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The Progressive Retreat from Obama: Who is to Blame?


By Robert E. Prasch

Those following the political blogosphere are, no doubt, aware of vitriol being directed at some long-respected progressive voices who have concluded that it is time to vote third party.  Fatigued by being again, as they were in 1996, 2000, and 2004, asked to vote for the “lesser of two evils,” they are tired of the “same old song and dance.”  And it is old.  Some readers may remember the bumper stickers beseeching us to vote for the Neo-liberal pro-Iraq War Senator John Kerry over the Neo-liberal pro-Iraq War George W. Bush: “Kerry Sucks Less.”

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His best line was this:


There was to be, neither then nor later, a glass “half-full” or even a “quarter-full.” If anyone tells you otherwise, just ask him or her to show you the glass...."

IN FACT, I SAID AND POINTED TO THE SAME CONCLUSION IN THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF OBAMA'S, RHAM EMANUEL CABINET PICKS, AND CALLED FOR HIS IMPEACHMENT ON DAY 3 WHEN THE ILLEGAL, DRONE ATTACKS BEGAN AND WAS KICKED OFF NEWSVINE FOR CALLING THE U.S. AND ITS POLITICAL CLASS, FASCIST, PROTO FASCISTS

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