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11. These are outstanding rants, 1SBM!
Thu Jun 30, 2016, 11:57 AM
Jun 2016

It's as if the writer has been living in my mind! Only he expresses himself much better. Thanks so much for posting the initial link and, thanks to you, I have bookmarked this blog and have become a Milt Shook fan. I'll be reading it from now on.

From this rant at the same blog: http://pleasecutthecrap.com/while-far-lefties-were-sleeping/

Many of the people who need our help the most – you know, the poor people PUBs and pro lefties claim to be advocating for, still don’t have access to healthcare, and it’s not because we don’t have a single-payer system, it’s because a number of Republican-led states have refused to provide Medicaid to the poor in their state. Everyone in poverty in every state in the union would have access to free or really cheap healthcare if Republicans were not in charge.

And that is the key. For all of their hemming and hawing and your pretending to care about those who have nothing, they have apparently been sleeping and not noticed that, while they have been dreaming about frog-marching Bush and Cheney to The Hague and parading “banksters” to prison in orange jumpsuits during their slumber, the poor in this country have been royally screwed by a major political party that is not the Democrats and is most certainly not Hillary Clinton.

Wake up and get a clue, far lefties; Democrats are not the enemy. Not even close. If you really want to make the United States more progressive, start by embracing Democrats and getting rid of the current GOP. That’s the first step in any such plan.

And this one: http://pleasecutthecrap.com/tilting-at-the-third-way-windmill/

I am an idealist, just like them. The only difference is, I have both feet planted in the real world, where making demands results in absolutely nothing getting done. The real difference between the morons on the far left, with all of their screaming and demands, and me is that I can appreciate the concept of nuance.

Why have these idiots not realized that nothing they demand ever actually gets done? And why would it get done? The key to a democratic system is getting the most people to vote for your side, but who the hell wants to support a group of people who are always screaming at others, for Chrissakes? I mean, when two crazy people are shouting at each other on the sidewalk, are you more likely to cross the street to get away from them or do you listen more closely, to see who’s making the better point? Again, I live in the real world; like most people, I cross the street.

Darn you, 1SBM! I may end up reading EVERY post in this blog!
Progressive Unicorn Brigade irisblue Jun 2016 #1
It is the third, in what promises to be an extended rant ... 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #3
That was an excellent read JustAnotherGen Jun 2016 #2
Please go back and read the previous two OPs at the link. 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #4
The first blog posting JustAnotherGen Jun 2016 #17
Yes ... Yes ... Yes. 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #18
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2016 #5
Thank you for proving the OP's point, Mr./Ms. whiteman that must make something perfectly clear ... 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #8
Excellent! K&R brer cat Jun 2016 #6
Man, ain't that the truth. giftedgirl77 Jun 2016 #7
Milt Shook is AWESOME!! Thanks for the links, 1SBM. Everything I read in his three OPs BlueCaliDem Jun 2016 #9
LOL ... 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #10
These are outstanding rants, 1SBM! BlueMTexpat Jun 2016 #11
My favorite line (from the Neoliberalism, My Ass Rant) ... 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #14
Exactly. eom BlueMTexpat Jun 2016 #15
Of course Shook does a lot of name calling too . . FairWinds Jun 2016 #12
Yeah ... he did call a lot of names ... And, regarding the BB's treatment of John Lewis ... 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #16
Well, Lewis did apologize . . FairWinds Jun 2016 #19
Let's continue pretending that the BBs treatment of Lewis was unrelated to his endorsement ... 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #21
bookmarked site . ThAnk you for the link Person 2713 Jun 2016 #13
This is so good! mcar Jun 2016 #20
I am far less frustrated with the (progressive) Left's turning on President Obama than ... 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #22
I find it so hard to fathom how grown ups can think like that mcar Jun 2016 #27
I know ... 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #32
Yikes mcar Jun 2016 #47
Here it is ... 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #48
That's just sad mcar Jun 2016 #49
There certainly is a lot of Obama bashing around here... Blanks Jun 2016 #33
+1, even thinking someone who has no followers and no delegates and no down ballot money can uponit7771 Jul 2016 #64
Milt Shook sheshe2 Jun 2016 #23
K&R freshwest Jun 2016 #24
oooh JustAnotherGen Jun 2016 #25
"Those people" cuts both ways. 99th_Monkey Jun 2016 #26
Hell ... I proudly "outted" myself more than a year ago ... 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #34
Are Progressives perfect, and above reproach? No. 99th_Monkey Jun 2016 #37
See that's the thing ... It's NOT about being on the right side of the issues ... 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #43
So how do you "relate" to the TPP? 99th_Monkey Jun 2016 #45
I "relate" to TPP like most trade agreements ... 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #46
We've had about 20 years to see how NAFTA has killed US jobs .. 99th_Monkey Jun 2016 #50
If I may ask DonCoquixote Jul 2016 #58
Perhaps 99th_Monkey Jul 2016 #67
Please do not define others as "not progressive" because they do not support your candidate. seabeyond Jul 2016 #66
Post removed Post removed Jun 2016 #28
This white progressive says hell yes they are. Orrex Jun 2016 #29
Wait ... I must be mis-reading this ... 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #36
Group Host - Please Clarify This Statement JustAnotherGen Jun 2016 #41
That's how I read it, too. 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #44
If you want to keep this group exclusive... fbc Jun 2016 #55
That's not how DU works JustAnotherGen Jun 2016 #56
If and when Skinner changes that... sheshe2 Jul 2016 #57
Dumb.... Digital Puppy Jul 2016 #59
Reading simple and obvious headers at the top of a thread page must be so very difficult. LanternWaste Jul 2016 #60
In part I agree psychmommy Jun 2016 #30
Other issues were more important to other people JustAnotherGen Jun 2016 #40
I vote in relation to my issues. psychmommy Jul 2016 #68
You've experienced America differently from me JustAnotherGen Jul 2016 #69
our issues will never be represented if we psychmommy Jul 2016 #71
I'm involved in an FDR discussion in GD JustAnotherGen Jul 2016 #72
I am not asking you to vote for anything. psychmommy Jul 2016 #73
You just made assumptions JustAnotherGen Jul 2016 #74
What assumptions did I make? psychmommy Jul 2016 #75
I'm going to recommend this post 15 times. Orrex Jun 2016 #31
Thanks for posting this and links to the others Blue_Adept Jun 2016 #35
I SO want to have the courage of this conviction. I'm trying to speak up more but...damn. nolabear Jun 2016 #38
Omg--I love this guy ismnotwasm Jun 2016 #39
thank you DonCoquixote Jun 2016 #42
Great article. Thanks to you lovemydog Jun 2016 #51
See my post #34. 1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #53
Prescient indeed. lovemydog Jun 2016 #54
Wow, as I said in a comment on his blog The Polack MSgt Jun 2016 #52
This is fantastic! Most of us have been saying the same thing for years. The racism on the Political Liberal_Stalwart71 Jul 2016 #61
K&R Jamaal510 Jul 2016 #62
The part about a black man sticking it to the establishment rings loud and true uponit7771 Jul 2016 #63
Pretty much it's super sekrit club "progressivism". forjusticethunders Jul 2016 #65
very interesting link heaven05 Jul 2016 #70
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