Discussion on the 2012 Elections
What are you thoughts?
Start a forum – pros and cons.
Try your best to be civil – avoid personal insults or calling other people names.
(free reign on politicians; unless you’re talking to one)
Four More Years! – إن شاء الله
OK. He won. It wore me out.
Now if you want to criticize Axelrod-Obama for [see laundry list], go ahead on!
Let’s make him (FDR) do it! [TO BE CONTINUED]
We are the liberals and progressives, and the establishment Democrats, and the Bernie Sanders socialists, and the Fidel and Hugo Chavez-sympathetic Communists, and peaceniks who want peace for the Palestinians and don’t want war with Iran; We the People, the 99% v .01% movement, we are the ones who hafta make him do it. We who support the Arab Spring against dictatorships are the ones who hafta make him do it. We hafta make him use the bully pulpit to end chickenshittedness and to establish institutional fairness as an intrinsic facet and the glue that holds our more perfect union (revolution) together. Finally, we support him in shaming the racists, bigots, homophobes, and those who perpetuate poverty. That as a nation, we rid ourselves of looking the other way when injustices wrack our fellows. Let him deliver our message. Let’s us deliver that message to him, والسلام.
before his speech last night, Barack sent an e-mail to his $10 contributors
”I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support, and doing what I can to finish what we started.”
”I want you to take real pride, as I do, in how we got the chance in the first place.”
”Today is the clearest proof yet that, against the odds, ordinary Americans can overcome powerful interests.”
Obama is a War criminal and Human Rights violator… You vote for him you have blood on your hands. Have fun looking at yourself in the mirror every day…
In this ”no deposit – no return” world we’ve inherited, there are no saints. There is enough hypocrisy to go around. Some of us hope this guy will listen to us, and then we back him to do what we say. It may not work out that way, but we hafta try to make him try.
Thanks, and cc: @parzival
Cruel? I don’t know what country you live in, and I don’t know what sort of democracy it may have, but there can be no more excuses for ratifying candidates in the US. There is no excuse for not being a part of an active and informed citizenry, especially in the wake of Global Climate Change and the endless resource wars that enrich the few. Perhaps, you’ve heard the saying if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem? Maybe in your country if there were debates to be held between candiates vying for the same executive position, it might be open enough to include candidates that have say 5% or more of the electorate’s support. Is it fair to say that if popular candidates don’t get to participate in election debates, some of the electorate in your country might take to the streets? For a people that take democracy seriously, unions, for example, can organize and announce a general strike for 24 hours or more. The thing is, pressure can be put to bear. In the US there is no such pressure. Most people are not a part of an involved citizenry, they are merely inactive, politically uneducated consumers. If a tyrant gets elected into office promising hope and change, but instead robs the public treasury, enriches the plutocrats, keeps the cronies that caused the wrecked economy, and embarks on killing innocent people, then that tyrant needs to be held accountable. But if most voters are too lazy and uncaring to hold such a person accountable, then they deserve the fruit of their inaction and yes they have blood on their hands…
Pointing that out is not cruelty. Allowing that to continue is…
#Vote! #Vote! #Vote!
Today is Monday, November 5, 2012: Barack Obama to be re-elected President = 67.4%
Thanks @Intrade ☛ http://tinyurl.com/9gavapg
Adrenalin Rush for pro-hope, pro-change a la 2008 news junkies
Remember the 2008 mortgage meltdown? John McCain was ready to call off campaigning and get back to Washington. Axelrod-Obama declared multi-tasking (walking and chewing gum at the same time) a winning strategy for taking the White House. Romney is relying on racism and voter suppression.
Only one more day! Just one more day!
Today is Wednesday, October 31, 2012: Barack Obama to be re-elected President in November = 65.5% Thanks @Intrade ☛ http://tinyurl.com/9gavapg #Vote!
Ed. note: With no election to lose, or to no longer be browbeaten by Pentagon propagandists, إن شاء الله may our reelected President of the United States lift the conspiratorial distractions lid on #HAARP, #Area51, #chemtrails and #UFOs generally, and let him and us focus on his and our 99% v .01% struggle.
As Seen on Twitter
Also see ”the whole enchilada” as posted by @marrii: ”check out the fourteen minute video i posted on the chemtrails. it’s worth your time. the gig is up on chemtrails. they are real and being investigated – who is behind them etc.”
New York Times endorses Barack or warns readers to vote against Romney?
”He [Romney] has surrounded himself with Bush administration neocons who helped to engineer the Iraq war, and adopted their militaristic talk in a way that makes a Romney administration’s foreign policies a frightening prospect … The future of the nation’s highest court hangs in the balance in this election — and along with it, reproductive freedom for American women and voting rights for all, to name just two issues.”
What else would you expect a bunch of progressive liberal socialist pinko commies to say?
Candidates used to say, ”Vote for me!” Now they say, ”Vote against him!”
