Romney and Obama: The Public Face of Corporate Power.

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    Chris Hedges wants a word with all the "suckers" who think a "choice" between Barry or Mitt amounts to anything more than personal preference for the brand of hemlock we'll be ingesting as we topple over the upcoming fiscal cliff.

    "Obama is not in charge. Romney would not be in charge. Politicians are the public face of corporate power. They are corporate employees. Their personal narratives, their promises, their rhetoric and their idiosyncrasies are meaningless.

    "And that, perhaps, is why the cost of the two presidential campaigns is estimated to reach an obscene $2.5 billion. The corporate state does not produce a product that is different. It produces brands that are different. And brands cost a lot of money to sell.

    "You can dismiss those of us who will in protest vote for a third-party candidate and invest our time and energy in acts of civil disobedience. You can pride yourself on being practical. You can swallow the false argument of the lesser of two evils. But ask yourself, once this nightmare starts kicking in, who the real sucker is."

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    More from Chris Hedges on the "choice" next November:

    "If you insist on participating in the cash-drenched charade of a two-party democratic election at least be clear about what you are doing. You are, by playing your assigned role as the Democratic or Republican voter in this political theater, giving legitimacy to a corporate agenda that means your own impoverishment and disempowerment...

    "And while Romney has been, courtesy of the magazine Mother Jones, exposed as a shallow hypocrite, Obama is in a class by himself. There is hardly a campaign promise from 2008 that Obama has not broken.

    "This list includes his pledges to support the public option in health care, close Guantanamo, raise the minimum wage, regulate Wall Street, support labor unions in their struggles with employers, reform the Patriot Act, negotiate an equitable peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, curb our imperial expansion in the Middle East, stop torture, protect reproductive rights, carry out a comprehensive immigration reform, cut the deficit by half, create 5 million new energy jobs and halt home foreclosures.

    "Obama, campaigning in South Carolina in 2007, said that as president he would fight for the right of collective bargaining. 'I’d put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll … walk on that picket line with you as president of the United States of America,' he said. But when he got his chance to put on those 'comfortable pair of shoes' during labor disputes in Madison, Wis., and Chicago he turned his back on working men and women."

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    you guys really need to stop these paranoid delusions that corporations are the source of all evil. It's not healthy at all.
     
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    If you really believe there is no difference between Obama and Romney, then there's no reason why you shouldn't vote for Obama....right?
     
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    Is it possible for you to argue against a position you disagree with without erecting a Straw Man?

    Hedges doesn't claim that "corporations are the source of all evil."
    IMHO, he's saying corporations are collective institutions responsible for most of the individual wealth that determines which candidates we get to "choose" from.
     
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    this whole thing of we really dont have any choice is an idiots game.


    saying the economy produced under Clinton was the same as the economy that was produced under Bush is an idiots game.


    Cop Out


    OP you failed
     
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    Too late.
    I'm writing in Dick AND Lyndon.
    (Only because Barry and Curtis are still LOSERS)

    Jill Stein for President
     
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    How did Bill's repeal of Glass-Steagall help Bush do his dirty work?
    Bubba produced a Dot.com bubble, and Dubya facilitated credit and housing bubbles.
    They are both corporate tools as are Obama and Mitt.
     
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    Every politician in this country is a corporate tool. And because our government is practicing as a plutocracy now, we really don't have any voice in the matter. We are going to suffer greatly for it.
     
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    IMHO, the US economy has been in free-fall since the last presidential auction took place.
    When it hits rock bottom the CRASH will be loud enough to focus our attention the same way 911 did.
    Think empty ATMs.

    I"m guessing the immigrants get the blame.
     

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