Sunday, December 05, 2010

shades of Bobby

COUNTERPUNCH

Have you seen this site? I like controversy, I like little Davids that go after the giants with a pebble. I like to read articles by people who tilt at wind mills in short I like the writers who walk out side the line if everyone goes south he goes north.
That is why I like this site "counterpunch..com." This is just a small sample of their articles. Maybe there will rise another Bobby K. to stop the waging of war by our country. Maybe we will see another Daniel Ellsberg rise up with courage and likes tilting at wind mills.

BY Alexander Cockburn

What do the next two years hold?” I asked in my column in The Nation, right after the November 2 elections. “Already there are desperate urgings from progressives for Obama to hold the line. Already there are the omens of a steady stream of concessions by Obama to the right. There’s hardly any countervailing pressure for him to do otherwise. In the months ahead, as Obama parleys amiably with the right on budgetary discipline and deficit reduction, the anger of the progressive left will mount. At some point a champion of the left will step forward to challenge him in the primaries. This futile charade will expire at the 2012 Democratic National Convention amid the rallying cry of ‘unity.’
“The White House deserves the menace of a convincing threat now, not some desperate intra–Democratic Party challenge late next year.”
One person who has now stepped forward in answer to my call is the billionaire Gorge Soros, the former currency trader and dispenser of billions to favored causes, most recently California’s failed pro-marijuana initiative. Last week Soros confided at a private gathering in Washington DC of a group of progressive movers and shakers known as the Democracy Alliance that Democratic donors should direct their support somewhere other than the president. Soros told those in attendance that he is "used to fighting losing battles but doesn't like to lose without fighting."
"We have just lost this election, we need to draw a line," he said. "And if this president can't do what we need, it is time to start looking somewhere else."

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Sister--Three said...

Obama they say gives ground and gains nothing. Gave up the gov. plan in his health care bill and got nothing. Over and over he gives and gets nothing. he is said to not like the give and take of government and is about that sort of thing. That sort of thing was what Bill Clinton was best at...compromise. I like compromise better that I give up...you win...dah, dah, dah.