Excerpt: For this basketball-playing president, think
of Mohammad Ali's rope-a-dope gambit - the defensive, seemingly losing
to stay against the ropes, absorbing multiple
blows round after round to exhaust opponents, then win with surgical counterstrikes.
The big problem, especially for shocked supporters,
are twelve months of far more pain than gain. No wonder the left is dispirited
- having to justify all sorts of Bushthink band-aids
for banking, credit cards or health insurance, plus like-mindedness on
bailouts and anti-terrorism. What's creepy is
how grateful is this White House for relative crumbs, in denial its own
vote coalition has gotten repeatedly whacked
by Senate dinosaurs. Promised more health care control, many have less,
those indentured to buy mandatory, inevitably
mediocre insurance or get fined. In the real world, that's pain without
the wobbly triumph of gesture over advance.
Even creepier is the prevalence of administration
rope-a-dope. Voodoo Bush economies put Obama against the ropes, but today's
lender-in-chief is still taking the same punches
from the same Wall Street bullies (add now Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac).
Stranger still, this White House is bewildered
why pained millions are calling for blood, or an ounce of flesh from bankers
riding tax money to big bonuses. Rope-a-dope
only works by exhausting opponents, not revitalizing failed bankers or
failed auto makers, along with fat cat lobbyists
and Senate allies.
So from where is Obama's knockout punch coming?
What tricks can he pull out of his bag to turn things around?
He's so busy trying to reason with rabid, Fascist dogs, he's refusing
to notice that his base is very angry at the lack of change we were
He's down about 25 points in the polls after almost a year.
Where will he be at Christmas 2010?
Excerpt: Jasper Schuringa has been identified as the principal
man who tackled the asshole on Northwest flight 253.
The suspect, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, attempted
to ignite some kind of explosive device between his legs
when Schuringa leaped over the seat and tackled
Mutallab, extinguishing the fire and burning himself in the process.
Schuringa, a video producer and director from
Amsterdam is being hailed as a hero. :
Schuringa said he saw that Abdulmutallab had his
pants open and he was holding a burning object between his legs.
"I pulled the object from him and tried to extinguish
the fire with my hands and threw it away," Schuringa said.
Excerpt: Sarah Palin's daughter has filed for sole custody
of her son with Levi Johnston, according to The Whore AP.
Bristol Palin has reportedly requested full custody
of 1-year-old Tripp with visitation rights for Johnston.
Her request to keep proceedings private was allegedly
denied by a judge.
Johnston reportedly said: "I do not feel protected
against Sarah Palin in a closed proceeding.
I hope that if it is open she will stay out of
it. Bristol's attorney is her attorney."
Excerpt: Consider the president's leadership style, which
has now become clear: deliver a moving speech, move on,
and when push comes to shove, leave it to others
to decide what to do if there's a conflict, because if there's
a conflict, he doesn't want to be anywhere near
Health care is a paradigm case. When the president
went to speak to the Democrats last week on Capitol Hill,
he exhorted them to pass the bill. According
to reports, though, he didn't mention the two issues in the way of doing
the efforts of assholes like Ben Nelson and the
efforts of bought-off Democrats to eliminate any competition for
the insurance companies that pay their campaign
bills. He simply ignored both controversies and exhorted.
This president has a particular aversion to
battling the right, and tends to give in to them. He just can't tolerate conflict, and the result
is that he refuses to lead.
When Obama gives a speech, I change the channel
because I realize he doesn't mean what he says
-- or if he does, he just doesn't have the fire
in his belly to follow through.
If we could get Obama to wake up and come to work, he can still save
But if the Rethugs gain power next November, the Democrats will turn
on Obama in a heartbeat.
Then his last two years will be something that nobody but Rush Limbaugh
wants to see.
Why, Mr. President, do you refuse to come to work?
Excerpt: Washington is one of four states where measures
to legalize and regulate marijuana have been introduced,
and about two dozen other states are considering
bills ranging from medical marijuana to legal possession the herb.
"In terms of state legislatures, this is far and
away the most active year that we've ever seen," said Ethan Nadelmann,
executive director of the New York-based Drug
Policy Alliance, which supports reforming marijuana laws.
"I would say that we are close to the tipping
point," he said. "At this point they are still seen as symbolic bills
to get the conversation going, but at least the
conversation can be a serious one."
Excerpt: On Christmas Day, the Politico ran a piece that
should have rung bells of uniform delight among President's Obama's base.
I dare say, it did not.
"Wielding influence in health care fight" was
a tough, realistic look at the brutal politics of change -- in this case,
of the very
change which liberalism has dreamed of, fought
for, and failed at for nearly a century: a mandated system of (near) universal
Progressive president after progressive president
has struggled with uncooperative Congresses, if not hostile populaces,
this holy legislative grail, and it's not too
much to say that those chief executives have since entered -- because of
though failed they were -- the iconography of
a fawning left.
Now comes Obama, who, it seems at least for the
moment, has succeeded where others only stumbled.
And for this most glorious of liberal accomplishments
this liberal president is vilified by many on the left and dismissed as
a traitorous fiend.
The additional paradox of all this is stunningly
conspicuous: these pertinent points of blurred leftist light have become
to celebrating and enshrining not success, but
failure -- a veritably counterintuitive but self-satisfying ritual -- and,
by now, will accept nothing less."
