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Name: Manny Goldstein
Gender: Male
Hometown: Greater Boston
Home country: USA
Current location: Remulak, as far as I can tell
Member since: Tue Aug 30, 2005, 08:44 AM
Number of posts: 34,589

Journal Archives

Most elected Democrats voted *against* war in Iraq

Including half from New York.

I can't see any excuse, whatsoever, for voting for that damned thing. It was either profound ignorance, or profound sociopathy, to sentence so many people to death and devastation .

We can forgive. But we must never, ever forget.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Feb 15, 2015, 11:40 PM (73 replies)

ReadyForSomeoneElse.org, for comment - draft "opening statement"

The following is a draft of what I'm thinking about for the home page of ReadyForSomeoneElse.org, as provoked by this mess. Comments deeply appreciated!

Also please let me know, via DU Mail if you'd prefer, if you have any interest in participating. I'm not sure what "participating" means, but I'm open to suggestions. The goal is to build something that helps other understand why we think that the Democratic Party needs to be overhauled, with FDR Democrats put at the helm.


No, this isn’t a site filled with pictures of Hillary with Hitler mustaches drawn in, or stories about how the Clintons had people secretly murdered, or any of that kind of stupid/crazy stuff.

This is a site maintained by Democrats who believe that nominating Hillary Clinton to be the 2016 Democratic candidate for President would be a pretty bad idea. The details of our arguments are presented on this site, but here’s the short version:

Hillary, and her fellow Third-Way Democrats have run our Party for more than 20 years. During that time, things have certainly worked out well for the wealthiest Americans – heck, they’ve never done better – but things have gone very badly for the rest of us who aren’t wealthy.

Whether you believe that Democrats or Republicans have been responsible for the rich getting richer and everyone else having to work harder to scrape by, we cannot escape the fact that Hillary and her fellow Third Wayers have led our Party during this terrible time. Either they have actively contributed to our woes, or have been unsuccessful in stopping Republicans, or (as we believe) both.

Instead of continuing the same ideas and policies that have failed us, we must return to ideas and policies that work. Ideas and policies that have worked for Americans in the past, and which continue to work in other countries where they’re followed today.

Hillary and her branch of the Democratic Party represent a failed past; it seems obvious that a different future is needed to turn things around for the rest of Americans, for those of us who aren’t wealthy.

Questions and Answers
Q: Aren’t you just telling people why they should vote for the Republican in 2016 if Hillary’s the nominee?
A: No. We think Hillary as the nominee is a bad idea for many reasons, but it’s almost impossible to conceive of a Republican nominee that would be better for America. If Hillary is the nominee, we will vote for her; slow decline is preferable to quick decline. The exception would be if there’s another candidate who 1) has a track record of fighting for traditional Democratic values and 2)has a reasonable chance of winning the election.

Q: Aren’t you just creating ammunition for Republicans to use if Hillary’s the nominee?
A: It’s pretty hard to believe that a few of us messing around on a web site in our spare time will be able to unearth any information that the Republicans won’t be able to obtain on their own with many millions to spend on “opposition research” and so forth.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Feb 15, 2015, 07:05 PM (49 replies)

Poll: Should videos from Russia Today be allowed on DU?

IF those videos are of known Leftists, such as Noam Chomsky?
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sat Feb 14, 2015, 10:10 AM (273 replies)

What is it with you people?

I'm sure that anyone who's given any thought to the subject realizes that I gave myself most of these hearts. But not all of 'em. It turns out that some very, very kind people, and some very, very cruel people, gave me hearts, too!

Thank you!

To reward both the kind and the cruel in a way that is appropriate for each, I'll be donating two bucks to Elizabeth Warren for each heart that I have right now. This offer does not apply to future hearts, so you moonbats should stop looking at me like some sort of magic multiplying cash register.

Have a good night!
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Feb 12, 2015, 11:29 PM (7 replies)

I guess resistance really *was* futile

I'm sorry.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Feb 11, 2015, 08:55 PM (1 replies)

Elizabeth Warren is on the faculty of the SAME UNIVERSITY

as Larry Summers. And in the SAME SCHOOL as Alan Dershowitz, who defends a CONVICTED SEX-CRIMINAL who pals around with Bill Clinton.

Also, many bankers live in the SAME CITY AS WARREN! RIGHT IN THE SAME CITY! And there are BANKS IN THAT CITY! I've SEEN 'EM MYSELF!


Proof positive that Warren is NO DIFFERENT than Hillary when it comes to working for working families.



This-will-be-an-entertaining-election-cycle Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Feb 11, 2015, 08:16 PM (114 replies)

First thing, we need someone who can photoshop

'cos I suck at it.

Any volunteers?

Getting a web site might take a day or two.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue Feb 10, 2015, 08:05 PM (26 replies)

Ready For Someone Else!™

Random synaptic misfire: What if we started a movement called Ready For Someone Else™, and started collecting money for whoever we support when Hillary announces she'll continue to not run through the 2016 elections (or she decides to run and needs to be primaried by an FDR Democrat)?

I think it would be fun.

UPDATE: just acquired readyforsomeoneelse.org. Get this thread up to 100 recs and I'll *do* something with it.

SECOND UPDATE: please, no more recs! Three more and I'm hosed.

THIRD UPDATE: you people suck.

FOURTH UPDATE: uh, uh...
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Feb 9, 2015, 10:15 PM (121 replies)

A thread of support for the Greek 99%

The world's 99% are being crushed by the economic policies of the bankers, and their paid political help on the Right and the "Sensible Adult" Left.

Ending this disastrous state of affairs will not be easy, but the Greek people are giving it a shot. Let's hope, for the sake of all who suffer so the rich can make a few more bucks, that they make some progress.

They are trying.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Feb 9, 2015, 06:53 PM (83 replies)

Poll: Are both parties the same?

Democratic and Republican, of course.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Feb 8, 2015, 03:57 PM (14 replies)
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