Friday, February 12, 2010

If you don't believe the Democrats are weak, watch this video

I have written most of 2009 about Barack Obama, the Democrats and leadership. Well, the historians will have a hay day on Obama and 2009, along with the capitulation of the Democrats in D.C. Obama's lack of leadership on his cornerstone "wannabee" legislation of health care will be written about a man who did NOTHING, but just hand it off to the corrupt congress who did what congress does, change the bill to a corporate giveaway to the insurance companies.

Many state just pass that atrocious health care bill as is, well fine, but be prepared to campaign on tax hikes, mandatory purchase of insurance, which is not popular with the public. In fact, the public hates this senate bill, but the Democrats who are stuck in back room deals, must take it. This bill will not save one endangered Democrat in November, you know that and I know that, but to pass legislation because we don't have shit to show for it just proves how far the Democrats have dropped.

There are many who follow Barack Obama and listen to every word out of his mouth as gospel, I am not one of those. I worked very hard on getting Obama and Democrats elected in 2008, to only see what we have.

Scared, weak, corporate bought Democrats.

As 2010 is ramping up, look what we have. A health care that is on oxygen. A jobs bill that will be riddled with "tax cuts" because that is what Republicans want. And Democrats running scurred because instead of doing their jobs, they are trying to save their jobs.

2010 will be hard on Democrats and to be quite honest, it should be. When you are in the majority and don't have shit to show for it, do you think these people should stay in power?

Lawrence O'Donnell from The Ed Show telling it like it is:

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

At least Bo Obama is enjoying this blizzard like snow!!!

From the White House...

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A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement at the White House (Video)

The President and the First Lady host a night of music that inspired and reflected the Civil Rights Movement. Performers include Yolanda Adams, Joan Baez, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Seal, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Howard University Choir, and The Freedom Singers.

The full concert is on television, tonight, check your local listing here or watch online at 8:00 EST

Clips below:

Yolanda Adams:

Smokey Robinson and Jennifer Hudson:

Joan Baez:

Music that Inspired the Movement Workshop:

High school students from across the country participate in a workshop to learn about how music influenced the Civil Rights Movement. A number of entertainers participate, including John Legend, Smokey Robinson, John Mellencamp, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon and Toshi Reagon.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

FLOTUS, Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" Campaign Kick-Off for childhood obesity (Video)


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Racism alive and well, case and point, former Congressman Tom Tancredo (Video)

Has anyone ever questioned why the Tea Party movement has no persons of color? NONE. It is stuff like this that is so wrong on many levels, that idiots like Tancredo are not called out on it. It is also stuff like this that is a total turnoff to most Americans.

And it took Meghan McCain on The View to totally go off on the Tea Party movement and Tancredo:

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President Obama at daily press briefing, all about the REPUBLICANS (Video)


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Monday, February 8, 2010

Republicans make excuses not to meet with President Obama about health care on TELEVISION (Video)

Well, who is surprised at this? This meeting is scheduled for February 25, 2009 at the White House. The Republicans have made conditions or excuses not to show up. A list of conditions long as hell and to be honest after Obama cleaned their clock at the House GOP Retreat, why should they go back in front of the cameras to negotiate anything!!! Remember, the Republicans called Obama out for not having these health care meetings live on C-SPAN and Obama should have been called out because this was a campaign promise. Now, that the public can see negotiations in the light of day, look who is not showing up. Ummmmmmmm......

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Republicans don't believe in covering anyone for health care (Video)

No surprise, this strategist just came out and said it. Democrats, why are you wasting your time trying to work with the other side when they will have NOTHING to do with you or this health insurance bill. How many times does, "WAKE UP" have to be written. And those on Medicare/Medicaid do you think the Republicans will have you continue on this program if they could get away with it? They would dump you like yesterday's news. People need to vote their life situation when it comes to these politicians.

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This is why Sarah Palin is not credible (Video)

and crib notes to answers questions? are you kidding me? and she aspires to be President? sorry, she is an utter joke.

