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So, after "Beefcake Brown's" win in "blue" Massachusetts on Tuesday night, what can we discern from the "victory"? I discern this: America is having a collective hissy fit and the Democrats are going to get one year to make the sun come out, the flowers to grow, the grass to turn green and everyone will sing Kumbaya and the whole freaking world will live in peace and harmony and if that doesn't happen, we'll all hold our collective breaths, stamp our feet, turn blue, like a bunch of petulant five-year olds and vote for the GOP. That'll show 'em.

First, we can discard that idiotic canard that the Dems actually had a 60 seat majority. No such animal EVER existed. When Joe LIEberman, Ben "Nebraska Graft" Nelson, Mary Landrieu and Blanche Lincoln are part of your caucus, I'd rather have enemies because these clowns sure as hell aren't your friends.

Now, is health care dead? Depends. Do we listen to Joe and his ilk and accede to his every freaking demand,or do we actually tell Joe to fuck off and pass REAL health care reform, the version originally passed by the House? In short, FU Joe, Blanche, Mary, Ben, Mitch, Rahm, the collective talking heads, Harry, Boner, Rush, Glen, Susan, Olympia and if you don't finally get it, Mr. President, that these people are out to kill you (literally and figuratively) and you don't bring a plastic knife to a gun fight and expect to defend yourself, then a very big FUCK YOU to you also, Barack.

Yes, I am pissed off this morning that Massachusetts voters decided to vote for a beefcake moron with not a clue about good governance and will, in reflexive lock step, vote for every draconian piece of legislation that comes down the pike and that the Dems will be blamed for W's massive incompetence and fraud, but the White House brought this upon themselves by trying to ram this bi-partisan bullshit down our throats. In this atmosphere, with these assholes, it will not work!!! Mr. President, you need to grow a spine and ditch those around you that are still feeding you this crapola that playing nice with the GOP is a winning ticket. All "playing nice" and trying to make everyone happy is  nothing more than a recipe for disaster in November.

I am a firm believer in the maxim that "you never underestimate the ignorance of the American people". America is mad but at the wrong people. However, in these times, they will listen to idiots such as Beck and will fall for every tea bagger nut job line of shit. Our side needs to counter this by showing the American people that "change" is not just a catchphrase or some hollow, meaningless rhetoric. We saw what happened last night when you alienate the base, Mr. President. Democrats who get treated like shit will kick you square in the nads, Mr. President and vote Republican, even though it violates every principle they "believe" in.  

In short, either do your job, grow a spine or get bent. You don't play nice with these motherfuckers. Last night was a sterling example of what happens when you do. The ball is now in your court, Mr. President.

Originally posted to demswin06 on Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 07:10 AM PST.


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    •  America feels the same about you. (4+ / 0-)

      I am that gadfly which God has attached to the state, and all day long and in all places...arousing and persuading and reproaching you.-Socrates

      by The Navigator on Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 07:18:55 AM PST

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    •  Fuck you too, asshole. (0+ / 0-)

      trolling the site, jammies on, bumping some Vanilla Ice. Blow me clown.

      "But then, liberals always were a little fond of mind control, assuming of course that it was put to good use." -DKos troll

      by teloPariah on Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 07:23:18 AM PST

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      •  Nah Fuck U (0+ / 0-)

        These fucking Voters are too ignorant. What tha Fuck are they so Mad about? Liberalism did not cause this Economic Mess that we are in, yet these Mutha Fuckas want to give it back to a bunch RedNecked Right Wing Ass holes who caused all of this. Nah, fuck U and Fuck every mutha fucking ass whose going to take us backwards. That includes my President Barack Hussein OBama, the non-fighting son of a bitch. (I'm Black by the way) so don't try the Race Card shit. Fuck U!

        •  As I said, Blow me (0+ / 0-)

          with that ignorant reaction, you're just entertainment. These elites left us all behind again, but you'll hate a working man instead of getting a clue. Obama might get you back via religion, but only if you secretly hate queers enough. Troll.

          "But then, liberals always were a little fond of mind control, assuming of course that it was put to good use." -DKos troll

          by teloPariah on Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 07:33:54 AM PST

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    •  Rec'd to counter HR (3+ / 0-)
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      TLS66, Eclectablog, HPrefugee

      Not sure why this rant gets an HR in the tipjar when this place is going to be Rant Central today.

      •  The guy told my country "fuck you" (1+ / 0-)
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        Yeah, he get's an HR, I don't care how frustrated people are.  You still are responsible for what you say, even if you're a little frustrated.  I see  a lot of people frustrated here, and their not saying fuck you.

        And when you uprate this garbage, you're saying "fuck you" also.

