Friday, April 05, 2013

Professional Left Podcast #174

ProfessionalLeft
"If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack."
-- Winston Churchill





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9 comments:

Compound F said...

also, babe:

get a new graphic for your pro left podcasty thing.

It looks like she's sucking the dude's, uh, microphone. think about it.

Has no one else noticed this?

Seriously?

anyway, god bless your new concurrence with the people you have been trashing lately.

been diggin' that.

Anonymous said...

the union leader analogy is flawed because we vote before seeing the contract, but playing along to get at the credibility of Obama as "shop steward," good faith, etc. What does his appointment of Erskine Bowles to the catfood commission tell you?

Anonymous said...

the union leader analogy is flawed because we vote before seeing the contract, but playing along to get at the credibility of Obama as "shop steward," good faith, etc. What does his appointment of Erskine Bowles to the catfood commission tell you?

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon, Mr. Glass.

Everything with the Right turns into bestiality, eh?

"Six Degrees of Sex with Bacon"

---Kevin Holsinger (since the comment thing keeps resetting me to Anonymous...again)

heidi said...

The shop steward is a bad analogy because Obama's the CEO, not an employee. True he's got powerful board members to deal with, but if he's behaving like a shop steward I think we're all in alot of trouble.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I don't think CEO is any better as an analogy. If Obama is a CEO, he's a remarkably weak one.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

In any case, thanks to dg and bg for articulating my feelings about Obama's SS move.

Pamela Merritt said...

I liked the shop steward analogy, because the President is not a King.

Which is how we like it. Or should.

This is a tripartite government (with a Justice chaser) and if anyone can come up with a way of pushing sanity into Republican skulls, I'd like to hear it.

14All said...

Unfortunately, the shop steward analogy also doesn't work because Obama has been interested in cutting Social Security since 2009. Digby wrote about it at the time. She's been keeping a weather eye on the whole crusade against SS and was not the least bit surprised that his current budget proposes cuts. And of course, if that weren't his agenda, he could propose taking the revenues in his budget and using them to shore up SS. It's something he clearly doesn't want to do.
I voted for him twice, and would also like to believe he's doing something he doesn't want to, but believes is necessary. But it's not true.