Thursday, June 23, 2011


Obama 1

Sanctimonious Purists, Nothing:

Who do these arrogant Morons think put them in the White House??

Check out this Exchange Between Dana Milbank and Cenk Uyger tonight on Cenk's show:

Cenk Uygur: (To Michael Steele) "My problem is with the democrats because they won't kick the Republicans' ass. They've got the american people behind them why won't they go and fight? Because It looks like their hearts Not into it. The Majority of Americans want to raise taxes on the rich. If you raise taxes on the rich you create 23 Million jobs under Clinton if you lower taxes as Bush did, you Lose 1 million jobs over ten years, I've got the facts I've got the American People I want to fight why doesn't the White House?
....Here's what everybody always tells me on the Republican side: If We Just Cut Taxes, the economy is not gonna be broke, but we DID, we cut taxes for Ten Years and it Tanked! You guys were WRONG! I wish the Democrats would actually make that case, I gotta go to Dana, Dana when you look at the Democratic side isn't the real problem they don't really believe any of this, I mean they never take the fight to 'em look at Mark Warner, sayings he wants to CUT corporate taxes, is that what we're gonna get at the end is this all just Kabuki Theater, and at the end all the Democrats and Republicans have made a secret deal anyway then they're gonna come out and say yeah we're gonna raise the debt ceiling and by the way we're gonna lower corporate taxes?"

Dana Milbank: "the silliest part of all of this is the democrats don't even have to be on this position of raising taxes for anybody they can just say 'look we're just getting rid of all these loopholes' and if you do that you can actually LOWER taxes for everybody but what I don't understand here is it does seem that Obama is almost sticking it to the left here almost like it's some humiliation here and its been going on with the budget talks with taxcuts it's going on with Libya it's going on with Afghanistan you can see that the Democratic members particularly in the House are just Livid with what's going on but they feel powerless there's nothing they can do they can't challenge him and so they can scream and yell like Bernie Sanders did but ultimately they're stuck, and they really can't persuade this White House."

Cenk: "They're stuck with a Democratic President who isn't really progressive and as you said he's almost rubbing it in their face, Alright That's GREAT, I LOVE being stuck that way, so and by the way I bet that really works out for him when he's looking for Votes. Yeah,That's a great winning strategy."

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


In the wake of Bin Laden's killing, Republicans simply don't know whether to shit or go blind. Douglas Feith is falling all over himself trying to explain the Neo Con rationale for giving Bush any credit at ALL for Obama's recent accomplishments.

I would also Like to give George Bush Credit.

Thank you SO Much, Dumbya, for effectively rehabilitating the Democratic Party, despite all of its bumbling stumbling and fumbling over the past two and a half years, through your sheer ineptitude, criminality, and hubris.

The GOP has effectively transformed Obama from nutty (detached) professor into a more muscular and intellectual version of Cliff Huxtable, with possibly a better smile and sense of humor. But Don't fuck with Dad, he'll deep six you with a devil may care grin..

Having allowed the greatest loss of life on American Soil since Pearl Harbor, Dubya's subsequent lack of concern regarding Bin Laden's whereabouts (Tora Bora, anyone?), when combined with the behavior of extremist Governors and the Ryan Budget Plan at the national level, adds up to an Obama victory in 2012. This despite the traitorous Gang of Six, and an unemployment rate it increasingly appears Republican leaning corporate Boards of Directors are inflating for purely political purposes.

So Once again, Thanks GOP, And to Dubya: Thank you SO Much for those clips. You're the gift that keeps on giving, especially to Democrats. Credit where it's due!

All He Needed was a Wartime Consigliere

....Or as Obama Put it, "Sorry Rahm, you're out.."

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Wisdom is Not Conventional ESPECIALLY in the Beltway

Cenk Uyger's total Dismantling of Peter Morici was the Best instance of the complete Debunking of Standard Beltway Conventional Wisdom I've seen in a LONG time.

