(The views expressed here are mine (JPW) and mine alone.)
You're not going to like the way this sounds, but.... today is the day We Told You So.
Heckuva job, Obama and Democrats. Heckuva job. This is ALL. ON. YOU.
This is what happens when you take a historic opportunity and flip it on its head.
This is what happens when you don't have a back-bone and you are willing to compromise your beliefs before negotiations even begin.
This is what happens when you have no convictions to be courageous about.
This is what happens when you piss on your base and bend over backwards to accommodate TeaBagging Lucy, yet she still pulls the ball away every fucking time.
This is what happens when you're blindly loyal to your guy (Obama) regardless of his actions because he's your guy. And, oh, how scary it would be for President Palin. We must keep not-as-bad-as-Palin or the vapors will kill us all!
This is what happens when you base your case on being a little less worse than the other guy.
This is what happens when you are too polite to challenge your teabagging neighbor because talking about politics isn't polite. And an argument might happen. And somebodies fweewings might get hurt.
This is what happens, Democratic voters, when you are too scared to punch your politicians and your Republicans neighbors square in the fucking nose every chance you can.
This is what happens when you bail-out Wall Street (Banks are doing super these days) and screw over main street again and again at the expense of Big Business (almost 10% unemployement still and this doesn't reflect the real unemployment figure which is closer to 20%). People need to realize that nobody, and I mean NOBODY is looking out for the American people in Washington.
This is what happens when you ask for half of the stimulus you need then give away 35% of that half to Republicans as worthless tax cuts.
This is what happens when you bail out health insurance companies instead of providing a TRUE means for affordable health-care for ALL.
This is what happens with you put a Blue Dog and Republicans in charge of health care.
This is what happens when you fill your cabinet with Blue Dogs and Republicans instead of Progressives and Liberals.
This is what happens when you employ the people who created the economic mess to fix the economic mess.
This is what happens when you defend, in court, a bigoted, unconstitutional law (DADT) all the while stating that you are a 'fierce advocate' for gays/lesbians (and I don't give a damn that the OA has more gay staffers than any in history. See next This is What...)
This is what happens when you try to buy off a constituency with access instead of sound policy that would actually serve WE THE GODDAMN PEOPLE.
This is what happens when you govern like Republicans.
This is what happens, when you, the voting Democrat buy into the bullshit Jon Stewart false-equivalency, Rally for Insanity (remember the definition of Insanity) kumbaya 'Why Can't We All Get Along', both sides are being mean horse-bull-fucking-shit.
This is what happens when you are weak and wrong ALWAYS.
The loss of Alan Grayson is what happens.
The loss of Russ Fiengold is what happens.
Who's 'fucking retarded' now, Rahm.
You kinda need the 'Professional Left', don't you Obama.
Whose the fucking whiners now?
If you are a Democrat and are too timid and scared to fight and fight dirty... If you are too frightened to go lower than our enemies (make no mistake, Republicans are our enemies. They hate Democrats with a blind rage. The Will NEVER CHANGE unless when beat them into oblivion) step the fuck aside and keep your fucking mouth shut.
If the Democratic Party has any chance at all the REAL fighters must take over and be absolutely brutal about it.
A figurative gun should be placed to the heads of every conservative Democrat holding office. Get on board or change parties, otherwise, you life will be hell.
I'm looking forward to hearing from those who wagged a weak finger at me for pointing a stern finger at the failures of Obama and Dems over the past two years. You were warned.
At least we'll get to the bottom of that pesky birth certificate issue.
Heckuva job, Obama and Dems. Heckuva job.
Today is the day We Told You So.
P.S. If you think you are being informed by any of the 'news channels' on TV, you might be fucking retarded. Kill your cable. Read your news.
Dean in 2012.
ThinkProgress � To Pay For Mortgage And Health Care, Woman Forced To Sell Letter From Obama Saying ‘Things Will Get Better’
Liberal activist blames ‘weak Democratic leaders’ for historic losses – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs:
"'What the average voter saw of Democrats was weak, watered-down change - and weak Democratic leaders who cut deals with the very Wall Street banks and insurance companies they are supposed to be fighting,' Adam Green, the co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee said in a statement."
Cenk Uygur: Why Are Democrats Going to Lose When They Are More Popular?:
"No, this is about broader issues. Did you deliver for the average American voter or did you deliver for Wall Street? Come on, look at the numbers. Wall Street is backing to make record profits and bonuses and we're at nearly 10% unemployment. People aren't stupid. They got robbed. The system didn't get fixed. It's still rigged in favor of the rich and powerful.
Some liberals, progressives and Democrats will accuse me of party treason for saying that. They're right, I don't give a damn about the parties."
Robert Kuttner: What Lessons of Election Day?:
"For starters, liberals are dismayed with Obama not because this or that initiative was insufficiently lefty. They are mad at Obama for blowing what had to be a Roosevelt moment, and thereby ushering in a totally needless period of far-right resurgence, dominated by a lunatic right that makes Newt Gingrich and Karl Rove look like moderates."
Daily Kos: Don't Fool Yourself, Democrats. KNOW why you lost.:
"You have to learn to fight dirty. I am sick and tired of saying this. Most of us are. You have to fight dirty and win. If you don't, if you feel that your good intentions will win out just simply because they are good, you are the most naive people on the planet.
I have been a democrat my entire life. I am exhausted at this argument. It's the same thing every time. Get a fucking backbone, stand up for something and be willing to fall into the abyss over it. That is the only way you will win respect.
Otherwise, the republicans, who shouldn't hold a job at McDonalds let alone power in Washington, will roughshod over you for decades to come. And it will be your fault - again."
This exact opposite of this wish will happen. Bank on it.
Twitter / Peter Daou: I don't want to hear anyth ...:
"I don't want to hear anything about Obama being conciliatory tomorrow - how about throwing down the gauntlet and challenging GOP to deliver"