Wednesday, June 09, 2010


so yesterday, a progressive lost to the 'establishment' democrat in arkansas - after it was clear the whitehouse and powers that be in the dem party clearly supported lincoln (the same way they pulled out all the stops to fight for Specter in PA)

The whitehouse reacted with the following:
"Organized labor just flushed $10 million of their members' money down the toilet on a pointless exercise," the unnamed official said to Politico's Ben Smith. "If even half that total had been well-targeted and applied in key House races across this country, that could have made a real difference in November."
Another senior Democrat (who also would not be quoted by name) echoed the point in an exchange with the Huffington Post. "Labor is humiliated," the source said. "$10 million flushed down the toilet at a time when Democrats across the country are fighting for their lives, they look like absolute idiots."

There is such a massive disconnect between the netroots progressives and what they want out of government and what they're getting from the current batch in DC. Lincoln was a very conservative Dem - one that stands in the way of any sort of progressive agenda so fiercely that she might as well be a republican. She's Joe Lieberman in a skirt - and it really makes progressives shake their heads when they see institutional support for something like that (when the voters so clearly elected Obama on a 'change this crap' mandate). Pelosi's feeling that right about now but she doesnt give a shit. She - and all the rest of the dems - just want the netroots money and votes - they're in no way prepared to give them any of the tangible political results they were elected to deliver. It's a similar game to the one the republicans play with abortion... take the religious right's money, but never give them enough seats on SCOTUS to overturn the one big stick in their craw issue - put on just enough show to be able to walk back into the other room with their hands raised saying 'i tried... if only we had more votes...'

For Obama to play the same tune he just has to keep doing what Bush was doing - and make the 'oh but i got an inch of progress here and there - all those other things i just couldnt accomplish because i dont have the votes'

So we have an administration that's in love with torture and torturers...

one that loves wall street and bends over for oil companies before, during, and after huge negligent disasters.

The guy is even killing whales... seriously? this is what you want to be all about Obama?

Do you really think i'll vote for that in the fall?

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