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You can not make this sh!t up. Scott Lee Cohen resigns as IL LT GOV Democratic Nominee (Video)

...resigning at a bar, no less...

Read about all his shit, here....

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President Obama's interview with Katie Couric (Video)

more bipartisanship with Republicans....but will they play? i doubt it.

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Barack Obama's political team is a disaster.

The Chicago Squad (Emanuel, Axelrod and Jarrett, with Robert Gibbs)

To say that Emanuel, Jarrett and Axelrod performed stellar as political advisors in 2009, you will need to take a bicarbonate of soda for that rationale.

The new excitement is that President Obama will bring both factions, Democrats and Republicans, to the White House for negotiating health care, again, but this time in the ray of sunlight. Oh, it will be on television.

To say that I am jumping up and down or doing a "Dorothy" by clicking my ebony pimped out black encrusted crystal stilettos for this announcement, you will be waiting a long time for that one. And I can jump in my pumps!!!

Let me be clear, I am glad that Barack Obama is going on television, doing President's Time, calling the Republicans out, and Democrats to some extent, but when the euphoria dies down it comes back to this, "Did anything change?" And the answer is "NO".

Now, I have to look at what happened in 2009? Sure, we were over the moon in having the Democrats in charge and Barack Obama as president, but did major legislation move forward to make a difference? And I mean a difference the average American can feel, talk about at the dinner table and the answer is no.

Senator Al Franken was right in lashing out his frustrations towards the White House, primarily the Political Team. They have been horrible from practically day one. I refuse to believe that this political team did not know the frustration of the public out here on the Wall Street bonuses, bailout monies, confusion of the health care bill, etc. They did know, they just chose to ignore it and believed that once any health care bill was passed the poll numbers will shoot up. Damn, what a difference a clusterfuck year makes.

The Obama White House political team which includes Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, Advisors Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod has stepped on many toes. The primary beef from Democrats from Capitol Hill has been lack of leadership from the White House, President and this criticism goes far back to last summer.

The fact is we have our president, rebooting, wanting to bring sunlight to the dark on health care. He needs to. The Democrats need major legislation to win in November, so the pander train is in full force. This is damage control by David Plouffe, because that political bunch would never allow Obama on television in the open after the corrupt deals made by the very political team on behalf of the President. These very deals from Sens. Ben Nelson, Mary Landrieu, and the pharmaceutical deal has hurt the very "transparency" of this White House. Now, it is reboot time. It is those deals from the super smart political team which is finding times a bit harder now.

Any serious survey of the Obama administration's accomplishments and setbacks over the last year has to conclude that the administration is deeply in the red.

If current trends continue, this once mesmerizing Camelot-ish operation will be be seen in the history books as the presidential administration that -- to distort slightly and inversely paraphrase Churchill -- never have so many talented people managed to achieve so little with so much.

I never understood the namby-pamby of this White House. I expected the olive branch, openness to the other side, but when it did not work to move on. I did not expect the continuation of bipartisanship when the Republicans have continued to spit in our faces.

David Plouffe is right on this point:
"Republicans right now are just sitting back and slinging arrows," Plouffe said. "We need to infiltrate their camp and shine some light over their side of the fence."

Absolutely, we need to shine the light and expose the Republicans for the cowards and obstructionists they are. In the mean time, that political team which has delivered disastrous results, thus far, needs to be revamped too. Along with having CREDIBLE individuals on television who can speak crisp, sharp, factual on a smack down mode in behalf of the White House.

Lastly, with the meeting for health care being televised (February 25), out in the open, expect all the deals that the smart political team made on behalf of the Obama White House to be out in the open, with apologies by President Obama for making these deals. In the end, can we get bipartisanship from this meeting? I doubt it. This issue is too politicized and damaged, in my view. The only thing that can move forward is having the Republicans say no, publicly, and have the Democrats find some leadership over in D.C. to fix the bill and push it through.

Again, that leadership thingy? That is asking an awful lot for the Democrats to produce. I hope I am wrong, but thus far by their performance, I don't think so.