•   Gee. I almost forgot Democrats calling for Weiner to resign

      Perhaps you would like to explain how a progressive primary challenge would move an entrenched DLC and DSCC to suddenly play nice with progressives. I don't see it. I don't get it. Why I say The Progressive Netroots Suck.

  • comment on a post Obsession with moderates is excessive over 2 years ago

    Defense Secretary Nominee Leon Panetta Says The Huge Defense Budget Isn’t Causing Our Deficits

    During SecDef Confirmation Hearing, Lieberman Makes Sure Panetta Has A Plan To Attack Iran

    Robert Reich | President Obama Must Not Go Over to the Supply Side
  • I am completely baffled why I keep getting these annoying double posts.

  • comment on a post Obsession with moderates is excessive over 2 years ago

     I checked out your blog and found this ridiculous suggestion about the necessity of running a progressive primary challenge against Obama:

    America needs a candidate to do for the nation on a number of issues – chiefly taxes and the relationship between government, business, and individuals – what governor Scott Walker did for Wisconsin on unions. That is, to place the choices clearly in front of people rather than avoid what is really going on.

      I don't know exactly what kind of research firm you work for, but I certainly hope it doesn't include handing out political advice or strategy. Nothing progressives can do is going to get Obama to be anything other than what he is; an unreconstructed conservative Bill Clinton.

      Where on earth did you get the crazy idea that a slightly annoying primary challenge from the left would influence an Administration that is cut from the iconic DLC mold? Are you kidding me? Is this diary supposed to be snark? 

     

  • comment on a post Obsession with moderates is excessive over 2 years ago

     I checked out your blog and found this ridiculous suggestion about the necessity of running a progressive primary challenge against Obama:

    America needs a candidate to do for the nation on a number of issues – chiefly taxes and the relationship between government, business, and individuals – what governor Scott Walker did for Wisconsin on unions. That is, to place the choices clearly in front of people rather than avoid what is really going on.

      I don't know exactly what kind of research firm you work for, but I certainly hope it doesn't include handing out political advice or strategy. Nothing progressives can do is going to get Obama to be anything other than what he is; an unreconstructed conservative Bill Clinton.

      Where on earth did you get the crazy idea that a slightly annoying primary challenge from the left would influence an Administration that is cut from the iconic DLC mold? Are you kidding me? Is this diary supposed to be snark? 

     

  • comment on a post Obsession with moderates is excessive over 2 years ago

      Did you really think this statement through?

    In the 2000 election, the best way for Ralph Nader to have contributed to the politics and policies of the nation was not to have run as an independent, but to have run as a Democrat and challenged Vice President Al Gore in the primaries. Nader would not have won, but his impact would have been positive rather than divisive.

    I guess you haven't heard about the DLC and DCCC, who never saw a corporate right winger willing to pretend they were a Democrat they didn't endorse and give campaign contributions to.

     

  •   If this diary seems a little bit whack, please review this comment.  I'm glad we got that cleared up.

  •   Great idea donkeykong. All we have to do is return to the tax rates of 1950 and all of our problems are solved.

  •   Great idea donkeykong. All we have to do is return to the tax rates of 1950 and all of our problems are solved.

  • comment on a post The Progressive Netroots Suck... over 2 years ago

      Exactly what I was trying to say, but I was a little busy getting drunk and stoned over at The Whiskey Bar at the time. Whooohhh Nellybelle! They've done some redecorating around here.

     Did the netroots get suckered or suckerpunched? I would like to suggest that they became so enamored of their early recognition that they deluded themselves into believing that change would be a lot easier and quicker than it has turned out to be. 

      The early netroots community convinced itself that the average American voter just didin't understand what was really going on. They grossly underestimate the role that identity politics play in the psyche of the dimwitted American voter. 

      In all fairness, even in retrospect, it is astounding just how stupid the average American voter really is. I was personally so deluded that I genuinely believed Bush 43 was going to be the stupidest President in American history. In all honesty, I never would have predicted that someone as stupid as Sarah Palin would become some sort of political icon.

      How is it possible that anyone is buying a book ghostwritten by someone dumber than Joe the plumber? Even P.T. Barnum must be astounded at how many suckers there are in the American electorate.

  • comment on a post GOP Proposes Replacing Social Security With Groupons over 2 years ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report) – As a prominent child psychologist, I know the struggles that parents go through trying to answer their children’s most difficult questions.  “What will happen to me when I die?”  “Why do people I love have to go away?”  “If there is a God, why does He allow so much pain and suffering in the world?”  “Could someone hack my Twitter account and send pictures of my erect penis to everyone in the world?”

    Anecdotally, it’s this last question that parents have been wrestling with the most over the past few days.

  • comment on a post GOP Proposes Replacing Social Security With Groupons over 2 years ago

    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – In a somber Congressional ceremony, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) eulogized the late Dr. Jack Kevorkian today, vowing to “honor his legacy by continuing his good work.”

    “Dr. Kevorkian tried to ease the transition of seniors into the great beyond,” an emotional Rep. Ryan told his colleagues in the House of Representatives.  “Here in Congress, we have the opportunity – one might even say the obligation – to continue Kevorkian’s work on a grander scale.”

  • on a comment on The Progressive Netroots Suck over 2 years ago

    Stinking double post. I hate Bill Gates.

  • comment on a post The Progressive Netroots Suck over 2 years ago

    Just look at what that bastard Markos did:

    The Democratic Party, as Moulitsas has written, is indeed undergoinga comprehensive reformation, as is liberalism in general. At theend of this reformation, what will the left look like? It will looka lot more like the Republican machine that prevailed in Florida.It will be nastier and more ruthless, and less concerned withintellectual or procedural niceties. It will be more of adisciplined movement and less of a collection of idiosyncraticpersonalities.

    Conservatives have crowed for years that they have "won the war ofideas." More often than not, such boasts include a citation ofRichard Weaver's famous dictum, "Ideas have consequences." A war ofideas, though, is not an intellectual process; it is a politicalprocess. As my colleague Leon Wieseltier has written, "[I]f you arechiefly interested in the consequences, then you are not chieflyinterested in the ideas." The netroots, like most of theconservative movement, is interested in the consequences, not theideas. The battle is being joined at last.

     

     

  • comment on a post The Progressive Netroots Suck over 2 years ago

    Just look at what that bastard Markos did:

    The Democratic Party, as Moulitsas has written, is indeed undergoinga comprehensive reformation, as is liberalism in general. At theend of this reformation, what will the left look like? It will looka lot more like the Republican machine that prevailed in Florida.It will be nastier and more ruthless, and less concerned withintellectual or procedural niceties. It will be more of adisciplined movement and less of a collection of idiosyncraticpersonalities.

    Conservatives have crowed for years that they have "won the war ofideas." More often than not, such boasts include a citation ofRichard Weaver's famous dictum, "Ideas have consequences." A war ofideas, though, is not an intellectual process; it is a politicalprocess. As my colleague Leon Wieseltier has written, "[I]f you arechiefly interested in the consequences, then you are not chieflyinterested in the ideas." The netroots, like most of theconservative movement, is interested in the consequences, not theideas. The battle is being joined at last.

     

     

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