If you are looking for a laff, stop by Democratic Underground today. The self-deception of the Obots remains boundless. See here
You'll see many examples of what I call the "blame Witte" syndrome. The nomenclature comes from Count Witte, the adviser to Czar Nicholas, who got the blame every time the Czar signed off on a policy that his opponents didn't like. To wit (or Witte):
Medicare-for-All:"Si !!" - - Private Mandates (Romney-Baucus-Lieber-Care): "NO !!!!!"
I agree with the sentiment. But this writer couldn't bring himself or herself to use the proper term: Obama
Do you think it's time to boot Kaine and Rahm (and bring in Howard Dean)?
No, it's time to boot Barack Obama.
Possibly Obama is just a good man. A man who believes he can inspire those from the left and right to do the right thing. Possibly he doesn't have the stomach for the the really gritty work of dramatically changing policy and knocking down the people that stand in the way of that change.
I believe he is. He's just getting really shitty advice from his staff.
I'm sure it was Rahm who insisted that Franken's progressive views be kept out of the HCR debate as long as possible.
NOW is the time for a major shakeup.
Don't hold your breath.
"President Obama has since surrounded himself with DLC members including appointing one (Tim Kaine) chairman of the DNC".
Remember when the progs were telling us that Obama was the anti-DLC candidate? (Of course, I've long maintained that the DLC is far less powerful than progs like to think.)
Rhetorically addressing Obama, Truthout (republished on DU) achieves a rarefied Basil-Fawlty-meets-the-Germans level of tomfoolery:
Your friends are not the suits on Wall Street, the same ones who fooled Timothy Geithner for years. Your friends are not the timid centrists, who Rahm Emanuel coddles. Your friends are not the giants of the mortgage industry, who fought you tooth and nail to keep the foreclosure crisis out of the courts. Your friend is not George W. Bush, whose crimes you continue to conceal.
Your friends are the progressives across this country, who, when you asked for their faith and inspired them with beautiful words, placed you on their shoulders and carried you to a historic victory.
Believe it or not, this gets even funnier. Prepare for a spit-take:
We know that, in your heart, you're one of us. Your heart is the element you seem to have forgotten, the element we miss. You used to wear it on your sleeve; we could hear it pounding in your chest when you spoke.
Ba THUMP! Ba THUMP! Ba THUMP!
And the laffs keep on coming. On single-payer, one DUmmy writes:
Well, I've read Obama has committed to moving further left. This is the ideal issue to prove it.
Surrrrrrre he will.
On the other hand, some progs are waking up:
Yes, I wish I could get my donations back. My family teases me and breaks out in laughter at the word "hope."
I thought I could spot a con man a mile away by now, but I got taken in too
And so did a LOT of others on this board but they'd rather die or blame a progressive than admit it.
I spotted the con a long time ago. If Obama's NAFTA lie didn't clue you in, you're an idiot.
And I do blame the progs. That's why I decided to call myself a liberal.On the other hand,
FOX has proven that they can be even funnier than Democratic Underground:
America Betrayed President Bush
George W. Bush seemed to have an almost mystical understanding of what the American people needed when we needed it most.
Speaking of mysticism, let's hear from a certain turban-wearing seer from the east, as he tries to guess the contents of a sealed envelope:
"Scheming and reaming and twilight's last gleaming."
"Name three Bush policies still in effect." Hi-yo!!!