What is he, an Arab?

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Hi everyone!

Just popped into this thread, and noticed that several otherwise thoughtful and progressive people appear to like Obama and hate Nader.

I'll say goodbye now, before whatever's in the air overcomes me...

Cueball Cueball's picture

Oh you baited your hook with Nader, and that is what you got? Big suprise.

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remind wrote:
Cueball wrote:
Are these more the kinds of "future actions" you expect:

Morning in Obamerica


[b]However, from having reread your linked article, as I had read it prior, a few days ago and had dismissed it, as it had Nader giving opinions, I find that I must stand with the 1 position that I stated before. [/b]This could be, not saying it is, a case of "keeping your friends close and your enemies closer" and I find this supported by the fact that Obama has appointed his senate chief of staff as Emanuel's chief assistant, and did not let Emanuel choose his own. As such, I do believe he watch dogged Emanuel too.

___________________________________________________________ "watching the tide roll away"


By the way neither of the articles that I posted here had any statements or quotes from Nader in them. So you either lied when you said you read, reviewed, skimmed those articles and dismissed them because they canvassed Nader's opinions or you have really bad reading comprehension skills.

Neither have Nader in them at all.

So I will see your fish and raise you an:



They are Nader free and safe to read.  Funny these people demanding linked evidence for things they have no intention of reading,


unionist wrote:
I'll say goodbye now, before whatever's in the air overcomes me...

You know, if I want to be baited and insulted I can always hang out in  the comments at [i]Small Dead Animals[/i]. At least those assholes are on the other side.


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Ya, I was pretty disturbed about that last night myself pogge, and apparently saying nothing about Obama, is to somehow equivalent to lauding his praises. Going to have to start wondering again if it is racism a foot, or what.

Cue, please do stop calling me a liar. AS follows, though I see now it is a separate piece from another day, at your counterpunch link. But good try at smearing me and making yourself look foolish, both at the same time.


after the election, Walsh assessed Rahm’s supposed brilliance in
winning back the House. “Looking at all 22 candidates hand-picked by
Rahm, “ Walsh wrote, “we find that 13 were defeated [including
Duckworth], and only 8 won! And remember that this was the year of the
Democratic tsunami and that Rahm's favorites were handsomely financed
by the DCCC. The Dems have picked up 28 seats so far, maybe more. So
out of that 28, Rahm's choices accounted for 8! Since the Dems only
needed 15 seats to win the House, Rahm's efforts were completely
unnecessary. Had the campaign rested on Rahm's choices, there would
have been only 8 or 9 new seats, and the Dems would have lost. In fact,
Rahm's efforts were probably counterproductive for the Dems since the
great majority of voters were antiwar and they were voting primarily on
the issue of the war (60 per cent according to CNN). But Rahm's
candidates were not antiwar.

Talking to Nader about the Campaign, on November 5.

In 2000,you drew nearly 10,000 people to a speech in Portland, Oregon.
This year you got barely 2,000 in in the whole of Multnomah County
where Portland lies, perhaps the most progressive county in the nation.
Is this a sign of the withering of the progressive ggleft or the dead
end of independent political campaigns?

"watching the tide roll away"

Cueball Cueball's picture

Right, I said, a liar or someone without reading comprehension skills. "Talking to nader about the campaign, on November 5th" is a seperate piece.

 Also it is a straight up interview. It seems that your opinion about Nader are entirely based on such an interview. Odd that you are only willing to accept, read, and not dismiss sources that interview Nader when he says things that you can construe in a negative light.

Please post the list of persons who may not be interviewed by the press, without having associated articles "dismissed." Also, where does the liability end: is it merely enough to mention his name on the same web page, or must the entire web site be Nader free?

 I'll raise my original Ostrich with an Ostrich that is blind in one eye.

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"watching the tide roll away"


Calling the comment an "unacceptable smear," the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee had sent the younger Emanuel a letter (copied to Mr. Obama) calling on him to "disavow and repudiate these remarks publicly."

"All we ask is to be treated in the same way as any other ethnic, racial or minority group," said Kareem Shora, the A.D.C.'s executive director. "We're not treating it as simply an Arab-American issue, we're trying to treat it as an American issue."

That led to Rahm Emanuel's apology today.

"Today, Representative Emanuel called Mary Rose Oakar, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, apologized on behalf of his family and offered to meet with representatives of the Arab-American community at an appropriate time in the future," said Nick Papas, a spokesman for the congressman.


Cueball Cueball's picture

Well that is good. He needn't really have done that, however.