“In exchange for ravaging the most popular and successful programs Democrats have ever produced, and for a vital chunk of nearly every American’s retirement savings, Barack Obama’s grand bargain would have meant accepting an entire economic philosophy diametrically opposed to the one he had run on. For the most basic principles of public life to be so readily malleable, even for a president, is to strip any meaning from democracy.” — Kevin Baker in “Why Vote? When your vote counts for nothing”, from the Oct, 2012 edition of Harper’s Magazine.
http://iam.bradleymanning.org/ released the following powerful video in support of Bradley Manning: Somehow I received by email a message from Forward Progressives, containing an article by Alan Clifton: Like it or Not, Bradley Manning is a Traitor — Not a Hero. Despite the occurrence of the word “progressive” in the site’s name, Forward Progressives strikes me […]
President Obama should call it quits and allow a stronger Democrat to run in his place in 2012. His repeated capitulations and sell-outs have so demoralized Democratic voters that they’re likely to stay away from the polls, just as they did in 2010. And Independents dislike a weakling who stands for nothing but compromise. So […]
“John McCain’s campaign has suggested that the best answer for the growing pressures on Social Security might be to cut cost of living adjustments or raise the retirement age. Let me be clear: I will not do either.” Comments comments