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  •  David Axelrod should be fired. (1+ / 0-)
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    cameoanne

    He should be fired or not taking this race more seriously early on, and making damn sure Coakley's people did what they were required to do to win.

    •  Whatever (3+ / 0-)
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      Republicans secret dream = the impeachment of Bo the Dog LOL

      by LaurenMonica on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 08:59:14 AM PST

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    •  No way! He should definitely be fired in 2010 (6+ / 0-)

      when he doesn't take control of every single Democratic race in the country and make sure those candidates' people do what's required to win. Isn't Master Election Overlord his official title? Clearly, this is all the White House's fault. Someone should write about this on FDL

      "I told them on Inauguration Day. I said look into my eyes: no new enhancements." - President Johnny Gentle (Famous Crooner) - Infinite Jest

      by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 09:00:24 AM PST

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      •  Oh I thought he was already fired by the PUMA (1+ / 0-)
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        party in 2008!

      •  A dishonest argument. (0+ / 0-)

        Stop making up straw man bullshit to attack. I'm talking about THIS race. The crucial special senate election we are dealing with RIGHT NOW.

        •  Your recent diary history doesn't bode well for u (1+ / 0-)
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          Impeach Obama- some dkos clown (Jan 05, 2010)

          by soms on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 09:07:06 AM PST

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          •  In what sense? (1+ / 0-)
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            cameoanne

            I'm sick of people coddling Obama's ass and making excuses for his lack of leadership and massive tactic mistakes.

            •  And I'm sick of Lefty Obama Delusion Syndrome (4+ / 0-)
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              wherein Obama can't shit puppies and unicorns and single-handedly destroy filibusters, therefore he's a "fucking disaster" or whatever it is you're prattling on about.

              Being VERY VERY ANGRY and throwing in lots of "fucks" ("wake the fuck up," etc.) doesn't make you a better Democrat. It doesn't mean you "get it" and we're all a bunch of morons. It just makes you annoying.

              "I told them on Inauguration Day. I said look into my eyes: no new enhancements." - President Johnny Gentle (Famous Crooner) - Infinite Jest

              by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 09:13:15 AM PST

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              •  I'm sure you are. (1+ / 0-)
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                cameoanne

                I'm talking about basic leadership and competence. I can live with Obama trying and failing after a good effort.

                What I can't abide is Obama caving in at the least amount of resistance, and not fighting for anything.

                I don't expect him to magically fix everything and pass a perfect agenda that I agree with 100%.

                I expect him to fucking TRY HARD to pass the agenda he fucking ran on and got elected to do, however.

              •  Indeed, agree .. and I'm not one of those people (0+ / 0-)

                who is an Obama fanbot.

                I believe the ODS is like a creeping disease that plays right into the hands of Rove and Wurlitzer, and it's part of the reason why Coakely is having the problems she's having, right now.

                'The work goes on, the cause endures.'

                by shpilk on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 09:49:23 AM PST

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        •  i don't need to create you... (2+ / 0-)
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          you're posting right here. and you're answer is, "OMG! Axelrod suxxx!"

          Why don't you enlighten us on these things "it takes to win" that Axelrod was supposed to be sharing? I think it's grounds for firing when the top White House political strategist knows just how to win but doesn't tell anyone. That's just selfish!

          "I told them on Inauguration Day. I said look into my eyes: no new enhancements." - President Johnny Gentle (Famous Crooner) - Infinite Jest

          by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 09:09:30 AM PST

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          •  Axelrod and the White House fucked this up. (1+ / 0-)
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            cameoanne

            They KNEW this seat was crucial to his agenda. And they took the seat and victory for granted -- and didn't monitor it and make sure there were no problems starting to crop up.

            There is no fucking excuse for that level of incompetence.

        •  wait .. what? (0+ / 0-)

          Oh, I get it.

          Only you can create teh strawmen.
          I humble myself before thee.

          'The work goes on, the cause endures.'

          by shpilk on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 09:47:03 AM PST

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      •  or rather, November 2010. (2+ / 0-)
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        Although I guess we could fire him now because we already know there'll be some losses in the midterms. It's a pretty glaring failure that Axelrod didn't prevent all those Democrats from retiring. And Griffin's party-switch totally has the stench of Axelrod's incompetence all over it. How is this man even working in politics? He's like Shrum, only a billion times more worser!!!!

