lechero commented on the diary post Revealed: Israelis Are Helping to Crush the Zapatista Movement by wendydavis.
That and they got tired of pushing around only the Palestinians.
lechero commented on the blog post Bloomberg Calls For Reinterpreting Constitution After Boston Bombing
Mayor Bloomberg was apparently fine with abusing the Occupy protesters. This is what “reinterpreting the constitution” gets you. First it’s done to stop scary muslim terrorists, then it’s used to stop protesters who aren’t being heard by any of the democratic or republican representatives in this country.
lechero commented on the blog post KY Sen: Clintons Try to Keep Ashley Judd From Taking on McConnell
Clintons and the DNC pushing out a liberal democrat in favor of a conservative democrat? Big surprise there — not!
I don’t remember ever reading that Bakhtiar was a CIA operative, but now that you mention it, it’s certainly possible. A lot of Iranians I talk to who left Iran around the time of the revolution believe that even Khomeini was a CIA operative (even my dad would say the “original” Khomeini had 9 fingers, [...]
A secular pro-democracy revolution nonviolently overthrew the Shah in January 1979, but it was a revolution without a leader or a plan for governing. It was co-opted by rightwing religious forces led by a man who pretended briefly to favor democratic reform.
Thank you for that. Very few non-Iranians (even some younger Iranians) aren’t aware of [...]
lechero commented on the blog post Five Horrible Things Viewed More Favorably Than Congress
It seems the only way to even change a candidate via primaries is through gerrymandering, which seems to favor the more conservative candidate. Not nearly enough people will consider a third party candidate, because they’re too afraid of the alternative big party candidate winning. Fear is keeping Americans in line.
The basis for the elite’s hegemonic control over the masses is shrinking. You could see this in this year’s election, with the major parties’ obvious appeal: “The other guy is worse.” Nobody is promising utopia anymore. It’s no longer believable. Elections are all this crap about fear now.
lechero commented on the diary post NYC Threatens to Shut Down Occupy Sandy Relief Sites by TobyWollin.
The City of New York shut down the Advantage program, putting tens of thousands of once homeless people back on the streets. I’m not at all surprised by this move. I think the City is run by psychopaths.
lechero commented on the diary post This election was a failure. At a time of deep economic crisis it produced no mandates, no solutions and no winning party. by Bill Perdue.
Both ignored their insurance reform plans because there are so few differences. Romney because he wanted to attract Teaparty voters and Obama because he didn’t want it known that he and Romney agreed on making insurance companies, HMOs and big Pharma richer at the expense of workers, especially poorer workers and seniors. During the next four [...]
Republicans are tribalist too, which is evident in their blind hatred of Obama and the democrats despite how conservative they are, and I think it’s epitomized by the fact they’re so against the same health care legislation the republicans have been pushing for the past 20 years.
I think we simply expect more from democrats and democratic voters since most basically want the same things independant liberals want. The only difference is the democrats still believe in their party despite all the conservatives.
lechero commented on the diary post A Fantasy for the “Lesser of Two Evils” Crowd: Re-Elect Mitt Romney, Democrat, in 2016! by Vote Socialist.
I could easily see that happening. And all the rank-and-file democrats would be beating up on “progressives” and third-party leaning liberals. The former would do anything necessary to bully and guilt the latter into voting for democrat Romney, simply because the republican counterpart would be slightly worse.
lechero commented on the diary post I’m Disillusioned by the People Who Are Disillusioned by the People Who Are Disillusioned With Obama by EdwardTeller.
I think George Clooney is an idiot who parrots everything the democrat establishment says. If the democrats were anything like republicans, then Obama would listen to his base! His cabinet wouldn’t call the democratic base “fucking retards with nowhere else to go” who “should be drug tested”. When the republican base opens their mouth to [...]
lechero commented on the diary post voting for Jill Stein in a swing state: a confessional by atasteofmyownmedicine.
When both parties are enabling the health insurance industry — when the Obama administration is vigorously fighting in favor of indefinite detention, it’s time for a real change.
Even though low base turnout is well-deserved, be sure the democratic establishment will be blame the “****ing retards” who “should be drug tested” before they ever blame their conservative candidates and corporatist policies.
lechero commented on the diary post Why Joe Biden Will Probably Win the Vice Presidential Debate by inoljt.
It’s kind of the opposite of what happened with the presidential debate, where expectations were high for Obama and relatively low for Romney – despite the fact that Obama, never a great debater, hadn’t debated in four years while Romney had dozens under his belt.
In the meantime, the only experience Obama got in the past [...]
lechero commented on the diary post Where the Left and the Right get it wrong on Obama….mostly by cmaukonen.
And the democratic followers as some new born savior.
I think the “savior” role has morphed in the past few years, from a conventional savior, to the only one who can save us from a Romney presidency. Self-proclaimed liberals will vote for Obama and his corporatist agenda because they are afraid. And likely on the flipside, republicans [...]
lechero commented on the blog post Andrew Cuomo Pressured Into Delaying Approval on Fracking
I bet you Cuomo will approve fracking after the 2012 election. He was probably pressured more by Obama and the DNC than the environmentalists.
When Cuomo was elected (with the help of Koch money), I was already sick of democrats, but Cuomo’s conservative reign soured me to democrats forever.
lechero wrote a new diary post: I’m looking for hard data of Presidential Election 2000 Florida that would be widely accepted
I have read many times the claim that 200,000 registered democrats in Florida voted for George W. Bush in 2000. I happen to believe that claim, but I doubt most rank-and-file liberal democrats would believe it on face value, especially considering that a google of this turns up either Green Party websites (which arguably have [...]
lechero commented on the diary post 60 Minutes FAIL: 10 Questions Scott Pelley Didn’t Ask Mitt Romney But Should Have by lcm.
The “liberal media” wouldn’t ask these questions. What a crock.
lechero commented on the blog post Money Talks: The Mujahideen-e-Khalq Episode as the Fundamental Display of Washington Lobbying Power
Luminaries like Ed Rendell, Howard Dean, Bill Richardson, Tom Ridge, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani and more were all paid to extol the virtues of the MEK.
Howard Dean? I’m surprised …
The US constantly strikes out where Iran is concerned. Starting in 1953 when the CIA did BP’s dirty work by engineering the overthrow of Iran’s secular representative government, it continued when the USA sided with Saddam Hussein in his war against Iran in the 1980s. The Iran Iraq war was just what Khomeini needed to unify Iranians against an exterior threat. Had it not been for Saddam and the USA, it’s likely Khomeini’s regime would have collapsed on itself.
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