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Forum Post: Mr. Obama.....Tear Down That Aisle!

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 13, 2013, 12:14 a.m. EST by alterorabolish1 (569)
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Reagan challenged the Russian leader to... TEAR DOWN THAT WALL, when it had existed over 40 years dividing Berlin. I still marvel that it actually happened.

Neither Reagan nor the Russian leader could actually tear down the wall, but it miraculously happened. The world rejoiced.

At a time when our government has been taken over by corporate power, we need no aisle to divide us! Obama should call for solidarity!

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[-] 3 points by ancientmariner (275) 1 year ago

"Oh, if only Obama would compromise with the people that we are accusing him of compromising with, that would solve everything!"

How's that for a line of mindf--k?!!

[-] 3 points by ancientmariner (275) 1 year ago

Classic troll thread brought to you by the paid agents of the 1%. Classic effort to confuse both the real issues and the means of achieving change.

Goal A: convince them all politicians are the same, and are equally implicated - a lie.

Goal B: Promote cynicism about the electoral process - the Only remaining effective avenue of social transformation.

This thread shows clearly the tack both the trolls here, and the Republican Party will take in their efforts to diffuse this movement.

[-] -3 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 1 year ago

You're at least correct that I'm here to promote cynicism, everything else you wrote is false.

I went to NY from Florida for the first anniversary of Occupy last September along with other local Occupy events, from the beginning. I'm baffled how the R Party will use me to diffuse this movement.

We disagree on the means of achieving change.

The Revolution is Love! Solidarity.

[-] 2 points by ancientmariner (275) 1 year ago

I wonder if you have any idea what a see-through liar you are?

[-] -3 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 1 year ago

No, I have no idea. Absolutely clueless what it means that you can see-through.

[-] 2 points by WSmith (1377) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

Over half of Congress, especially on the Con side of that aisle are exclusive agents of the "Corporate Power" you warn of. Nothing good comes from getn' with them, unless you like being sabotaged from within. The overt sabotage is plenty damaging!

[-] 0 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 1 year ago

I agree with Chris Hedges that the corporate coup has already taken place. We now have to take our country back! Think about that!

TEAR DOWN THAT AISLE and bring on The Revolution of Love.

Solidarity!

[+] -4 points by DeathsHead1 (-111) 1 year ago

Yeah. Only the democrats are pure and wholesome. Whatever..

[-] 2 points by WSmith (1377) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

Yeah, whatever man!

Only the RepubliCons are pure avarice and evil!

[-] 0 points by penguento (362) 1 year ago

Fat chance. Obama thrives on the nastiness of cut-throat partisan politics. He's a Chicago machine politician. That says it all. He'd rather blame the Republicans for failure than include them in a mutual success.

[-] -1 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 1 year ago

Because Obama says some wonderful things in his speeches, while it may be a fat chance, I can still hope. I never expected Reagan to make his historic statement to take down that wall.

Blaming the other party so that we get more of the same has been happening for a long time.

The Revolution is Love and we need solidarity.

[-] 0 points by penguento (362) 1 year ago

I appreciate the hope. I had the same hope initially, and voted for him the first time because of it. Regrettably, he hasn't turned out to be the man either of us hoped for. At is turns out, he's a machine politician, whose first and only goal is to end up on top, regardless of the cost. And he's got a fighter's instincts -- when he smells blood, he goes for the jugular. And now that he's on top, and doesn't have to face re-election, there are no downside consequences for playing hardball. So he will. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think I will be.

[-] 0 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 1 year ago

From the the speech he made in Cairo years ago, to the SOTU last night, his words are excellent and I've had hope that he might make a difference. His actions, however, caused me to vote third party this past November.

If Reagan's words could cause the fall of the Iron Curtain, maybe Obama will bring on the fall of an aisle dividing us. I don't intend to count on that and will continue to believe in the spirit of Occupy.

[-] 0 points by penguento (362) 1 year ago

They're opposites, really. Reagan talked a lot of trash, but in the back room, he was willing to cut the deal. Obama speaks most eloquently, but in the back room, where the deal is made, he's a thug. I'd rather have somebody who speaks like a thug, but is willing to deal. And I don't even like Reagan.

[-] -2 points by derain (-178) 1 year ago

your handlers have given you the new apporach,......praise obama and try not to attack opposing views, too much. you're hilariously unintentionally funny.

[-] -2 points by auargent (-600) 1 year ago

obama and his agenda are dead in the water. all noise with no content.

[-] 0 points by penguento (362) 1 year ago

I agree. It's not about solving problems, it's about being the one that wins the political fight. Too bad for the rest of us, since we're the ones that will pay the price for it.

[-] -2 points by auargent (-600) 1 year ago

obama , the empty suit, shows contempt for the constitution . rules by executive order.

[-] -1 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 1 year ago

Obama and all of Washington are puppets of corporate power.

[-] -1 points by peacehurricane (293) 1 year ago

Yes and the fed needs to be shut down! Get out from under the common denominator to all our troubles and for 1/2 the taxes we now pay.

[-] -1 points by Nader (74) 1 year ago

There already is solidarity on both sides of the aisle. Solidarity with their corporate masters. Both parties are bought off by big $$, the Democrats just do a better job of hiding it.

[-] 1 points by repubsRtheprob (1209) 1 year ago

How have the dems hidden their allegiance of corp masters?

[-] -1 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 1 year ago

Agreed, well said including the dems doing a better job of hiding it. Obama isn't the lessor evil, he's actually the more effective evil. I like his words, but don't like his actions. The solidarity must be pushed on all of them by we, the 99%.

[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

If McCain were doing the things he is doing, the streets would look much different.