For the sake of political expediency I have 'accepted' no single payer, no public option, a war on whistleblowers, Presidential execution by drone, the expansion of the security state, the militarization of our police forces, the persecution of Bradley Manning and Julian Assange, fifteen months of unemployment, a house that's 263% underwater, no healthcare coverage, Eric Holder, Tim Geithner -- BUT THIS IS WHERE I DRAW THE LINE. Wall Street must be held accountable for their criminal behavior. No prosecutions, no votes.
If President Obama does not initiate prosecutions of Goldman Sachs and the other criminals on Wall Street who looted our country, I will not vote. I have voted in every Presidential Election since 1972, but I won't be voting in this one if he doesn't publicly direct the Justice Department and the SEC to prosecute.
Our only leverage is our votes. If we don't force President Obama to do the right thing before the election, he never will.