In order to maintain "Credibility", and avoid the disapproval of those regarding themselves Serious Moderate Beltway Thinkers (Y'know Clueless Elitist Fuckwads like David Brooks?), many commentators simply Repeat what every other MORON on the Cocktail circuit says. It beats work, and real Journalism can be so impolitic.

Many of these self styled Serious Moderates in the Beltway Commentariat, and a few "Professional Liberals", are content to have a Republican on just so they can point and laugh in an effort to make themselves look Intelligent. (Right, Tweety?)

These self styled "Serious Moderates" are Loathe to truly distance themselves from the Conventional Wisdom because they know both Democrats and Republicans accept the same fundamentally false premises, and God Forbid they really embarass anyone!

As for confronting the DINO's accepting every piece of flawed logic, every well publicized false premise in the name of Political Expediency, well, we ALL have to make cynical political calculations occasionally. It's called "Realpolitik".

After all, if we're too critical of rhe democratic leadership, We Might hurt Obama's chances of Reelection in 2012, and we can't have THAT. Think of the Supreme Court...

This sort of twisted rationalization creates the perfect environment for the subsequent CAVE IN the Democrats specialize in, after all, no one will confront them on their acceptance of Frank Luntz Approved focus group tested memes created on 'K' Street, as long as they all parrot the same tired line of bullshit. And why risk the approbation of the Cocktail Circuit? Roger Ailes isn't the only one getting the memo. This is why it is my opinion that the "Mainstream" Media is even more dangerous than Propagandists like Fox. Crediblity can be dangerous.

Which brings me back to Morici.

Unless these purveyors of Beltway Common Wisdom are openly confronted on their false assumptions, and on their complete deference to the same corporate interests promoting the Republicans, we'll have to live with the consequences of One Party Rule. Cenk performed a public service tonight. I just wish more self identified Liberal Democrats would stand on principle and do the same thing.

*(I'm looking at You Thom Hartmann, and You Randi Rhodes, and You Stephanie Miller...Thank Dog for Mike Malloy and Cenk Uyger).

Monday, February 28, 2011


More would blame Congressional GOP than President Obama for gov't shutdown

"Feelings are a lot more closely divided on the first question, though: Overall, 35% would blame President Obama more for a shutdown, while 41% would find greater fault with Congressional Republicans. The D vs. R divide on this one is predictable, but notably, independents narrowly side against the GOP, 38-33, and self-described moderates blame the GOP even more, by a 48-22 margin.
It's also a good reason to be skeptical of The Hill's new poll, which asked a question similar to our own. The Hill used Pulse Opinion Research - aka New Rasmussen. POR is an outfit that Rasmussen pushed out last cycle, which allows anyone with a credit card to commission an automated survey. As Mark Blumenthal explained, "While the questions asked on specific surveys may differ, the underlying methodology used by Fox/Pulse and Rasmussen are essentially identical." The Hill doesn't seem to have made their question wording publicly available - all they say is that 29% of likely voters "would blame Democrats for a government shutdown," while 23% "would blame Republicans."


President Obama said he'd put on his Most Comfortable Shoes and walk the Line in Support of Unions. Why hasn't President Obama gone to Wisconsin Yet? Since I would NEVER Doubt his Sincerity, Obviously it MUST be because he hasn't found a suitable pair of shoes. We Must Help the President Support the Union Movement. Please, Send those comfortable old Shoes NOW!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

"I will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America!!!" - Barack Obama

by Duane S. Vogel on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 8:42pm

"To Pretend this is about a Fiscal Crisis when it's about Wisconsin, is Mularkey" - Shepard Smith on Fox last night

" the President made clear in his interview with a Wisconsin television station, he firmly believes that state legislatures and governors need to address their fiscal issues, just as he is working with Congress to address fiscal problems at the federal level. His view is that it is important that everyone work together towards that goal; that public sector employees obviously have to tighten their belts, others have to tighten their belts, but that this should not be an effort that goes after some of the fundamental rights of collective bargaining in the name of reducing the deficit"---- Press Secretary Jay (Mularkey) Carney

Will Obama Find Those Shoes?

