Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah! -Doug in Oakland
Obama would have been a perfect President, if there were Eisenhower/ George Romney Republicans still around. He could have gotten a lot more done. But, they purged their party a generation ago. Do you know I once voted for a Republican? It was in 1974, and that Republican was this guy: "Rep. Stewart McKinney, (R) 4th District CT. In 1970, McKinney ran for the U.S. House and won. He served in the House as a moderate Republican until his death in Washington, DC. He is widely known for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1986, which provides federal money for shelter programs. McKinney served on the Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee and is credited with coining the phrase "too big to fail" in connection with large banks. In Congress, he served on the House Select Committee on Assassinations. During this time, he also served as a director of Bridgeport Hospital."McKinney turned out to be the first Congressman to die of AIDS in the 1980s. He had to keep his sexuality a secret in those days. I voted for him because he was actually more liberal than his Democratic opponent. He would be part of the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic party if he were in Congress today. When you met him, it was instantly obvious how much he cared about making America a better place for all our citizens, especially the poor. And he worked with Democrats to get that done. That tells you everything you need to know about what happened to the Republican party. They went bat guano insane over all the liberals, and hippies, and the blacks and Latinos and women's libbers getting uppity, and fell off the right hand edge of the flat earth and are in free fall into the void today. They have no more good and decent people like Stewart McKinney in their ranks working quietly to make things better. Today, it's all 2 Minutes Hate.
I know many have said it, as I have, lo these many months, 'God, I'm going to miss that man." A thoroughly decent human being, a wonderful father and husband, and a skilled politician (except for the giant blind spot when it came the "good faith" of Republicans). I think that blind spot came from the same psychology of the scoundrel who believes all people are scoundrels (see Trump, Donald J.). Good, honest people want to believe we all have at least some good intentions. What a shame he couldn't see the despicable mendacity right in front of his face. We won't see the like of another Obama for a long time. The right wing has seen to it that decency will be dealt with cruelty and dispatch for a long time to come.
I have lots of issues with Obama beginning with Drone Tuesdays & what's been happening in Yemen just for starters. Not perfect is saying far too little. Clinton will probably be worse bc she's even more blood thirsty. But w the GOP fucking insane with bullying fugly nasty bigoted white supremacists & their eager codependents?? Well the choice is clear. Trump's correct that the Barackstar didn't do enough for his homies. I hope Clinton will do a better job for the poor & disenfranchised. Won't hold my breath but will hold out some hope.
I'll be honest and say that the footage of Obama playing with the kids on Halloween at the White House made me mist up a little bit. When the little tiny kid says "It's POTUS!!!" and he breaks out into a grin... His name is going to look great on schools all across the land, and he's going to rock on the Supreme Court.
RUKidding: If you're assessment is right, and Hillary Clinton is as bloodthirsty as you say, then she may be the only one who can overcome the onslaught of right-wing fuckery that she will certainly encounter should she prevail on Tuesday. Let's hope that she uses every trick in the book to bring down every single one of those anarchist cockroaches in the GOP.
Can't wait for Part 2, "The Amenders" Rated -Responsibly moderate with a left lime twist.Going to have to break out the Kettle corn for this episode.
up, a few things, his fantasy about the GOP, his letting off the hook the predatory capitalists of the housing collapse, his sucking up to same in his first term, and, the pointless destruction of innocent lives in too many hotspots. The Democrats should prioritize supporting Obama's post-Presidency focus on redistricting, and give him a hand in steering the party away from the center-right.
I yearn for the day we can voice our admiration for President Obama without having to first discount our support by a 1/3rd or preface it with a linty of his failures. No, I am not saying we ignore his failures (though we should realize when those failures are collective and not throw them at the feet of the elected head of our executive branch of the Federal government to maintain our own feelings of purity). But the day liberals stop having to efface their own elected leaders in public while making a case for liberal governance will be the day the right wing media infotainment complex becomes the equivalent of a nitch porn site that no one wants to admit they visit it.
@RUKidding & Sandman - this line of attack is really, really tired. Clinton is only "bloodthirsty" to the extent that the American mainstream public is bloodthirsty. Don't like her position on drones/foreign policy/militarism? Start organizing. She's willing to listen and change her mind, which is very rare in people, let alone politicians.
So far this election,One of the largest failures by the press (national and local) is that the very poor lack of coverage to the House congressional races and the Senate positions up for grabs has been pathetic.We are subject to two sides making advertisements.The media doesn't provide coverage for incumbent votes, actions, public statements, their voting record(s) nor achievements.On my ballot are "retain or let go" Judges. Yet, there is absolutely NO information to assist anyone here with these judges and any performance pro and cons.So you walk into a voting both with maybe 15 to 20 judges to vote on. No guide to inform a voter if it be a criminal judge, business;labor law judge, etc.The burden to know our House and Senate representatives is on us voters. Besides actual dealing with the Reps. They don't normally provide their voting records. Placing political party over the people can be sighted (if one pays attention).There in lies the flea bag.......
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