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'I've Had Enough': When Democrats Quit on Obama

Original post made by Menlo Observer, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park, on Jun 9, 2014

Great Article in the National Journal about Democrats' frustration with Obama

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Posted by farmville
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 9, 2014 at 9:09 pm

A bunch of made of quotes from so-called anonymous "top dems".

Wow.

Even Hank Lawrence would be proud at that trash!

Love the youtube at the bottom of the article, the Colbert Report episode where Stephen finally gets that we gave up nothing of value, to uphold the American value of not leaving a US soldier behind.

Back to the trash link: The bogus writer's tweet: "WH say communications team was surprised by #Bergdahl backlash. Really? How is that possible? "

It's possible, because we all saw the republican's demands over the last couple years about getting Bowe released. Up in plain sight, on various social media, until the day Bowe was released, then they were DELETED!

Who's kidding who? Even McCain wanted a prisoner trade!

"Now this idea is for an exchange of prisoners for our American fighting man. I would be inclined to support such a thing depending on a lot of the details."
–Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), interview on CNN, Feb. 18, 2014

"We were never told that there would be an exchange of Sergeant Bergdahl for five Taliban."

–McCain, interview on CNN, June 3, 2014

More fringe right wing noise.


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Posted by farmville
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 10, 2014 at 8:47 am

Some more GOP hypocrisy highlights like the idiotic article posted above by Menlo Observer.... each of those below (and many, many more) now castigate Obama for doing what they wanted.

*** Sarah Palin: "Todd and I are praying for Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl, his family, and all of his fellow soldiers who are putting their lives on the line to defend our freedom and protect democracy abroad" July, 2009

*** Rep. Allen West (R-FL): "Then there is Army SGT Bowe Bergdahl still held by the Islamic terrorist Haqqani network, probably in Pakistan, in the same place where Osama Bin Laden (you remember who killed him, right?) was hiding. ... Any time, attention, or even mention from the Commander-in-Chief? Nah, no camera highlights in it for him." December, 2013

*** Sen. John McCain (R-AZ): "I would support. Obviously I'd have to know the details, but I would support ways of bringing him home, and if exchange was one of them, I think that would be something I think we should seriously consider." February, 2014

*** Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH): "As part of ongoing efforts to urge the Department of Defense to do all it can to find Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and bring him home safely... May, 2014

*** Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK): "The mission to bring our missing soldiers home is one that will never end. It's important that we make every effort to bring this captured soldier home to his family." June, 2013

*** Michelle Malkin (R-Whackjob): "My prayers are with the family of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier seen on the Taliban abduction video released this weekend. All Americans should hope and pray for his release from jihadi custody." July, 2009

*** Oliver North (Felon-GOP):
"Today, I received from the National League of POW/MIA Families, a "Never Forget Bracelet" emblazoned with the name of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Sgt Bergdahl and his loved ones here at home deserve our prayers and encouragement until he is rescued or released. That's what we do. We're Americans." November, 2011

Yes, THAT Olly North, convicted felon, liar under oath, of Reagan trading missiles to IRAN fame, the criminal that was negotiating with terrorists in Lebanon.

Today's GOP: a textbook lesson in hypocrisy.


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Posted by Dems are Doomed
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on Jun 10, 2014 at 5:14 pm

The Mid Term elections will be a referendum on Obama. The Republicans will increase their margin in the House and will retake the Senate.

The Clintons are fading quickly as they proved in two recent congressional races in Florida and Pennsylvania where their personal appearance on behalf of the Democrat candidates ensured a victory for the Republicans. Not to mention Hillary's brazen lie when she said they left the White House Poor. She had signed an $8,000,000 book deal before her husband left office and was getting at least two multi-million dollar mortgages for upscale homes in very tony neighborhoods in Chappaqua New York and Washington DC. If that's poor then sign me up.

What about White Water, Travelgate, Lewinsky, and the Cattle Futures? USC's Marshall graduate school of business had an interesting article theorizing that a Little Rock Commodity broker laundered campaign contributions from Tyson Foods by simultaneously issuing buy and sell orders for cattle futures assigning the winnings to Hillary and the losses to Tyson Foods and the commidity broker received commissions for his laundry services. That theory is far more plausible than Hillary's disingenuous statement that she just got lucky.

Maybe the liberals can say unlucky in marriage but Lucky in finance.


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Posted by farmville
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 10, 2014 at 5:54 pm

All you ned to know about today's far right fringe: "What about White Water, Travelgate, Lewinsky, and the Cattle Futures?"

Pretty sad, isn't it?


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 10, 2014 at 7:22 pm

another dialogue of the deaf.


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Posted by farmville
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 10, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Ho boy, your boy Cantor got snuffed by a far right fringe tea party nobody.

"House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the House" gets blasted out of the House.

Pow. Gone. Ought to make for some nice backstabbing among the far right in January to see who replaces po' little Eric.

Shades of the last couple elections, when the far right thought they had cake walks and were going to replace Harry Reed and others with loony candidates like Sharon Engle, Christine "I am not a witch" O'Donnell, the "legitimate rape" guy and others.

Don't count your chickens yet, Sharon Engle fans. (oops, that was the woman that Sharon beat, telling us to pay doctors bills with chickens!)


