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Liberals May Be Looking for a Take-Back (from Øbama)
Washington comPost ^ | 6/4/2009 | Dana Milbank

Posted on 06/04/2009 1:42:42 AM PDT by markomalley

President Obama is just killing the progressive movement.

For the past few years, liberal activists have gathered in Washington each spring for the Take Back America conference, where speaker after speaker -- Obama sometimes among them -- would give rollicking denunciations of the Bush administration before packed rooms of partisans.

But now that Obama has actually taken back America, the activists at this year's gathering feel a bit like the dog that finally caught up with the car. Organizers changed the name from Take Back America to America's Future Now, but that didn't prevent a sharp decline in participation.

At sparsely attended sessions this week at the Omni Shoreham, the progressive leaders debated whether they should shift their efforts to defending Obama, or fighting him when he strays from liberal doctrine. "It was easy taking back America," Robert Borosage, the conference organizer, told about 250 of the faithful at yesterday's closing luncheon. "Now we have to remake it. . . . That's the hard work."

Apparently so. Speakers at the closing session exhorted the liberals to take back America -- from Obama. "The president of the most powerful country in the world is doing all right, but there are a lot of people in this country who are not doing all right," writer Naomi Klein told the crowd. "Obama is making us stupid," she added. "Love can make you stupid."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; lefties; liberalvote; moonbats; obamaregime; schadenfreude
Scary that these folks are now finding that Ø is too far to the right for them!
1 posted on 06/04/2009 1:42:42 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I’m amazed this came from the Washington Compost.


2 posted on 06/04/2009 1:46:59 AM PDT by rdl6989
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To: markomalley

Right after the election the lefty Boston Phoenix launched the “Take Back Barack” blog. Featuring a picture of an Obama doll being held in the clutches of a white hand
(racist message? White power...?)

” It’s time to reclaim the man we put in the White House “
http://thephoenix.com/Boston/News/73929-Take-Back-Barack/

>>Progressives have a variety of objections, largely relating to flip-flops (warrantless wiretapping), climbdowns (withdrawal from Iraq and taxing the ultra-rich), and betrayals (keeping Bushies like Robert Gates and Michael Hayden anywhere near the halls of power). Many also object to a return of Clintonites, who while certainly Democrats, were hardly progressives in many areas.


3 posted on 06/04/2009 1:48:44 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: markomalley
Obama is making us stupid

No, honey. He's taking advantage of the fact that you're already stupid.
4 posted on 06/04/2009 1:54:41 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (0bama - A waste is a terrible thing to mind)
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To: ComputerGuy
"already stupid"

What you said. A room full of jerks trying to find meaning for their worthless lives.

5 posted on 06/04/2009 2:50:03 AM PDT by driftless2 (four)
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To: markomalley

I bet the Omni Shoreham was missing a whole lot of towels after this pack of trash got done.


6 posted on 06/04/2009 3:04:18 AM PDT by RushLake (Democrats & Maobama have never met a terrorist they didn't like.)
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To: markomalley
the conference organizer, told about 250 of the faithful at yesterday's closing luncheon. "Now we have to remake it. . . . That's the hard work."

Their "faith" is not in God, but themselves and those who are imposing tyranny (and doing that quite efficiently).

"hard work?" Hardly.

They never wanted to do any real "work" at all. They stand for complaining, victimization, special rights, group rights, communism, fascism, atheism, and hatred of the Almighty.

The only reason the Compost wrote this is to lament how much fun it was going after the Bush Administration and those who were actually doing something positive for America.

7 posted on 06/04/2009 3:11:31 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: markomalley

“Love Can Make You Stupid”


8 posted on 06/04/2009 3:20:50 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: markomalley

“Obama is making us stupid!”

I see a T-shirt in your future. Wear it proudly.


9 posted on 06/04/2009 3:21:11 AM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: rdl6989

Washington Compost? oh, yes- the dung heap of yellow journalism


10 posted on 06/04/2009 3:42:20 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Mac Conchradha - "Skeagh mac en chroe"- Skaghvicencrowe)
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To: markomalley
Naomi Klein told the crowd. "Obama is making us stupid," she added. "Love Liberalism can make you stupid."

Naomi's statement corrected. I would also suggest that Zero's voters were stupid before his anointment. He had nothing to do with making them that way.

