Take those tired memes and shove 'em

by: DeniseVelez

Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 08:06:29 AM EST



Obamadealwithit

Elated, exhausted and still wired up and fired up from last night's electoral and popular vote victory for our POTUS, the first thoughts I had this morning were about the unending meme steam those of us in communities of color had to endure through-out the entire election season.  

Yeah. I am sittin' here gloatin'.

All the TM lame-stream concern trolls masquerading as pundits have now proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that they suffer from anal-rectalitis.

Let's see.

Remember all the "black people were gonna abandon the President" themes?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Yea, those Latinos sure don't show up to the polls.  

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Don't forget the ignored Asian-Americans and Native Americans.

More very loud guffaws from my mouth.

As a Sistah, want to thank all those Republican legi-rapers for motivating women of all colors to say NO WAY to Willard.

Too tired to do a sophisticated analysis of the numbers right now. I'm sure there will be plenty time in the days to come, and the yapping class has already started their inane babble this morning, so I have turned off the teevee, and sit here chortling with glee.

Thank you and muchisimas gracias to every single person who got out and voted against a solid wall of Tea-Republican efforts at voter repression and chicanery.  

Yo Romney...I know you are a religious dude.

Well, so are many of us and there is an old saying in the black community:

"God don't like ugly".

That's right.

She doesn't.

(cross-posted at Daily Kos)

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Am on my fourth cup of Spanish coffee (2.00 / 10)
and grinning :)


"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


Blogging before coffee. (2.00 / 8)
This can't be a good call. ;~)

Michelle Bachmann made it - barely.

I hold out hope that the next four years will see the ebb of the tide of Tea Party Crazy and the associated miasma you note above. Beyond the 'minorities aren't stupid' truism is an even more basic truth: people aren't stupid. We may be liable to be riled up by fear mongers and fall to the urge to nod along with the crowd - sometimes - but we don't go to the same empty lot to see the same circus that isn't there twice (well, not three times anyway [maybe we got the time wrong the first time...]).

We avoided a Depression and now I think we may have avoided falling completely into another pit. I hope we see ourselves climbing up the other side for the next several years.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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I think an all out targeted effort against her will pry her claws (2.00 / 8)
off of her Congressional seat.

Thankfully West is gone ...and the rape crazed group were smacked down

Sad that weasel Ryan is back in - doubt that he will be chastened by defeat.    

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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I'm emotionally exhausted (2.00 / 8)
and chugging more coffee than usual.

Have not turned on the tv yet though.  Just can't face any pundritry for the moment.  

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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I hear ya... (2.00 / 8)
I have avoided the TV...but, admittedly, I have been having fun reading the 'THE END IS NIGH' crap from the other side.

I have been taking a bit of twisted pleasure in their wailing.

I think, in some ways, I am relishing this win more than the last one. This win comes after 4 years of them trashing Obama...of them doing everything in their power to impede any progress that might be attributed to him...and they FAILED. I am beyond thrilled...and beyond relieved.

So, I say...gloat away...I sure am!

Hope you are well, Dee...I've missed ya...I will try to remember to swing by the Porch soon and say hey.

/hugs


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take a look at this (2.00 / 8)
thread
(warning - leads to freeperworld )

www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2956404/posts


A litigation attorney, my wife is a logical, critical thinker; and yet, when she talks about Obama, it's about how handsome and charming he is.

Like college kids, women are emotional voters and thinkers; as a result, they are unable to make wise decisions for the benefit of the nation(Yes, there are exceptions). The Founding Fathers knew this, and that's why women were denied the vote until the 1920s and children weren't allowed to vote until the 1970s.

they are freaking out at the % of women who voted for POTUS

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Oh good grief.... (2.00 / 7)
They really do want to go back in time.

Back when women...and blacks...and children (?)....were all in their proper place (subservient to men) (white men).

Their ilk cannot die out fast enough, imo.

There are fewer and fewer with each new generation...but, there still are not few enough.

The other thing that they are freaking out about is the fact that there are 50K Hispanic Americans turning 18 every month. That is a lot of new voters added to the  rolls on a 4 yr basis.

They are squirming and I like it.

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teh mind boggles (2.00 / 7)
It's hard to imagine that there are humans writing this stuff but after being treated to non stop racism, sexism and xenophobia from republican candidates I guess I will just have to.

Yes - there are still far too many.

We have so much work to do.  

