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Who to Blame When Dems Lose Big in November

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The Democrats are going to lose big in November, possibly really big.

It's probably too late to do anything about it.

Here's a partial list of the guilty parties who caused the Democratic party to fail.

1- Barack Obama: His weak leadership, his attempts to please everyone, to be like Lincoln and his lies and betrayals, selling out the public option, fighting against auditing the FED, allowing abuses of the constitution Bush initiated-- these added up to major reason the Dems will lose in November. Obama had a chance to strengthen reform. Instead, he sabotaged and weakened it. He appointed DLC right wing leaning people to his administration, Banksters who were part of the problem to financial posts and was weak and passive with the military, letting them tell him what to do, failing to take the responsibility as Commander in Chief to make the tough choices.

2- The Blue Dogs in the senate: Max Baucus, Ben Nelson, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln, and, not a dem but working with them-- Joe Lieberman-- they all stopped the congress from getting a lot done. They blocked strong regulations, kow-towed to big corporations and flat sold out to big donor industries. For a short time, the Democrats had a 60 vote, filibuster-proof majority. This handful of backstabbing traitors screwed us all. Even if the Democrats retain the senate, it will be with the help of these losers. You might as well put them on the Republican side of the aisle come January 2011. And I wouldn't be surprised if at least one of them broke with the Democrats and changed party.


3-Rahm Emanuel: he played a major role, as head of the DCCC, recruiting bluedog dems to fund and run against strong, viable progressive Democratic primary candidates. That pack of worthless bluedogs in the house-- blame Rahm Emanuel for a lot of them, and for their strength. And then, as Obama's chief of staff, he's been there to root for the right wing angle, the corporate angle, to cut deals with corporations that stabbed constituents who trusted Obama in the back. He worked for Obama then, but he could have advised him to be a better president instead of one who, so far, will go down in history as a failure.

4-Nancy Pelosi" Her impeachment is off the table policy, starting in 2006, when the Dems took the house, prevented investigations into the illegal and corrupt Bush Cheney White House. This will go down in history as a massive tactical error and moral failure.

5-Filibuster-averse Democrats: They should have filibustered obvious right wing extremist Supreme court nominees Roberts and Alito. Forcing more moderate nominees might have prevented Citizens United from securing their victory, which will be devastating in November.

There's no doubt in my mind that the biggest cause was Barack Obama. His weak support and passive engagement in the legislative process was bad, very bad for the Democrats. His abject failure to be a strong, decisive leader in the face of the Gulf BP oil disaster pretty much insured that he would go down in history as a one term president. That doesn't have to be the case. He could redeem himself in many ways. But so far, holding hope that Obama would do the right thing when it counts has been a futile effort. Yes, he's made a few things happen. But for the most part, the legislation he's been involved in getting through has been weak and afflicted with loopholes and give-aways for big corporations. On the other hand, he's been far worse than Bush on some issues, like whistleblowers.

Unless a miracle happens and the Democrats morph into something very different, unless Obama wakes up from he nightmare he's caused all we progressives to be living in, the Democrats will probably lose the house and by 2012, perhaps the senate and probably the White House, because they will be too inflexible and blind to realize that Obama doesn't have a chance.

There are more to blame. I invite you commenters to add to the list.

Meanwhile, we had best be bracing for a few years, maybe six or more, of right wing hell... again... and facing the reality that the USA is really the CSA-- the Corporate States of 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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but the democrats deserve to lose. Sure there are ... by Rob Kall on Friday, Jul 9, 2010 at 3:33:49 PM
I totally agree!!!!!!!... by Donald Strong on Friday, Jul 9, 2010 at 3:58:10 PM
At least here in NY when Obama began insisting, in... by Mary Callaghan on Friday, Jul 9, 2010 at 4:15:09 PM
the concrete proposals that you advanced in your p... by James Hadstate on Friday, Jul 9, 2010 at 4:22:47 PM
"The other thing that needs to be done is calling ... by Marika on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 5:43:14 AM
There is another factor, the fact that Obama raise... by Marika on Friday, Jul 9, 2010 at 4:40:28 PM
Was this a set up, or was this planned? You have t... by marko polo on Friday, Jul 9, 2010 at 4:44:33 PM
when you stated..."the money is going......."The w... by Dennis Kaiser on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 8:08:46 AM
Well said and correct,The "ring leader" is as you ... by Herbert Calhoun on Friday, Jul 9, 2010 at 6:56:19 PM
Rather than stay home I suggest we all vote for tr... by Jeff Rock on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 8:00:57 AM
The trouble is finding progressives in the communi... by Guitar Chris on Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 5:34:22 AM
The failure is top down. Obama/Reid had sixty vote... by Guitar Chris on Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 5:59:44 AM
that the Dems are sure to lose this fall. We can't... by Josh Mitteldorf on Friday, Jul 9, 2010 at 9:23:19 PM
In the 2008 election, I think they pingged out spe... by Aurora on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 1:49:22 AM
As Herbert says, Harry. He gave strong support fo... by Aurora on Friday, Jul 9, 2010 at 11:56:37 PM
I've been voting Democratic since 1948 and with Je... by Arthur M. Howard-(Scotoni) on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 2:26:23 AM
But where was he when Obama sold us out.I'm sure y... by Miriam Callaghan on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 11:15:43 PM
ITS NEVER WHO VOTES ITS AWAYS WHO CUNTS THE VOTES,... by MARGARET BASET on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 6:23:00 AM
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The two party system is the charade played out for... by Dennis Kaiser on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 7:05:24 AM
I love the title. No if about it. The Democrats ha... by Jeff Rock on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 7:53:10 AM
I voted for Obama because he recognized that the p... by Philip Pease on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 10:01:26 AM
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Rob,Most of the folk where I live have declared th... by Paul from Potomac on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 7:35:19 PM
I blame the Obama Democrats. They have destroyed t... by Perry Logan on Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 6:05:39 AM