The real political story this election year should be: If the Republicans are going to rely on an extremely well-financed constellation of right-wing think tanks, Astroturf groups, and post-Citizens United corporate slush funds, like Karl Rove's "American Crossroads," or the new group the Bush "Pioneers" are forming, then the President (and other Democrats) should explain to the American people how this development skews our politics toward serving the interests of a dishonest and unworthy ruling elite. These past two years they could have at least tried to explain to us how egregiously the Republicans were abusing the Senate filibuster instead of capitulating to the notion that it's just "normal" to be forced to win a supermajority of 60 votes every time you want to pass anything. Obama and the Democrats might have tried to educate voters on their terms, push the debate forward, and control the narrative before the maw of Fox News and right-wing radio masticated it into slurry. MORE...
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
"Why Liberals Don't Stand a Chance in the Corporate Media"
Joseph A. Palermo: