|Copyright © Rob Kall, All Rights Reserved. Do not duplicate or post on youtube or other sites without express permission. Creative commons permissions for this site do not apply to audio content or transcripts of audio content.|
Obama's fog of eloquence. Don't listen to the speeches. Look at what
he's doing and who he's meeting with.
That's the problem that the dems, including obama when the speeches end, the back room meetings begin.
his take on Obama...
I've been significantly disappointed. He has so far, not fought for the things that I wish had fought much harder for.
This is not a great progressive achievement. It's a washington achievement.
Nancy did become one of the more important speakers.... will be good on the fight for financial reform.
Democrats to watch out for... Lieberman, Lincoln, Nelson ... Whitehouse.
The problem with Democrats is everything that happened under Bush and Cheney has continued under Obama and the Democrats.
in a mid-term election, "it's the base, stupid."
Halter running against Blanche Lincoln is a major message to send to Washington.
Obama, Whitehouse, Democratic leadership-- all supporting Blanche Lincoln.
Ohio, Missouri, Florida republican senate seats that Dems have a shot.
20:15 move to podcast.
job situation will determine November elections.
lobbyists are always there.
Way to win... it's hard-- have to keep going back-- demand public option.
We have to be as tenacious and involved as all those lobbyists.
What you don't do is claim credit for mediocrity.
Rahm Emanuel-- does what the president tells him to do.
Progressives in congress--
Pelosi got a lot of progressive legislation passed that died in the graveyard of the senate.
Obama doesn't fight. Has the reputation that he can be rolled.
Israeli Likud leadership doesn't have respect for the president. They think he can be rolled. At same time Iranians are stalling-- they don't respect him. Lobbyists think he can be pushed around or bought, or make bad deals. Republicans think they can attack him with impunity.
We need longetivity--have to stay in the fight and be just as relentless as the right.
We progressives speak for the majority of Americans. Democrats are afraid to call themselves liberal, let alone progressive.
Senior aide to Obama said, supporters of the public option are "left of the left."
Take on Dennis Kucinich's recent episode.
What he says that gets him on MSNBC less.
Size: 28,093,962 -- 0 hrs, 58 min, 31 sec