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  •  As I recall, last summer in an interview (7+ / 0-)

    with USA Today (think I have that right), Obama said if re-elected he'd do things that would anger his base.  I voted for him, but that comment told me I wasn't going to be all that happy about a second term---just happy it wasn't a Romney first term.

    •  I recall that remark (13+ / 0-)

      What is with this guy?  I've never understood his proclivity for angering, harming and insulting his supporters while seeking approval from those who hold him in contempt.  

      Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

      by Betty Pinson on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 07:15:32 AM PST

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      •  Interesting (1+ / 0-)
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        He is black afterall, he seeks approval from those who hold him in contempt on a daily basis, on the right and left. He needs to have a huge level of tone deafness to even do his job. He didn't create the reality of politics and he would not be president if he followed progressive purists.

        I find it funny that people on dailykos actually thought they had the upper hand against rich plutocratic interests. I'd say it is delusional to think progressives would get everything they wanted considering the real opposition of regular people.

        •  He doesn't have a problem with tone deafness (5+ / 0-)

          But he does seem to hear Wall Street and Big Corp Lobbyists very well.

          Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

          by Betty Pinson on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 11:11:25 AM PST

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        •  When you say "progressives want' you mean (5+ / 0-)

          like what? Leave Social Security alone, don't hurt Medicare and Medicaid, let the government bargain pharmaceuticals down on price; end the War Formerly Known as On Terror and pull back foreign bases....

          How come those, and many more get 60% and more in polling then? On the one hand you say progressive are a minority, on the other you say 3 of 5 Americans must be progressive, based on what they want.

          I think you are confused, as is the President, and mistake the 1%, including the Beltway Shitheads, for the majority in America.

          No, that's the majority of money, not the majority of people. Huge difference.


          The Internet is just the tail of the Corporate Media dog.

          by Jim P on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 11:42:04 AM PST

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          •  I am not confused... (0+ / 0-)

            I am saying to consider the power of the wealthy. Most of those issues you have stated are easily spun by the elite depending on which election season. Just call it socialism. Maybe if all adults voted progressives would be the majority but not the 2013 electorate, or 2014 for that matter.

            People like you thinking the rich interests can be run over roughshod in the fiscal cliff negotiations while garnering no pain from the poor isn't reality I am afraid to say.

            •  You're saying he was FORCED to (1+ / 0-)
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              bring up an issue the populace doesn't want and he doesn't really want it either? Gun at his head, or something?

              We both know there's no fiscal cliff, that this is a propaganda thing, right? We both know that cutting will hurt the people, the nation, and even the economy, right?

              So how is it excusable that a Democratic leader can initiate the thing that Republicans want, the demos doesn't, and Democratic voters hold as untouchable?

              Something is hinky about what he's doing. Don't see how that can be disputed, on any reality-based grounds.


              The Internet is just the tail of the Corporate Media dog.

              by Jim P on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 01:45:36 PM PST

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