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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As Kysen says though (2.00 / 7)
This is an even sweeter and more permanent victory, because it's been tempered by such hard times

Obama 08 went through the beacons of hope: 12 we went through crucibles do depair and - like his speech last night - y'all proved there was something enduring and brilliant about the whole phenomenon

Phenomenal - that's what the whole MYDD/Kos/Motley journey has been. I'll remember these last four years as my political rebirth. That's what the Moose means, what you guys mean - my virtual sisters and brothers

Love you all and what you've done  

The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'


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It has been a long journey (2.00 / 5)
Is MYDD still functioning?  heh.


"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Technically speaking, yes. (2.00 / 4)
Someone mentioned it a month or so ago and I checked. Charles Lemnos is still posting well-written articles there, but there are literally zero comments on any of them.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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I have not even looked since the (2.00 / 4)
Rainbowgirl debacle when I was curious about making some writing comparisons.

One thing is certain - I read enough blogs to know that it is not cited and has faded into obscurity. The rampant PUMA embrace and Obama Derangement Syndrome there has ensured it's irrelevance. It was never far left enough to even take the stance of a FDL (another site I avoid like the plague)



"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Rainbowgirl? (2.00 / 4)
Must have been one of my long absences during the decline, or after it fell completely off into the abyss.

Howard Dean is my guy. (in a strictly nonsexual fashion)

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Rainbowgirl was the most recent (i think) (2.00 / 3)
GOS incarnation of linfar.

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


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It's interesting to watch the inverse path on the Right. (2.00 / 4)
They will be back, but in the way that many companies come "back" from failure.

"They" won't be the same people.

You can measure the professional lifespan of conservative pundits and pols by the inverse of their Teh Crazy quotient.

- If you think that "having a black friend/candidate" once and finally answers your racial tolerance issues, you might be a future former conservative pundit.

- If you think that women think with their ovaries more than men think with their testes, you might be a future former conservative pundit.

- If you think phrases like: "some girls, they rape so easy" or; "God intended rape to result in pregnancy" or; "legitimate rape never results in pregnancy" are included in survivable political discourse, you might be a future former conservative pundit.

- If you think Americans whose ancestry is not purely northern European will respond positively to "Ferriners Go HOME!" signs - as long as you paint them well - you might be a future former conservative pundit.

The thing about major political parties is that they survive. Sometimes they survive by firing everyone (sound familiar, Mitt?) and Bringing In A New Team. Since the GOP is now demographically incapable - not challenged: mathematically unable - to win national elections it has no choice but to fire Management, replace Staff who cannot change, redo Marketing, produce new products, focus on new segments and otherwise "undergo adjustments."

There is no other option, so it will happen.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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Hmm... (2.00 / 3)
So now they need a "turnaround" expert.  Ironic.

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We had a rude shock the other day (2.00 / 10)
We live on a lake in northern Minnesota. It is a very rural area, but I have not experienced that much direct bigotry since moving to 'northern nice' in the late 70's. What is said behind my back may be a whole 'nother story, but I suppose I will never know. I am a very out lesbian and my partner is Latina, Native American and Caucasian.

Ani has to deal with the fact of being brown in a very white area and being followed in stores and receiving suspicious looks are the norm for her. I am not sure how she handles it, as it drives me crazy, but being called names is rather uncommon for both of us.

We have lived in our current residence for a full year and have had to get used to living closer to neighbors than we had for a long time. Unfortunately our closest neighbors are nuts. Republican nuts. Racist, republican nuts. Just how racist was revealed after our young dog got out of our yard and began running amok thru the yards bordering the lake. The guy who lives two houses down from us tried helping me catch our dog, but she was having so much fun, Tiny Dancer was not going to cooperate until she had a full free run.

Did I mention our next door neighbor? Oh yeah, she and her husband have decided to use our 30 lb, one year old puppy's occasional excursions against us. She has tried numerous times to get under my skin in other ways, but I have called her on her shit and generally ignore them.

Sooo when Dannie got out the other day and I was trying to get her to behave, this nasty POS neighbor called Ani a squaw. Ani told her to fuck off, but I became furious and almost lost my mind. I took my phone with me to record any interaction I might have with them, and pounded on their door. Not exactly a smart thing to do, but their actions up until now have been like bratty teenagers pelting us with eggs and tomatoes, but this obscenity spewing from the mouth of such a hateful waste of skin made my brain explode. I had no intention of any physical interaction, and none occurred, but I do need to look directly into the face of anyone who disrespects others, especially those I love, and confront them with their disease. The fact they did not answer their door and I have not had a chance to confront her is still gnawing at my soul, but the amazement of hearing such words in real life (not on fox or in congress) still rings in my head.

