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Obama's Short Coat Tails

Original post made by Nosy Neighbors, Pleasanton Heights, on Jan 19, 2010

With the election of Republican Senator Scott Brown to the formerly held & much coveted senate seat of the late Ted Kennedy, the state of Massachusetts has seemingly overcome four decades of a democrat stronghold on it's constituents & has led the way to open the flood gates to the GOP's assault on Barrack Hussein Obama's (aka, the chosen one's) policies of big government intervention, left leaning/socialist policies & has put the 2010 mid-term elections in the forefront of every corner store, water cooler, car pool & bar stool conversation thread for the next nine months.

Oh what a tangled web of fun, opinionated & scathing political discussions we'll have over the summer & fall as all this begins to take shape. Bring on the blogging!

Comments (23)

Posted by Patriot Democrat
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm

OK Mr. or Mrs. Happy Neo-Con, you can gloat all you want over this little "victory" of yours as you seem to want to call it, just remember this. YOUR president left this country with a deficit of biblical proportions, a war without an end, a ruined reputation in the muslim world, a soiled enviornment & looming global warming. Do you actually think this is a mandate for your right-wing return to fascism, corporate piracy, tax rebates for the rich & a right to destroy the enviornment? PULEASE! Go back & crawl under your Reagan rock where you came from & leave us alone.

Posted by Janna
a resident of Dublin
on Jan 19, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Unfortunately, Patriot Democrat, they don't remember anything, including that 9/11 happened on Bush's watch. Sad to see such deterioration of the brain in these people.

Posted by No Janna
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 20, 2010 at 7:57 am

Maybe you don't remember 9/11 was caused by the previous president to Bush, Clinton.

You are so SAD

Posted by Yes Janna
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 20, 2010 at 8:19 am

Janna, just ignore the double standard. Christmas bomber, Obama's fault, but 9/11, Clinton's fault! See what I just did!
The best was Giuliani:
"We had no domestic terrorist attacks under Bush. We've had one under Obama." FAIL
"What I meant to say was that except for 9/11, we had no domestic terror attacks under Bush..." EPIC FAIL
Except Richard Reid. Oh, and 9/11.

Posted by Janna
a resident of Dublin
on Jan 20, 2010 at 8:45 am

NO Janna,

Yes, something is wrong with your brain. It cannot think logically. Bush IGNORED the PDB that described 9/11. Said to his people "good, now you've covered your ass." Even Condie Rice said the title of the PDB was about Bin Laden flying planes into buildings.

Yes Janna,

Not to mention Giuliani campaigned on 9/11 like his life depended on it. Yet, it didn't happen during that time. Strange that. Must be nice to have "selective republican memory." I think Big Pharma should create a drug for that. They'd triple their profits!

Don't forget anthrax too! Those were domestic terrorist attacks, of course the entire story disappeared once it was discovered it was actually US military grade.

Posted by jimf01
a resident of another community
on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:25 am

jimf01 is a registered user.

A keen observation heard on the radio this morning. When did the polls start to change in Massachusetts? Right after the Christmas fruit of the kaboom bomber landed in Detroit. Brown said he is a military combatant, Coakley said he is a criminal defendant. Do you think the American people want a terrorist (I would put suspect after the word terrorist, but c'mon, let's not kid ourselves) to be waterboarded or better to give him a lawyer plus three hots and a cot?
The Obama administration and Holder's Justice Department are badly mishandling the terror issue. Is it a vendetta against Bush and Cheney, throwing a meaty bone to the rabid progressives?

Posted by Janna
a resident of Dublin
on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:30 am

If there was a vendetta, Bush and Cheney would be already be facing charges.

Posted by Yes Janna
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:39 am

Yes, Janna!
Those damn rabid progressives. Trying to abide by the constitution and all that. Having faith in our own justice system. The nerve.

Posted by Politcal Moderate
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 20, 2010 at 1:04 pm

The people have spoken! However, Republicans don't let this get to your head. It doesn't mean we move back to the right wing politics. It's the independents who have spoken. I am a moderate and I believe the current administration and legislature have done exactly what the Republicans did under GW. So let's cut it out and work together. We are all one country and let's do what is RIGHT for the COUNTRY! Mr. McNerny, listen to the people... you can ignor the extremists (both RIGHT and LEFT!)

Posted by gridlock is your friend
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2010 at 3:46 pm

nothing would make me happier than total congressional gridlock. If our leaders can't shrink the size of government, maybe it's better if they can't screw it up further?

Posted by Ruth
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm

People reading your posts would have much more respect for you if you just admitted that you are a bonafide socialist/marxist/communist ... because your positions are very consistent with these forms of government and ideals.

Posted by Janna
a resident of Dublin
on Jan 21, 2010 at 7:28 pm


Your descriptions are meant to be ugly so I won't describe myself in your terms. However, I am a liberal and I care about the well-being of my fellow citizens. I'm sure that makes me scary in your eyes.

