYahooYahooYahoo

According to the New York Times, which first reported on Obama's "too far left" advice:

While Mr. Obama did not single out any specific primary candidate or policy proposal, he cautioned that the universe of voters that could support a Democratic candidate—Democrats, independents and moderate Republicans—are not driven by the same views reflected on "certain left-leaning Twitter feeds" or "the activist wing of our party."

"Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision we also have to be rooted in reality," Mr. Obama said. "The average American doesn't think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it."

More tweets follow

TOO. FAR. LEFT.

I launched the #TooFarLeft tag because I've had it with Republicans, media elites, and corporate Dems enabling fascists while denigrating those who seek economic and social justice as "too far left."

I'd like to ONCE hear them complain America is too far right.

— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) November 16, 2019

When the Founders called for revolution they were #TooFarLeft.

When Harriet Tubman fought for her freedom she was #TooFarLeft.

When unions demanded an 8-hour workday and weekends off they were #TooFarLeft.

When women demanded the right to vote they were #TooFarLeft.

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"I got mine."

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

@Pricknick would work every time Omnishambles Clinton said something too. Thank you for the laugh!

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Obama calls out @MSDNCNews, warns Americans of the dangers of listening to “certain left-leaning twitter feeds” or “the activist wing of our party.”

Are the 1,000 State House seats lost under Obama proof that he knows what’s best for the party?https://t.co/dh9B0aOwjL

— MSDNC (@MSDNCNews) November 16, 2019

Oh Barry https://t.co/STiiXpi533

— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) November 16, 2019

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What if the impeachment of tRumpolini is meant
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@ggersh

Barry Obama: the black Goldwater.

(Apologies to Barry Goldwater's memory!)

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@lotlizard @lotlizard and not dwell on the ramifications.
There is only so much betrayal I can take before I just shut it all down.
I will; renew my betrayal level during the night, start all over again tomorrow, because it will come, and I must be rested, as that might not always be an option.
Shoring up by rest and resolve, as it were.

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more than I hate Shillary or Trump.

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@lizzyh7

Except the Bushes, of course. Her bosom friends.

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@boriscleto @boriscleto

You had to remind me.

When he dies, I'm going to play "Joe the Wrangler" in his honor:

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal https://bradblog.com/?p=13203#more-13203

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trump will be amerika's last president

What if the impeachment of tRumpolini is meant
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elections = tptb excuse for sayin ameriKa is a
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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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Mr. Obama, best bro of bankers, evidently spoke of those on the left as "the activist wing of our party." Frankly, I don't see an "activist wing" of His party. The only activists of which I'm aware do not walk around with a "D" after their names. Certainly not after two terms of "D" Obama.

Barry can pound sand.

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@travelerxxx

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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survival is clearly a #TooFarLeft option.

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"I was Zuckerberging people before Zuckerberg's balls dropped." -- the Devil, on "Rick and Morty"

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But Obama was the biggest con man of all. He never even tried because he never ever cared. And now he has the unmitigated gall to lecture us, especially the youth of this country whose future he helped to destroy. I despise him.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy

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@gulfgal98

... especially the youth of this country whose future he helped to destroy.

It's our youth I worry about the most.

Due to their age at the time, some of our youngest citizens, Generation Z and those in the youngest ranks of Millennials, may not have been following as closely when Obama was in office and may not have noticed (or know of) the most egregious of his sins and/or lies. Gawd knows the present-day mass media isn't going to inform them of what he really did.

Not that our younger brothers and sisters don't see clearly. I think they see very clearly. However, they are being lied to like everyone else. I see the deflection of "Look! Trump!" used against them to great effect. Of course, it's being used against us all.

Many of us are of an age when we experienced the Obama administration day-to-day. It's up to us to tell the tale when the media attempts to put that halo on him and his administration. C99 is good at this and needs to keep the pressure on the liars and those attempting to place Obama on some high pedestal. He doesn't deserve idolization. The man sold us out and deserves scorn.

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@gulfgal98
considering that we also had Bill Clinton.

But Obama was the biggest con man of all.

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"Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep."
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"If you want revolution, be it."
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@Centaurea
That's saying something.

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Sanders-Gabbard 2020 !

@gulfgal98
I watched a lot of the first inauguration with such joy, hope and relief. I so clearly remember Pete Seeger playing and singing all the verses of This Land Is Your Land.
I believed that a new era was coming because I did not follow clues that would have indicated part of that idea was a sham.
Then, as he consolidated more power in the Executive, I knew I had been more than a fool and he was an outstanding tool for oligarchs.

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@Will Rogers Guthrie

with Pete Seeger and Rev. Eugene Robinson relegated to the pre-game show, while Establishment toadies, some token celebrities, and homophobic ranter Rick Warren ran the main event.

