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Throw momma under the bus

vastleft's picture

During the campaign, my mother simply wouldn't hear any of my criticism or concerns about Barack Obama's lack of loyalty to progressive causes.

Now, she's crushingly disappointed by the various appointment and policy signals from the president-elect, even as I've adopted the required position of hopeful.

She watches a lot of TV news and tells me that Rachel Maddow and others are likewise crestfallen.

I asked my mom why she didn't listen to any of the points I'd made throughout the campaign. Her answer: "I thought Obama was perfect."

So, there you have it.

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Submitted by oceansandmountains on

that Obama was running for Preznit, not president??

Well, it's nice knowing that MSNBO is a bit dismayed. I don't watch that nonsense myself. MSNBO got v-chipped on my TV along with Fox News.

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

Colin Powell knew he was lying but lied anyway. I have a hard time believing that all these supposedly smart people were duped as well. I'm talking about the media and prog[cough]blogs, not necessarily those who rely on the big news media for "information".

All of the media and prog[cough] blogs knew the doublespeak and hypocrisies coming out of the Obama campaign but they chose to demonize Obama's opponents for pointing it out. They chose to focus on "the rulZ" and the evilness of McCain rather than focusing on trying to hold ObamaCo accountable. It was a conscious decision to stand in front of America and the world and lie Obama's flaws away. Obama still may have won if the truth were mainstream and it would have made him much more accountable of a president.

We need to stop letting intelligent people who knew better off the hook. They should have asked questions rather than advocate and set a narrative.

Its not "I-told-you-sos" we need, its "how dare you" that is in order.