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Carol
01-27-2011, 12:37 PM
link (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x284492)

LOL. One can't help laughing at this. Of course they claimed that Republicans were "in control" when Democrats had the Presidency, the Congress and the House (by supermajorities no less).

Anytime they can't agree on something (because they are so far to the left) so as to pass a bill that most people don't like....or they don't get 100% of what they want they claim that "Republicans control this country" and whine, whine, whine.......


DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Thu Jan-27-11 11:16 AM
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It amazes me how the Republicans with ONLY control of Congress, now really control this country Updated at 11:16 AM

We get crumbs, the Right gets bailouts. Compromise, bipartisanship, filibusters if we don't give them what they want, and this Administration just ignores the pain the middle class is going through. The Dow hits 12,000, and 10% of the population is out of work, many for years. Obama wants to increase H1B visas, all the promises of corporate reform have been diluted or shelved, the Republicans skillfully blocked most of his agenda in the House and especially the Senate, along with most of his appointments, and nothing was said to the American people about the harm the Right is doing to this country. The general population knows NOTHING of what is going on behind the scenes, NOTHING.

The MSM is compliant to the Right, and the Administration remains silent just plodding along, accepting crumbs from Boner and McConnell while the real important legislation is shelved. And for the most part, the voices of the bums, Christie in NJ, Bachmann in the House, McCain in the Senate, get the attention to divert the focus of America away from the real issues. Jobs and unemployment were not even mentioned in the STOU, all is well, nothing to see here folks, move along. And the Senate leadership put down a revolt to fix the filibuster rules JUST in case we lose in 2012. Just in case. What utter bullshit. That in and of itself should be an indicator of what our party has become.


It used to be you could figure out what was happening and work for better candidates next time. But now, what little real change we hoped for two years ago seems to have been fleeting, and our party embraces the corporations and the wealthy (from which they come). We on the left, the base, have been ignored and pretty much abandoned. But many here will say, what choice do we have, stick with Obama, we'll win in 2012 and make it right again.


I don't think so. We have turned a corner in America, and I don't think we're going back.

If you disagree, I fully understand, you may be way more comfortable and wealthier than I, and happy with the course this country is taking, but for the most part, the working stiff in America has been screwed. And we are worse off for it.


Have a nice day.

ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Thu Jan-27-11 11:22 AM
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2. The Republicans are more powerful than the Democrats. Their strategies work better.

They know how to brand, they know how break the law and not get prosecuted, and they know how to stick together. No. They know what the majority of the people want and don't want and they govern based on conservative beliefs....the same as the majority hold.

randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Thu Jan-27-11 11:30 AM
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5. Part of the problem--continued right wing control of media

Following what many Obama supporters thought of as an important SOTU outlining a future direction for our nation, we have had a full day, so far, of pundification about fringe reactions to the speech by an intellectually challenged representative of a small district in a small state and a failed Governor from an even sparser populated state. Hardly any discussion of key elements of the speech.
It is no wonder the nation is suffering from mass misinformation psychosis.Right. :rolleyes:

defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Thu Jan-27-11 11:34 AM
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6. It's been that way since at least '88 ... Dem majorities meaningless ....

something wrong in the equation? You bet!!

And Obama just did the same thing with his huge mandate -- and a pretty

much collapsed Repug Party --

Obama breathed new life into the Repugs with bipartisanship and cowtowing

to them -- setting up Liebermann as a king maker -- on and on!!

Result -- Democratic majority meaningless for two years!!

Something wrong here -- you bet!!One wonders how they can be so delusional to not see that it is because Obama has been nothing BUT PARTISAN that Republicans were able to come back in 2010 like they did.

WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Thu Jan-27-11 11:35 AM
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7. When the President has no bedrock Democratic principles, it's easy-peasy for them.The old 'Obama right of center' meme.

Dan D. Doty
01-27-2011, 12:52 PM
Two years with total control of Government, and they still have to blame someone else for their f*ck ups.

Moonbats, gotta lov' em :rolleyes:

ralph wiggum
01-27-2011, 01:01 PM
It must hurt to be as stupid as DUmmy DainBramaged is. :rolleyes:

Arroyo_Doble
01-27-2011, 01:04 PM
Wait until Republicans take the Senate in 2012 and change the filibuster rules. That is going to cause some serious howling.

hoplophobe
01-27-2011, 02:23 PM
Obama breathed new life into the Repugs with bipartisanship and cowtowing

to them
President "I won" non-partisan? :rolleyes:

fettpett
01-27-2011, 03:48 PM
Wait until Republicans take the Senate in 2012 and change the filibuster rules. That is going to cause some serious howling.

We tried that, but McCain and Grahman and their coronie's stopped us from doing it

Zathras
01-27-2011, 07:27 PM
Obama breathed new life into the Repugs with bipartisanship and cowtowing to them

:confused: How did towing a female bovine breathe new life into the GOP? :confused:

Arroyo_Doble
01-27-2011, 09:09 PM
We tried that, but McCain and Grahman and their coronie's stopped us from doing it

Good thing too, or we would have been cursed with a fully staffed judicial branch of our government by now.

NJCardFan
01-27-2011, 09:52 PM
When it came to the healthcare debate, if all of you remember, Republicans weren't even invited into the meetings with Obama. And now he talks about working with them. Lying sack of shit that he is.

fettpett
01-27-2011, 09:59 PM
Good thing too, or we would have been cursed with a fully staffed judicial branch of our government by now.

heaven forbid:eek::rolleyes:

FDK
01-27-2011, 10:56 PM
All your gubmint are belong to us. :D

Don't forget what happened in the state houses, Dummies.