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  • eurogirl70 commented on the diary post Democrats and the vanishing American middle class by David Seaton.

    2012-09-09 09:57:21View | Delete

    Hitler was appointed High Chancellor by President Hindenberg. Read in the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson to see how the corporate masters here in the U.S. had us drop the ball on Hitler, merely to get a better rate of return on loans handed out after the Treaty of Versailles.

  • eurogirl70 commented on the blog post Chuck Todd Is Super Bored, You Guys

    2012-06-09 03:26:41View | Delete

    Want to know who Chuck Todd blew to get his current gig? No college,degree. Went to James Madison on a French Horn scholarship with a minor in Political Science and never finished. Nice work if you can get it!

  • eurogirl70 commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Mayan Art And Their Remarkably Accurate Calendar by Masoninblue.

    2012-05-13 07:26:58View | Delete

    Please be advised that Jesse Helms was the Senator from North Carolina and not South Carolina. In fact, South Carolina had a good Democratic Senator, Ernst Hollings for many years; the last sane thing that South Carolina did.

  • eurogirl70 commented on the diary post Economists try to explain why they were wrong on March jobs forecasts by dakine01.

    2012-04-08 05:00:57View | Delete

    Once you stop looking for a job and your unemployment benefits come to an end, you fall off the official rolls and are no longer counted. That means that the “official” unemployment total will decrease even when the jobs numbers are lower than predicted. It also means that the current unemployment rate is far higher [...]

  • eurogirl70 commented on the blog post Your Economic Liberty Ends Where My Bank Account Begins

    2012-04-01 09:49:50View | Delete

    The problem is that having health insurance doesn’t mean that you can afford healthcare. Under the Obama program, no insurance company and drop you. On the surface that is correct. However, the insurance companies are in no way precluded from saying that the boil on your ass is a pre-existing health condition and charging you an exorbitant preminum to cover you; far more than you can afford and results in you dropping yourself from the insurance rolls. Then, you are going to charge people a penalty for not buying something that they can’t afford. Even folks with insurance are winding up in the emergeny rooms because their insurance deductable is high or they have insurance but no prescription drug coverage; not to mention the cost of the Dr’s visit itself and finding the time to leave work to go to an appointment. Many people don’t have any wiggle room when it comes to taking time off even for that.

  • eurogirl70 commented on the blog post Capitulation on Ozone Much Worse When You Learn the Context

    2011-09-03 13:59:45View | Delete

    That’s holeybuybull for you!

    Giving a Clinton any credit is like waving a red flag in front of a bull! All hail the CDS!

  • eurogirl70 commented on the blog post Capitulation on Ozone Much Worse When You Learn the Context

    2011-09-03 13:55:29View | Delete


    Secret Republican?

    I’d say that all the signs he is a Republican we’re on display in 2008. His Canadian NAFTA snafu as well as his vote in favor of retro-active immunity for the telecoms.

    That “cat” was out of the proverbial bag a long time ago!!

  • eurogirl70 commented on the blog post Bernie Sanders to Primary Obama? Don’t Make Me Laugh

    2011-07-31 10:02:38View | Delete


    Obama as saviour unity “unicorn” that craps skittles, and will make the world whole.

    Wasn’t alot of credit given to Obama that was neither owed nor deserved? Where was the record of accomplishments? Where were the firm stances of principle? They didn’t exist.

    People wanted him to be something he never was….you were never his base and his $400 million warchest was never a “ma and pa kettle” creation.

    We laugh at religious extremists who look for Jesus in a moonbeam or a grilled cheese sandwich. Well, the secular version of mass psychosis was the mantra of “Hope and Change” subscribed to man with no accomplishments other than usually being at the right place and the right time! Very Bush-like, wouldn’t you say?

  • eurogirl70 commented on the blog post Bernie Sanders to Primary Obama? Don’t Make Me Laugh

    2011-07-31 09:20:42View | Delete

    With all due respect Ms. Hamsher:

    There were many of us who got “bitch-slapped” prior to the general election of 2008. What comes around goes around! Only now I have been “bitch-slapped” twice to your once!

  • Wow

    Quite the snappy retort!

    You must have come over to FDL from the Big Orange Cheeto, if all you can come back with is “your mama”!


  • They are hardly the de Medici’s

    but to each his own!

  • I agree…

    my sympathy to Norway. A very nice country and a very nice people

  • Values must be lived and not simply mouthed.
    In 2008 people on the left, who had always believed their party would have their back, especially after the horror of the Bush years, were derrided and banned from various websites for expressing concern and reservations over Obama as the nominee, there was no accepting fold which said, “well, you are entitled to express your view and let’s find common ground”. It was all or nothing.

    Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Democratic Underground, and others basically kicked to the curb members that had been with them since the beginning because their political views did not mesh with the “Hope and Change” mantra of 2008.

    That lack of winning over a whole segment of the party; keeping the lines of communication open, in view of Obama’ lack-luster performance these past 4 years, will have a very detrimental effect on the level of voter turnout and the political process going into the next election cycle

  • Let’s see, as an incoming freshman Senator, who could have picked any liberal Senator to mentor him (like a Russ Feingold)through the shark invested waters of the U.S. Senate who did Obama pick? Yes, that’s right, Joe Lieberman

  • Projection?