        I am that gadfly which God has attached to the state, and all day long and in all places...arousing and persuading and reproaching you.-Socrates

        by The Navigator on Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 07:32:26 AM PST

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      •  Same here (1+ / 0-)
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        That HR is totally uncalled for. I'm not wild about the title of this diary and expected to come and be unhappy with it. But after reading it I found myself agreeing with the content quite a bit.

        The HRs are totally inappropriate.

        "He's one of these people who doesn't need much, much less much more."

        by Eclectablog on Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 08:10:02 AM PST

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  •  Ah.. (1+ / 0-)
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    Thanks. I always forget that.

  •  We are, as always, at the uninformed (9+ / 0-)

    whim of the "swing" voters -- the ones who call themselves independent, who form directionless parties like Perot's so-called Reform Party; people who are mad as hell about something or other, something they cannot articulate, and they decide they're going to get out and do something about whatever that is.

    The teabaggers represent this, to me: People who are genuinely pissed off, but not about much of anything that's actually true. The Brown supporter caught on camera calling Obama and Coakley supporters "Nazis," because, like, y'know, they're democrats and socialists.

    It's not as though this was ever about policy.

    "They blamed it on the Islamic fanatics, at the time. [...] That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary." -Handmaid's Tale

    by Cenobyte on Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 07:16:28 AM PST

  •  America doesn't deserve universal health care... (0+ / 0-)

    ... yet.

  •  As always, (3+ / 0-)
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    bustacap, teloPariah, erush1345

    unreasoning anger yields stupid prescriptions.

    Your prescription, boiled down:

    First, insult the electorate - always a winner in this great democracy

    Second, jam down a bill that - sorry -- has been rejected by the country.  No matter what we think, I really do not know what the citizens of the country could do to demonstrate that they have rejected both the current bills and, most important, the process that got us here.

    That'll work, all right.

  •  Displaced anger (0+ / 0-)

    Funny, in 2008, the voters were absolutely the best around. Obama was the God in motion, who could do no wrong. Funny thing though, you seem to forget one little thing. The American people will turn on you, just as fast as they turned on the Republicans. Obama is not the man you thought he was. Having issues with Massachusetts is a microcosm of the anger you feel towards Barack. You're taking your anger out of the wrong people.

    Having sceond though about voting for Obama in the first place???

    Will Rogers said he never met a man he didn't like, I did, they're called conservatives.

    by CTmoderate on Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 07:36:50 AM PST

  •  loss (2+ / 0-)
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    prfb, SweetLittleOkie

    You don't lose because of what the enemy did, it's what you did--or didn't do.  Part of the blame goes to kossacks that were blind to Obama's weaknesses--that supported him regardless of his positions, or lack of same.  He felt no pressure from his base--and that is a function of the base.

    Dems lost to Bush--an idiot--and now lost to a tea bagger--they didn't win--we lost.

    •  Granted... (0+ / 0-)

      we lost. However as I said earlier I am NOT going to absolve the so-called leadership of the Democratic party for the loss, but as my rant started with, if the American people think that the last year of total GOP obstructionism isn't a factor and the Dems weak ass response to it isn't a clarion call to grow a spine then I don't know what is. It may not be pretty and I would in a perfect world would prefer another response, but if we continue to roll over and play dead to the ilk such as Lieberman, Nelson and the teabaggers who just rant and rave without a single concrete idea in their mush filled heads except they hate the black man in the WH, then the Democrats and America deserve what they get. You don't give the ball back to the MFers who put us in this sitaution in the first place and expect everything to be solved within a year, is just plain horseshit.

  •  I give up. Until there is public financing (1+ / 0-)
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    of elections, the gov is owned by those with the money and lock on the media.

    I will now concentrate on getting more for ME because I would be a fool to expect gov to do anyting for the little people.

  •  Best rant I've read (0+ / 0-)

    on dkos thus far. People just aren't learning the lessons from the last 8 years, and Democrats aren't helping. Some of the blame lays on Obama, most on Congress and a lazy MSM.

    However, this next year will determine whether Obama can be an effective President or not, the ball is most definitely in his court about whether he wants a legacy as another Jimmy Carter or [favorite President here].

    •  Thank you (1+ / 0-)
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      for your kind words, but some on this site still walk around with rose-colored glasses.

      •  Oh, I got my glasses right here (0+ / 0-)

        but my support for the President doesn't mean that I don't realize THIS is his chance to define the next 3 years. If he plays this wrong, they we can kiss 2010 goodbye and maybe even 2012 (in a really gloomy world). He is the only leader that plays out on a national stage with some impunity to pundit and GOP talking points. He's got the podium, and it's time to use it.

        January 27th, SOTU address, will tell us if he is taking up the mantle or not.

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