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  • cate commented on the blog post A Wipeout of Democrats in Two Congressional Special Elections

    2011-09-14 08:48:26View | Delete

    Thanks for your comments. You should take my comments with a grain of salt. This is my view of things and right now I am furious so that affects my thinking.

  • cate commented on the blog post A Wipeout of Democrats in Two Congressional Special Elections

    2011-09-14 08:20:47View | Delete

    I think that Obama and his supporters deliberately choose to use elections like this as an excuse to do what they want to do, that is, move to the right. Voters who persist in fooling themselves by thinking that Obama is a liberal who is being pushed around or forced to side with Republicans or right-wing Democrats are delusional. They don’t want to know the truth.

  • cate commented on the blog post A Wipeout of Democrats in Two Congressional Special Elections

    2011-09-14 08:13:47View | Delete

    Personally, I don’t think the anti-choice issue had much to do with this election. This was a jobs and economy vote. As for the catholic vote, I mentioned the percentage of Jewish voters for one reason only, to enlighten people who believe that this is a conservative, heavily orthodox district. My family is Protestant and Catholic. Most Catholics that I know are thoughtful people who do not vote in blocks. They think for themselves. Most Catholics are not anti-choice bigots.

  • cate commented on the blog post A Wipeout of Democrats in Two Congressional Special Elections

    2011-09-14 08:02:39View | Delete

    Stop pushing false issues. That’s lazy thinking. This area is populated by many peoples, including those who are Muslim or from the Middle East.

  • cate commented on the blog post A Wipeout of Democrats in Two Congressional Special Elections

    2011-09-14 07:49:40View | Delete

    I’ve lived in the the Queens part of NY-09 district for 52 years and am a liberal Democrat. To me this vote is very simple. We had no other way to tell the Democrats that we are fed up with Obama and a spineless Democratic party. This vote had nothing to do with Israel or religion or conservative immigrants. The district is about 40% Jewish, heavily Catholic and traditionally Democratic. This is not Archie Bunker land. We are frustrated and angry. The Democrats shoved a party machine hack politician onto the ballot and did not give us a chance to choose someone in a primary.

  • cate commented on the blog post Republicans Poised for Upset in NY-09

    2011-09-12 08:05:46View | Delete

    I have lived in the Queens Co. NY portion of this district for 51+ years and and have been hounded by the local Democrats with phone calls, mail and flyers. They ask ridiculous and annoying questions, such as what time I will vote and what my route will be to the polling place. I consider Weprin to be a hack politician only slightly better than Turner. For your guidance, this neighborhood is heavily Catholic and other Christian (like me), as well as Jewish (moderate and orthodox), and Hispanic. I was going to vote for Weprin just to keep a Republican from winning but he is an Obama man and I will not support anyone who backs Obama.

  • cate commented on the diary post Obama’s Weakness on Debt Ceiling Is No Surprise by RogerShuler.

    2011-08-01 16:40:57View | Delete

    Good post. Isn’t that the interview with George Stephanopoulos (before the inauguration) in which Obama stated that he planned to cut programs such as Social Security?

  • cate commented on the blog post Emptywheel Leaving Firedoglake

    2011-07-13 09:21:07View | Delete

    Marcy, I read Emptywheel before anything else on FDL and your reporting was the main reason for my considering joining(I haven’t yet done so). Please let everyone know where we can find you online. Good Luck!

  • cate commented on the blog post Congressional Democrats Can Just Say No to Benefit Cuts

    2011-07-09 12:49:31View | Delete

    I agree. I think that Kucinich was threatened. Also, other outspoken Democrats suddenly shut up over the past two years. Obama comes from the Daly machine in Chicago, I wonder sometimes about that. I do agree that Kucinich is a brave man who seems to be regrouping lately. Many thoughtful people who tempered their criticism are now very vocal. Paul Krugman is one. His columns lately have been excellent, especially the one yesterday. His blog is more outspoken.

  • cate commented on the blog post Congressional Democrats Can Just Say No to Benefit Cuts

    2011-07-09 12:21:03View | Delete

    I think even educated and “intelligent” members of the public are indifferent or willfully blind. One friend told me she didn’t have time to read and inform herself about the issues we are discussing on this site because she WORKS. She is an Obama supporter who was well-informed in 2008 but now can’t be reasoned with. What do we do? There seem to be no options. I am so disillusioned I haven’t joined FDL even though I have signed petitions and donated in the past.

