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 Wednesday,  January 20, 2010  Vol 2457 - Mass acre

Quote of the Day

"I voted for Obama because I wanted change,
  but I don't like the direction he's heading."  
      -- John Trilo, Independent voter,      Link


In Today's Tequila Treehouse...
Arrow Fascist Dog Wins Ted's Seat HOT
Arrow Obama gets Bipartisanship HOT
Arrow Why Coakley Lost HOT
Arrow Obama's Discontents HOT
Arrow No Obama Obits, Please 
Arrow I Miss The Horse 
Arrow Jimmy Page wins UN award 
Arrow Jennie Garth leaves 90210 



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Fascist Dog Wins Ted's Seat
This is what happens when you refuse to fight


In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to defeat Martha Coakley
in an election that left Obama's health care overhaul in doubt and marred the end of his first year in office.

The loss by the once-favored Coakley for the Ted's seat signaled big political problems for the Democrats
this fall when House, Senate and gubernatorial candidates are on the ballot nationwide.

More immediately, Brown will become the 41st Republican in the 100-member Senate, which could allow
the GOP to block the president's health care legislation and the rest of Obama's agenda. Democrats needed
Coakley to win for a 60th vote to thwart Republican filibusters.

That's not true.
What we need is a president who is less accomodating to those who hate his f-ing guts and those who
kinda like him but they know he's a pushover so they make outrageous demands which he then meets.

Democratic fingerpointing began more than a week ago as polls started showing a tight race, with the
White House accusing Coakley of a poor campaign and the Coakley camp laying at some of the blame
on the administration. Obama flew to Boston for last-ditch personal campaigning on Sunday.

I don't know anything about Coakley but I know this election wasn't her fault.

This is what happens when the president refuses to come to work.
I've been screaming about this since August, when Obama went on vacation with our house burning.

Every TV in America was showing angry mobs, screaming that they were "losing their country."
As is his style, Obama stayed out of the fight and turned his presidency over to Reid & Pelosi.

If Obama stays this course, we will lose the House and the Senate in November and, I'm sure they'll 
blame the Clintons for this, somehow.  This train has been coming right at us for six months, but we
believed the White House when they said the teabagger anger wasn't real.

Of course, the teabagger anger is irrational, but it does exist and Obama refused to deal with it.
History is being made right before our eyes.

Will Obama finally decide to fight the enemy?
Or will he stay the course and comdemn us to a Palin presidency?

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Subject: that guy who took Teddy's seat

Hey Bart,

Just curious...

Why is it not up for discussion that Scott Brown posed nude for Cosmo back in the day?

I know it's a little late to matter for the election but isn't this the kind of values (or lack of same)
that our Repug friends get so worked up over? And why are our candidates too nice to bring it up?

Democrats don't believe in listing the facts.
They'd rather lose than do something so ...tawdry.

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Obama gets Bipartisanship
 But it might cost him a second term


It is a truly remarkable feat, in just one year's time, to turn the fear and anger voters felt in 2006 and 2008 at a
Republican Party that had destroyed the economy, redistributed massive amounts of wealth from the middle class
to the richest of the rich and the biggest of big businesses, and waged a trillion-dollar war in the wrong country,
into populist rage at whatever Democrat voters can cast their ballot against.

All of this was completely predictable. And it was predicted.
Bartcop's been writing about it since August, when Obama went on vacation
and chose to ignore the rage of the teabaggers that was on every TV in America..

The President's steadfast refusal to acknowledge that we have a two-party system, his insistence on making destructive
concessions to the same party voters he had sent packing twice in a row in the name of "bipartisanship," and his refusal
ever to utter the words "I am a Democrat" and to articulate what that means, are not among his virtues. We have competing
ideas in a democracy -- and hence competing parties -- for a reason. To paper them over and pretend they do not exist,
particularly when the ideology of one of the parties has proven so devastating to the lives of everyday Americans, is not
a virtue. It is an abdication of responsibility.

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Subject: Obama Finally Gets His Victory For Bipartisanship

This is what we have been saying for the last year.  Do you think Obama will listen now?  
If he doesn't start waving testicles now,  it's over for his one term presidency and over for our democratic majority.  

