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Willie Geist and a guest on Morning Joe who explains that his red suit is "Not republican red. This represents the Democratic bloodbath."

The American people have spoken. They "rightly" repudiated failed leaders, corporate cronies and arrogant centralized, top-down politics.

Let's start with President Obama. He betrayed voters before his inauguration, appointing a team of Clintonites and banksters. That set the tone, sent a signal that made it clear he was not going the president for change.

By appointing Rahm Emanuel, who hated the man who'd architected the Democratic party's 50 state strategy that produced such success in 2006 and 2008, Obama set the Democratic party back decades-- six to be precise. It's been over 60 years since there was such a congressional bloodbath. But Rahm Emanuel played a role in the bloodbath even before Obama was president. He was the DCCC chair who fought incoming progressives, funding bluedogs in primaries-- funding anti-women's rights Democratic anti-abortion candidates who opposed choice. Note to Democrats. You lost your female advantage this time around. There's a reason. Obama unleashed Emanuel to show his contempt for progressives. Believe me, they did not show up to get out the vote like they did in 2006 or 2008. It wasn't that progressives were whining as Joe Biden insultingly remarked. They were stabbed in the back and insulted and lied to.

Obama deserves to be primaried and replaced. He has failed as a leader in so many ways-- horrible appointees, weak, inadequate responses to crises, inability to handle the military. It is not a matter of giving him enough time. He failed to deliver on his campaign promises, not just the issue or action kinds, but most important, as a leader. He has shown himself to be weak, innefective, with poor judgments and inadequate strength to do the job. Nice guy-- it would surely be fun to have a beer with him, but that's true of George W. Bush too.

Corporatists Democrats-- Almost all the elected Democrats sold out their constituents and America to lobbyists, to corporations. Watching Chris Dodd pretend he was trying to protect main street would have been entertaining if it wasn't so disgusting. Watching the Obama Whitehouse sabotage real reform, like auditing the Fed, produced a sense of outrage for me... and clearly, not me alone. We have this bloodbath to show for it. People DO hold Obama accountable. They do hold the Democratic party, that returned to its centralized, top-down ways, selling out main street for wall street, Big Pharma and Big energy.

The Bluedogs were massively repudiated. Half-assed Democrats who tried to evade the teaparty tsunami by pretending to be Republicans discovered as we all know, that a Real Republican will beat at DINO who acts like a republican every time. The Huffingtonpost reports that half of the 46 blue dogs in the house lost last night. Good riddance. I call them "the Rahm repudiation." Emanuel set this fall up.


The DLC-- the Democratic Leadership Council-- is Clinton-land. It's a powerhouse that tries to push the Democrats to the right, so they look more like Republicans. When you talk about the DLC you're talking about the Clintons and they had a role in the bloodbath too. The US has lost millions of jobs because Bill Clinton signed off on the US joining the World Trade Organization and NAFTA. We did hear and suffer that great sucking sound of jobs leaving the nation that Ross Perot described in 1992. The DLC is a major enemy of progressives. Whoever they endorse is going to be a blue dog, Rahm Emanuel type.

Nancy Pelosi Pelosi's impeachment off the table set a pattern that the house and the White House followed of not holding criminals accountable. If the house had spent more time investigating war crimes and DOJ prosecutorial misconduct instead of passing legislation that the senate never got to the situation might have been very, very different. Pelosi betrayed American justice. That's a big deal. Now she's lost her job. There's talk she'll be retiring. Good riddance.

Harry Reid Reid gave a detailed explanation why fillibusters were so hard to deal with. Problem is, he knew that from the previous congress and he could have changed the rules at the beginning of the current one. He didn't He could have met with the bluedog senators and worked with them to identify legislation that they WOULD pass, so, when Al Franken won his election, finally, Reid should have had a pile of resolutions ready to go that were pre-approved by 60 senators.

Chris Dodd As head of the finance committee Dodd was so transparently protective of the finance industry it was enough to make you puke, and better, enough to destroy his chances for re-election. But he was a figurehead for the Democrats who represented their failure to protect main street. Good riddance.

...etc.There are others to blame-- the mainstream corpstream media, we the people who go to see Jon Stewart for three hours instead of engaging in real protests like the millions of French who went to the streets to protest the rise in retirement age...

What next? This article discusses who to blame. We DO need to think about that, but it is not enough. We need to find new leaders and pay them, leaders who are strong, principled populists. I'd start looking towards Russ Feingold and Alan Grayson. Also, we can be sure that people blaming progressives for the loss will be coming out of the woodwork. That's a crock and such accusations should not be allowed to stand.

Today's a bad day. We're feeling lousy. We've been here before in one way or another. We have to suck it up and get back to work. At least the house cleaning-- 23 blue dogs cleaned out-- has been done. Now, we need to develop the progressive infrastructure and leadership to take back America.

