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2006-03-14 Home Front: Politix
Clooney uses F-word to thrash Democrats
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Posted by tipper 2006-03-14 01:18|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [441 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 George Effin' Clooney. Whatta shame. I actually liked Ocean's Twelve.
Posted by Rafael 2006-03-14 01:59||   2006-03-14 01:59|| Front Page Top

#2 What I take from this is that George Clooney is unafraid to be called unpatriotic.
Posted by eLarson 2006-03-14 09:05|| http://larsonian.blogspot.com]">[http://larsonian.blogspot.com]  2006-03-14 09:05|| Front Page Top

#3 I think Clooney is pointing out the obvious fact that most democrats are so moral-relativistic and pragmatic that they don't stand for anything. Nobody is ever going to vote for a blob for whom "everything is negotiable" and "every argument is reasonable".

From his point of view, those democrats who are just so utterly spineless are like fat that needs to be liposuctioned. He may be right in that.

Since Howard Dean has taken the democrat party into a purely defense mode for the off-year races, all are focusing on the next presidential race.

On one side you have Hillary, the queen of the fat. She has not one single issue she will stand up for and be criticized. She stands for nothing but Hillary.

On the other side is anybody and everybody who will at some point refuse to budge on *something*. Call them the "100 issues" candidates, that is, 100 candidates with one issue each, none overlapping, except an aversion to Hillary.

So, for the next two elections, at least, it will be up to the republicans to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, by making some terrible blunder such as nominating an unpopular candidate solely because he has seniority.
Posted by Anonymoose 2006-03-14 09:24||   2006-03-14 09:24|| Front Page Top

#4 what is most interesting here is the admission that liberals are no longer popular.

If you tune into discussions where dems are talking with other dems about how to mobilize and get the word out, this is becoming a common theme: How to deal with the fact that liberal is now a dirty word.
Posted by 2b 2006-03-14 15:48||   2006-03-14 15:48|| Front Page Top

#5 So, for the next two elections, at least, it will be up to the republicans to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

I predict that the Repubs will do their best to achieve this by taking this opportunity to push too far to the right - making the mistake that the dems are doing saying, we need to be "more conservative", and move further to the far right. The right's ultra conservative party base will be emboldened by the dems weakness and will demand from the primary candidates a candidate so far to the right that he/she won't be acceptable to the general public in the general election.
Posted by 2b 2006-03-14 15:52||   2006-03-14 15:52|| Front Page Top

#6 The actor says Americans need to united and find things on which to agree.

Okay. How about "George Clooney has a very, very, very high opinion of himself"?
Posted by tu3031 2006-03-14 15:53||   2006-03-14 15:53|| Front Page Top

#7 Not to pull punches but I kind of have to wonder if he is as big of a drunk as his aunt was. I kind of doubt it. He may be naturally thick.
Posted by Icerigger 2006-03-14 19:41||   2006-03-14 19:41|| Front Page Top

#8 
If you tune into discussions where dems are talking with other dems about how to mobilize and get the word out, this is becoming a common theme: How to deal with the fact that liberal is now a dirty word.


No doubt the most popular solution involves calling themselves "progressives".
Posted by Robert Crawford">Robert Crawford  2006-03-14 19:44|| http://www.kloognome.com/]">[http://www.kloognome.com/]  2006-03-14 19:44|| Front Page Top

#9 "Being liberal only means your beliefs are based in reality, not fantasy," wrote seattlepatriot. "Oh, by the way, the best thing about being liberal is the fact you can argue any point, and you never have to lie."

Nah. More likely it's that sense of childlike wonder at being confronted every day with a brand-new world full of new exciting things to discover-- because you're too fucking stupid to remember that you discovered them yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that...

You know, the Democratic Party better do something about idiots like this guy, AND FAST. If it doesn't, it's going to go the way of the dodo in less than a decade.

Posted by Dave D.">Dave D.  2006-03-14 19:47||   2006-03-14 19:47|| Front Page Top

#10 Well, George, let's see how good you are at questioning Islamist authority. Hmmmmmm? Like the idea of four chicks. Hmmmmm?
Posted by Thinemp Whimble2412 2006-03-14 20:09||   2006-03-14 20:09|| Front Page Top

#11 Whatta shame. I actually liked Ocean's Twelve

You have more serious problems than George's politics You need to start seeing better movies.
Posted by Formerly Dan 2006-03-14 23:19||   2006-03-14 23:19|| Front Page Top

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