The GOP non-stop war against the economy

Hi guys,

PBO has no public appearances scheduled for today, but he will give a couple of interviews to Hearst DC Bureau, WEWS Cleveland and WDIV Detroit. The rest of the week:

Tuesday: State visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Wednesday: The President will attend an “event” – details to come – in the Washington area. The White House says it will focus on “the importance of training and preparing our workforce to compete for manufacturing jobs across the nation”. More on Wednesday: The president will host the Auburn Tigers, Auburn University’s football team, winners of the 2010 BCS national championship. And, he’ll meet Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.

Thursday: meeting with President Ali Bondo Ondimba of Gabon.



Finally, the national media start take notice of the atrocity performed by Republicans, who are trying to stop young people and minorities from voting:

NYT: Republicans have recently decided that a larger electorate can hurt them

One of the most promising recent trends in expanding political participation has been allowing people to vote in the weeks before Election Day, either in person or by mail. Early voting, which enables people to skip long lines and vote at more convenient times, has been increasingly popular over the last 15 years. It skyrocketed to a third of the vote in 2008, rising particularly in the South and among black voters supporting Barack Obama. And that, of course, is why Republican lawmakers in the South are trying desperately to cut it back.

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Speaking of stinking Republicans, here’s another victim. We really need to retaliate somehow. These people are disgusting to no end.

Peter Diamond: When a Nobel Prize Isn’t Enough

LAST October, I won the Nobel Prize in economics for my work on unemployment and the labor market. But I am unqualified to serve on the board of the Federal Reserve — at least according to the Republican senators who have blocked my nomination. How can this be?


In April 2010, President Obama nominated me to be one of the seven governors of the Fed. He renominated me in September, and again in January, after Senate Republicans blocked a floor vote on my confirmation. When the Senate Banking Committee took up my nomination in July and again in November, three Republican senators voted for me each time. But the third time around, the Republicans on the committee voted in lockstep against my appointment, making it extremely unlikely that the opposition to a full Senate vote can be overcome. It is time for me to withdraw, as I plan to inform the White House.

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This is no way to run an advanced democracy in the 21st century. The result of this fiasco isn’t just the loss of a qualified nominee to an important post; it’s also a lost opportunity to have the Fed take actions to bolster the economy.

We can only hope that this wasn’t part of a larger campaign by Republicans to hurt the economy on purpose.

You can hope, Steve, but it’s a waste of time. They are going to take the country down, and they don’t give a damn. They know how stupid the voters are.


At least one good economic report came out over the weekend:

WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy’s service sector, which employs 90 percent of the nation’s work force, grew in May for an 18th straight month, posting slightly faster growth than in April.

The Institute for Supply Management said Friday that its index tracking the health of service companies increased to 54.6 in May from 52.8 in April.

In February, the index hit a five-year high with a reading of 59.7, but it fell in March and April as the service sector was battered by the sharp jump in energy prices. Any reading over 50 indicates expansion in the sector.

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I know that whatever decision PBO makes, it’ll be based on facts, information and his great mind and guts, but I deeply hope that he’ll go with VP Biden’s recommendation this time. Here’s The NYT headline from this morning:

Steeper Pullout Is Raised as Option for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s national security team is contemplating troop reductions in Afghanistan that would be steeper than those discussed even a few weeks ago, with some officials arguing that such a change is justified by the rising cost of the war and the death of Osama bin Laden, which they called new “strategic considerations.”

These new considerations, along with a desire to find new ways to press the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, to get more of his forces to take the lead, are combining to create a counterweight to an approach favored by the departing secretary of defense, Robert M. Gates, and top military commanders in the field. They want gradual cuts that would keep American forces at a much higher combat strength well into next year, senior administration officials said.

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Before the new thinking, American officials were anticipating an initial drawdown of 3,000 to 5,000 troops. Those advocating steeper troop reductions did not propose a withdrawal schedule.

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At one end of the debate is Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and, presumably, a range of Mr. Obama’s political advisers, who opposed the surge in 2009 and want a rapid exit, keeping in place a force focused on counterterrorism and training.
At the other end is Mr. Gates, who leaves office at the end of the month and who won the 2009 debate over the troop surge along with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and senior commanders on the ground.

