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grahamhgreen

(15,741 posts)
Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:24 PM Nov 2012

Pissed. How the Rahm Emmanual/DLC "Liberals are F#cking retarded" attitude may cost us the election

Last edited Sat Nov 3, 2012, 02:19 PM - Edit history (1)

So, I'm trying to get people to vote on Facebook and I get this:


"i even know a few who are much more radically left than me who are voting for romney, with the idea that at least then perhaps folks will finally start to fight back. i won't go that far but i do see their point."


Then I get a link to this Al Jazeera op-ed:

"Clearing the path for future tyranny
The right to indefinitely detain citizens without trial, classified kill-lists and "disposition matrices", a fast-expanding fleet of legally-unaccountable aerial drones, and the presumptive right to kill American citizens without due process - all these sweeping expansions of executive power are the legacy of four years of Barack Obama's presidency and of themselves represent a new era in the power of the American government over its citizenry.

Never before has an American president asserted their ability to act as judge, jury and executioner towards their own citizens, a power which Barack Obama claimed for the executive branch in killing the New Mexico-born fundamentalist preacher Anwar Al-Awlaki in a drone strike - followed by his 16 year-old son two weeks later.

The passage of the National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA) provides the President with the ability to place Americans under indefinite military detention without trial or even the provision of evidence; a power which extends to citizens abroad as well as to those on US soil. Such concepts seem utterly otherworldly to most Americans, especially given their origination from a liberal president who had been elected in large part as a response to the perceived belligerence and militarism of George W Bush.

With Obama facing a tight re-election battle with Mitt Romney, even his supporters - who would normally express alarm at these actions - are reticent to criticise him for fear of damaging his chances and empowering his Republican challenger. " http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/10/20121029155126349265.html



The problem is the think tank brainiacs don't understand that some people are forced to vote their conscience, and don't think like they do.

I don't want to hear how wrong or stupid my friends are - I want you to understand how wrong it is to treat our base with contempt and disrespect.



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Pissed. How the Rahm Emmanual/DLC "Liberals are F#cking retarded" attitude may cost us the election (Original Post) grahamhgreen Nov 2012 OP
What do you think "base" means, exactly? Robb Nov 2012 #1
Well, what does it mean to the republicans? grahamhgreen Nov 2012 #22
It means being a deranged cultist to the republicans. JaneyVee Nov 2012 #24
Radical leftists for Romney... DemocratsForProgress Nov 2012 #2
very transparent right wing divisive garbage fascisthunter Nov 2012 #25
+1 sarcasmo Nov 2012 #30
.................................................should have been the indication that the friend was LaydeeBug Nov 2012 #31
You could get more laughs if you posted this in the Lounge. Kaleva Nov 2012 #3
Maybe not. People in the Lounge have a sense of humor. The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #5
Some of us in the Lounge find toilet humor funny and that is what this is. Kaleva Nov 2012 #6
Good point. It's more or less like a fart joke. The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #7
No shit! fascisthunter Nov 2012 #27
Your friends are stupid and so is this premise. MrSlayer Nov 2012 #4
You want to blame idiots on Rahm Emanuel? frazzled Nov 2012 #8
The polls say otherwise, and I suggest taking the fear-mongering elsewhere magical thyme Nov 2012 #9
Your "concern" is duly noted Bucky Nov 2012 #10
Voters for Romney are the problem. Period. No excuses. -nt CakeGrrl Nov 2012 #11
So you have a "friend" who got a FB post complaining about Obama JoePhilly Nov 2012 #12
I think you missed a RW talking point, but I can't remember which one. FSogol Nov 2012 #13
Wow, there must be a timewarp on Facebook that urps up old talking points. n/t gkhouston Nov 2012 #14
Oh, noes, he dinn't! Major Hogwash Nov 2012 #15
I appreciate your frustration. GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #16
If there were any such people to begin with hifiguy Nov 2012 #17
Are you saying your friends will not vote for Obama because they felt dissed 3 years ago? muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #18
No, it's the whole attitude that you can move forward with grahamhgreen Nov 2012 #23
Oy, cool story bro. nt sufrommich Nov 2012 #19
No "liberal" would vote for Romney. Anyone who would I consider equal to any right-wing Teabagger. NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #20
Your concern is noted. Please feel free to share more of your concerns, and enjoy your stay. nt msanthrope Nov 2012 #21
Any Liberal who votes for Romney is fucking retarded. I apologize to people born with or that bluestate10 Nov 2012 #26
no real liberal will... it's red meat for those who already dislike liberals fascisthunter Nov 2012 #29
That is just friggin' evil. treestar Nov 2012 #28
Rehashing this??? cliffordu Nov 2012 #32
People who vote for Romney are NOT LIBERALS , they are whores JI7 Nov 2012 #33
Your friends are reprehensible... one_voice Nov 2012 #34
 

LaydeeBug

(10,291 posts)
31. .................................................should have been the indication that the friend was
Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:54 PM
Nov 2012

LYING. Of course, THEY don't think it's them. To them a radical leftist voting for Romney is perfectly plausible.

As is his ever changing position on just about *ANYTHING*

 

fascisthunter

(29,381 posts)
27. No shit!
Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:44 PM
Nov 2012

but hey, the dumbasses will attempt anything. Ooops.... sorry admins, you can't keep the trolls out, so we must break rules.

 

MrSlayer

(22,143 posts)
4. Your friends are stupid and so is this premise.
Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:34 PM
Nov 2012

I know you don't want to hear it but there it is. We're not going to lose and we're certainly not going to lose because liberals are going to vote for Romney.

This is ludicrous.

 

magical thyme

(14,881 posts)
9. The polls say otherwise, and I suggest taking the fear-mongering elsewhere
Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:43 PM
Nov 2012

The extreme leftists unhappy with Rahm/DLC/etc are voting for Jill Stein and are very small in number. Probably smaller percentage than the RWers that will vote Ron Paul or the Bible-thumpers that will write-in Jesus.

JoePhilly

(27,787 posts)
12. So you have a "friend" who got a FB post complaining about Obama
Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:53 PM
Nov 2012

from the left.

You didn't get it directly, but some one else you know on FB relayed this scary notion.

Your friend is not the stupid one ... they seem to be saying they would NOT follow the lead of the other, the non-specified super liberal who plans to send a message.

And you take that 3rd hand input to voice your own concern with the "think tank Brainiacs".

Ok.

Major Hogwash

(17,656 posts)
15. Oh, noes, he dinn't!
Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:55 PM
Nov 2012

Good to see that the Rahm bashing here at DU is still in vogue.

Strike a pose!
Vogue, vogue, vogue!

 

hifiguy

(33,688 posts)
17. If there were any such people to begin with
Fri Nov 2, 2012, 05:35 PM
Nov 2012

a few months worth of exposure to the greedy, lying sack of 1% monkeyshit that is Willard Romney will certainly bring their votes back home to the President. Yeesh.

muriel_volestrangler

(101,568 posts)
18. Are you saying your friends will not vote for Obama because they felt dissed 3 years ago?
Fri Nov 2, 2012, 06:31 PM
Nov 2012

Because the "fucking retarded" remark (which was about a specific tactic of people on the left running TV ads against Democrats, let's remember) doesn't have anything to to with that Al Jazeera op-ed; and the friends of your friend who want people to 'fight back' after they vote Romney in are nothing to do with it either. They just seem to be anarchists who want a really bad government before a revolution.

So we're left with your final paragraph, which seems to be saying your friends are still bearing a grudge from 3 years ago about a reaction to anti-Democratic ads, and because their poor hurt feelings are so bad, they'll not vote for Obama. Your friends are being childish, I think - nothing to do with their consciences.

 

grahamhgreen

(15,741 posts)
23. No, it's the whole attitude that you can move forward with
Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:39 PM
Nov 2012

The neo-con light agenda because the far left has nowhere else to go.

This race is to tight to be alienating the left.

(Read the Al Jazeera commentary)

bluestate10

(10,942 posts)
26. Any Liberal who votes for Romney is fucking retarded. I apologize to people born with or that
Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:43 PM
Nov 2012

developed limited mental capacity due to sickness or injury. Liberal must realize that a win by Romney kills any hope that Liberals have for any progress for their lifetimes and the lifetimes of their children. That last sentence is a fact.

treestar

(82,383 posts)
28. That is just friggin' evil.
Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:44 PM
Nov 2012

I hope that is a small, small minority. What horrible people. They aren't the base of any reasonable party.

And to actually vote for Rmoney? Vote for the Greens or something like that but to actually vote for Rmoney just to cause widespread suffering is just plain evil.

cliffordu

(30,994 posts)
32. Rehashing this???
Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:58 PM
Nov 2012

Ah, yes. Of course.

Who do you think the Base is???

You are neither wrong OR stupid.

Just another human in love with their own opinion.

As though it were the unsullied truth.


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