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  •  they're not going to moderate after obama (30+ / 0-)

    they were already utterly mad during clinton's turn, obama being black isn't making them mad. had it been hillary instead of obama, the hatred would have been expressed in misogynist terms instead of racist and xenophobic ones is all.

    they'll hate any democrat who wins.

    •  Which is why "bipartisanship" is a fool's errand (9+ / 0-)

      GOP House impeached last Dem president.  They may yet impeach this one if they get back Senate next year (I'm assuming they'll hold House).

      Seeking compromise w/ such people is like the frog and the scorpion.

      Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

      by RFK Lives on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 08:08:48 PM PDT

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      •  in a perfect world we wouldn't (5+ / 0-)

        have needed the bi-partisanship with the ridiculous actors of the other side but the media complicated things.  People here dismiss its power but the propaganda is formidable and I think the willingness to appear to compromise was essential to neuter them somewhat.   A combative President and Democratic Congress was what the corporate oligarchs were salivating for because they knew their media plants would cut and paste it in a way that that appeared threatening to the unwashed and uneducated masses.  Think about the image they were trying to project onto the Democratic Party and our President - Marxist, dictator, Muslim, etc, etc.  They wanted the electorate to think of him and his cohorts as urban terrorists out to take away our guns, lock us up in FEMA concentration camps, impose communist authoritarianism on the country.  Think of how some fiery antagonistic speeches could have been sliced and diced to reinforce that and instead what did they get?  Conciliation, compromise, a boy scout's ethics, caring and kind, perfect family.

        All they had left was just to take up ridiculous policies.  Obama saw the opening and fed them golden branches he knew they couldn't take because he'd attach something to it he knew would recover the economy.  

        I would bet though that from day one he truly despises the players on the other side and would probably strangle the worst of them....if it would do any good.  But it wouldn't.  They have phenomenal power, especially since Citizens United.  As much as you guys dismiss the multi-dimensional chess, it really was the only way forward.  This was always a 10/20 year plan once it became apparent we didn't have the votes to get past that power at the start of his administration.  I think you're seeing the fruits of that now.

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