“The failure of Obama to go to Wisconsin and campaign for Barrett — instead issuing a last minute luke-warm tweet . . . yes, a tweet – is shameful.
A Barrett win with enthusiastic support from Obama would have driven home the message that the working class won’t be pushed around anymore. But No Drama Obama played it “safe.” It’s not really safe at all. It’s a guaranteed losing strategy — for the good people of Wisconsin, and for Obama this November.”
Will Bunch on how Barack Obama and the national Democratic Party completely abandoned the recall effort in Wisconsin and allowed Walker to amass a 10 to 1 financial advantage over Barrett going into yesterday’s election.
Compare and contrast that with what Karl Rove and the Bush White House did to smear and destroy Gray Davis in California in 2002 and the resources they committed there.
I loathe Romney and abhor absolutely everything that the republicans stand for. But as it stands right now, Obama doesn’t deserve to win this fall — and just because he’s marginally “better than the other guy” doesn’t mean that he deserves to be President of the United States.
Maybe if the Dems lose in November a republican victory will speed the calamitous destruction of our society so that rather than it happening more slowly — thanks to an Obama second term — it will happen quickly, due to GOP overreach and arrogance.
Then, once we’ve found ourselves well and truly in the shitter — with a Supreme Court packed with reactionary conservative ideologues, rapine republican policies and laws destroying the middle class, killing the poor and sick, and destroying our environment — we can finally get around to the business of trying to rebuild what we allowed to be destroyed over the last 40+ years.
That’s pretty much the only good I can see coming out of any of this.
Because I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but either way — a Romney win or an Obama second term — America is totally fucked.
I wonder if I’d be any happier if I just stopped paying attention to what’s going on in this country?