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2012-06-18 10:25:16 AM
He doesn't support Obama because he isn't progressive enough. So the people who think Obama is too Conservative should vote for Romney or stay home?
 
2012-06-18 10:35:38 AM

mrshowrules: He doesn't support Obama because he isn't progressive enough. So the people who think Obama is too Conservative should vote for Romney or stay home?


Yes, so he thinks Obama is too conservative, so the answer is to make the guy who is even more conservative president. That'll teach those progressives (and people like gays who want equal rights)!
 
2012-06-18 10:39:31 AM
It's always ugly when they turn on their own.

Romney 2012 for the win!
 
2012-06-18 10:40:50 AM
Because the strategy of "Don't vote for Obama because he's not progressive enough" worked so well in 2010.
 
2012-06-18 10:49:40 AM

mrshowrules: He doesn't support Obama because he isn't progressive enough. So the people who think Obama is too Conservative should vote for Romney or stay home?


I just have to feel bad for submitter on this one. Submitter, you should take some time today to evaluate your life and your choices, think about how you got here. Call your mother, tell her you love her.
 
2012-06-18 10:59:33 AM
I wish Obama's positions were further to the left, but, you know what? I'm still voting for him because the alternative is to turn the reigns over to a shameless plutocrat who doesn't give a shiat about anybody who isn't in his tax bracket.

It's pretty obvious that Obama isn't a "Socialist" or even a "Democratic Socialist" and his policies are essentially Center Right, but he's also not completely unhinged or trying to force the poor and middle classes to bear the brunt of any "austerity" measures.
 
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2012-06-18 11:07:01 AM
I'm sure Romney will be much more progressive. Sometimes people on the Left wing of the Democratic party seem more interested in maintaining their own influence within the party than in winning elections.
 
2012-06-18 11:17:44 AM
He doesn't like Obama, because Obama isn't a socialist.
 
2012-06-18 11:18:07 AM
'President Obama must be defeated in the coming election. He has failed to advance the progressive cause in the United States.'

Defeat him with a rich corporatist! That'll advance the progressive agenda!
 
2012-06-18 11:20:19 AM
he'll still get the socialist vote.
 
2012-06-18 11:20:43 AM
You know, this guy seems pretty stupid.
 
2012-06-18 11:21:00 AM
This is the same logic Republicans use about the health care law. "like 50% of the people oppose it!" yeah and like half of them oppose it because it's too conservative
 
2012-06-18 11:21:18 AM

GoodyearPimp: 'President Obama must be defeated in the coming election. He has failed to advance the progressive cause in the United States.'

Defeat him with a rich corporatist! That'll advance the progressive agenda!


Yeah, that has to be the dumbest logic of all. "Obama isn't to the left enough so let's make sure the far far far far right take power."

Such a brilliant plan is sure to succeed!
 
2012-06-18 11:23:28 AM

Satanic_Hamster: GoodyearPimp: 'President Obama must be defeated in the coming election. He has failed to advance the progressive cause in the United States.'

Defeat him with a rich corporatist! That'll advance the progressive agenda!

Yeah, that has to be the dumbest logic of all. "Obama isn't to the left enough so let's make sure the far far far far right take power."

Such a brilliant plan is sure to succeed!


How did this guy get to be a professor at Harvard, of all places?
 
2012-06-18 11:24:31 AM
He lives in Brazil, what does he care if Romney lets the Koch ass-rape US?
 
2012-06-18 11:24:44 AM
mrshowrules:

He doesn't support Obama because he isn't progressive enough. So the people who think Obama is too Conservative should vote for Romney or stay home?

I would point out there have been several left-wing third parties for decades now, but they can't win because nobody will vote for them because mainstream media say they can't win because nobody will vote for them because they listen to mainstream media which says they can't win because...

See for example the Sociality Party USA. (link)
 
2012-06-18 11:25:16 AM

Mentat: Because the strategy of "Don't vote for Obama because he's not progressive enough" worked so well in 2010.


Obama was up for election in 2010?
 
2012-06-18 11:25:19 AM
This all seems totally legit and well thought out.
 
2012-06-18 11:25:49 AM

Satanic_Hamster: GoodyearPimp: 'President Obama must be defeated in the coming election. He has failed to advance the progressive cause in the United States.'

Defeat him with a rich corporatist! That'll advance the progressive agenda!

Yeah, that has to be the dumbest logic of all. "Obama isn't to the left enough so let's make sure the far far far far right take power."

Such a brilliant plan is sure to succeed!


Harvard Law professors aren't known for their intellect. It's pretty much "kill all capitalists and heterosexuals" over there.
 
2012-06-18 11:25:49 AM
Unger says it's time to clean out the White House.

www.suprmchaos.com
 
2012-06-18 11:25:55 AM
I'd really like to have a viable option other than Obama. But Romney isn't it.
 
2012-06-18 11:26:26 AM
Who cares what an ivory tower elitist thinks?
 
2012-06-18 11:26:45 AM
So vote Republican.
 
