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  •  I think if the cost (11+ / 0-)

    of being 13-0 is you used all of Obamas political Capital in order to keep the money rolling in at Goldman Sachs those that elected you have been FUCKED!!

    by ctkeith on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:43:33 PM PDT

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    •  I'm surprised no one has mentioned the obvious (3+ / 0-)
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      link between Rahm's open orientation to the corporatist power structure, and the entry into the last stage of building a real fascism in the United States, as was discussed in this recced diary earlier today: Is The US On The Brink of Fascism ? [and What To Do About it]

      Rahm has no intention - in fact, probably has never even given thought to - of overturning or radically reforming the massive advantage corporate interests have in our political process. It is this massive advantage of corporate interests that has created the series of crises we now confront (climate change, financial crash, economic collapse, peak oil, unsustainable consumerism, collapse of the middle class, health care, and so on), and which moreover now make it impossible to find any workable solutions to these problems.

      Go back and read Sara Robinson's article in full, and note these two preconditions:

      Fascism only grows in the disturbed soil of a mature democracy in crisis.


      the economic or constitutional system [is] in a state of blockage apparently insoluble by existing authorities. . . .

      A real statesmen would sit up and pay attention to a warning such as Robinson's, and would recognize that the overwhelming political imperative is to head off the final descent into fascism by ignoring the corporate interests and working on getting real solution to the series of crises.

      Rahm is a political genius. But he's no statesman. Will we have to say the same of President Obama?

      A conservative is a scab for the oligarchy.

      by NBBooks on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:13:35 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, Rahm is good at doing what is (4+ / 0-)

        politically right, that is making sure you have those with the deepest pockets on your side.  Doing what is politically right isn't always the right thing to do.  

        Obama spoke most about ending the control of lobbyists on Washington.  It is appearing more than ever he has forgotten this.

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