How Things Get Done in the Political Cesspool

Some interesting links (Just in case you thought that it was the people's ideas & independent bloggers) noting for the moment that I am aware of conservative think tanks like the Heritage Foundation as well. Somehow Heritage seems to spin less & operate clearly in the open.
  1. Shadow Party via Discover the Networks
  2. The Democracy Initiative via Mother Jones
  3. Miscellaneous conspiracy meeting via Washington Free Beacon
  4. Center for American Progress (progressive think tank
  5. Progressive coalition via MSNBC
  6. The Democracy Initiative - an attempt to get direct legislation from the people; now what could go wrong with that? 

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  2. politics
  3. cesspool

Comments


Mark de LA says
seth 2013-01-14 07:59:51 16384
why is the discovery that politicians conspire to control events new information?
A lot of honest people still vote & think they have a choice! The alternative is a new revolution or like my email: flushgov.com - flush often & completely & evolve threefoldness from the ground up.


Seth says
MR 2013-01-14 15:17:37 16384
seth 2013-01-14 14:34:49 16384
MR 2013-01-14 10:32:43 16384
The arrogant president speaks to the press.  This is like telling your credit card company that they must raise your debt limit but not prevent you from spending more!




No it is not like that at all.  Republicans in the house are telling the the credit card company they won't pay for the stuff they have  already bought, unless they can agree not to keep over spending.  Obama is just reminding them that they must pay for the things they already got  ... no contingencies ... no buts about it. 
The president is the one who always signs the bills into law. It is his name on the credit slip. He is the ultimate one responsible for spending.  For the first 2 years as head of his party he had control of the House & the Senate. His programs are what is getting appropriated. He is the one who keeps wanting to spend.
Simply put - YOU LIE!



It is Congress who spends our money ... that is specified in the constitution.  The only thing Obama can do it is veto spending. 

Simply put - you lie. 

Why are you angry?

Mark de LA says
seth 2013-01-14 14:34:49 16384
MR 2013-01-14 10:32:43 16384
The arrogant president speaks to the press.  This is like telling your credit card company that they must raise your debt limit but not prevent you from spending more!




No it is not like that at all.  Republicans in the house are telling the the credit card company they won't pay for the stuff they have  already bought, unless they can agree not to keep over spending.  Obama is just reminding them that they must pay for the things they already got  ... no contingencies ... no buts about it. 
The president is the one who always signs the bills into law. It is his name on the credit slip. He is the ultimate one responsible for spending.  For the first 2 years as head of his party he had control of the House & the Senate. His programs are what is getting appropriated. He is the one who keeps wanting to spend.
Simply put - YOU LIE!



Mark de LA says
The arrogant president speaks to the press.  This is like telling your credit card company that they must raise your debt limit but not prevent you from spending more!




Mark de LA says
Impeach! Obama breaks the Law!
source: ... Under the law, Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in February, but he has met the deadline only once. The annual budget submission is supposed to start a congressional budgeting process, but that has also broken down. The Senate last passed a budget resolution in 2009.
...


Mark de LA says
Buying access :  http://www.france24.com/en/20130113-money-talks-obamas-inauguration
source: ...

For the White House is throwing open the gates of largesse for supporters to contribute as much as $1 million for special access. The money could buy much more than a coveted seat near the president as he takes the oath of office.

"This is an avenue for special interests, especially wealthy corporations, to get their last chance to throw money at the feet of the president," Craig Holman, an expert on campaign finance reform, told AFP.

"The real intent is for the corporations to buy access and influence with the White House," added Holman, from consumer advocacy group Public Citizen.

In this year's invitations, copies of which were posted online by the Sunlight Foundation, an accountability group, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) formalized four different donation levels -- each with a name of one of the nation's founding fathers.

For $10,000 from individuals and $100,000 from business entities, "Madison" benefactors receive an invitation to a finance committee "road ahead" meeting, two tickets to a candlelight celebration on the eve of the inauguration, and a pair of tickets to the inaugural ball.

...ETC.


Mark de LA says
Crony Capitalism worthy of the Chicoms: http://freebeacon.com/picking-losers/
Source: ...

XPV’s loan was delayed and eventually denied despite assurances that the loan application was on track. Limnia’s loan was denied just over two months after it applied.

ATVM loan recipients Fisker Automotive and Tesla Motors received special help from the Department of Energy on their applications, with Fisker getting free use of DOE conference rooms and “extraordinary access to DOE staff time,” according to the complaint. Fisker has since experienced financial and supply-chain troubles that have delayed its manufacturing.

Fisker and Tesla received help and ultimately their loans because they were politically connected to the government, the suit alleges.

...


Mark de LA says
It is fascinating that some want to push back on the arrogance with impeachment.
This is just a bookmark.


Mark de LA says
MR 2013-01-15 07:17:33 16384
Unfortunately for Obama we as yet don't have one party rule. He's trying though.  Everything in his path to same seems aimed at demonizing whatever his opponents are while asserting he's not going to negotiate while pretending to negotiate: e.g. the budget & guns.


Stated otherwise on FB here.

Mark de LA says
The PR meme & shit done in the name of children continues:
http://www.infowars.com/other-tyrants-who-have-used-children-as-props/


Mark de LA says
Cue the Media Circus: http://realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/01/16/cutter_obama_will_activate_campaign_apparatus_to_take_on_the_nra.html
As we know the new & only requirement for president is that he campaigns well before the media. Leadership, example, character, transparency, & the like are just niceties. As long as he makes nice long & dreary "advertizements" for his agenda people will bow to how he bends reality.


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