DS: It’s not clear if the American people and their media know or care how this wasteful, degrading and hypocritical exercise looks to people around the world: to Europeans battling austerity, Iranians surviving a vicious sanctions regime, Palestinians denied a country, Africans in many countries sinking deeper into deprivation and others coping with war and despair. [FULLTEXT]
Placing the Presidency and the Supreme Court in the hands of the Republicans
”A tool of Wall Street, a man who’s decriminalized torture and is still complicit in it, a drone assassin, someone who’s launched an unconstitutional war, supports kidnapping and indefinite detention without trial, and has prosecuted more whistleblowers like myself than all previous presidents put together.”
The CIA / Mormon Mafia and October Surprise
By Webster Tarpley – PressTV (Iran)
Ed. note: A little confusion about the assassination of US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stephens? IMHO, the Tarpley essay is ½ true. So who is Sufyan Ben Qumu? Who is CIA Director General David Petraeus? Who is the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Republican Congressman Darrell Issa? Who is Utah’s Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz? Who is the Utah National Guard Special Forces Lt. Col. Andrew Wood? Who is former CIA employee and a former director of Blackwater James F. Smith? Who is the North Carolina Republican Congresswoman Sue Myrick? Who is the Mormon General and former National Security Council chief Brent Scowcroft? Who is Walid Phares? I mean, we know who they are, but who are they in relation to the assassination of Ambassador Stephens and the 2012 election of Mitt Romney? And who is Webster Tarpley?
Dear readers, you can’t say you don’t have a clue as to why Axelrod-Obama wouldn’t want the assassination of Chris Stephens thoroughly investigated. Read it HERE and then decide for yourself which half of the Tarpley essay you want to believe, and then 2012 accordingly.
A mini-excerpt: ”The Mitt Romney presidential campaign and the CIA Mormon Mafia have embarrassing questions to answer about the September 11 deaths of US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stephens and three members of his staff in Benghazi…”
”So far, the most important information about the Benghazi events has been ignored in the controversy between Republicans and Democrats.”
”The existence of a Mormon Mafia within the CIA interested in staging an October surprise to help Romney get elected may provide the key…”
Also see Letting us in on a secret by Dana Milbank, reporting on a C-SPAN broadcast, and Deadly Attack in Libya Was Major Blow to C.I.A. Efforts by Eric Schmitt, Helene Cooper and Michael S. Schmitt.
SPOILER: ”after the attack on the mission” and ”a surprisingly large number of Americans showed up at the Benghazi airport to be evacuated.”
The Ayatolljahso says…
Back in the days when Ma Bell (AT&T) was the only telephone company in town, three was enough. The New York Times, the Washington Post and the San Jose Mercury News; ABC, CBS and NBC; Chrysler, Ford and General Motors; Pepsi, Coke and (½) 7-Up and (½) Dr. Pepper, and Republican, Democratic and Independent.
Now we have 100 TV channels; the American car manufacturers plus German, Japanese, Korean and Yugoslavian, all or mostly Made in the USA. These modern times dictate that the future of our democracy depends on the adoption of a parliamentary system of government; allowing 100 or more political parties that include the 1%, the 1%’s Wall Street and K Street, the 1%’s Citizens United (courtesy the SCOTUS), Libertarian, Conservative, neocon, neo-Nazi, KKK, Green Tea, Liberal, Progressive, Socialist, Communist and the 99%’s #Occupy representation.
Romney the rope-a-doped? Forget it, and about Biden smiling too much.
I don’t want to gloat too much, but Axelrod-Obama had a helluva good night!
They have a job to do – that of getting Barack reelected – and they’re doing it!
[Cross-posted in dxm's AXELROD-OBAMA DAILY NEWS discussion group]
Romney Exposed (the movie) Revisited
Romney Exposed (the movie) is a mish mash of anti-Romney propaganda, also anti-PNAC, cobbled together to counter anything you ever heard about Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was killed in the Benghazi attack, and why he was killed. I happen to agree with everything this movie says. That is, there is not a single point made here that I disagree with or question. My reason for commenting on it at all is to say that had it been my posting, I would have posted in the AmpedStatus/Network’s 2012 (election) discussion group, which is where it is posted. It should also be cross-posted at the #A99, 9-11 Investigation, dxm’s AXELROD-OBAMA DAILY NEWS, History, Intelligence, iran (Iran-Contra), Listing the Sins, News Discussion, and the enemy of my enemy discussion groups, but you get the idea.
Thanks, and cc: @marrii
The Ayatolljahso Says…
To win the presidency, all Romney need do between now and election day is ignore any questions or lie about his ”47%” remarks, and continue stonewalling on his tax returns and his flip-flops on privatizing Social Security and Medicare vouchers.