Not that the majority status meant a damn thing to us in the first place.  
First we get "no fight" Obama, coupled with "weenie" Reid and "no stance" Pelosi.  
It was a knockout defeat for the democrats yesterday in Mass. and a loss of everything for the national dems.
 Jim in Utah

Jim, you are correct.
But Obama can be taught to fight.

Is he willing?

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Why Coakley Lost
 by Daniel Patrick Welch

Call this a pre-mortem, or The Audacity of Losing A Sure Bet….something like that.

The loss of Ted Kennedy’s seat to a faux populist republican nude model is so egregious, 
so telling, and so…well, inevitable–that it justifies jumping the gun just a bit.

What went wrong? 
What didn’t go wrong? 

The Democratic Pary is so convinced of its rightful place at what it likes to peg as the center-left 
of the US electorate that it is completely tone deaf, out of touch, and self-congratulatory in its 
assumptions that its once core constituencies will follow it into the dustbin of history.

The most obvious and forgiveable mistake was to assume–with complete historical justification–that the 
race was a foregone conclusion and that the real media show was in the Dem primary. However reasonable, 
this assumption played neatly into the hands of a clever and well-tuned opposition, who were able to portray 
Martha Coakley as thinking she deserved the seat, like it was some unwritten codicle in Teddy’s will.

Friends of Martha will protest, but no matter. The real problems started when this effect began to snowball. 
Undeserved leadership is something of a sore spot for jilted voters who have realized with a vengeance that 
their love for the dems is unrequited. A party that seems unable either to oppose in opposition nor lead when 
in power is one that shouldn’t be allowed to play with matches, as long as there are any adults around to stop them.

So, Daniel Webb thinks Coakley lost because she was arrogant?
Webb thinks Massachusetts gave Ted's liberal seat to a Facist dog to punish a local Democrat?

If we continue to say the anger isn't real, we are doomed.

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Subject: Obama

Obama represented himself as the new Sheriff in town who was going to put the thieves, 
rapists and war criminals of The Bush Crime Gang behind bars and clean up Dodge City.

Instead, he gave all the criminals a get out of jail free card, stabbed the people who elected him
in the back and told the bankers on Wall Street to just keep the keys to the treasury that the  
GOP Nazi thugs had handed them in 2001. 

Look for Hillary to come back and challenge Obama in the 2012 primary. 

The support of Blacks alone won't be enough to save his bacon this time. 

Or, Hillary could be selfish and retire as a rich winner with 70% approval.

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Subject: will Obama finally get the message?

Bart, you wrote:

> If Ted's seat goes Nazi right, will Obama finally get the message?

It's almost worth finding out.

In fact if this thing does end up in the sweaty mitts of a hard right hand job let's hope (against hope)
that a valuable lesson is learned and President Obama gives up his humiliating bi-partisan fantasy and
starts kicking some wing nut ass.

It's not like the man isn't capable of true greatness, he just needs to deal with these clowns
once and for all and get down to business.

Now that Obama has lost Ted's seat, the media firestorm will be worse than Eldrick-gate.

The only thing a media whore likes better than building a man up
is the fun they get out of tearing him down.

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"There are important lessons from the past year that Obama had better learn 
  if he is to achieve his goal of being a "transformational" president like Reagan."
      -- Eugene Robinson,   Link

"Transformational president, are you kidding? At this point it will be a miracle if Obama 
  is elected to a second term. And once the right realizes that he is finished politically, 
  there will be unceasing wafare in both houses.  The mid term elections, will lead to 
  Republican domination of politics in this country for another 8 years. Every important 
  chance for reform or change, has been one sellout after another. He’s lost the support 
  of independents in this country, it’s over." 
      -- G. Anderson,    Link

 I disagree.
 It's only over if Obama stays the course towards disaster.

 If he learns how to fight, he can salvage his presidency. 

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Subject: Lalo Alcaraz email address

Try this link:

Chip, thanks for that.

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Douche Bag Award of the Month: Massachusetts

Who would've thought Massachusetts 
would turn handjob-teabagger on us?