I know my African American and Native American and other 'minority' friends find my naivete adorable, but I am constantly dismayed and depressed by what I hear on the TV and on-line. Hearing them in RL almost got me arrested. Ugh.  

I am years behind and decades ahead. ~ Somebody else, I am certain


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how ugly and distressing (2.00 / 7)
especially since it is difficult to avoid sick neighbors. i would want to confront them too.  

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Yeah (2.00 / 7)
A privacy fence is going up as we speak. Not huge, just enough so I don't have to look at their cabin. Fuckers.

Ah well, I suppose they are not having as good of a day as me. Heh.

I am years behind and decades ahead. ~ Somebody else, I am certain


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Holz, your neighbors are morons. (2.00 / 4)
Many times folks who live in the woods (not you and I, or course) are hiding from having to try out their flawed existence on more people than they can avoid. I know you aren't the type (neither am I), but just for fun you might try working on what passes for amused looks that say "aren't you the cutest little thing?". Those folks always always want you to yell at them, it justifies their ignorance and makes them incredibly happy. Laughing them off drives them out of their tiny little minds.

You like a good fight as much as I do, so you may never master that look. I have been practicing it for when I will be unable to avoid seeing someone next summer who has based his entire life on getting under my skin (seriously. kinda sad that people waste so much energy for no return at all), we'll see if I can pull it off.

If not. maybe I'll just punch him... ;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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Heh. (2.00 / 5)
I am not much a puncher, but if it works for you, go for it hon;~P Part of the problem is that I have rented since the late 90's. Ani and I have lived in three different houses over the past eight years and we have had various landlords (mostly bad) and really cranky neighbors. When we lived on Leech Lake (yup, that is the name of the lake:~) the property we were renting was about the size of a couple of football fields and the nearest neighbor was waaaaaaay across the harbor that we shared.

After he called to complain to my landlord to say that I had a bunch of Indians living with me I pretty much figured he wasn't worth dealing with. I did get a kick out of watching him freak out after I would mow my lawn and some grass would blow over on his perfectly manicured yard. I watched in amazement the first time he did it and had I actually fell over laughing at him furiously attacking the debris with his leaf blower. I swear the dude took a nail clipper to his lawn. I called him the lawn nazi. Heh,

We moved to our present house last fall. Our landlord's are wonderful and very professional but the neighbors are loons.
The landlord warned us about the neighbors and I have mostly ignored them and not had much interaction with them. The other day took me by surprise and I was pretty foolish to bang on their door. I can be a total asshole but Ani is one of the nicest people I have ever met. For the neighbor to say that to her was really mind blowing.

I guess I learned to stand up to people when I was a little American girl in Tehran and boys and men would try to bully me for not being a proper female. I would stand toe to toe and nose to nose with anyone then. I am not so much able to do that anymore, but I will work on just laughing at the crazy people next door again.

Thank you for your concern Chris and I will try not to get myself killed up here in the northland;~P

I am years behind and decades ahead. ~ Somebody else, I am certain


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Minnesota (2.00 / 10)
Yup.  Bachmann held on.  We did, however, send Kraavack packing.  also, we defeated an anti-GLBT and anti-voter amendment (quite handily, in fact) and we flipped both houses of the legislaiture from red to blue.

We done good.  In fact, this was the first anti-marraige amendment to be defeated in any state.

Nationally, I am happy to say, WA and CO approved amendments making recreational marijuana legal, and WA, ME, and MD.

We seriously kicked ass.   Where is DTO, BTW?

Howard Dean is my guy. (in a strictly nonsexual fashion)


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um (2.00 / 4)
Wa, Me, and Md ratified gay marraige in their constitutions.  don't know what happened to the last part of my comment.

Probably was drunk.  

Howard Dean is my guy. (in a strictly nonsexual fashion)


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Or demonstrating solidarity with (2.00 / 5)
WA and CO?

The future is unwritten

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Well, yes. (2.00 / 4)
That too.

Howard Dean is my guy. (in a strictly nonsexual fashion)

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I have read a bunch of stuff... (2.00 / 6)
from 'the other side' today.