It is not clear what Mrs. Clinton’s position is now as the internal debate is rejoined, and Mr. Obama’s team has changed considerably in the past 18 months. Thomas E. Donilon, appointed national security adviser last fall, was leery of the surge and is likely to lean toward a speedier withdrawal, colleagues say.

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More campaign and money-raising stuff:

Obama rakes it in from on high

Sheckles, bucks, chips, dough, greenbacks, geld. Whatever you call it, the Barack Obama re-election campaign is working assiduously and prodigiously to raise some serious coin and put money in pocket. The Republicans are fiddling, while the Democratic Party cash register is ka-chinging.

When Obama’s campaign operatives gaze out at the sparkling view from their high-rise headquarters at 1 Prudential Plaza, they spy a glittering hometown cadre of old friends with deep pockets. Look West, and there’s the glistening Hollywood largesse. Take a gander East, and behold golden checks of Wall Street hedge funders and bankers. (This constituency is grumbling but they know it’s necessary to toast both sides of the baguette).

In 2008, Obama demolished the GOP by raising a record $745 million. His people won’t talk about it, but the 2012 campaign is reportedly aiming at a fund-raising target that boggles the mind. It’s the Big B.

The $1 billion figure is not so boggling if you remember that last time around Obama faced fierce opposition for the Democratic presidential nomination. As an unrivalled incumbent, he can spend the next year cultivating donors instead of primary voters.

In April alone, Obama and the Democratic National Committee doubled the haul raised by the Republicans, according to the reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

The DNC raised $12.4 million that month, including about $7 million from the Obama Victory Fund. The fund, “a joint fund-raising committee which the president has been raising money for,” will split that kitty between the DNC and the campaign, says Ben LaBolt, Obama’s campaign spokesperson.

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73 thoughts on “The GOP non-stop war against the economy

  1. Hi all
    It seems as though the Reps want to ruin the economy so it can be blamed on Obama. They want to do it on a grand scale this time with the debt ceiling fiasco. They want trillions in cuts and no raise in taxes or the country get it.
    Wonder how the banks feel about this?
    Im glad Obama and Biden are in charge.
    Wouldnt you want to be a fly on the wall when Boehner and PBO play golf?

  2. Good Morning BWD and All

    In case you have not heard…tomorrow morning I will be the guest of The President and Mrs Obama at the the arrival ceremony honoring Her Excellency Dr. Angela Merkel.

    I hope to have pictures and a summary of the event tomorrow afternoon.

    I made this announcement yesterday on The Obama Diary and had planned to let you all know as well but my “lovely” husband was outside digging in our yard late yesterday afternoon and HIT a cable line and knocked our cable, landline phone and wireless internet out. So I hope to be able to send pics from my cellphone tomorrow. Stay tuned 🙂

  3. Repeat from last thread.

    via BJ

    If you doubt that McClatchy is the only DC press service with a working bullshit detector, check out “New film on Palin is a fawning one-sided valentine to her“:

    It repeatedly cites great poll numbers from her days as governor, but doesn’t mention how they’ve collapsed since then. It brags about her role in pushing for a natural gas pipeline and raising taxes on oil companies – but doesn’t mention that the pipeline hasn’t been built or that her Republican successor now blames the oil taxes for slowing exploration. And it revels in her successful challenge to former Gov. Frank Murkowski, but never mentions the family feud with the Murkowskis or the fact that Alaska voters last year sided with the Murkowskis against Palin’s pick for a Senate candidate.

    The whole thing is brutal, and it’s telling to compare it to Ben Smith’s story on the film at Politico:

    The atmospherics at times obscure the movie’s core argument, which is that Palin was a serious executive during her partial term in Alaska, taking on the oil industry and the Republican establishment alike in a genuine reform campaign.

    That’s Ben’s only attempt to be critical of the movie, and his only criticism is stylistic. Other than that, he simply reprints what the film’s director told him without examining a single factual claim, proving yet again that Politico is nothing more than the TMZ of the Potomac.