2012-06-18 11:27:39 AM

The One True TheDavid: I would point out there have been several left-wing third parties for decades now, but they can't win because nobody will vote for them they never get enough ballot access to be relevant


FTFY
 
2012-06-18 11:27:45 AM
Fortunately all the problems in Brazil are taken care of so this professor is afforded the luxury of meddling in American politics.
 
2012-06-18 11:28:13 AM

Noam Chimpsky: Harvard Law professors aren't known for their intellect. It's pretty much "kill all capitalists and heterosexuals" over there.


See, this is why you're an incompetent troll.
 
2012-06-18 11:28:22 AM
Citrate1007: \

He doesn't like Obama, because Obama isn't a socialist.

And he's correct.
 
2012-06-18 11:28:26 AM

GoodyearPimp: 'President Obama must be defeated in the coming election. He has failed to advance the progressive cause in the United States.'

Defeat him with a rich corporatist! That'll advance the progressive agenda!


Hey, it worked with Al Gore. They let Bush take over and the country hated him so much they elected...a Democratic that has gone slightly to the right of Gore. Okay, so that didn't work but at least there wasn't any lasting damage.
 
2012-06-18 11:29:39 AM

The One True TheDavid: mrshowrules:

He doesn't support Obama because he isn't progressive enough. So the people who think Obama is too Conservative should vote for Romney or stay home?

I would point out there have been several left-wing third parties for decades now, but they can't win because nobody will vote for them because mainstream media say they can't win because nobody will vote for them because they listen to mainstream media which says they can't win because...

See for example the Sociality Party USA. (link)


It has nothing to do with the media; it's because voting third party usually results in the least desired outcome.
 
2012-06-18 11:29:44 AM
So, his entire video can be boiled down to two sentiments:

1. Obama wasn't liberal enough in his social policy or conservative enough in his fiscal policy

2. We should elect a Republican so that Americans can suffer enough that they'll welcome a true progressive with open arms in 2016.


Seems like a well-thought-out position all the way around.
 
2012-06-18 11:31:08 AM
Also, props to the Daily Heil for shouting this from the rooftops.
 
2012-06-18 11:31:59 AM
Funny, this is the same argument the Tea Party types make about not re-electing RINOs. Look how awesome that has worked out for the country.
 
2012-06-18 11:32:29 AM
So, how long til we start seeing these emails flying all over the place, saying, "Obama's own supporters won't vote for him!", without anybody actually paying attention to the reasons why and saying things like, "Let's vote this Socialist Kenyan out!"
 
2012-06-18 11:33:26 AM
Obama's not liberal enough, so vote Republican?

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2012-06-18 11:37:28 AM

xnecron: So, his entire video can be boiled down to two sentiments:

1. Obama wasn't liberal enough in his social policy or conservative enough in his fiscal policy

2. We should elect a Republican so that Americans can suffer enough that they'll welcome a true progressive with open arms in 2016.


Seems like a well-thought-out position all the way around.


Tried this already. Remember 8 years of Bush and the disaster it created. You want to give the American voter enough rope to hang themselves but they are more likely to just become addicted to autoerotic asphyxiation
 
2012-06-18 11:37:35 AM

xnecron: So, his entire video can be boiled down to two sentiments:

1. Obama wasn't liberal enough in his social policy or conservative enough in his fiscal policy

2. We should elect a Republican so that Americans can suffer enough that they'll welcome a true progressive with open arms in 2016.


Seems like a well-thought-out position all the way around.


He actually sounds like a college student: "Bof sidez are teh samez! Obama sux because he didn't give us all free healthcare and eradicate Big Business!!"

Economically, the only big policy difference between Obama and Romney is that one is for TAX CUTZ and deregulation, the other is for TAX CUTZ AND DEREGULATION. Surely, Unger is not suggesting that we let the right's ultra-laissez-faire philosophy loose again because it'd be functionally identical to Obama's mostly-laissez-faire philosophy.

It's like saying "Eh, losing .1pt of blood an hour is functionally equivalent to losing .2pt of blood an hour." Maybe at a macro level, like the Earth is at the parsec scale crammed in with the rest of the solar system (and the sun), but at such a scale all meaning is useless.

Like a hipster douche wanting your popular thing to fail so that an organic, retro, community-sourced style of that thing becomes popular, even though we know that some other overcommercialized thing will take its place.
 
2012-06-18 11:37:41 AM

Usurper4: So, how long til we start seeing these emails flying all over the place, saying, "Obama's own supporters won't vote for him!", without anybody actually paying attention to the reasons why and saying things like, "Let's vote this Socialist Kenyan out!"


Negative two years?
 
2012-06-18 11:37:46 AM
Why don't we just elect Jack Gurney? He will help us remember how to punish.
 
2012-06-18 11:38:22 AM
It's about as rational as the GOP campaign theme..Obama didn't fix the mess we made fast enough. Kick him out!
 
2012-06-18 11:38:35 AM
You fools. Everyone knows Obama didn't really go to Harvard. Where are his grades? How come no one there remembers him at all? This is a false flag operation with a stalking horse. I seen the Norks and the Chicoms do this back in Nam. Don't question me.
 
