Submitted by vastleft on Wed, 10/06/2010 - 9:58am
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[Read Part I]
Vastleft: Has the experience of watching “the Obama phenomenon” changed your sense of the American left? Is the real left, however you’d define it, smaller or otherwise different from what you had thought it was? Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Tue, 10/05/2010 - 6:49am
Submitted by vastleft on Sat, 10/02/2010 - 9:03am
We don't usually do these, but I wanted to make sure that Correntians had heard about these three items: Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Fri, 10/01/2010 - 8:44am
With apologies to our vegetarian/vegan/anti-gun readers. It's only a metaphor....
Imagine (you may not have to) that you are hungry, and the only game for miles is ducks.
You wade out into a nearby pond, and you happen upon a very famous expert on duck hunting. To the best of your knowledge, the expert has never caught a duck, but he seems very classy as he ironically sips PBR from a can. He makes a nice living in book sales, and he sometimes appears on cable TV!
As you spy a duck on the outer-edge of your shotgun's range, the expert shouts, "It's not pragmatic to shoot at that!" You agree that it is difficult, but you're hungry, and it's the only food in sight. Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Thu, 09/30/2010 - 11:00pm
Submitted by vastleft on Tue, 09/28/2010 - 8:25pm
Who knew that the midterms would be a chance to nullify the bailout for Big Insurance?"
These guys, if they win, the other team, they're going to repeal healthcare [reform] and I want them to tell me why what we did wasn't an incredibly significant move that's progressive and helping people.
I'll tell you why, Joe: because it was an utterly corrupt process, under the guise of openness and transparency, that took the only workable solutions off the table (and led to the arrests of those who tried to bring them up), and the bill was written literally by and for big health-industry players. That's why. Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Sat, 09/25/2010 - 7:49pm
From a very popular post at Donk L'Orange:
Make no mistake, [deeply disappointed voter] Ms. Hart isn't about to go and vote Republican. She remains, and I join her in this, a strong supporter of the President
If your and your family's and your nation's way of life is rapidly going downhill, and you're continuing to strongly support those that blithely preside over the circumstances, someone's making a mistake. Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Fri, 09/24/2010 - 12:19am
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Submitted by vastleft on Sun, 09/05/2010 - 6:27pm
The Democratic Party's strategy:
1. Make grand platitudes about "hope" and "change"
3. Get re-elected
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Today, a lifelong lefty (and nobody's fool) asked me how voters could possibly consider supporting the Republicans in the upcoming election.
Does it perhaps have to do with voters hiring large numbers of Democrats in 2006 and 2008 and seeing them thumb their nose at changing anything important for the better? For the vast majority of Americans who remain convinced that the two-party system is all the choice we have (lord knows the mainstream media won't tell them otherwise), toggling between the twin parties makes as much sense (i.e., none) as rewarding either one for its performance in any recent term. Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Sun, 09/05/2010 - 6:09pm