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  •  Careful (13+ / 0-)

    I made the "mistake" of pointing this out the other day in another diary and got "troll" slapped on me pretty fast.

    All evidence to the contrary that Obama is not really looking out for the best interests of democrats not to mention progressives or even the country as a whole will get you slapped around if you dare mention it.

    •  For the troll slappers, (8+ / 1-)

      Wake up and SEE the way Obama has governed.
      He and all the agencies along with all the unPatriotic acts and increasing facism is because people will not look at who Obama really is.
      More wars.
      More tax cuts.
      More appointing slimey people to his cabinet.
      Comey. Really?  
      Hands tied by the thugs?  
      Caved again?  
      No, this is what he wants.

      Gitmo is a Concentration Camp. Not a Detention Center. Torture happens at Concentration Camps. Torture happens at Gitmo. How much further will US values fall? Where is YOUR outrage at what the United States does in OUR names? SORRY FOR THE TYPOS :)

      by snoopydawg on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 03:41:37 PM PDT

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      •  absurd CT to call the administration "slimey" and (1+ / 0-)
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        fascist.  And what do you mean by "who Obama really is"?  You are implying that he fooled the country.

        Well, he didn't.

        "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." - Thomas Paine

        by shrike on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 04:19:26 PM PDT

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        •  He fooled me. (9+ / 0-)

          And a lot of other people, it seems.

          I didn't realize "Hope" and "Change" meant that this very comment would be monitored by the government even as I write.

          That behavior seems fairly fascist and Big Brother-ish to me.  And Obama expanded it.  And then hid it.  And then lied about it.  And now persecutes the person who did us the favor of revealing it to us.

          And I think "No changes to Social Security!  That's a flat guarantee!" -- only to propose that very thing a few months later, when the election was over -- is pretty damned slimey.  Lying is slimey.

        •  You're right (2+ / 0-)
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          We all voted for Obama because in our heart of hearts, we support the Bush war on terror policies we bitched about six years ago.  And we all support the Wall Street/corporate class  first mentality that has driven the middle class into the ground.  Deep down, we all supported the anti-civil liberties and anti-privacy push of the last White House.

        •  Who is Obama, really? (4+ / 0-)
          Speaking to members of the House Democratic caucus on Capitol Hill, Mr. Obama said in answer to a sharp question from Representative Ed Perlmutter of Colorado that he believed Mr. Summers had been maligned in the liberal news media, according to several House Democrats who attended the meeting.

          bolding mine

          NY Times story

          •  Nothing could have been more revealing. (2+ / 0-)
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            Obama really is a wingnut, as his contempt for liberals and support for torturers and banksters has shown from Day 1 of his presidency.

            Rick Fucking Warren at the inaugural was a tell.

            Barack Obama: From Nobel Laureate to excusing torture, to drone strikes, to violating the privacy of every person on earth. On the other hand, there's always Lily Ledbetter.

            by expatjourno on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 09:22:15 PM PDT

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        •  Hahahahahaha. You don't even know what CT is. (2+ / 0-)
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          Or fascism. And the commenter didn't call the administration slimy, he called some of the people Obama appointed slimey. And you have committed ratings abuse.

          Your comment is a trifecta of fail.

          Barack Obama: From Nobel Laureate to excusing torture, to drone strikes, to violating the privacy of every person on earth. On the other hand, there's always Lily Ledbetter.

          by expatjourno on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 09:33:34 PM PDT

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          •  thanks (0+ / 0-)

            Gitmo is a Concentration Camp. Not a Detention Center. Torture happens at Concentration Camps. Torture happens at Gitmo. How much further will US values fall? Where is YOUR outrage at what the United States does in OUR names? SORRY FOR THE TYPOS :)

            by snoopydawg on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 09:43:28 AM PDT

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            •  ;-) My pleasure. (0+ / 0-)

              I'd have uprated, but someone decided that I shouldn't be able to rate comments anymore (although people who committed ratings abuse against me didn't get penalized).

              Barack Obama: From Nobel Laureate to excusing torture, to drone strikes, to violating the privacy of every person on earth. On the other hand, there's always Lily Ledbetter.

              by expatjourno on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 10:57:19 AM PDT

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              •  Wow, sorry to hear (0+ / 0-)

                About that. Did you get a note, or is it just gone?  
                I am bery tired of those that  keep trolling these diaries and making shit up.
                Especially when they keep defending the unconstitutional abuses of Obama and his gang.
                Sounds like you got out of this cesspool.
                Where do you live and is it hard to get the ok to leave?  

                Gitmo is a Concentration Camp. Not a Detention Center. Torture happens at Concentration Camps. Torture happens at Gitmo. How much further will US values fall? Where is YOUR outrage at what the United States does in OUR names? SORRY FOR THE TYPOS :)

                by snoopydawg on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 12:26:35 AM PDT

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        •  Yeah,he did (0+ / 0-)

          And you need to wake up and see his true intentions.
          Same as Cheney's.
          And I didn't call Obama slimey in my comment.
          I actually think he is far worse then that.
          But keep defending him and his policies.
          One day you will see where all of this is heading.
          And they count on people like you to look the other way, letting them keep damaging this country.
          But don't let facts get in the way of your defense of him.

          Gitmo is a Concentration Camp. Not a Detention Center. Torture happens at Concentration Camps. Torture happens at Gitmo. How much further will US values fall? Where is YOUR outrage at what the United States does in OUR names? SORRY FOR THE TYPOS :)

          by snoopydawg on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 12:41:00 AM PDT

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      •  Uprated because its clearly defensible (7+ / 0-)

        Its absurd not to call some of the cabinet appointments "slimey", and the definition of fascism increasingly fits the way this country is being run.  Militarism, check; ultranationalism, check; veneration of the state, check.  Its not there yet, and I don't think that is the goal of the administration; I think its more neoliberal corruption and the veneration of the elites, but its pretty hard to argue that there is not an increase in fascist tendencies in this country over the last decade plus.

        75534 4-ever or until dk5

        by NearlyNormal on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 05:57:16 PM PDT

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        •  Great comment (0+ / 0-)

          I disagree tho that this isn' t the goal of this admin.
          It is true that it is the neoliberal and the elites, but Obama is not trying to fight it.
          Imo, he is on board.
          Especially when one looks at who he put in his admin.
          I read Drift and Dirty Wars, and Cheney and Rummy wanted this since the Ford years.
          Or if you look at other data, it began after the New Deal or maybe before.

          Gitmo is a Concentration Camp. Not a Detention Center. Torture happens at Concentration Camps. Torture happens at Gitmo. How much further will US values fall? Where is YOUR outrage at what the United States does in OUR names? SORRY FOR THE TYPOS :)

          by snoopydawg on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 12:35:35 AM PDT

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