This has to be my favorite of the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth whining thus far:

Doomed Beyond All Hope of Redemption

I have laughed at that dude for years now...he is hoot (insofar as an off his swede winger goes).

I have to admit to taking some glee in his despair.

Naughty me.

/eyeroll


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The GOP does have a path to failure, (2.00 / 7)
it is just divergent from where they have been going.

Gerrymandering is the only method they have for getting elected, and that doesn't work for the Senate and White House. There isn't any way to map the Tea Party (et al) approach to a future winning party.

The next few years will be a Learning Experience.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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They are now trying to figure out how to "attract (2.00 / 6)
Hispanics" or to get black voters by whipping up resentments against "illegals". heh.  

The most comical last minute attempt to woo us black folks was in Ohio.  I will cherish this always.

Sticking token faces on their tickets, or in top party positions doesn't work. They have tried. Remember Michael Steele?  But they cannot see the writing on the wall and
I bet they will try that again with someone like Rubio from Florida.

It is clear that they have no ability to be reflective and realize that it's their policies with the added spice of their bigotry that is turning away voters.  

We will know which fail paths they have chosen soon enough - only 2 years to the next midterms.


"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Honestly... (2.00 / 6)
It is pitiful.  I was browsing Red State and they were soberly discussing how to re-frame their message to the 47% of the electorate who are the "moochers" in a more palatable way.  They just don't get it.  One fellow who used a Titanic and iceberg metaphor got himself banned.  He was on to something.

I'm guessing there is a bit of thoughtful despair among Republican theorists somewhere but their base will take years to deconstruct the belief systems that they've embraced, if ever.  I don't think they understand what just happened to them.  They've been dog-whistling past the graveyard.


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They really don't get it. (2.00 / 4)
what i've seen some conservatives saying post-shellack, regarding latinos and women especially, is very revealing.  i've forgotten who it was now (radio host, or some other national level conservative), but their read on todd akin, et al. was that the problem isn't with their completely whackadoodle beliefs, but that these guys spoke up about them. "lie better" seems to be the premise of their solution so far.

i think they're more than whistling past their electoral graveyard.  they're already planted.  how are they going to moderate on immigration reform fast enough to stop taking on water without losing their bigot base to a party fracture?  how are they going to moderate on taxes or fin reg without losing their tea party golem?  how are they going to moderate on womens issues without losing their fundies and clinic bombers?

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


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They are now the NCRWMP (2.00 / 6)
The National Coalition for the Re-institution of White Male Privilege.

Good luck with that.

The future is unwritten


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yep (2.00 / 6)
and they're going to retreat to rural areas and await, bristling with small arms, the army of colored people with free cars and obama phones--the takers:

On his radio show, former Fox host Glenn Beck lamented the downgrade of the country, but promised "I won't make a deal with the devil... I will tell you last week we purchased more farmland as a family. May I recommend if you have a chance to buy farmland, you buy farmland. If you live in the east may I recommend get the hell out of the east. Find a place where you are surrounded by like-minded people and the best way to find those people is, you should probably look at the maps on how counties voted... May I highly suggest you get grandfathered in to the second amendment today. Oh and don't forget the ammunition."

http://thinkprogress.org/elect...

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


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Their has to be a better country for that wack job then here. (2.00 / 6)
Seriously, at some point we really need to get past all the hate and fear BS.  

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He's a sick man. (2.00 / 4)
But he's different than the innumerable End-Timers who have blighted the earth since civilization first arose.

That demographic will in fact fade off to the countryside. As long as they don't move in next to me: so be it.

But in doing so they will just be following the path their (soon to be former) party is on. The GOP can either be the Libertarian Party forever or it can change, and I'll bet any one of you my mustache that they won't choose to go from 50% to 1% in national polls. This will leave Beck and his kin to forsake the party, further driving the GOP to the center as they build a demographic mix that could possibly work for them.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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Last night i took a peek (2.00 / 5)
at freeperland.  Phew.



"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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* reads screed * goggles * (2.00 / 6)
Heh.

Hee hee.

Hahahahahahahaha.....

BWA-HOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO!!!!!!

Gawd, that was so much fun.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.


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/grin...a riot, no? (2.00 / 6)
Doomed



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i don't know if i've ever... (2.00 / 8)
in my whole life come across such a perfect example of a stupid person trying to sound smart.  

just...can't...quit...shoe-horning...hackneyed...crap...betwixt...commas...

