The very idea that one can effectively battle Wall Street’s corruption and control by working for the Democratic Party is absurd on its face: Wall Street’s favorite candidate in 2008 was Barack Obama, whose administration — led by a Wall Street White House Chief of Staff and Wall-Street-subservient Treasury Secretary and filled to the brim with Goldman Sachs officials — is now working hard to protect bankers from meaningful accountability (and though he’s behind Wall Street’s own Mitt Romney in the Wall Street cash sweepstakes this year, Obama is still doing well); one of Wall Street’s most faithful servants is Chuck Schumer, the money man of the Democratic Party; and the second-ranking Senate Democrat acknowledged — when Democrats controlled the Congress — that the owners of Congress are bankers. There are individuals who impressively rail against the crony capitalism and corporatism that sustains Wall Street’s power, but they’re no match for the party apparatus that remains fully owned and controlled by it.
Sigh… So true… Primary Obama’s ass, PLEASE! Give us a another choice!
I had such high hopes for President Barak Obama. He was intelligent. He was intellectual (not the same thing). He seemed to support polices that watched out for the average Joe or Jane. I thought he represented the great masses in our country.
Because he is so gifted, I know he doesn’t roll for the TPers because he is stupid. Because, of his gifts, I know he can’t be that bad of a negotiator. Because of his gifts, I can’t believe he doesn’t see that there is no one with whom to compromise.
The GOP is dead, Barak. There is nothing we can do for it. Yet, he continues to look for bi-partisan solutions that will never be there.
So, I wish I had another choice. Someone for whom tax cuts for top 2% of income earners is anathema. Someone for whom balancing a deficit means taxing the rich first and cutting “entitlement” programs second, third or fourth. Someone for whom ending two and a half pointless wars would be the first thing done with no hesitations. But that isn’t going to happen, so I am stuck. And I will vote for Obama again, but there is no Obamgasm this time.