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“We never would have expected a Democratic president — let alone one seeking to be ‘transformative’ — to open up the Arctic Ocean for drilling,” said Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club.

[pounds head on desk]

[smashes keyboard. puts fist through screen.]

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“We never would have expected a Democratic president — let alone one seeking to be ‘transformative’ — to open up the Arctic Ocean for drilling.” --Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club

But their endorsement stands. 
Power to the Polluters!

Subject: With Obama's backing, Shell ready to begin Arctic Ocean oil drilling

"We can't stop it," said one senior agency official who had qualms about Arctic drilling but understood the president's wishes. "We can only make it less bad."
Why I dropped my 40 year long Sierra clup membership:

Mary Anne HittDirector, Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign


President Obama has had our backs. In the battle for our nation's future…
That's why I'm proud to announce that today the Sierra Club is endorsing President Barack Obama for re-election. The president has demonstrated exceptional leadership in standing up to big polluters, implementing historic mercury protections, and strengthening the clean energy economy.

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A fan hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest (sung to the tune of The Boxer)
And he carries a reminder of every glove that cut him 'til he cried out in his anger and his shame…
Monday November 3, 2008: "So here's my question to anyone: If the Democratic base can't even get an attitude of basic respect, much less even a pretense of vague promises, from its candidate WHILE HE'S RUNNING FOR OFFICE, what makes you thinks we'll get even a TRACE of policy satisfaction once he's safely inaugurated? Bueller? Anyone?"                    -Randall Kohn

Submitted by jawbone on

Wannabee --or at least major groupie-- back in The Audacity of Hope.

Greenwald just quoted from it in an update to his post on Bain and the Dems (Bain funds whomever it can get into power who will take care of their low tax status, it seems, never putting all their eggs into one basket -- unlike the Dems, who increasingly have only the Big Money basket for "real" Big Money).

Increasingly I found myself spending time with people of means – law firm partners and investment bankers, hedge fund managers and venture capitalists. … As a rule, they were smart, interesting people, knowledgeable about public policy, liberal in their politics, expecting nothing more than a hearing of their opinions in exchange for their checks. But they reflected, almost uniformly, the perspectives of their class: the top 1 percentas a consequence of my fundraising I became more like the wealthy donors I met. (Emphasis in the Greenwald post)

Repeat: Obama wrote that "as a consequence of [his] fundraising [he] became more like the wealthy donors [he] met."

Ya think???

The power of propinquity.

And he put it out there, but, in spite of that, his marketing campaign got voters to see an entirely different candidate. Wow. Pretty good con game.

Submitted by mgmonza on

I lived in Alaska for two years and wanted to see much more that I could manage in that time. It's a magical place.

An excellent book on just what is at stake is here:
It can be read on-line or purchased.

There's so much vanishing forever under this POS POTUS, it doesn't bear thinking about, but we must.