Obama's Re-Election Isn't Looking So In-the-Bag
FDL's Jon Walker posted a telling entry regarding the chances of any of the GOP candidates against Obama in November. It's telling in that the numbers show the race well within traditional GOP election-theft margins.
It wouldn't be this damned close if Obama governed like a progressive instead of the fascist he is.
Yes, Obama is a fascist. Deal with it.
How else do you explain Obama's war on whistleblowers, his appointment of someone to the Supreme Court who believes in unfettered executive power, his illegal war to overthrow the Libyan government and his disastrous push for regime change in Iran (not to mention his desire to arm pro-U.S. "rebels" in Syria), his targeting of public education, Social Security, and Medicare for deep cuts, his health insurance bailout written by and for the insurance industry, and his corporate-favoring tax policies, among other offenses?
Obama won the 2008 election with a large enough margin that not even the normally insurmountable election fraud tactics of the GOP could rig the contest in its favor. This year, however, having governed like the far right Republican he is, Obama could still very well lose to whichever batshit-crazy Nazi-wannabe gets his party's nomination.
Harry Truman once wrote, "Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for the real Republican all the time." This political truism remains just as solid today as when it was first stated. So why do Democrats insist on blocking this fundamental truth from their thought processes?
It's because they don't really care about winning or holding on to nominal power. As the second major political party serving as Wall Street's lap dogs, their control of government, or lack thereof, changes not one significant policy, does not alter the status quo so much as one iota. That is exactly as Democrats like it, having permanently tethered their prospects to those of their corporate paymasters. They get all the perks of having some measure of political power with none of the responsibility that comes with it, while their alleged opponents get all the blame for policies they support and enable at every chance. Why ruin that by passing and implementing legislation that would deprive their masters, and themselves, of power?
So Barry Obama may not win in November despite the flood of Wall Street cash that is greater than what is being raised by all of his GOP "rivals" combined. He will, of course, have no one but himself to blame. Nevertheless, expect the blame for his loss come November to fall on what passes for the American left.