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megimoo
08-18-2009, 10:02 PM
If Napoleon was right about not interfering with an [in this case political] enemy in the process of destroying itself, this could be a time for Republicans to lay low. According to Ed Schultz, the left could be on the verge of an anti-Obama crack-up.

On his MSNBC show this evening, Schultz said to the face of a senior admin official that the left is seriously considering dumping support for the president.

Schultz's guest was reporter-turned-Obama-spokesman Linda Douglass. The point of Schultz's exercise was to hold Obama's feet to the fire for the way the prez is furiously backpedaling away from his pledge that any health care bill "must" contain a public option.

An agitated Schultz conducted this exchange.

LINDA DOUGLASS: The Democrats are much more unified than the picture you're painting, I think, Ed.

ED SCHULTZ: I hope so.

DOUGLASS: Wanting to coalesce around these principles of lowering costs, expanding coverage, assuring quality, affordable options, protections from the insurance industry. Democrats are absolutely united on these principles.

SCHULTZ: They're not! I've got to challenge you on that. The Democrats are not united! You have a major division here in the Democratic party. The righties aren't causing this. The Democrats, and they're breaking off into different factions here. They're causing this problem. And the president can't seem to get all of his people on the same page after getting a mandate and winning nine Bush states! You've got the liberal left in this country that is seriously considering dumping support for Obama!..


http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2009/08/18/schultz-left-considering-dumping-obama

AmPat
08-18-2009, 10:09 PM
Schultzy is getting loonier by the day. His screed about Conservatives wanting O Blah Blah dead was over the top and just plain stupid. Now this? The left cannot find anybody farther left than the Communist in Chief.:cool:

Teetop
08-18-2009, 11:39 PM
Schultzy is getting loonier by the day. His screed about Conservatives wanting O Blah Blah dead was over the top and just plain stupid. Now this? The left cannot find anybody farther left than the Communist in Chief.:cool:

No kidding.

Funny thing is, some in the democratic party see what's happening and they know they have to try to save themselves. Or, go with the Messiah... :rolleyes:

lacarnut
08-19-2009, 02:04 AM
I believe all this malarky about factions in the Democratic Party is just smoke and mirrors. The left wing loons have no place to go other than to stick with Obummer. They can show their displeasure on an issue or two but the bottom line is that the O is the only game in town for them.

FlaGator
08-19-2009, 06:19 AM
I am skeptical of all this. The reason they are bailing is that he may toss out the public option which is exactly what a seemingly large number of us want. To restore their votes would be for Obama to avow to something that I think is wrong.