Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What If They Held an Election and Nobody Came?

I am glad to see I am not the only person in the country who is completely indifferent to this election.

It sucks the GOP could well take over the Senate, but no matter who gets in, the country is going down a shithole fast.

At least in Oregon Democrats Merkley and Kitzhaber have safe seats. I don't care for Kitz at all, for I don't think he is that bright, but there really isn't anybody else to vote for.

Whatever the outcome of elections in the United States, the political apparatus as a whole moves steadily to the right. Since coming to power nearly six years ago, Obama has embraced and extended the major policies of the Bush administration, particularly in the area of foreign policy and attacks on democratic rights. The doctrines of the Bush administration to justify torture have been resurrected under Obama to argue for presidential power to carry out the assassination of US citizens without any due process.

In domestic social policy as well, Obama carried forward the most important initiatives of his predecessor, above all the bailout of the big banks and financial institutions in the wake of the 2008 Wall Street crash. Obama intensified the attacks on public education, reached several deals with congressional Republicans for austerity measures to cut public spending on other social programs, launched an assault on health care programs under the guise of reform, and arrested and deported more immigrants in six years than Bush did in eight years.

All of it true because Obama is really one of "them."

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