Organizing Notes

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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With a new administration in Washington it will be a challenge to get the 'liberals' to hold Biden-Harris to the few 'progressive promises' they made during their campaign. Biden is bringing back many of Bush & Obama's neo-cons to head his foreign policy. I'll be on this case without hesitation.

Friday, March 06, 2009

WHAT'S NEW?

"No drama" Obama sure is stepping into the deep shit on this one.

When his team decided to go after right-wing talk radio host Rush Limbaugh they made a big mistake. Rush is the king of lies and distortion. He is the commander of dirty politics and mean spiritedness. In recent days, since Obama decided to make Rush the face of the Republican Party, his radio audience has doubled.

The Democratic Party is using Rush's statement that he "hopes Obama fails" to raise money for their candidates in the next election. The Democrats have declared war and have entered the slimy world of Republican back-stabbing ugliness. I'm not sure they are prepared to play in this league.

It's all really a distraction though from Obama's decision to "surge" the troops in Afghanistan and to keep up to 50,000 soldiers in Iraq (plus the 100,000 or more corporate mercenaries) there as well. It's a distraction to keep the public from focusing on the collapsing stock market, more bailout money for Wall Street, and growing unemployment (the highest rate in the last 25 years) here at home.

Obama is proving early on to be another politician just like the rest of the sharpies in Washington that he so fervently ran against in the recent election. Smoke and mirrors, the shell game, get into a food fight with Rush and watch all the media follow along. Which hand is the peanut in now?

Remember those words - "I'm going to go to Washington and change the tone."

So what's new?

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