21
Jun
11

‘the disillusionment addicts of the left’

Michael Grunwald (Time): There was a telling confrontation at last week’s Netroots Nation gathering …. a bisexual volunteer for President Obama reelection campaign approached the stage to hand a flyer to Dan Choi ….. Choi dramatically ripped up the flyer and declared that he wouldn’t support Obama.

And why should he? What has Obama ever done to help gays serve openly in the military? Other than repeal don’t-ask-don’t-tell, so that gays can serve openly in the military? Ah, “the professional left,” never happy unless it’s unhappy…..

With friends like these, who needs Republicans?….

…..the disillusionment addicts of the left have concocted a narrative of Obama-as-sellout that bears little resemblance to his actual presidency…

….It was a similar story in the epic fight over health care reform. Obama finally achieved the eternal progressive dream of universal coverage, overruling aides who wanted to settle for incremental improvements. But the left was mad because his plan didn’t include a “public option,” a brand-new progressive dream. Earth to the left: He didn’t have the votes for a public option. There was nothing he could have said or done to get the votes for a public option. He’s a politician, not a magician.

…But when you’re convinced the president just isn’t that into you, the facts are irrelevant…..

It’s easy for activists to complain about imperfect achievements like the stimulus or Obamacare, especially when they’re not among the 3 million Americans who would’ve been unemployed without the stimulus or the 50 million Americans who would’ve been uninsured without Obamacare. Complaining is what activists do….

……Presidents are supposed to make progress, whether progressives like it or not.

Full article here

Thank you Rita, brilliant article 😉


85 Responses to “‘the disillusionment addicts of the left’”


  1. 1 halo
    June 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    The best thing about that article are the comments. I think it’s some sort of affliction.

    • 2 utaustinliberal
      June 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      Oh yeah halo I read the article and ventured towards the comments. Honestly some of them need to take a chill pill or check into a psych ward. Whenever a commenter tries to point out that Obama is no repub and list his accomplishments, they stick their hands in their ears and spew misinformed B.S

      • 3 MTmarilyn
        June 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm

        I did the same. Boy, some of those people just do not like Obama. It doesn’t matter what he does. I like the picture of them with their hands over their ears saying la, la, la, la to any facts.

        Great article. Just don’t read the comments.

      • June 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm

        I really do believe Dan Choi has mental problems. And if I were to meet some of these people I would tell them that I am sick and tired of them complaining about every dam thing. They can’t get everything they want. I mean who does I also will tell them that they are turning off alot of people who in most cases would support them, but they are getting fed up with their lying, their nastiness, there being rude, their complaining about everything. DADT was passed, well to them it wasn’t passed fast enough, healthcare reform, Obama didn’t fight hard enough for a public option. I’m not liking these folks one bit.

  2. 5 Fred
    June 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Someone needs to tell the good Mr Grunwald that Dan Choi is no Progressive but a Republican and I firmly believe he is a Plant

  3. 6 Karen Sr.
    June 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Great article. I liked Howard Zinn’s, too.
    “President Obama . . . like every President since the Civil War . . . must make important compromises with “the establishment” if he hopes to accomplish anything . . . and if he hopes to keep his job. You need to understand and get over this fact of life . . . and learn how to deal with it. Because you need to understand another key and ugly fact of life . . .

    If Obama loses, you can kiss Social Security and Medicare goodbye. You’re already seeing it in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Florida. If Obama loses the tea party will step right into the power vacuum, and do their level best to bring back what Grover Norquist calls “the McKinley era, without the protectionism.”

    Coming soon-

    “Megadittoes: Inside The Tea Party Cult.” Stay tuned for clips and segments. Nobody anywhere has looked at the tea partiers up close like I have.”

    http://www.conceptualguerilla.com/?q=print/6180

    • 7 utaustinliberal
      June 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      Karen, thank you so much for this article. The writer is absolutely on point. The PL and others can bitch and whine about compromises PBO has to make, but hey welcome to the 21st century where adults know that we might wish for 100% but if we get 90% that’s also PROGRESS! A salient point that the author made was that teabaggers may be batshit crazy neanderthals but the one thing they do is that they show up year after year and make thier annoying voices heard in the media and everywhere else. Instead of haranguing the wrong person (PBO) the PL should frustrate the repubs like they frustrate President Obama and most importantly get their followers and others to show up and vote; b/c if they don’t then they’ll be stuck with the real horror – A Republican President.