  • cate commented on the blog post Congressional Democrats Can Just Say No to Benefit Cuts

    2011-07-09 11:40:28View | Delete

    Well, I sent angry e-mails to my Senators this morning. My Congressman resigned recently, so I have no one in the House to vote against Obama’s unbelievably ignorant and stupid request. I wish I could support Democrats in 2012 but I trust very few of them these days.

  • cate commented on the blog post The Breaking Point

    2011-07-07 14:06:28View | Delete

    Thank you for speaking out. I am a Democrat and a senior on Social Security and a small pension (I lost a 401k due to disability). I am furious. The only thing that keeps me from changing to Independent is my desire to exact revenge against Democrats in the voting booth – in primaries and general elections, etc. I have no weapon other than my vote. I have been unsure about joining FDL because FDL has seemed to be overly loyal to the Democratic party (see healthcare) in the past. I am a progressive (I cringe at the word these days) who feels utterly betrayed. We need another party which represents poor and middle-class Americans, as well as the prosperous. I do think that there are many others like me.

  • cate commented on the diary post Obama’s Transparency by davidson.

    2011-03-29 08:36:58View | Delete

    Excellent diary. Thank you. As warp9 said in an earlier comment there were many indications before the election of Obama’s values and beliefs. I voted for him with doubts. His actions, starting immediately after the election, were like a sickening kick in the stomach to me. Followed by many more. Sadly, it was not until [...]

  • cate commented on the diary post It is Immoral Not to Challenge Obama and the Democrats in 2012 by Michael Kwiatkowski.

    2011-03-25 08:24:35View | Delete

    Recommended. Thanks again.

  • cate commented on the diary post It is Immoral Not to Challenge Obama and the Democrats in 2012 by Michael Kwiatkowski.

    2011-03-25 08:13:19View | Delete

    Thank you for this post. I recently learned of the banning of Rusty and am dismayed. We do need transparency, tolerance and a clear set of rules here at FDL.

  • cate commented on the blog post NEA, NAACP Swallow Bankers’ Line on Swipe Fees

    2011-03-22 11:53:07View | Delete

    Do you mean pre-paid debit cards or cash cards? Pre-paid cards are loaded with bank fees and are a rip-off by the banks which hurt consumers. I have no sympathy with the banks or the politicians that they pay off. I do know that many Americans use the debit cards that come with bank accounts as a means of paying bills so as to avoid credit card debt. Those people will be in a pickle if the banks set limits on payment amounts or charge higher fees.

  • cate commented on the blog post NEA, NAACP Swallow Bankers’ Line on Swipe Fees

    2011-03-22 08:34:26View | Delete

    The claims that this would hurt low and middle-income Americans is an invented claim from the banks.

    I do not agree. While I do not sympathize with the banks, I think that you are overlooking the fact that many, many middle and low income people use debit cards regularly (instead of credit cards)to pay for purchases and recurring bills. I do. We depend on them. My bank no longer offers free checking but does let me pay all bills (any amount and recurring bills) with my card online, in stores and elsewhere with no fee. I need to be able to use my debit card where-ever I want to. With PC banking I can manage my money easily. I would definitely suffer if my bank were to charge fees or were they to place a dollar limit on the amount that I could spend for individual payments, etc. Not everyone can easily change banks, switch to credit unions or use credit cards and your comments appear to apply more to the comfortable employed or just well-off people who have many more options in how they spend and bank their money. What about the rest of us who have been ignored by Congress, the White House and the banks?

  • cate commented on the diary post Is Obama Even Worse Than Bush? by David Swanson.

    2011-03-15 13:48:13View | Delete

    Here is the error message which disappeared from my comment: WP Super Cache is installed but broken. The path to wp-cache-phase1.php in wp-content/advanced-cache.php must be fixed

  • cate commented on the diary post Is Obama Even Worse Than Bush? by David Swanson.

    2011-03-15 13:46:06View | Delete

    I tried to recommend this but an error message appeared: (). What happened? Thanks.

  • cate commented on the blog post Did Bad Economic Data Again Lead Obama to Make Bad Decisions?

    2011-02-25 16:15:10View | Delete

    Bad economic data did not lead Obama to make bad decisions. Obama is a right-wing, conservative disciple of Robert Rubin, Pete Peterson, etc. and he was funded from early on by conservative financial and other big business interests. His cabinet and other appointees reflect this bias.

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