I support gay rights but question whether the fight for full marriage quality isn’t a wedge issue that will distract voters from more important issues such as war, military spending, the economy, economic justice, corruption, climate change, health care, taxation, and green energy. Politicians love wedge issues. Actually, I’m not sure of this. Maybe gay marriage is a fundamental issue of human rights, akin to women’s right to vote and the Civil Rights movement of the 60s.
Obama the Centrist
John McCain, in Obama is a Centrist, says “The president has become more centrist, which makes him easier to work with.” Paul Krugman, in The Centrist Cop-Out, says “President Obama initially tried to strike a ‘Grand Bargain’ with Republicans over taxes and spending. To do so, he not only chose not to make an issue […]
Get The Money Out of Politics Free Lunch – Occupy Election Fundraising (Bellevue, Friday)
Friday February 17th, 2012 @ Noon – Bellevue Washington Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 Northeast 4th Street President Barrack Obama will be in Bellevue collecting a wheelbarrow of money. – The Election Money Lunch with President Barrack Obama is sold out. So we have decided to have a free lunch for all of us unable to […]
If Obama loses
Daniel Ellseberg has called on progressives living in swing states to vote for Obama. Noam Chomsky (also no fan of Obama) has expressed similar sentiments. If I lived in a swing state, I’d probably reluctantly vote for Obama. If Obama loses by, say, 1%, I suppose Democrats will want to blame Jill Stein and Rocky […]