      ps: I’m so glad the author used quotes and passages from Howard Zinn’s book entitled A People’s History of the United States. To my TOD family, if anyone of you are looking for great books to read, please pick up copy of A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. That book changed my life. I am forever grateful to my high school Advanced Placement US History for making it mandatory that we all read the book. It tells stories of everyday ordinary people who shaped our nation. It tells stories of a White farmer and his son who were disgusted with slavery and rose up and died fighting to end slavery. It tells of African Americans who rose up and fought injustices in all arenas. It tells stories of workers who rose up and demanded better and safer working environments and to be treated as people not chattel. It tells of women in various centuries rising up and demanding to be treated as equals. It tells of citizens of the United States of America rising up and demanding that their government listen to them and recognize that they have voices.

      if you can’t read the book then I suggest that you find the documentary that Howard Zinn (before he died late last year) and The History Channel put together with various brilliant actors reading and portraying characters in the book. That documentary was genius and that book made me wake up and realize that i will never give up the fight for equality, peace, fantastic leaders like President Barack Obama and a better nation with conscientious citizens who always want to move us forward.

      So once again thank you Karen for this article. It reminded me of Howard Zinn and why I love this country and the brilliant minds that shine (especially on TOD) despite the dimwits that try to plunge us back into the Dark Ages.

      • 8 nathkatun7
        June 21, 2011 at 8:11 pm

        Really excellent comment, Utaustinliberal! One of my greatest disappointment with the pure than thou progressives is that they absolutely do not understand how the American system of government functions! Almost from its founding, the idea of compromise has been central to how the laws are made. Another equally important aspect of the American system, is that progress is always incremental. The system was designed to prevent radical changes. The only time that change seemed really radical is in times of major crises, like the Civil War. But even then the country quickly pulled back. It is perfectly legitimate to be a radical progressive, like Howard Zinn, but is also equally important that, as a radical, you do understand that the President cannot govern as radically as you want because of the nature of the American political system. As you so ably said: “adults know that we might wish for 100% but if we get 90% that’s also PROGRESS!” For me, even 1% progress is better than zero progress. It certainly is a whole lot better than 100% regress, which the current crop of Republicans is determined to achieve.

      • 9 EDP4BHO
        June 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm

        “It tells stories of a White farmer and his son who were disgusted with slavery and rose up and died fighting to end slavery. It tells of African Americans who rose up and fought injustices in all arenas. It tells stories of workers who rose up and demanded better and safer working environments and to be treated as people not chattel. It tells of women in various centuries rising up and demanding to be treated as equal”

        You mean, people back then had “real” hardknock concerns? /snark……. This is why I wouldn’t give 2 minutes attention to what the Nutroots and frustrati bitch about. They are not hurting, except for their humongous egos where President Obama is not kowtowing to them. I’d like to send their asses back in time to where people had extreme hardships…..like lynchings, maiming, work with no pay, no right to vote, no acknowledgement of even being human. They can all pluck off as far as I’m concerned. By the way, putting that book on my reading list. Thanks utaustinliberal 😀

      • 10 Karen Sr.
        June 21, 2011 at 9:45 pm

        Thank you for your kind words, Austinliberal. I agree with your assessment of Prof. Zinn’s book. I’m still reading it, and while I’m more addicted these days to theobamadiary, the book is unlike any other history book. It’s a real page turner because it is a history of the people, with excerpts from their letters and speeches, which gives the reader a real sense of the struggles of every day life against a powerful elite whose sole purpose is control of the rest of us.

        Like you, I am fired up to fight hard to hold on to the gains we have made. The conservative alternative is not an option.

  4. 11 Bobfr
    June 21, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    So, we’re a few days over 500 days before Election, 2012. With confidence I can predict 2 out of 3 groups are going to stay home, while the group in the big tent kicks ass.

    Some fraction of the the 5 percenters – the chronic whiners known affectionately as the professional left will stay at home.

