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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1950 on: September 04, 2019, 10:49:04 PM »
Sjursen pulls no punches in a scathing summation of Obama's presidency:

His concluding paragrafs:

"Though he had been a constitutional law professor, he flouted civil liberties, stretched the Constitution, spied on the citizenry and even executed an American citizen and his U.S.-citizen son via aerial drones, absent any transparency or legal due process. Furthermore, Obama knew about but chose to keep secret and maintain the Bush-era mass surveillance state that Edward Snowden eventually exposed. That Obama was so undoubtedly highly educated and informed on topics of constitutional law implies—disturbingly—that the man knew better but, in the interest of hoarding executive power and seeking political expediency, went forward anyway with this range of civil liberties violations. "

"His own Beltway centrism, interventionism and political opportunism, combined with the combative obstructionism of the tribal conservative opposition, ensured that Obama’s presidency would be mostly a failure. One expected as much from the unapologetic, and buffoonish, neoconservatism and imperialism of the George W. Bush team. That Obama was hardly better was far more discomfiting, challenging one’s capacity to believe in meaningful progress at all."

"Perhaps that’s the final rub: If there could have been no Obama without Bush, there most certainly would never have been a President Trump without establishment, African-American Barack Obama as his predecessor. "

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/american-history-for-truthdiggers-the-obama-disappointment/

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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1953 on: September 06, 2019, 11:12:01 PM »
Democrats Say Their Climate Plans Will Create Jobs. It’s Not So Simple
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/04/climate/climate-job-creation.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fclimate
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Experts say Democrats’ assertions are accurate, to a point. Fighting climate change will create jobs. Yet the rosy net numbers, some warned, don’t tell the far more complicated story of what that green growth could look like.

“Some of the rhetoric around creating ‘green jobs’ is intended to rebut that false narrative that we sacrifice our economy if we try to become greener,” said Douglas W. Elmendorf, dean of the Harvard Kennedy School and a former director of the Congressional Budget Office.

But, he added, “In general, economists are skeptical of claims of big numbers of jobs gained or lost from policies that are really about shifting sectors.”
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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1954 on: September 11, 2019, 09:21:53 PM »
How Big Oil Blocked the Nation’s Greenest Governor on Climate Change
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10092019/big-oil-money-blocked-jay-inslee-climate-change-policy-carbon-fee-bp-washington
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But one piece of Inslee's package stalled in the legislature: the Low Carbon Fuel Standard to curb pollution from the state's biggest greenhouse gas polluter—transportation—a sector almost entirely dependent on oil. BP was among the businesses opposing the standard.

Without a policy to curb gasoline and diesel emissions, Washington state is a long way from having the kind of comprehensive climate solution Inslee has been talking about since taking office six years ago.

Inslee did get his chance to draw up a blueprint for such a solution—the six-part climate plan he released over the course of his five-month presidential run. It includes a timeline for 100 percent clean electricity, like the program that has been adopted in Washington. But it also includes measures he has not yet been able to enact, like carbon pricing. Some of the remaining candidates, including Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro, are openly adopting parts of his platform as a template for their own climate plans.

Having dropped out of the presidential race, Inslee is turning his attention back to Washington state, where he is running for a third term as governor. He acknowledges that he has more work to do there on climate policy.

"The science is clear—we have to transition away from fossil fuels and we have to do it soon," Inslee said in an email. "Every sector of our economy and every level of government plays a role in that transition. Our state is striding forward, and we will not be daunted or deterred from pursuing the policies necessary to protect Washingtonians and our planet from the ravages of climate change."
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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1955 on: September 20, 2019, 11:38:16 PM »
Moderate Democrats' climate proposal highlights rift with progressives
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/18/moderate-democrats-climate-proposal-rift-progressives
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Moderate congressional Democrats worried about the infeasibility of passing the kind of sweeping climate legislation their progressive counterparts are proposing, such as the Green New Deal, are laying out their own policies.

The New Democrat Coalition released an 11-page outline of principles on Wednesday, along with a list of bills to back them up, advocating for incremental and “pro-market” steps to cut pollution.
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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1956 on: October 01, 2019, 06:03:11 AM »
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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1957 on: October 01, 2019, 07:04:11 AM »
Don't forget that one:

Democrats Joe Manchin, Doug Jones and Kyrsten Sinema voted to confirm Barr and one Republican, Rand Paul, voted against Barr.

Link >> https://www.politico.com/interactives/2019/william-barr-senate-confirmation-vote-count/
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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1958 on: October 01, 2019, 10:12:40 AM »
UkraineBidengate is the dumbest possible trigger for impeachment, because it puts (Corporate) Democrats in a bind and shows their hypocrisy. And of course, leftist hypocrisy is the number one thing for the right to cash in on.

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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1960 on: October 01, 2019, 11:08:04 AM »
UkraineBidengate is the dumbest possible trigger for impeachment, because it puts (Corporate) Democrats in a bind and shows their hypocrisy. And of course, leftist hypocrisy is the number one thing for the right to cash in on.

... which is a good thing! You can't point out corruption often enough. On all sides.

