Dancing with the devil while whistling past the graveyard
The immediate pushback on my last post was “Rasmussen? They’re a joke.” Now there’s a lot of truth to that, Rasmussen leans heavily Republican. But even they haven’t had results leaning towards Republicans like that in years. In other words, think of them as a canary in the coalmine. It’s not as bad as they say yet, but it’s heading there.
Too many folks are dancing with the Devil, because he or she is a Democrat. Let me repeat one more time, Barack Obama and this Democratic Congress have given the richest people and corporations in America trillions of dollars, have packed the administration with neo-liberals and Goldman Sachs cronies, and are on track to pass a health care bill, which, whether it has a “public option” in it or not, is a regressive tax on the middle class, which will directly be handed over to the health industry.
By the time the 2010 elections roll around, although there will have been a “recovery” of sorts, the majority of people who lost jobs will not have gotten them back, and Americans will feel worse off than they have. Guaran-fucking-teed. I may be wrong about many things, but I am not going to be wrong about this basic economic fact.
Democrats in general, and Barack Obama in particular, have betrayed the principles they claimed to stand for. Trillions for the rich, a few hundred billion for the middle class and the poor while civil rights continue to be trampled. Anyone who thinks otherwise, anyone who tries to cover for them, is dancing with the Devil while whistling past the graveyard.
I didn’t get into blogging in 2003 to be a partisan Democrat. I’m not even an American. I got into it to tell the truths that Americans needed to hear if they were going to save their souls and the bodies that house those souls, and if it’s my friends I have to tell unwelcome truths to now, so be it, and be damned.