Yes, yes. It has all happened before and it will all happen again. Predetermination and if true, then my time would be better spent staring out the window for an hour a day rather then attempting to raise some sort of awareness and a little hell about... something or the other.
We elect corporatists whose actions are opposite of their words; they who worship the cock of Wall Street while main street disintegrates. We are informed by a retarded media that only asks hard questions when they are presented with a hard dick. Or I should state, when a Democrat's hard dick is presented. Clenises. Republicans have no such worries (see Tom Coburn, David Vitter, etc, etc).
Sorry. Really not feeling it much anymore. AAW has definitely entered count-down stage.
Alas, a small bit of agitation still lingers. Only residual. Evaporating quickly. There will be no refueling.
Been needing to get these articles off my blogging chest, though. Purge, baby. Purge.
One day its gonna be I told you so....
These people just need to be more pragmatic.
Daily Kos: I don't intend to apologize for not liking the president:
Barack Obama is a politician, first and foremost. He is not my BFF. He was never in the running to be my BFF. He is not my boyfriend. He was never in the running to be my boyfriend, and there seems to be considerable evidence in favor of the hypothesis that he was never looking for a boyfriend to begin with.
As president, Barack Obama works for me. If I don't like the job he's doing, he's going to hear from me about it--and in no uncertain terms. My tax dollars pay his salary, and it's my civil and constitutional right to give this president a piece of my mind whenever the hell I feel like it, for whatever the hell I feel like reading him the riot act about that particular day. I've done it for each and every one of his predecessors going back to Tricky Dicky. I will keep on doing it for each and every one of his successors (or, possibly, until the world ends on October 21--save the date!) until they roll me into my grave.
"I don't think Barack Obama is the best person we've got for the job he holds--and that goes double when you factor in the situation in which he's got that job. I don't honestly know who's available and who might do a better job than he's been doing the last two and a half years--but I categorically refuse to accept without demur or even a token protest that we shouldn't be looking around to find such a person, simply because 'you don't change horses in mid-stream' or because mounting a solid primary challenge to a sitting president never works, or any of the other umpty-bajillion excuses that are routinely tossed around whenever anyone so much as mentions the possibility around this place."
SYNDICATED COLUMN: Rise of the Obamabots | Ted Rall's Rallblog:
"It feels a little weird to write this, like I’m telling tales out of school and ratting out the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy. But it’s true: there’s less room for a leftie during the Age of Obama than there was under Bush.
I didn’t realize how besotted progressives were by Mr. Hopey Changey.
Obama lost me before Inauguration Day, when he announced cabinet appointments that didn’t include a single liberal.
It got worse after that: Obama extended and expanded Bush’s TARP giveaway to the banks; continued Bush’s spying on our phone calls; ignored the foreclosure crisis; refused to investigate, much less prosecute, Bush’s torturers; his healthcare plan was a sellout to Big Pharma; he kept Gitmo open; expanded the war against Afghanistan; dispatched more drone bombers; used weasel words to redefine the troops in Iraq as “non-combat”; extended the Bush tax cuts for the rich; claiming the right to assassinate U.S. citizens; most recently, there was the forced nudity torture of PFC Bradley Manning and expanding oil drilling offshore and on national lands."
"So I don’t care about Obama. Or the Democrats. I care about America and the world and the people who live in them.
Hey, Obamabots: when the man you support betrays your principles, he has to go—not your principles."
Sanders to Obama: Stop selling out :
"'The Republican House budget is the most radical right-wing extremist budget ever passed in the modern history of our country, and the more the American people learn about it the more they are rejecting it,' the independent from Vermont wrote in a Huffington Post op-ed. 'The question is, however: Where are the Democrats? Where is President Obama?'"
"Fonda -- a keen environmentalist and co-producer of the film which centres on the explosion of the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon, the ensuing spill and its consequences -- accused Washington of trying to gag reporting on the issue.
'I sent an email to President Obama saying, 'You are a f(expletive) traitor,' using those words... 'You're a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military -- in this case the coastguard -- what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do'.'"
Irked at Democrats, Firefighters Suspend Federal Contributions - NYTimes.com:
"The nation’s main firefighters’ union, long a strong supporter of Democratic candidates, announced on Tuesday that it would indefinitely suspend all contributions to federal candidates out of frustration with Congressional Democrats who, union officials say, have not fought harder against budget cuts and antiunion legislation."
Assange: Obama looks to ‘put a chill across all investigative journalism’:
"If the Obama administration's prosecutions of Pfc. Bradley Manning and a high tide of other journalists and whistleblowers are successful, the result will be 'a chill across all investigative journalism,' WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told reporters Wednesday."
Not feeling the ha-ha today, obviously.