Obama, the establishment pleaser

Brushworks Spectacular Finishes(5)December 23, 2012

Of course this is no surprise to most of us who have been observing The Pleaser over the past four years. I've mentioned his bad intentions in the past, and I'm sad to announce, I was right about this man.

"The man has no principles." Noam Chomsky.

The Republicans have put themselves in a holy mess with this Plan B debacle. They now have less than zero leverage. They are a national laughingstock. A majority of the country now thinks they are "too extreme." They just got walloped in the election. And with the tax cuts set to expire the laws are rigged against them as well.

There is only one person who can rescue the Republican Party now -- Barack Obama. And he will. I have been saying for over two years now that President Obama is dying to do the Grand Bargain. He will do it at any cost. In fact, he actively wants to cut Social Security and Medicare. He can't wait for that pat on the back from the establishment when they finally call him post-partisan, above party politics, and a statesman for screwing over his own voters. This is by far his greatest wish.

I couldn't believe that people couldn't believe that President Obama offered to cut Social Security again in this round of negotiations. What are you still surprised at? The man has offered to cut these so-called entitlements every time. When are you going to get it through your head -- he wants to cut them!

I just love the articles from the left. They are so enlightening and to the point.

Here is a link that might be useful: The Pleaser

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jon_in_wessex(z8/9 UK)

I'm sure you didn't intend to give the impression that the quoted article was by Noam Chomsky . . .

Best wishes

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 10:49AM
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I'm not surprised at what Cenk Ugar wrote in the linked piece. I don't necessarily think Obama is an establishment pleaser, tho'. I think what he has done and what he will do was his intent long before he became president. That's why I didn't vote for him in 2008 (his vote for the telecom immunity bill was the tip-off). And, his appointment of Rahm, Geitner, et al, confirmed it.

How anyone can call him a Socialist, Marxist, etc., is totally ridiculous given his record. He's Bush light, IMO.

I am kind of regretting my vote for him last month - except that the alternative was much, much worse. Sigh. I guess I was back to voting for the lesser of the evils instead of voting for someone who I felt deserved my vote.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 11:43AM
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Dockside you articulated my thoughts exactly.

Maybe we will both live long enough to vote for someone who deserves our vote dock :)

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 12:34PM
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marquest(z5 PA)

I do not think we are ever going to have God on a Political Ticket but I guess we can all hope to see that one day.

This post was edited by marquest on Sun, Dec 23, 12 at 14:18

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 2:14PM
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Are you an anarchist Brush?

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 2:56PM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes(5)


Hello. No, the quote is attributed to Noam Chomsky. It was his warning to Americans to help us not feel betrayed by him "after" he's elected.

The article is listed as the link.

Thanks for reading it.

So, how many of you have published your assessment of the establishment pleaser? Link?

This post was edited by brushworks on Sun, Dec 23, 12 at 15:16

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 3:15PM
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What's an "establishment pleaser?" Is that supposed to be a derogatory term? I'm part of the establishment. I'm pleased with him (considering the alternative). I didn't vote for him either time. I'm all for pleasant, pleasing, pleaser.

I'll accept anything to block the wave of birthers, baggers, secessionists, benghaziites, family clinic bombers, bushmaster nuts (the irony of the name), and assorted sundry murkins.


    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 3:27PM
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None of my business but from where I sit I see his willingness to take on some of the entitlement programmes, with an eye to ensuring their sustainability, a rather brave thing to do.

It needs to be done and it needs to done here too..

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 4:14PM
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I still maintain to anyone who will listen that ensuring the sustainability of the entitlements(aka SS and Medicare) should be dealt separately from discussions and compromises on actual tax budget issues-they are their own world and have no actual effect on the budget that congress is trying to hash out-if these nimnoses who ought to know better would put their energies in actually dealing with budget issues they might make more progress.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 5:13PM
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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Of course President Obama is an 'establishment pleaser' -- who do you think pays for the electoral campaigns?

The first vetting of any candidate is the ability to attract serious campaign contributions. If we want fewer 'establishment pleasers' we need campaign financing reform in this age of the Citizens United decision.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 9:37PM
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A man of so many facets so many things to so many people ah well! The left left left only had small hope that the right right right was telling the truth about this centrist!

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 11:10PM
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Obama wants to cut SS and Medicare in order to please Republicans? What garbage. Meanwhile Brushwork voted for Romney, who, you know, could never be accused of trying to please constituents.

The fact is that repubicrats have been trying to do away with Social Security and Medicare since their inception. The President (not "the pleaser") wants to save the programs just like he helped to save our auto industry. Yes the man has the courage of his convictions while seeking compromise when appropriate. That's not a "pleaser" but a leader, and a pretty darn good one.

I guess Obama helping to bring the auto industry through the Bush crash didn't please Republicans or you did it brushwork?
It sure made me feel good. I have always loved Chevy since my dad took the family on vacation to "see the USA in our Chevrolet."

Here is a link that might be useful: Dinah

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 11:00PM
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