11 posted on 06/04/2009 4:12:30 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (I long for the days when advertisers didn't constantly ask about the health of my genital organs.)
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To: ComputerGuy
No, honey. He's taking advantage of the fact that you're already stupid.

Ding, ding, ding! Jackpot!

12 posted on 06/04/2009 4:38:58 AM PDT by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: raccoonradio
Featuring a picture of an Obama doll being held in the clutches of a white hand (racist message? White power...?)

_____________________________________________

You tripped over a truth....

Obama (and sotomayor) are the high-water mark (so far) in the rebellion against the authority of straight, Christian white men over thirty-five.

Millions of black, spanish, gay, young, new Americans who have watched as the Bushes, Rumsfelds, Cheneys, Nixons, Ikes, Roosevelts, Lincolns, Washingtons, Jeffersons Wall Street demons, British Empire builders, John Wayne...have shaped and controlled their world (and therefore their lives and futures. Now it is 'their turn'.

The Christian-white-male hating media has endorsed and pushed this resentment from the elevation of Oprah and Tyra to the level of arbitors of societal mores to the proliferation of "dopey white dads" on TV shows and commercials to Law & Order where every killier or sex freak in NYC is a middle-aged white Christian man.

Now the resentment that borders on hatred has won the most important victory...they cleaned house. They are damned giddy over their victory.

But some of them are slowly coming to the realization that this victory, this "change" may prove phyrric. They may actually come to realize, however painfully, that the reason the structure at the top was populated with Christian white men is because it is they who poured the foundation and it is they who have built the castle on that foundation. It wasn't as easy as it looks to those who have never tried it.

14 posted on 06/04/2009 5:03:02 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: wtc911
Very good post.

This is a classic example of why liberals in general (and progressives, in particular) cannot govern. Their philosophy (and the tactics which derive from them) presume a struggle against power. Against "The Man". When they BECOME The Man, they cannot struggle against themselves, so they must find other powers against which to struggle - Wall St., Big Tobacco, Big Pharmaceutical, Rush Limbaugh, etc.

15 posted on 06/04/2009 5:09:13 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 ("What's in YOUR wallet? MY MONEY!")
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To: driftless2

God gives us a desire to be significant - in our relationship with Him.

The Fall, and Satan, have corrupted that desire such that these captive, lost souls seek their significance in their groupthink, in their “social activism”, and in their “hipness” (which is nothing more than being as worldly as possible).


16 posted on 06/04/2009 5:11:47 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Hardastarboard

Which came first?

The Liberalism
or
the stupidity?


17 posted on 06/04/2009 5:12:22 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: TexasNative2000

It’s also an example that can lead to a dangerous consequence.

When collectivists get power, they discover that their collectivism simply doesn’t work,

so, in order to maintain power, they find a group to blame for the failure, leading to genocide, usually.


18 posted on 06/04/2009 5:13:32 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: TexasNative2000

Not only do they not know how to govern but become targets of their own people who thrive on tearing down, criticizing, wanting more, actually wanted to deconstruct any power that exists becasue they think only they can run things.

Plus once they are in power, the think the trough is open and start to do dumb things like putting cash in freezers, taking million dollar dates, enjoying celebrity.

Not a good end for all this.


19 posted on 06/04/2009 5:13:58 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: wtc911
Millions of black, spanish, gay, young, new Americans who have watched as the Bushes, Rumsfelds, Cheneys, Nixons, Ikes, Roosevelts, Lincolns, Washingtons, Jeffersons, Wall Street demons, British Empire builders, John Wayne...have shaped and controlled their world (and therefore their lives and futures. Now it is 'their turn'.

In other words, the adults.

20 posted on 06/04/2009 5:26:08 AM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: markomalley
"Now we have to remake it.

In order to do that, Oboma has to destroy the country we have first. He's done plenty of damage already, but not enough. Maybe that's why he's hugging and kissing the Muslims. He needs a 9/11 type favor.

21 posted on 06/04/2009 5:28:49 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: arbooz
"The president of the most powerful country in the world is doing all right, but there are a lot of people in this country who are not doing all right,"

Why don't they just get a job like normal people?

SHARE THE WORK (and the wealth will share itself).

22 posted on 06/04/2009 5:32:58 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

Stated well here:

2 Thes 3:6-15
A Warning Against Idleness
6In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching[a] you received from us. 7For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, 8nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. 9We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to make ourselves a model for you to follow.

