It is no secret that Barry Obama, the corrupt Chicago politician with a far right agenda, wants to destroy what remains of our tattered social safety net. Just the other day it was reported how frustrated he is that he is not being given enough credit for his attempts to dismantle Social Security and Medicare. And his bailout of the health insurance industry on the backs of taxpayers pretty much guarantees that tens of thousands will continue to die every year for lack of access to adequate medical care — particularly the poorest Americans.
In this regard he is absolutely no different from his good friend Mitt Romney, whose policies are identical to his own. Like Barry, Mitt wants to end the safety net, wage more wars against brown people, eliminate taxes on the wealthiest Americans while forcing the poorest to pay through the roof, and his answer to the health care crisis is identical to Barry’s, because he passed the exact same bailout in Massachusetts that was passed on the federal level.
Foreign policy? Identical.
Energy/environmental policy? Identical.
On imprisoning Americans with no due process whatsoever: Identical.
Mitt opposes same-sex marriage, but so does Barry, who defended DOMA in court by comparing gay marriage to incest and pedophilia and thinks states should be allowed to continue discriminating against gay marriage rights.
On virtually all issues, Barry and his good friend Mitt are on the exact same page. And if you think Barry would protect your abortion rights, ladies, remember that he worked tirelessly to make sure that abortion would not be covered in his health insurance industry bailout and that he is perfectly fine cozying up to anti-abortion groups. So no, don’t expect him to defend your right to an abortion when he happily signs it away.
So why would anyone who is reasonable vote for either major candidate? They’re both backed heavily by Wall Street, they both want to force you to buy private insurance, they both want to eliminate the safety net, they are both warmongers, they both believe in taking away Constitutionally protected liberties, they both hate LGBT and abortion, and they both have horrendous records of supporting big polluters. It is madness to think that voting for one because the other one is “so much worse” will yield a politician who isn’t actually worse than the one you thought you were voting against. In other words, by voting for the candidate you think is the “lesser” evil, you are guaranteeing that the greater evil gets in no matter what.
But there is a way out of this catch-22. You can vote Green. You can vote for Jill Stein. While the two moneyed candidates pretend to oppose each other with identical policies, Jill Stein, a long shot by her own admission, would put Americans back to work with a Green New Deal that would get us off fossil fuels and nuclear energy, and work to restore the planet. And unlike Barry and Mitt, who are supporting Wall Street’s foreclosure efforts, Stein showed she is willing to risk jail to defend people’s homes.
Now you will argue that a vote for the Green Party is a wasted vote, that by voting for them we’re ensuring that the Republican will get in. But whose fault is it that Barry, who won by a significant margin over his good buddy John mcCain in 2008, is running neck-and-neck with his friend Mitt? If Barry had governed as a progressive, he would be running well ahead. Instead, he doubled down on failed, far right Clintonian politics. And since his policies are indistingushable from Mitt’s, does it really matter which of the Wall Street Twins gets to sit in the oval Office come January?
The only way we’re ever going to hold politicians accountable for their actions is to hold our support until they do as we want them to. Anything less simply enables the ongoing cycle of evil getting into office to set policy.