    If Palin (she who must run, and will) or Bachmann happen to be at the top of the GOPer ticket, ~ 50 % of the Republican Party will stay at home, lose and blame the teacrazies for the loss.

    If Romney, or much longer shot, Huntsman, happen to be at the top of the GOPer ticket, ~ 50 % of the Republican Party will stay at home, lose and blame the lame RINOs.

    No way a Palin or a Bachmann or a Perry team with a Romney or a Huntsman – no way. It’s either crazy all the way or RINO all the way for Republican vintage 2012.

    Whether a party of tea emerges before 2012 or after 2012 doesn’t materially affect the consequences of the already profound schism within the Republican Party.

    Irrespective of what flavor of GOPer ticket appears next to Obama/Biden, two very good things for America are going to happen on Election Day. President Obama is going to be re-elected and the Republican Party is going to be shattered. How long it will take for a genuine conservative, non-demagogic ‘loyal opposition’ to the Democratic Party to emerge is beyond anyone’s imagination.

    We are living within a transformation of American political parties only seen a very few times in the history of the Republic.

    All we have to do is keep our heads down, our minds and hearts focused on voter registration and GOTV, and bring it home on 6 Nov 2012.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 12 GGail
      June 21, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      John McCain said on Sunday that he was very very concerned by the isolationism that he heard from the GOP candidates and that he was waiting to see who else will step forward, but he wanted the Party to move away from the isolationism that was being put forth.

      • 13 isonprize
        June 21, 2011 at 7:45 pm

        He who launched the grifter-halt-termer-quitter-Paul-Revere-rang-bells-I-love-REAL-Americans on us, needs to go somewhere, sit down and shut up.

        • 14 utaustinliberal
          June 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm

          Co-sign

        • 15 Chi
          June 21, 2011 at 8:10 pm

          And he who is also very much behind the Koch/fraud that is Jon Huntsman…

          John McCain is so transparently dishonest and destructive, there’s a special place in hell reserved for this bitter, small- minded, evil man…

      • 16 Sue in Minnesota
        June 22, 2011 at 2:04 am

        I personally think John McCain is irrevelant. And will he ever have to answer for unleashing that malevolent , narcissist from Alaska into the political mainstream.
        He is complicit in the damage she has wrought.

    • 17 Sue in Minnesota
      June 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      I always love hearing your insights. I also believe we are in truly transformational times.

      Yes.We.Can….and Yes.We.Will.

    • 18 nathkatun7
      June 21, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      Bobfr, I wish I could be as certain about the future as you seem to be. A year and half in politics is, as the say, an eternity! A whole lot of unpredictable things could completely change the dynamics. Moreover, I am not so sure that any wing of the Republican party will stay home in 2012. They all seem to be consumed with the hatred of the President. I think you are probably right about the whiners on the left. They too seem to be consumed with hatred of the President that they will either stay home or vote for the Green candidate. What is very encouraging are polls that show that Independents, who supported Republican in the congressional election of 2010, are drifting back to supporting the President, as many did in 2008.

      I am, however, determined to join you in doing more than I did in 2008 to make sure that we re-elect the President.

      • 19 isonprize
        June 21, 2011 at 8:37 pm

        “Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.”
        — Barack Obama

      • 20 Bobfr
        June 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm

        Hi Nathan,

        Agree that 501 days is a lot of time, but the pattern is already obvious. We see a sharp divide in the ‘Republican’ camp; the starkest schism in my life time. And, it’s only going to get worse. Those folk are not going to play or vote together in 2012.

        So, if a Romney or Huntsman is at the top of the GOPer ticket, the tea crazies will either be standing strong behind Palin, Bachmann or Perry in a party of tea ticket, or they’ll sit it out. Inverse, the same. We haven’t even gotten warmed up and these folk are at each others throats.

        Of course, I have no crystal ball, but do pay attention and I suspect we are going to see a discordance in the Republican Party that has been in the making since Reagan started playing with the crazies and now we have the John Birch Society sponsoring pre-debate Republican rallies. If William F Buckley were alive today, he would be saying “I told you so,” incessantly.

        While President Obama may well be a catalyst for the final reaction, the chain of those reactions began long ago, as you know, and we are now witnessing the inevitable destruction of genuine conservatism. The Party of Abe, Teddy and Ike (and even Nixon) is no longer a viable conservative ‘loyal opposition.’ Palin, Bachmann, Perry … will ensure that to be the case.