If this impeachment process exposes any corrupt Democratic politician, that's totally fine with me. I welcome it even because my fav candidate isn't corrupt. :)
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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1961 on: October 14, 2019, 03:26:22 PM »
It's almost impossible to beat Trump, if enough people keep protecting Corporate Democrats and glossing over their corruption (because of tribalism and TDS):



The Clintons, Podesta, Pelosi, Obama, Schumer, Feinstein, Biden, and the list goes on. Keep shielding these people, and Trump has it super-easy. Not because they are opposites (they're in the same club), but because it allows him to deflect any attacks on his corruption. He knows that when he does that, people will start to stutter and answer like Rob Dekker does, and then they lose. That's what happens when all you have, is a tribal bubble and a rickety ethical framework.
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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1962 on: October 14, 2019, 07:41:31 PM »
Something that I like to repeat is that the

EVIL DOERS

have never had issues to unite, build up a single front against the rest until they reached
their evil goals and they tend to split and fight for their part of the cake after they got
in control or got what they wanted, while

Those with GOOD Intentions usually split their forces in tiny nitpicking starting at the very
first stages of finding ways. They rarely can build a strong counter party against the evil
doers except shortly before overrun and eliminated entirely. Only once the good people are
force into combat mode themselves are they willing and ready to wipe the evil doers of
the landscape and once that point is reached they usually prevail because they combine
a higher resource of intelligence than the simple minded faschists and criminals of the world.

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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1963 on: October 15, 2019, 02:29:42 PM »
It's almost impossible to beat Trump, if enough people keep protecting Corporate Democrats and glossing over their corruption (because of tribalism and TDS):



The Clintons, Podesta, Pelosi, Obama, Schumer, Feinstein, Biden, and the list goes on. Keep shielding these people, and Trump has it super-easy. Not because they are opposites (they're in the same club), but because it allows him to deflect any attacks on his corruption. He knows that when he does that, people will start to stutter and answer like Rob Dekker does, and then they lose. That's what happens when all you have, is a tribal bubble and a rickety ethical framework.

have been avoiding the theater lately, interesting to see wanna-be silverback Joe fiddler becoming a submissive male to mr Orangeback.. adopting his speech and all

'everybody looked at this, and every's body looked at it said nothing is there'


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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1964 on: October 15, 2019, 09:45:19 PM »
America's Finest News Source: Hunter agonistes

" he conceded that he had made some significant mistakes, Hunter Biden admitted Tuesday it was poor judgment on his part"

"When you’re in that deep, sometimes you don’t see how bad things really are"

"I take full responsibility"

https://politics.theonion.com/hunter-biden-admits-it-was-poor-judgment-to-be-involved-1839064969

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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1965 on: November 15, 2019, 09:46:23 PM »
Screw the poor. What have they ever donated to my campaign ?

"trillions of dollars in cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and other social programs"

"five members of the Senate Democratic caucus: Whitehouse, Mark Warner (Va.), Tim Kaine (Va.), Chris Coons (Del.), and Angus King (I-Maine)"

" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Democrats must commit to so-called "pay-go" rules, which require all new spending to be offset with budget cuts or tax increases."

Remember those names.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/14/senate-democrats-join-gop-back-automatic-austerity-bill-would-gut-social-programs

Sanders came out against the senate measure.

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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1966 on: December 03, 2019, 10:21:12 PM »
Another Democratic committee, another bunch of corporate shills: gutting regulation to benefit oligarchy

"the 10-year CFTC reauthorization would preserve loopholes in derivatives regulation while leaving the agency under-resourced and vulnerable to industry lawsuits."

“The CFTC has become the Achilles’ heel of Dodd-Frank,”

"In the 2006 election cycle, the American Bankers Association and the four banks that dominate the swaps market — J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, and Goldman Sachs — contributed $218,000 to agriculture committee members. The same group of donors gave more than $370,000 to committee members from 2011-2012. Since 2017, they have given more than $515,000 to current members."

"the agency now oversees are many types of the credit default swaps that fueled demand for subprime loans, as well as the notorious interest-rate swaps that banks peddled to hundreds of local governments and school districts, who then paid billions just to exit the highly unfavorable contracts."

"When Dodd-Frank passed in 2010, the Wall Street reform included a provision requiring federally insured banks to stop engaging in some of the riskiest types of trades and move their swap desks into separate affiliates."

"[December 2014] bank lobbyists reportedly worked with Republicans to slip a provision into the year-end appropriations bill that radically weakened the swaps pushout rule."

"Thanks to the change, major banks including J.P. Morgan Chase, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America were able to retain $10.5 trillion worth of swaps"

"Among the committee’s majority members, 14 representatives are aligned with the New Democrat Coalition, a group that fundraises heavily from Wall Street  ...  Eleven members of the House Financial Services Committee are part of the centrist coalition, and have drawn fire from progressives for backing deregulation ... Several Democratic members also received sizable donations from executives at the hedge fund Bain Capital"

Read the whole thing:

https://theintercept.com/2019/12/03/wall-street-house-democrats-financial-regulations-cftc/

Brokksley Born's comments on CFTC and regulation from twenty years ago are prescient.

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