Dennis “Obama’s reset button” Kucinich on the “Disposition Matrix” – Soulless and Ashamed as he should be

by Scott Creighton

Yeah Dennis… the president did hit the reset button, didn’t he? And to think, without your support, it could never have happened. Great job Dennis. And all it cost is an unconstitutional individual mandate, the NDAA, Libya, Syria, QE∞, the vast expansion of the secret security state, and now the “disposition matrix” an institutionalized process of death squads from above …

There’s no fire left in little Dennis  K. He walks around and gives speeches like he’s at a Shriner’s club meeting or something. His delivery has become the definition of “phoning it in”

Perhaps that’s because he knows everything he says these days in opposition to the system, the Obama/Bush/Clinton neoliberal system, is tarred with the sticky film of his previous betrayal on the single payer universal healthcare fight, which he sold out after taking a little ride on Air Force One.

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Extension of the Patriot Act Fails on Procedural Vote

by Scott Creighton

Well, you take your good news in small doses where you can find it these days. I guess I’m a “glass 1/8th full” kind of guy.

The extension of the Patriot Act failed yesterday on a simple procedural vote.  But, like Kenny points out over at his sideshow, this cloud’s paper-thin silver lining is already tarnishing.

“The bad news is that Patriot Act extension failed because of a procedural move that required a two-thirds majority that fell short with 277 voting yes and 148 voting no. Which means that the majority of Congress are still traitors who don’t give a flip about our rights and who remain shills for the lies of the ‘war on terror.'” Kenny’s Sideshow

To be sure, this is a temporary victory as that they will bring it back with a straight vote which will only need a simple majority to succeed.  It’s defeat probably has more to do with which party submitted this version of the extension and who gets bragging rights for being “tougher on terror” or some other nonsensical B.S.

But at least a few of our representatives are out there pretending to hold firm to the principles that sent them to congress. Take a look at video below of Dennis K. grandstanding about “freedom” and the “constitution” and all that jazz.

Payday for Dennis

Do I really need to remind anyone of how Dennis K. stands up to the powers that be in the White House?

History teaches us that we already know Kucinich’s real focus is to support “Obama’s agenda” over the rule of law when it comes to the unconstitutional Obama health-care bill and its illegal mandate forcing Americans to buy a flawed product from the big insurance companies.

So much for that constitution he brags about carrying around in his pocket.

Here are a few lines from the email Dennis sent to me explaining why he abandoned his support of the constitution and supported Obamacare. See if you can find the recurring theme Dennis hits on over and over again.

“To look at this in terms of the long-term impact on my constituents, of the moment in history in which we now stand, of the impact on the country, of the impact on the Obama presidency, on the impact on the president personally. I had to think about all of this.

… Those claims are just part of an effort to destroy the Obama presidency.

The presidency will be weakened…

… and in contrast to a crippled presidency …

The president will have a stronger hand in domestic and international affairs…

the White House invested so much in this health care bill…

… a very exciting time where the Obama presidency gets a chance to hit the reset button. (excerpts from Dennis Kucinich’s letter explaining his support of Obamacare)

Anybody see it?  I didn’t make it too subtle, did I?

I wonder how Dennis feels these days about supporting that Obama Agenda he was so worried about.

When it comes right down to it, Dennis Kucinich can be counted on to cave on this moral stand just like he did with the Insurance Company Bailout Bill.  But it’s still fun to watch him from time to time. Almost seems like he thinks we have forgotten.

Biden and Kucinich Spin Up a Modern Day “Fox and the Grapes” Fable

by Scott Creighton

There was a time in this country when you could always count on Dennis Kucinich to stand up and speak out against the monied interests that have crippled this nation. Now he dutifully parrots Joe Biden’s talking points right on que.  And as cognitive dissonance goes, this one promises to set a new standard.

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The Health Care Hindenburg Has Landed

by Chris Hedges, TruthDig

Mission Accomplished

Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s decision to vote “yes” in Sunday’s House action on the health care bill, although he had sworn to oppose the legislation unless there was a public option, is a perfect example of why I would never be a politician. I respect Kucinich. As politicians go, he is about as good as they get, but he is still a politician. He has to run for office. He has to raise money. He has to placate the Democratic machine or risk retaliation and defeat. And so he signed on to a bill that will do nothing to ameliorate the suffering of many Americans, will force tens of millions of people to fork over a lot of money for a defective product and, in the end, will add to the ranks of our uninsured.