10For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”
11We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies. 12Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat. 13And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.

14If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of him. Do not associate with him, in order that he may feel ashamed. 15Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.


23 posted on 06/04/2009 5:35:41 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: markomalley

“0bama is making us stupid”


24 posted on 06/04/2009 5:39:12 AM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: MrB
captive, lost souls seek their significance in their groupthink, in their “social activism”, and in their “hipness”

A tribal mentality. They never got past the first stage of Maslowes Hierarchy.

They find their safety and security in their numbers. They can cuddle among the others and remain individually invisible, and therefore safer. Together, as a tribe, they can rape and plunder for their physical needs. They aren't learned enough to move beyond that.

In order for them to survive, they need another persons teat to suckle.

25 posted on 06/04/2009 5:45:14 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: MrB
We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies. 12Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat.

Which is why the left hates God. As a matter of fact, political correctness is the opposite of the 10 Commandments. They're what the Bible refers to as "doctrines of demons."

Remove God from the public square, and his opposite moves in to fill the void.

26 posted on 06/04/2009 5:50:21 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

Maslowe’s Hierarchy is based on worldly/satanic lies about human nature - that if put in the right environment, everyone will act “good”.

Think about it - the very pinnacle of that triangle is “self-actualization”, ie, doing whatever you want.

The “church” of Satan has but one law:
“Do what thou will shall be the whole of the law”


27 posted on 06/04/2009 5:51:25 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: markomalley

“Scary that these folks are now finding that Ø is too far to the right for them!”
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I wonder if green persimmons would be too sweet for them.


28 posted on 06/04/2009 6:00:32 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Change has come to America and all hope is gone.)
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To: MrB
Maslowe’s Hierarchy is based on worldly/satanic lies about human nature

It's based on the stages people go through to reach adulthood, eventually ending where up materialism is no longer that important.

Maybe you haven't much experience with natural human development. Babies aren't born adults, no matter how you want to look at it. They have to learn to become altruistic adults.
Actualization is the opposite of "Doing anything you want." ( That's found way down in n stages 2 & 3. ) Actualization is the growing out of those stages.

29 posted on 06/04/2009 6:02:30 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: MrB

Which came first?

The Liberalism
or
the stupidity?
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Stupidity is inherited but liberalism has to be taught to those stupid enough to understand it.


30 posted on 06/04/2009 6:02:45 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Change has come to America and all hope is gone.)
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To: concerned about politics

It’s still based on a humanistic premise, not God’s truth. As you posted elsewhere, the two are in opposition. One is from the “spirit of error” and the other from the Spirit of Truth (1 John 4).

Collossians 2:8
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.


31 posted on 06/04/2009 6:05:59 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB
It’s still based on a humanistic premise, not God’s truth

So we disagree on this one. No big deal.

32 posted on 06/04/2009 6:20:07 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: MrB
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.

This is liberalism, i.e., political correctness. These are the "Doctrines of Demons" being preached in the apostate churches. Political correctness "tickles the ears" of the ungodly, and enslaves the righteous.

This has nothing to do with infants needing food, shelter, and mothering. It has nothing to do with a child learning how to walk and talk.

33 posted on 06/04/2009 6:30:20 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
President Obama is just killing the progressive movement. For the past few years, liberal activists have gathered in Washington each spring for the Take Back America conference, where speaker after speaker -- Obama sometimes among them -- would give rollicking denunciations of the Bush administration before packed rooms of partisans... now that Obama has actually taken back America... Organizers changed the name from Take Back America to America's Future Now, but that didn't prevent a sharp decline in participation... the progressive leaders debated whether they should shift their efforts to defending Obama, or fighting him when he strays from liberal doctrine... Speakers at the closing session exhorted the liberals to take back America -- from Obama. "The president of the most powerful country in the world is doing all right, but there are a lot of people in this country who are not doing all right," writer Naomi Klein told the crowd. "Obama is making us stupid," she added. "Love can make you stupid."
Image and video hosting by TinyPic "Stupid broad. I'm not 'progressive', I'm not 'socialist', I'm not 'antiwar' -- I'm a militant Black Muslim who hates America, hates the Jews, hates the Constitution..."

34 posted on 06/04/2009 9:42:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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