This list seems reasonably well researched – there’s lots of reference links – but I leave it to others to examine closely.
3 items I found particularly interesting:
55. Mitt Romney supports the Obama Administration’s policy of unmanned aerial warfare via predator drone in Pakistan.
56. Tim Pawlenty– on Romney’s short list for a VP– has suggested that Mitt Romney would expand Barack Obama’s already unprecedented use of drone warfare.
67. Mitt Romney says that like Barack Obama did, he would sign the controversial NDAA, including its provisions for the arrest and indefinite detainment of US citizens on US soil.
IMNSHO, if activists don’t collectively utilize the 2012 Presidential election to delegitimize both the D and R parties, they’re fools*. Both delegitimizing the legacy parties, as well as advocating for a 3rd party (of either the left, right, or center), are not only legitimate activities for citizens who care about the future of their country, but IMO, they are obviously synergistic.
I think it’d also be good for the mental health of not just the activists, but the non-activists who know that, on their current trajectories, the D and R parties are net negatives, dragging the country downward. Breaking the bonds of mental slavery – the depressing conviction that we will always be stuck with unreconstructed, 1% serving conmen, of either the D or R flavor – would contribute to the public’s well being.
I mean this literally. During the dark days of Bush 2, a lot of callers into the Randi Rhodes show would start out by saying something like, “Listening to your show keeps me from going crazy.” That’s because the ‘ambient propaganda’ was one of flimsy lies, successfully terrorizing the public and psyching them for war against “those who hate our freedom”, and other Bushian BS.
* Of course, I mean doing this by taking facts and arguments to the unblogged masses. Blogging to the choir amounts to a tempest in a teacup.