Aaah … thank goodness there’s a dude here to always
and forever remind everyone
that GIRLS are bad and WEAK, and oooh, nobody
would want to be like one!
Because they fight, y’know, like GIRLS and stuff,
and not like SOLDIERS!
(Because all soldiers are men, right?)
What would men like you do without your handy-dandy
sexism & misogyny?
Why, you’d have to be creative with your similes!
And we can’t have that. Too much work!
Helen in Falls Church
Excerpt: I've been thinking a lot lately about the old
story of the Lady and the Snake. One day, so the story goes, a lady
came across an injured snake. The lady picked
up the snake, brought it home, and nursed it back to health.
One day, the snake bit her in the throat. As
the lady lay dying, she looked bat the snake and said,
"Why did you kill me? I was your friend! I took
care of you!" The snake looked at her and said,
"Lady, you knew I was a snake when you picked
This is how I'm feeling about the President of
the United States these days...
I very much want to keep the Bushian far-right
yahoos out of power next year and in 2012, not out of love
for Obama and the Democrats, but out of simple
fear. I know what the GOP is today, and I'll swallow any
number of jagged little pills to keep all that
from happening again.
But I really don't like getting lied to, especially
after everything this country has been through, after everything
that was done by millions of Americans to clean
house and get this ship of state back to some semblance of stability.
Obviously, a politician telling a lie is not
big news - if you've heard of a politician, odds are that person is a creep
you wouldn't want to be in the same room with
- but Obama's public option canard was exceptionally rank.
I don't remember reading this kind of stories about Clinton.
Why do people feel so personally betrayed by Obama?
Was it because his speeches were designed to make people feel good?
Was it because he promised he wasn't like the other politicians?
Most importantly, does Obama understand the ocean of anger out there?
He seems to think there's no problem and the hard left will always
be with him.
Excerpt: The Democrats claim that their plan moving through
Congress now will pay for itself with higher taxes
and spending cuts and they cite the nonpartisan
Congressional Budget Office for support.
By contrast, when Republicans controlled the House,
Senate and White House in 2003, they overcame
Democratic opposition to add a deficit-financed
prescription drug benefit to Medicare. The program will
cost a half-trillion dollars over 10 years, or
more by some estimates.
With no new taxes or spending offsets accompanying
the Medicare drug program,
the cost has been added to the federal debt.
Some Republicans say they don't believe the CBO's
projections that the health care overhaul will pay for itself.
As for their newfound worries about big government
health expansions, they essentially say: That was then, this is now.
Six years ago, "it was standard practice not to
pay for things," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, (R-Gay).
"We were concerned about it, because it certainly
added to the deficit, no question."
His 2003 vote has been vindicated, Hatch said,
because the prescription drug benefit 'has done a lot of good.'"
...but fixing health care isn't going to "do a lot of good?"
If the Democrats had any brains or balls (Should I bother to finish
this sentence?) they would
shame those bastards into passing health care reform but the idiot
Dems just can't figure it outl.
Good Christ, we have 45 million people with no insurance and that allows
the HC bastards
to charge $60 for an aspiring "because of all those who can't pay."
We have another hundred million or so who pay too much for insurance
and when they need it,
the HC bastards just say, "We're not paying,
sue us if you have a problem with that."
...and the GOP sees trial lawyers as the problem?
The HC bastards have a mob-like monopoly which is a license to steal
idiot Democrats can't make the case that this broken system needs fixing?
"I have taken my Christmas wreath off my house.
I have taken all the lights down. This is supposed to be a nation under
God, and it isn’t. They absolutely have ruined Christmas. And I would like to see every light
in the nation go out, especially in the White House." e
-- Bunny from Kansas, upset that she might be able to afford health care,
"And yet, she had the motor skills to dial
a telephone and broadcast to whoever was listening exactly how stupid she is. In the old
days, it would have taken us weeks to discover how stupid she is."
-- Frances, Link
"Don't get me started. The only two things
keeping Kansas off the bottom of the heap are named Coburn and Inhofe, and "Bunny
from Parsons" lives near their turf."
-- FlownOver, Link
"It's probably a good thing. Bunny probably
would have left the tree up too long, it would have dried out, caught on fire and the socialist fire
department would have had to come rescue her and take her to the hospital where a death panel would
decide if she should be treated or dust-binned with the other undesirables. You dodged a bullet, Bunny!"
-- Cracker Jack, Link
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"Of course it's socialism. These ignorant motherfuckers.
What do they think group insurance is, other than socialism?
Just the idea of buying group insurance! That's fuckin' socialism. That's nothing
-- David Simon, creator of The Wire Link
We've been saying that for years.
We have socialized police, socialized drinking water, socialized
heating in our homes, socialized electricity,
a socialized fire department, a socialized military - even socialized
marriage - and all those things work pretty good.
But socialized medicine?
What are you, gay?
"Let me understand this: One guy from a small
state in New England is going to decide what's good for the health care of 300 million
people? That's our form of government, and I don't get it." "
-- David Simon, on Obama's surrender to Kissyface, Link
They say Obama THANKED Lieberman after he surrendered to the little
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