Alas, as always, the duty of the Right is to manfully endure, to survive the defeat and stubbornly oppose the vaunting foe, and so this brutal shock, this electoral catastrophe, must be absorbed and digested

I daresay, if I may be so bold, the wounds wrought upon the Right and their Party proper, from which you grievously suffer presently, as you have succinctly stated prior, are perchance the manifestation of an olfactory assault of heretofore unfathomed power and fulsomely fetid vigor.  One would have notion to believe, that upon incurring a mortal blow to the very ideological foundation, the lithosphere, as it were, from which the immortal pillars of conservatism were hand-hewn by our forebears, you might yet retain some modicum of control over the Sphincter ani externus, so strengthened from strenuous clinching over these last long four years of the Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama.  

Whither are you conducting yourself, Sir, with such passionately painful haste?

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Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


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Is that quote a poem of some sort? (2.00 / 3)
If so, brilliant!

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the blockquote (2.00 / 4)
is from the piece kysen posted upthread, a wingnut wailstorm from the American Spectator:

http://spectator.org/archives/...

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


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Ok... (2.00 / 10)
I know that having a Democrat in any given seat is preferable to having a Republican. I get that...I really do.

However.

Does it make me a bad Democrat to have groaned audibly when I found out that Alan Grayson won his race and is again in the House?

He just rubs me the wrong way.
Completely.
I find his over the top clown act an embarrassment.

Is it just me?

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Not just you. (2.00 / 7)


Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


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Had the same response. (2.00 / 6)
He gives me the willies.  

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Nope (2.00 / 6)
I can't stand him either.  Arrogant yapper with a massively inflated sense of his own heroism.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.

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Ugh (2.00 / 5)
Hate that guy.  When he lost last time, I really irritated a local DFL mover and shaker.

I said "Good.  I hate that guy.  He's fucking shrill"

Good times.

Howard Dean is my guy. (in a strictly nonsexual fashion)


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Yeah... (2.00 / 6)
I like him; he's smart as a whip and quite happy to scandalise Republicans.  I would argue his, "Don't get sick and if you do die quickly" wasn't far off and percolated down into the national conciousness.  Not defending everything he says or does, mind you, but strikes me that having a few like him isn't a terrible thing.

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Nope. (2.00 / 5)
I always had a bad feeling about John Edwards ... and we see what happened.  Some people are just slimy.

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You aren't the only one (2.00 / 4)
For me, it came as no surprise at all to see him revealed for what he is.

Maybe the arc of the universe really does bend toward justice after all.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.


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Man... (2.00 / 4)
I love that arc:


"When our days become dreary with low hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice."

Martin Luther King Jr.



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Finally (2.00 / 9)
I can breath again. And laugh. There were so many hysterical moments from last night, courtesy of our good friends at fox and the blubbering of the likes of Mitch McConnel, I might just shake loose this dark cloud that has been pestering me for the last couple of years. I am fairly certain that I would have gone insane if I had to look at that man's face for four years. It would appear that America agrees with me.

Once again tho, I must stress that NOW THE WORK BEGINS!!!!! We must get off our butts and support our President. He cannot do this alone and the Congressional Democrats will still be a bunch of spineless shits unless we the people make them do their job!!!

Ooph. Rant over for the moment. But beware, I have a new bone to chew and I am not gonna let despair kick me down the stairs again. Heh. Did that sound scary enough;~???

Oh and by the way, I am chortling, giggling and laughing right along with you Sistah Denise. I am toasting you with my cupa and just enjoying the moment for now.

I am years behind and decades ahead. ~ Somebody else, I am certain


Holz! (2.00 / 6)
Nice to see you! sricki was missing you, you may want to find one of her comments and give her a hug.

:~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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Hugs all around dude (2.00 / 8)
and a special hug for sricki....

I am years behind and decades ahead. ~ Somebody else, I am certain


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Oh and send some (2.00 / 8)
positive vibes to my buddy Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota..she is 3,000 votes ahead and hopefully she will pull it off. Oh. Never mind. It looks like she won!l Yay.

I am years behind and decades ahead. ~ Somebody else, I am certain


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Yay! (2.00 / 7)
I sent some love in the form of money her way during the campaign.  So glad to see she did it!

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.