    Mcclatchy link

  4. And NY Post (isn’t murdock rag ?) too pans it.

    Moreover, “The Undefeated,” far from shaking up the race, is just a fan film from an outsider hitching a ride on her fame, hoping that attention from political reporters in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina will provide a springboard for a national release.


    But its tone is an excruciating combination of bombast and whining, it’s so outlandishly partisan that it makes Richard Nixon look like Abraham Lincoln and its febrile rush of images — not excluding earthquakes, car wrecks, volcanic eruption and attacking Rottweilers — reminded me of the brainwash movie Alex is forced to sit through in “A Clockwork Orange.” Except no one came along to refresh my pupils with eyedrops.

    I’d sooner have watched a Michael Moore movie.

    Any Michael Moore movie.

    Even “Canadian Bacon.”


  6. Over the weekend, my friend and I made this video in support of the President. Note the Description on the YouTube Site to Blackwaterdog and all the members of this forum. I wanted to something for everyone here and the supporters of Presiden Obama.

  7. Perhaps a better link as I do not know how to embed videos here as I have seen others do.

    Have a wonderful day everybody.

  8. Donna dem 4 obama that is excellent news of a lifetime. Congratulations!

  9. The Peter Diamond, John Lui, Elizabeth Warren and a few others deliberately held or filibustered and out of frustration, they withdrew their names. These things were not done in a vacuum.

    I hate when this administration doesn’t use the bully pulpit to not only define the TBGOPers but truly render them useless.

    AustanG was on at least 2 Sunday shows yesterday, he could have mentioned the Diamond case.

    It has been 2 yrs and almost 5 months, TBGOPers need to be pushed to defend their obstructionist ways. The MSM will not do it. It is wonderful that the pres has interviews with people, but the interviews also need to be framed as well to inform the public on who for the last 2.5 yrs been holding our nation in a bind.

    The TBGOPers are not shy of their goals. They state them, draw the lines on the sand. Then they turn around and want Dems and the president to not point out their ugliness. I say, enough, president point away. And we need to help as well by taking issues with the MSM and engaging wherever possible.

  10. You know, the people of Wisconsin figured it out pretty fast, and they were pissed. And they got huge numbers at rallies despite the lack of national attention to their protests in support of America’s middle class. That’s what we’re fighting for here, and I’m pretty sure the campaign will focus on every step the Republicans have taken to undermine our economy, strip the middle class of everything, and concentrate money and power at the very top.

    They’re going down this time, and I hope they never come back up. The Party of Lincoln? The Party of Trump is what it is now, not the particular Donald we all know and love, but the Trumps who live high, work stupid, and somehow manage to come out ahead financially no matter how stupid they are. All the while stripping resources, comforts, and hope from the rest of the country. This ends now, and we’re the foot soldiers who have to make it happen.

  11. Unfortunately, when you are dealing with sociopaths, which is what the Republican Party has become, it doesn’t matter. They say they are doing what they are doing out of principle. Well that is true, since their only principle is power, and what happens to the country is irrelevant.

  12. Mornin’ All…

    BWD, can you add this list to the TOAITR’s sidebar, so that, WE can be part of the PUSHBACK VOICES FOR PBHO?

    And, when necessary, is there anyway for changes (adds/deletes) to be made to the list?

    NamelessGenXer, ProfessorX10, and Kasai thanks for the list:


    ANYONE WHO IS SICK AND TIRED OF ALL THE NEGATIVE PRESS TOWARDS OUR PRESIDENT, It’s time to make some noise, that’s the least we can do.

    Here’s the list of complicit-media contacts. Letting them know how you feel about their inability to report the truth may be helpful, but we are left with no choice but to become the media! Network! Talk to people, in real life and on social media. Call liars out to their faces. Shout the TRUTH from the rooftops.


    Network/Cable Television

    ABC News
    147 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023
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    CBS News
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    Email forms for all CBS news programs
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    Phone: (201) 735-2622
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  13. I loved your video. I so admire people who put it all together. It will be fun to share.

