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Wed May 29, 2013, 09:36 PM

 

Take a moment to thank Alberto Gonzales.

As we all know, our President has had some difficulties getting along with Congressional Republicans.

And while Republicans have a right to be furious with Obama - after all, he hasn't agreed with everything they want - they should damned well be giving him more credit for for all of the Republican things he has done, the Unitary Presidency, the expanded warrantless surveillance, cracking down on those free press nuts, taking on the Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid special interests, expanding "free" trade etc. (And, c'mon, you can't really blame Obama for that difficult woman Massachusetts elected to the Senate, God save us!)

And while all of that has helped the wealthiest Americans to become far wealthier despite the rest of America circling ever-deeper down the toilet drain, it hasn't been enough to bring our Republican friends to the Grand Bargaining table.

Until now.

Appointing James Comey to run the FBI was a @#$%ing stroke of brilliance! Genius!

Look, I know the President was disappointed when Alberto Gonzales turned the job down - he's busy doing that thing with the puppies, magnifying glasses, and giant sun lamps. But thank goodness Gonzo turned it down, because in Comey we have something EVEN BETTER: a Bush appointee AND a hedge fund guy. How could ANYONE dispute his readiness to fight mightily for the 1%, in both the judicial AND financial arenas?

No gaps in this guy's resume. He's the real deal, in every way!

I know I've been wrong in the past about winning Republicans over, and I'm willing to take my lumps for that - our Republican friends have been hurt more by Democratic intransigence even more than I thought. But, make no mistake, this time Obama's got the job done.

Grand Bargain Express getting ready to leave on Track 1! Track 1 percent, that is!

Huzzah!

Regards,

Third-Way Manny

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Reply Take a moment to thank Alberto Gonzales. (Original post)
MannyGoldstein May 2013 OP
MannyGoldstein May 2013 #1
Tx4obama May 2013 #2
rhett o rick May 2013 #13
bahrbearian May 2013 #20
sabrina 1 May 2013 #3
alfredo May 2013 #7
Dragonfli May 2013 #11
sabrina 1 May 2013 #12
rhett o rick May 2013 #19
Sheepshank May 2013 #28
KoKo May 2013 #40
Arctic Dave May 2013 #4
ProSense May 2013 #5
Arctic Dave May 2013 #6
bahrbearian May 2013 #21
Dragonfli May 2013 #8
bahrbearian May 2013 #24
L0oniX May 2013 #43
KT2000 May 2013 #9
bahrbearian May 2013 #25
forestpath May 2013 #32
stillwaiting May 2013 #33
KT2000 May 2013 #39
Safetykitten May 2013 #10
ucrdem May 2013 #14
L0oniX May 2013 #45
SleeplessinSoCal May 2013 #15
SleeplessinSoCal May 2013 #16
SidDithers May 2013 #17
Bonobo May 2013 #18
SidDithers May 2013 #23
Dragonfli May 2013 #27
Egalitarian Thug May 2013 #53
WillyT May 2013 #48
Bonobo May 2013 #50
Doctor_J May 2013 #52
Dragonfli May 2013 #31
L0oniX May 2013 #42
Liberal_Dog May 2013 #22
Capt. Obvious May 2013 #26
Bluenorthwest May 2013 #46
JoePhilly May 2013 #29
idwiyo May 2013 #30
alcibiades_mystery May 2013 #34
MannyGoldstein May 2013 #36
alcibiades_mystery May 2013 #37
G_j May 2013 #35
Monk06 May 2013 #38
L0oniX May 2013 #41
Dragonfli May 2013 #44
alcibiades_mystery May 2013 #47
MannyGoldstein May 2013 #49
MotherPetrie May 2013 #51

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 09:46 PM

1. Too many moonbat Liberals on this board, I guess.

 

I'll bet that NewsBusters would welcome me with open arms.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 09:50 PM

2. Before everyone pre-judges, see the info on the link below



Comment #4 here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014495379#post4

And there are a couple other comments on that thread with info too.


p.s. And also try to catch tonight's repeat of Maddow's segment on Comey - it's a good one

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Wed May 29, 2013, 11:46 PM

13. Do you disapprove of any of the conservative the Pres has nominated?

 

