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Young Dems get organized

  1. March 21, 2012 at 11:31 am

    All democrats who support Gary Johnson should join this new Facebook group:
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/demsforgaryjohnson/

  2. Alcoholic Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Meanwhile, the young Republicans will be meeting in a closet in Cutten.

  3. jr
    March 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Whenever I hear reports of Democrats or Republicans gathering I think of the late U. Utah Phillips’ line: “Talking to a Republican is like opening and closing your refrigerator–the line goes on, the light goes off. And working for the Democrats is like re-arrangling the deck chairs on the Titanic.”

  4. March 21, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Nice one jr.
    Obama has done so much worse than Bush for so many reasons. At least Bush was in your face about it, Obama is doing so much damage to the Constitution and our Country. I never thought I’d be voting Republican. Ron Paul 2012!

  5. March 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Ron Paul is highly unlikely to win the Republican nomination. Gary Johnson is pretty much along the same line as Paul and is in it for the long run.

  6. A-nony-mouse
    March 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Jeff, if you can’t see the incredible damage G. Bush did to this country, you should be in a rest-home. It was his policies that triggered the Great Recession. It was Bush that put us into Iraq and Afghanistan. It was Bush who helped the 1% take control. Now, where has Obama done all this damage? By suggesting the rich pay their share? By trying to get health care for all of us instead of just the rich? By trying whatever tools were available to keep the recession from becoming a full-blown Depression?
    Open your eyes, Jeff. Your ‘hero’ has feet of ‘sh*t’.

  7. A-nony-mouse
    March 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Oh yeah. Then there’s Bush’s stacked Supreme Court granting “corporate personhood” that has and will do mare damage to our democracy than anything that’s happened in my (long) lifetime. Place the blame where it’s due, Jeff. Bush done crapped on our heads!!!

  8. March 21, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    More cretins focused on Bush, when Obama has pretty much just continued his polices.

  9. Derral Campbell
    March 21, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    But whatever Obama has done, Bush’s culpability remains unaddressed, with more than enough depth and rot to require a reckoning. You can go “Look over here! Look what Obama’s doing!” but it’s a dis-service to justice if it diminishes the focus on Bush’s many egregious crimes.

  10. Derral Campbell
    March 21, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    And it’s not being a “cretin” to remember how Bush trashed the Constitution and sold the nation down the river for his rich friends! I’ll never forget the guy who took Reagan’s rightful place as Worst. President. Ever.

  11. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    A-nony-mouse – You must get your news from Fox. Obama increased the number of troops in Afghanistan for a time but then found we can’t win so we’re getting out. Iraq basically booted us out. In the meantime, Obama has sent our troops (some openly others clandestinely) to Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Kenya, Somalia and he’s following GW’s tactics to take us to war with Iran. He’s building bases to surround Russia and he’s increased the size and the activity of our Pacific fleet. The 1% had control but Obama gave them more by bailing out the banks. His administration did not press charges against the Wall Street criminals. His cabinet and advisors go through revolving doors to Wall Street, especially Goldman Sachs. The same people who almost brought the world economy to its knees are Obama’s advisors. Obama signed the NDAA – anyone can be killed as a terrorist without being charged or tried. We’ve heard of many countries and the “disappeared”; that’s what we can look forward to. His administration has prosecuted more whistle blowers than any other administration. And his health care plan is a gift to the insurance companies. His record on curbing global warming would be laughable if it weren’t so sad. Even George Bush refused to build the Keystone pipeline because of the possible environmental hazards. Corporate personhood was granted over 100 years ago but the current Supreme Court gave us Citizens United. Obama, along with the Republican candidates is raking in millions from that ruling. Obama is bringing out his populist rhetoric now that the campaign is on but his history shows that he doesn’t deliver on his campaign promises.
    Read something a little more in depth before you sugar coat one of the most devious presidents we’ve ever had.
    Fred at 7:53 – for the first time ever I agree with you.

  12. LeftRightParadigmFail
    March 21, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Hopium 2012!! Everything will get better….surely.

  13. March 22, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Obama is basically Bush with a different support base. Didn’t vote for him the first time. Won’t do it this time, either.

  14. walt
    March 22, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Plenty of blame to go around. It started with Clinton trashing Glass-Steagall (and by 2008 he and the Mrs were worth over $100 million. . .coincidence?) Then Cheney was “elected” by the Supremes and the folks who gave us MERS knew things were groovin’. Then Mr. Change was elected and the first thing he did was promise to get serious about that pipeline across Afghanistan by stocking the Cabinet with Gateses and Geithners and Hillaries. Now the stock market is BACK, MERS and robosigning have the force of law, Obamacare will insure a fantastic income for the insurance companies (or else. . .), and we can kill ANYone in the world at ANY time with the drone airforce and a growing privatized army of mercenaries (sorry, “contractors”). Oh, and the NSA (Cheney’s pet) is building a new base in Utah to watch YOU. (Hi, guys! Check out my Facebook posts!)

  15. Mitch
    March 22, 2012 at 7:39 am

    We are all socialized to expect a heroic leader to emerge and save us.

    Control over the behavior of the United States does not exist in any President’s oval office, the country was designed to avoid that, and the rise of factions and the super-rich mean that there will always be external power-bases to satisfy. The rise of propaganda technology, in the form of advertising, also ensures that any President or politician can be neutered if they stray too far from the desires of any power base.

    If you notice that Obama is implementing any policies similar to those of w, instead of blaming him and complaining that he isn’t keeping his campaign promises, try looking in a mirror, thinking, and reading some history instead.

    Sure, it’s possible that a mixed-race child raised by essentially a single mother, without any inherited wealth, who finished his work at Harvard and decided to become a community organizer, then decided to become President so that he could sell people out. It’s not very likely, though, and the fact that this narrative is so popular tells us how desperate we are to localize the problem in one poor soul.

    Obama is not the problem. Human nature is. We are. It’s so lazy and easy to whine about “Obama”‘s failure, when the actual problem is staring us in the face. But to acknowledge the actual problem requires US to change.

  16. Sofia
    March 22, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Glad to see we sparked a discussion!

    If you’d like to support North Coast Young Democrats, we look forward to seeing you this Saturday night. It’ll be a good time for all! You can also “like” us on facebook to get updates from our club here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Coast-Young-Democrats/355090067857344

    Thanks for helping to spread the word Heraldo!

  17. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Any bets on how long it’ll be until Kaitlin and Shane Brinton try to take the group over?

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