• on a comment on Are the PUMA's with us? over 5 years ago

    many of the other sites have gone downhill. They did such a poor job of dealing with GOP trolls and banning long - time members, their whole environment changed.

    In a way its a good thing.  This campaign has sort of pushed me away from being and active Dem. I've run like a racehorse since 1992 helping the party, then hit a brick wall with the Obama campaign.  Since then I've enjoyed spending more time having a private life and a family.  I don't think I want to go back to Dem Party activism.

  • on a comment on Are the PUMA's with us? over 5 years ago

    which is every bit immoral, abhorrent and destructive as racism.

    Its ugly resurgence in the ranks of Dem voters and activists is a problem that will have to be dealt with after the election.  At least we know it exists, now, and getting it out in the open helps us deal with it.

  • on a comment on Are the PUMA's with us? over 5 years ago

    I don't think there really are any.  They're a figment of the GOP imagination foisted on overzealous Obama supporters.

  • on a comment on Are the PUMA's with us? over 5 years ago

    They were banned in droves from most of the web sites during the primaries, for nothing more than their support of Hillary.  Bad mistake.

    The online Dem community has probably lost many of them permanently.

    Maybe we should start a new forum after the election.

  • on a comment on Are the PUMA's with us? over 5 years ago

    Most of them were probably GOP backed sites.  Alegre is an exception, however.

  • on a comment on Are the PUMA's with us? over 5 years ago

    I switched my loyalty to Obama when she pulled out of the race.  I'm a Democrat first and foremost.  If you're busy volunteering for Obama's campaign right now, you're probably working side by side with some of the women you insulted.  I'm one of them.

    I've noticed when visiting some of the PUMA blogs recently that they're solidly infected with right wing talking points (ACORN, criticizing Ohio SOS Brunner, etc.) and seem to pick them up right on schedule just as they hit the internet.

    From my observations, most of the web sites that became a haven for Clinton supporters during the primary when they were booted from Dem political forums (big mistake)were faux Hillary sites run by GOP operatives.

    Sadly, many Dem forums like DU and DailyKos, fell for the GOP dirty tricks and ended up booting loyal Dem Hillary supporters right into the GOP tricksters' waiting arms.  MyDD was one of the few sanctuaries.  Most of us were too savvy to fall for the faux Hillary supporter web sites, but I'll guarantee you, Dems probably lost quite a few new and independent women voters to this scam.

    Words of wisdom to the Dem forums for next time. Don't ever do a massive purge of Dem voters just because they don't support your primary candidates and don't let GOP tricksters lure you into the trap again.  

  • They're interviewing this clown on MSNBC right now. He opposes Social Security (for himself and his retired parents, too).  Prefers to invest his money for retirement in the stock market (he can do that, its called a 401 K) He hates the government, doesn't want anyone "telling him what to do".

    He's an immature fool and doesn't represent average Americans.  He does seem to be a Rove plant, why else would the media be covering him so much.

  • comment on a post 11/5/08: Democrats Lose Florida Congressional Seat over 5 years ago

    Apparently, instead of backing a Dem candidate, Dave Lutrin

    http://firedoglake.com/2007/01/06/blue-a merica-from-the-swamps-of-florida-politi cs-please-welcome-a-true-believer-david- lutrin/

    Rahm Emmanuel convinced a GOP millionaire, Mahoney, to run for the seat instead.

    Good choice, Rahm. <sarcasm>

    I'm praying for new Dem leadership in the House & Senate after the election, and the first on my list to be replaced is Emmanuel.

  • comment on a post 11/5/08: Democrats Lose Florida Congressional Seat over 5 years ago

    Less likely to have these kinds of problems. Women politicians are less likely to develop the big ego that leads to this kind of stupidity.

    Simple rules for politicians:

    Keep your hand out of the till

    Don't drink (etc.) during business

    Keep your pants zipped

  • on a comment on Shrill Wins! over 5 years ago

    rather old-school, pro-deregulation.

  • on a comment on Shrill Wins! over 5 years ago

    and I would hope Obama has learned a few lessons in the past week about the perils of unfettered globalization and laissez faire capitalism.  They're bright, glittery toys that some Dems like to play with, but they have sharp edges and shatter easily.

    Obama would also do well to take Krugman's sage advice regarding health care reform and the need to advance a plan that requires universal coverage.  Leaving health care coverage voluntary with large numbers of uninsured is just as hazardous to the entire health care system as sub-prime mortgages.

  • comment on a post Paul Krugman wins Nobel Prize over 5 years ago

    were spot on:

    "It's hard to avoid the sense that Mr. Paulson's initial response was distorted by ideology. Remember, he works for an administration whose philosophy of government can be summed up as "private good, public bad," which must have made it hard to face up to the need for partial government ownership of the financial sector.

    I also wonder how much the Femafication of government under President Bush contributed to Mr. Paulson's fumble. All across the executive branch, knowledgeable professionals have been driven out; there may not have been anyone left at Treasury with the stature and background to tell Mr. Paulson that he wasn't making sense."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/13/opinio n/13krugman.html?ref=opinion

    Can't help but believe the Nobel Prize committee were making a strong statement.

  • on a comment on Open Thread over 5 years ago

    Republicans have been the party of bad ideas and Reagan was just a very effective snake oil salesman.

     

  • comment on a post Paul Krugman=Nobel PRize over 5 years ago

    This is fantastic!

    I love this headline:

    Bush Critic Krugman Wins 2008 Nobel for Economics

    http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNe ws/idUSLD31939920081013

  • comment on a post Their shell game vs. our fight for survival. over 5 years ago

    on their way out of the White House.

    The leaders on Wall Street who, as Norquist so aptly put it, think the US government needs to be drowned in the proverbial bathtub, saw this coming. They're not seeking a solution, they're simply trying to find more ways to extract money from taxpayers while they can.

    On MTP today, Corzine implied that the credit crunch has as much to do with lack of faith of the other nations in Bushco/ GOP's willingness to take rational corrective action.  

    Rob Portman's arguments aren't based on sound economic policy, the're based on nut-job conservative ideology about "government ownership". (Strange how they didn't have a problem when it came to the Patriot Act and spying on citizens).

    Bushco knows they have nothing left to lose - the GOP is poised to lose control of the WH and Congress.  They don't care if they take the US economy down with them as long as they can extract as much money from the crisis as possible.

    And the other world economic leaders know it, too.

    Forget trying to have a global economy right now, its not feasible. That's already been proven when the global financial markets ignited and there were no firewalls to stop it.  Until there's a better global economic infrastructure in place, its not going to happen. And you can't build that in the middle of an economic meltdown.

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