        By no means does this imply complacency by Democrats – candidates or voters. Just the contrary, WE MUST PREVAIL overwhelmingly on 6 Nov 2012. To fail is to bid good bye to the Republic – and that is far from hyperbole.

        Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 21 Tien Le
      June 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      And beat the Republicans over the head with their attempts to end Medicare to pay for tax cuts for the rich and their deep desire to destroy Social Security. Day in and Day out…non-stop, we can’t let up for a moment on that narrative.

  5. 22 Betty's Girl
    June 21, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    These people are definitely trying to sabotage the President and the Democratics.

  6. June 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Like Adriana huffington endorsing huntsman on the bill maher show?

      • 25 gc
        June 21, 2011 at 7:40 pm

        I think those shitheads knew the celebrity talking head field was too crowded with Republicans, so they decided to sneak in the back door as DINOS. And then, when firmly n place, reveal their true intentions. And those are the ones with political agendas. The rest do not even have that, just desire for money and fame.

    • June 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      Who gives a dam who that witch Adriana Huffington endorse? I sure don’t.

      • 27 Chi
        June 21, 2011 at 8:13 pm

        Her first choice Newt has already imploded and she’s jumped ship…

        Now she’s also given the bore Huntsman her very own special kiss of death…

    • 28 theo67
      June 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      She’s showing her true colors. She joined with Bloomberg to start their little organization “No Labels” that claims to be a non-partisan problem solving group. Their whole mission seems to be to undermine President Obama in the 2012 election. If they were really about solving problems, they would be working with him.

      • 29 Chi
        June 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm

        No labels is really a group out Obama- resenting/envying group of establishment republicans and Clinton democrats who feel overlooked and not schmoozed enough or at all by the President…

        But they will all fail and along with that, they will never recover from this attempt to destroy this President…

        • 30 Chi
          June 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm

          A group of…

          • 31 utaustinliberal
            June 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm

            You got it in one Chi. Everytime I see that putz Mark Mckinnon being praised for forming No Labels I throw up in my mouth. On Morning Joe they tout it as some holy grail of non-partisanship and I calld BS on their lie. It’s a bunch of partisan hacks from both sides joined together in greed to rip people for money and turn their misplaced anger on PBO b/c he does not kowtow and bow and scrape before them.

            • 32 theo67
              June 22, 2011 at 12:12 am

              Since they are only united in their mission to destroy, they will end up destroying themselves – since that’s all they know. But, they are ugly to behold, all the same.

    • 33 Lovepolitics2008
      June 21, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      What ? She did WHAT ??? Are you sure you interpreted well ? Did she say she will VOTE for the guy ?

      I’ve suspected for at least a year that Huffington has been a republican operative since the beginning. If she indeed endorsed Huntsman, no question in my mind now. She IS a republican operative. There is NO way you can criticize PBO for months, years, about him not confronting the establishement strongly enough, and then turn your coat and endorse Huntsman, who’s is VERY connected to the corporate establishment !

  7. 34 dotster
    June 21, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    “The “professional left”——-“never happy unless it’s unhappy” and “concocted a narrative of Obama-as-sellout that bears little resemblance to his actual presidency”—-if that doesn’t describe that group perfectly! I’ve never seen such a group of sour sourpusses in my whole life. It’s a sick and joyless way to live. They need to be quarantined.

    • 35 theo67
      June 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm

      So true – they’re creating a culture of frustration and perpetual disappointment, in direct opposition to actual reality. They can’t even differentiate between their illusions and reality – it’s like they’re addicted to disappointment.

    • 36 nathkatun7
      June 21, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      You are absolutely spot-on, dotster!

    • 37 JojoRaze
      June 22, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      I wouldn’t mind their whining so much if they were actually on the barricades making the lives of Congressmen and Congresswomen uncomfortable, but all they do is WHINE. They do nothing and expect the President to do everything when that is not how change works. PBO has to make compromises because there is no pressure from the left on Republicans; all the pressure is on him and that is not how it should be at all.

