The mouthpiece for “New” Democratic president Barack Obama, apparently felt the need to take a shot at a sleeping dog that was out cold — and near death — and has probably been that way since at least the late 1960s, early 1970s. It would stand to reason that after decades of both sides of the aisle handing over the keys to the family vehicle, to all sorts of avaricious and rapacious, beastly corporate predators, that there might be some push back against the “New” Democratic ancien regime. Said mouthpiece, to the “New” Democratic ancien administration, cited a giveaway to the health insurance industry, and a toothless Wall Street “reform” bill; as achievements of the “New” Democratic ancien administration that should have assuaged “intransigent” progressive agitators.
The mouthpiece, Obama’s snapping poodle, also suggested that even a President Kucinich couldn’t pacify the president’s progressive detractors, and that only the elimination of the Pentagon and a “Canadian health system” would satiate the rabble. Well when a just war hasn’t been fought by the U.S. military in decades — nor a Constitutional one by the way — and when on paper the only systems that make sense are either single-payer or socialized medicine, one wonders which party in this polar opposition is the one that appears to be the more sane? It’s unclear why Obama’s churlish surrogate took out his rage on non-Obama administration sycophants and yes people, but it probably has to do with the miasma that has overtaken the president’s alleged ideological base.
The base is a burden to the militaristic, imperialist, miserly — when it comes to social policy — Democratic Party so it must incur a sound thrashing, every time another election rolls around. Though they cannot get elected without it, the base hardly receives any kind of plush, luxuriant, or high roller treatment. The base serves the important purpose of springing into action at the beck and call of the ancien administration, and apparently according to the Obama White House; it should be perfectly content and happy and resolute about its unenviable position in life. This year, as every one before it, apparently tough love is the prescription of David Axelrod, and the other spin doctors that make such executive level decisions within the New Democratic ancien regime. Frothing, snapping poodle dogs are certainly not the ones, who take on such important, and sure to be hotly contested initiatives.
A good swift kick to the derriere, is all that it should take, to keep the hoi polloi in motion. Then they will flock to the polls like good, obedient yes people, and vote for, still more, alleged change to come. You’d think they’d be more existential about it, when “change” looks an awful lot like last year’s merchandise, and when people don’t like getting nothing but a swift kick — for the last time that they showed up and voted at the polls. But we’re still talking about the party that helps people here, the party that “lift’s all people up”, the party of hopes and dreams and aspirations and all that sorta stuff. Tired mantras such as that, though, and agreeable labels and buzzwords; aren’t going to work any longer, to trick and deceive people into voting for them this time around. And one has to wonder if a lashing out such as this, is really all that this ancien administration, can “credibly” offer to many of its most sincere former backers?
Sean Fenley is an independent progressive who would like to see some sanity brought to the creation and implementation of current, and future U.S. military, economic, foreign and domestic policies. He has been published by a number of websites, and publications throughout the alternative media.