Who’s going to support Barry O. in 2012, asks Ian Welsh:
At this point Obama hasWell. I think he thinks that Unions, women, latinos, and gays are going to support him. These are constituencies that pretty reliably sell themselves down the river in pursuit of a more lenient master. I think that blacks are going to vote for him. I think that all the same little proggles who wept rainbow sunshine happy tears at the passage of a health care bill that is basically the opposite of everything they hoped and argued for because Something is always better than Nothing when Something Must Be Done are going to vote for him. Meanwhile, American unions sold out decades ago. When was the last time labor did shit other than fight rearguard actions for anachronistic working conditions and failing fixed benefits packages while management gleefully rode their collectivized ass like a blowed-up Rush Limbaugh on a Dominican whore, taking a mandated smoke break every two years to pull the lever for whatever Donk hack leadership endorsed at the photo op? And every soi-disant progressive blurgher, aforementioned Re: healthcare, from La Digs on down, will diddle themselves and their readers, i.e. White Democrats, into a state of panicked, preorgasmic hot-flashery by painting a cinematic apocalypse of America if the GOP Palin-Rasputin-Zombie Milt Friedman triumvirate ticket wins in November. Obama may be a genuine American idiot, but he's no dummy, and he knows this to be true. Maybe if you watch cable news and read the papers with a less jaundiced eye than mine, you worry that disillusionment and low turnout will make him a one-term president. Maybe if you take politics seriously, you poor things, you fret about Republican party discipline and Donk disarray. Me, I look at the sweaty red face of the tea-party crowds and the spaghettic-western-injun tan of John Boehner cracking with heartfelt regret at the death of America and read only: Losers. You think the Money wants those people running shit?
1) not stopped the Bush era raids against Hispanics which is totally at his discretion;
2) not lived up to his promises to gays, and he can stop DADT any time he bloody well wants to;
3) not been willing to protect women’s abortion rights
4) not shown any intention of passing EFCA (a bill helping unions organize)
Unions, women, latinos, gays…
Who does he bloody well think is going to support him in 2012?