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Obama Retreats!



Obama has begun his political retreat. Of course, how can you retreat when you haven’t made any forward progress?

Now Obama, with the bulk of the Democratic Party tagging along–together with some Republicans–has found the old-time religion, American-style, and is preaching “bi-partisanship,” “moderation,” and “centrism.” These, as usual, are code words for the status quo.

But the center can not hold! Things have gone too far. The string has run out on a debt-based economy.

The bulk of Republicans, in the meantime, are holding back. Their hope is, without doing anything or offering anything in the way of an alternative, that the corporate-owned game of musical chairs will once again swing in their favor.

In the meantime, the liberals sit on their hands and hope that Obama “comes to his senses.” Au contraire! Obama is quite conscious in his decision-making. He is consciously using the mass unemployment to push down wages which BOTH parties agree are too high. He rationally chose to escalate the Afghanistan war, while ¬†drastically increasing drone-attack “targeted assassinations” (a war crime) in Pakistan. He “logically” chose to bail out the banks, while doing next to nothing about jobs.

The liberals offer no real solutions while embarrassingly clinging to Obama’s frayed coat tails. They do this even as their candidate of “change” follows in Bush’s war-criminal footsteps. They make excuse after excuse for the President’s bloody behavior abroad and his domestic carelessness for all things non-corporate.

While Democrats sit on their hands and Republicans play their waiting game, the Tea Party Movement has built up a head of steam. They denounce the status quo, talk “revolution,” demand the dismantling of the Federal Reserve and other radical sounding solutions.

The Tea Party folks display energy, enthusiasm and will power to reach their goal. However, their movement is starting to come unglued because of their own ideological short-comings. For example, they continually bash Obama’s alleged “socialism” when, in fact, he is as dedicated as Bush to corporate rule.

The Tea Party Movement ignores the myriad wars though they are wrecking the economy. Partly, this is out of a sense of faux-patriotism. But what is patriotic about sacrificing our brave men & women for something other than defense of the country?

We could go on but you know the drill.

We need street politics whereas I fear the Tea Party will end up as electoral cannon fodder for a bankrupt GOP.

STREET POLITICS!

If that doesn’t work, La Cagoule.

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About mauryk2

Vietnam veteran. Succeeded Jeff Sharlett as editor of VIETNAM GI, 1st anti-war paper put out by Nam vets. Edited RAP!, underground paper at Ft Benning. Until retirement from Postal Service, put out the POSTAL HARDHITTER, another underground newsletter. Presently, I'm a free lance writer.

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