agree with Katie
Of course, as you know, I
agree with Katie.
Remember when you printed this? (The rant of mine that was most
and got such unanimous approval from your readers?)
What is it you always say? "WHY WON'T THE DEMOCRATS EVER LIST THE
Well.... you're not listing them either, AND WE NEED YOU TO.
Let me list some basic facts from that rant (and new ideas) that I
would help if you were to add these to THE HAMMER:
#1 - THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FACT YOU NEVER MENTION:
WE MADE OBAMA REACH ACROSS THE AISLE BECAUSE WE
NEVER HAD 60 VOTES IN THE SENATE EVER (much less 50.)
Yes, everyone voted for CHANGE. But from the moment Obama took office,
we never really had the
Progressive Army in DC to give us that change, and Obama doesn't work
alone. We never had 60 votes
in the Senate not even for a minute.
Let's do the MATH:
60 minus Joe Liberman (I-R fucker) = 59
Minnesota had one less Senator until Al Franken was finally seated on
JULY 7th! = 58
Ted Kennedy was ill (and out), then died on 8/25/09 = 57 (now an R
holds that seat.)
And how many Blue Dogs are there? 8? 10?
And how many more are owned by the corporations?
HOW THE FUCK DO WE EVEN HAVE 50 VOTES?
WE DON'T EVEN HAVE A SIMPLE MAJORITY. THAT IS A FACT.
It's a fucking miracle that Obama has accomplished all he has
considering the fact we on the left
not only FAILED to give him a team in Congress to actually work with,
but we repeatedly whine
that he's not standing up and fighting - when he doesn't have enough
BODIES TO FIGHT WITH HIM,
and constantly stab him in the back. He MUST make deals because WE
We fixed part of that with throwing out a lot of the BlueDogs in the
House this month, so it's a start.
But we've never had a majority in both Houses EVER, and anyone who
claims differently is LYING.
HOWEVER - because so many Independents and Dems have been MISLED into
HAS DONE NOTHING - they stayed home, and most people in DC now,
mistakenly, think the signal
is to move farther to the RIGHT (like Clinton did), when the truth is,
it's quite the opposite.
Had the PROGRESSIVE BLOGS
BEEN LISTING THE FACTS like the RECORD LEGISLATION
with the lack of 60 GOP-required votes, we might have GAINED SEATS.
#2 - THIS IS THE 2nd most important FACT THAT YOU NEED TO SCREAM ABOUT:
THE GOP OWNS 99.99% OF THE MEDIA AND THE FOURTH ESTATE IS DEAD.
(Actually, it's probably the MOST IMPORTANT FACT, since how would you
know we even
have a government since they seem to think Lyndsay Lohan is the most
important news story
of this century, and if the Press functioned properly, no one would
ever hear of Sarah Palin
again unless she went on a shooting spree at the Wassila McDonalds.)
Every time someone cries about the "Liberal Media" we all need to
"You mean the one owned by Murdoch, the Saudi Royal Family, and the
The Liberal Media that never gives any airtime to the PRESIDENT or the
Everyone is too emotional to realize we are getting EPICALLY PLAYED,
and only getting
all our information filtered through the GOP owned
media-everything in this country, and can't
take off the filter, and see reality for what it is. It's not easy.
We're all pretty immersed in their
GOP PROPAGANDA COMPLETE SATURATION pool.
Haven't you noticed there's a virtual GOPMedia-imposed blackout on the
POTUS and the DEMS?
You can sometimes see them on CSPAN, but forget about regular TV &
Cable news. Unless they
buy primetime airtime on every channel, or manage to get on Bill Maher,
or The Daily Show,
there's no reason to report on what has actually gotten done, WHICH IS
RECORD FOR ANY PRESIDENT AT THE 22 month mark - another fact you never
and instead mock. Tons of your readers have sent you links to
these lists, yet you never bother
to LIST THE FACTS while you accuse the DEMS of doing the same. They're
BUSY fixing this
shithole of a country caused by GOP damage over the last 30+ years, and
don't have time to
BLOG - so why don't you HELP instead of HURT?
By NOT LISTING THE FACTS you are hurting not helping. Remember Jon
Stewart on Crossfire?
"You can make a list of his great accomplishments, but even if that
list is a mile long,
how does it matter when he's down 30 points with Independents?"
HOW DOES IT MATTER???? You're the one who must be kidding. No
What is the point of your blog if not to EDUCATE??? Get busy then.
You've dropped the ball
BIG TIME and you're losing readers because of it. My friends email me
and tell me, to tell you,
"that they're done with bartcop", because they "know you won't listen
to them", but somehow
think you'll listen to me..... I don't have much hope you'll listen to
me, but I'll keep trying nonetheless.
The REASON he's down by 30 points is because the news, and websites
like THIS ONE, TELL THEM
that Obama "isn't coming to work" and they believe that, even when that
is an outright lie.
He IS coming to
work, and getting shit done. You either want him to FIX SHIT, or be a
There's a LOT of shit to
fix, and he doesn't have time to do both - even though he tried nonstop
before this last election.
