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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:44 AM
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So Obama appoints GE's Immelt to a White House panel, and then GE cans Olbermann
Thanks for the implicit "messaging," Mr. President!

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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:45 AM
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1. my thought as well
Obama is probably popping the cork on champagne tonight.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:48 AM
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2. Pure crap. nt
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:49 AM
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3. Bullshit. Immelt is a left-winger, and one of Keith's allies at the parent company.
You'll ignore any amount of facts in order to bash Obama.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:52 AM
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6. A "left-winger!?" Running GE?
Edited on Sat Jan-22-11 12:52 AM by villager
Your post shows how utterly damaged the definition of "left-winger" has become in such a right-wing era.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:53 AM
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10. +100. i think he means something like he's a dlc dem & obama contributor.
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:09 AM
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19. More like a corporate opportunist
His contributions look like nothing more than laying markers for reedemable chits. He gave to Hillary, Mitt, Rudy, and McCain in the same election cycle. RNC and DCCC. Roy Blunt and Debbie Stabenow.

http://www.newsmeat.com/ceo_political_donations/Jeffrey_Immelt.php
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:15 AM
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21. thanks. very liberal of him. maybe that's what the poster means.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:53 AM
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7. link to his "left-wing" credentials?
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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:50 AM
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4. There are no 'coincidences' in politics. n/t
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:51 AM
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5. Comcast fired Keith!
No wait..it was GE!!

And Obama!!1!
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:53 AM
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8. Obama allowed it to happen.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:55 AM
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13. The President has nothing to do with this. n/t
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:01 AM
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16. Other than his FCC approving the merger?
:shrug:
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:05 AM
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17. Sigh.
:eyes:
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:08 AM
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18. Sigh, indeed.
Edited on Sat Jan-22-11 01:09 AM by villager
I couldn't agree more.

BTW, it's not just Obama -- it's the entire illusion of "choice," of there being "two" parties, etc.

The destination they have in mind for us is the same.
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:59 AM
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15. What does Obama have to do with it?
He does not control personnel matters at MSNBC.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:53 AM
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9. I've also read that Maddow's a power hungry alcoholic tonight.
:crazy:
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:54 AM
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11. Well, I will concede, GE only owns 49% now
And Comcast owns 51%

One assumes there was no particular protest from GE, for the move?

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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:54 AM
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12. Yes I'm sure it was all an Obama hatched plan from the West Wing
to have a talkshow host sacked who was a fierce supporter of his going all the way back to the early primaries, and only criticized him very gently whenever they disagreed.

Make sure you know what the hell you are talking about the next time you make a cheap shot at the president.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:57 AM
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14. All I'm saying is: What does this tell us about our politics now?
The day the owner of the GE network is invited to a White House position, and his company shifts 2%- plus "control" to another company, one of their most liberal commentators is canned.

Just look at the "visuals."

It's not an "Obama plot," I grant you (at least we both agree this doesn't constitute "chess!")

It simply tells us what this White House, and the rest of us, are reduced to.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:09 AM
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20. There is some ugly stuff going on at DU this evening. We can't even
be sad without - whoever it is with this crap about Obama's persoanl hand in this and Rachel as an alchoholic.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:16 AM
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22. once more, please show me the part of the post claiming obama had a personal hand in it.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 04:42 AM
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24. :crickets:
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pa28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:27 AM
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23. It's called "getting the finger".
Obama is projecting a crystal clear message. Now that he's chosen to genuflect on corporations in the form of lower taxes and less regulation he's probably got a second term in the bag. As icing on the cake he's re-made his west wing to read like the board of directors on the New York Fed.

It's going to be a long six years for those of us who happen to be outside the bubble. The other 99.8% that is.
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