Democratic Failure Thread

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    http://www.citywatchla.com/componen...e-silliness-senator-de-leon-fights-evil-unfit

    Some good Democratic failure:

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    Just to be clear: fitted sheets are far more likely to stay on the bed while ppl have sex and/or sleep naked. If the sheets get pulled off, there's NOTHING protecting the bed, so the next guest to stay there is far more likely to be exposed to nasty stuff.

    It's a health issue, ladies.
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    Hoffa Threatens GOP At Obama Event: "Let's Take These Son Of Bitches Out"

    So, if someone decides to go murder a GOP official in the next few days, should Hoffa deserve any blame? He's the one calling it a "war".
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    I am posting this both here and the GOP thread to show the failure of both parties according to this person who's been involved in politics the last 30 years...

    Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult
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    What do the Democrats offer these people? Essentially nothing. Democratic Leadership Council-style "centrist" Democrats were among the biggest promoters of disastrous trade deals in the 1990s that outsourced jobs abroad: NAFTA, World Trade Organization, permanent most-favored-nation status for China. At the same time, the identity politics/lifestyle wing of the Democratic Party was seen as a too illegal immigrant-friendly by downscaled and outsourced whites.[3]

    While Democrats temporized, or even dismissed the fears of the white working class as racist or nativist, Republicans went to work. To be sure, the business wing of the Republican Party consists of the most energetic outsourcers, wage cutters and hirers of sub-minimum wage immigrant labor to be found anywhere on the globe. But the faux-populist wing of the party, knowing the mental compartmentalization that occurs in most low-information voters, played on the fears of that same white working class to focus their anger on scapegoats that do no damage to corporations' bottom lines: instead of raising the minimum wage, let's build a wall on the Southern border (then hire a defense contractor to incompetently manage it). Instead of predatory bankers, it's evil Muslims. Or evil gays. Or evil abortionists.

    How do they manage to do this? Because Democrats ceded the field. Above all, they do not understand language. Their initiatives are posed in impenetrable policy-speak: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The what? - can anyone even remember it? No wonder the pejorative "Obamacare" won out. Contrast that with the Republicans' Patriot Act. You're a patriot, aren't you? Does anyone at the GED level have a clue what a Stimulus Bill is supposed to be? Why didn't the White House call it the Jobs Bill and keep pounding on that theme?

    You know that Social Security and Medicare are in jeopardy when even Democrats refer to them as entitlements. "Entitlement" has a negative sound in colloquial English: somebody who is "entitled" selfishly claims something he doesn't really deserve. Why not call them "earned benefits," which is what they are because we all contribute payroll taxes to fund them? That would never occur to the Democrats. Republicans don't make that mistake; they are relentlessly on message: it is never the "estate tax," it is the "death tax." Heaven forbid that the Walton family should give up one penny of its $86-billion fortune. All of that lucre is necessary to ensure that unions be kept out of Wal-Mart, that women employees not be promoted and that politicians be kept on a short leash.
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    I am sure once he took the stage our President admonished Hoffa and advised him to tone down the violent rhetoric and return to civil dialogue (nudge, nudge, wink, wink).
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    On the long-handled tool issue, I think there is a health issue with using short handled tools: lots of chronic injuries take place from constantly stooping over using them. Similar to issues farm workers faced when using short handled implements in the fields.

    So it actually makes a lot of difference.
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    How strange, Fox News and RealClearPolitics edited the comments. I never would have guessed.

    Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult

    Great article. Thanks for the link.
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    Yeah...because this is EXACTLY the same as putting cross-hairs on politicians and saying we need to "take them out" and "take dead aim"

    just saw the unedited version....guess you both got played ...

    truth be told...labor is being ATTACKED (another war term) by the GOP and they need to fight back (through the political process, as noted)...

    this country could use a stronger middle class...not saying that Hoffa and his ilk are the answer...but you can't ignore the need for a vibrant middle class
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    Oh please, you're just being silly. It was the President himself that called for a new era of civility. That lasted about 5 minutes.
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    you are being naive..

    there!
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    All this Teamster talk of war is appropriate. Seen what the unions and liberal politics have done to Detroit? The place looks like a war zone.
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    I don't at all condone some of the words he used and his overall tone. but if Tea Party followers who have been blindly supporting their own use of militant/violent rhetoric for a few years now (not necessarily saying you, by the way) want to get offended by this, they can not only f'k off out the door buty can expect to be mocked and laughed at every step of the way.

    EDIT: But, surprise surprise, a good deal of it was FOX blowing distorting the fact. Shocking, just shocking I tell you.
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    Are you for serious?
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    Straight from Rush's mouth through babble-vfish to your ears...
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    If you happen to be in Detroit, please drive through the east side or the southwest side with any negative photos of Obama. The residents will love you.
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    One need not listen to Limbaugh to realize Detroit is a city in decline.
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    no one doubts the state of affairs in Detroit is dire, just your asinine comment that "Liberal" policies got it there
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    Let's see, decades of Democratic rule in a union town in one of the bluest of blue states. So whose policies are to blame then?
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    Try years of overeliance on one industry, said industry not focusing on the future. That, more than anything, has hurt Detroit.
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    Bush? :D

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