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Sorry no, Reich is not the resistance.

Robert Reich is great. His historical analysis is sound, though hardly radical. His economics challenge the dominant media narrative. If his illuminations work for you, fine. But sorry no, Robert Reich is not the resistance. Reich is only playing the foil to Trump's villain. And how hard is that, really? Reacting to Trump is the Democratic Party line. Resistance means more than the third law of physics. But this focus on the Mueller probe is not even that. It's pure fourth fundamental state of matter.

Scalia cheats hangman and robs voters of excuse to elect a Democrat in 2016

HAHA. The Supreme Court's most contemptible crony is dead and President Obama can appoint a more bluish replacement. Apparently that's a key reason to have your party's president in the White House. Obviously SCOTUS justices will always be pro-corporate and conservative of the status quo, in the interest of both right and center-left-of-right parties. At face value Scalia's sudden demise is a welcome development for the so-called people's party. Except it leaves Election 2016 bereft of the only reason being pitched as to why voters must hold their nose and elect another Democrat.

Democratic Party and Obama force strike onto Chicago teachers and the corporate run press begins badmouthing the teacher’s union

Rahm Imanuel, the former Obama Chief of Staff who is now Chicago's mayor, Arnie Duncan, and President Barack Obama himself have all teamed together and forced the Chicago teachers into a defensive strike against the Democratic Party's plan to push privatization off against yet more public schools while implementing more cutbacks to public schools themselves. Their plan is to make the teachers pay for this educational cutback and then to blame them afterwards for the bad results that will continue to accrue due to corporate and religious Right demands for yet more and more privatization of the country's educational system. The corporate media has already started to badmouth the teacher's union and blame the union for this strike they pushed the teachers into! 36885

Colo. Springs content to see Obama, skip chance to put a message TO him

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-- It's so dispiriting to witness the perpetual truancy of the local social justice community. They can attend prayer meeting circle jerks apparently, but when President Obomber comes to town, on the anniversary of the targeted assassination of the City of Nagasaki via atom bomb no less, August 9, those finks are nowhere. We saw teabags, potheads and Paultards with more spirit. You might be satisfied to hear that none of the other sign-bearers divined the motorcade route, but with patience we were able to see and be seen by the president twice, as he left Cutler Hall for the Olympic Training Center and on his return to Peterson AFB via Uintah to I-25. We would have welcomed antiwar colleagues, but what are you going to do? I guess advocating for military intervention in Darfur, Libya and Syria occupies a pacifist dupe full time, not to mention cheerleading for the Army's "sustainability" PR. And you can't speak up for immigrants, prisoners, women, gays, the environment, the poor and oppressed, if you're sucking on Obama supporters' toes for the duration of the election season. Some of the democrats exiting the campaign stop thanked us for our message. One asked:

Occupy Wall Street fave Michael Moore does it again, uses Obamacare half- measure to wield Democrat Party whip

Serenading Occupy Wall Street and the sundry nationwide protest camps it engendered, Michael Moore was ecstatic and it seemed, finally over his on-off relationship with the Democratic Party. As bad as he wanted to be, on election years, Moore was always their boy, and now 2012 proves no exception. He'll tell you the Affordable Care Act is flawed, and only a first step toward universal healthcare, but in a celebratory statement Moore cautions that if the Republicans are let to win in September, Obamacare is gone, and "all of us must now make sure that a second-term Obama continues to move the ball down the field" WTF.

For suppression of NATO protest voice, Obama campaign HQ salutes Chicago Police Department

OCCUPIED CHICAGO- President Obama got last weekend's protest message loud and clear, he's lost that voter to antiwar favorite Vermin Supreme. A week after the NATO Summit, his Democratic Party headquarters in the Prudential Building leaves the office lights on for the law enforcement vote. Or was it to compensate for Mayor Rahm Emanuel stiffing the CPD on their overtime pay for quelling popular dissent at the summit?

Is the Great American Divide whether to hate Gays or not?

The Great American Divide is whether to hate or not? Half the country is ready to hate Blacks in all ways and manner and then to call those who protest against that 'racists'. Half the country wants to close off the borders and just stay stultifyingly WASP in mindset. Half the country is ready to allow the government to torture Pentagon held POWS, to kill people outside the borders of the US ad lib, and to wage permanent wars of occupation most anywhere while waving the US flag as if at a ball game. And half the country is full of hate towards homosexuals. Let's admit this much, this country is divided on whether to hate others or not? And nowhere is that Hate Divide so large as with the so-called 'Christians' and their attitudes about Gay Marriage. These Right Wing 'Christians' simply hate Gays, and they hate almost everybody else other than themselves almost as much, too! 33373

Will the 99% Spring mean grassroots reinforcements for Occupy or MoveOn?

