06 Jan Happy 2011, Now Let’s Throw the Bums Out!
Today, MoveOn.org tried to get me worked up about the fact that Maine’s rabid new governor wants to tell Obama to “go to hell!” So what? Most progressives should be echoing him!
On the political front, this is my most urgent plea: THE LEFT SHOULD TELL OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS (ASAP) THAT WE ARE THROUGH WITH THEM, JUST AS THE RIGHT SHOULD BE GIVING THE REPUBLICANS PRECISELY THE SAME MESSAGE.
2010’s MIDTERM ELECTION SHOULD GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS THE LAST ELECTION DICTATED BY THE TWO-HEADED HYDRA OF THIS ANTI-AMERICAN CORPORATIST DUOPOLY.
THE ESTABLISHMENT (“Left” and “Right”) IS OUR SHARED ENEMY, BEHIND THE ASSAULT ON OUR CONSTITUTION and THE MASSIVE TRANSFER OF WEALTH TO THE TOP 1%.
Reality: Although the “Tea Party” was largely the creation of the corporate media, there is a genuine conservative outrage in the nation that Obama and the Democrats spurned their mandate and continued Bush’s transformation of America into a corporatist state: rewarding Wall St. fraud with the increasingly broken spine of the middle class (pension funds defrauded, millions illegally evicted from their homes, hundreds of thousands of public workers laid off); letting PhRMA and AHIP write the insurance “reform” law; expanding terrorist wars that benefit extremists and kill women and children with globally-deployed drones (at a 10:1 ratio, civs:militants, per the conservative Brookings Institute); and persecuting honest journalists, liberals, Muslims, and labor unions.
Believe it or not, many non-establishment conservatives (REAL conservatives) across the country share progressives’ disappointment on these issues! They don’t like the Wall St. bailout, National RomneyCare, or the war in Afghanistan any more than we do! They want to see the Federal Reserve audited — WE SHOULD JOIN THEM ON THESE FRONTS!
Consider where Bush and Obama have led us: It is now “okay” in America (not even worthy of discussion in the corporate media) that the President can order the assassination of an American citizen with NO due process, whatsoever. Right now, OBAMA is jailing and torturing an American soldier, Bradley Manning, who has not even been charged with a crime (seven months of solitary, involuntary drugging, and no exercise are reportedly having a devastating effect on this young man — a HERO if he is “guilty” of leaking America’s least classified documents and trying to shake-up a journalistic establishment that is still “selling WMD lies,” in one form or another — like the current nonsensical clamor for “austerity” — sacrificing the economy of the many, to create the economy for the few).
Conservative outrage is not misplaced (no matter how foolish Tea Party types appear, spouting the empty and backwards “Socialism” and “Death Panels” rhetoric of corporate plants like Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin).
If MoveOn had any sense, the organization would urge its members to give the Dems the finger and reach out to locally organized Tea Parties and other conservatives across the nation, RIGHT NOW (urging them to do likewise for the GOP).
TOGETHER we can pressure this “Bad Cop-Worse Cop” government to restore the Bill of Rights, end the wars, rebuild our infrastructure, and prosecute the Wall St. Criminals who pillaged our economy… or WE CAN REPLACE THEM.
YES, WE CAN.