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SNAKE OIL SALESMEN
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I HAVE A DRONE
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Just check out Obama's new drone
"In The Land Of The Free" it is flown
Nothing will save
"The Home Of The Brave"
Tyrannical forces have grown

The Limerick King

BANANA REPUBLIC
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All hail the Banana-In-Chief
The source of our national grief
A slippery fool
A Kleptocrat tool
And Romney provides no relief

The Limerick King

RUNNING MATES

 

If you are wondering what I am thinking about the entire red and blue clown circus, this piece by Matt Stoller is not a bad place to start:

WHAT ARE WE CHEERING FOR?

"But the idea that America is shifting into an authoritarian system is a difficult truth to handle, as it flies in the face of an endlessly marketed notion of progress and deep-seated political rhetoric about American exceptionalism. Political elites are also very good at dishonest excuses. In her convention speech, for instance, Michelle Obama remarked that change is hard, and slower than we might like. Many Democrats point out that Republicans block change at every turn. But this is misleading — in fact, Obama has turned out to be a transformative president, and has in fact solidified a bipartisan consensus in favor of a sweeping political change, for endless bailouts and endless war.  Liberals do not want to recognize that this is his agenda, and that this agenda is designed to turn America into a society where democracy exists only in small rooms of elites. Better to say there hasn’t been enough change, than to recognize the radical change that has occurred.

Making the case that our systems are not what they are marketed as will be difficult. Americans overwhelmingly still, for instance, believe in homeownership as a virtue, despite the obvious bleak future on that front. They still think that paying crushing, predatory and illegitimate mortgage and student debt is the moral thing to do. They will not let go of their illusions without more personal experience in the malevolence of the system, denser organizational networks of dissident elites, and a possible alternative they can support. Liberal Democrats and union officials will not shake their faith in Obama, insisting on lying for him and the Wall Street-friendly Democratic establishment he represents. But these illusions are not sustainable, and neither is the increasingly authoritarian American state. It is a small group who realize this fundamental truth, but every day, more are waking up."

Link to original Salon article: Here