The claims made by the proponents of the bill are the usual deceptive corporate advertising. The bill will not expand coverage to 30 million uninsured, especially since government subsidies will not take effect until 2014. Families who cannot pay the high premiums, deductibles and co-payments, estimated to be between 15 and 18 percent of most family incomes, will have to default, increasing the number of uninsured. Insurance companies can unilaterally raise prices without ceilings or caps and monopolize local markets to shut out competitors. The $1.055 trillion spent over the next decade will add new layers of bureaucratic red tape to what is an unmanageable and ultimately unsustainable system.

The mendacity of the Democratic leadership in the face of this reality is staggering. Howard Dean, who is a doctor, said recently: “This is a vote about one thing: Are you for the insurance companies or are you for the American people?” Here is a man who once championed the public option and now has sold his soul. What is the point in supporting him or any of the other Democrats? How much more craven can they get?

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FUCK YOU DENNIS KUCINICH- What did you REALLY GET for Selling us out, you piece of shit?

by Scott Creighton

The worse part of this, aside from the passage of this criminal fucking bill and the mandate to force poor working slobs to buy flawed insurance from corrupt corporations, the worse part of all this, is going to be the insufferable Obamaites will use this moment as a coranation of their self-important, self-absorbed, egotistical masterbatory delusions of grandure. There will be no living with these fucking freaks just like it was after Bush’s “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” speech. The fucking morons went on and on in their little cocoons for almost a year, riding high on their self satisfaction. Expect the same from the Obamatrolls. Leave it to Dennis to reignite the Obamalove express. This sets us back a year at least. All because the fascist Obama scared the shit out of some little man.

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Only Dennis Could Kill Single-Payer Healthcare in America

by Scott Creighton

The “progressive” blogs are vibrant today. They are touting the recently accepted Kucinich Amendment to HR 3200 (Obamacare) as the “compromise” we have all been waiting for; a way to pass this draconian healthcare plan monstrosity (that actually serves no-one but the insurance industry) while still maintaining the “HOPE” of having a single-payer not-for-profit healthcare-for-all system sometime in the future.

At a crucial time when dissent was actually making real headway against this raging Obamacare insurance industry bailout plan  (not only on main street but also in the halls of congress) along comes the Kucinich Amendment which will undoubtedly be used by the phony left to justify their “transition” to that of supporting HR3200.

“This is a historic moment for patients, for American families, and for the tens of thousands of nurses and other single-payer activists from coast to coast who can now work in state capitols to pass single-payer bills…” CNA

This meaningless caveat of an amendment will allow legislators to switch sides and support the “mandatory health coverage” bill, HR 3200, and it will also provide just enough of a smoke-screen to enable certain influential liberal and “progressive” blogs and organizations to do the same.

“But this was a win for the people — and it came in the People’s House.” Commondreams

The notion that single-payer advocates will succeed on a state-by-state level after this dramatic failure on the national stage is naive to say the very least; downright disingenuous, is more like it.

In short, Dennis Kucinich, long time champion of real universal healthcare, has just killed single-payer not-for-profit healthcare in America.

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Kucinich Amendment to HR 3200 Remains:States Can Choose “Single Payer” for Themselves. A Nice Effort, that Can’t Work

by Scott Creighton

You have to give the man credit; Dennis Kucinich is one tenacious son-of-a-bitch.

Since Pelosi and the other corrupt representatives in the House have sidelined his single-payer universal health care bill, HR. 676, and since he knows damn well that this Obamacare fraud, HR 3200, is going to pass, what he has done in good faith is attach a provision to the bill that allows states the option of passing their own single-payer universal health care law.  That provision survived it’s first real test in the House yesterday in a committee vote (the link is to a really good TruthDig Radio audio interview of Dennis Kucinich – those of you who can’t view video clips should be able to listen to this).

Unfortunately it won’t make any difference even if it survives the rest of the changes that are sure to come to the Obamacare bill.

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