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nellie On January - 20 - 2010

Another brief rant.

I’m listening to progressive talk radio, and boy has the tone changed. Suddently the bashing is focused on Lieberman, Baucus, and Nelson — where it belonged all along. Now they’re saying we have to pass the Senate Health Care Bill in the House.

But the CALLERS — they’ve been indoctrinated, and they’re giving hosts a hard time. They want to trash the bill, trash the president. And finally I’m hearing the kind of defense and analysis that has been missing for months.

This election IS going to be a lesson for some people.

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  1. Marion says:

    I did a little anagram and it made it. This is in response to HER latest blog, proprietorially talking DOWN to Obama as if he can learn something from HER. (Read VERTICALLY).
    _____________________________________________

    I am truly happy for you, Ms Huffington.

    Way to go with your wonderful assessment!
    And such a well-written article as well.
    Nicely written and with a wonderful perspective.
    The President will appreciate your advice, I’m certain.

    Yes, and he’ll come back stronger from his metaphorical mountain.
    Over the past year, reflexions will have made him realise his mistakes.
    Under the present circumstances, he’ll do penance with his voters.

    Then perhaps we’ll see real change.
    Obama will show us his real potential.

    For the first time since I can remember, we’ll have a decent President.
    Unfettered by the need to show bipartisanship, he’ll have the support of the people who matter.
    Centrists, perhaps, can reform the true Republican party.
    Kudos to you for your constant keeping his feet to the fire.

    Obama owes you a great, great debt, because you’ve saved his presidency.
    From sea to shining sea, he’ll sing your praises.
    From north to south, we’ll know his success was down to your constructive criticism.
    Thank you.
    __________________________________

    The only thing Obama can learn from Whoreanna is to make sure Michelle shaves her armpits. But I’m sure she does that already.

  2. Marion says:

    I watched Whoreanna on Ed’s show last night. Funny, the night before, Schulz was pissing himself, admonishing people to get out and vote. Too little too late? Obviously, trying to repent for his Senate run.

    Then she’s on there spewing.

    It IS too late, and it’s emblematic of how much the American people, in general, allow themselves and their thought processes to be controlled by talking heads in the media. It’s a matter of saying what the lowest common denominator on both sides wants to hear.

    We have regressed so much intellectually that we are stagnant and static at a period someplace in early adolescence where if we aren’t instantly gratified, we act out like brats. Something like this has been prevalent in Italy for years. I call it La Dolce Vita syndrome. Berlusconi keeps the media filled with triviality to entertain and infotain the peasants, so he can pillage his way through the power spectrum and they don’t notice.

    The 24/7 news media have sussed this here, and have taken advantage of the people’s low IQ to mentally take them over. Brainwash and indoctrinate them. It’s because we’re so stupid, we can’t recognise that the people preaching are really no better than we are.

    I was one of those people who thought Bill Maher really clever and intellectual because he said a lot of things I’d been saying for years. When you really listen to him, you find he’s not that clever at all. I’d match his education and intelligence against mine anyday.

    But what do you do?

    Right now, on HuffPo, they’re gloating about having bitch-slapped and humbled the President. This doesn’t bode well. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Obama leaves of his own volition after one term. Then let them have their Dean or Kucinich. See how they fare against whoever the Repugs put up; and if they win, see how well they govern … for the Progressives.

    • nellie says:

      Assumed superiority — that is indeed the “magic” of the media.. My mother was a very smart and accomplished person — just to give a personal example — yet, if something was written in the newspaper, she never questioned it.

      It wasn’t until I became an editor and a writer that I could convinced her — these articles are written by regular people — most not as knowledgeable as you. And what’s more, a lot of them have an ax to grind. You need to be skeptical and cross check what you read.

      And newspaper reporters are the most rigorous. When you consider television media — a lot of those folks not only have an ax to grind, but a need to be famous.

      The Rachel Maddows of the world are very very rare. We’re lucky she was interested in broadcasting rather than being a professor somewhere. Thank goodness for people like Rachel and Amy Goodman, especially now that Bill Moyers is retiring.

  3. KQuark says:

    The pundits have created this monster of hate now they should get the burnt of it.

  4. KQuark says:

    Like usual it’s too late for the reactionary neoprogressives. The House has no taste to pass the Senate Bill now. Like usual progressives miscalculated even more than the Democrats.

    How on earth do progressives constantly believe more GOP equals more progressive?

    Progressives talk about Dems learning lessons when they never learn theirs. The president and Congress are already working on a much less ambitious bill than either the House or the Senate bills.

    A simpler, less ambitious bill emerged as an alternative only hours after the loss of the party’s crucial 60th Senate seat forced the Democrats to slow their all-out drive to pass Obama’s signature legislation and reconsider all options.

    No decisions have been made, lawmakers said, but they laid out a new approach that could still include these provisions: limiting the ability of insurance companies to deny coverage to people with medical problems, allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ policies, helping small businesses and low-income people pay premiums and changing Medicare to encourage payment for quality care instead of sheer volume of services.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100120/ap_on_bi_ge/us_health_care_overhaul

  5. LABC63 says:

    About time, but how sad it was done after Mass spit on Kennedy’s grave. Oh, finally, the idiots at the mic got a clue, woke up? Really?

    Grab me a cup, my eye rolling has dislodged my eyeballs.


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