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Among the comments to a post in The Hill entitled Angry left to Obama: Stop caving on agenda appears this choice summary of the last two years:

We knew Obama was a push-over, but we didn't know it would this easy.

BY The Right on 11/16/2010 at 09:30

'nuff said. (Of course the full truth, that Obama's paid to be a pushover, will take a bit longer to penetrate.) Read more about Comment of the day

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In a firedoglake thread entitled Midterm Elections Open Thread, commenter jedimsnbcko19 explains the Clinton/Obama MO as well as anyone ever did:

The Clinton idea about attacking the base of democratic party, and not having to worry about bas results is pretty much over. Ask Blanche Lincoln

Obama has a huge problem 10% un-employment, and a 24 hour news cycle, that is not all under the control of the corporate media.

How many people like NAFTA? not many! Clinton gave us NAFTA

“The Clinton Plan to Stay in Power”

Graf of the day

(Actually it's from Sunday.) Jerome Armstrong, at the end of his MyDD post Obama the neo-con, sums up teh O Man as briefly as could be:

Obama is like a middle-late inning relief-specialist pitcher. He's brought out to gun down the lefty, then sent back to the pen.

'nuff said. Read more about Graf of the day

Change you dread, knowing it might kill you.

From Saturday's WAPO:

FDA rules won't require labeling of genetically modified salmon

By Lyndsey Layton
Saturday, September 18, 2010; 11:20 PM

As the Food and Drug Administration considers whether to approve genetically modified salmon, one thing seems certain: Shoppers staring at fillets in the seafood department will find it tough to pick out the conventional fish from the one created with genes from another species.

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Perhaps more surprising, conventional food makers say the FDA has made it difficult for them to boast that their products do not contain genetically modified ingredients.

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At $30,000 a plate dinner, Obama tells base: Ah, shaddup!!!!!

(Update) As ilustratated by riverdaughter:

As related at Salon:

Obama's view of liberal criticisms
By Glenn Greenwald

Logo of the Day

Final Shutdown

A few days ago, Tony Blair cancelled a signing of his new triumphalist book. The motive was to avoid a repeat performance of an unpleasant demo that occurred at another signing a few days earlier. British neocentrist site Harry's place lamented this turn of events in a thread entitled Blair cancels. A wide range of opinions both for and against Blair appeared on this thread, but mostly centering on the Iraq war and how nobodycouldanode the reasons given to fight it were lies, and even so, it was all worth it. Read more about Final Shutdown

Comment of the Day

Appearing in CommonDreams.org is a thread by David Michael Green entitled Our Long National Nightmare Isn't Over, It's Just Beginning, which assigns the upcoming electoral crash to Democratic cowardice and public stupidity. A much better take is served up in the comments:

Old Guy

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In a Volatility blog thread entitled Kleptodicy and the NYT’s New Public Editor, Jake Chase opines that other commenters' expectations regarding this momentous appointment, low as they are, are unlikely to be met, and suggests a suitable response: Read more about Comment of the Day

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In a DU thread entitled Calls For Alan Simpson's Resignation From Debt Commission After "310 Million Tits" Insult, user Poboy sums up our treatment by the President who set up the Commission and appointed Simpson to it:

Yep. We are being abused and beaten by the guy we elected. -nt

That really does say it all. Read more about Comment of the Day

Progressive Strategy of the Day

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In a DU thread entitled Word is out via The Hill. Kaine is better than Dean was. He stays win or not., user Tavalon reveals his plan to thwart the Corporate Dems this fall:

Yes, I think the most painful lesson many of us have already gotten

Enforcer State, Enforcer Taste

10,000 Maniacs - Candy Everybody Wants

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M9ncAkKSNM

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Opening narrative:

Living in Eden has its advantages
As a marginalized member of a spectator democracy
You choose your own dependencies
Lust, hate, blood, love
Don't think of it as manufactured consent
Think of it as the candy everybody wants

I went off TV stone cold about a week after my first viewing. Read more about Enforcer State, Enforcer Taste

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The Wobblies - still right after all these years. Read more about Cartoon of the Day

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In a thread entitled Goldman's Win (Felix Salmon), a DUer reminisces about her husband's gig there:

True story about Goldman-Sachs
Posted by LiberalEsto

My husband worked as a computer consultant Goldman-Sachs in Manhattan for 2 months back in 1990.

The first day, someone stole his new raincoat out of the office closet.

The second day, someone stole his umbrella.

The third day, someone stole MY umbrella, which he had borrowed.

It's a fucking den of thieves.

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After all, he's our favorite Republican! Read more about Cartoon of the Month

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