  14. The NYT post has one thing wrong. The Republicans since the early 70’s have known a large electorate hurst them Now they know that a large electorate dooms them. In the early 70’s, a major Republican strategist, whose name I forget, but I have listend to his speech, gave an address to a group of Republican power players specifically stating the a full particiaption democracy is bad and that the lower they can keep the turnout, the better chances they have of winning.

  15. ons led to his arrest on a plane that was about to take off for Paris.

    If found guilty, Mr Strauss-Kahn faces up to 25 years in prison.

    Mr Strauss-Kahn arrived at the courthouse with his wife, the French television journalist Anne Sinclair.

    A group of hotel workers shouted, ‘Shame on you!’ in a show of solidarity with the maid who accuses Mr Strauss-Kahn of attacking her.

  16. Great mish mash, BWD. I love and commend you on how you’re using Twitter to fight against the lies.

    Does anyone know of a comprehensive list of Twitter addresses for congress and for the media? Thanks.

  17. sorry.

    The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Khan, has entered a plea of not guilty in a New York court to charges of attempted rape and sexual assault.

    He stands accused of assaulting a maid at the Manhattan hotel where he was staying on 14 May.

    The allegations led to his arrest on a plane that was about to take off for Paris.

    If found guilty, Mr Strauss-Kahn faces up to 25 years in prison.

    Mr Strauss-Kahn arrived at the courthouse with his wife, the French television journalist Anne Sinclair.

    A group of hotel workers shouted, ‘Shame on you!’ in a show of solidarity with the maid who accuses Mr Strauss-Kahn of attacking her.

  18. I always get upset with people when I hear them complaining that Obama’s Administration isn’t doing enough. I try to remind them that there are jobs that have never been filled because the Senate has not confirmed appointees. It is very frustrating. The Repubs really do hate America.

  19. Hi Donna,

    That’s so cool!

    I’m jealous. I wish I was you.

    Can I go, too? lol

    Like amk somewhat said, “Say hi to the Obamas for the TOAITR’ers and TOD’ers!”

    When you get back, from this fun event, WE are lookin’ forward to all those great pics!

    By the way, have you reach your personal donation page goal?

  20. Anyone else notice that any time President Obama does something that shows great strength for the whole country to see (despite the lies espoused), the media in cahoots with the GOP makes a concerted effort to drive down his numbers?

    Remember just a few months ago during the Bush tax cut negotiations and budget discussions, we heard some of these same reporters saying that the president was doomed? Remember? Then shortly after the discussions and before they knew the details of the negotiations reached, we heard again how he had failed to lead, blah, blah, not only from the right, but the left as well. Then when the full details began to emerge, crickets.

    Shortly after that the gas prices began to escalate, and behold it was another hair on fire, PBO is doomed, a one-termer, etc. Around that time, Chris Matthews was saying that PBO had to get the unemployment down to 8.0 or so to be elected, and now it is gone to 7.2 or something like that. They constantly move the goal posts for this president, while giving the Republicans a giant PASS.

    Fast forward to Osama Bin Laden getting killed, and all of a sudden, these same guys (to my mind, without any moral compass) were questioning whether or not this solidified the president’s 2012 election. Barely weeks after, yet again, they’ve begun pronouncing the demise of the president’s political fortunes.

    I have always said, if I had the technological savvy, I would create a video devoted to showing the flip flopping media folks. All that tells me is they don’t know jack about what will happen. They only like to hear themselves bloviate. That is why I don’t even get so excited when I hear them say something nice about the president. It is usually short lived, only because they hear others saying the same thing and don’t want to be left out. I honestly don’t have any respect for the likes of these guys.

    Admittedly, there are few, very few of them, and we know them, who are consistent and even-keeled, even when the criticize this president. Those I respect.

    I believe in President Obama. Like I have said, I have not nearly half the resolve that he has, but I continue to try to practice the credo of not being to high to too low.

    On that note check out this McClatchey story:

  21. Here is the link to Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) It’s a list of every major media outlet from ABC to Reuters.

    CNN will host the GOP debate on June 13, 2011. We can expect the most outrageous revisions of political and economic history to be generated that night.

