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neo-cons didn't have anything to do with 9/11; they couldn't prevent it...that was a special event far beyond their job descriptions.
they got scared and did what they could but everyone knows that it was the American people that had to decide how to handle the real threat, not the people they sent to work in the government.
originally posted by: sheepslayer247
a reply to: guohua
You, also, are my friend and I show the utmost respect, but this is not about golf or ebola. This is all about an ideology in and of itself.
Which president took more days off or hit the links the most is irrelevant. What matters is that both sides, Dem and Rep, represent a much bigger agenda that transcends political party.
We are being corralled into a mindset, much like an NFL football fan, that we must cheer for a certain team, yet we are unwilling to step back and recognize that there is very little that differentiates the teams from one another.
If we really want to deny ignorance and step above the average moron mentality, let's recognize that and move beyond the propagandized rhetoric to find a solution.
Otherwise, we are just blowing smoke up each other's asses and belittling ourselves by parroting the same propaganda.
WASHINGTON — The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country” if the party did not do more to get black voters to the polls.
“African-American surge voters came out in force in 2008 and 2012, but they are not well positioned to do so again in 2014,” Cornell Belcher, the pollster, wrote in the memo, dated Oct. 1. “In fact, over half aren’t even sure when the midterm elections are taking place.”
Mr. Belcher’s assessment points to an urgent imperative for Democrats: To keep Republicans from taking control of the Senate, as many are predicting, they need black voters in at least four key states. Yet the one politician guaranteed to generate enthusiasm among African Americans is the same man many Democratic candidates want to avoid: Mr. Obama.
Now, Democrats are deploying other prominent black elected officials and other surrogates, buttressed by sophisticated voter targeting efforts, to stoke black turnout. At the White House, the president is waging an under-the-radar campaign, recording video advertisements, radio interviews and telephone calls specifically targeting his loyal African-American base.
“Anybody who looks at the data realizes that if the black vote, and the brown vote, doesn’t turn out, we can’t win. It’s just that simple,” said Representative Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, referring to African-American and Latino voters. “If we don’t turn out, we cannot hold the Senate.”
African-Americans could help swing elections in Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and possibly Arkansas, a New York Times analysis of voter data shows, but only if they turn out at higher-than-forecast rates. They will also be important in Kentucky, where Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic Senate candidate, refuses to say if she voted for President Obama — a stance that black leaders including Ms. Fudge fear will depress turnout.
Do you really believe in "the left" and "the right" as anything beyond political theatre?
Klain, a Democratic operative who also served as chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore, had a hand in pushing for President Obama’s visit to a Solyndra factory in California during the 2010 midterms. ”Sounds like there are some risk factors here — but that’s true of any innovative company that POTUS would visit,” Klain wrote in an email the day before. “It looks like it is OK to me, but if you feel otherwise, let me know.”
As Biden's chief of staff, Klain had a key role in implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and signed off on one of its most controversial projects: a $535 million loan guarantee to solar panel maker Solyndra.