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Planned parenthood has lost most of its challenges. It is time for boycotts

and its time to encourage businesses to leave the state. The courts won't save abortion rights.. Roe isn't stopping this stuff at all. There needs to be a backlash that costs them if they do this shit. Passing laws against abortion after the first trimester and against insurance for abortions for fetal abnormality are within the purview of Roe. We need to get beyond Roe. Roe just gives women down there false confidence, when they have to take the political system into their hands. The courts make prochoice conservatives lazy.
Posted by betterdemsonly | Wed May 6, 2015, 08:20 AM (0 replies)

Obama buys into neocon regime change in Syria. Now they are blaming him for the Isis victory.


WPost Blames Obama for Syrian Mess
May 3, 2015

Exclusive: As Al-Qaeda forces advance in Syria – with the help of the Saudi-Israeli alliance – American neocons are shielding themselves from the blame if Damascus falls to the jihadists by preemptively faulting President Obama for not intervening for “regime change” earlier, Robert Parry reports.

By Robert Parry

For the past two decades, American neocons and Israeli hard-liners have targeted Syria for “regime change,” a dream that may be finally coming true, albeit with the nightmarish ending of Al-Qaeda or maybe the Islamic State emerging as the likely winners.

Such an outcome would be disastrous for the millions of Syrian Shiites, Alawites, secular Sunnis and Christians, including descendants of survivors of Turkey’s Armenian genocide a century ago. They would all face harsh repression or, possibly, mass decapitations. An Al-Qaeda/Islamic State victory also would be a major problem for the United States and the West, which would have to choose between a terror central in the center of the Middle East or a military invasion...........

Neocons are always wrong about things. Obama and Hillary shouldn't have given and inch to them. McCain lost! I hope the next democratic administration is smart enough to purge every last one from the state department. Their psycophants in the media, should have been reminded of their loss daily and should be encouraged to retire.
Posted by betterdemsonly | Sun May 3, 2015, 01:37 PM (8 replies)

Don't automatically believe headlines. Hillary did not criticize the TPP

The post I am responding to argued Hillary was critical of TPP in her recent book. Unfortunately the quote that was used in the post directly contradicted the headline. HRC was critical of TPP before it was cool http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=6602913

Read the quote from the book over again.

"Currently the United States is negotiating comprehensive agreements with eleven countries in Asia and in North and South America, and with the European Union. We should be focused on ending currency manipulation, environmental destruction, and miserable working conditions in developing countries, as well as harmonizing regulations with the EU. And we should avoid some of the provisions sought by business interests, including our own, like giving them or their investors the power to sue foreign governments to weaken their environmental and public health rules, as Philip Morris is already trying to do in Australia. The United States should be advocating a level and fair playing field, not special favors."

*the idea is that the TPP would create more enforceable rules around currency manipulation that is currently occurring in Asian markets. Currency manipulation
distorts trade flows by artificially lowering the cost of U.S. imports and raising the cost of U.S. exports, and that causes trade deficits and lost jobs in the country or countries that do not manipulate the currency.

This is not a criticism of TPP. This is a criticism of Currency Manipulation. Then Hillary explains TPP regulates "Currency Manipulation." This claim would indicate support. The headline of that post was misleading, either deliberately or because the poster was grasping a straws to distance Hillary from TPP, and didn't understand what was written. For some reason everyone refused to read the actual quote then they fell for claim in the headline.

Furthermore Obama has argued the TPP regulates "Currency Manipulation" for days. So far as I know Obama supports TPP.

Posted by betterdemsonly | Fri May 1, 2015, 09:07 PM (20 replies)

Isis state about to defeat Assad: Such a great development for Syrian Women

Syria’s Nightmarish Narrative
April 27, 2015

Exclusive: With military and political help from Saudi Arabia and Israel, the nightmare scenario of an Al-Qaeda and/or Islamic State victory in Syria may be coming true, as the army of the more secular Syrian government retreats and as President Obama seems frozen by indecision, reports Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

The Saudi-Israeli alliance, in league with other hard-line Sunni countries, is helping Al-Qaeda affiliates advance toward gaining either victory or at least safe havens in Syria and Yemen, highlighting unresolved contradictions in President Barack Obama’s policies in the Middle East.


