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  •  Why in the hell (4+ / 0-)
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    jamess, ferg, nchristine, kurt

    Do the Democrat's not give the Progressive Caucus as much power as the cooked up teabaggers? Yes I blame the GOP for the insanity and viciousness but I refuse to let the Democrat's running our party machine and those in office for not fighting them. I read the other day that the FBI is investigating OWS as Terrorist's. A peaceful liberal movement and yet the Teabaggers a violent anti-democratic religious lot are given equivalence way beyond the liberals who get elected.

    Instead the Dems. appoint the likes of Simpson Bowles or Blue Dogs and Third Way'ers whose interests and ideology co-insides fiscally with these mouth breathers. What's up with Harry Reid or Bachus or any of these so called Dems who have considerable power and use it to aid and abet the GOP extremists. Why not unhook the unemployment from this fiasco? Hostage taking is getting old and the kabuki after we all went through 2010-11's duplicity is just not believable.

    The Dems are not helpless or powerless they just play the victim and do not allow democratic end of the party any power. Why can't Harry stop this obstructionist kabuki by changing a bogus procedural rule? Why do the Dem's make theoir majorites useless Why does the WH appoint and give credence to the likes of Holder, Geithner, Immelt, Daley or even the banksters of Goldman Sachs like Blankfein. So what farce the Democrat's win both the Senate and the WH and yet still they remain unable to fight for ordinary people.

    Nobody likes this shit that's why Congress has a 9% approval rating. Blaming the GOP is all very well as they are just appalling but WTF is wrong with the Democrat's? Can't say they are very convincing as the wronged party here as they do not fight the GOP but instead concoct grand bargains and 'victories for compromise' and insist they have no power after they extort our vote with fear of the GOP.

    Harry sure knows how to pull procedural rules out of his butt when he wants to get something through like DADT, so unhook the unemployment. The austerity and sacrifice both sides pump is utter crap, when trillions of dollars get spent on anting up the banksters and the nasty neocon MIC's endless war. Eat your peas says the president and if you can't afford peas there is a large selection of canned cat food that even the unemployed and old folks can surely afford.

    The hostage taking is just another way that both sides get their nasty agenda through. What a farce again and again and again.    


    •  when they put (0+ / 0-)

      Victims in the middle of it,

      it all becomes urgent -- and in a word, excusable --

      for giving away the FDR-LBJ farm.

      There should be no good excuse for that, EVER,
      from the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

      If they are going to take our earned benefits away,
      it should be the Republicans prying them away,
      with the Democrats kicking and screaming, ever step of the way.

      How else will the People know who to vote for next time, around?  
      What's the difference?

      thanks shaharazade, I share you incredulity.

      What's it even mean to be a Democrat anymore,
      It's getting really hard to tell.

      Isn't it time to fix the Filibuster?
      -- Here's how.

      by jamess on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 11:15:09 AM PST

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    •  Because liberals are not crazy (1+ / 0-)
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      Sucks to be the only sane people in the room.

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