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Michael Kwiatkowski

Michael Kwiatkowski
Ohio, United States of America
May 18
I'm a Green Party member in Ohio, and active on several blogs that include my own. This year I am helping to spread the word about Green and other Third Party candidates for public office.

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APRIL 12, 2012 5:13PM

A Funny, Yet All-Too-Dire Omen

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The Onion has a funny video up about Democrat Party voters screwing with Barry Obama's mind as the 2012 election kicks into gear.

Democrats: Obama Has Dicked Us Around For Four Years, Now It's Our Turn

Back in February, The Huffing Post reported that Obama was virtually tied with a generic Republican counterpart going into November.  Rasmussen reported similar polling results last month.  And according to news reports for last week, that slim lead is not getting any wider.  What this means is that the election is well within the theft margin.

The reason for this razor-thin margin is obvious: Obama has adopted so many of the Republicans' core policies - an ABC News poll last year found that a majority of Americans rate Obama as "just as bad" or "worse than" George W. Bush - that he presents no legitimate reasons for people to vote for him.  Web sites such as Obama the Conservative and Activist Post, whistleblowers including Thomas Drake, and bloggers including Glenn Greenwaldhave all documented the many ways in which Obama has adopted or exceeded all of the policies of his predecessors.

When the two major party candidates are so similar to one another, Harry Truman's admonition is as relevant as ever:  "Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for the real Republican all the time."  Even having watched as Bush and Cheney stole not one but two consecutive presidential elections - thefts that were successful in large part because the Democrat candidates were so close to their Republican counterparts on policy - Obama and his campaign team still think the failed Clintonian model is viable.  And that will cost them dearly come November.

Meanwhile, people are hungry for real alternatives, and they're not buying into the Big Lie of Democrats not being as bad as the GOP anymore.  According to Gallupforty percent of registered voters now identify themselves as being independent or belonging to one of the minor political parties.

With so many voters looking to punish both major parties in November, the Obama regime would do well to look back and learn from history, lest it become history.



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[r] thanks, Michael. I can't laugh at the Onion take because I am too disgusted with Obama and the Dems to even enjoy such tweaking. 2/3 of Americans wanted universal health care and Obama defied the will of the people. 80 million people voted for him to stop the war. He out war-mongers and has committed more war crimes than Bush did. Obama still counting on his DEFAULT position of lesser evilism. I pray he and the Dem party are not rewarded for their betrayals. We have one two-headed corporate party. No, I don't want the Republicans, but I equally don't want the sell out Dems. The same monster one percent party. Green Party. best, libby
As a registered and founding member (number 40 to register) of the Green Party of California I have the luxury of voting Green with no anxieties about screwing up Obama's chances in 2012... Ohio is an altogether other story.
Libby, I agree wholeheartedly. JMac, voting third party requires doing it in any state one lives in regardless of whatever chances of being blamed for "spoiling" the election. Republicans are perfectly content to see their own candidates lose whenever those candidates stray from their movement's orthodoxy, otherwise we never would have had Bill Clinton become president. GOPhers supported Perot in '92 and to a lesser but still significant degree in '96. Then they got their little tin dictators Shrubya and the Gargoyle, and all was well with them.