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  •  The right would frame any Dem president (4+ / 0-)
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    msmacgyver, TexasTom, scott5js, cybersaur

    ... as a "radical leftist."

    The fact that Obama is an "other" (African-American) only makes it that much more convenient for them, their base and many white Americans who fear our nation is losing its place in the world, no thanks to the invading "others."

    The GOP is about one thing and one thing only: money. They seek to move money to the top, as they have since the days of Reagan. (At least before Reagan, they seemed to give a shit about issues and causes beyond simply further enriching the rich.) Nothing else matters.

    Obama's positions on issues are meaningless to them. And the wealthy corporate honchos, I am certain, know that Obama is simply another clone of Bill Clinton-DLC "business friendly." But why would these power brokers bother trying to dispel the over-the-top assertions of the GOP when the GOP is doing all their dirty work for them?

    It doesn't take a genius to realize who benefited the most from the invasion of Iraq, for example. Cheney's business pals received billions of dollars in no-bid contracts.

    As many have pointed out, the Cheney administration was nothing but the biggest heist in American history -- organized crime on an epic scale: The transfer of hundreds of billions, if not several trillions, of taxpayer funds from the public sector to the deep pocket interests who propped up the Cheney regime.

    All that is going on now is these same interests pining for a return to the "good old days" so that they can gobble up the remaining few bucks left in the treasury, and, thereby, assert an even greater influence on policy that enhances their power.

    Obama is neither here nor there to them, except that he's not Dick Cheney or some other shill who is absolutely, totally in the pockets of the wealthy and the powerful.

    And that's laughable considering Obama's Clintonesque selling of policy to monied interests in the hope that he can raise enough money from them to win another term.

    Obama, no matter how far right he turns, will never be a sugar daddy like Dick Cheney.

    Watch Rex, Political Dog give hell to Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and various rightwing lunatics on Twitter.

    by Bob Johnson on Sun Jun 26, 2011 at 03:43:15 PM PDT

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