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Obama Launches Another Partisan Fusillade

Obama’s weekly address is about efforts to address the Supreme Court decision that weakened the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law.

Listen to the shrill sound of a man who went from purveyor of  “hope” to reciter of the most pedestrian partisan patter imaginable. From the video:

You would think that making these reforms would be a matter of common sense.  You’d think that reducing corporate and even foreign influence over our elections wouldn’t be a partisan issue.

But the Republican leaders in Congress said no.  In fact, they used their power to block the issue from even coming up for a vote.

This can only mean that the leaders of the other party want to keep the public in the dark.  They don’t want you to know which interests are paying for the ads.  The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.

Well, we cannot allow the corporate takeover of our democracy.

Here’s the actual video if you can stand it.

9 thoughts on “Obama Launches Another Partisan Fusillade”

  1. Educated voters know that every elected official in Washington has a UPC code stamped on their back indicating who owns them and how much it cost to buy them, including the President.
    That’s politics and it’s been that way since the age of television.

  2. Be careful what you wish for–you got a hell of a lot of moolah from corporate “persons.” Your little five-buckers are broke now and will be even more so by 2012–you may need the obese felines.

  3. Since you’re not paying attention here, I’m hijacking your space.
    Dear Ms Dowd,
    You are absolutely right, we have not “flushed’ the trauma of 9-11 from out systems yet. In fact, we have not forgotten the attack on Pearl Harbor yet.
    Obama is NOT a modern “atticus finch” and it is NOT apparent to America that our President is a Christian, Jew, Buddist or any other dang thing.
    He is an appeaser to the Muslim community and by association he, too, can answer the call to prayer with his ‘friends’.
    Mainstream Americans are sickened by Muslim sharia laws and find them to be contrary to the fairness and equality that our laws provide to all.
    We blame the Muslim community for 9-11, for the attempted bombings of our buildings and airplanes, for the deaths of our soldiers at Fort Hood.
    There’ll be no forgiveness, no peace until and unless we hear a sincere apology from the Muslim community and they offer to make restitution to the American people..

  4. This sort of reasoning is still convincing to some of his supporters. I can’t believe it when people whom I know still use the “inherited these problems” argument or blame the Republicans for blocking Obama’s policies.

    People who listen to MSM hear only this stuff, so they believe it becuase they hear nothing else.

    1. Annona – I’m going to start figuring out which of my problems I can decide were “inherited.” I’ll fell much better.
      srdem65 – don’t agree with you about blaming the whole Muslim community but I’m glad someone is helping fill in for me . . .

  5. This inherited stuff–this man was touted as some world-class intellect, no evidence provided. Shouldn’t someone this smart have known the economy was a mess, a big mess, an endemic mess? Summers thinks he is so smart–why didn’t he tell the president…you know, this may not be fixable, the whole structure is changing, America may be spiraling into a second or third-world country and you could end up riding it down. No—instead it’s oh, it’s “tough,” gains are “modest,” Bush’s fault, we are just doing what we can, gosh, when is that tee time again?

  6. The other problem with the continuation of the “inherited” argument is that it isn’t as if The One didn’t volunteer for and work for the job. People act as if he took the job with an unopened file folder on the desk in the Oval Office, and when he opened the folder — whaddya know? the country’s a mess!!!

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