  8. June 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    John McCain understands what having a Sarah Palin on the ticket means. . Observing what the GOP is offering this time around is a buch of loosers and he at least acknowledges it.

  9. 40 gc
    June 21, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Grunwald’s photo isn’t bad either 🙂 But the comments were deja vu DKOS. Surprised I didn’t recognize the names. DID recognize the knee jerk stupidity though.
    Deaniac has a related article up today, focussing on HCR. Although we seem to be one, big, happy family ( 🙂 ) so I’m sure most of you have seen it, LOL.

  10. 41 nathkatun7
    June 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks for the link Chipsticks. This was an excellent piece by Michael Grunwald! Finally the MSM is beginning to cover sane commentaries highlighting the President’s achievements instead of the constant bashing from both the right and the left.

  11. 42 Tracy
    June 21, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    We need to continue push back on all fronts: huffpo, FDL, dkos, Choi are not true progressives. Many are GOP moles pretending to be liberal. The media likes to highlight controversy and food fights, not interested in the many supporters of our cool, pragmatic, problem- solving president.

  12. 46 desraye
    June 21, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Looks like Larry will be bashing the President to tonight. He is stuck on the marriage equality. He showed Dan Choi and some polls.i think he have received his orders from corporate. I turn to America’s Got Talent.

      • June 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm

        Did any one see Lawrence O’Donnell tonight? He had this gay Congressman up there, I don’t remember his name, but he spoke up in defense of President Obama. I think O’Donnell wanted to hear him attack Obama like that mental case Choi did, but this guy said Obama has been fair to the gays, more than any other President. He went on to list the things the President have done, and he even stood up for the President when O’Donnell tried to get him to attack Obama about gay marriage. This guy stood up for Obama. And I was glad to see that. I was glad that the man didn’t give O’Donnell what he wanted. He didn’t come up there trashing the President like Choi did.

        • June 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm

          It suppose to be he spoke up in defence of President Obama.

        • 50 hopefruit2
          June 21, 2011 at 8:58 pm

          Yes I saw him on Larry tonight. He sounded reasonable, mentally stable, and most importantly – ADULT. Unlike that looney tune cartoon Choi.

          And when Larry tried to get into discussion about how enthusiastic (or not) this election’s Obama volunteers might be compared to the last because of the “slow” progress on their various issues, the congressman set him straight by saying not in these exact words, that Obama already has a strong record and that he will be running against a Repub opponent, who is NOT going to be reversing whatever has been already accomplished. The voters will have a very clear choice to make at that point…

          • 51 Chi
            June 22, 2011 at 1:45 am

            Who is the gay congressman in question…

            We must acknowledge and support him for standing up for President Obama and for being a voice of reason n the midst of madness…

            • June 22, 2011 at 2:11 am

              Let me see if I can fine out who he was. As I said he was on Lawrence O’Donnell show Tuesday night.

              • June 22, 2011 at 2:54 am

                Chi, the name of that Congressman is Rep. Jared Polis from Colorado. He is the one who stood up for the President. He did not attack the President like that mental case Dan Choi did. And I think Lawrence O’Donnell were disappointed Rep. Polis supported the President . Good for Rep. Polis, it shows that not all gay people believe like that mental case Choi.

    • 55 EDP4BHO
      June 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      Maybe O is gay? Just wondering as he seems entranced by this issue all of a sudden. Either that or he needed to find something to not commend PBO on, after Bin Laden and such.

  13. June 21, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I said to put on Keith and then he starts this- what the president should say Monday night in Afghanistan.
    Here we go again.

    And Chris matthews is playing the anybody but Obama meme. Unreal.

    • 60 lisalovesobama
      June 21, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      Jovie, Jovie, Jovie. If I said it once, I’ve said it a million times: avoid Olbertool at all times, he’s more dangerous than Lawry.

    • June 21, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      I don’t get Chris Matthews. One minute he is acting like Palin is the best thing since molasses. Next time it”s Romney, then it’s Bachmann, now it’s that bore Huntsman. Sometime I wonder if he isn’t losing it. I’m not a fan of Chris, and I used to like Maddow, now I can’t stand her.

      • 62 hopefruit2
        June 21, 2011 at 9:01 pm

        Chris Matthews is getting way too many tingles up his legs lately. I had warned Mrs. Tweety on an earlier thread yesterday to be afraid, be very afraid.