2012-06-18 11:39:07 AM

qorkfiend: The One True TheDavid: mrshowrules:

He doesn't support Obama because he isn't progressive enough. So the people who think Obama is too Conservative should vote for Romney or stay home?

I would point out there have been several left-wing third parties for decades now, but they can't win because nobody will vote for them because mainstream media say they can't win because nobody will vote for them because they listen to mainstream media which says they can't win because...

See for example the Sociality Party USA. (link)

It has nothing to do with the media; it's because voting third party usually results in the least desired outcome.


Why? Could it be because not enough people vote for the party? Because....
 
2012-06-18 11:40:08 AM

xnecron: So, his entire video can be boiled down to two sentiments:

1. Obama wasn't liberal enough in his social policy or conservative enough in his fiscal policy

2. We should elect a Republican so that Americans can suffer enough that they'll welcome a true progressive with open arms in 2016.


Seems like a well-thought-out position all the way around.


I like to shoot myself in the foot so that I can gain a proper appreciation for comfortable footwear.
 
2012-06-18 11:40:58 AM
mrshowrules:

You want to give the American voter enough rope to hang themselves but they are more likely to just become addicted to autoerotic asphyxiation

Instead of doing the decent thing and simply strangling to death.

It's time we created another American People.
 
2012-06-18 11:44:01 AM

The One True TheDavid: qorkfiend: The One True TheDavid: mrshowrules:

He doesn't support Obama because he isn't progressive enough. So the people who think Obama is too Conservative should vote for Romney or stay home?

I would point out there have been several left-wing third parties for decades now, but they can't win because nobody will vote for them because mainstream media say they can't win because nobody will vote for them because they listen to mainstream media which says they can't win because...

See for example the Sociality Party USA. (link)

It has nothing to do with the media; it's because voting third party usually results in the least desired outcome.

Why? Could it be because not enough people vote for the party? Because....


If you want to be taken seriously as a party running enough candidates so that you actually have a chance (however minuscule) of gaining a plurality is probably the bare minimum achievement. I dare you to find a third party that has managed to even come close to doing this. The Maine Greens have a ballot line for Christ's sake and they still don't even make a show of running enough people for the Statehouse, let alone Congress.
 
2012-06-18 11:44:26 AM

Satanic_Hamster: GoodyearPimp: 'President Obama must be defeated in the coming election. He has failed to advance the progressive cause in the United States.'

Defeat him with a rich corporatist! That'll advance the progressive agenda!

Yeah, that has to be the dumbest logic of all. "Obama isn't to the left enough so let's make sure the far far far far right take power."

Such a brilliant plan is sure to succeed!


Leftie logic. What more did you expect?
 
2012-06-18 11:44:57 AM

mrshowrules: He doesn't support Obama because he isn't progressive enough. So the people who think Obama is too Conservative should vote for Romney or stay home?


Yeah, this. I'm not a fan of many of the things typically spoken of today as "progressive causes." But from a detached standpoint, this seems like a rather counterproductive tactic on the part of those who champion such causes. Certainly Romney isn't going to be more favorable than Obama would, and in many cases he'll be decidedly less favorable. There are many perfectly valid reasons one might oppose a political candidate, but not doing what the other contestants in the race are also not going to do isn't one of them.

A tactic like this might have made sense before (or very early in) the primary season. At that time, challenger -perhaps Dennis Kucinich- might have been able to emerge and defeat the incumbent there. But in the election's current climate, this tactic makes no sense at all.
 
2012-06-18 11:45:29 AM

WorldCitizen: mrshowrules: He doesn't support Obama because he isn't progressive enough. So the people who think Obama is too Conservative should vote for Romney or stay home?

Yes, so he thinks Obama is too conservative, so the answer is to make the guy who is even more conservative president. That'll teach those progressives (and people like gays who want equal rights)!


They're learning, I swear!

2010 gave many of them a "Doh!" moment. If they don't vote for the more progressive candidate of the two, the least progressive candidate wins.

Some of them are realizing to get things to shift, you really do have to vote for the lesser of two evils. Then next time, you have a higher probability of getting someone more to your liking.

The message the Democratic Party receives when they lose because progressives sat out isn't "Hmm, we need to move left if we want to win this district" it's "Hmm the more conservative candidate won in this district, we better put up a more conservative candidate next time."
 
2012-06-18 11:45:52 AM

SithLord: Leftie logic. What more did you expect?


See, Noam? THIS is quality trolling. It's funny, it's factual, and it's reasonable.
 
2012-06-18 11:46:15 AM

The One True TheDavid: mrshowrules:

He doesn't support Obama because he isn't progressive enough. So the people who think Obama is too Conservative should vote for Romney or stay home?

I would point out there have been several left-wing third parties for decades now, but they can't win because nobody will vote for them because mainstream media say they can't win because nobody will vote for them because they listen to mainstream media which says they can't win because...

See for example the Sociality Party USA. (link)


CSB:

My great-great grandfather served as Treasurer of the Socialist Party in Massachusetts back in 1898 and was a delegate to their convention in 1902.

/CSB
 
2012-06-18 11:47:56 AM
Did anyone else read a whole heck of a lot of butthurt oozing from this headline? Subby, you want some cream for that?
 
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