elkojohn commented on the blog post Obamacare is the Status Quo; Progressives Shouldn’t be Defending That
the whole goal of the Repub/Demo corporate capitalist scheme
is to privatize everything Medicare, SS, education etc etc
The choice is socialism or barbarism. — Rosa Luxemburg
Anyone staying with the Demo/Repub 2-Party dictatorship
is a traitor to the well being of the ordinary working class.
My nomination for the Crown Jewel of Hypocrisy spoken in Obama’s speech:
”Sovereignty cannot be a shield
for tyrants to commit wanton murder,
or an excuse for the international community
to turn a blind eye to slaughter,” he said.
How inconvenient for the Obamatrons
to have their fearless leader imitate G.W.Bush.
elkojohn commented on the blog post There Are People Who Should Have to Plead for Mercy from a Judge—None Are Named Bradley Manning
Of course the O-team wanted to break him,
now that he said the government talking point,
they will put the screws to him.
He did what he had to do.
He prevented US troops from staying in Iraq because the O-man couldn’t
get a waiver on the Iraq government prosecuting war crimes against Iraqis by US troops.
Lt. Calley got a pardon from Nixon, but PFC Manning won’t be so lucky.
Union or not, if they are big enough to have military contracts,
they don’t need our business.
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elkojohn commented on the blog post We Can’t Break AIG Bonus Contracts But Worker Pensions? No Problem!
Glad to see you are posting again.
The Democratic Party and their Leader-In-Chief
seem to be impotent when it comes to helping unions and the marginalized.
–Don’t Blame me, I Voted Nader–
If and when the revolution succeeds, I hope the new government of Egypt
will be more sympathetic to the people in Gaza and help them with a
revolution against the Israeli military policy against a sovereign people.
elkojohn commented on the blog post Senate Rules Reform: Udall, Harkin, Merkley Remind Us Why Washington Doesn’t Take Liberals Seriously
Its the old Bait & Switch Routine.
The Democrats have been using this since 2006 –
after many liberals, progressives, libertarians, socialists, unionists, syndicalists and anarchists
worked to elect democrats to stop the Republican agenda.
They bait us to get our votes, then switch to screw our agenda.
The motto of those in power at the Democratic Party is –we are the lessor of the two evils–
and –where are you going to go, the Republicans?–
Get used to it, you want to be a Democratic politician, you play ball with those in power.
So perhaps we need to re-read our Declaration of Independence:
–We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all (people) are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among (people), deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government. . .–
elkojohn commented on the blog post Call Democrats and Ask if They Support Pelosi if She Pushes Obama-GOP Tax Plan
Will the ”progressive” caucus stand up & be counted like Senator Bernie Sanders,
or roll over as usual ??
elkojohn commented on the blog post Government’s Vestigial Organ Voices Opposition to McConnell-Obama Tax Deal
This could be another bait and switch to give ”progressive” Dems cover
and then they fold too. I hope not.
elkojohn commented on the blog post 83% of 2008 Obama Donors Oppose Tax Cut Extensions
As long as Republicans aren’t opposed to the GOP Plan, Obama is for it.
You are absolutely right Jane.
The Republicans take care of the rich and say ”What are you going to do about it?”
Obama and company take care of the rich and then lie, deceive and spin their antics to the voters.
Therefore, in my opinion, Obama and company are more evil than the Republicans.
May they rot in hell for eternity, all of them.
I agree, Obamacare was junk legislation that the folks don’t understand.
In 2014, when I am forced by my Big Brother, Nanny State Federal government
to hand over my money to the big insurance corporations, HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO PAY ??
And if I can’t afford my subsidized payment, HOW WILL BIG BROTHER PUNISH ME ??
Besides, when I did have for-profit health insurance, I had to fight for procedures and medicine
that my doctor wanted but the insurance company wouldn’t cover.
I don’t want to be part of the for-profit health insurance industry because it’s against my ethical beliefs.
All I really wanted was the right to buy into medicare at cost, with no subsidy.
Easy to explain, easy to understand, and well-known and trusted for many years,
but no, the Harvard lawyer gave us a 2400 page piece of legislation that brought down the Democratic
Party in 2010.
We primary-ed Johnson in 68, I hope we primary Obama in 2012.