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This may not be a diary, but Lawrence O'Donnell just called out a CBPP press release that you all really need to have a look at:

Holy hell....

This is what we are up against.

"House Speaker John Boehner’s new budget proposal would require deep cuts in the years immediately ahead in Social Security and Medicare benefits for current retirees, the repeal of health reform’s coverage expansions, or wholesale evisceration of basic assistance programs for vulnerable Americans. The plan is, thus, tantamount to a form of 'class warfare.'  If enacted, it could well produce the greatest increase in poverty and hardship produced by any law in modern U.S. history. This may sound hyperbolic, but it is not.  The mathematics are inexorable."

I know many folks here are dug in in their determination not to go out of their way in any effort to help POTUS in 2012 beyond their individual votes. I disagree, but at least maybe we can agree that we need the friggin' House back before the Tea Party burns the Country to the ground.

No matter where you stand on POTUS, PLEASE work to get these freshmen out.

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  •  TJ (22+ / 0-)

    " 'You Rock?!?' (But been through less gravel.) My mystique suggests battle. And, what have You?" -Common

    by malharden on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 05:22:34 PM PDT

  •  wasn't watching, though i should have (2+ / 0-)
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    malharden, boophus

    so, they want now to RE-OWN "entitlement" cuts... heh good for them. will wait to see it come out of his mouth, but can't stop giggling a bit at the idea that obama "beat them to the punch..." now they have to RE-OWN THEIR OWN GODDAMNED IDEAS.

    i've hated that these things - us piddly little meekings - have had to be offered up as "bait" in the procedure, but i think it called their bluff. they refused it first; now they have to offer it up as "their solution."

    and let's see how the current senior population takes to it... let alone the younger pop. i'm thinking, now they'll start asking, "hey isn't my right not an 'entitlement? I PAID FOR IT.'"

    respect the morals, not the messenger. i bold everything i say for i do not preach to the choir; i preach to the new... or the trolls. WRONG=RIGHT IS NOT CORRECT. ONE SIDE IS WRONG. THE OTHER SIDE IS MORE CORRECT THAN THE OTHER.

    by theChild on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 05:33:16 PM PDT

  •  Boehner & the teapublicans can go to Hell (4+ / 0-)

    Beggaring seniors so that the wealthy can buy bigger Yachts is unAmerican.

    look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening. "It's the planet, stupid."

    by FishOutofWater on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 05:40:05 PM PDT

  •  This isn't a game. (3+ / 0-)
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    CrissieP, thematt523, malharden

    It isn't about winning some rhetorical war against thew GOP.  People will live or die as a result of what we do.

    Anyone with a "D" next to their name gets my full support right now.  I don't care if they eat babies.

    WARNING: Your diary/comment/attitude/etc may dishonor Ted Kennedy!

    by snout on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 05:41:14 PM PDT

  •  We Can't Push a Rope. (8+ / 0-)

    There has to be a Democratic Party that will fight for it re-election, wherever it intends to be idealogically.

    The 30 year program has been to keep quiet and allow the Republicans to demonstrate their extremism to the persuadable conservative moderate swing vote. As everyone can see, this has brought the United States to the point of causing its second global financial crash in our history, and now 3 years later we're poised to make it 3.

    Humanity can't afford the passive American Democratic party but nobody seems to have any leverage on them. Activists with today's still-weak progressive movement can only do so much to force an anorexic party to eat.

    Longer term if the people have to take this into their own hands it's not going to be to elect more corporatists and conservative Democrats.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 05:45:56 PM PDT

  •  Democrats need to do more than be the We're-Not- (2+ / 0-)
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    asterkitty, GeeBee

    As-Bad-As-They-Are party, which only encourages the Teahadis to push further, harder right.

    How about a party that is absolute in its defense of the liberal democratic state, as absolute as the Tea Party is in defense of economic privilege and the destruction of the state?

    How about not validating the bs austerity narrative?

    How about a robust defense of public spending on the public?

    How about not carrying on multiple wars and leaving the Bush tax cuts in place?

    How about the POTUS focus laser-like on the plight of the jobless and go after the Wall Street tycoons who remain rich and powerful after ruining the economy?

    The one party is evil, the other lacks all vision.

    This is some democracy.

    "Soyez réalistes, demandez l’impossible" "Be realistic, demand the impossible." Graffiti from Paris, May 1968

    by absolute beginner on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 05:53:55 PM PDT

  •  shocking (2+ / 0-)
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    malharden, Brooke In Seattle

    SHOCKING that class warfare would be waged by the gop!

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 05:55:14 PM PDT

  •  I think you're pretty damned confused. (1+ / 0-)
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    A lot of us are adamant in our desire to see Obama succeed wildly.  Instead we see an administration that fails time and time again to appreciate what is required in politics, and not only lets down some ideologue, but through its failure, condemns real people, people who are hanging on by their finger nails, to fall into the abyss of poverty and despair.  Not to mention any of the moral issues one might have.

    All we want is for Obama to make a stand, a popular stand, a stand with the people, a stand with the principles that ostensibly make up the Democratic platform.  I am confident that should he do so, it would improve the chances of Democrats at all levels.  Should he fight, even if he looses, that brand will stick and we can once again be the party of the People.

    I, of course, am not President.  I don't have nearly as much clout.  So while I'm happy to do my part, if you really care about regaining the House and keeping the Senate, you are trying to pressure the wrong people.

    Justice deferred is justice denied. -MLK

    by zephron on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 06:35:55 PM PDT

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

      Disagreement is natural and normal and part of the process.

      But the country needs support for Dems more than constant carping and heaps of scorn.

      " 'You Rock?!?' (But been through less gravel.) My mystique suggests battle. And, what have You?" -Common

      by malharden on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 07:11:38 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  The country needs support for people who care. (0+ / 0-)

        Now, I'm a Dem through and through.  And I care.  But, when it comes time to talk to they guy in the supermarket or on the subway, or my inlaws, it's pretty difficult to convince them that the party that cares is the Democratic party when so many Democrats simply fail to deliver.

        Put another way, when the product stinks, there is only so much that slick adverts can really do.

        So, you want new glossy photos, and I want what Democratic politicians do (especially the highest profile and most powerful ones, like Obama) to have a passing resemblance to the Democratic platform (which is actually quite popular, even with my nutcase Republican inlaws, as it were).  These aren't exclusive, and they are both be required.

        Justice deferred is justice denied. -MLK

        by zephron on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 07:33:13 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Who have been the most reliable (0+ / 0-)

    GOP voters for the past forty years?

    Guess they never thought that they would come for them.

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