    Like the level of projection that supporters of Obama in 2008 leveled on him as the light-bringer? The man who would change the entire dynamics of politics as we now know it?

    So the media and Clinton had an adversarial relationship. You mean the free, unencumbered press that propped up Bush that so many on the left derrided as being nothing more than a “corporate” mouthpiece?

    As far as projecting on you, it seems that someone doth protest to much. If you did not vote for Obama, Clinton, or a republican (to use your words) than you don’t have a horse in this race to begin with and your directed anger at me is misplaced.

    You are correct, Europe is nice this time of year, too bad that there will never be same level of infrastructure in the U.S. under Obama as unlike an FDR, he didn’t feel the need to undertake a WPA or TVA public works project that would have put millions to work and money into the economy.
    Sadly that would have taken vision and a backbone.

  • Hey John:

    Wouldn’t the Dale Carnagie approach be a bit like triangulation? Telling people what they want to hear rather than what they made need to hear?

  • Probably because your head is up your ass. I suggest a good lubricant before making any sudden moves.

  • The people who were kicked off Welfare in the 1990′s actually got jobs. They received training and not from pay to play bastions of so-called higher education that suck Federal Aid dollars from returing veterans and those from low-income households with barely a GED among them and back-breaking interest rates. Pell grants during the Clinton era were worth $10,000 a grant. Under Bush and Obama they have been halfed to $5,000.

    As for Glass Steagall sparky, Clinton didn’t want to vote for it. You may not be old enough to remember but it was Clinton’s own party in the form of Chuck Schumer (NY) and Christopher Dodd (CT) who went to Clinton and told him that they wanted it repealed and that they had enought votes in the Senate to override a Presidential veto which Clinton had been planning to do. With that knowledge, Clinton added into the bill the following caveat that low-interest home mortgages were made available thru Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac. In 1999 the boom of the hedge-fund mortgage industry was in its infancy. So you have Schumer and Dodd (now the head of the American Motion Picture Association) who helped sow the seeds of what would be the boom/bust years of the subprime mortgage industry.

    Do I think Bill was perfect? No. But then he left office with a 75% approval rating and more Americans polled would have voted into office for a third term over Gore and Bush combined. Clinton didn’t garner a majority of the American vote until he ran for re-election in 1996. He came into office in 1993 with only 43% of the popular vote. Obama comes in with 300 electoral college votes and will go down in history as the president who squandared the most good will in the shorest amount of time.

  • By the way…

    The Hillary Clinton derangement syndrome here is breath-taking in its scope! So, you wanted her out in 2009 because Obama was nothing like Hillary. Hillary stayed in the race, won all the big states by 10% or more (save for Illinois + the rigged caucauses) and everyone was telling her that she had no chance at the nomination and to get out of the race. She threw her support behind Obama after the convention, when she wasn’t even given the most basic courtesy of having all of her delegate votes counted (including the entire California delegation).

    Obama would never have voted for the Iraq War resolution you all said. By the way even former UN Weapons Inspector Hans Blinx say clearly that a vote for the Iraq war resolution was not a vote for was but for a full accounting of Iraq’s nuclear/biological/chemical weapons.

    Then Obama voted for retro-active immunity for warrantless wiretapping by the telecomms and many of you said, “well, he has to do that, he is just playing the game until he gets into office and can do the right thing! Hillary triangulates but Obama is just playing 11th dimensional chess!

    To those of us that are old enough to remember the 80′s under Reagan, the 90′s were a golden age under Clinton. Hillary would have been an FDR in the White House compared to Obama. And you here would have held her feet to the fire far more than you have ever done with Obama.

    Obama has gotten pass after pass, with threats to hold monetar support but not ones vote! You would have cried out for blood if Clinton would have pulled this kind of crap; which she wouldn’t have, because she actually is a Democrat!!

  • Really?

    So many of you here are finally waking up…but it is too little too late!

    Obama never had any values. He was always a die-hard Reagan-Era libertarian with visions of grandeur. Mind you, personal grandeur and not for the country or the party that delivered him the nomination in 2008.

    Where did you think a freshman Senator got a $400 million war chest from in the first place? Lemonade stands and bake sales? He received more donations from corporate American than McCain and Clinton combined.

    Many of us told you in 2008 that you were never his base. His base was comprised of oil, telecomm, and Wallstreet. That’s who brought him to the party. You didn’t heed our warnings. We were told that a new “coalition” (via Donna Brazile) was coming and we could either get on board or go the fuck away.

    When this man held Reagan us as a beacon of “transcendental” politics, where were you all? What were you thinking? Better yet, how the fuck old were you when Reagan came on the scene that you could possibly think that this man was a Democrat!

    Obama is the epitome of the “all things to all people/nothing to no one but myself” group comprised of Arianna Huffington, Kos, Aravosis, Chris Matthews (who went from talking up Bush’s “package” to the “tingle” Obama gave him.) among others. These folks go where the political winds and opportunities will take them.

    Don’t look to me (a former 20-year member of the Democratic Party, now registered as unaffiliated) to do one thing to get this party out of the ditch.

    You go to bed with dogs….don’t be surprised when you wake up with fleas…

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