Go ahead and support Obama all you want Thom - I"m not buying it - and all those 1st time voters who voted in 2008 - they won't come back in 2012 is my guess......
I'm with Nader on this - and by the way - NADER WAS RIGHT in 2008 when he said Obama will simply continue w/ the Bush/corporate policies that landed us in this trouble in the the 1st place..... and when Nader NOW says "I have no use for Obama"
GO ahead and supprot the lesser of 2 evils - But I'm done with Obama and the dem's at this point - call me naive, call me selfish, call me an f@%*ing retard -I don't care.....
Obama shows plenty of courage when it goes against the progressives - THAT shows his true intentions - and if he's simply going to continue the repub policies well then make the repub's own them.,.....
adn the Supreme Court Justives Obama named? 1 was nominated to the federal bench by BUSH SENIOR and the other was a paid shill for Goldman SACHS! LIBERALS? GIVE ME A BREAK!
AND the progressives want:
1. public option
2. end the wars
3. tax the rich
AND the majority of Americans want those things -
while obama wants 1. destroy Social Security 2. endless governemental powers 3. endless war 4. corporatism
Thom is always saying "we have to force obama to do the right thing' but then when you apply pressure to obama he threatens and insults the progressives- and then even Thom says we should toe the line!
The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result......
Thom thinks that Obama will do the right thing - even though over and over and over Obama sticks it to the traditional dem's every time - there is no FORCING this guy
Our choices in 2012 are 1. vote obama
2. vote for the repub
3. opt out or vote for the progressive/green party member
I choose #3 - and you know what - many people feel the same way -
AND Thom saying the repub's won because the middle voter went to the repub's is flat out WRONG!
the dem's lost because the left DIDN'T TURN OUT and Obama has neutered the LEFT into not protesting the wars,environmental degredation etc etc etc - so actually getting a repub in power would empower the LEFT to stand up once again instead of rollingover for the same policies the Left would protest if there was a repub in power.
2008 voters -- 132 mil
2010 - 90 mil voters
Sure people don't pay attention - BUT WHY BOTHER when you get the same old same old no MATTER who is in charge..... The government has been CAPTURED and doing the same thing -voting democrat - is the definition of insanity..... If the dem's can lose by less than the GREEN PARTY receives and then hammer the Greens and threaten them it shows that DEMOCRATS are unable to change......
COGNITIVE DISSONANACE is the word of the YEAR for THOM -
I'll follow Nader in that there's no point voting for Obama and getting what you DON'T WANT!
In the end - Thom doesn't have a line in the sand and inherently unable to stand his ground.......
follow POLICIES and not CULT OF PERSONALITY
Thom and the other Professional Left can equivocate all they want - the voters won't bother to show up in 2012 when Obama acts as he does! Tough times call for tough choices - but THOM is UNABLE to make them....
I know I won't bother supporting those that don't support the poor and middle class!