"And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner"

Obama Has No Plans To Visit Wisconsin

WASHINGTON -- President Obama has no current plans to visit Wisconsin despite pledging as a presidential candidate to âwalk on that picket lineâ should workers be denied bargaining rights.

If He Doesn't Find Comfortable Shoes For Walking The Line in Support of Unions, He Had Better Have His Walking Shoes Ready in '12.

Will Obama Find Those Shoes?

By: Michael Monk Thursday February 24, 2011 8:17 am

In the “flashback quote of the day” at Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire, he highlights words from candidate Barack Obama, made in a 2007 speech (and referenced in Slate). That quote is as follows (spoken word differs slightly from the prepared text quoted by others, what follows is transcribed from the video):

"And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner."

Well, will we see it? Or will it end up like the closing of Guantanamo Bay, a public option, or restoring constitutional checks and balances? He has given credence lately to false framing from the right with his freezing of pay of government workers, extention of the Bush tax cuts, a “deficit commission,” more budget cutting, and lip service to looking into deregulation when deregulation led us to financial collapse. Will he find those shoes?

Social Contract? We Don't Need No Stinking Social Contract!

Now that it's become obvious that Scott Walker is nothing more than a thug, an extension of the Corporatist Scumbag Koch Brothers, and the Fiscal Austerity he's attempting to impose on the people of Wisconsin is nothing but a fraudulent attempt to destroy unions in the name of "fiscal responsibility", can we please DROP this BULLSHIT at the National level?

The curtain has been pulled back, revealing the true face of the Corporatist/Fascist schemers who have systematically expropriated the wealth of the developing world through IMF and World Bank Austerity Programs, redistributing it to the same wealthy western elites now seeking to dismantle the American Welfare State. This was once known as the "Chilean Economic Miracle" as envisioned by Milton Friedman, and described by Naomi Klein in "The Shock Doctrine".

In Wisconsin the fraud has been exposed thanks to the hubris of that Idiot Scott Walker. We can plainly see the tactics of these Fascist Vampires; orchestrate a fiscal (or some other) disaster, and then exploit it to the hilt in the name of theft on a grand scale. At the national level it's just as much of a fraud as it was when orchestrated and implemented by the IMF and World Bank in the developing world.

Why do we have to mobilize in defense of Social Security, despite the fact that it has Nothing to do with the deficit? Meanwhile the very same people we're hoping will defend the social safety net just extended the Idiotic Bush Taxcuts that contributed to the deficit, providing these opportunists with further rationale to cut Everything! Our Tax Dollars bailed out the Wall Street Thieves who crashed the economy, and now our services have to be cut after their lobbying for deregulation and subsequent malfeasance led to this mess? Sounds like a massive redistribution of wealth upward, to me!

Instead of fighting it, the Democratic Party has embraced this ruse, as If These Fascist Leeches will settle for having less than Everything, because they're so Reasonable. But then, they're on the take too. Obama has found his common ground, his consensus. And when the Villagers agree that's all that matters, the hell with the rest of us. We, the 70% ers are just a Focus Group. No surprise that Idiot Stenographers like David Brooks can only regurgitate the Washington Consensus. He and people like him (the Stenographer Elite) have been conditioned to spout this nonsense. It's their job to rationalize this insanity. Milton Friedman's rapacious form of Capitalism is a cancer and must be excised from our democracy or it will continue to metastasize, and destroy us.

There are plenty of other "Scott Walkers" in Washington. Far too many. They're just a little less arrogant and stupid , but no less venal and amoral.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Liberal Attack on Obama's Budget | Mother Jones

The Liberal Attack on Obama's Budget | Mother Jones: "Every proposed cut to necessary programs like Pell Grants and heating for low-income seniors needs to be judged in the context of the unnecessary tax cuts for Wall Street millionaires that passed at the end of last year. Proposing even more tax breaks for Wall Street banks while slashing and burning necessary government programs is right-wing radicalism, and no Democratic president should be part of"