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[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster.]

I have been furious with my Party and Government over the years on various levels, as we all know quite well, often bewildered at the obliviousness to howling human pain and lost opportunity of incredible scale, but lately I’ve had this sharp question to consciousness if our political leadership is even on the same reality and planet I’m on.  Base elements and policy are so humanly wrong and grossly politically stupid either the Party leadership is completely lost in space on quaaludes or I am.

Please excuse me, Mr. Robert Gates, I was ill last week with a vomiting syndrome and will now fail the Adult White House Asshole drug test because I desperately need my health to be a good worker.  It can be grossly disorienting but after nine years of it I snap back very quickly now with the right medication, I am quite sure the Pluto politics examined this morning will reveal a political frame of reference quite healthy on my part, for I wasn’t the one who so stupidly maligned and inflamed his own people right before an election.

Absolute clarity and vivid understanding are sometimes completely necessary in stark forms of simplicity for certain evolutions of life, Mr. Gates, so just in case the above paragraph isn’t totally, irrevocably clear: fuck you.

Administration officials who can’t even display politics of self-preservation hasn’t got my mental center of gravity wobbly this morning, however, it’s the posts from demi-gods Krugman and Glenzilla about our beyond-appalling Catfood Commission, the secretly absurd body formed by our own President that wants to steal our Social Security savings for the little people so all the horrendous wars and tax cuts can be paid for.  Even our soldiers will get their pay and benefits cut, all weapons systems still in place.

I so remember the feeling of rising political panic after Bush had won his second term and a total assault on Social Security that came out of nowhere right after he was sworn in.  The Netroots frantically took up the cause to save Social Security, blessedly nothing happened, then that monster was finally gone.

Yet with the Democrats in charge of the White House and Congress somehow, in some far far away universe of political thinking, the Catfood Commission was created and exists to knife Social Security again. Under Democrats!  The issue of whether anything eventually happens is totally irrelevant, just the base existence of the Catfood Commission and it’s slimy members (Alan Simpson is a lying, stealing, unfeeling creep) is beyond politically dumbfounding.

One lives the self-examined life, right, step calmly back for a few minutes and gently contemplate: is it too much to ask as a loyal Democrat that when your Party controls the Presidency and Congress cutting Social Security would never, ever happen, that it would never occur to any citizen in any form, let alone the Party leadership?

Answer:  am I on planet earth?

Apparently it’s just too much to ask from Democratic Party base members that the signature liberal and Democratic Party accomplishment of all time, so vital to so many little people, be off limits.  Those hippie pot smokers have some strange politics, eh?

The issue of disloyalty by dissention on my part amuses me, nothing I could do in a million years could ever match the heinous damage the political aliens in the White House accomplish on a weekly basis.  It’s as if they want to lose, they can’t even understand the politics of Social Security.

Even if the loyalty issue had real potential relevance I wouldn’t care.  The Obama Presidency knifed forever the love I held for them and Party after that filthy Afghanistan war supplemental vote, a viciously stupid form of insanity I was precisely promised would not happen again under leadership I put my name next to.

I tried to warn the Party months ago, love lost is a very bad thing, only terrible results await those who so foolishly squander it.  Every disgusting quote from a member of that Catfood Commission, every scathing story from our best journalists and bloggers about it spears the hearts of more base members on a daily basis.  You’re in trouble, Democratic Party, bad trouble, if you keep using ploys like Social Security fear mongering no political force in any universe will be able to save you.

Ha, what would I know?  I want peace, employment, good schools, liberty, privacy and social security for the little people.  So much to ask for in these times, so very much.

Originally posted to paradox on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 09:00 AM PDT.

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  •  And The Timing Of The Vote On The 'Recomendations (1+ / 0-)
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    of said 'Catfood Commission' is set to be right after the election.

    How conveeeeennnnniiiiieeeeeennntt!!!


  •  lmao (0+ / 0-)

    More melodrama, please.

