The left must abandon the doomed ritual of squeaking timid reproaches to Obama, only to have the counselors at Obama’s elbow contemptuously dismiss them, as did Rahm Emanuel, who correctly divined their near-zero capacity for effective challenge. Two more years of the same downward slide, courtesy of bipartisanship and “working together”?
No way. Run, Russ, Run!Whatever curse word is your favorite, that's what Alexander is.
I say that because I don't want Russ Feingold to run for president?
If Russ wants to run, he should run. I'd most likely support his run. (Between him, Barack and GOP, I'd support him. I do not, however, know everyone who's planning to run in 2012.) But it's hilarious to watch a snake like Alexander hiss.
Are we supposed to forget how much Cockburn WHORED for Barack Obama?
What's that little ___'s name. The one C.I. used to have some respect for before she showed her true colors in 2008? That ugly woman whose hair looks like pubes? Joanne something. With a W. Closet-Communist and at her late age that's especially embarrassing. But Alex used Joanne and others to clear the field for Barack.
Every now and then, he'd offer a little light about Barack, but only every now and then.
Most of the time he was Whoring for Barack.
Now he wants to act otherwise?
That's why I have no respect for that entire family. I know the granddaughter or wahtever she is is in acting trouble and won't find gainful employment to be proud of in the entertainment industry. She's in some Spielberg or Spielberg-related film and she's horrible. A friend of C.I.'s brought it over Thanksgiving Day, some of the woman's scenes, so everyone could laugh. They're going to have to work overtime in editing but most likely won't. She's the 'girl' in a cast of a dozen or so men. It's about cowboys fighting aliens or some garbage and, in her takes, she looks wasted -- like she's drunk or on drugs. I couldn't stop laughing at her bad attempts at acting.
I know her elders in the family like Alex and crazy Laura and the rest are going to have to enjoy their life on the bottom rungs of the media ladder because there is no elevator that will lift them any higher.
It's fitting because they won't get honest.
Now Alexander wants to play brave and call out Barack?
Kiss my ass. I've been doing it for years now. I'm not in the mood for a guttersnipe like Alexander to come along and pretend he's been big and brave all along when all he's done is whore. Add to it that he's setting Russ Feingold up for a fall.
I don't mean that Russ can't beat Barack. I have no idea what would happen and, again, a GOP, Barack and Russ, Russ would get my vote.
But before 2012 rolled around, Russ would be battered around by the press. Alexander wants to pretend otherwise.
The chicken s**t who whored for Barack now wants to throw Russ into oncoming traffic and I find that disgusting.
I hope Russ does run if he wants but I'm not crazy enough to pretend -- as Alex does -- that it will be a cakewalk. If Russ wants it, I think he can win it, but it's going to be painful and people need to stop setting him up as the shield they're going to hide behind.
Alexander Cockburn's a coward and will remain so until he gets honest about how he whored in 2008.
I'll offer him a tip: Tell your niece to stop jutting her chin out at odd angles. That especially caused laughter when the footage was being screened. If Ali MacGraw and Candice Bergen acted with their nostrils -- as Pauline Kael obsevered many a time -- Alexander's niece acts with her chin.
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