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Podesta: American political system 'sucks'
cnn ^ | 2/15/10 | Peter Hamby

Posted on 02/15/2010 1:29:21 PM PST by Nachum

Washington (CNN) - John Podesta, president of the Center for American Progress, can describe the state of Washington politics with a single word. And it's not a nice one.

Asked in an interview with the Financial Times to comment on "the health of American political system," Podesta responded: "Sucks."

Podesta made the remark with a chuckle, but the man who chaired President Obama's transition team expressed deep concern about the White House's ability to pass big ticket items in the current political climate.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: american; podesta; political; system

1 posted on 02/15/2010 1:29:21 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 02/15/2010 1:29:44 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

They want a dictator


3 posted on 02/15/2010 1:30:44 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: Nachum

I guess he prefers a Bolshevik style system...


4 posted on 02/15/2010 1:30:49 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Nachum

I have been saying this same thing for a while now.


5 posted on 02/15/2010 1:31:58 PM PST by Old Texan (Nobama, cound't get a job as a shift leader at Church's Fried Chicken.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
One party Politbuero?
6 posted on 02/15/2010 1:32:06 PM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: Nachum

He should know. He’s been there for the suckiest part yet.

Sounds like he’d love Stalin, though.

And I’d like to see him go to where Stalin is right now.


7 posted on 02/15/2010 1:32:12 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Nachum

You had sixty seats in the Senate, 41 seat majority in the House and an executive loaded with true believing lefties, John.

Maybe your party sucks.


8 posted on 02/15/2010 1:32:54 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Nachum
What a sorry sack-'o-blank.

A liberal complains about politics being obstructionistic when liberals control the executive and both legislative houses.

Weren't your people the ones that were supposed to bring things together, John?

Actually, I don't trust either party. The best I can hope for is division of power and gridlock.

9 posted on 02/15/2010 1:33:32 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: Senator Goldwater

Bingo


10 posted on 02/15/2010 1:34:06 PM PST by conservativemusician (2nd amendment means what it says)
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To: Nachum

Pity that Constitution thingy gets in your way.


11 posted on 02/15/2010 1:35:59 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Nachum
Awe to bad dummy!
12 posted on 02/15/2010 1:36:12 PM PST by red tie
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To: Nachum

Go screw yourself, Podesta. Worthless leaches like you are how the system got in place and why it thrives.


13 posted on 02/15/2010 1:36:59 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Nachum

It’s just amazing how 50% of the American people can support people that say things like this. Are promises of free stuff so important to them that they’re willing to sell their freedom for it?


14 posted on 02/15/2010 1:37:57 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Imagine a day when the politicians have to hold a bake sale to pay for votes!)
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To: Nachum
It sucks to be Obama.

But our system just saved us from the enormously well-funded inside-assault of the Islamo-Marxist and his coup-meisters!!!

Many generations of planning, billions of dollars of purchased influence, ill-gotten degrees from Columbia and Harvard Law, the hypnosis of half the American voters and all the media except for Fox...

...all for naught!

BOO-frikken-HOO!;-)

15 posted on 02/15/2010 1:39:40 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Luke 12:34 -- For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: Nachum

” Podesta responded: “Sucks.””
I disagree. I think that it did suck, but is getting better by the day.


16 posted on 02/15/2010 1:40:48 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Nachum
Our political system is great, thank you.

It's the liberal, leftist, progressive, socialist, commie bastards controlling and abusing the system that suck.

Take another look at this dried-up old marxist's lips, and tell me who sucks the most.

Leni

17 posted on 02/15/2010 1:41:09 PM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: Bryanw92

yup, and sell yours for you too whether you like it or not.


18 posted on 02/15/2010 1:42:13 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Nachum
Podestra, If you don't like then leave!
19 posted on 02/15/2010 1:42:52 PM PST by orinoco
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To: Nachum

This Putz claims like all the Other Communists running the Democrat Party now that Obama didnt Communicate with the People especially Independents. Hey Putz that was the Whole Strategy!!!!! They did not want to repeat Hillaries debacle when the details of her Mess was Let out,the strategy was to Ram this Through before Anyone could look at the details ,Remember they wanted to vote on this Before Congress adjourned in AUGUST! The Members then went home to the Firestorm of the Town Halls where the American People read them the Riot act with DETAILS that were in the Bill ,How did they find out Details,I thought Obumbo was not Communicating,actually that was the time they put a leash on Obumbo because he was OVEREXPOSED,Not cowering in the White House! These Scum are a Pack of Lying weasels, Hey Podesta,take Ickes and the rest of your Scum Buckets and go Back to Moscow


20 posted on 02/15/2010 1:42:52 PM PST by ballplayer
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To: Nachum

“They are the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.”


21 posted on 02/15/2010 1:42:57 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

Yep. The more democrats are around, the suckier it gets.


22 posted on 02/15/2010 1:42:58 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: Nachum

Since our “political system” was established by the Constitution, I guess I know what Mr. Podesta is really unhappy with.


23 posted on 02/15/2010 1:43:01 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Nachum
Podesta made the remark with a chuckle, but the man who chaired President Obama's transition team expressed deep concern about the White House's ability to pass big ticket items in the current political climate.

Sounds to me like the political system is just fine and the current occupants of the White House suck...

24 posted on 02/15/2010 1:43:20 PM PST by Onelifetogive (Flame away...)
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To: Nachum
Podesta will soon recognize that Obama has only one chance left...