    I'm gonna go eat a steak. And fuck my wife. And pray to GOD - hatemailapalooza, 052210

    by punditician on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 09:23:20 AM PDT

  •  Per Jerome's Diary, We Really Are Awash (2+ / 0-)
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    sfbob, JG in MD

    in signs of system breakdown.

    When most or everyone using a system is using it wrongly, it's usually the wrong system or a seriously defective system.

    I'm hot and cold on how much ire to direct at Obama, because I knew he, like Hillary, was a conservative at the beginning of the nomination race. Since Democratic leadership would be conservative to rightwing in any other democracy, and since they're not yet even promoting policies that would stop the country's and the peoples' decline, "conservative" is a judgment I'm confident to make about the Democratic party and the Administration.

    Why would a country have 2 conservative parties both working as much or more for concentrated private power as for the people? Because there are things wrong with its system.

    The media environment, the economic environment, the cultural environment and the military-intelligence environment are all extreme in this country compared to every other advanced democracy.

    That totality of extremism doesn't come from a moderate system.

    It's not just we who are asking for so much.

    The planet itself is demanding that a century of gas emissions be extracted from the atmosphere and returned below the ground into the crust forever.

    That's a pretty extreme demand, but it's being backed up by increasingly extreme punishment.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 09:25:58 AM PDT

  •  I have a hunch (0+ / 0-)

    that the catfood commission (why capitalize it?) is just drawing fire and keeping some of the idiots busy. Huffing and puffing over the evils of social security takes up time and energy that rethugs might be using to create real havoc.  

    What can the commission do but publish a report with recommendations? Aren't most recommendations just put on a shelf to gather dust?

    Appointing a commission, ignoring all the shouting about it, and taking action while the audience is distracted: sleight of hand, the magician's stock in trade.

    Just my 2 cents.

    I'm stopped cold when I realize that those who control our destiny would let us die for their profit, or even for their convenience.

    by JG in MD on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 10:25:35 AM PDT

    •  Let me rephrase that (0+ / 0-)

      After I posted I realized I didn't have a clue what I was talking about. I googled "vote on commission recommendations" thinking I'd get a general discussion and instead came up with Pelosi Forces Vote on Deficit on AMERICAblog.

      Whatever the Pete Peterson–controlled Deficit Commission & Cat Food Industry Employment Club shoves through the Senate, that bill will automatically get a vote in the House. This means the "work till you're 70" recommendation, and the "don't ask for last year's benefits, 'cause Less is the new More" budget fix — already positioned as the "mildest" of the deficit fixes — is a near certainty. Unless you're currently a senior (who always votes), you're had.

      Social Security has no friends among people in power. None.

      I really don't want to believe this. Can anybody talk me down?

      I'm stopped cold when I realize that those who control our destiny would let us die for their profit, or even for their convenience.

      by JG in MD on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 10:46:00 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I try to keep up with what is (0+ / 0-)

    happening with Social Security.  I am confused too.

    I know we will get the best deal possible from Nancy. Does her passing that law mean Obama can't ram it through?  With a vote there will at least be a head count of who voted for or against working until age 70.

    •  I believe they want to weaken Social Security (2+ / 0-)
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      0hio, Aquagranny911

      by increasing the retirement age, on the younger workers.  They have kept repeating 'It won't be there for you." to the younger workers until the younger workers are convinced that it won't be there for them.

      Some, probably those who are paid by Pete Peterson, have instilled in them that the boomers didn't save and now the younger generations are having to work to support them when they retire.  Nothing can be farther from the truth.  Boomers prepaid a lot of their own Social Security plus they paid for their own parents' and grandparents' retirements.

      The anti social security crowd will also rub it in that the younger worker won't get to retire as young as the boomers. They won't want to pay for the benefits as time goes on.

      The Social Security changes are a way to destroy it.  Also if you raise the full retirement 3 yers, then it will cost you 40% if you retire at 62 .

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