Remember the GOPMedia crying about how Obama was spending too much
time on TV the first year,
and what a Media Whore he was, and how he "must think he's a movie
which led to all that
"What I'm hearing is "Please
stop listing the facts and tell us Obama is a winner."
The facts are Obama is HATED
by almost half the country and MOST Democrats have lost their faith.
A third of the GOP think
he's a Muslim and a fourth think he's been sent by al Qaeda to destroy
The FACTS (THAT YOU'RE NOT
LISTING) are that Obama has accomplished RECORD LEGISLATION
in 22 months. Has he undone
ALL the shit? Well, no. Frankly there hasn't been time yet to undo over
of systematic GOP
deregulation, and the dumbing down and destroying of the Middle Class.
But he still has
gotten A LOT DONE. THAT IS A
There are tons of websites
that list them all - have you ever actually read any of them?
http://b4bmorenews.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-244-accomplishments-of-president.html GO THERE - LINK IT.
A great article that Katie
recommends is here - go to page 2 for where the real meat starts. YOU
SHOULD READ IT AND LINK IT.
RECORD LEGISLATION IS FACT
#3 you need to list, BECAUSE OF FACT #2.
FACT #4 YOU NEED TO LIST:
The GOP PRIME DIRECTIVE:
OBAMA MUST NOT SUCCEED AT ANYTHING EVER
NO MATTER THE PRICE - i.e.
OBAMA MUST FAIL (and if the country fails with him, so much the better.)
This is WHY everyone thinks
Obama isn't coming to work, because the GOP railed against him
SELLING HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS
by calling him a "MEDIA WHORE WHO NEVER MET
A TELEPROMPTER HE DIDN'T
LIKE", making him look bad for COMING TO WORK and
telling us WHAT HE'S
DOING....., and voting against him on EVERY FUCKING THING
INCLUDING THEIR OWN IDEAS.
FACT #5 YOU NEED TO LIST:
THE GOP HAS FILIBUSTERED
MORE IN THE LAST TWO YEARS THAN IN ALL OTHER
COMBINED. They've also held up a RECORD NUMBER of
(while we're fighting two wars they started! And they cry about
Bagger puhleez!) The fact we
have seated two women on the USSC is another fucking MIRACLE.
And yet, in spite of all
that, OBAMA HAS ACCOMPLISHED MORE IN THE LAST 22 MONTHS
THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT IN
HISTORY IN THAT TIME PERIOD (so you saying he doesn't
come to work is complete
horseshit. Is it all perfect? No, but it's a 100% improvement over what
like before. That FACT, and
a link to the list of legislation, should be at the top of your page
along with calling out the
media for ignoring it, just like when you used to list the Iraq
You also need a link to
whitehouse.gov, it's one of the few places the GOP doesn't own were you
get straight information,
since Huffington Post has decided to emulate the Drudge Report these
and been largely taken over
by the PaidTeaBaggerProfessionalPosters Club.
FACT #6 YOU NEED TO LIST:
The majority of the
electorate is lazy, and believe what they're told to believe.
YOU telling people Obama
refuses to come to work, is going against TWO BARTCOP PRINCIPLES:
#1 - TELL THE TRUTH - he
goes to work, every day, and has accomplished RECORD
LEGISLATION OF ANY PRESIDENT
- which you lie about/ignore.
#2 - LIST THE FACTS - see
A lot of people, including
you, want Obama to become John Shaft, played by Samuel L. Jackson.
Not only is that never going
to happen, he couldn't even if he wanted to because it will scare the
old white people, and Sarah
& GOPCO will run it on every station 24/7 that he's UNSTABLE,
and will rape your daughter!
Obama also has too much respect for the Office Of The President
to ever allow himself to
indulge in that behavior. I WANT Obama to be the rational, intelligent
ADULT in the room, I DO NOT
WANT him to become Glenn fucking Beck. I am proud he's
more Mandela than the
TeaBagger loonies. The rest of the world is grateful for that as well.
You should be too. Besides,
at the end of the day, it should be about his ACCOMPLISHMENTS
not his TV persona, whoever
AWESOME it is. If the GOPMedia never allow us to see him, how would we
How about this - Remember
the genius moment from The West Wing? "Let Bartlet be Bartlet?"
Well, why can't we let Obama
be Obama? He's not John Shaft, nor did he ever pretend to be.
I guess his biggest mistake
is giving the people too much credit, believing that they're all
and thinking the Left wasn't
as stupid as we've allowed ourselves to become, not only stabbing him
in the back, but running
back to the abusive spouse on top of it.
Bart, I'M BEGGING. PLEASE
LIST THE FACTS. THE REAL ONES.
WE NEED YOUR HELP. Stop
being Crossfire, they got cancelled.
Or maybe I'm wrong. Maybe
you want Obama to fail, so he will step down,
making way for Hillary to
run. If this is what you want, then just be honest about it please.
Hugs to Mrs Bart & the
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