Tim Geitner, Lawrence Summers, Ben Bernanke, William M. Daley, Jeff Immelt, Alan Simpson, Dave Cote, Jeb Bush, Robert Gates, Gen Stanley McChrystal, Jacob Lew, Rahm Emanuel, Jeremiah Norton, Gen Petraeus, John Brennen, Chuck Hegal, Michael Taylor, and we cant forget Penny Pritzker, the so-called Democratic version of Mit Romney.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:11 AM

20. Its seems that there are no Dems that can do anything.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 10:02 PM

3. I wondered what happened to Comey. And for the first time I think maybe this might be a poke in the

eye to the Bush gang. Comey was the man who stood up to Gonzales and Cheney airc in what was one of the more dramatic and strange episodes of the Bush era.

Manny, I hate to say it, but back then when Comey risked his career to stop Cheney and Gonzales from forcing the then AG to sign another one of their 'laws' while he was sick in the hospital, I realized that not all Bush appointees were crooked.

There is a good article from back then called 'Palace Revolt' which I think was in Rolling Stone, although I'm not sure and a lot was written later about what Comey did that night.

I don't know much about his position on other policies, but he proved during that difficult time that he did care about the rule of law. He resigned airc, after doing what to me at the time, was a very brave thing.

Iow, he proved himself to be courageous at a time when few dared, including Democrats, to stand up to the Bush war criminals.

I would like to know more about him though regarding other issues. But my memory of him then was that he WAS a man of honor when it came to doing his job of protecting the people and the Constitution.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #3)

Wed May 29, 2013, 11:33 PM

7. It was to get Ashcroft to reverse an opinion that Bush's domestic spying was unconstitutional.

Comey and some other Justice employee raced to the hospital before Gonzo and Card so they can prevent them from coercing Ashcroft into signing off. They got there in time, ashcroft refused to sign off on Bush's spy program, but Bush did it anyway.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #7)

Wed May 29, 2013, 11:42 PM

11. It's a good think all the domestic spying ended under Obama!

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Response to alfredo (Reply #7)

Wed May 29, 2013, 11:45 PM

12. Yes, I know. I respected him for that. He was distraught over it and probably disillusioned when

he realized what his own party was capable of. But other than that which did take a lot of courage, I do not know what his positions are on other issues.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #3)

Thu May 30, 2013, 09:08 AM

19. Comey may be a decent guy but I wonder why the Pres is always looking on the conservative

 

side for his nominees. And I include the DINO Penny Pritzker as a conservative.

Penny Pritzker = Mit Romney

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #3)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:33 AM

28. I don't always agree with you....I rarley agree with Manny's limited info outrage attempts

 

but today you had me nodding in agreement and feel no need to expand or correct anything. You saved me from having to post (yet again) that Manny has tried to promote only 1/2 the story in an attempt to create yet another misleading outrage.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #3)

Thu May 30, 2013, 07:05 PM

40. Agree, Sabrina..when I first heard this announcement I had mixed feelings

about his going to a Hedge Fund like all of them do these days. But, Comey does have some good Creds in trying to stop some of Bush's worst.. The Ashcroft Incident is a big plus in his favor.

But, who knows how he's changed since then...and if "THEY" have gotten to him ...so he would be very different from the somewhat "hero" we saw of him during the Bedside Incident with Ashcroft and so it's hard to tell. Obama's appointments have not been ones we hoped for and they seem to be all inbred with Wall Street and PTB.

I guess I could say that he might be a "teaser to get us Left Dems" all in favor that Obama has finally thrown a bone to the Left...but "Third-Way Manny" might also be making a point given that Comey is not the guy he was when he was a hero...he might have been much compromised since that time. Remember how Obama Admin treats Whistle Blowers and others who don't toe the line with the Admistration.

Who knows...I'm sort of on the line with Comey. Fingers Crossed he will be a good appointee but given the track record of Obama's appointees...I'm figuring there will be disappointments ahead for the Left/Progressives.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 10:02 PM

4. LOL. someone finally sees the nuttiness of the choice.

 

Don't worry, the apologensia have already swooped in with the dimensional chess thingy.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #5)

Wed May 29, 2013, 10:30 PM

6. LOL.

 

Well then, who could argue that.

