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  •  he's either lying about what he heard during the (7+ / 0-)

    campaign or he's going senile.

    what did YOU hear in 2007 that made you think Senator Obama was to the left of Senator Sanders??

    he's also lying about Holder's record.

    This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

    by mallyroyal on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 08:14:33 AM PDT

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    •  West never claimed he thought Obama (10+ / 0-)

      was THAT far to the left, so stop making shit up to make your non-point.

      And Holder's been a shitty AG.

      "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

      by kovie on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 08:42:21 AM PDT

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      •  I see you didn't bother to answer or correct with (3+ / 0-)
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        any facts.  noted.

        because you didn't hear SHIT that made you think this president was gonna be anything but he's been.  

        the fact that you guys have to start outright LYING to score your blog points (and yeah I count West among you haters too, obviously) is instructive.

        This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

        by mallyroyal on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 08:49:56 AM PDT

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      •  priorities (0+ / 0-)

        I am at a loss to understand the "leftwing"  frustrati who consider themselves champions of the underdogs (which does not include being compassionate toward those who think differently than they do) and yet have no understanding of what it means to the African-American community to have an African-American President and an African-American Attorney General.  They lionize Snowald, but give no credit to the first African-American President or to the first African-American Attorney General because they have not lived up to all their idealized expectations, as if anyone in these positions could do so.  Whatever disappointments one may have in the President or the Attorney General, I think it can truthfully be said that they have had far more positive effects on the world in general than have Snowald and when they consistently denigrate the former and idolize the latter, it only serves to illustrate their own deficiencies in grasping reality.

        Perhaps everything terrible is, in its deepest being, something helpless than wants help from us.

        by Fabienne on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 02:09:26 PM PDT

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        •  Can you please spare me the lazy epithets (3+ / 0-)
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          and incessant references to AA-this and AA-that. Did you jump for joy when Powell became the first AA SoS and Condi became the first female AA SoS? I doubt it. OBVIOUSLY we're all happy that a black Dem became prez, but that hardly has anything to do with the substance of the many issues he's faced as prez, and how he's faced them. Sheesh, not everything is symbolic.

          "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

          by kovie on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 05:46:19 PM PDT

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        •  Plus, STFU with the "Snowald" idiocy (3+ / 0-)
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          If you can't argue like an adult and get beyond binary thinking, don't try.

          "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

          by kovie on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 05:47:09 PM PDT

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