I haven't forgotten that. Or forgiven it.

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

@TheOtherMaven of Warren was an embarrassing off-sounding note then, and even more embarrassing today.

BHO was extraordinarily naive about his ability to bridge the political divide with his lofty rhetoric and empty symbolic deeds.

Most disappointing prez in my lifetime -- easily surpassing Jimmy the C.

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@wokkamile

BHO was extraordinarily naive about his ability to bridge the political divide with his lofty rhetoric and empty symbolic deeds.

BHO made no attempt to bridge the political divide. The duopoly had the right man, when they picked Obummer. He wasn't going to buck them at all and he didn't.

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@Will Rogers Guthrie Spot on!

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MLK was too far left.

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@on the cusp too far left.

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@on the cusp

that made it possible for Obama to hit the big time was #TooFarLeft.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal Barack Obama is a rather indirect beneficiary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, being the progeny of a world-traveling Kenyan governmental economist father and an anthropologist white mother. He didn't, and doesn't, have that visceral connection to the end of Jim Crow that most African-Americans had and have. Apparently this lack of connection revealed itself now and then when he was President. It no doubt means very little to him that African-American net worth vis-a-vis Euro-American net worth declined rather precipitously during his administration.

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@Cassiodorus

is that without the Civil Rights movement, few in white America would even have considered voting for a Black man for President.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

I understand he says he’s had a change of heart or something but so did David Brock.

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@Dr. John Carpenter but I can understand your perspective. The differences for me are that David Brock has never admitted that he made an error of judgement, and I don't think Daou has ever sunk to the low depths that Brock has. I think the real test will be whether Daou hits the airwaves or canvassing events for Bernie.

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@Le Frog

When he started Media Matters. His whole trip was that he had been a bad, bad Republican but had seen the light.

I actually bought it and donated money to his unregenerate ass.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal @Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal never backpedaled on supporting Hillary Clinton, to my knowledge, the way Daou has talked about supporting Bernie Sanders now. I don't see Brock founding Media Matters and Daou supporting Bernie Sanders now as the same thing.

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@Le Frog u expect DB to apologize for backing Hillary? In what respect -- her campaign, on ideological grounds as too centrist, his aggressive campaign online for her? He did play a major role for the Rs in their VRWC against the Clintons in the 90s.

DB it seems has traveled quite a distance politically. I'll settle for him renouncing his neo-fascist work for the GOP. Way too much to expect he should travel still further and fully embrace the progressive left wing.

Daou by contrast has had a shorter distance to travel ideologically. Good for him, he's seen the error of his ways, but he's not quite in DB's league as a major party shifter.

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@wokkamile

fully embrace the progressive left wing. The problem with Brock is that he is a Karl Rove-style operative who profits from his ability to subvert and poison political conversations between American citizens, hiring people, and probably also inventing "people," to misinform, sow discord and destroy reputations, with the ultimate result that political conversation in the public sphere is so toxic that people tend to abandon it en masse, while those who don't experience such pain that the American Psychological Association had to invent and publish guidelines for dealing with the election so as not to experience unbearable levels of stress.

Brock isn't responsible for the entirety of that, but he's a happy, wealthy cog in that infernal machine. I don't actually care whether or not he thinks Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan are swell, nor whether he thinks Bobby Kennedy and George McGovern are heroes, pathetic failures, or even Communist agents. He deserves contempt, not for his place on the right vs left political spectrum, but for his place on the populist vs authoritarian political spectrum--particularly since he often accomplishes his sordid aims through lies.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

@Le Frog @Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal CSTMS explained it a little better. I was referring to the way Brock had a “change of heart” about the Reps and many on the left assumed he was on their side. At the first end of the day, he really hadn’t changed at all.

It’s not a 1:1 comparison, but Brock was after the Clintons like Daou was Sanders. I trust them about the same.

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@Dr. John Carpenter

I've had enough controlled opposition for a lifetime.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

".. where we say, ‘Tough shit.' "

There. Fixed it.

Oops. Wrong location in thread.

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that’s not a criticism to the activist wing. Their job is to poke and prod and text and inspire and motivate. But the candidate’s job, whoever that ends up being, is to ignore them

I think it is very important to all the candidates who are running, at every level, to pay some attention to where donors actually are, and how they think about their lives

One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States ... is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, ‘Oh, I’m sorry, this is right'

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@Shahryar I cannot believe he said a candidate should ignore them...as a damn JOB QUALIFICATION AND OBLIGATION.
We activists poke and prod as a job, they have the JOB of ignoring us?
REALLY?
I can't make sense of that last clip.
But I know I was told by my local Democratic Chairman that putting up a sign for him was dangerous, and I fucking did it anyway. I put myself at personal risk for him.
He is beyond rat bastard, and all the way to no good mother fucker.

