We bring you Part 925 of the Story That Will Not End.
Barack apparently believes…what? What does he believe? That selling out to get re-elected is the way to win? That acting like a Republican is the way to win in 2012? That bending over for Republicans is the way to make peace with them, as sheep make peace with wolves? That his base will continue to vote for him come Hell or high water, so they can be screwed over endlessly and at will? Or is Obama, after all, a liberal Republican himself, a wealthy corporate Democrat safeguarding the interests of his class and his sponsors? Only Obama and his corporate Cabinet and aides know what they are thinking.
Paul Krugman makes the case of Obama as a failed Democratic leader.
For one of my favorite writers, paradox at The Left Coaster (left wing of the Democratic Party), the insane freeze on federal employees’ pay was the last straw. Obama just gave the knife to the government employees union. That’s something only a Republican would have done, as there are few things that they hate more than those unions.
Why do they hate them? They represent government workers, and government is evil and must be destroyed. Further, they are one of the last effective unions left standing in the 40 year war against US trade unions, so they must be destroyed if only for what they represent, the last stragglers of the unions, still standing and fighting after 40 years of corporate scorched Earth policy against them.
Paradox says, effective, that does it, Obama! I will not vote for you in 2012, even if Sarah Palin is running against you! Good man. There’s a limit to how much you can abuse your base, and Obama is plumbing the depths.
By the way, one of the reasons for the 2010 massacre at the polls is that the Democratic Base was so disgusted with Barack Obama, Republican, that they simply stayed home and did not vote.