Monday, March 8, 2010

Ralph Nader Was Right About Barack Obama

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We owe Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney an apology. They were
right about Barack Obama. They were right about the corporate
state. They had the courage of their convictions and they stood
fast despite wholesale defections and ridicule by liberals and
Obama lies as cravenly, if not as crudely, as George W. Bush. He
promised us that the transfer of $12.8 trillion in taxpayer
money to Wall Street would open up credit and lending to the
average consumer.
As a senator, Obama promised he
would filibuster amendments to the FISA Reform Act that
retroactively made legal the wiretapping and monitoring of
millions of American citizens without warrant; instead he
supported passage of the loathsome legislation. He told us he
would withdraw American troops from Iraq, close the detention
facility at Guantánamo, end torture, restore civil liberties
such as habeas corpus and create new jobs. None of this has
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