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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Progressives Turn On Obama

Some mighty pissed off progressive liberals out there and at the moment their anger is aimed at one group headed by Barack Obama.

Two examples are Kos from DailyKos and Jane Hamsher from FDL.

Kos received an email from "Barack Obama" asking for a donation of $5 to the DNC to help with the "healthcare" fight.

Kos is not pleased, in fact, is very insulted.

This is so freakin' obnoxious I can hardly stand it. We are about to get a turd of a "reform" package, potentially worse than the status quo. We have the insurance industry declaring victory, Republicans cackling with glee, and the administration is using that piece of shit to raise money?

Obama spent all year enabling Max Baucus and Olympia Snowe, and he thinks we're supposed to get excited about whatever end result we're about to get, so much so that we're going to fork over money? Well, it might work with some of you guys, but I'm certainly not biting. In fact, this is insulting, betraying a lack of understanding of just how pissed the base is at this so-called reform. The administration may be happy to declare victory with a mandate that enriches insurance companies, yet creates little incentive to control costs or change the very business practices that have screwed so many people. But I'll pass.

Democrats are demoralized, and have little incentive to turn out next year. The teabaggers will turn out. If this is how the Obama camp thinks we can energize the base -- by promising them a health care pony for $5 to the same Democratic Party that is home to the likes of Baucus, Nelson, Lincoln, Lieberman, and the rest of the obstructionist gang -- then we're in for a world of hurt in 2010.

Hamsher's piece is actually titled "Obama FAIL."

She wants her members to sign a petition!!!

The Senate is cutting a deal to kill the public option by giving the President the “trigger” that his Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, has been fighting for since he took office.

Shoveling taxpayer dollars into “too big to fail” insurance companies is not the change I voted for. The failure to establish a public option to control medical costs and increase competition is President Obama’s failure alone.

Sign our petition to President Obama: the triggered public option is your failure, and it’s up to you to fix it. Click here to sign:

I understand the Tea Party groups, the protests from people that did not vote for Obama, did not campaign for Obama, did not buy into his political campaign lies to begin with.

This outrage from folks like Markos though, entertains me, because the one thing that runs through my head as they have their little hissy fits is "YOU put him and the Democratic leadership of the House and Senate, in office, so sit down, shut the fuck up and let others try to remedy your screw up. You have done enough damage."