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Final Countdown: Keith Olbermann And MSNBC Announce They Are Parting Ways (VIDEO)

Final Countdown: Keith Olbermann And MSNBC Announce They Are Parting Ways (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 22, 2011 at 01:47:55 in Media

“I am shocked, dismayed, and saddened at Keith's departure from MSNBC. From what he said at the end of Friday's show, I gather it was getting more and more impossible for him to express his political views while kowtowing to the obstinate, dogmatic, and conservative simpletons who own the network. Keith is a shining example of how a concerned, civic-minded, intelligent person should view the actions, inactions, speeches and mindsets of politicians. Yes, he was opinionated, but at least his opinions were based on observations that had been fact-checked. I wish him well, and am hoping he comes back to TV soon in a show that will give him much freer rein. We the people need to be continually and truthfully informed of what our politicans and corporations are up to. Keith filled the role of educator-and-commentator well and was entertaining to boot.

If you're reading this, Keith, please know that I am very thankful for all the hard work you did on your show. Please return to the airwaves soon.”
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Tax Cuts and Trade: Is Obama Triangulating?

Commented Nov 13, 2010 at 20:03:56 in Politics

“Oops! The link above sends you to page 4.

Here's the link to page 1:

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/07/11/how_facts_backfire/?page=1
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Tax Cuts and Trade: Is Obama Triangulating?

Commented Nov 13, 2010 at 19:55:26 in Politics

“QUOTE: Global Trade Watch Research Director Todd Tucker has gone so far as to call compromising with the Republicans on pending trade deals a "political death wish" for a president who will soon be seeking reelection.

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I completely agree with Director Tucker. As I see more & more capitulation by Pres. Obama, my hopes for seeing him get reelected sink deeper & deeper.

It's highly likely that President Obama can't see the folly of his ways because he doesn't want to. Perhaps he isn't ready to change one of his very conspicuous beliefs ... that most people can be reasoned with and persuaded, even if it ultimately means they lose face.

Click the link below to read an interesting article on how most of us react to proven, credible facts when the facts don't mesh with our beliefs.


http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/07/11/how_facts_backfire/?page=4

Shaun Hensley on Nov 14, 2010 at 18:03:43

“Great article.

What we need out of a President is someone that is willing to chant "Race to the Bottom" as often as humanly possible.

It worked for Reagan when the chant was "Government's not the solution".”

Doug Watt on Nov 13, 2010 at 23:45:10

“Obama is a sharp guy, he is well aware of what he is doing. As we we seen, he does things over and over contrary to his stated policy. I think he does that because that is what he wants to do. I think he is well on his way to going all in with the Republicans, cutting Social Security, extending tax cuts for the rich, all of it.”

Jen Weller on Nov 13, 2010 at 20:03:56

“Oops! The link above sends you to page 4.

Here's the link to page 1:

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/07/11/how_facts_backfire/?page=1
The Limits of Internet Organizing

The Limits of Internet Organizing

Commented Oct 15, 2010 at 06:15:53 in Technology

“"Case in point, HR 3808 would have made it easier for banks to foreclose on loans. Word went out here on HP and other places BEFORE Obama could sign it. The response was immediate and powerful, the White House was flooded with demands to veto the bill."

I find it hard to believe that those e-mails, even if there were millions of them,
had any influence whatsoever in Obama's decision making process.

Read the blog below.

http://politics247.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/just-how-much-do-politicians-respect-their-constituents/