Last night Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Cowardly Debater" went up. I think he nailed Barack. I think Joseph Kishore (WSWS) nailed The Nation magazine and their embarrassing endorsement of Barack:
In the end, the anti-working class and militarist policies of the Obama administration are not disappointments at all. The writers of the Nation are far more concerned about the danger of an independent movement of the working class than they are about wage cutting, unemployment and attacks on education and health care.
The upper-middle class layers for which the Nation speaks are sensitive to the potential for a movement from below, outside of the Democratic Party, which would threaten their own social and political position. Their social grievances, and their opposition to the Republicans, reflect dissatisfaction with the distribution of wealth within the top 10 percent, not the lowering of the living standards of the bottom 60 percent. They exclude any genuinely popular and democratic alternative to the two-party system—that is, a socialist alternative.
The elections—an undemocratic and highly manipulated contest between two right-wing representatives of the American financial oligarchy—do present workers and young people with a real choice. But it is not, as the Nation would have it, between the “lesser of two evils.”
The debates? Barack is such a wuss. God, can he be more prissy?
I just can't take his prissy little talking. He is now as bad as Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush or Nixon. The four? I can't stand to hear them speak. I run from the room if possible.
I could take George H.W. Bush speaking, I could take Gerald Ford. No problem with a Democrat until faux Democrat Barack.
He speaks and my stomach goes ill. I start seeing him gutting Social Security, putting the elderly on cat food and The Nation editorializing that this is a good thing because cat food will give the elderly strong teeth and a shiny coat.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"