The Pigford claim expansion from Sen Obama does appear to be a boondoggle for a special few, and it’s unlikely that all the recipients were deserving, and the claims process was pretty loose. That said, the economy probably got more of a boost from that $1.25 bil than any of the corporate crony transfer billions or anything slipped to the MIC without bids.
The Corporate sponsored candidates won, but of course they were the only one’s entered. Truth took a hit. Freedom didn’t fare so well. Open government remained out of the question. And Peace and Prosperity for the American People were swept aside for the third straight Presidential electoral cycle.
That doesn’t mean we’re not number 1.
Last 8 presidents 5 – Republican 3- Democrat.
One direction: increasingly tilt the balance of public spending toward military activity. Increasingly unfetter Corporations to exert ownership rights over American citizens. Widening of the asset gap between producers and owners. Shifting the beneficiaries of government spending from citizens to ledger-book entities. Increasing government secrecy. Increasingly Imperial President.
We switched to Republicans things got worse, we switched to Democrats things got worse, we switched back and forth and things got worse.
THE LESSON: When Democrats or Republicans are in charge things get worse. The Solution is not in Democrats or Republicans, they both have sold the People out.
My solution is to support Jill Stein too, join me, or find your own, but it’s not with the Dempublicans.
pundaint commented on the blog post Another Insider Declares Deal Was Made to Stop Public Option
So, I’m not voting Democratic this time except for Elizabeth Warren. Who can I vote for in the other races? We need a People’s party.
pundaint commented on the blog post Media Catches Glimpse of Undeclared Covert War With Iran
Who is representing the Peoples interests in these secret war considerations?
pundaint commented on the diary post Ezra Klein on the next opportunity for Democrats to snatch Defeat from the jaws of Victory by jest.
Obama does not screw up Democratic advantages, he defeats them. He has demonstrated the ability to get his corporate friends what they want. He has averted every effort to give the 99′ers a win. When you follow the money on even the programs his apologists misconstrue as wins, the rich still get the larger portion [...]
pundaint commented on the blog post Panetta: You’re Either With the Defense Industry Lobbyists or You’re With the Terrorists
The OWS movement exists because the Democratic Party has abandoned its reason to exist. There should now be 3 parties: TEA, Democratic-Republican (there’s no reason to deny the merger any longer), and the People’s Party.
pundaint commented on the blog post Obama Punts Keystone Pipeline Decision Until After 2012 Election
Every corporatist thing Obama has done has been defended by his chorus as “well he never said specifically.” Those of us who are not aggressively stupid know this means he’s going to approve the project but doesn’t want incur the electoral cost of serving corporations over people.
If you believe Obama has been forced into any of his policy decisions, you are just not paying attention.
The sooner we open our eyes to the real Obama, the sooner we can start working for his replacement.
Obama might not be one of the bat-$#!t Republicans, but his actions make him at least a ’90′s Republican.
pundaint commented on the diary post Protesting Too Much? Right-Wing Attacks on Sheriff Dupnik Are Tacit Confession on Their Part by Phoenix Woman.
For John Ky to discuss mental instability less than a month after opposing START shows a stunning lack of self-awareness.
pundaint commented on the diary post McKeon’s Right: Petraeus Must Testify on Afghan Review by Robert Naiman.
Bin Laden is smarter than the US Armed Forces and two administrations combined. He understood his enemy, their objectives, and weaknesses.
We can’t afford to continue our Big Dumb War Machine in it’s present mission any longer.