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Me too (2.00 / 6)
She is awesome. I have met her a few times in the 80's and her sister Thomasine was my social work adviser at UND. Heh. If you live in North Dakota and are a Democrat, you eventually meet everyone. I am just glad that the seat of Quentin Burdick and Kent Conrad will stay blue. Well as blue as it can be in a state like ND;~P

I am years behind and decades ahead. ~ Somebody else, I am certain


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Rant on. Raising my mug to toast you back :) (2.00 / 7)
Getting some folks to support him is going to be - ummm - rough.

We will be back in Obama sucks Obama rocks land in 5...4...3...2...1 secs in other parts of cyberland.  

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Pretty much so... (2.00 / 8)
I honestly don't think they get it. I may be wrong but I see President Obama as a totally different cat than other politicians. The talking bobble heads are still blathering about how he has to learn how to play the (Washington) game in order to get anything done.  Such comments make me spurt coffee out of my nose. Let's see, he accomplished almost all of his promises in his first term AND pummeled the republican nominee for his re-election. Hmmmm. Sounds like he is doing something right.

However, the old mindsets and as you stated, memes, need to be changed from the bottom up. That comes from you and me and anyone else who actually gives a shit about our country. IMHO I think that the gop is dead. It has actually been dying since Nixon,  but as it expires the dinosaur can do a whole shit load of damage thrashing about and screaming it's agony.

And like the dinosaur, the gop has a very small brain so it doesn't know just how dead it is. I may be in total fantasy land, but I actually hope that the Democratic party emerges from this shift as the new right wing party and something completely radical rises out of the ashes of this shift as the progressive/left. I believe that it will eventually happen, just how long that takes, depends on us.


I am years behind and decades ahead. ~ Somebody else, I am certain


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This comment is a diary (2.00 / 7)
....is a book... Is a summation of everything that's happened  over the last fifty years

Bookmarked forever in the decaying database of my fragile Limey mind  

The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'


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*Blush* (2.00 / 6)
Aw shucks, you say the nicest things.

It's a miracle, I somehow got my voice back;~J Hmmm. I wonder what changed...  

I am years behind and decades ahead. ~ Somebody else, I am certain


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Holz! (2.00 / 7)
/huge hug

Hey there you!

It is really really good to see ya...we missed ya last night (and I have missed the heck out of ya for months).

Hope you and yours are well...we need to catch up.  

/grin

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*Deep breath of clean air* (2.00 / 7)
Indeed and it feels so good. I have missed you as well hon.

I am years behind and decades ahead. ~ Somebody else, I am certain


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Holleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewoooooooooood!!! (2.00 / 7)
:: HUGE hug ::

Just because they are posting on a progressive site doesn't make them progressives. - John Allen

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Hey handsome!! (2.00 / 6)
HUGE HUG back atcha!!!! I hear good things are in store for you my friend.  

I am years behind and decades ahead. ~ Somebody else, I am certain


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Pa' lante hermanita! Siempre pa' lante! (2.00 / 7)
Un abrazo fuerte y apretado.

We did it. :)  

Just because they are posting on a progressive site doesn't make them progressives. - John Allen


Hermanito - I knew we would. (2.00 / 7)
Now - tengo preguntas - we need to talk about Puerto Rico.

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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My Son Noted... (2.00 / 6)
We will need to change all the flags.

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someone on twitter suggested combining SD and ND to free a star. (2.00 / 7)
Or NC and SC.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

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Heh (2.00 / 7)
No Dak might just get a second congressional representative then:~P

I am years behind and decades ahead. ~ Somebody else, I am certain


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I'm all eyes. (2.00 / 6)
Hit me up whenever.

Love ya hermanita mia!

Just because they are posting on a progressive site doesn't make them progressives. - John Allen


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Will do - when the news hit about the (2.00 / 3)
vote in PR there was a flurry of response from people who were immediately willing to embrace Statehood without understanding that PR's are still very conflicted.

I'm trying to figure out how to write a piece which will look at all sides of the issue. I'm not sure I understand them anymore.

 

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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New Rule! (2.00 / 10)
Every pundit that was horrifyingly blindingly wrong must wear a dunce cap for six months in order to keep their job.

Punditry lost this election.  Sitting in New York or Washington talking about the desires of Black people when you don't know any well enough to know their middle name. Talking about the covenant females have with their God and unborn children when they have no womb to establish it.  

The southern strategy lost this election for the first time ever they rolled out the big gun and America rejected it.



"I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One."  Namaste Friends!


Yes - they made asses of themselves (2.00 / 8)
and their idiotic predictions will be a source of amusement for quite a while.

