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Despite this, these is little or no leadership at any level - yes include Obama in this!. The health care reform fiasco is just the most recent example.Take a look at Guantanamo, government transparency, Iraq, John Yoo, Afghanistan, Iraq torture photos, financial regulation of wall street, wall street bonuses...and you will begin to see a pattern of having control of all branches of government and acting just like "Bush lite".

What do I think happened on health care?

With health care comprising about 18% of the economy the fire hose of lobbyist money aimed directly at the democratic politicians was almost too much for them to hope for.

The slow weakening of the health care bill has the dirty beauty of  weasily democrats taking the money AND hiding behind a crappy boogieman, Lieberman, who rakes in the cash from the insurance companies in his state and gets the attention he and his mom always wished for him. The Dems are liars and cheats and so don't let Lieberman take the entire fall for this. He is a liar and fool but the entire party is the disgraceful story here. I only wish there was another party that would espouse what I believe is best for our country because I would go THERE right now. Fuck the Dems!

Originally posted to GinaNY on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 05:38 PM PST.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)
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    simca, nokkonwud, notcaesar, wolfie1818

    The hottest places in hell are reserved for those, who in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. - Dante

    by GinaNY on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 05:38:04 PM PST

  •  Why wouldn't this make you work harder? (2+ / 0-)
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    KingofSpades, absdoggy

    If Lieberman didn't win, we wouldn't be in this position.  And lord fucking knows that we have more battles to fight - including the next one on health care.

    I don't understand why this doesn't make everyone on this site so fucking hysterically angry that they start donating and volunteering for progressive candidates all over the country.

    Guess what, there's a corporate wing of the Democratic party.  The only way to get rid of that is to get those assholes out of Congress.  And we're not going to do that by sitting on our asses, bitching on a god damned blog.

    •  Sure!!!! (4+ / 0-)
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      gmb, simca, nokkonwud, CincyCapell

      I have been a democrat for since I could vote...make that 38 years of frustration and this is the angriest I have ever been. I can't take any more of this kind of "leadership".

      The hottest places in hell are reserved for those, who in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. - Dante

      by GinaNY on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 05:45:57 PM PST

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    •  If Lieberman didn't win (0+ / 0-)

      If Lieberman didn't win, we wouldn't be in this position.

      Yeah sure... LOL. Great snark there!

      "The most dangerous ideas are not the ones which divide people, but those on which they agree." -- Stephen Vizinczey

      by Sagebrush Bob on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 05:47:43 PM PST

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    •  Great, Intelligent Comment Here, Except for (1+ / 0-)
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      DelRPCV

      the Lieberman comment.  I get the diarist's anger, but, like you, would like to see this drive us to a better party.  But, I agree with her comment that many of the conservadems are hiding behind Lieberman. Ben Nelson is just as bad, he'd be the problem if not Lieberman.

      Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

      by absdoggy on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 06:21:45 PM PST

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      •  It is not just the conservatives - think about it (1+ / 0-)
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        simca

        The hottest places in hell are reserved for those, who in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. - Dante

        by GinaNY on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 06:25:06 PM PST

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      •  Ben Nelson is a coward. (0+ / 0-)

        Lieberman is screwed, and he knows it.  There's almost ZERO chance he gets re-elected, and that was before trying to single-handedly destroy health care reform.

        He's not going to be an elected official much longer - so he's got nothing to lose.  Doing what he's doing now means he'll get a FAT paycheck from the health care industry after he retires from elected office.

        Ben Nelson still wants to be in Congress - he has something to lose.  He wouldn't be out there if Lieberman wasn't standing as the standard bearer of Democratic obstruction.

  •  Yes! Let's join the Republicans. (1+ / 0-)
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    TLS66

    They'd never try to fool us. They're strong, and not nearly as corrupt.
    You've convinced me!

  •  People have every right to be ticked off (2+ / 0-)
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    gmb, Kitsap River

    2007, 2008 - we were devoted to the presidential election, 24/7
    2009 - we were devoted to health care reform, 24/7

    Three years of nonstop work, giving our valuable time and money defending Democrats. Obama, Rahm, Reid, Rockefeller, Sanders, Brown, Feingold, Pelosi - we were depending on them to carry this legislation home with REAL REFORM.

    The only way this can change is if we go out yet again next year and pound the pavements, door to door.

    That's what it means to be a progressive. It takes hard hard work, day in, day out, year after year after year - unfortunately.

    It's not easy to pull the rug out from the status quo.

  •  That you, Ralph? (n/t) (0+ / 0-)

    "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

    by TLS66 on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 05:58:07 PM PST

    •  "Kenneth, what is the frequency?" (1+ / 0-)
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      simca

      The hottest places in hell are reserved for those, who in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. - Dante

      by GinaNY on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 06:40:55 PM PST

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