Obama's Discontents
 by Kevin Drum


I've got all sorts of complaints about Obama. He's been weaker on civil liberties than I'd like. His approach to 
bank regulation has been far too friendly to financial interests. I'm not thrilled with his escalation in Afghanistan. 
He hasn't moved as quickly on gay rights as I hoped. And he hasn't used the bully pulpit nearly as effectively as 
I think he's capable of. He could afford to attack obstructionism and conservative retrenchment far more directly than he has.

Still, none of that comes within light years of providing a reason to turn on him. 

The national security community has tremendous influence; the financial lobby has a stranglehold on Congress; 
Obama told us explicitly during the campaign that he planned to escalate in Afghanistan; his caution on gay rights 
is quite likely smart politically; and he certainly gave us fair warning about his dedication to reaching across the aisle 
and trying to work with Republicans. The fact that they've spent his entire first year in a raging temper tantrum is 
hardly his fault. Given the cards he was dealt, he hasn't done badly.

Hasn't done badly?
If this is success, what does failure look like?

Of course, "turning on Obama" isn't the answer - he's all we've got.
But I think slapping him hard enough to wake him is a good idea.

We lost Ted's seat to a Fascist dog.

What's next? 
The Palin/Beck ticket carries California?

Isn't anybody going to see what I see?

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Subject: Look on the bright side 

At least Joe lieberman can no longer hold that 60th vote over the Democrats heads any more.

Yeah, but that's about as comforting as "You can't rape a virgin twice."

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Thanks to Bruce Yurgil

Subject: Mind boggling

Dear Bart:

I just cannot bend my mind around the fact that this teabagging fucktard won TEDDY'S seat, 
out of all the seats in the Senate. The irony is mind-boggling. And that rumbling you may have 
noticed beneath your feet is FDR and all the Kennedys turning over in their graves.

Fuck, I don't even want to get up tomorrow.

 Jane in Beantown

We can still have a bright future - if Obama is willing to fight for it.

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"Put bluntly, who's afraid of Barack Obama? Who in the political arena 
  frets over what might happen if he or she crosses the president?" 
      -- Jeff Greenfield,    Link

 He's right.
 Obama's "Mr Nice Guy" approach has been a dismal failure.
 A year ago, we had everything - what do we have now?

 There's still time to change, but Obama has to want to change.

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Coakley Breaks Kerry's Concession Record
 Kerry applauds her work ethic


Several Coakley supporters were injured during her rush to get to the phone as quickly 
as possible to concede the race to Scott Brown even before AP called the race.

That, while some 25% of the precincts had yet to report even how Diebold's easily-hacked, 
oft-failed optical-scan machines (which are in violation of federal voting system standards and 
programmed by a company with a disturbing and criminal background), had even reported their 
tabulation and, more disturbingly, while 0% of the voters' cast ballots in Massachusetts had been 
counted or examined by any human being on the face of the earth.

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I Miss The Horse
 by maha


A big reason I started blogging in the first place is that the nation’s political discourse, as conducted by mass media, 
had degenerated into one lie on top of another. Instead of frank, factual discussion of issues, we got political hacks 
bashing their opponents with any disingenuous talking point they could think up. The nadir of this was the debate we 
weren’t able to have about invading Iraq, because any attempt at informed discussion was shouted down by Bush goons 
shrieking that we had to get Saddam now now now. Mushroom clouds. WMDs. Gassing his own people (15 years before).

The Right came to dominate American politics because they became brilliant at exploiting people’s ignorance of issues to 
mislead them, and mass media were all too accommodating. You might remember that one of the first leftie blogs to cut 
through the noise was the late Media Whores Online. It was thrilling to see someone, finally, call bullshit on all political “news.”

While enacting progressive legislation is an important goal, to me the bigger goal has always been to heal our political culture 
and find a way to allow Americans to have factual, adult, honest discussions about important issues that don’t turn into partisan 
Punch and Judy shows. Progressivism ultimately is about citizens using their own government to improve the quality of their lives. 
I sincerely think that most Americans make sensible, and even progressive, decisions about issues if they understand them.

That’s why it’s so discouraging to see lefties fall into the same exploit-the-ignorance habits of the Right.

First, I miss MWO, too.
It's sad that she left without saying goodbye, but she's around - it's not like she died.

Second, another way to fight the exploit-the-ignorance bastards is to LIST THE FACTS.
People are naturally stupid, but they can be educated - but the Democrats aren't into education.