He needs to locate the Roswell crash files, blow the lid off the cover-up, and make contact with the aliens.

He must become Earth's envoy to the Universe ASAP!

Hurry, Barky...hurry. While there's still time!;-)

25 posted on 02/15/2010 1:46:46 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Luke 12:34 -- For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: Nachum
"I think the president . . . is not dealing with the party of Lincoln, he is dealing with the party of Palin and the party of McConnell and the party of Boehner . . .

(Obama) focused too much on the inside game of Congress during the health care debate, instead of communicating their broader goals to the electorate, particularly to independent voters.

Hussein was all over state run media all the time and they were all over him. I love circular democrat firing squads.

26 posted on 02/15/2010 1:47:41 PM PST by Jacquerie (It is only in the context of Natural Law that our Declaration & Constitution form a coherent whole.)
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To: Nachum
...expressed deep concern about the White House's ability to pass big ticket items in the current political climate... He blamed much of the gridlock on Republicans and a newly "strengthened" conservative movement.

First, in this economic climate, what makes him think "big ticket items" are a good idea? In fact, in light of the deficit, so-called "big ticket" items probably ought to be out of consideration entirely. Unless of course, by "big ticket" they mean big, grandiose desires of the socialists.

Second, the gridlock claim is a lie. One party (and hint, it isn't the GOP) is in the WH, has a majority in the House, and a majority in the Senate. If there is any blame for failures to move legislation it can deservedly be placed on the incompetent shoulders of the Democrats. Then again, given their big-government, socialist, anti-American agenda, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Third, think for a minute about what he said. A newly strengthened conservative movement. Now, why do you think there has been a surge in support for conservatism? I believe it is due to their own actions. Americans, you, me, and if not everyone at least a majority of Americans, look at the obama agenda in action and recoil. This is not America. This is not life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This is big, no, massive government, socialism, and fascist-like control of our very lives. The Democratic socialists have no-one to blame for the conservative resurgence but themselves and their un-American ideals and agenda.

"I think the president is trying to re-engage with Republicans, but quite frankly he is not dealing with the party of Lincoln, he is dealing with the party of Palin and the party of McConnell and the party of Boehner,"

We've had more than a year of seeing obama break promise after promise. We've had more than a year (and more than enough of) seeing obama say one thing that sounds good, then do something quite different that is not good at all. No-one but the lapdog lamestream media and the deluded obama kool-aide drinkers really believe obama is trying to re-engage with Republicans. I do believe he is trying to force his socialist ideals upon us. He is trying to put pressure on the Republicans to force through as much of his agenda as he can.

"They have a political strategy, really, which is that fierce opposition, trying to say no to everything will endure to their political benefit, and so far it looks like that is working for them, so I don't see them changing all that much."

Here again, think about what is being said. I think he is probably right. The Republican's strategy is to fiercely oppose obama's socialist agenda. He is also confirming that it is working to the benefit of the Republicans. Now, why do you think that is? If the Republicans are gaining political benefit from this strategy it must be because the people support it. The people support it. You know, those people that our elected officials are supposed to be representing. However, the elitist socialists (ie. Democrats) still seem to believe they know best for the rest of us. Their frustration as they are proven wrong is very rewarding.

Funny how when the GOP held the WH, they thought the President had too much power. Now they want their boy to have even more. Nice double standard they have going there.

27 posted on 02/15/2010 2:04:59 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: Nachum

that whole crowd thinks that the Constitution sucks. Podesta is just honest enough to say so.


28 posted on 02/15/2010 2:14:41 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum

This dumb sonuvabitch should have attended a few town hall meetings this past summer to find out why the “big ticket items” can’t get passed. The system doesn’t suck...the freedom-taking leftist agenda does.


29 posted on 02/15/2010 2:20:50 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: Nachum

Then go to Cuba where they have everything you want.


30 posted on 02/15/2010 2:32:47 PM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: Nachum
Translation: We are not getting what we want.
31 posted on 02/15/2010 2:50:21 PM PST by depressed in 06 (Tea parties today, Lexington tomorrow.)
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To: Nachum

Awwwww. You guys control everything and still can’t get along with each other (other DEMS) and get stuff through.

Awww, sucky day. Take some Ritalin.


32 posted on 02/15/2010 3:27:40 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Bryanw92

It’s just amazing how 50% of the American people can support people that say things like this. Are promises of free stuff so important to them that they’re willing to sell their freedom for it?
* * *

It is baffling that there are so many of THEM, but this is what the schools and MSM have produced.

As to the second part, yes, they are willing to give up some freedoms, and that moral weakness also predisposes them to joining a personality cult and embracing the ideology.


33 posted on 02/15/2010 3:33:00 PM PST by Canedawg (FUBO! Just FUBO.)
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To: Nachum

You made it that way, John, and now WE have to clean up your mess!


34 posted on 02/15/2010 4:52:02 PM PST by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: ThunderSleeps

“Obama Advisor John Podesta Rips Glenn Beck as “Van’s chief tormentor’”
Sunday, September 6, 2009 | Kristinn

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2333643/posts


35 posted on 02/15/2010 4:54:52 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Nachum

Podesta: “The American political system sucks. So let’s put it in charge of running the health care system.”


36 posted on 02/15/2010 5:46:02 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Nachum

Podesta is part of the reason it sucks.


37 posted on 02/16/2010 2:20:36 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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