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Fri Dec 30, 2011, 07:59 PM

21. It's

"Personally... I Think Cenk Is Correct..."

...a stupid idea, one that could be easily contrued by the media as a vote of no confidence. They could make hay of this for the rest of the election cycle, and there is nothing Cenk or anyone can do about it. There are still a lot of undecided voters, and the GOP caususes are in focus. Why go there. There are a lot of ways to pressure the administration, this in simply dumb. There was pressure to veto the foreclosure bill and pressure to reject the Keystone pipeline.

Still, given the snip in the OP and this is about "civil liberties, why did he feel it necessary to include these moronic assertions:

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I follow politics for a living; I'm not unaware of how hideous the Republican choices are. But that doesn't mean that we should pretend that President Obama has been brilliant because we're scared of the big, bad Republicans. That would be fundamentally dishonest.

Who is pretending Obama is "brilliant because we're scared of the big, bad Republicans"?

And to be honest, I'm really disappointed that he does not have a primary opponent. This country is dying for someone who is going to take on the establishment. Who is that going to be on our side - Barack Obama? On that, I know whether to laugh or cry. Every time I think about the idea that President Obama might be against the establishment, I laugh and laugh and laugh. There is never been a guy who was this enamored with the establishment. If he had wrestling nickname it would be The Establishment.

Doesn't sound like a protest vote over NDAA

The guy who appointed Tim Geithner, Ben Bernanke, Larry Summers, Rahm Emanuel and Bill Daley (and a list of hundreds of others, including two new Fed appointments, one of which is a Republican who worked for the Carlyle Group) is not a guy who is interested in changing the system at all. Change was a cutesy slogan he used to trick us into thinking he was on our side.

Well, that line certainly didn't attract a lot of people to his side, and might explain the more than 160 troll-ratings he got.

I would have loved a progressive alternative, but apparently we are not going to get one (except for Rocky Anderson running on the Justice Party ticket). Primaries are the perfect place to send a message without taking away votes in the general election. But it didn't happen because the Democratic establishment says we must fall in line because we wouldn't want to hurt the agenda of the president. The agenda of the president sucks and is deeply Republican. I'd love to at least get him to reconsider that agenda for a second.

OK, that line alone earned my characterization of Cenk as a moron.

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