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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

SCAPEGOATING THE BASE


I've been thinking for some time that the Obama White House's coordinated campaign to trash their base is part of a strategy on their part to blame the "hard left" after they lose the Congress in November.

Instead of admitting that their corporate policies are in fact disempowering the base they have been relentlessly attacking their own constituency for months.

Now others are beginning to see the writing on the wall as well. Just yesterday I saw several references to this coordinated attack plan on the Internet and then this video above lays it right out there on national TV.

My own feeling has long been that Obama was given the job as president because he was ambitious and had been thoroughly "vetted" by the oligarchy long ago. In fact six months before the election I read an interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski in a British publication where he said that very thing, that he had vetted Obama and was confident he would make a good president. Of course he was talking about Obama being a good pick for the oligarchy, not for the grassroots "base".

So when the Democrats lose the House of Representatives (as they likely will) it is being set up in the public's mind that it was the unreasonable, picky, stubborn, whining, obstinate, left-wing, out-of-touch section of the party that was at fault. The "good" liberal Democrats, who usually do what the corporate dominated party leadership tell them to do, will then turn to us peacenik types and pull the Nader card on us. It's your fault that the Democrats lost Congress!

The outcome will be that the oligarchy will have broken the left further apart as they move to the next level of Obama's job which is to do what George W. Bush could never have done. Finish off social progress in the nation - all in the name of fighting against massive budget deficits. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, public education, and the like will be further hit hard. Obama will turn to the public, throw up his hands and plead, "What else can I do? I have a Republican House now that I have to deal with. If those whining leftists had just bucked up and gone out and worked for Democrats this would have never happened."

You can smell the gun powder in the air. You know the assault is coming. The cannon ball is heading our way. You know they want to move the poor and the working class onto the reservation. All they need now is a scapegoat to divert attention away from the corporate handlers.

The people have been betrayed by Obama and his puppet masters. And now they are going to blame us for noticing.

We can either submit or get off our knees. We outnumber the oligarchy by the millions. It's your call now.

3 Comments:

Blogger Loring Wirbel said...

What annoys me is that Obama could use his rationalist "big people voice" to calmly say why he didn't think he could respond to progressive interests while chased by the Tea Party. It would be a pack of lies, but at least superficially respectful. Instead, he and Gibbs develop a plan for deliberately belittling, making fun of, and trashing out progressives. What's the telling factor of a co-dependent relationship? When you're being abused by your partner and don't leave.

9/29/10, 9:59 AM  
Anonymous Brother Jonah said...

In the immortal words of Pogo, "We has met the enemy, and they is us".

9/29/10, 12:11 PM  
Blogger BuelahMan said...

Why can't Cenk (and every other person trying so desperately to keep this L/R paradigm and Dem/Rep protection going) finally see that Obama had NO intention of ever doing anything other than what happened?

This isn't about how Obama didn't listen. He NEVER HAD ANY intention of doing anything other than what he is doing.

WTF, People?

How can people be so stupid?

9/29/10, 1:17 PM  

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