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Rachel Maddow Is A Class Act – If Only Others Were As Well!

From MSNBC on the repeal of DADT. Thank you President Obama, you did exactly what you said you would do. Fucking Aye, Civil Rights for more people. Emphasis from Daily Kos…

Rachel Maddow: You know, a lot of people said that once it was clear that it was going to pass that it would open the door to some unexpected “yes” votes. And I always am, I always tend to be a little cynical about these things so I’m not sure that I believed it. But it’s true. To see Richard Burr, in particular, move on this, to see John Ensign move on this — John Ensign indicated that he might move on this — it just shows you that the politics of this are unpredictable and that people who will try to denounce this as “a traditional right-left issue” the way that John McCain I think in particular has tried to demagogue it, it’s just, they’re just wrong. They’re talking about something that might have been true 20 years ago and isn’t true now.

I think that politically, though, the thing to not lose touch of, to not lose touch with here, this is the President’s victory. The President took a lot of criticism, a lot of abuse, a lot of skepticism from his otherwise most loyal supporters on this. But this is an issue on which the President did not waver. He continually insisted that this was possible. That it would get done.

It, in fact, was not possible for the President to do this through Executive action. This is something that had to happen legislatively if it was really going to happen in a definitive way.

The President did not waver. He DID work on the Senate to get this to happen. He insisted that this was possible against a lot of people, including me, saying it was not possible.

This is a difficult promise kept. It’s not just a promise that was kept. It was one that was hard to keep, that cost a lot of political capital and a lot of work and this is the President’s victory today and his base will reward him for it.

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December 20, 2010 - Posted by | President Barack Obama |

5 Comments »

  1. Your so right and it seems that the left is as unthankful as ever. It’s truly a tragic that the left refuses to give Obama any form of credit whatsoever.

    Comment by Jeff | December 21, 2010 | Reply

    • Should check some of the threads over at Democratic Underground and read the one that has the title of You think DU is anti-Obama or something like that.It’s nice to see people are pushing back against the fauxgressives but still you got people who think getting into idealogical battles with the Republicans is better than actually doing something.

      I never see people view politics like this if we don’t get 100% we gonna sit out and let people who truly don’t give a flying rat ass about our agenda win elections. President only make up one branch of government if people got beef with anyone it’s those blue dogs plus Joe Lieberman in the senate.

      Sorry E.L. I’m still very pissed about losing the house,and I don’t give Mitch the Turtle credit for a damn thing. Democrats lost because it’s those “progressives” radio show host and blogs who spent hours on end accusing the president of caving that help turn Democrats against each other. I lost the number of times I see Young Turks videos where Cenk douchebag supreme accused Obama of caving or crapping on President Obama’s accomplishments. And I even stop going to the blog that inspired me to get into political blogging because he’s sounding like a bitter Hillary fanboy acting like the Republicans will be shitting in their pants if Hillary was president.

      Again it’s nice to see Obama getting credit for something but we’re still stuck with a House of Representatives that’s going to made up of nuts,hacks and corporate whores for the next two years, all thanks to those A.who couldn’t be patient and B.those who use the frustration of the progressive movement to get more clicks, more views on their youtube channel and more money at the expense of real progressive change.

      Comment by Johnny C | December 21, 2010 | Reply

  2. “Democrats lost because it’s those “progressives” radio show host and blogs”

    Democrats lost because tax payers woke up and came to the reality that the politicians are ruining the country. The republicans are just as bad as we have seen in the last week.

    The, don’t pass a bill unless there is tons of pork attached, has to stop. The country and the American people will have to live within their means.

    I am glad to see Obama pass the DADT which was a ridiculous law passed by BC. Now if he will pass a anti-discrimination law supporting the unjust taxes against the rich, he will accomplish something.

    Comment by atlanta ralph | December 21, 2010 | Reply

    • As usual Ralph you’re wrong..
      95% Americans got a tax cut which only a very small minority of people that actually knew that they got it. You and the other sick racist fucks that makes up the tea party handed the country over to a party that’s willingly to blow up the federal debt to pay back that 2% of the population that helped brought their election.

      Back to the subject I lay down, I do blame the Cenk Uygurs,Jane Hamsters, the Democratic Undergrounds, the Firedog Lakes, Huffy Posts and others in the progressive media that help demobilized the base and got regular people turned off to this president. Heck if I didn’t follow politics and all I hear from both left and right wing commentators how bad President Obama is I would vote against his political party.

      Again I believe a lot of these folks did this because they knew since you have a sane, able body Democratic President traffic to their sites or shows might be drying up, so they decided to incite people by claiming the President that all worked hard to get elected sold them down the river with little to no evidence. Or if you’re Bartcop who’s still pissed off Hillary Clinton lost in the primary, you take any chance you get to plant the idea she wouldn’t cave on anything and stick it to the Repugs.

      So instead of looking forward for the next two years we’re gotta watch this brought and paid for congress do their corporate masters bidding while trying to take down another legally elected Democratic president.

      Comment by Johnny C | December 22, 2010 | Reply

  3. glad to see that I’m not the only one who hates the young turks. I stopped listening to the young turds and haven’t given that Cenk idiot the time of day anymore. I am sick of people who complain about the republicans but at the same time go out of their way to actually help them. What a fool people like Cenk are.

    Comment by Jeff | December 21, 2010 | Reply


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