Yeah freedom! You the tax payer paid for this result by arming the Free Syrian Army!
Posted by betterdemsonly | Wed Apr 29, 2015, 03:11 PM (1 replies)

Will Obama's fight with Warren provoke her to run?

She can no longer believe the administration is supportive of her or cares about her concerns? She can't any longer believe the administration or any other "New Democrat" can be pushed to left.

It is clear Obama is a trickle down guy that believes the job creators stuff.
Posted by betterdemsonly | Sat Apr 25, 2015, 07:55 PM (24 replies)

Supporting someone for being in a discriminated against group even

though they support conservative causes doesn't make you a leftist either. How come you guys always forget Warren is a woman too?

If Obama's people are such loyal dems how come they don't turnout at midterms. If they need dems so desperately, how come we have a republican congress?

No they won't threaten not to vote like some anti-Hillary people will but they won't bother, never the less, simply because they have no interest in politics beyond the symbolism of Obama's Presidency.

Many of Obama's followers aren't loyal dems. They don't care about politics all that much beyond just him.

The democratic party is facing extinction in several states, but they turnout just to elect or reelect him.

At least Cornel West's "Black Lives Matter" has inspired the the election of local and state level dems. It is an issue based movement cultivating real voters rather than personality cultists. It is also a movement promoting "Real Social Equality" rather than symbolism.

West and Black Lives Matter are growing the party in a red state but the leaders offers him and his followers derision.
Posted by betterdemsonly | Fri Apr 24, 2015, 03:53 AM (0 replies)

Democracy Now: Did NBC cover up role of Free Syrian Army in Richard Engel's kidnapping?

Posted by betterdemsonly | Tue Apr 21, 2015, 04:52 PM (0 replies)

How will Hillary defend the Nato bombing of Libya now that people are drowning in the Mediterranean

Really the Nato bombing of Libya has to be the most tragic mistakes this administration made and it is on her. She bragged of pushing Obama to do this for months.

Europe Faces Crisis as Hundreds of Migrants Die in Mediterranean Sinkings

ROME — European leaders were confronted on Monday with a full-blown humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, as estimates that as many as 900 migrants may have died off the Libyan coast this weekend prompted calls for a new approach to the surging number of refugees crossing from Africa and the Middle East.

Even as efforts continued to collect the bodies from the sinking off Libya late Saturday and early Sunday — only 28 survivors have been found — Italian rescue ships responded to new distress calls from other vessels. A second migrant ship crashed near the Greek island of Rhodes, underscoring the relentless flow of people fleeing poverty, persecution and war.......................


Since Richard Engels kidnapping has been outed as a fraud, the Syrian excellent adventure is becoming equally tragic.. Let's not forget all the Nazi love from the Ukrainian regime. All inspired by neocon holdovers that Hillary rescued.
Posted by betterdemsonly | Mon Apr 20, 2015, 08:02 PM (37 replies)

Taibbi hates Rand Paul

You're uninformed, and clearly don't actually read Taibbi.
Posted by betterdemsonly | Mon Apr 20, 2015, 07:47 AM (2 replies)

Syrian rebels staged kidnapping of MSNBC's Richard Engel.

Syrian Rebels Caught in ‘False-Flag’ Kidnapping
April 16, 2015

By Robert Parry

In December 2012, Syria’s U.S.-backed “moderate” rebels pulled off a false-flag kidnapping and “rescue” of NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and his crew, getting the crime blamed on a militia tied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a propaganda scam that NBC played along with despite having evidence of the truth.

On Wednesday, Engel, who had blamed an Assad-linked Shiite militia in reports both for NBC and Vanity Fair, acknowledged that a new examination of the case persuaded him that “the group that kidnapped us was Sunni, not Shia.” He added that the kidnappers “put on an elaborate ruse to convince us they were Shiite shabiha militiamen.”

Richard Engel, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent.
According to an account published by the New York Times on Thursday – in its “Business Day” section – NBC executives had evidence from the beginning that the actual kidnappers were part of “a Sunni criminal element affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, the loose alliance of rebels opposed to Mr. Assad.”

The Free Syrian Army has been the principal rebel force supported by the U.S. government which, in April 2013, several months after Engel’s high-profile ordeal, earmarked $123 million in aid to the group to carry out its war against Assad’s government.............

Posted by betterdemsonly | Fri Apr 17, 2015, 04:54 PM (0 replies)
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