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Shocker: Criticizing Obama is verboten at "progressive" publications

Ted Rall.

Yeah, I'm not keen on Obamabot, but one more illustration that career "progressives" giving Obama cover are just as bad as Rs. After all, both legacy parties form a single system, and "progressives" are an important device for keeping people involved in that system: "Hope" and "change" and so forth.

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Submitted by scoff on

by Joan Walsh

Cornell West's tragic meltdown

for further proof of what you said.

When West calls Obama "a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats." Walsh accuses him of engaging in identity politics and calls Obama "the most liberal president you've had to date" describes him as "our besieged president" and claims Obama is "as progressive a leader as we're able to elect right now."

If that's the case, there really is no hope for the nation. We might as well fold up the tents right now.

Submitted by scoff on

was that the comments (at least through the first 10 pages or so) ran about 9 to 1 AGAINST Walsh's article.

It showed the stranglehold the media has, but it also showed how many people are beginning to look behind the curtain. The question in my mind is, will our joined voices be enough to counteract the megaphone of the keepers of the status quo?

This year is the 40th anniversary of the release of Marvin Gaye's What Going On?, and it's another question that has occupied my mind a lot of late.

Thanks again, Lambert, for what you and all the others who post here do. I wish I could do something to help you out, but my own situation has only gotten more precarious in the last year or so. I feel like I'm hanging on by the thinnest of threads. It depresses me to no end to read much of what is written here, but I recognize the absolute necessity of exposing exactly "what's going on" in this country if there is to be any "hope" of "change." If hope is to be found, it's in what is going on right here. No other site I go to can compare.

Not even close.

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Submitted by gizzardboy on

The article about Ted Rall was very interesting and at the end gave a link to his blog -- For some reason I couldn't access it yesterday, but got on it today. That linked me to a post on and their troubles similar to Ted Rall's. It is worth a read: