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  •  Glad you can take it in stride. (2+ / 0-)
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    ehstronghold, askew

    This is starting to look like choreographed sabotage now.  Booker, Rendell, Clinton himself, and now these douchebags.  They are making a power play to restore their Republican Light vision for the party, right in the middle of a fucking presidential election.  I want to punch these people in the face.  Obama cannot beat Mitt Romney and Bill Clinton.

    •  No, there's no such thing happening (7+ / 0-)

      These people don't choreograph anything.  Nor are they a "bloc" of people in any sense.

      They have in common only that they are part of an insular mentality common to the Acela corridor.  And that's a mentality motivated by fear.  Some of them, the ones who are old enough, were badly stung by the electoral horrors of the 80s when there were no blue states, only red and purple ones, and the 90s when only DLC Democrats were capable of being popular in an America where white voters were close to 90% of the electorate and had become hyperconservative.

      Then 2010 happens, and they think "here we go again."

      So they panic in unison, but it's not choreographed, and it's not with any goal of pushing the party in any particular direction.  It's just panic.

      As I've said before, this is why I'm glad OFA HQ is in Chicago, and it's why I think they always put it in Chicago, 4 years ago and again now.

      44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

      by DCCyclone on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 08:12:20 AM PDT

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      •  The "mentality" you acknowledge (2+ / 0-)
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        Cali Scribe, askew

        is a unifying factor, and so is the relationship of all of these people to Clinton and the mercifully defunct DLC.  You're probably right that this is disorganized panic, but it is all with the goal of pushing the Obama campaign and the party towards actions that ease their precious little worries, like fellating Wall Street.  They are trying to push an agenda, even if doing so out of panic.

    •  I think it is less about ideology and more about (0+ / 0-)

      what's in the best interest of Clinton and their allies.  They don't care about anything else but their own self-interest.

      President Obama at Madison Rally 9/28/2010 - "Change is not a spectator sport."

      by askew on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 10:19:42 AM PDT

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      •  You have a serious, serious blind spot... (0+ / 0-)

        when it comes to the Clintons.  A completely warped sense of reality.  Usually your comments show good reasoning and logic, but it all goes out the window when it comes to the Clintons.

        Thinks this through, and maybe you'll understand how ridiculous it is to think it is not in Clinton's self interest (or his wife's self interest) that Obama win a second term.

        BTW for those on this thread, when did Cory Booker or Steve Rattner (not mentioned by you all, but also part of the "message problem" crowd) become one of Clinton's allies?

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