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  •  We have his past actions to predict by ... (4+ / 0-)

    ... and somehow those always seem to benefit wealthy corporations more than average Americans.

    Firing his campaign economists and installing Wall Street insiders after his election.

    No Wall Street bankers in jail, or even investigated.

    Secret promises to the insurance industry that there would be no public option (while proclaiming his preference for one to us).

    Etc.

    •  I don't give a shit. This battle is not over and (0+ / 0-)

      I for one refuse to join the "we're so fucked" gloom and doom narrative.

      Funny Stuff at http://www.funnyordie.com/oresmas

      by poopdogcomedy on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 12:58:41 PM PDT

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      •  Recognizing his pattern isn't the same as ... (2+ / 0-)
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        ... going to a "'we're so fucked' gloom and doom narrative."  Realistically recognizing his pattern puts us in the position to fight against that pattern.

        And you really "don't give a shit" that ...

        his past actions always seem to benefit wealthy corporations more than average Americans.

        Firing his campaign economists and installing Wall Street insiders after his election.

        No Wall Street bankers in jail, or even investigated.

        Secret promises to the insurance industry that there would be no public option (while proclaiming his preference for one to us).

        Etc.

        ?

        You don't deny these things.  You just say you don't give a shit about them.  Really?

        •  No, what I meant was I don't care how closely you (0+ / 0-)

          follow his close actions (which some of your statements aren't 100% accurate), this battle is far from over and it will take the Senate and Congressional Democrats to agree to them.  His stimulus package was a lot of tax breaks for middle-class Americans (as imperfect as it is).  He didn't fire guys like Austan Goolsbee or Christie Romer, they left.  There are already Senate investigations going on and the secret promises were the last resort thing cause guys like Baucus killed the public option.  I'm not saying Obama is perfect or terrific at that matter and I've had my disappointments with him as well but your comment is contributing to the "we are doomed" narrative, no matter how factual or even exaggerated it may be.  If you at least made some call for action like putting the pressure on congressional or Senate Dems to not agree with these cuts, then I would say that you aren't contributing to the "gloom and doom" narrative.  I would credit you for being pro-active.  I would credit you for acknowledging a problem and then taking action.  There was nothing in your comment that called for action.  Nothing, nada, zilch.  

          Funny Stuff at http://www.funnyordie.com/oresmas

          by poopdogcomedy on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 01:39:11 PM PDT

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        •  P.S. All we seem to do is acknowledge that (0+ / 0-)

          patterns and problems here then scream about it.  Not a lot of diarists who write about solutions make the rec list.

          Funny Stuff at http://www.funnyordie.com/oresmas

          by poopdogcomedy on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 01:41:03 PM PDT

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          •  We are not giving up (1+ / 0-)
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            and you can't deny people the right to be angry and speak out about it. That is not the same as giving up.  That "doom and gloom" rhetoric is typically used to try to shut people up.  You should ditch it.  That is used by people who are in denial and who constantly try to stifle dissent, and you are not one of that  gang.


            "Justice is a commodity"

            by joanneleon on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 03:43:16 PM PDT

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