    For anyone that can stomach watching it, we can use the debate as test run for rapid response to the media, debunking their lies, and getting the word out on twitter, youtube, Rachel and online letters to the editor, as close to real time as possible.

    If you’ve been following Reveregate; how Sarah Palin flubbed the story of Paul Revere, then her fans attempted to change Wikipedia and successfully changed Conservapedia to reflect her revisionism, then you know we have our work cut out for us in the struggle to combat willful lies and distortions.

    Maybe at some point we could have a sticky post that debunks lies du jour, in alphabetical order, so that when you hear them at work or wherever, you could retrieve the truth on your smartphone or computer and stop the memes at the local level, as we also attempt to stop it at the national level by contact the list at FAIR.

    This re-election is going to be a war and we need to be good on offense and defense, since it is only the President, the First Lady, David Plouffe and us, who seem to be the only ones infused with the fierce urgency of President Obama being re-elected with a Democratic majority in both houses.

  22. How wonderful. Tell them they’re doing a wonderful job for me, please? Thanks. I hope you have a great time.

  23. Gm to add 1500 new factory jobs in Warren Michigan, at one of there plants.
    Is Michael Moore happy? Nope!

  24. Thanks for this. Looking for Twitter account list too if anyone knows of one.

  25. If they only need 800 signatures, I think they can very easily get those. If they need to be 800 registered Democrats then it could be interesting – though could be done easily with trickery.

  26. Very moving montage. Thank you. Hope you don’t mind that I shared it.

  27. I think it was Shakespeare who said, “Trickery, thy name is Republican.”

  28. Wonderful news, Donna! We are all looking forward to your report. I hope you get really good pictures.

  29. Oh Donna, have a lovely time- please tell him hello and thank you Sir, for me, please 😉

  30. I don’t understand what you think the bully pulpit is supposed to do here. We all know the Republicans are not willing to compromise on anything. What makes you think any uproar from the public is going to persuade them to stop blocking these nominees? We are talking about a party that voted to end Medicare. Medicare! Despite the coming backlash they continue to go against the public.

    What makes you think there would be an uproar from the public in the first place? The larger public has no idea who these people and wouldn’t care if they were told. The support Warren gets are from people who already follow politics. Go out on the street and ask people who she is and you would get a blank stare.

    I just do not understand how we can say the Republicans should not be negotiated with while at the same time demanding that Obama use the bully pulpit. There is no logic in that type of thinking. It is not the American people that needs to be convinced it is members of Congress.

    I would also like to point out that these nominees may have gone to the president and told him that they want out. They have families. They already have successful careers. They may want to just move on. They may not want some major campaign around them that may destroy all of those things. Not everyone is interest in engaging in ideological battles.

  31. Hi: everyone, let’s NOT panic the MSM wants us to get confused, disapointed and more, They are trying to fuck with our minds specially those os us who support POTUS, that is the game of the MSM I do dot pay attentions to them that much. I remember how much SHIT they trew when he was running and it was coming from all over The MSM. The Clintons The GOP and the other in the PL, so stay calm and trust POTUS.

  32. Have you seen this chilling video about ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council)? This conservative organization was founded in the early 1970s to promote free market policies at the state level and has fought against restrictions on pollution, regulations of commerce and immigration reform.

    The video is from an interview on The Last Word. What is shocking is that Lawrence O’Donnell with all of his experience as a legislative aide to Daniel Patrick Monihan was not aware of the organization until recently.

  33. You are sooo lucky. I am definitely jealous.
    Sorry about the cable line. Yuck.

  34. I blame Harry Reid for this. He is forever making “deals” with Mitch when every one knows Mitch just want Obama to be a one termer. He should not let the senate go home for August recess until they vote on all of PBO’s nominees for Judges and any other positions.

  35. CherylAnn: Excellen, Excellent, Excellent.
    Can this go viral? so this will remaind everybody how far have we come, and how much more he can do in the future, Thank you.

  36. Nicely said FiredUp, and will be right there with you in the fight back against the media/GOP lies. I think we can be relatively certain that CNN moderators will not be correcting any of the lies the GOP candidates tell during the debates.

