Showing posts from November 11, 2012

Anderson-Rodriguez: Farewell

As regular readers of Commoner may know, I voted for Justice Party candidates, Rocky Anderson for President and Luis Rodriguez for Vice-President, of the United States of America.  Although the Anderson-Rodriguez ticket had little chance of succeeding as far as actually winning is concerned, it was a campaign based on earnest principles of human and civil rights, environmental protection, non-imperialism and respect for the Constitution.  I respect that, so I voted out of pure principle -- nothing else.

Barack Obama, despite showing courage as a politician, is a neo-liberal adventurer and a willing pawn for the corporate behemoth.  Despite the incredulous Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded, he has greatly escalated the number of weaponized drones being sent into various countries, and despite the stated aim of going after terrorists, these drones have also killed innocent civilians by the hundreds, if not thousands, in the Obama and Bush II years. This kind of inevitable indiscriminatio…

Merely a Pawn

The Corporate Behemoth, half-self indulgent and half-internationalist, is merely using Barack Obama -- fresh from a victory over the charlatan/chameleon, Mitt Romney -- as a handy pawn in its grand design (grand scheme of things).  On the economy, the Corporate Chieftains have gotten their underlings in Congress to take hard right positions in order to shift the debate to the right of center as opposed to the centrist left versus centrist right debate that it used to be.  As we've implied before on Commoner, today's Democrats are yesterday's moderate Republicans, as a result of the takeover of the Party during the Reagan/Bush I era by the Tony Coelho - Bill Clinton wing of the party.  In other words, Corporate Democrat suddenly became  a recognized term as opposed to the days when Democrats at least felt a little embarrassed over their corporate affiliations, and thus would put up a little fight -- or big one occasionally -- for commoners that put them in office.  The 2012…