If this is true, I will not vote for or support Obama. And I will help Occupy and related groups make it an issue.
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I have been saying Obama is the best president the corporations have ever elected. He has gotten the masses of the progressives to embrace his political stands on the advertised moral issues while embracing the principles that have allowed corporations to take over the government.
What! Please read the posts here to see how deeply Obama has been embraced and our criticism of corporate has gone away. We can see Obama as better than Bush without romanticizing the duopoly. We can organize around the restoration of democracy and the post-industrial Green world while keeping the disaster from getting much worse in the interim. Obama is far less domesticated than Clinton was and far less an agent of Corporate than any of the Bush Crime Family. Repeat, he is not the solution, but he is not the problem. Put the focus where it can do some good and stop playing into the memes of the Right. They would love to have people turned off if they are not going to be cult believers. They do not want an energized and insightful opposition. Obama Disappointment Syndrome is their game. Attack the system and its true believers and make Obama pay attention to you in the process.
Honestly how much change do you think ANY president can get done butting heads with the people that really control the economy. The trick is to smile and shake hands while lifting a little from the back pocket. ANY president of the US from this time forward has got to be able to play the game or they will achieve nothing. Think about it. What do you think would happen if ANY president tried to close down the FED or immediately raised taxes on the rich and corporations or completely retool our foreign trade policies. The differences you'll find in presidents will be in how much they compromise to big money while in office. Do you want a president that gives the powers that be everything they want or one that gives them some of what they want? You can't have a president that gives them nothing that they want or he will end up out of office sooner than later by any means neccesary.
In the meantime if you choose not to support the better candidate because there is no BEST candidate you leave the door wide open for the worst candidate. It sucks but it is what it is.