  37. Agreed. The President is focused on the long view. Taking to the airwaves [if they’d actually give him access] to complain about not getting his choices would be presented as his being petulant and whining.

  38. Just an idea. When you add someone to follow Twitter gives you suggestions on other similar types to follow. So you could just do it that way and it only takes a few minutes.

  39. You’re very welcome…

    I’m glad you’re feelin’ better! ::Virtual Hugs::

  40. Hi Mel Osorio,

    Just like you and PBHO, I’m “calm, cool and collected!” 😉

  41. Glad to see supporters working on their own with the social networking of the internet to get the truth out about this administration and the economy. Thank God for a alternative source of communicating outside of the corrupt MSM.

    That said I am praying that Democratic legislators with a spine will do their part and start engaging the public with the facts about the Teapubs deliberately stalling the economy to make PBO a one termer. They are sacrificing the well being of the nation as a whole to meet their political agenda. If the general public is not aware of this then they will start to BLAME PBO for the still stagnant, but improving economy.

    PBO might not have to wage a primary campaign, but it appears he still has some enemies in the Democratic Party whoe are working against him. So we all need to be PBO’s mouthpiece and get the truth out. Hopefully the Dems have their mouthpieces at the state and local levels to combat what the criminalistic Teapubs are trying to do. KEEP HOPE ALIVE!! Obama/Biden 2012!!

  42. Thanks so much for posting this video. You and your friend did an excellent job with the montage. I love Bruce Springsteen.

  43. Thanks All and Thank You Fired Up for embedding it for me.

    I was reading this forum yesterday just as I was finishing the editing of the video. So I added the dedication to BWD and this blog and its memebers.

  44. Yes please share it with anyone and everyone you as you wish. That would be great.

  45. Thanks so much for that…

    That’s even better…DOUBLE THE IMPACT!

    And, ya’ll ARE The Best! 😉

  46. Sorry, I just don’t think that’s the way. I think it’s time to dismiss the traditional media and tell people they have tons of resources on the net from which they can look up anything they want and make up their own minds about issues.

    We can be our own media. We should be encouraged to be our own media.

    Ask them to listen to what Obama himself has to say and all the other candidates.

  47. I pride myself on paying pretty decent attention, but I missed a humdinger of hubris from Paul Ryan and his batshit crazy cohorts:

    They’re taking away the guaranteed benefits of Medicare AND they’re keeping the subsidies for Medicare Advantage?!?!?!

    In whose universe does that compute, even to cold-hearted Republicans? Time and again it has been shown that those subsidies do nothing but pad profit for insurance companies.

    They are beyond shame.

  48. After the debate, vote in every insta-poll you can find. We seriously changed perception by doing that in 2008. Remember when Gore or Kerry would be the clear winners of a particular debate, but by the time the Repubs and Karen whats-her-name (The Bush No. 1 sycophant) had done their spin, Bush had ‘won’ the debate.

    By getting out there immediately and voting in every insta-poll, they can’t do that. dKos, in all fairness, was excellent for this but we can’t count on them in 2012. So we need to do it ourselves.

  49. I have no love for Donald Trump – especially after what he did (and is doing) to stir up racism and hate with the birth certificate thing. That was an insulting moment for this country and for humanity, as a whole. A lot of people were deeply wounded by that fiasco, and I will never forgive him for doing that. Never.

  50. Conratulations Donna 🙂 That Is exciting, and I’m excited for you. I would love to meet the Obamas. Have fun, and I can’t wait for you to tell us every little tid bit, you know, details, have fun 🙂

  51. Thanks teresahill for your input… 🙂

    Agree, WE need to be our own media

    But, the U.S. MSM MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, too!!!

    They “get away” w/too much as it is!

    And, unfortunately, everyone doesn’t have online access or online capability…

    They aren’t technically-inclined, nor are they technically-savvy.

    All they have is a TV, radio and newsprints (newspapers, mags, et al)!

    So, WE MUST USE EVERYTHING AT OUR DISPOSAL to defeat/neutralize the TeaPublicans and their ilk!

    And, WE MUST DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY to do the same!

    YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!

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