I'm going to think that the more mobilization of the 99% the better, no matter if it's, ding-dong MoveOn Calling. The vast 99 are wise to the corporations and the corporate media, I think they'll recognize when corporate organizers try to co-opt their protest. It might be bad enough that MoveOn's nationwide "Nonviolence Teach-in" wants to defang the popular uprising, they probably imagine the public's anger can be refocused on the usual Republican bogeymen. What's so nefarious about MoveOn? It backs President Obama. That means even though MoveOn wants to play megaphone for the 99% and its demands, it's actually against all of them. MoveOn Obama is against Wall Street reform, against universal healthcare, against action on climate change, against fill-in-the-blank if the people are for it! MoveOn's centralized DC HQ, effective but decidedly not-grassy, will probably be its undoing.

Reformist US labor unions plan to suck life from Occupy movement this spring

Here it is, the big push this spring by 'Labor' to try to suck the life out of the US Occupy Movement and push us all back into the Democratic Party behind Barack O'bomber man and a second term of Republican Lite NOTHINGNESS. The 99% Spring , a big blob of empty rhetoric by the usual Vote Lesser of Two Evils suspects. Americans deserve much better than this and deserve something better than the Democratic Party Right Centrism we always get from this disintegrating Labor crowd.

The US War against Syria is part of the ongoing US War against Iran

The US pretends to be part of a 'liberation movement' against Assad of Syria but supports the one candidate/ one party dictatorships of Bahrain, where the US Navy fleet docks, and Yemen, which is part of US ally Saudi Arabia's hunting to kill, Shia Muslims battlefield. Apparently not all dictatorships are created equally for the Obama Administration, since some are supported and others not. So why support the overthrow of Assad in Syria, Obama? 30606

Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn is how much worse than Democrat Senator Michael Bennet?

My Dem friends are protesting the Debt Ceiling Heist outside of 5th District Congressman Doug Lamborn's office, even though today the relevant vote is in the Senate, and Senator Michael Bennet has an office downtown. Except he's a Democrat. AS IF my colleagues think only the Republicans are screwing them on the debt crisis "deal!" Much as I object to being represented by the squeaky voiced pea-brain bigoted Lamborn, this Move-On crowd pretends their corporate party offers a veritable alternative. Senator Bennet is a pro-banking, pro-privatization, pro-military, frack-the-environment, blue dog centrist, who quite righty takes progressive liberals for schmucks.

ACLU and Shepard Fairey drape Lady Liberty in nationalism & jingo-freedom

Is "Freedom" the same thing as Liberty? Let's see, ACFU? It has an unfriendly ring to it.   The American Civil Liberties Union commissioned this fundraising magnet from halftone-deaf one-note Obamartist Shepard Fairey, but somebody confused this for a Department Of Defense contract. "Leading Freedom Forward"? That's USA's imperialist catchphrase! Please note at the helm is Fairey's first client: Obama. 25129

Morons at AFL-CIO say AT&T/T-Mobile merger will benefit union workers

That's the problem with unions. Collective bargaining is key to making capitalists heed the people, but the big unions are co-opted by back- peddling idiots. Aka, counter-revolutionaries. The AFL-CIO praised this merger because the unionized AT&T will absorb the non-union T-Mobile workforce? Yeah, what's left of the jobs. Increased monopolization means streamlined payrolls, more pressure to force concessions, and less leverage. In offering this endorsement of a proposed antitrust offense, the AFL-CIO takes its members for chumps. Remember the UFCW betraying the P-9 meatpackers, or the SEIU taking out the nurses' union? Of course the Democratic Party is chiming in, claiming a merger will help gays, by the same tortured moron math. Americans need their unions, their own political party, and advocacy groups, but they have to start with taking a guillotine to the top. Finding his pro-corporate support uncharacteristic GLAAD members unmasked their leader. This can be a one-strike litmus test. Favor AT&T, mistaken or not, you're out.

