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By Robert C. Koehler
“Barack Obama was NEVER a progressive or anything other than a closet Republican. This was true in ’08 and continues to be true. He successfully hoodwinked millions of people who chose not to listen to what he actually said in his interviews (not in his rally speeches; one-on-one interviews). I tried to warn people about this monster but it fell on deaf ears.”
“I think President Obama is doing a fine job with the cards he has been dealt — the worst oppositional party in history, a lame constituency in his own party, a fragmented base, and a raging ‘left’ who have no concept of the reality of our government or our American mindset, much less any constructive ideas on how to change them.”
These two quotes give a fair idea of the range of responses I got when I wrote last week, echoing an idea by Rabbi Michael Lerner, that maybe the best thing that could happen to President Obama — no, I mean to the country — would be for him to face a challenge by a serious progressive candidate in the 2012 primaries.
By Robert C. Koehler
The candidate of soaring hope turns out to govern as a middle-of-the-road Republican, progressive — “socialist” — only in the labels of vilification stuck on him by his opponents.
The great uprising of spirit that swept Barack Obama into office in 2008 has dissipated, morphed into private frustration. Life goes on. The political landscape has never been safer for business as usual.
By Michael Collins
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(Satire) White House Press Secretary, Robert “the mole” Gibbs, was outed last night for his lead role in throwing the 2010 congressional election to the Republican Party. The White House refused to return calls to comment on the charge or verify the outline of the carefully orchestrated plot. But a variety of off the record sources spoke as one – the plot is real and has been going on long before the 2008 general election. The scope of the plot goes well beyond the upcoming congressional contests.
Posted in Constitution, Elections, MSM Shills, Neoliberalism, Psy-Ops
Tagged fraud, Gibbs, illuminiti, Magic, NWO, occult, progressives, White Hous
By Joaquin Posted by Michael Collins
Analysts for the political parties create segmentation labels like NASCAR Dads, progressivism, liberal, green, fiscal conservatism, etc for purposes having to do with the party’s brand building and marketing campaigns. This process is very similar to that on which Corporate America spends so much time and money. An institution’s brand and its knowledge of its customers are the Corporate family jewels. So it is with political parties.
It is important to understand that public labels of marketing segments are, in and of themselves, marketing messages; a kind of voice. It is unlikely that sophisticated political analysts segment their market with these terms; that is a statistical process that involves correlation of reactions to messages. The correlation around the messages enables the analysts to refine the party’s voice to a particular segment. It is a sophisticated process that requires a solid knowledge of statistics and modern marketing techniques.
By Naomi Klein
We are in a progressive moment, a moment when the ground is shifting beneath our feet, and anything is possible. Do we want to save that pre-crisis system, get it back to where it was last September? Or do we want to use this crisis, and the electoral mandate for serious change delivered by the last election, to radically transform that system? We need to get clear on our answer now because we haven’t had the potent combination of a serious crisis and a clear progressive democratic mandate for change since the 1930s. We use this opportunity, or we lose it.
Posted in Economy Economics, Environment, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Resistance, War and Peace
Tagged capitalism, capitalism sarah palin style, consumerism, economy, Look at Economics, naomi klein, Neoliberalism, politics, profits vs people, profits vs planet, progressives, radical change, resource wars