Thu
Aug 18 2011
08:40 am

...his people are doing a really, really good job of it.

The latest, and this is no kerfuffle, comes from OFA New Mexico State Director, hippie-punching Paul Krugman and the far left that has been critical of this administration.

Paul Krugman is a political rookie. At least he is when compared to President Obama. That's why he unleashed a screed as soon as word came about the debt ceiling compromise between President Obama and Congressional leaders - to, you know, avert an economic 9/11. Joining the ideologue spheres' pure, fanatic, indomitable hysteria, Krugman declares the deal a disaster - both political and economic - of course providing no evidence for the latter, which I find curious for this Nobel winning economist. He rides the coattails of the simplistic argument that spending cuts - any spending cuts - are bad for a fragile economy, ignoring wholeheartedly his own revious cheerleading for cutting, say, defense spending. But that was back in the day - all the way back in April of this year. [...]

No, the loudest screeching noise you hear coming from Krugman and the ideologue Left is, of course, Medicare. Oh, no, the President is agreeing to a Medicare trigger!!! Oh noes!!! Everybody freak out right now! But let's look at the deal again, shall we? [...]

Now let's get to the fun part: the triggers. The more than half-a-trillion in defense and security spending cut "trigger" for the Republicans will hardly earn a mention on the Firebagger Lefty blogosphere. Hell, it's a trigger supposedly for the Republicans, and of course, there's always It'sNotEnough-ism to cover it.

Every single time that Obama caved on important legislation, he and/or his operatives blamed his base (f'ing retards, "professional left", lefties need drug testing, ad nauseum) instead of actually blaming the goppers that held this nation hostage to get what they wanted. But, there is a good chance that this lefty-bashing is likely the campaign strategy.

And if it is the campaign strategy, it is failing miserably.

Not only is Obama NOT attracting Independent voters, he's losing his base at a pretty rapid rate.

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Virgil Proudfoot's picture

It isn't just the lefty "base"

When O's minions go after the "lefties," it's on issues that happen to be supported not just by the "left" but by the majority of Americans, things like expanding Medicare rather than shrinking it, raising the upper income limit on the Social Security tax, etc.

"The Left" has become O's scapegoat to help him sell a right-wing agenda to the public. Only after we've lost these valuable middle-class supports will people wake up and start to figure out what happened.

Remember pensions from employers?

CE Petro's picture

Pensions from employers?

What is that?
/s

Virgil Proudfoot's picture

Exactly!

It turns out that the difference between employers' "defined benefit" plans vs. "defined contribution" plans equals You Don't Get No Freakin' Pension. An entire generation is now beginning to figure this out as they try to retire. But the whole deal was handled so well in the mainstream media that only the "crazy lefties" seemed to notice.

I'm afraid that Social Security and Medicare are going to disappear the same way. Republicans and Democrats-in-Name-Only like Prez Barry are going to sell "preserving" these programs when they really intend to privatize and dismantle them. Step one will probably be means-testing Medicare, which Barry is already promoting, transforming it from a universal benefit into a "welfare program" which can then be demonized and taken apart piece-by-piece.

R. Neal's picture

401Ks are just another way to

401Ks are just another way to legally steal hard-earned wages back from working people, sort of like employer provided health insurance.

CE Petro's picture

I soooo need to find a new

I soooo need to find a new country that will take me and my birds without an extended quarantine.

Virgil, I do remember quite well when pensions were "changed over" to the scam of 401K's. I wasn't long into the workplace when that all really blew up. Then we moved down here, and I stayed home with the kids for years.

As far as a whole generation just figuring that out, well, guess what, I'm living it -- the other half was always self-employed and always wanted to live day to day (and nothing I did changed that). Boy, that really bad strategy has started to sink into his brain the past 6 months. And it's too late, way too late. So, like it or not, I'll be working until the day I die.

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