There is, to be sure, a great difference between the two remaining major Democratic candidates: Obama has integrity, the Clintons do not; only one alleged crook has showed up on the Obama big backer list; with the Clintons they litter the place like packing peanuts on the floor after opening a package.His proposals of what to do are a bit more pragmatic than this rhetoric might suggest.
But while that provides a choice and an important one, there is another that we also need -- restoring the First American Republic and ending the second robber baron era -- which is no longer on the table with departure of John Edwards. We are left with corporatized, conservative compromisers who add mightily to the argument that the Democratic Party should be forced to change its name to end the consumer fraud it purveys.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
"The Election Is Over: We Lost"
Sam Smith observes that once again in 2008 we have no serious opposition party to vote for: