A blogger who calls herself Barbwire wrote a piece about how much of an extreme right-winger Obama really is. Yes, I said right-winger. This is the bottom-feeding level, these are the people who turned on the guy the minute he uttered the word "compromise" and declared he was no longer their president. These are the people who ten minutes after Loughner shot 12 people started screaming "Mission accomplished, Sarah Palin!" while the rest of us were praying. Oh, I tell you, they thought they had it made in the shade with this commie Muslin. And of course they pretty much do; I mean it's taking an awful long time for the new majority to UNDO any of the damage he's done already, no? Haven't seen Obamacare repealed yet, have you? The tax compromise was just a little tap on the nose with a newspaper to housebreak the puppy as he happily piddled all over the house; I said then that when the real changes and cuts started to happen they were going to truly lose their shit. As usual, I was correct.
Progressive sage Howard Zinn once said you can't be neutral on a moving train. In this case, Obama can't be neutral and nonpartisan on a train that's speeding so far to the right, to the crazy and ridiculous tea party way of seeing government, that there is no Democratic turf left to fight on. By clinging to his pose of wise man in the middle -- a feint that is no doubt much beloved by his corporate and Wall Street donors -- he has been dragged into territory that only a few years ago was considered corrupt, anti-Democratic and bordering on fascism...
...Obama has been pivotal in moving the dialogue into right-wing territory as the primary frame, as the place where the pseudo-battles take place, as the turf where the two corporate-funded parties will now conduct their kabuki...
Obama has now come out -- at least to observers willing to emerge from denial -- as One of Them. He is now firmly in the privatizer-deficit hawk-eternal war-Wall Street pinball machine pusher camp, and there is no going back. And he has the perfect reptilian-brain scare tactic excuse to convince people he's out to snooker to vote for him again. After all, he's not as crazy as those other candidates, is he?...
Oh noes! The corporate donors love him? YOU SAID CORPORATE! Don't you know that's a 4-letter word!? C - I - L - L the corporations. And don't you worry snookums, he's every bit as crazy as those other candidates, never fear!
And what the hell is kabuki? It isn't like bukkake is it? I ain't looking.
Also, what is a pinball machine pusher? Is it modern? Is it like Elton John in Tommy? You're just taking a piss on me right?
More and more, I have to admit that I agree with a lot of what Chris Hedges has to say. As in,
"We must view the corporate capitalists who have seized control of our money, our food, our energy, our education, our press, our health care system and our governance as mortal enemies to be vanquished ... Only a revolution can save us now."
Say, you know something Barbie? We DO agree on something! It may indeed take a revolution to stop the government swine who have seized control of our entire economy and system of society. This one's for you, Barbie, wherever you are!
If that doesn't cheer you up, I fear for your immortal soul. Oh, you don't have one? Nevermind.
I told you this was a Twofer; so here's part Two! Via Moonbattery, another watchdog group, this is what the radical feminist site "feministing" has to say. Now this gets a tad complicated, because there are different kinds of feminists. Feministing is specifically for young third-wave feminists; they differ from the older second-wave feminists in that they accept men who have transitioned into women and they even accept men (preferably gay men or former women or women who just claim to be men even though they don't undergo surgery or take hormones and still have sex with men...traditionally known as "women"). These are the third-wavers so anything goes, buster! Which means you get posts like this from Jessica Valenti -
Cause, the thing is, it's not just women that have abortions
Trans men have abortions. Gender queer people have abortions. Two spirit people have abortions. People who do not fit into the box of 'woman' have abortions.
This is the reality we live in, and the more we pretend otherwise, the more dangerous it is for other people, and the more they are excluded by the movement.
The second-waver would scoff and say "Oh the poor widdwe menz! Patriarchy hurts them too! Well get your own movement you filthy MAN you!" Third-wavers insist
Gender is this thing that we construct out of a million different characteristics. The way we hold our hands. The length of our hair. The shape of our face. What we wear. Our voices. But then, for some reason, when we got to the question of what is it really, we go to what lives between your legs. Even though that's not how we make gender and that's not how gender works. It's in that assumption that gender lives in our crotches, that we end up erasing the reality that men can have abortions, men can get pregnant and give birth.
Honey if something is living between your legs you might want to have it looked at.
And since Moonbattery pre-shredded it for me I'll let them have the last word:
Unfortunately it's painful when we give birth to unicorns. But it's worth it because they look so pretty with their paisley fur.
The technical term for Feministing's brand of moonbattery is psychosis.
Ahhh...yes solid food is nice but sometimes pre-chewed Charlie's is just the thing. Thanks, Moonbattery!