Derp.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #5)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:13 AM

21. Double Derp.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 11:37 PM

8. Manny you don't give our man enough credit on other 1% issues like energy

What about coal? the cleanest choice to power any Express leaving on track 1%! Not to mention the good clean 1%er cash profit from fracking fluid?

Luckily our man chose a pro "clean energy" Energy Secretary (well liked by our Republican betters), really, I can't praise this guy enough.

Ernest Moniz, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, during his confirmation, praised the U.S. natural gas “revolution” brought about by widespread use of fracking and said it must continue. The Republicans loved the guy and he sailed through senate confirmations with something for every industry. The vote was 97-0

Mr. Moniz even had kind words for coal, saying the fuel — public enemy No. 1 in the environmental treehugger loser community and among many weak ass liberals in Congress — is likely to remain a part of the American energy portfolio, though he stipulated that clean coal technologies are an essential part of that equation.


Mr. Moniz reassured coal-state senators that he believes the fuel won’t be shoved aside.
“We see coal as being a continuing, major part of the energy supply in the U.S., and certainly in the world,”

That professor, nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz, was director of the MIT Energy Initiative, a research arm that had received more than $125 million in pledges from the oil and gas industry since 2006, according to the Public Accountability Initiative, a non-profit that blew the whistle on UBuffalo.
The four “founding members” of MITEI — BP, Shell, Italy’s ENI and Saudi Aramco — each agreed to pay $25 million over five years for the right to help manage research projects, maintain an office at MITEI headquarters and “place a researcher in a participating MIT faculty member’s lab,” according to the MITEI website. Ten “sustaining members” commit $5 million each for fewer rights, but still get seats on MITEI’s executive committee and governing board.

The Republicans and Democrats, judging by his confirmation votes, are rabidly into "clean energy" Yippii! Coal clean skies and pristine fractured ground are all that lie ahead, blue skies, nothing but blue skies and fountain fresh proprietary fracking fluid in every glass!

This, all this, will help lead to future Grand Bargain victories that our glorious third way has envisioned, I don't feel you are giving him enough credit on this brilliant appointment.
Even If I do agree with you that Comey is the best choice since Gonzo is not an option.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #8)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:19 AM

24. When we sell coal to China at $1 a ton what could go wrong.

Its jobs for America, but no American can buy Coal for $1 a ton. But we got $4.00 gas. If China can burn our cheep Coal why can't I , would build a Coal fired car. Its going to get burned anyway, why shouldn't I benefit from a Trade Deal.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #8)

Thu May 30, 2013, 08:19 PM

43. +1 ...for the clean coal propagandists.

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 11:39 PM

9. the FBI should be investigating

hedge funds. Putting a financial guy in charge of the FBI effectively puts a fence around the 1%.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #9)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:19 AM

25. Or opens the gate.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #9)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:49 AM

32. +1

 

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #9)

Thu May 30, 2013, 05:29 PM

33. I wonder if the FBI under Comey would see Occupy as a threat to the nation...

Hmmmmm, I wonder....

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Response to stillwaiting (Reply #33)

Thu May 30, 2013, 06:53 PM

39. good question n/t

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 11:40 PM

10. Huzzah! I love it.

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 11:51 PM

14. I'm taking a moment to hide this thread

because it's as funny and informative as all your others.

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #14)

Thu May 30, 2013, 08:34 PM

45. see no ...er um

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 12:15 AM

15. Manny. Stop and take a deep breath. Then read....

"Comey Breaks Silence: White House Tried To Force Incapacitated Ashcroft To Back Spying Program

thinkprogress on May 15, 2007 at 1:16 pm

March 2004, President Bush’s warrantless domestic spying efforts were temporarily suspended after then-acting Attorney General James Comey refused to sign on to an extension of the program “amid concerns about its legality and oversight.”

