McAuliffe: Americans Need to Know that Mess Obama Inherited Will Take More Time to Fix


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This week in Washington, I have worked with leading Palestinian-American entrepreneurs and political activists Hani Masri, Samia Farouki and Huda Farouki in raising awareness of the work in Nablus, Palestine of a women’s and children services center, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization. We have had a couple of policy discussions, a large party for young people, and a gala benefit last night featuring Quincy Jones, British barrister and former first lady and human rights activist Cherie Blair, former US President Bill Clinton, and former DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe.
One of the events was a large party at Georgetown’s Cafe Milano Tuesday night — and my friend and NBC Washington Nightside correspondent Janet Donovan put together a nice clip about women’s issues, the economy, health care in the US, the state of Democratic Party politics in the country, and Middle East questions with TYO Chairman and Palestine Note publisher Hani Masri, former Democratic National Committee Chair and Virginia governor candidate Terry McAuliffe, and US House of Representatives Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA).
— Steve Clemons


21 comments on “McAuliffe: Americans Need to Know that Mess Obama Inherited Will Take More Time to Fix

  1. Nancy Waterman says:

    The bank bail-out friends of P.O. are as phony as that $3 bill. The big banks will get all the help and bail-outs they need, will the rest of us ever see any real economic reforms? Don’t hold your breath!
    “Treasury Shields Citigroup as Deletions Undercut Disclosure”


  2. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “What else am I missing?”
    A adequate amount of brain cells.


  3. Cee says:

    This is an interesting read too
    Israel Calls To Attack America
    Adam Gadahn, the “American Taliban,” the lisping, overweight bungler continually calling for the murder of Americans is really named Adam Perlman from a family highly influential in the Anti-Defamation League. The group distributing his threats, SITE Intelligence, contracted to the American government, is run by a former IDF member whose father was executed in Iraq as a Mossad terrorist. SITE Intelligence is the source of the Osama bin Laden tapes long proven to be, not only the wrong voice, but to resemble bin Laden so little as to have become a joke.


  4. Kathleen says:

    Important Read
    Israel Crushes A Palestinian Gandhi: Bil


  5. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Pretty deep thought for someone that can’t even find the question mark key.


  6. DakotabornKansan says:

    Bill Pearlman


  7. DakotabornKansan says:

    Two watermelons can


  8. Don Bacon says:

    Don’t forget independents, there may be one or two TWN readers who are. They may vote R, or Green, or Independent Socialist, etc. Or stay home — that’s a vote too — none of the above. And what does it matter anyhow, except to our inner being, which does mean something.
    Tell me again the difference between Coke and Pepsi?


  9. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “The voters are going to foreclose on the Dems, and not because they like the Repubs particularly but because they want change”
    Thats too optimistic. It implies engagement and activism. Truth is, the left is simply going to stay home. They’ve had it, sick of it, turned off by it, no faith in it. I predict a RECORD low turnout on the left. And on the right, the voters are going to turn out in droves. For months now the rightwing machine has been a finely tuned bugle; inciting, instilling fear, exciting, rallying, bullshitting and goosing. The dems have nothing like it. They’re impotent, ineffective, scattered, vague, disjointed, un-unified, a day late and a dollar short.
    On the weekends Fox is non-stop pre-election rallying. And what’s MSNBC do??? Airs shows, ad nauseum, about life in prison. It would be funny if it wasn’t so fuckin’ pathetic. I have NEVER seen such a bunch of embarrassing ineffective cowardly mewling worms in my life as this current crop of Dems is. They DESERVE to lose. But the people don’t deserve what their loss is going do to us and the country.


  10. Don Bacon says:

    The voters are going to foreclose on the Dems, and not because they like the Repubs particularly but because they want change. How ironic. But as always the only change will be in the bobble-heads who do the corporate bidding which is sinking USS America.
    Corporations are like people, the Supremes have decided, and no matter where they come from they have the free speech right to spend money buying politicians without having to worry about any of the messy citizenship obligations that ordinary mortals have to bear like observing the law and contributing to the common welfare.
    Thomas Jefferson, late in his life in the early days of corporations, warned that if power was going to shift into the hands of what he called “banking institutions and moneyed incorporations” then the democratic experiment would be over: we’d have a form of absolutism worse than what the colonists had struggled against.
    There’s nothing in the Constitution about corporations. This whole concept of corporate power was concocted by judges, especially the most recent ruling on corporate spending freedom in campaigns which didn’t even derive from a case before the Court — it was entirely judicial activism favoring corporations.
    So let’s not be diverted by personality issues — it largely doesn’t matter.


