[Marxism] Obama Isn't Spineless, He's Conservative

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Sun Dec 12 12:26:33 MST 2010

Ralph Johansen <mdriscollrj at charter.net> wrote:

> Only difference or main difference? What difference? Therefore, support
> for Obama, is that what you're implying? Where? In his continuation and
> expansIon of ravaging, revenue-draining colonial wars? His lack of
> commitment against torture? His fixing of health care? His accelerating
> cave-in to corporate financial oligopoly? His support for wildly
> disparate income and its rising intensity? His pro-oligopoly austerity
> policies showing his contempt  toward the increasing working and
> non-working poor and the simultaneous shrinking of the vast so-called
> middle class? His open support for repression, local and global? His
> virtual transfer of responsibility for all this seamlessly from the Bush
> regime to the Obama regime? Is this due merely to a quiescent
> constituency? Looking at its obverse is more instructive, the astounding
> ingenuity in devising sophisticated repressive weaponry, including
> subtle control of communications, promoting helplessness and isolation
> among the mass of humanity, and also regulating the limits to
> surveillance. Case in  point, the emerging repressive legislation in
> process in limitation of major provisions of the Bill of Rights.
Pretty much took the words out of my mouth...  If there actually IS any
worse alternative than Obama, we will have to discuss it as a plausible
option only because of Obama and his wretched politics.


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