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@on the cusp

to reflect his actual meaning.

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@Shahryar and had read them elsewhere. Just didn't quite understand the 3rd one.
My new pejorative of him still stands just based upon the first and second clips.
I can't emphasize enough...the headquarters of the KKK is 45 miles from me.
Not him. ME.

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@on the cusp

One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States ... is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, ‘Oh, I’m sorry, this is how it’s going to be.’

His comment makes no sense, even standing by itself.

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@Shahryar that it NEVER goes in the direction of the lefties.
10 years of higher education, and I have no idea the meaning or implications of that statement.
But the people in the audience did.
It's a Big Club, and we ain't in it.

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@Shahryar

But the candidate’s job, whoever that ends up being, is to ignore them

I'm not sure President Obama understands what a republic is. That's understandable; after all, it's been so long since he lived in one.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal

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that we caught onto the game in the 2016 election, thus the result. He has that deer in the headlights look about him, knowing we are rejecting the game. He is begging us not to reject the game, but we are.

The game is up, Mr. Obama. You exposed it for what it was and Herr Drumpf is putting it on display.

The game is over. Pleasantry

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@Raggedy Ann

The game is up, Mr. Obama. You exposed it for what it was and Herr Drumpf is putting it on display.

The game is over.

That Trump followed his presidency must fry him. He thought he had rigged it enough for his legacy to live on through Herheinous, but instead Trump beat her. LMAO!, Barry. Another legacy is that he will be known as the president who could have been.

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@snoopydawg

he will be known as the president who could have been

That he will be known as one who might have been and is confirmed as a has been.
Just another in line of the spoils that power insures.

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@Pricknick  
Nothing like money to assuage a bruised ego.

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@Pricknick

positive change.

Instead he'll go down in history as a bigger liar and con man than Nixon.

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remember folks this is about my "legacy"

just have to say, fuck him and his legacy

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trump will be amerika's last president

What if the impeachment of tRumpolini is meant
to destroy the D party, makes sense doesn't it?

elections = tptb excuse for sayin ameriKa is a
democracy

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@ggersh The sudden appearance of the scolding Obama is his effort to protect his legacy as he sees it, not as how it really was to the vast majority of Americans. He offered up to destroy the social safety net on more than one time. The irony stings. Obama = cynicism and it is not wearing well.

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"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy

@ggersh
in order to build a temple to the great god Obama.

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Sanders-Gabbard 2020 !

His legacy is out there, forever.
He cannot rehabilitate himself.
I want him to just go away and enjoy time with Branson.

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Obama is a POSER who protected Wall-Street while he sold out Main Street. He INSULATED & ELEVATED criminal bankers & left working class Americans to drown in debt & despair. His FAILURE TO Fight for the most vulnerable among us caused the resentment that eventually elected Trump.

Obama should be just as embarrassed to speak out as Hillary should be. Both are huge losers.

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@snoopydawg be embarrassed as well to serve up that tripe.

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I couldn't listen to the end because I can't stand to hear his voice. Got this way with Bush too, but Barry makes my skin crawl. So much for party unity huh? No you can't!

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"The average American doesn't think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it."

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal

we don't have to tear anything down, but build on what other countries have done. BTW. Warren has back tracked on her plan for MFA. She is now saying that she will start doing it during her 3rd year. Yippee. It already takes 10 years to implement, but now it's going to take 13. Sure, Liz. It'll be done 5 years after you leave office. Yeah I'm buying that. Hey. Maybe she is going to spend 3 years rolling back the pay go bill. Grrr. Anyone that falls for her deserves to get duped as they will.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
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@snoopydawg What is really up with these Democrats who are supposed to be liberal by definition?

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@on the cusp

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal
The average american thinks not of what their country can do for them or what they can do for their country.
Survival, alone, is a major goal for the many.

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@Pricknick

for the reasons you describe. But if you got a person for a few minutes by themselves and asked them whether they thought the whole American system needed to be torn down or not, I think a surprising number of them would say yes. And not just the far right either.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal
Since Reagan the GOP has sought little else but to diminish and eliminate the ability of government to act in the interest of the general citizenry.

And under Clinton through Obama and to the present day they have done so with the full-throated support of the Democratic Party.

It is long past time to start re-building the government from one "small enough to drown in a bathtub." The demolition is a fait accompli.

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@OzoneTom

I'm talking about tearing down.