You should try living in today, the cold war is over. The only people using those terms are the unhinged wing-nutters. I know, you must be a fascist!

The corporations own us now with that lame SC ruling today. Bow down before your corporate masters!

Posted by Patrick
a resident of Mohr Park
on Jan 22, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Patriotic Democrat:

So since Bush was a terrible President it's okay for Obama to be one also? Deficit still going up,war still has no end, nothing of consequence on global warming. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. The only difference is the choice of special interest groups being served (SEIU, UAW instead of the "rich")at the expense of the rest of us.

Posted by Steve
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 24, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Guys, be patient - Obama is just 7 years away from fixing our economy, controlling spending, and reforming politics-as-usual in Washington. Just trust him and Nancy Pelosi and you will be fine as a subject of the state in his care.

Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 25, 2010 at 9:16 am

I'm glad there are people like Janna posting her views. It'll make the political revolution of 2010 that much easier.

What the Obama group fails to realize is that the people need jobs and income - NOW! Cap and Trade, alternative energy vehicles, government health care, are progressive agenda driven and do little to solve the CURRENT financial problems of most Americans. The fact remains that this administration is happy ignoring what the majority of the American people want and need, because "they know better."

Posted by Mcdoris
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 25, 2010 at 10:08 am

Arroyo is absolutely right. Most of the dem's have not realized yet what the strenghth of the disillusioned independents is.

Posted by Chuck
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 25, 2010 at 10:27 am

The second biggest problem in the country right now is there are still too many head-in-the-Socialist-sand people like Janna around!
They will eventually realize that they truly ARE a definite MINORITY in the thinking of this country, but it won't change their socialist ways. The Democrat party is just showing its true colors at the moment. Losers, all of them! Look at the party leadership -- Pelosi and Reid!!! What a farce!! They represent no-one but themselves!
The biggest problem is the Constitution ignoring resident of the White House! Yes, there still is a GRAVE question that he is even eligible to be there! But, he, too will eventually fade away, and sanity may reign once more.

Posted by Rick
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 25, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Just depends upon the crook you voted for......BUSH or OBAMA both are idiots and crooks. When and where is there a statesman and patriot for our country, when we desperately need one.

Posted by rs
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 25, 2010 at 6:20 pm


Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 25, 2010 at 7:50 pm

McNerney is working overtime to try to placate the local voters. And, the local newspapers are more than happy to herald his latest "wonderful" achievements to the local peons. I think Jerry, (Nancy's puppet) is close to a career change.

I will NEVER forget his cowardly approach to the Town Hall meetings when his constituents wanted to be heard. Phone conference-call Town Hall meetings just don't get it. But, those were the instructions he got from Dem Party Central, so he obeyed like a good little puppet.

Posted by Bob
a resident of West of Foothill
on Jan 26, 2010 at 9:12 am

Coat Tails?? How is that hope and change working for you? That should answer the question.

But don't worry he is going to fix things by making another speech! Then he will set up a commission then do nothing. He has made more speeches in a year than any other President, he has spent more days on Air Force 1 than any other President. He has done less than any other President. He is great at spending our money and giving nothing in return.

Posted by Allen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 26, 2010 at 11:09 am

I would be carefull Janna, President Bam Bam might be passing out cups of cool-aid soon.

Posted by Nosy Neighbors
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jan 26, 2010 at 11:35 am

I suspected the usual assortment of, “Republican good” & “Democrat bad” bashings, (& a whole bunch of Janna bashings too) but I only noted a few folks that keyed into what I believe could ultimately be the downfall of the GOP in the fall elections. Pride & complacency. After the but-whooping the Dem’s handed the GOP in 08’ there should have been a house cleaning of epic proportions within the Republican Party but alas, none was to be had & IMHO, I don’t think they’ve learned their lesson.

While Michael Steele has attempted to give a much needed facelift to the GOP, it’s been the rank & file members of the party, along with the “TEA” movement, grass roots & community organizers (hey, we’ve got ours too you know) & even…TALK RADIO! that have helped spread the message that we’re not your fathers Republican Party anymore, we’re actually aiming at your grandfathers party as a model for the future. The rise in Libertarian thought should also be sending a message to Washington that we do not need nor want your involvement in every aspect of our lives. Cap & Trade, corporate takeovers, socialized medicine, a Czar in every conceivable office, the myth of global warming (sorry, climate change) & openly friendly comments towards Mao, Che Guevara & Hugo Chavez should be enough to enrage every citizen in this country & wake them up to the reality of what is about to come. Alas, these have all been conveniently swept under the rug of the media & corporate elites.

So yes, the GOP has every right to do a little celebrating, high-fiving, chest/butt bumping (don’t use your hip McCain, might never walk again) for the time being but the next 8-9 months will be critical in deciding how we choose to act as a cohesive party with a mission to oppose the pseudo-socialist agenda stemming from the Obama administration. If the leadership chooses to let Massachusetts go their head & revert to their country club ways of old, this party is doomed.

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