Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mind over Matter....

Mind over Matter. I don't mind and you don't matter.

Seems to be the Senate Dems take on things.

So, yeah, I'm pretty pissed about the Lieberman deal. I spent a good bit yesterday calling Reid's and other Senate Dem offices voicing my displeasure. Obama even got a fairly hot email from me, too.

If you thought I was tough on the Repubs during the election, wait until you see what's in store for the load of shitty Democrats that treat Congress like some goddamn country club instead of the body of government which represents WE THE EFFING PEOPLE.

And, it's only partially about retribution. Lieberman in his committee roles has been awful, awful, awful.

We we vote for 'change' we expect 'change'. Not back-stabber Lieberman continuing to perpetuate the governing fraud that he is.

As always, others say it better:

Firedoglake � Lieberman: Suck On That, Liberals!:

"I hope this puts to rest the notion that this is all some master stroke of kumbayah, of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer.

This is about telling you that you mean nothing. That democracy is a nice word, but it should never threaten the entitlement of the most exclusive club in the world.

No matter what Joe Lieberman does, the people who are protecting him hate you much more than they hate him."
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Daily Kos: Why It Matters:

"People voted for change. Again -- just like in 2006. If they don't get it, the mood in the country is going to turn south in a hurry. There's still a war, a recession, an economic crisis, a whole bunch of government incompetence and, oh yeah, a second war out there. Things are grim, and the Democrats are in charge of all of it, now -- the whole thing. The implication here, that they still consider their precious collegiality and seniority games to outstrip all of it, and are willing to keep sabotaging a very, very important legislative committee in order to maintain a steady, peaceful ship of state... it smacks of an enforced weakness, and of self-indulgence that nears the point of corruption."
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Yay, outsourced medical care!

Many doctors plan to quit or cut back:

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Why? I'm not really sure. Kinda like a car wreck I guess. I couldn't look away.

MS saying the word 'posse'... Again, car wreck.

Snoop Dogg And Martha Stewart Laugh, Cook, Compare Posses (VIDEO)

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If the Matrix ran on Windows:



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3 comments:

davyproctorboy said...

Lieberman thing does not surprise me. It is business as usual. Don't forget, he was Gore's running mate. I think all those folks who think things are going to change big time are in for a rude awakening. I heard the exact thing when the Demos gained control of congress couple of years ago. Essentially nothing changed. People were jumping up & down when LBJ declined to run, thinking the war was over. Obama seems like an honorable man (for a politician), but this pervasive Obama hero worship terrifies me. He is just another conservative Democrat. He is going to put the same old tired faces, and their policies, in his cabinet. The Demos & Repubs always serve their corporate masters...Sad, but true.

JPW said...

My word, davy, when did you become a Rush Limbaugh ditto head 'cause this statement is right out of his playbook:

"but this pervasive Obama hero worship terrifies me"

Why can't millions of people be inspired by someone? I study this stuff 8 hours a day, and I just don't see it. Yes, people are excited for the leadership that Obama is offering, but the sycophants are all on the conservative side. Just watch, Obama's biggest supporters in the netroots will also be his fiercest critics.

There's a reason we're called 'the reality based community'.

And the Dems did not gain control of congress two years ago. We gained control of the house and we had 51 in the Senate that included Lieberman. So the Senate was a wash. And, of course you can count the 93 (at last count) filibusters raised by the Republicans since 06 and Bush who only started to use the veto in 2006 as a reason for the deadlock the past two years... really only 1 year, because the last year was an election year and nothing ever comes out of Congress in an election year.

A: Get over Vietnam.
B: I haven't ever said you were a 'Harvey Milk' hero worshiper. You insult me with that 'pervasive hero worship' crap.
C: It is "We the peoples" responsibility to change the behavior in D.C. Obama alone is not going to do it.

Buck up, change the attitude and we'll change the world. Stop living in the past.

davyproctorboy said...

JPW---I think I am living in the present. It seems like Obama fans are often living in the past. All the standard old school Democrats he is recruiting! We must move past the Clinton-era view of what a Democrat is. A return to Clinton/Gore/Carter/Kerry-type Demos is far short of what the world needs. I was very dismayed by the group photo of Obama and his financial advising team last week. All CEO's and Clinton-era-types. Where were the Union leaders? Where were the folks who will stand up for workers against the corporate interests? Only corporatists standing up with him for the photo op. I hope you are right. I hope there will be real change! I have never listened to Limbaugh or his like, of course. I come to my opinions on my own, even if they don't fit it in with the prevailing Demo line...Seriously, I saw a man wearing a t-shirt yesterday with Obama on the front with angel wings and a halo! I brought up the Vietnam thing because I was pointing out that a change in presidents does not really make much of a change in who truly runs this country. Always follow the money.