Good to see you my Brother :)


"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Really proud of those in Florida & Ohio who stood in line for hours (2.00 / 9)
to make their vote count. In Michigan if your in line for more than 15 minutes you just have very poor timing. And we have no early voting. Looking at pictures of the lines in Ohio and Florida is mind boggling. Are the citizens of theese states not embarrassed?

 


was dropping great nieces off at daycare this am in red OH county. (2.00 / 7)
Overheard one mother lamenting that they would just have to get by for four more years.  Other woman replied, "God willing." I giggled inside.  Suck it ladies.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

Wonder How... (2.00 / 6)
Bibi and Ahmadenijad are feeling.

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Heh (2.00 / 4)
Unbelievable:


"I've heard voices in recent days, of all places voices coming from among us, that are trying to create conflict between us and the United States. It won't help them; the alliance between Israel and United States is strong," said Netanyahu, quoted by The Jerusalem Post.

Tom Kludt - After Obama Win, Netanyahu Emphasizes 'Strong' Alliance Between U.S., Israel TPM 8 Nov 12

Voices in his own head, maybe.  Election coming up, Bibi; guessing Obama is too classy to cut an ad for your opponents.


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Looking Inside... (2.00 / 7)
The Romney campaign is just remarkable.  They were running on flawed assumptions while actively discounting Democratic strategies which were no secret.  Imagine (incredulous emphasis added:)


"We didn't think they'd turn out more of their base vote than they did in 2008, but they smoked us," said one Romney operative. "It's unbelievable that that they turned out more from the African-American community than in 2008. Somehow they got 'em to vote."

James Hohmann and Anna Palmer - Romneyworld reckoning begins Politico 7 Nov 12

Somehow?  Somehow?  Pundits may be trivial and infatuated with narratives but they can turn on a dime.  You guys were supposed to be professionals.  How acutely embarrassing; the donors must be totally pissed.  Rove's meltdown on election night just goes to show how unprepared they were to deal with reality.


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heh. "Somehow." (2.00 / 6)
guess they don't or can't see how their direct actions targeting our right to vote got us fired up.  

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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That really sums up their issues with non white men. (2.00 / 7)
They look down at the rest of the world and don't think they will react like they would. Wich is to say that if you keep poking me with a stick, keep demonizing me, I will react.

That and they forgot that the poll numbers that Rassmussen and whatever poll Dick Morris was using weren't real.


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Also explains why (2.00 / 5)
they think bombing countries they don't like will whack them into toeing the desired line.  Just show those dimwitted heathen savages who's boss and they'll kneel, dammit!

Let a skeptic inquire what sort of reaction Americans might have to similar interference in their internal affairs and the response is a spittle-flecked rant about the defiant freedom-loving to-the-death resistance they and all like-minded patriots would muster.

And yet they cannot comprehend the commonality of reaction to foreign force.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.


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That goes into my "steal this" file n/t (2.00 / 6)


"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Seconded. (2.00 / 5)


John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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Heh (2.00 / 6)
The Romney campaign certainly wound-up efficiently:


Aides taking cabs home late [election] night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked.

"Fiscally conservative," sighed one aide the next day.

Garrett Haake - The last days of Romneyland NBC 8 Nov 12

Romney doing what he does best.


wow. (2.00 / 4)


Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


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Tremors... (2.00 / 6)
Of Right-wing fail even reached our distant shores here in Australia:


Neel's tweet quickly went viral as bemused Aussies retweeted it more than 1400 times, many pointing out that Australia actually has an atheist, female Prime Minister.

"Our Prime Minister is a woman, an atheist who lives with a man she hasn't married. I don't think you'd like it here,'' tweeted Ian Cuthbertson, TV editor at The Australian.

"I think you meant Antarctica. Move there,'' tweeted @post_rock0.

"Congratulations on being the dumbest person in the world,'' tweeted @Patrickavenell.

Neel's Twitter account has since been disabled.

Neel was just one of dozens of Americans who tweeted that they were moving to Australia in the wake of Obama's win.

Petra Starke - Fail: Anti-Obama teen wants to move to Australia because we have 'Christian, male president' Herald Sun 8 Nov 12

Which leads to this "public service" announcement:



[ Parent ]
well it's clear that they are as geopolitically challenged (2.00 / 3)
as their leader - Rmoney.

Wonder if they can even find Australia on a map?


"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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