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This is a Democratic blog, a partisan blog. One that recognizes that Democrats run from left to right on the ideological spectrum, and yet we're all still in this fight together. We happily embrace centrists like NDN's Simon Rosenberg and Howard Dean, conservatives like Martin Frost and Brad Carson, and liberals like John Kerry and Barack Obama. Liberal? Yeah, we're around here and we're proud. But it's not a liberal blog. It's a Democratic blog with one goal in mind: electoral victory. And since we haven't gotten any of that from the current crew, we're one more thing: A REFORM BLOG. The battle for the party is not an ideological battle. It's one between establishment and anti-establishment factions. And as I've said a million times, the status quo is untenable

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a : to put or change into an improved form or condition b : to amend or improve by change of form or removal of faults or abuses

: to put an end to (an evil) by enforcing or introducing a better method or course of action

: to induce or cause to abandon evil ways <reform a drunkard>

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Crossposted from Docudharma

Health Advisory! Though this diary is in praise of President Obama, some Obama supporters may experience heightened blood pressure upon reading. Proceed at your own risk!

Two years ago a relatively young man left the Senate after less than one full term to become President of the United States. His resume as an elected politician before becoming a the junior Senator from Illinois was comprised of only seven years as a state Senator. Charismatic and idealistic he was, but overriding all of the inexperience and the naivete that undeniably accompanied his relative youth and lack of tempering in national office was a deep political pragmatism. With one notable and ultimately harmful exception.

He believed that 21st century Republicans could be reasoned with and worked with, that 21st century Republicans, despite all of the mountain of evidence to the contrary, were reasonable people who would at the end of the day do what was right for America. Rather than what was right for the Republicans and their Corporate masters. He was, as recent history emphasizes to an extreme an ineluctable degree, wrong.

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53 days before THE election....and OFA volunteers are here trying to divide the Left and drive away Lefty Voters.

In a critical time when we all need to be pulling together, why is the OFA trying to sow division?

When nearly everyone on Daily Kos is trying to come together to win elections, why is the OFA ATTACKING THE LEFT?

Is this merely the irresponsible and divisive action of people like Deaniac, Geekesque, and ThisIsMyTime? Or is this a conscious strategy of the OFA?

How does driving away Lefty voters by attacking popular Left pundits help the Dems win elections?

Or is it really truly possible that these OFA volunteers think that THEY are incapable of dividing people? That THEIR attacks on their fellows on the Left are somehow NOT divisive?

Why, when all of us are trying for unity, is the OFA on the attack?

And not attacking REPUBLICANS, but attacking people on OUR SIDE?

Please contact the OFA and ask them to have their volunteers stop attacking the Left on the eve of an election.

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Crossposted from Docudharma

Then follow the current Dem "strategy."

Republicans are vicious thugs who will do literally anything to get and keep power.

Power that they then use to screw Americans and enrich the elite.

They will kill the economy for the rest of us, for the rest of the world, so that they can grow richer. They will kill every safety net the American People have. They will start wars of aggression and kill hundreds of thousands of innocents to get what they want. They will torture to get what they want. They will subvert the Department of Justice to get what they want. They will pursue political prosecutions to get what they want, and they will steal elections to get what they want. They will impeach Presidents to get what they want.

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Wed Aug 25, 2010 at 02:37 PM PDT

How To Fight The Class War

by buhdydharma

Crossposted from Docudharma

First of all, do NOT change the name to something "nicer."


I've got bad news for you folks, there will be no Mission Accomplished in the Class War. There will be no great and glorious victory with flags waving above the battlements.

Class war is not about defeating the Rich, it is about scaring the hell out of them enough so that they give up power.

The Ruling Class (and don't worry we are NOT talking about YOU) only grudgingly accepted the New Deal because the idea of a true Class War, an all out uprising of the poor, the unemployed, foreclosed upon farmers, destitute Veterans, and yes....Leftist Agitators ...scared the hell out of them.

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Facing a changing demographic and a population slightly more educated about Republican fear campaigns has forced the GOP to try to go "over the top" on fear mongering.

It is now apparently the mainstream Republican position that it was NOT .... NOT ....19 fanatics guided by Osama Bin Laden and Khalid Sheik Mohammed who flew planes into to World Trade center....but all of Islam.

Every single Muslim in the world attacked New York on September 11th.

All 1.6 billion Muslims flew those planes.

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Half of the eligible voters in America do not vote.

More than half of America does not vote in Mid Terms.

Not voting does not equal a protest, it equals fading into the wall paper and allowing others to decide your fate....and the fate of the poor....and the fate of Iraqis and Afghans....and now the fate of the planet itself.

It does NOT register as a protest to The Powers That Be.

It registers a victory for The Powers That Be.

The less The People participate in the one way we have left to us to alter or at least affect the world, the more the The Powers That Be rub their hands together in glee.

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Crossposted from Docudharma

And not just any government, but a nuclear armed government. A government that is at the very crux of our "National Security."

From McClatchy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The humanitarian and economic disaster caused by the worst floods in Pakistan's history could spark political unrest that could destabilize the government, dealing a major blow to the Obama administration's efforts to fight violent Islamic extremism.

The government's shambling response to floods that have affected a third of the country has some analysts saying that President Asif Ali Zardari could be forced from office, possibly by the military, which has ruled Pakistan for more than half its 63-year history.

Other experts caution that the state itself could collapse, as hunger and destitution trigger explosions of popular anger that was already seething over massive unemployment, high fuel prices, widespread power outages, corruption, and a bloody insurgency by extremists allied with al Qaida.

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Thu Aug 12, 2010 at 01:18 PM PDT

Constructive Criticism

by buhdydharma

Crossposted from Docudharma


Dear Mr. President,

Thank you for all you have accomplished in your time in office. I sincerely appreciate all of the many ways you are different than George Bush. Your wife and children are beautiful and vivacious and a pleasure to watch and in Michelle's case, listen to. And by the way, that tie really brings out the color of your eyes, and the salt and pepper hair thing is looking pretty darn good on you!

Thank you for protecting us from Canadian health care and those that would close the pentagon. I am heartened to see that you are keeping your elbow tucked in when you elevate for the three-pointer. Bo looks like he is growing up nicely and you must be feeding him well, you can see it in the sheen on his coat.

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Sun May 09, 2010 at 01:05 PM PDT

From Your Mother

by buhdydharma

Brunch? Brunch?

Who needs brunch? No, you kids go on without me. I'll be fine. I'll just sit here in this cold dark universe huddled around my little sun while you go have a good time. Don't worry about your poor old mother. Why start now?


Crossposted from Docudharma

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Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 12:05 PM PDT

America's Elite Are Immoral

by buhdydharma

Crossposted from Docudharma

Yes it is true.

America's Financial Elite are immoral and avaricious. Willing to kill people rather than pay for them to be healed, willing to throw people out of their homes as they bet against, and thus effect, the economy that puts the food on our tables for our children to eat.

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A poster in NYCeve's diary on Healh Care calls for the banning of legitimate political speech on Daily Kos.

Deans plan in 2004 was weaker then Obama's 2010 (29+ / 0-)

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plan.  These anti-Obama diaries useless.  The diarist says "truth" in the title, then says "no one really knows".

Ban these diaries that attack Obama and the Democrats, then ask for donations.

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