The American people will almost always do the right thing - if given the choice.
When the teabggers say, "Obama is killing our country" and the Democrats remain silent,
the regular voter takes the Democrats' silence as proof that the GOP is telling the truth.

When will Obama and the Democrats get some Bartcop in them?

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Subject: what's with these f-ing Democrats? 


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     - Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY),     Link

"Let's remove all doubt, we will have health care -- one way or another."
     - Nancy Pelosi, lying to herself again,     Link

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No Obama Obits, Please
  by Joe Conason


Having taken the oath of office just one year ago, Barack Obama is a flashing meteor that sputtered out too soon
- or so the national media narrative tells us. According to this story line, the young president is a presumptuous liberal
who disappointed his own idealistic followers while irritating everyone else. At ABC News, they already speak of a
"final judgment", so we may soon hear declarations of a "failed presidency" from Washington’s pundit herd.

After a run of extraordinary luck that helped get him into the White House,

I'm sorry, I can't let that one go by. Luck didn't put Obama in the White House.
Obama won because the entire media, every Republican and half the Democrats turned Hillary into a racist
and then all Obama had to do was beat McCain who might've won if the economy hadn't crash just before the election.
How could my good friend Joe call that luck?

Mr. Obama is indeed confronting his share of trouble. He may well encounter more and worse as the midterm
election approaches. But he and his critics should remember the last time a Democratic president had to listen to
the drafting of his own political obituary.

Those premature farewells came early in Bill Clinton’s first term.

But there's a difference.
Clinton's problems came thru inexperience, but he's a genius and he learned quickly.
Obama's plan is a failed plan. He wants to stay above the fray and not join the fight.

During those exceptionally difficult years - including a historic midterm landslide that cost Democrats control of
both houses of Congress - that young president heard members of his own party urging him to step aside rather
than run again. Instead, he formulated the strategy and tactics that led to his decisive reelection; a smashing midterm
victory in the midst of personal scandal; and a presidency that has come to be regarded by the American people
as one of the most successful in the postwar era.

Clinton was successful because he fought back.
Obama's failure to fight has cost him, and health care, and us - dearly.

Now the question is will he stubbornly stay the course to disaster?
Or will he listen to the people who are urging him to come to work and join the fight?

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Subject: Clinton didn't lie

Bill Clinton did not lie about sex in his deposition.
Every deposition has a list of attached definitions that, in this case, were negotiated beforehand by the attorneys
As I recall, this process took several weeks.  The definition of sex as used in the Clinton deposition involved actual
penetration by the Clenis into Monica's Hoo-hoo.  Because this penetration did not happen, President Clinton did not
lie during his deposition.  The Republicans lied to us about that.

HWD, you are correct.

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Okie Quotes

"What is it with Oklahoma? Is Fox News the only channel that state gets?" 
      -- flavorino,    Link

 "I don’t know if I should pity the people of Oklahoma or if I should be angry with them 
  because they have elected the two most belligerent morons in the Senate."
      -- Marie,      Link

"You can at least pity Bartcop, who has been blogging from Oklahoma for about a decade now..." 
      -- 5th Estate,    Link

 Note: Next month we begin year 16.

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      -- corporalwaldo,    Link


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Subject: To Send a Message?

The folks in Massachusetts who knowingly replaced Ted Kennedy with a man who pledged 
to defeat Kennedy’s lifetime goal, in order to "send a message to Democrats",  are like a person 
who knowingly infects another with STD, in order to send a message about safe sex…

One pundit said Massachusetts already has universal health care (from Romney?)
so they didn't want to pay for the rest of us to have it.

Thanks, Massachusetts. 

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Jimmy Page wins UN peace award


Guitar God Jimmy Page has been handed a United Nations peace prize after announcing plans for a Show of Peace concert.
The Led Zeppelin star was given the inaugural Global Peace Award from the UN's Pathway to Peace organisation.

Page said that the honour meant a lot and was a tribute to the power of music.
"Music has been the most powerful language to reach the hearts of people around the world," he stated.
"During my career, I've experienced the connection and harmony that music can bring."

He got the award after announcing he was playing a concert?
Then Michael Jackson should have dozens of these awards.
Every year, he'd announce a tour or a trip to the Moon that never took place.

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