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Posted by Menlo Observer
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on Jun 11, 2014 at 9:02 am

According to the most recent Bloomberg National Poll Obama's favorability ratings have plummeted to the low point of his presidency with only 44 percent of Americans having anything positive to say about him.

This precipitous drop in popularity, a referendum on Obama's abysmal performance in office, is an ominous indicator as to how the Democratic Party will fare in the mid-term elections.

Obama with his widely acknowledged appalling performance on the economy and health care, now has also earned dreadful ratings on two recent political firestorms of his own doing: the management of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the deal that freed the last U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan, according to the Bloomberg poll.

His job-approval rating has now cratered to 43 percent -- near the level at the end of 2013 after the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act, his signature health-care law.


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Posted by farmville
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 11, 2014 at 11:11 am

Menlo Voter: you are correct. Menlo Observer is deaf. I reply to Menlo Observer and she ignores the response, moving on to some other far right meme such as:
- the ACA will kill us (though we now have more insured Americans with better patient protections)
- why hasn't Obama completely fixed the Bush Great Recession (his proposals for jobs get blocked, and Boehner promised jobs but hasn't delivered)
- the so-called VA scandal (with the GOP filibustering a bill to fix it just months ago)
- "deal that freed the last U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan" (GOP hypocrisy already addressed above and ignored by Menlo Observer)

Besides, Menlo Voter, standing on the sideline as Menlo Observer gets his far right memes trounced, makes you feel superior in what way, exactly? What do you bring to the discussion of the mid-terms?

For Menlo Voter: you brought up the polls that Bloomberg has Obama dropping form 46% to 44%.... can you name a republican who polls better than Obama?

Better than Hillary?

Better than the Big Dog himself?

Yup, got it. You'll ignore that as well, won't you?

Lastly: you claim "an ominous indicator as to how the Democratic Party will fare"

How ominous is the following? ""House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the House" gets blasted out of the House. Pow. Gone. Ought to make for some nice backstabbing among the far right in January to see who replaces po' little Eric."

First time in a CENTURY that a House Majority Leader got primary'd. By a fringe econ professor, no less.

Dissarray in the GOP for the next 4 months. Yup, got it. You'll ignore that as well, won't you?






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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 11, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Farmville:

you are mistaken. I didn't bring anything into the discussion other than to observe we have another dialogue of the deaf going on here.


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Posted by Menlo Observer
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on Jun 11, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Republican candidate David Brat will easily trounce his Democrat opponent Jack Trammel in Virginia's 7th CD race. And Nancy Pelosi's ridiculous statement "As far as the midterm elections are concerned, it's a whole new ballgame" is just a reflection of her inability to detect a shift in the political winds.

Obama has failed our country miserably, the American Public is up in arms about his failure to lead the country in any meaningful way, and will turn out in droves in the mid-terms to cast protest votes against Obama's multiple failures and contretemps.

Pelosi's ignorant rants are merely a reflection of how out of touch the California Democratic Party is with the rest of the country. Pelosi truly believes that she is a centrist. Meanwhile the Republicans will increase their lead in the House and recapture the Senate. The pendulum is swinging from the left back to the center and the Democratic Party will be the pendulum's casualty-- except for California which is a hopeless cause.


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Posted by farmville
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Menlo Voter: excuse the typo, it was Observer that brought up polls; my comment to you just prior to the typo still stands: "standing on the sideline as Menlo Observer gets his far right memes trounced, makes you feel superior in what way, exactly? What do you bring to the discussion of the mid-terms?"

Observer: "will turn out in droves in the mid-terms" So far, the primaries are down across most of the nation.

Observer: Of course Brat wins; while he's a fringe job, it is a 65/35 drawn R district. But don't put money on it, we've seen what the fringe loons can do in a general! (see: Todd Akin, O'Donnell, Mourdock, etc.., the tea bags responsible for keeping the senate blue when y'all thought you had it in the bag the last two cycles!)

Observer: "recapture the Senate." Maybe. Maybe not. It's a toss up for six at this point. Let's give it a couple months and see how your bombastic hyperbole holds up through August and September.

Lastly - For Menlo OBSERVER (got it right this time!): you brought up the polls that Bloomberg has Obama dropping form 46% to 44%.... can you name a republican who polls better than Obama? Second time asked.

One down (see ya, Eric Can'tor!) one to go (Mitch McConnell is in a tie in the fight of his political life!)

I'd like to dedicate this next song to Eric Cantor, the first House Majority Leader to get knocked off in a century (looks like mostly from his own stupidity!)

Na na na na
Na na na na
Hey hey hey
Goodbye!


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 11, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Farmville:

I don't bring anything to the discussion about the midterms nor am I trying to. I simply observed that, as usual, this discussion of the left and right is a "dialogue of the deaf." It doesn't make me feel superior in any way. In fact, it makes me sad, as it is a perfect example of what is wrong with the current state of politics in this country. It used to be that democrats and republicans could work together and actually get something done. Now it's so polarized that nothing gets done.


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Posted by offensive politics
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jun 11, 2014 at 7:49 pm

awwwww.... somene is offended by politics?

Shucks.

Not like I was offended when one party rode us into war ten years ago.

Poor fella. Go read Paul Bendix's blog instead.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 11, 2014 at 8:20 pm

"offensive politics" clearly a part of the problem rather than the solution.


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