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On 12/2/2020 at 11:56 AM, James DiEugenio said:

Meanwhile, circus sideshow  provides cover for what Biden is doing.  IMO, if his appointments mean anything, Biden's presidency is going to be pretty much Obama Part 2.  The only way its not, is if he goes around these people, like JFK did, but I have not seen that tendency in Biden.  Much of what he is doing seems to me to be sticking it to Bernie.  Matt T agrees.  And he notes that Clintonism was just a disaster for the Democrats.

I cannot link to it but its at sub stack. Here is the opening:

"The Democratic Party is not known for its sense of humor, but news that Joe Biden will appoint longtime Center for American Progress chief Neera Tanden to his government qualifies as a rare, well-earned laugh line.

Tanden is famous for two things: having a puddle of DNC talking points in place of a cerebrum, and despising Bernie Sanders. She was #Resistance’s most visible anti-Sanders foil, spending awe-inspiring amounts of time on Twitter bludgeoning Sanders and his supporters as a deviant mob of Russian tools and covert “horseshoe theory” Trump-lovers. She has, to put it gently, an ardent social media following. Every prominent media figure with even a vague connection to Sanders learned in recent years to expect mud-drenched pushback from waves of “Neera trolls” after any public comment crossing DNC narratives. No name in blue politics is more associated with seething opposition to Sanders than Tanden.

Biden is making this person Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Sanders is the ranking member (and, perhaps, future chair) of the Senate Budget Committee. Every time Bernie even thinks about doing Committee business, he’ll be looking up at Neera Tanden. For a party whose normal idea of humor is ten thousand consecutive jokes about Trump being gay with Putin, that’s quite a creative “xxxx you.”

 

I expected nothing less from Biden. The Tanden nomination is an abomination. Still....

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1 hour ago, Andrew Prutsok said:

I expected nothing less from Biden. The Tanden nomination is an abomination. Still....

If the Biden Administration is the Obama of ‘14-‘15-‘16 I’ll be okay.

The Iran nuke deal.

The negotiated removal of 93% of Syrian chemical weapon capacity.

The opening with Cuba.

The Paris Climate Accords.

Expanded Medicaid.

Net neutrality.

Gay marriage support.

Handled Ebola. 

Brought the unemployment rate and the Federal budget deficit down significantly.

The US killed about 90 civilians a month with Mid-East drone strikes, but at least Obama made an effort to keep the slaughter down.  Trump whacks 4 times that number a month. 

In 2012 I was fed up with Obama, voted Green Party.  But those last 3 years of Obama weren’t bad, drone strikes aside.

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I  think Cliff has listed most of Obama's highlights, many of which he had the personal discretion to do as President without Congress.. But you shouldn't be surprised since this last election was a repudiation of the left, no matter how contradictory that really is to how people poll. Some people have been so intent on just removing Trump, they haven't realized it yet. To implement any of the things that a lot of us would want, Biden would just fall on his face. The only prayer he has lies in Georgia.

Pelosi also blew it. As I said earlier , she should have taken the stimulus deal to help people in the short term. She incorrectly thought the Blue Wave would carry her forward. But the truth is, if that did happen, she could have done a stimulus 6 weeks ago and in February. Now she blew it, and doesn't look that sincere about it, because she passed it up. But of course the whole thing got down to Mitch Mac Connell . He had the power to stop everything, but at least the Democrats would have put the ball in his court and he would have to bare the blame. It looks from what he's saying now that Mc Connell would have played ball.

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1 hour ago, Cliff Varnell said:

Why can’t anyone on the Anti-anti-Trump Left give Obama credit for anything?

Good question.

I think it has to do with Fox News, Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh, and the pervasive disparagement (and misrepresentation) of Barack Obama by the Koch-bought GOP and the right wing media after 2008.

Case in point, after the Ferguson riots, I recall having a conversation with my father-in-law-- a moderate, reasonable conservative who, unfortunately, started watching Fox News during the Bush-Cheney years.

I was astonished when my father-in-law said, "Obama has been so divisive."

When I asked him what he had observed, he mentioned the Ferguson riots.  He thought Obama had condemned the police while condoning the looters!

I explained to him that Fox News had deliberately edited Obama's Ferguson speech to the nation, deleting Obama's comments condemning the looting and violence.

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Chekered flag 

military exchange operation

Heroin  (the gif part of the link is bad)

 

Some of the military just finished a heroin shipment?

 

Anybody else got a guess?

Seriously, you probably should find a different venue to post this type of stuff. If you are trying to send a message or whatever, you may benefit by creating your own forum for cryptography.

 

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1 hour ago, Kathy Beckett said:

Chekered flag 

military exchange operation

Heroin  (the gif part of the link is bad)

 

Some of the military just finished a heroin shipment?

 

Anybody else got a guess?

Seriously, you probably should find a different venue to post this type of stuff. If you are trying to send a message or whatever, you may benefit by creating your own forum for cryptography.

 

As a cryptic analysis expert I'd venture a guess he's been dippin in to the heroin.

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More from psychologist Mary Trump on her "deeply damaged" uncle.

“President Donald Trump's estranged niece, Mary, says her uncle hasn't conceded the 2020 presidential election because he truly believes he won.

"’He's the only person I've ever met who can gaslight himself,’ Mary Trump told Vice News last week, ‘I don't think he's ever accepted the truth of the loss. I don't think he's psychologically or emotionally capable of that.’….

“One of the core themes of (her) book is that the president's father, Fred Trump Sr., trained his son never to show weakness.

“Accepting defeat, she said, would be a sign of weakness…. ‘Donald is a deeply damaged person.... Probably the most central part of Donald's psychopathology is the need to deny any reality that paints him as a loser or as somebody who is weak.’”

Mary Trump said that she thinks her uncle genuinely believes he won the election and that he's the only person she knows 'who can gaslight himself'

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It's All The Post Office's Fault!

"Whistleblowers reveal that the USPS is responsible for tampering with hundreds of thousands of ballots. @OANN This long time Democrat stronghold got rid of massive numbers, especially in swing states, during and before delivery of the ballots. Well documented evidence!"

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2020

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