(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
A whole pile of people know that it is Obama and the Democrats that refuse to support
medicare for all the public option, despite the fact that is what a most of the country wants. If mandates, a middle class tax, fines, medicare cuts, and no public option is the best Obama and the Democrats can do with a mandate and a solid majority, they deserve to lose their jobs.
They gave pharma and the insurance companies almost as good a deal as Wall Street got. Free access to our money with no strings attached.
Democrats can run, but they can’t hide. goinsouth pointed out this article to me: Three Polar Politics In Post-Petroleum America, by Stirling Newberry. Here are some tidbits. I encourage you to read the whole thing. I had to force myself to stop collecting the money quotes.
They are managing the liquidation of America.
Hence financial elite money and support shifted to the Moderates, on the proviso that the Moderates did not disturb the Confederate architecture of George W. Bush. No major part of the Bush legacy has been overturned by Obama. None. No major part of the Bush legacy is on the calendar to be overturned. None. Obama’s money mandate is to Do Bush Right.
The “pragmatists” turn out not to be pragmatists, but merely those who have a craving for compromise. Compromise is an excellent tool, but a poor idol.
The public’s support for his policies has ebbed. His entire political thesis, that he would do small good things, and this would buy him capital, was historically idiotic, and is already turning bad.
Members of Congress without the moral clarity to recognize this equivalence will be condemned by history. Their spinelessness and lack of will when confronted with the power of the insurance industry is just as morally bankrupt as the American congressmen who bowed to Southern slave-owners.
We’ve been wanting to have a conversation about political reality and where to next. This article opens that door. Which of his thoughts and statements resonate most with you?