The American system you're talking about, which began to be demolished in the late 70's, is gone (like you say). Not that there aren't some remnants here and there to let you know the system once existed. But it could be argued that the only place that that America remains is in the memories and assumptions of its inhabitants. And the powerful have got a plan for that, to quote a phrase. The plan is well underway, too. That's one thing accomplished by the Trump vs Hillary contest. The battle to shift American perception and belief to the support of fascism took a giant leap forward in 2016. Several concepts have been culturally erased and replaced with (apparently unquestionable) new beliefs and customs.

I'm talking about tearing down the system we've been living in for the past forty years.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal
And the current gimmicky sham system will be displaced as a more just system is constructed.

For instance, many of Senator Sanders proposals to rebuild do depend on uprooting large parts of the current system and re-allocating power away from the kleptocracy.

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal If we had acted sooner, that may have been true, but things are cannonballing so fast that radical change is the only way out. And it still might not be enough.

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They say that life's a game and then they take the board away
They give you masks and costumes and an outline of the story
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@Johnny Q  
instead of “cannonballing” and immediately wanted to compliment you on an apt turn of phrase, capturing the feeling that average Americans are gradually being eaten alive.

things are cannonballing cannibalizing so fast that radical change is the only way out

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@Johnny Q

(whatever the hell that is) thinks that "the whole system doesn't need to be torn down." I think a lot more people think the whole thing needs to be torn down than Obama is admitting.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

lotlizard's picture

@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal  
that average Americans in the Rust Belt jolly well do want to tear down (or “blow up”) the whole [family-friendly blogging] system.

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enhydra lutris's picture

the mere non-conservative segment of the populace is #TooFarLeft, everybody to the left of Mussolini is.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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is #TooFarLeft.

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@earthling1

is also, apparently, #TooFarLeft.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

snoopydawg's picture

is that Obama himself ran on the same positions that he is now saying are too far left. Remember when he said that he would pass single payer? I sure as hell do. But once he got elected and the sellout began he wouldn't allow anyone advocating that in the room with him and the insurance execs. What a total hypocrite.

*thinking* is my Twitter feed "left leaning" enough to be hated on by obama?

also, this is typical of the "pull your pants up, don't boo...vote" presidential paternalism that defined his posture towards young black people expressing very HUMAN anger and disappointment

THIS:

Obama speaks to club of “wealthy liberals who donate hundreds of thousands of dollars a year” and says things like universal health care are too leftist. Can we finally end the bullshit of Obama being anything other than a weak, status quo centrist?

YES WE CAN!

Some great comments here from the article. There are 231 and every one is ripping his a$$ off.

Obama still managed to appoint the right wing epic prick Alan Simpson to head his Cat Food Commission and then was set to implement the Chained CPI before sufficient backlash made it politically unfeasible. This week, the news that Corporate State Democrats in the Senate effectively sabotaged Medicare for All, and made it virtually a given that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid will be cut must have made Obama very very satisfied. Probably was inspired to go to an expensive restaurant to celebrate. I’m sure the multi-million dollar couple make a big splash wherever they go.

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Daenerys's picture

@snoopydawg he had no intention of ever passing them in the first place?

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This shit is bananas.

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"When I talk about healthcare being a human right," he added, "and ending the embarrassment of America being the only major country on Earth that does not guarantee healthcare to every man, woman, and child—that's not tearing down the system. That's doing what we should have done 30 year ago through Medicare for All."

This is from the article where Bernie is asked if Barry was wrong to deport 3 million people. His response was, YES.

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@snoopydawg

No, Bernie, it IS tearing down the system. It's tearing down the system of for-profit healthcare, and it's about goddamned time.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
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Obama did not really care about regular Americans past tricking them in to voting for him. Obama could have been the next Martin Luther King. Instead he decided to be a cross between JayZ and Deval Patrick. The rich rock star appealed more to his real inner self than actually taking the opportunity presented and be a savior to the people. He chose to be the savior to Wall St. instead of Main St. That was what he wanted to be. His legacy should be that he gave us Trump, and Libya. He should spend the rest of his life getting Libya back to where it was before he authorized its destruction. Or be banished to his $15 mil place on Martha's Vineyard. He said he would take personal offense if we didn't vote for his choice. Can't he go be offended somewhere?

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jwa13's picture

December 2008 or so, I believe it was; Goldman Sucks alums, and carryover Bushies/Reaganites one&all; and I knew then that we were screwwwwed.

Didn't bother with much of the O'Bummer tenure after that; pretty clear what was going on.

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When Cicero had finished speaking, the people said “How well he spoke”.
When Demosthenes had finished speaking, the people said “Let us march”.

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@jwa13

And most of the retreads from the banking industry that setup the economic crash in the first place.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
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