Today, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Comey detailed the extraordinary and potentially illegal efforts made by Alberto Gonzales and Andrew Card — then White House counsel and chief of staff, respectively — to attempt to force John Ashcroft to overrule Comey, despite the fact that Ashcroft was debilitated in a hospital with pancreatitis." -snip-

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2007/05/15/12881/comey-silence/

This actually IS genius. Who better to address the very issues plaguing the Administration, politics, and the post 9/11 mindset. The confirmation hearings (assuming there are any) ought to bring this to light again.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #15)

Thu May 30, 2013, 12:28 AM

16. Even better There's this from the Washington Post

"Comey, 52, was at the center of some of the most bruising debates over counterterrorism during the Bush administration and established a reputation as a fierce defender of the law and the integrity of the Justice Department regardless of the political pressures of the moment."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/comey-in-line-to-become-fbi-director-officials-say/2013/05/29/7a730b0a-c8af-11e2-9f1a-1a7cdee20287_story.html

Not only is he a good pick owing to his history with legal ethics, but he might help re-establish a reputation for reasoned thinking and the Grand Old Party.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 06:45 AM

17. Third party Manny...



Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #17)

Thu May 30, 2013, 06:55 AM

18. Blind Loyalty Party Sid...

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #18)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:18 AM

23. It's a PARTISAN website...



The posters who forget that are fucking hilarious.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #23)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:30 AM

27. You are above reproach there, been registered as a Democrat for how long now sid?

Of course being a partisan website, we all must oppose the Republican being discussed here as I am sure you do. You hate him for not being a Democrat of course.....

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #27)

Thu May 30, 2013, 11:32 PM

53. You just can't trust those Canadian Democrats. n/t

 

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #23)

Thu May 30, 2013, 09:32 PM

48. Since When ???

 


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Response to SidDithers (Reply #23)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:18 PM

50. It is a Democratic website.

And blind loyalty such as you evince is antithetical to who we are.

I hope you will get that someday but I hold out little hope.

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #23)

Thu May 30, 2013, 11:25 PM

52. and comey's a republican

 

So bashing him and the guy who chose him for the fbi fits.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #18)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:40 AM

31. As Sid will tell you, it's a party loyalty site, like Obama who only appoints Democrats, you can

only post about Republicans in the negative. You break the rules by praising the Republican choice for FBI.... Oh wait, I'm confused by the Canadian somehow registered as a Democrat, he says it's a partisan site, yet calls Third-Way Manny (a registered Democrat) third party Manny as an ad hominem attack and supports a Republican for the FBI spot.

I think he may have his parties confused, it must be too confusing for one that has never voted for a Democrat so I will give him a pass for his schizophrenic views.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #18)

Thu May 30, 2013, 08:16 PM

42. +1

 

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #17)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:15 AM

22. ...

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #17)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:22 AM

26. I'll have what she's having

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #17)

Thu May 30, 2013, 08:48 PM

46. Ah Sid, repetitive name calling?

 

Can't you get something new? I don't think your heart is really in it anymore, you're phoning it in.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:39 AM

30. K&R

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 05:31 PM

34. So this ISN'T another Apology Meta Meta Post?

 



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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #34)

Thu May 30, 2013, 05:42 PM

36. I'm truly sorry that it's not.

 

I'll try to do better ib the future.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #36)

Thu May 30, 2013, 05:43 PM

37. Because

 

You're all about new found civility, right Third Way Manny?

Gawd love ya!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 05:34 PM

35. a truly disgusting human being,

(Gonzales) if you can even call that sociopath
human..

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 05:48 PM

38. Hate to say it but Obama has either been bought off or scared off. He's Bush and then some.


AIA is a joke. It is to fair and universal health insurance what war is to peace. Exact opposites. Everything else he's done is Bush Reloaded.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 08:10 PM

41. K & R ...because you are hated by the haters and worshippers.

 

I'm trying to be as hated as you are but I have a way to go yet.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #41)

Thu May 30, 2013, 08:27 PM

44. You #%^##%# fu%^#^%# somana&$&$&$ %$^%$face!!!!

I hope this helps, I am a good reservoir of hate, you just got the Dfli hated bump!!

Your infamy should skyrocket now, next I will have to praise you, that should bring the final half of hate your way.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #41)

Thu May 30, 2013, 09:29 PM

47. Careful with the namecalling

 

The OP will give you a lecture! He's very anti-namecalling now.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #47)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:16 PM

49. Now *that* was funny

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 11:22 PM

51. K&R for such a very serious, sensible post!

 

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