Compared to George W. Bush, Obama demonstrates W didn’t stand for Worse

Media voices this morning are positively giddy with Obama's extension of tax cuts for the rich. Probably anticipating a hefty Christmas bonus. Today would be a good time to apologize to Debby Downers you vilified in '08 because they cautioned that Barack Obama was not the change you wanted to believe in. I wasn't among them, I didn't have the temerity to rain on everyone's hopeful desperation. Today I have to laugh. LAUGH. We traded in a thieving bumbler for a hypocritical lying bore who's only changed gears on corporate graft, a higher gear. The heist Obama just pulled for America's rich leaves absolutely no question whom he serves. I mean, he can pretend to be thwarted at every turn, the wars, Guantanamo, DADT, but in this case, he's plain shilling for the other side, telling regular Americans this is a good deal for them.

GOP Republicorp outsources groveling lackies from subsidiary Democratards

We the electorate have been warned that "REPUBLICORP" will be unveiled as the dreaded merger of the GOP and corporate masters. Unconcatenated into the spiffy boo-word is mention of the Democratic Party, a wholly-powned subsidiary. Sure they're the voices sounding the alarm, and they will certainly blame the victim where voters fail to elect Dem incumbents. Or WHAT will befall us? The sky falls apparently, if the Republicans regain the majority in Congress. Although Dems won the majority during Bush's term, but couldn't subpoena squat. And those were the halcyon days before super majorities and the virtual filibuster. I bet Washington Democrats can't wait to be delivered from their put-on-the-breaks personas and resume unabashedly rolling in the loot of unfettered capitalist rape. 20455

Green is the new blue

I'm not talking about the verdant environmentalists, of the "Green Scare," the syntax applied by the government to categorize eco-defenders under the axis of terrorism. Nor the hue of the ecological mind shift that launched the global political movement. The US Green Party stands for what, beside outsiders to the corporate party? Socialism, humanism, ecology -- if you try to find common ground in a nutshell -- all the progressive reform commonsensical to the educated class. It's the Democratic Party platform sine qua non. Left unarticulated, the objectives are the Green Party's to table for discussion when they will meet less opposition. In administrative parlance that's to go nowhere.

Power already knows the truth

As the election nears, I recall Ward Churchill's rejection of a modern activist's purported objective, "speaking truth to power," as left-leaning voices speak up to validate the Democratic Party's inherent claim to represent what the Republicans do not. As if the corporate status quo doesn't know very well the reforms it is resisting. Speaking truth to power is not tilting at windmills, it's flapping your arms in a charade, to convey your divination of a windmill's function, to responses of shoulder-shrugging at the omniscience of power, literally. Democrats have absolutely nothing to offer except lip service. What else is new. So why are even stalwart leftists calling this horse race like they've got a candidate in the running?

Obama does not need your support

Apparently Americans aren't showing President Obama enough love in the White House. Apparently he's not seeing the groundswell of support he needs to address any of our problems. American politics, apparently, always compounds injury with insult. This Kool-Aid's not only allegorical, it's really poisoned. Barack Obama doesn't need your support. That's just the rope with which they'll hang his failure on you. 13351

Does your elected representative need to hear from you?

The emails are flowing in furiously. Senator So & So needs to hear from you; we need your donation to run this ad; our voices must be louder than the interests arrayed against reform. I ask you. On the issue of health reform, climate change, or ending the US wars, does your elected representative still need to hear from you? What sort of amnesia is there in DC, that the party given a mandate in 2008 suddenly lacks for moraL conviction? 12033

Sarah Palin dons lipstick for Dog Dinner

She's got a book tour, so what? But Oprah is willing to suffer her for two couch sessions, now Hillary Clinton wants to grant her a beer summit. Foreign leaders can't get an audience without preconditions. Why is Sarah Palin accorded such stature? 11580

Not Health Insurance, Health CARE

NOT HEALTH INSURANCE, HEALTH CARE. Local Dems are being rallied again by the SEIU and other corporate handlers to ask for Health Insurance Reform. These are the same gate keepers who squelch calls for Universal Health Care, and who stand back from Democrats like Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) when he labeled his Republican health reform adversaries as callous obstructionists. 9532

Colorado Springs Union Printers Labor Day event a dead ended march by SEIU to a locked up Democratic Party office building!

Good grief what a pathetic event I just attended at today's Labor Day rally to try to build support for Obama's health insurance reform' project! It had all the usual local area Democratic Party tied people out there, and they marched us, after an insipid talk-to rally attended by about 50 people, straight down Union to the abandoned and deserted offices of Mark Udall, in a locked up building fronted by an utterly empty parking lot. The staff for this guy didn't even have the energy to open up the building for us upon the rally's arrival! 8684

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