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  •  Now I remember! (3+ / 0-)

    I remember why, after the 2008 election, I stopped visiting DailyKos after using it as my lifeline leading up to Barack Obama's first election. And why I am not going to be back anymore after again clinging to this site in the weeks leading up to the 2012 election.

    The hysterical, hyperbolic, defeatist rants about how Obama is a traitor, Pelosi is a traitor, the Democrats are just GOPs in disguise, there's no difference between the two parties ... JESUS F-inG CHRIST! GIVE ME A BREAK. It's fine to be worked up over particular issues, and perhaps this Chained-CPI issue is one of those. But to turn a negotiating tactic that hasn't even played itself out yet as the end of the progressive movement as we know it -- this is exactly WHY progressives have such a hard time getting constructive things done.

    Those on this site who have spent the last few days comparing Obama to W, or Gingrich, or worse, need to go back to the pre-election blogs that many of THEM posted, pointing out how while our president isn't perfect and isn't always progressive, what he has accomplished is nothing short of remarkable given the obstacles. They should go back and read their posts about all of the things Obama has done, from ending DADT to ending an illegal war to saving an iconic American industry and its 1 million UNION jobs makes us so grateful that the GOPs aren't in charge.

    But they won't, because the election is over and rather than have reasonable dialogue we eat our own, assume the worst about our party and our president and throw tantrums.  The imeciles at RedState must be laughing their asses off at us right now.

    That's all. See you in 2016.

    •  I am one of the many who voted for O because I (2+ / 0-)
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      misterwade, corvo

      believed him when he said SS and Medicare and Medicaid were  off the table and ran on that. I have not forgotten what he has gotten done, but I have not forgotten Stupak or this lie he told to get elected this time, and didn't even wait a month before showing it was a lie.

    •  The reason progressives have such a hard time (2+ / 0-)
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      jabney, corvo

      getting things done is because the people we elect to represent our views go and sell us up the river.  The wailing here is perfectly appropriate and hopefully the President and Pelosi can hear it, so to speak.

      Power to the Peaceful!

      by misterwade on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 10:17:00 PM PST

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    •  Bravo (0+ / 0-)

      Exactly how I feel.  I come here less and less because I really don't like the orange-flavored whine.

      When I look at the rec list full of anti-Obama rants and selfishness disguised as concern for others, I just mostly shake my head.  This place turns into the mirror image of red state.

      When it is not overrun with begging con artists and lolcat idiocy that is.

    •  People's View over there (0+ / 0-)

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