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Green LeAlan Jones beats Obama’s man Giannoulias

8:26 am in Uncategorized by fairleft

“I don’t know how you ‘spoil’ a process that’s already rotten. The Democratic Party is just as much a part of the problem in their policies as the Republicans.” – LeAlan Jones

U.S. Senate, Illinois: Mark Kirk: 48% … Alexi Gianoulias: 46% … LeAlan Jones:

With less than $5000 bucks to spend, compared to RepubliCorp Mark Kirk’s $12.4 million and DemoCorp Alexi Giannoulias’s $8.4 million, Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones still captured 3% of the vote, preventing DemoCorp President Barack Obama’s man Alexi from winning the U.S. Senate seat for Illinois. According to CNN, Jones won 4% of Democratic votes, 8% of independents, and 2% of Republican votes.

The Libertarian Party candidate received too few votes to mention (at least at CNN and ABC), except at the Chicago Tribune, which distorted the Senate results as follows:

Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones and Libertarian candidate Mike Labno each had less than 4 percent.

Jones is an interesting guy, becoming well known in the Chicago area when as a teenager he made two documentaries about life in the Ida B. Wells public housing project on the Southside. That’s where he began to learn the way the status quo political system works:

The setting for Jones’s two famous documentaries, the Ida B. Wells project at 39th and King, is all but gone now, razed as part of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Plan for Transformation, under which most of Chicago’s notorious housing projects have been demolished. Some of the residents were resettled in new mixed-income developments near their former homes, but many have been scattered across the metro area, breaking up extended families and communities. To Jones, the Plan for Transformation is a clear example of Democrats exploiting African-Americans. He says it’s benefited politicians, banks, developers, and real estate agents. “The only people who didn’t profit,” he says, “were the residents of public housing.”

Like all Green candidates, he rejects Obama’s health care reforms:

Jones thinks the federal health care legislation signed into law in March will be ineffective. He says he’d vote to repeal “Obamacare” and promote the single-payer bill drafted by Michigan’s John Conyers and Ohio’s Dennis Kucinich.

Good on ya, protest voters, and screw DemoCorp and RepubliCorp. Of course, I understand the corporate media will misinterpret the election results as an embrace of RepubliCorp and their feed the rich epiphanies. Yeah, right. Check out the latest CNN poll (CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Oct. 27-30, 2010. N=1,006 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.):

 
“Which of the following is the most important issue facing the country today?”
 
      %      
  The economy 52      
  The federal budget deficit 8      
  Education 8      
  Health care 8      
  The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 8      
  Illegal immigration 8      
  Terrorism 4      
  Energy and environmental policies 4

Vote DemoCorp not RepubliCorp!

4:10 pm in Uncategorized by fairleft

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Tomorrow’s election is sad, particularly for those with their ears blasted by the two corporate parties advertising for the votes of the dwindling few who don’t get the joke, which is on everyone outside the top income brackets. Nonetheless, I _will_ vote in the local and state elections, usually for Democrats, but half-knowing Governor Pat Quinn (here in Illinois) will do what the rich and big corporations want: instead of raising their taxes, (with bipartisan support) he’ll hellaciously cut back on stuff like public schools (hey, elite kids don’t go to there, so who give a damn?).

But on the national level, HELL no. How much Congresspeople from each party raised this 2010 election season from the “Finance/Insurance/Real Estate” sector: Democrats: $72.1 million; Republicans: $74.7 million.

Colin Crouch argues that the decline of those social classes which had made possible an active and critical mass politics has combined with the rise of global capitalism to produce a self-referential political class more concerned with forging links with wealthy business interests than with pursuing political programmes which meet the concerns of ordinary people. He shows how, in some respects, politics at the dawn of the twenty-first century returns us to a world familiar well before the start of the twentieth, when politics was a game played among elites.

Sad too to contemplate what some call the political event of the season, a Rand Paul security guy stepping (was it stomping; check the video) on a MoveOn operative’s shoulder (was it her head; check the video). That MoveOn so willfully and (yeah) knowingly misses what’s really going on in this country, and then hires college grads like Lauren Valle to spread the lame lie that DemoCorp (despite Clinton and now Obama) will save us from scary RepubliCorp. . . .

MoveOn.org activist Lauren Valle and Rand Paul supporter Tim Profitt were launched into the national spotlight following what may end up being the most infamous incident of the 2010 campaign season.

Valle was attempting to present Kentucky Senate candidate and tea party favorite Paul with a fake “Employee of the Month” award as part of MoveOn.org’s RepubliCorp initiative when she was wrestled down and briefly stomped on by Profitt. …

Oh well, you too can be a paid agent provacateur, if you know the rules (don’t tell anyone both parties are Corp and the election and Congress are a bipartisan sham):

RepubliCorp Bird-dogging Guide

RepubliCorp Stunts

They [sic] key to media attention is a little political theater. Here are a few idea for your bird-dogging event:

• Present your target with a RepubliCorp “Employee of the Month” award.

Under post-democracy, even the guerilla politics is corporate/Soros sponsored.