Neoliberalism: “A political theory of the late 1900s holding that personal liberty is maximized by limiting government interference in the operation of free markets.” -The Free Dictionary
I fully support the Democrats over the Neo-feudal Republicans and their ongoing push to take us all back into serfdom. At the same time, Barack Obama, continues to entertain as he keeps trying to play both sides of the aisle. Or whatever it is he’s now doing. Some of it is indefinable.
You’ve gotta love the President’s latest nonsense about the need to use a naval blockade to stop Iranian ships from delivering weapons to Shia rebels in Yemen. He says it’s to protect navigation in international waters. If that’s the case, why aren’t we protecting the ability of the Iranian ships to navigate into Yemeni ports? He is making no sense at all. Unless you get beyond the big lie and understand what’s actually happening.
The United States is blocking the Iranian ships (Shia) because they would deliver arms to Shia rebels trying to push back against Sunni government leaders supported by the Saudis who are also Sunni. Get it? As with the rest of the Middle East and North Africa, this is a religious war and we keep sticking our big nose into the middle of it as though we know how to solve the centuries-old conflict.
In this case, the U.S. is supporting the Sunni Saudis against the Shia Iranians at a time when we are attempting to cut a nuclear control pact with Iran. What a bad joke. I guess Mr. Obama, has to put Saudi oil above all else? Admittedly there is also the Israeli conundrum, dictating that anything the United States might do to create a better relationship with Iran, even if that means limiting their nuclear weapons capability into the distant future, is inherently anti-Israeli.
Mr. Obama is also appearing comical as he continues to defend the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement, which is such a great deal that it had to be negotiated in secret lest the American people would find out what was going on and rise up in anger.
It appears the only people who approve the TPP are Mr. Obama, the international business establishment, those Asian countries who will benefit and the corporate controlled Republican Party. On the other side are the Democrats and the American people, who might be angry as hell if they knew what was going on.
The TPP. If it’s such a great deal then stop trying to “fast track” it through the Congress, tell us what it contains and put it out there before the American people for a full debate prior to any vote in the House and Senate.
Stop cutting trade deals behind our backs. You guys sold us on killing Glass Steagall while passing NAFTA, CAFTA and supporting the WTO. It was good for mutli-national corporations, a handful of their major shareholders and a few foreign countries where slave labor continues to exist, while it wrecked the American middle class. We may never recover.
And now you want us to trust you with this secret “TPP” deal? What a joke. Come on Mr. Obama. The nation needs you to restore the two-party system and be a Democrat. Not a neoliberal who chooses sides to fit the moment in an attempt to placate the robber barons of our new Gilded Age. Do what you were elected to do and put the majority ahead of a wealthy minority. Come on, you can do it. It might even help your party at the polls in 2016. In fact becoming a real populist, instead of continuing to talk the talk while refusing to walk the walk, would make Dems a pollitical slam dunk in 2016. Of course you’d be taking on Wall Street and the big money multi-nationals, which you can’t really do, can you? And if you can’t, then what are we? Are we done?