President Fuck You to black base: STFU, and I really need your money
[OBAMA TO THE CBC] “I don’t have time [even on the golf course?] to feel sorry for myself . I don’t have time to complain, ... I am going to press on. I expect [give me money] all of you to march [Oooh! Civil rights era echo!] with me. Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying. We [who?] are going to press on.”
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UPDATE Here's the unsanitized version (and thanks to alert reader millerz for pointing this out:
Obama also told a largely African-American audience -- some of whom have said he has caved too often to Republicans -- that, "I expect all of you to march with me and press on."
"Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes!" Obama said. "Shake it off! Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying! We are going to press on. We've got work to do, CBC."
ZOMG!!!! Subject to correction, my first thought on seeing "bedroom slippers" was to ask "What do people in slippers do?" and answer "They shuffle, that's what they do." So that would make anybody black who questions Obama... What?
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Where to begin?
If you've got a problem with
10% nominal (20% real) 17% nominal (34% real) DISemployment, you're feeling sorry for yourself.
If you've got a problem with criminal banksters owning the administration, you're a complainer.
If you've got a problem with killing old people with Social Security cuts, you're grumbling.
And if you've got a problem with killing everybody with Medicare and Medicaid cuts, you're crying.
As Obama's rump Ds started, so they continue. They seem to think that insulting people is the best way to win support. And I suppose in a way, they're right; after all, Obama's Preznit. So they'll keep doing it (for example).
Obviously, Obama's impervious, whether through personal arrogance, sociopathy, foreknowledge that 2012 is rigged, or -- why not say it -- genuine belief in the conservative policies he's implementing. The only way to get his attention would be to primary him, or explicitly withdraw support. Since we're talking about the flaccid CBC, that will never happen. But isn't it pretty to think so?
NOTE Of course, to "little single payer advocates," this isn't "one side" of Obama, or the "new, tougher" Obama; it is Obama.