  11. DakotabornKansan says:

    What Happened to Change We Can Believe In?
    Terry McAuliffe says,


  12. DakotabornKansan says:



  13. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “Despite a pledge from the Obama administration to begin its troop drawdowns next July, this ongoing base-construction splurge, when put together with recent signals from the White House, civilians at the Pentagon, and top military commanders, including Afghan war chief General David Petraeus, suggests that the process may be drawn out over many years. During a recent interview with ABC News senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz, for instance, Petraeus affirmed the president’s July 2011 timeline, but added a crucial caveat. “It will be a pace that is determined by conditions,” he said”
    Someone needs to asks this fuckin’ ghoul…
    “Conditions where, in Afghanistan, or Washington DC?”
    These guys aren’t stupid. They know that the Dems are about to experience a crushing defeat, and that Obama is a one termer that will literally crawl out of the White House, humiliated and loathed. It doesan’t matter what empty promises the spineless Obama makes to his country. Even if he gets a second term, he has already shown us he has no intention of keeping promises he makes along the way. And if he doesn’t get a second term, what does it matter what he promises us? Besides, all the Republicans have to do is fart, and Obama gives in to them, mumbling idiotic platitudes about “bi-partisanship”.
    We aren’t getting out of Afghanistan any time soon, and if these bloodsuckers coming into power have their way, thats not the only place we’ll be spilling buckets of Muslim blood.


  14. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “US dug in for long haul in Afghanistan”
    “Plans by the Pentagon to spend billions of dollars upgrading and expanding the network of forward operating bases in Afghanistan suggest that the military’s long-term strategy differs greatly from the July 2011 drawdown promised by President Barack Obama. From runways and helicopter parking to PXs and dog kennels, these bases are becoming too permanent for an imminent withdrawal”
    Meanwhile, I see the vampire Hillary has hired 7,000 more mercenaries, seeing if she can salvage that clusterfuck in Iraq without exposing the unsuccess of the surge.


  15. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “Americans Need to Know that Mess Obama Inherited Will Take More Time to Fix”
    Then the cowardly posturing piece of shit shouldn’t have wasted his first two years.


  16. questions says:

    Well, if this guy gets his way, Americans aren’t going to know anything at all!
    He’s a math prof somewhere. And he thinks we teach too much math to kids.
    So it would be better for kids to be unable to understand stats, mortgage rates, compound interest, the electoral calculus, Wall St.’s depredations, survey data, or anything else.
    Wow. We’ve really come a long way, baby!
    He writes:
    “So it is with math education. A lot of effort and money has been spent to make mathematics seem essential to everybody’s daily life. There are even calculus textbooks showing how to calculate — I am not making this up and in fact I taught from such a book — the rate at which the fluid level in a martini glass will go down, assuming, of course, that one sips differentiably. Elementary math books have to be stuffed with such contrived applications; otherwise they won’t be published. ”
    So the fact that calc texts have “fun” if absurd problems as hooks for students PROVES that we shouldn’t teach calc to kids, even though calc is the gateway to stats.
    What’s up with the WaPo?
    At least they have Ezra Klein, who really does nice work.


  17. DakotabornKansan says:

    And speaking of politicians


  18. DakotabornKansan says:

    Eloquence is no guarantee of virtue


  19. Don Bacon says:

    There’s never been a problem with the 0-man’s message, it’s his actions that are the reason that people have abandoned him. More of everything — more debt, more war, more unemployment, more people on food stamps, more people thrown out of their houses, more liberty curtailment, more government mandates in education and healthcare — the list goes on.


  20. angellight says:

    Change is Never easy. It takes 9 months to produce a child and then that child takes 18 years to become a woman or a man. It takes months for a seed to break open the ground and become a seedling and then years for it become a strong tree. But it takes only minutes to destroy something.
    I am so glad that Pres. Obama has the strength and fortitude to bring the message home so clearly as to what is at stake in this election! More jobs overseas? No! — Higher education costs? No! Rising health care costs, rising auto costs, rising home costs, and lower wages, NO! — GOP always gives a no to raising the minimum wage, no to investing into clean renewable energy — which would bring thousands of jobs to our economy. I for one was tired of GOP lies and misrepresentation. I was going to vote, but I was just plain tired of fighting. That is what they want for us to get tired. It took Pres. Roosevelt YEARS to dig us out of the ditch and they know it, but they will not (main stream media) educate the people about it! Well thank God for Pres. Obama’s message. I am energized and fired up!


  21. Don Bacon says:

    No worries, everything’s fixed: the most sweeping overhaul of U.S. financial regulations since the Great Depression, passage of landmark health-care legislation and one of the biggest economic-rescue efforts in U.S. history.


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