For all those people that voted for Obama and his change and hope…..how did that work out for you? There were so many people that were looking for a new way of governing and Obama was that way…..back in early 2008 I wrote a piece on Daily Kos saying that if he were elected that it would be business as usual in Washington…I was attacked merciless and told that I was not welcome on a site that was working to bring hope and change to America….now I can look back at send the “finger” to all those so-called progressives….they were wrong and now they are turning on the president…….how does it feel to be crapped on by your fair haired boy? (Not intended as a slap at the Prez, in case someone is offended)
With all of Obama’s giving to the GOP…he has fallen flat on his face as a progressive…the progressive we all hoped he would be………
Sorry, I digress…….to answer my own question….yes he should face a primary and have to defend vigorously his lack of leadership and principles……but then the question arises……who?
One of my votes would go the independent Senator Bernie Sanders…..why?
Sanders said recently….and he is right……
“My suggestion is, I think one of the reasons the president has been able to move so far to the right is that there is no primary opposition to him, and I think it would do this country a good deal of service if people started thinking about candidates out there to begin contrasting what is a progressive agenda as opposed to what Obama is doing,” Sanders told talk show host Thom Hartmann over the weekend. “I think it would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition.”
Sanders has been an unfaltering champion of true progressive ideals…not the Dems ideals which are no more than Repub ideas in liberal clothing….he would be a good choice.
And then there is former Senator Russ Feingold, another champion of true progressive ideals….by standing by his ideals it cost him his re-election and gave a mamby pamby Repub a shot at destroying the country….Feingold is BETTER than a liberal….he is a PROGRESSIVE!
And then there is my long shot……Eliott Spitzer…..the man is a progressive and a genius in economics….the only problem would be getting past the “hooker” thing…..which in my opinion is NO big deal…I mean look at Sen. Vitter of LA….he had a hooker thing around his neck and he is still in the Senate even tough he actually broke the law…he is still there.
Of course, the inevitable criticism will be that it will harm the prez and possibly give the GOP a win….in my opinion…it is a crap of an argument….why? Because the prez is giving the GOP everything they want …..so where would be the harm?
There is a downside to running against the Prez in the primaries…..the one that comes to mind is the election of 1980……Carter faced a primary challenge from Kennedy and the chaos that was brought about the John Anderson third party candidate which cost Carter the presidency….as case could be made (that is what Google is for)……..
Okay, those are my three nominees……what to you guys think? And who would be your picks?
The deal is done! Tuesday the Senate made it official and voted for the pathetic debt deal and immediately the Congress ran to the exits and on to the airport so they could go home and put on the latex gloves and knee pads and meet with their donors……the temp on Tuesday in Washington was 96 and it will be 87 on Wednesday….if that does not prove that the people are large sources of hot air, then nothing will…….
But I digress……..Did you know in their rush for the exits and the failure to do something about the FAA bill will cost the country about a billion dollars in noncollectable revenue? Just thought you would like to see just how these people are screwing the country……..but wait! There is more!
After the deal vote Senate minority leader said….”Americans do not believe that raising job killing taxes is best for the country….” (a paraphrase)…..but according to the Economic Policy Institute, a non-partisan think tank that deals with facts and figures….the deal is a job killing bill in itself…..
According to the EPI analysis the debt ceiling act will, in the long run, cost about 1.8 million jobs and will increase the debt by $241 billion…..but do not take my word for it….read the analysis for yourself…….http://t.co/9n2GZID………
Or another analysis from the EPI…….http://bit.ly/qoxWDk
I ask my readers to please read both analyses and then pass on these stories to others and maybe we can get somewhere when the losers return from their donor-a-thons in September.
What are you paying these people for? Apparently, they have NO inclination to help you or your family, then why keep putting your trust in their crap? It is time for us, the people, to take back our country from the windbags we have elected….I am all for giving Alfred E. Newman a shot….he could do no worse!