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This is probably old news around these parts i know, but i wanted to test out how to post a video onto Kos. With regards to the Elizabeth Warren "cheerleader" comments from the Obama official: I ain't surprised. President Obama also called the current Fed Chair a man too, and that wasn't by accident. The President just has this weird frat-boy front he feels he needs to put on in front of all the Clinton Administration retreads he hangs out with. I love the guy but he has some issues sometimes. I think its a Hawaii thing or something. I dunno. Also, can someone please tell me how to properly post a video here?

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  •  Tip Jar (10+ / 0-)

    "....No Compromise in the Defense of Mother Earth!"

    by Seattle Socialist on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 08:12:20 AM PDT

  •  i found this in the help section: (1+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe

    i hope it helps you.

    "I am an old woman, named after my mother. my old man is another child who's grown old." John Prine (not an old woman)

    by art ah zen on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 08:24:18 AM PDT

  •  making bankers nervous....... (2+ / 0-)
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    Betty Pinson, Johnny Q

    select embed, copy code -but add after src="http:

    •  got it.. (2+ / 0-)
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      Betty Pinson, chimene

      ok, i figured it out. thank you.

      also, im just going to come out and say that i think Barack Obama is a good man, give or take a few a few things, and also that i think that Elizabeth Warren is cute. i saw her picture from high school and she always was cute. and still is. i love that lady.

      "....No Compromise in the Defense of Mother Earth!"

      by Seattle Socialist on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 08:57:50 AM PDT

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  •  Incredibly sexist, stupid (6+ / 0-)

    The WH is really shooting themselves in the foot by revealing what jerks they are.

    It's bad enough they take such a casual approach to protecting consumers and the working class, but to compound it with such insulting remarks is beyond the pale.

    All because they care more about Wall Street bankers than voters.

    Money is property, not speech. Overturn Citizens United.

    by Betty Pinson on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 09:05:29 AM PDT

    •  Grain of salt (3+ / 0-)
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      Its barely worth a google search, but i think that prior to him running for president, President Obama may have known Tim Geithner fairly well. Tim Geithner's dad was friends with Barack Obama's mom. Which makes sense considering the fact that his grandma was also a banker. So prior to running for president, Barack Obama was basically a family friend of the former head of the NY Fed, Tim Geithner. See the overlap?

      Wall Street's inherent sexism just goes without saying. That will be all be changing now in 2014, thankfully..

      "....No Compromise in the Defense of Mother Earth!"

      by Seattle Socialist on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 09:37:16 AM PDT

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    •  It isn't only sexist but also the way elitism (5+ / 0-)

      and hierarchy functions. People have been noting this tendency for centuries. People in power expect to, well, have their power respected. People brought in to a circle of elites are expected to not undercut their peers or their bosses. And it has always been this way when dealing with any power structure based on top-down authority. This is why the electoral system fails so often. People who achieve membership in governmental bodies are expected to reciprocate not to their constituents, but to their peers and leaders. Those who try to buck this system of quid pro quo among elites lose respect, and thus lose support, from the power brokers. The few who are immune to this process of coerced conformity become outsiders, who are often destroyed through ridicule and backstabbing manipulation.

      If she had been a man, she would have been given the patriarchal "play ball with the boys" lecture. "Be a good soldier" or "follow orders" or "take one for the team" crap. Obama may have been following the old Sun Tzu philosophy of "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" tactic.  So they diffused her by bringing her on board. Most are subdued this way, but some resist.

      The problem is there seems to never be enough who can resist the coercion of the powerful people who constitute the elite milieu.

      "The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue." Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays

      by ZhenRen on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 10:55:05 AM PDT

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  •  This is a very important admission (3+ / 0-)

    It shows how Washington works. And people have been observing this effect of hierarchical elitism for a long while, as Bakunin pointed out in 1870:

    What Bakunin wrote 140 years ago (3+ / 0-)

    ...could well have been written today. Here's a sample from The Basic Bakunin, Writings 1869-1871:

       From the beginning of history until today, there has never been a politics of the people, and by "the people" we mean the common people, the working rabble whose labor is the world's pabulum. There has only been the politics of the privileged classes, and these classes have used the physical force of the people to dethrone each other and to take one another's place. The people, in turn, have supported or opposed them only in the vague hope that at least one of these political revolutions—none of which could have been made without their help but none of which has been made for their sake—might alleviate somewhat their poverty and their age-old slavery. They have always been deceived. Even the Great French Revolution betrayed them. It eliminated the aristocratic nobility and replaced it with the bourgeoisie. The people are no longer called slaves or serfs; the law proclaims them free-born. But their slavery and their poverty remain unchanged.

            And these will remain unchanged so long as the masses of the people continue to be used as the tool of bourgeois politics, whether this is called conservative, liberal, progressive, or radical politics, even if it gives itself the most revolutionary airs in the world. Because all bourgeois politics, regardless of its color and its label, has at bottom but a single aim: to preserve bourgeois rule; and bourgeois rule is proletarian slavery.

    "The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue." Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays

    by ZhenRen on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 10:38:37 AM PDT

    •  Most people get upset (2+ / 0-)
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      when they realize that America's democracy is long gone. But folks need to realize that the American system of democracy died back all the way back in the 1980's when the corporate/CIA front known as the American Legislative Exchange Council took over America outright.

      People think ALEC is just there writing model laws and shit, ALEC (BushCo) is the corporate face of the "military industrial complex" Eisenhower warned us all about. And Reagan's election in 1980 is when American democracy ended. His election signaled something way bigger than just the "corporate deregulation" or whatever people remember him for. It marked the beginning of a pure American technocracy, where the global elites were now free to do whatever wanted, free from any institutional constraints. And their champion became Alan Greenspan. And we all know that played out.

      Here is what was happening in just the lead-up to Reagan. Its reads just like now, and thats because it is (Operation Mockingbird):

      "....No Compromise in the Defense of Mother Earth!"

      by Seattle Socialist on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 11:39:10 AM PDT

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  •  Not the first time... (2+ / 0-)
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    allie4fairness, chimene

    ...that President Obama made a sexist remark about a female Democrat.

    IIRC, Obama once praised California Attorney General Kamala Harris as the "best looking attorney general". If the California AG was a guy, Obama wouldn't have said anything along those lines.

    Obama isn't as sexist as the misogynists in the GOP, but he does have misogynistic tendencies.

    •  Larry Summers (3+ / 0-)
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      And also, President Obama made Elizabeth Warren go out to eat with Larry Summers.

      I mean, would any of you really want to go out to eat at the "Bombay Club" with Larry Summers?

      Just thinking about it is somehow off in some way. Im so sorry Elizabeth that that happened to you..

      "....No Compromise in the Defense of Mother Earth!"

      by Seattle Socialist on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 12:37:03 PM PDT

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