 

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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If you are one of those Obama apologists, who blam... by Rob Kall on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 9:19:39 AM
rob,If we don't agree with you switch to name call... by Lynne Kringler on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 5:27:55 PM
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Revolutions, even when possible, do not have an ad... by BFalcon on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 12:04:22 PM
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remember that most of the ELECTORATE that opposed ... by C. Bid on Friday, Nov 5, 2010 at 7:39:41 AM
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Obviously you refuse to read what I am posting, as... by Lynne Kringler on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 12:56:20 PM
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what I have written"Well Lynn, what You wrote was ... by crispy on Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010 at 1:12:19 AM
what I have written"Well Lynn, what You wrote was ... by crispy on Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010 at 1:13:06 AM
An apology is an attonment for a wrong. Apologis... by Guitar Chris on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 1:13:59 PM
Apologists are anyone who attempts to justify, exc... by C. Bid on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 2:57:46 PM
the whys of what happened? Most of the electoric d... by Lynne Kringler on Friday, Nov 5, 2010 at 7:19:31 PM
First, the term "apologist" is not an epithet, nor... by John Reed on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 7:21:20 AM
Rather, he chose to ignore the misdeeds of the pri... by Lynne Kringler on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 1:34:29 PM
I happen to be a retired criminal defense attorney... by John Reed on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 6:35:07 PM
I could NOT have said it better: Obama and his con... by crispy on Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010 at 1:34:07 AM
The people who are really running our government, ... by Bryna Hellmann on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 2:47:39 PM
I'm sure you guys know so much more than all of th... by Lynne Kringler on Friday, Nov 5, 2010 at 7:33:59 PM
does not do tough and bold. Weak and compromising... by Allen Oliver on Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010 at 8:29:32 AM
with what the Republicans have been offering.From ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, Nov 5, 2010 at 8:16:12 AM
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Do you have a strategy?... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 2:39:34 PM
Yes, but for strategic reasons, I can't go public ... by Andrew Schmookler on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 3:38:43 PM
Or that you support mine. can you vote on my poll ... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 4:24:39 PM
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Andrew, much of what you just posted, I agree with... by Lynne Kringler on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 5:44:37 PM
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I understand that there is a plan 'b' if the repub... by Lynne Kringler on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 2:07:14 PM
I don't know which is more ridiculous, someone fla... by C. Bid on Friday, Nov 5, 2010 at 10:20:14 AM
to talk about so many "accomplishments" when you v... by Allen Oliver on Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010 at 9:36:30 AM
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I loved him and supported him, initially He failed... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 2:35:30 PM
The DLC sellout movement had the benefit of the te... by Guitar Chris on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 4:23:17 PM
as you say were allowed to send production offshor... by Archie on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 11:03:00 PM
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But no, this president has mistakes but he is not ... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 2:42:26 PM
why I've been talking about. Give me proof/ source... by Lynne Kringler on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 5:53:39 PM
Things become a lot less confusing when one stops ... by Guitar Chris on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 1:27:38 PM
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Of all the Democratic Senators who deserved to los... by Guitar Chris on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 4:05:20 PM
after you think you know it all that counts.Your a... by Lynne Kringler on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 6:14:16 PM
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I, for one, would gladly use a more readable font ... by Ethan Allen on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 7:08:57 PM
Rob, Obama deserves much of the blame for the apoc... by Paul from Potomac on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 1:24:37 PM
None of us "brought this" or could have "prevented... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 3:00:45 PM
Rob, your angst is palpable and understandable. ... by Techknowledgie on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 1:47:45 PM
Are you guys ready to join in to save this country... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 3:03:38 PM
I've been trying to do that since 1976.... by Techknowledgie on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 1:09:02 AM
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Which one of these issues would you support: 1. D... by BFalcon on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 11:34:51 AM
Rob;I think you are spot on here. I can only hope ... by Amy Fried, Ph.D. on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 2:00:02 PM
seemed to end holding out the promise of a primary... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 8:36:03 AM
John,Finegold would last about as long as Obama wi... by Lynne Kringler on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 2:27:34 PM
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Voters actually threw out the worst "saviors"... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 3:06:39 PM
We all must HATE with the same passion, and at sam... by M. Wizard on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 2:22:35 PM
I wouldn't call it hatred. I'd call it disdain. ... by Guitar Chris on Friday, Nov 5, 2010 at 4:50:14 AM
... that you're just as terrified of losing the do... by M. Wizard on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 2:33:15 PM
keeping people angry may not solve problems (who c... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 3:09:54 PM
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fanned... by Lynne Kringler on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 6:04:02 PM
Thanks, Rob, for saying what needs to be said. On... by Frank Munley on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 2:55:15 PM
by too many who "sent the message" in the form of ... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 3:11:53 PM
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For too long we have been driven to keep moving on... by Nick van Nes on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 9:58:13 PM
There is already enough evidence in hand to prosec... by Gustav Wynn on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 9:37:06 AM
As long as we do SOMETHING that addresses high cri... by Nick van Nes on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 11:51:22 AM
Predictably, the blame game already is into high g... by Blaine Kinsey on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 10:06:16 PM
Even if everything you said is true, it is irrelev... by Freddie Venezia on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 7:15:29 AM
VICTORY! And eternally younger looking skin! ... by Ned Lud on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 7:35:12 AM
to wag that dog so effectively. Of course, those v... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 9:32:43 AM
That we should vote, that it will actually make a ... by Nick van Nes on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 12:03:40 PM
that if Americans would pay minimal attention and ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 2:40:09 PM
first of all start with those principles upon whic... by Nick van Nes on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 4:39:11 PM
and see what there is to agree with him on. Step 2... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 6:01:21 PM
You allude broadly to ideas without being specific... by Nick van Nes on Friday, Nov 5, 2010 at 12:37:33 AM
You said it! Absolutely a correct assessment. ... by Christine Pound on Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 1:19:50 PM
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