Joe Stack and Self-Determination, & The Difference Between Obama’s Lies and Bush’s Lies

February 19, 2010

A word on the breaking news, Joseph Stack attacks an IRS office in an airplane, seemingly because he felt like he had no voice in a corrupt government which served the rich and not the people. People lash out when they have no hope or feeling of self-determination and control over their lives, and this is just a particularly explosive example.

The main story, Obama lies vs. Bush lies, and why Bush can lie and break the law and destroy the Constitution with no reaction from his party, his base, or conservatives in general, while Obama can’t afford to run that kind of show because progressives actually care about that stuff.
In other words, Bush got away with lying because he was lying “for us”, from the conservative perspective. When what we progressives want is a more accountable and transparent government which serves the people, Obama can’t claim to be on our side when he lies and makes backroom deals.


Gov. Palin A Liberal? Sarah Joins Progressive Movement

February 13, 2010

In a surprising political about-face, Sarah Palin has decided to join the progressive movement. Apparently, someone showed her the polls and she realized that’s where the real populism was and she wanted to be a part of it. Interestingly, she offers some very strong advice for how progressives in America can organize to enact real change.

This video is in two parts, second part after the jump.

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Torture and the Cheney/Pelosi Blame Game – Take Back Talking Points ep 1

February 8, 2010

This is the first episode of Take Back Talking Points, a long-distance forum of progressives meeting via Internet to talk about politics, current events, social issues, and the media, to be released (hopefully weekly) in a series of videos on YouTube as well as in audio podcast form.

This episode, we’ll be talking about torture.

Dick Cheney and Nancy Pelosi lead the players in the torture blame game. Who’s to blame for torture, those who ordered torture or those who let them?

Also, Alex calls for the Bush administration, the Obama administration, and the United States Congress to be thrown in jail.

Zach gets Punk’d by Obama.

And we have a few laughs.

You can see the full episode in YouTube playlist format here, download the mp3 audio podcast here, or view the rest of the videos after the jump.

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