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  •  Obama is a left-centrist (0+ / 0-)

    Don't expect a dismantling of the apparatus from Obama.

    The USA has spent decades, trillions of $$, and thousands of lives creating the corporatocracy. This addiction must be weaned or it will kill the addict. Quitting cold-turkey will require instability and revolution.

    Obama might put in place a more progressive agenda such that a weaning could take place, but I don't think it's reasonable (or rational) to expect change that big in this administration.

    You're foolish to expect the impossible.

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    by sacrelicious on Wed Nov 05, 2008 at 02:36:53 PM PST

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    •  NAFTA, Bankers, Crooks oh my! (0+ / 0-)

      I was speaking to the subject of NAFTA and Bailouts to the banking crooks/investor elites.

      If Obama were to simply withdraw from NAFTA (something Al Gore promoted nack in 1993 as an option if things did not go well), and then reestablish smart trade polices, this would in no way cause instability nor would it be "foolish".

      If Obama had promoted a different kind of action regarding the credit meltdown that did not make innocent taxpayers pay exorbitant costs to cover the losses of private industry crooks, speculators, etc. - that also would not be "foolish".

      The point here is that are policy choices to make here, and rewarding the elites and transnational agenda is a proven failure for the middle class & poor.

      So, no it is possible for a President to make big changes that benefit American citizens and provide more stability (not less).  To do so, however, requires someone who is not afraid to stand up to powerful interests and call out publically just what a bad deal has been in place.

      That might create some political enemies along the way, but it is both possible, beneficial, and badly needed.

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