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‘Left, Right & Center’: Midterm Madness; Obama and the GOP

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Posted on Oct 30, 2010
Left, Right & Center
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Pre-election jitters abound on both sides of the aisle before Tuesday’s midterm vote. The distribution of power in Congress could well shift, but in these angry times can any party govern effectively? Plus: Is Obama too cool? Here’s what the “Left, Right & Center” mind trust has to say this week.  —KA

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By mdgr, November 2, 2010 at 11:19 pm Link to this comment

Well, America voted for Berlin tonight, but that’s not such a bad thing considering that the other choice was Vichy.  Let’s get used to it, noting that Obama still has veto power and will probably play-act at being more liberal now than he has for the previous two years.

Personally, I was glad for the results. Given the fact that it was a faux-election to begin with, it could not yet be called “do or die. The next election might be.

Something to consider on the morning after: This comes from Naomi Klein who cannot be called an airhead.
http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/naomi_klein_building_an_independent_left_20100914/

The “Shock Doctrine” author tells Laura Flanders, “We have to build that independent left. It has to be so strong and so radical and so militant and so powerful that it becomes irresistible.”

Now all we need to do is get Arianna Huffington, Jon Stewart and Robert Scheer to stop trying to manage (defect/supress) progressive rage.

We need to renown it, integrate it and cherish it.

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By John, November 2, 2010 at 2:27 pm Link to this comment
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Just sweet. The female commentator touts the global economy. You gotta love that Chinese slave labor.

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By lasmog, October 30, 2010 at 11:57 am Link to this comment

Robert Scheer must feel like he is beating his head against a wall.  He keeps explaining to his fellow commentators that Wall Street has robbed the country blind with the full cooperation of the Democratic and Republican parties.  They give Robert a collective shrug and return to talking about the Tea Party.

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