Oh brother! They’ll be coming out of the woodwork, bragging about how right they were. It starts below with this missive from Peter Daou:
“In a word, a handful of liberal bloggers warned you every step of the way for two years: ignore progressive values at your own peril — and ours. Governing on principle is good politics. Trashing your principles because focus groups tell you to do so is bad politics.
“I’ll say this again: If you stand up for your principles, you may lose the election but keep your principles; if you ditch your principles, you’ll lose both.
“Listen to the bloggers who give a damn whether you win or lose. Don’t listen to crusty Beltway pundits who watched your rise with silent disdain and now watch your fall with silent glee.” Peter Daou, Nov 3, 2010
Here are the facts.
There is just one political party in the United States, The Money Party. There’s the Republican wing, we’ll call them the “crazies”, and the Democratic wing, now known as “the sleepwalkers.” They all work for the same paymasters, the financial elite who thrive on bubbles, scams, and endless war. If you don’t start from that assumption, you haven’t been paying attention.
Why would Obama listen to you or any other “liberal” blogger. First, he’d think that you’re less than serious for assuming that he’d ever listen. There’s a greater chance that pigs will fly than any politician listening who rises up through this money drenched system. In case you have not noticed, nobody gets to be president unless they’re in the bag of big money.
Obama has continued bailouts, war, and the civil rights violations of the Bush administration. Those are his principles. Isn’t that a hint that he doesn’t care what liberal bloggers think? The president has even added a new wrinkle – targeting U.S. citizens for assassination once he’s proclaimed them a “terrorist.” Any 8th grader studying the Constitution knows that this is illegal. This reflects his principles – selective death sentences for citizens without an arrest or trial. Talk about the tyrannical model of leadership.
Obama’s cabinet choices and other appointments showed his principles – Summers, Geithner, industry flacks running regulatory agencies. His principles showed when he gave Wall Street a big bonus for screwing up the economy and driving the people down. His principles showed when he committed the nation to another quagmire.
He did a bait-and-switch. That’s why the Democrats lost the election. The people know a hustle when they see it. They know they’re in trouble. They know Obama and Company could care less along with the spineless Democrats who promised change and delivered nothing.
Q: Talk about the role of the opposition party, the Democrats.
Vidal: It isn’t an opposition party. I have been saying for the last thousand years that the United States has only one party—the property party. It’s the party of big corporations, the party of money. It has two right wings; one is Democrat and the other is Republican. Gore Vidal, Aug 2006