Romney knows in winning the presidency, he can confidently count on a combination of existent racism among mostly uneducated white male voters, and the suppression of minority, student and the senior citizens that would most likely vote for Democrats were their votes not suppressed. [TO BE CONTINUED]
[Cross-posted in the AmpedStatus/Network #OccupyInstitutionalRacism discussion group]
a ”human interest” or ”slow news day” story
Setting cynicism aside momentarily as a ”moment” could be measured in the time it takes to read @TPM’s 4-pager ”snapshot” of American politics, by Eric Lach; it may be a waste of cynicism or time or both, or maybe there is still some goodness left.
The story behind the biggest Obama donor you’ve never heard of ☛ http://tpm.ly/SNw07p
[Cross-posted in dxm's AXELROD-OBAMA DAILY NEWS discussion group]
As Seen on Twitter
dxm: Other than my socialist leanings which naturally makes me a Democrat because there is no ”Socialist” party, and I would nationalize all public services; housing, home heating, utilities (including telephones – I would resurrect a nationalized Ma Bell – those were the days! combined with Western Electric, for the consumers, American Telephone and telegraph (AT&T) was the best telephone service in the world, and I would nationalize energy (oil gas and nuclear power), health care, food, drugs (recreational and medicinal), and I would nationalize transportation; the airlines, trains (passenger, freight and municipal railways), so it isn’t a matter of bias with me on anything I write, it is a matter of philosophy on everything I write if and as there appears to be a particular slant, I say slant hell! There is no ”slant” to speak of. Without being called upon to do so, I already am more journalistically objective than any ”fair witness” Robert Heinlein could have ever invented. This is especially true when I am speaking or writing about Iran and the Iranian people who I have dearly loved since the Imam’s ousting of the Shah and #USUKI from the world stage of unquestioned imperialistic hegemony, and Mexico and Mexicans, because of our proximity to Mexico, where I traveled extensively in my late teen, Kerouac and beatnik years, and growing up with Mexicans in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, and when I am speaking or writing about Los Angeles, and the 22 cities that make up what L.A. is, and the ”Angelenos” therein and thereabouts. The same is true in my writings about California history and the timeline in the direct lead-up to Jesse Unruh at California’s political helm; through the Mayor Sam Yorty and Governor (Edmond G.) ”Pat” Brown years, but which from the Proposition 13 and Howard Jarvis era also included then aka Governor Moonbeam (and Linda Ronstadt), and Jerry Brown, California’s present governor. My dad, a lifelong Democrat, loved Jerry Brown, and had he lived, he would have voted for him over Bill Clinton in the Democratic primaries. Also stuck right in there somewhere like a knife in the back of California history and politics was the political wonk Gray Davis episode, a tragically stupid inside baseball story no matter how you slice it that brought Arnold Schwarzenegger to govern California. The point is is that on some things bias has nothing to do with anything, and that only when what is happening matters; the story must be truly told as was thoroughly sorted out by Salman Rushdie in Shame, in his explaining how stories about the family are to be told by members of the family. No exceptions; no optional variations or variables. That, BTW, Shame (the book) is partly the why of Imam Khomeini’s fatwa. The hypocrite (Rushdie, a Muslim) didn’t follow the well understood teachings, even of his own book. It is said that a guy could get his tongue cut out for failing to recite The Recital exactly as it was originally heard and said, and written. I said all that to say this: Iran’s Press TV (at this writing, and about Romney’s Killer of Americans article) is free of governmental, clerical and IRGC influence. Iran’s Press TV is more ”free press” than the US press that self-censors in order to remain in the good graces of the 1% domestically and Israel’s Zionist Likud, so I find the Kevin Barrett piece to be dead-on-balls accurate and factual and as close to true as journalism can get. Magnet this one to your frig:
Killers of Americans run Romney campaign, US courts and media
”The Likud crime mob that orchestrated and carried out 9/11 owns not only the Romney campaign and the US federal courts, but most of the big US and global media as well.” — Kevin Barrett
In May 2011, a team of US Navy Seals allegedly killed Osama Bin Laden, then dumped a bearded body in the ocean before it could be identified.
The American people were told that the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks had been “taken out.” Revenge had been exacted; justice had been served. Right?
Wrong. The real perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks are still at large. And what’s worse is that they control most of the United States Federal Court system and mainstream media, and are running the campaign of presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
See Rabbi Dov Zakheim. Yes, he really is a rabbi!
[Cross-posted in the Iran discussion group]
racism, voter exclusion, and drugs
Me dear auntie in Montana, 90-yo, carries her ”tar sands” and ”fracking” signs at #OccupyKalispell in front of the post office every Saturday, says she thought Romney was wired (in a ”frenzied or abnormally excited mood”) during the debate. Romney did display ”aggressive” and ”hostile” behavior. She went so far as to name ”Dexedrine®” as Romney’s drug of choice. When he does his ”not wanting to pay for Big Bird by borrowing money from China” rant, I can dig it. Beyond campaign rhetoric, Romney seems to be unusually suspicious of Barack; hallucinating things and making shit up that isn’t true. So yeah, I think she’s right. Dexedrine™ (Dextroamphetamine), circa 1961-62.
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