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14
Sep
13

Obama: Please Proceed, Vlad

by @zizii2

If you read between the lines in Krauthammer’s recent spittle laced rant against Pres Obama on his Syria decision, you’ll realize just how earth-shatteringly PBO has upended Cold War residual thinking about the Middle East and power alignments. Of course Krauthammer is so blinded by bloodlust to obliterate Iran on behalf of Israel that he fails to see the tectonic shift at hand. Other teatards are so insecure that every Obama move is filtered through their castration anxieties. To them every US action must be a dick-waving exercise, even if such action results in us literally losing our limbs & heads. To them the Amurkin phallus MUST reign supreme even if it is just a severed appendage sputtering on a deserted battlefield.

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But Krauthammer’s description of the historical lay of the land and power relations are accurate. There’s been longstanding opposition in Europe and among US ME allies about allowing the Soviet Union and later Russia any inch into the Eastern Mediterranean as a power player. Of course that ignored the fact that Russia as Assad’s patron ALREADY had a foothold. As a Dailykos commenter said:

“Russia was already in the Middle East: they are Assad’s backers. Now they’ve got a few “responsibilities” to match all their “rights.” Why the heck not?”

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If anything’s been most consistent in President Obama’s foreign policy positions, it is his conviction that all nations MUST bear their responsibilities; that the US has been vilified enough by nations who hide behind platitudes yet foist off tangible action onto the US. Time to put up or shut up.

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Now, whether you believe Pres Obama’s saber rattling was right or wrong, the fact is the prospect of military strikes, like Drano, unclogged the state of play in the 2.5 year old Syria civil war. And after 2.5 years of hiding behind the veto pen at the UN Security Council, Putin strutted out this time. The question is why? Hubris and/or fear?

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Corporate media, neo-cons and those afflicted with Obama Derangement Syndrome settle on the facile idea that Putin seized initiative to show how manly he-manish he is to one-up Pres Obama on Syria. If it’s HUBRIS, then it means that in spite of discussions at G20 meeting in 2012 and this year, Putin mistakenly thought that PBO facing possible “humiliation” with a congressional No vote, would “lash” out with unilateral strikes as insecure US presidents in the past were wont to do. So he positioned himself as foil to PBO to score PR points.

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10
Apr
13

‘Put points on the board faster than Plutocrats can take them away’

by Zizi

The one thing the Professional Left (PL) and their Emoprog cohort don’t seem to realize about Pres Obama is that unlike them he KNOWS the depth of nihilistic destruction that the GOP and their corporate backers are prepared to unleash on this country.

Emos have no clue what the stakes are, being stuck as they are on the eras of FDR & LBJ. The Conservative movement has evolved into a more powerful malignant force since their defeats in the 1930s & 1960s. It is a force that continues to destroy whether their minions hold political power or NOT. Destructive force is easier to deploy than constructive building which liberals-Democrats try to do. Our societal building task is harder, less understood and prone to being demagogued by the conservative retrogressives. The PL is oblivious to the asymmetrical nature of our struggle.

We don’t have the institutional structures to fight the plutocrats mano-a-mano on their turf. We don’t! We can only fight them using guerrilla strategies & tactics. No amount of Bully pulpiting or screaming “progressive chants”, or “twisting arms a la LBJ” is gonna dent the power of the wingnuts’ backers. Those are the facts. They have the power and money and nihilistic bent to destroy us all without batting an eye.

The PL-Emos don’t realize that the $32 Trillion that the plutocrats have stashed in tax havens means that THEY DON’T CARE what happens to this country and the people in it. NADA. Unlike the barons of the gilded age who were at least propelled by some sense of nationalism, today’s plutocrats feel no allegiance to this country. It is only a place to exploit for $$$, and feudalize us against our will.

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22
Aug
11

a word from tally: dearest PL/EmoProgs everywhere

Dearest PL/EmoProgs everywhere…..

President Obama is just like the GOP??
uhm yeah… because…. Republicans are all for:

 – Lifting the ban on stem cell research

– Ending DADT

– the ACA (which will lead to the end of for-profit health care and usher in Single Payer when the Non-Profits come online in 2014 IF WE DON’T FUCK IT UP AND ALLOW MORE GOP INTO OFFICE.)

– START Treaty

– NOT Privatizing Social Security, Medicare, & Medicade

– Ending the Bush tax cuts

– Creating infrastructure jobs – IN AMERICA

– Cutting defense spending with the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act

– Trying to close GITMO (even though only 6 dems voted to close it)

– Credit Card Bill of Rights

– $4.6 Billion to the VA

– More funding for Violence Against Women Act

– Beginning the lift on the Cuba embargo

– Getting banks out of the college loan business

– 10% more funding for National Parks (til the GOP killed it and insisted on Program [aka JOB] cuts)

– Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

– Creating the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer

– Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

– Financial Reform Law

– Closing the Medicare D gap

– More funding for Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

– Extending Benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees

– Appointing more openly gay officials than any POTUS

– American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (which we now need on steroids)

– Creating more private sector jobs in 2010 (IN THE USA) than during entire Bush years

– First Latina on the SCOTUS

– Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FDA regulation of Tobacco – you mean it wasn’t before??? WTF???)

– Increasing average fuel economy standards

– Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

– Getting families to DOVER

recovery.gov

– Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act

– Killed Bin Laden (instead of making deals with him)

– Taking down Gaddafi (instead of making deals with him)

There’s more, but there are only so many hours in a day, and I’ve got other things to DO.

And all in the face of RECORD OBSTRUCTION & FILIBUSTERING because ****WE FAILED**** TO SEND A PROGRESSIVE ARMY to DC to STAND BY THE POTUS, and HAVE HIS BACK.

Of course, everything above AND MORE will be overturned the second that President Perry or Bachmann gets into office, INCLUDING AT LEAST THREE MORE SCOTUS APPOINTMENTS – but by all means, stay home and whine 24/7 about how Obama isn’t President Superfly, because GETTING MAD worked for GHANDI, MLK, and NELSON MANDELA. NONE of whom were President of the United States, weren’t faced with a dishonest media, a certifiably insane opposition who complain when their children are taught science instead of creationism, and e-voting fraud on an epic scale.

Now if we could only be like Canada and outlaw newscasters lying.




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