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boomer1949 On December - 3 - 2010

It is time to tell the President not to cave in to the obstructionists.  We have the opportunity to tell him we have his back and he needs to use the power of his office to put a stop to these playground bullies.  Go to ActBlue today and for a $4.00 contribution (even I can afford four bucks!),  the ad they have created will reach more people across the country (you will be able to view it before you decide).

Taking the time to do this goes hand-in-hand with my recent post  Up Against An Uncompromising GOP Brick Wall .  If we sit on our hands, all we will have are warm hands and numb asses.    Please act now to ensure President Obama hears our voices!

Categories: News & Politics

Written by boomer1949

...do the right thing because it is the right thing to do... Political Views: neutral...lean toward humanity

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  1. imusintheevening says:

    sounds good

    even better, get the Senate Dems to procedurally vote away the filibuster today!

  2. choicelady says:

    Oh good grief -- I TRIED to make a donation, and when I’d put in all the correct info it informed me I had to have a valid credit card number and expiration date, all of which was entered. Does anyone think such glitches (which are too frequent on progressive sites) would EVER happen on RW sites? Nooooo. In the last year at least five of my inteded donations never got made because of such things.

    I am just sick over the vote in the Senate -- even FEINGOLD voted against cloture on the middle class only cuts. WHY??? I cannot see how Obama can govern administratively when Congressional Dems are so screwed UP. Webb, Lieberman (well, OK), Nelson, Feingold -- what WERE they thinking? So don’t vote for the bill for whatever “moral” reason you have but quit undermining the SYSTEM. Disgusting.

    I agree that Obama is for the future. I do NOT see him as wimpy but as working with what democracy offers -- and it’s messy, demands compromise, and unless he wants to pull a Bush and govern via Executive Orders and other highly debateable strategies, I can’t see what else he can do. EOs are horrible -- in Ohio the EO permitting home health workers to unionize that Strickland signed will be immediately cancelled by Kasich even though contracts have been signed. The “sanctity” of the contract means nothing when it comes to ordinary people.

    If you have not figured out by now that the movement in America is toward capitalism with a totalitarian government, do take note. The Chinese model is becoming ubiquitous. It used to be believed that only democracy supported capitalism, but The Family figured out it was not true. Since they don’t want the government controlling business, even letting capitalists keep the money, it’s not fascism per se. It’s a new form of control over working people while unfettering capital to do whatever the hell it wants. The few will reap the rewards AND keep the governing class as its servant -- with perks. The rest of us will be docile and serve both masters while shutting up and rolling over.

    Resembles pre-WW II Japan in many ways. Now there’s a model to live for. Bah!

    • boomer1949 says:


      Thanks for trying at least.

      As far as the vote today, I didn’t expect anything else. I don’t think President Obama is wimpy either. However, and even thought my son in-law received the dreaded “your UIC benefits are ending” letter yesterday, I would rather see everything expire than have the president cave to the mean, nasty, playground bullying of these guys.

      Actually, they’re behaving like a 2-3 year old, and we both know the longer you let the kid get away with something, the more she realizes your condoning the bad behavior. If it isn’t nipped in the bud, you’re held hostage every time you walk into Toys R Us.

      I just don’t believe they, the bullies, should be placated. The end result being they will expect it each and every time.

      The new mantra would then be: “Republicans raised taxes, the Republicans raised taxes!” and, bito posted another

      “The Mitch that stole Christmas!”

  3. Questinia says:

    I thoroughly agree with this sentiment, Boomer. But, I can’t believe Obama is not hearing our voices. It is being blared out of radio stations like NPR. It is featured in numerous news medis.

    Obama is so whole-heartedly into bipartisanship that he will take any messages sent to him and convert them into a bipartisan paradigm. I fear he may be solidifying his loss for 2012 by playing to some fictional Independent voter.

    President Obama is a President for the future. When Americans have evolved with a social consciousness… when we’ve become a nation of Desmond Tutus. That is to say, in the year 4,000. If then :(

    • boomer1949 says:


      I know, but I have a bee in my bonnet this week and feel like I just need to do something.

      ActBlue wants to be able to run the ad for a week in DC, although I haven’t quite figured out why Iowa is so important right now — I probably should — but I don’t.

      Did you happen to see this? Ted Strickland (D-OH) our Gov. (kes & me). He lost to John “Mr. Lehman Brothers” Kasich in the election. I guess Ted had to get it off his chest, and I a hope the President took notice.


      • Questinia says:

        Thanks. Dems are like the Cavs, to be more exact 😉

        Isn’t Iowa a swing state?

        The idea of using populist language is important. It is VITAL. If Obama can’t adopt that lingo then he should use someone by proxy like Biden.

        I will always vote for Obama cause I adore him, his mind, his intentions (generally) etc… but to be a truly great leader, one needs to be able to talk to everybody.

        An analogy would be this. If Obama was a surgeon and came in to explain to an uneducated patient why surgery was needed in a technical and verbose way, what would the response of the patient be?

        The Conservatives continue to co-opt populism to their advantage via Palingo. Hey, I think I coined a new term. Palingo. Must submit to Urban Dictionary!

        • boomer1949 says:

          Palingo 😆

          I wish they would let Joe of his leash; the man is a wealth of information.

          And… The Iowa Caucus is the first out of the gate…

          The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses is one of the first steps in the process of electing the President of the United States of America. The primary elections are run by state and local governments, while caucuses are private events run by the political parties. A state primary election usually is an indirect election: instead of voters directly selecting a particular person running for president, it determines how many delegates to each party’s national convention each candidate will receive from the state.


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