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Peter Breschard

Peter Breschard
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Michigan, USA
Birthday
November 14
Bio
CIRCUS RIDER, a novel history of the first American circus and a great American portrait, is now available. -------------- WWW.peterbreschard.com -------------- Peter Breschard was born during the second half of the 20th century in the westernmost section of Long Island, New York; Breukelen. Reared in a suburban hamlet whose name honors famed Quaker Abolitionist Elias Hicks, Breschard has lived and worked in Boston, New York City, New Bedford, Stockbridge, Los Angeles, and Okemos, Michigan. Eschewing a narrowly focused career path, Breschard has at various times paid dues to the United Auto Workers, the Teamsters, the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the Federation of Government Employees. Working as a cabbie, teacher, social worker, actor, federal agent, bookstore scout, production accountant, background artist, PC mechanic, census enumerator, stand-in, carpenter, floral deliveryperson, paperboy, caddy, Wall Street drone, portrayer of fictional characters; Breschard has never endorsed Hemingway's dictum regarding wars and writing. Peter Breschard's fictions have appeared in numerous publications.

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OCTOBER 22, 2010 4:42PM

It's Obama

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That’s why any plan I sign must include an insurance exchange: a one-stop shopping marketplace where you can compare the benefits, cost and track records of a variety of plans – including a public option to increase competition and keep insurance companies honest – and choose what’s best for your family
BHO 7/18/09

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Weekly-Address-President-Obama-Says-Health-Care-Reform-Cannot-Wait/

Failure to prosecute  torturers when in position to do so is enough to make anyone a war criminal.

Doubling number of troops and other gunmen in Afghanistan along with assassinations.

etc., etc.

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Yes, it is. One could go on and on with the list you begin here, but for each point raised the apologists have an excuse ready and waiting. The excuses don't hold water though.
What is really tiring is the Public Option dodge. Facts are facts.
You're right. That was a point at which I realized it wasn't so much that Obama was unable to enact true reform, but that he was unwilling.
Not prosecuting those responsible for torturing prisoners is hardly a liberal position. Or an American one. Laws are such bothersome things.
I love this sentence: "Failure to prosecute torturers when in position to do so is enough to make anyone a war criminal."

The simplicity of the statement is so sublime. Others can make lists of "well-intentioned" gestures, but this fact is simple and indisputable.

The guys a freakin' war criminal. And he's a liar to boot, and I've got this quirky attitude -- I HATE war criminals and liars.

Disclaimer: I got conned into voting for the sack of sh*t, and have regretted doing so from day #1.

Great post. So few words, yet each word hits home with the power of a sledge hammer, and I agree with each and every single word.


-R-
The Democratic Party is now a party of foreign wars, harboring torturers, and selling insurance policies. What it could have been and what it has become is a crying shame.
"What it could have been and what it has become is a crying shame."

Oh, Peter, so true, so true.

Color me naive, but I cried on inauguration day in 2009. I had listened to Kennedy's inauguration speech on YouTube the night before, and I was entirely convinced that the Obama Administration was going to be Camelot II.

I was so sure he was going to prosecute Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld. I was so sure he had the balls to do the right thing, and fix the economy. I was so sure that we'd all be back to work soon, the bankers would be made to pay for their evil manipulations, the hero would marry the girl in the last 5 minutes of the movie, and we'd all live happily ever after.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, like I said, painfully naive. And old enough to know better.

Two years later, and51 years old this month, still unemployed, can't even get hired at McDonalds, I'm a 99er, all my unemployment benefits are exhausted. I am eating only by the grace of Food Stamps, and grateful for that, but massively humiliated.

But hey, the banks and Wall Street brokerages are posting record profits and paying record bonuses! So, what's Bernanke's solution? Print more money and give it to the banks, that will fix the economy for sure!

O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
o'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?

Uhh, no, Francis, it doesn't.
We are now just short of 2 years into the Obama administration. So for those of you think that Bush was a war criminal you can now apply that to President Obama. The wars continue, the acts of war continue, and President Obama didn't stop it.

For those of you who are the blame the Republicans for stopping everything you have a problem. During the Obama administration he had a super majority in Congress so he didn't need a single Republican vote to do anything. So if it didn't happen you have nobody to blame except the Democrats and President Obama.
R, almost two years or excuses.
C, for some war crimes people were hung, for others, imprisoned. Giving orders to torture prisoners falls into the more extreme punishment category.
catnliar's disdain for facts and definitions is riotous, were it not so perverted and despicable.

Can you you define supermajority? Can you supply the numbers to back up your contention that "During the Obama administration he had a super majority in Congress . . .?"

I expect no answers, but if one appears it will only add to the LONG and growing list of catnliar lies.

Lies all the time; every day and on any and all subjects.
D, don't sit it out. There are others besides Dems andReps. A vote for any other party will show where the votes are to be had if the major parties deal. Perhaps if the Dems had dealt with the Greens, we wouldn't be having the problems we are having now.