[A-List] expressing the President's centrist views.
nadjatesich at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 12 12:41:59 MDT 2010
I am not sure about Kennedy and I didn't live during Roosevelt's
times.But,I trust Fidel when he said that Obama is weak.However,He has many things against him.
This is not a small country but a continent.It's not even a nation.
With so many devisions on all levels.
Presently,corporations are more powerful than anyone.Except Pentagon which is the same.
This is the hardest time I have seen.
There are too many problems.
Globalisation and the power of corporations--were created by Bush.
And too many wars because Military Inustrial Complex--is the largest industry.
Don't forget--this was always capitalism and imperialism--that's why they lived better.they grew and grew and became a disease that's destroying the world and themselves.
there are no solutions that some perfect President can salve.
There are no cosmetic solutions.
This empire did not last long. It was an adolescent from the start and it reached old age and is still an adolescent.
Remember-all empires at their end-are brutal.
I am human-I worry about my children.
with a steady tidal drift
> towards reactionary imperialism - and WWIII. No Kennedy or Roosevelt, he.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "james daly"
> Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 6:02 AM
> Subject: [A-List] expressing the President's centrist views.
> > Suzanne -- interesting comment (reformatted) on the new centrism. I wrote
> > to
> > a friend recently:
> > Anyone who supported Obama for Pres did not watch his lips: he made it
> > absolutely clear that his main aim was to have a Lincolnian-style
> > government
> > of "unity" with Republicans.
> > **********************
> > I guess the flack got to be too much for Press Secretary Gibbs. He sure
> > makes a lot of gaffes or are they? I wonder if it is the pressure of the
> > job
> > or if he is just expressing the President's centrist views.
> > I have tried to understand that viewpoint. It is one that wants to balance
> > all the viewpoints and to take a perspective that is not on the right or
> > left.
> > The unfortunate thing is that the media has spun the country so far to the
> > right that reasonable positions from what was once a liberal agenda such
> > as
> > single payer health reform, lowering defense spending and increased
> > spending
> > to stimulate jobs in the economy are simply disregarded as if they are
> > wacky
> > positions. It is as if moderate proposals such as these and asking for
> > some
> > movement on climate control legislation and more funding for green jobs or
> > immigration reform are way out there on the fringe.
> > Based on that conception the new center is questioning climate control
> > legislation for fear of pissing off industry, waffling on immigration
> > reform, an insurance industry run health care reform with their advocates
> > making the policy, continued war in Afghanistan and a continued commitment
> > to Iraq and support for Israel.
> > What is the new right? Repealing the 14th amendment, bombing Iran and
> > Pakistan, increasing support for Israel, privatizing social security and
> > medicare, outsourcing almost all government functions or eliminating every
> > department except Defense, Treasury and the Attorney General's Office,
> > lowering the capital gains tax and instituting a flat 10% income tax.
> > The left isn't even on the agenda here. Where do you see the 35 hour work
> > week, 6 weeks paid vacations, free medical care, free or subsidized
> > housing,
> > free university education, or cost of living indexed welfare and massive
> > reduction of military spending in line with what Europeans spend?
> > You don't unless you consider the bailouts for the banks and auto industry
> > socialism, that is welfare for the rich.
> > These are not even unreasonable demands, this is what many European
> > citizens
> > have now.
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