        "I told them on Inauguration Day. I said look into my eyes: no new enhancements." - President Johnny Gentle (Famous Crooner) - Infinite Jest

        by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 09:06:41 AM PST

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      •  Surprised that Rahm didn't take the heat yet (3+ / 0-)
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        Republicans secret dream = the impeachment of Bo the Dog LOL

        by LaurenMonica on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 09:07:25 AM PST

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        •  I don't think he will... (1+ / 0-)
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          He's not in charge of campaigning at any level. That would be the Axe Man. But he isn't to blame either.

        •  Oh, don't worry, someone will blast him soon. (1+ / 0-)
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          The Derangement Syndrome is strong on the Left.
          Very, very strong.

          Reality is too hard to deal with, it's much easier to lash out when the rainbows and puppies fail to materialize. It's so pervasive, I'll even admit it sucked me into it once in a while. It's the easy way out, the path of least resistance.  

          And I'm getting sick and tired of seeing it vomited all over the left blogosphere.

          'The work goes on, the cause endures.'

          by shpilk on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 09:52:15 AM PST

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      •  Loltastic. (0+ / 0-)

        And Obama didn't walk on water.

        Goddamit Barack, where's my damn pony!?

        'The work goes on, the cause endures.'

        by shpilk on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 09:45:41 AM PST

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    •  You have an 'Axelrod' to grind. Yes? (3+ / 0-)
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      Impeach Obama- some dkos clown (Jan 05, 2010)

      by soms on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 09:02:39 AM PST

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    •  Coakley is weak. Not Axelrod's fault. (3+ / 0-)
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      cameoanne, soms, Bmeis

      The picture of Coakley in DC at a fancy dress ball by lobbyists a few days ago was the most politically stupid thing anyone could do.

      Even now, Coakley is not selling herself but making attacks on Brown that are desperate and ignored by voters as last minute mud slinging by candidate who took voters for granted.

      •  All the more reason for the White House to step.. (1+ / 0-)
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        ...in sooner and take over her fuckng campaign. The lack of attentio to this race by the White House -- and inaction on it -- was stunning.

        Obama defers way too fucking much. I excused it early on in his presidency as him just feeling his way, expecting that as he gained more experience in the job -- and got burned for being passive and deferential -- he would learn.

        But he's not learning. He's a fucking disaster. Obama is way too deferential and passive. He doesn't take the fight to the enemy. He sits there and absorbs blow after blow hoping the refs will call a foul.

        •  All the more reason to plan for Coakley losing. (1+ / 0-)
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          cameoanne

          White House can't just "step in" to bail out losing candidates.  Massachusetts Democrats allowed Coakley to run and win. Many better candidates bailed out and the weak Coakley won.

          She took voters for granted and now she is going to lose. Not much White House can do about it.

          It is a silver lining as it will force Democrat to kill filibuster which is key to restoring Constitutional government and dealing with nations problems.

          •  "Plan for Coakley losing" pretty much... (2+ / 0-)
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            cameoanne, randomfacts

            ...sums up the dipshit mentality of the Obama apologists here.

            MY GOD!

            How about we plan on making sure she FUCKING WINS! Is that too much to ask?

            Had the incompetent dumbasses in the White House taken this race seriously and PLANNED, they could have stepped in earlier and maybe staved off this (let's hope not) defeat.

            I am just stunned by the rationalization and excuses people are making for the White House.

            Yes, she was a poor candidate. But, for the love of God, she still could have won.

            •  White House needed to propose real reform. (1+ / 0-)
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              cameoanne

              Was where the White House failed on everything from health care to Wall Street regulation Obama turned off Obama voters by failing to deliver on change, transparency and government for people vs. for Wall Street.

              You'll note that the polling shows 20% of Obama voters voting for Brown. It's  protest vote on not getting change and transparency.

              Coakley is just a weak candidate that Democratic Party put up and Democratic voters elected. You can't blame White House for that. Had Coakley come out with her hair on fire saying she'd vote AGAINST health care bill unless it had real reform in it, she'd be winning. Instead she said she'd vote for the junk health care bill and now she's losing.

      •  Not weak, just complacent. (0+ / 0-)

        And to be absolutely frank: who the hell could blame her? She was up by 31 points less than three weeks ago. She wasn't the ONLY one that took this for granted either.

        As a candidate, she is rock solid. Good public speaker, excellent credentials, and strong name recondition. There's a reason she won that primary, remember?

    •  Um... why? (0+ / 0-)

      This wasn't his fault.

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