      • 63 Puddin
        June 21, 2011 at 11:34 pm

        It is all about the almighty dollar/ratings…Tweety, Olbertool and the rest of them/all of them will say and do anything for ratings. When these people start in with some crazy stupid stuff I turn to HAPPY DAYS reruns or something on that order. Thank GOD I CAN’T tune into Olbertool (I only have basic cable). And no I won’t be watching any of their analysis of PBO speech tomorrow…I will come HERE!

      • 64 Sue in Minnesota
        June 22, 2011 at 2:14 am

        These shows work overtime to jerk our chains. I have quit watching. It is really hard for me to respect someone who wants to treat Michelle Bachmann as something other than the crazy nutcake she is.

  14. June 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Anybody seen my boo, the Prez, today?!?!?

    😦

  15. June 21, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    “He’s a politician, not a magician”…love that!
    I don’t know why people don’t think before they talk, I don’t know why they can’t check the facts before trying to argue their “case” (if any) and I don’t understand the lack of pragmatism of the PL… They don’t take the time the listen to their President yet they are the first to criticize….why?! They don’t understand that they are pushing themselves into a corner and the country and the President will have to do without them.

    Republicans are yelling their nonsense everywhere and they get people to follow them and vote for their nonsense just to realize afterwards the big mistake they made (Florida, New Jersey) How come people who are supposed to be intellectuals are making such fools of themselves?!?!?!?! Unbelievable!!

    I hope that come Nov. 2012, we’ll have 270 electoral votes made of pragmatic people who would have understood what’s at stake and would have propelled PBO to a second term…!

    • June 22, 2011 at 3:05 am

      Also on Lawrence O’Donnell, did anyone see Senator Barbara Boxer talking about how the Republicans kill that job bill she introduce in the Senate? This have been there plan all along, they don’t want to do anything to help the unemployed, or this economy. It might help the President get re-elected. Forget the fact that people are suffering, people want jobs so they can work. The Republicans are focusing on one thing getting the White House back. America unemployed be dam. I want the media to start asking these Republicans what are they doing about jobs? Where are their job bills? I pray the American public is not so foolish as to fall for the Republicans crap again, like they did in 2010. Since gaining control of the House, what have Boehner done about jobs? What?

  16. June 22, 2011 at 6:56 am

    streetsmart, I’m with you. If people want to blame anyone, first blame the ones who voted to put the Tea-Republicans in charge in 2010. Also the ones who didn’t come out to vote. Some were mad, some were disappointed, some wanted to send a message to the President and Democrats because things were not improving fast enough. Well they put the Republicans in charge of the House, more Republicans Governors, and the state leadership. One question, by giving the Tea-Republicans all that, have things improve for the people? And now they want to lay all the blame at President Obama’s feet. Well if the voters in 2010 had given the President more time, if they had kept Pelosi as Speaker and the Democrats in control of the House, things maybe alot better for the middle class and poor. I can bet these people would be doing all they can to help the poor and middle class. Not stomp all over them like the Republicans. You can bet the focus would be on jobs, instead of decifit and debt. That is important don’t get me wrong, but the number one thing to do is put our people back to work. I would love to ask those voters who sent their message in 2010, like the Independent voters went to the Republicans, look at what your message done. If there ever were any doubt that the Republicans are trying to block this economy from getting back on it’s feet, listen to Senator B. Boxer talk how they kill the job bill she introduce in the Senate yesterday.Since the President have been in office this is the kind of thing they have been doing. The Republican Senators set a record for filibustering. Why don’t the media ask Speaker Boehner and the Republicans what are they doing about jobs? To produce more job. I haven’t seen them put forth any job plan. All this is their plan to keep the economy not doing well, then they feel the people would blame the President and put them back in the White House. Do they give a darn if the poor and middle class are suffering? NO! They only care about the rich. Look at how they are playing around with not raising the debt ceiling. Look at how they want to destroy Medicare. People need to remember who was in charge when this crisis occur, GW Bush and alot of these same Republicans. They want to go back to their fail policies of the Bush years. I pray the voters will see through the Tea-Republicans in 2012.


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