"First they came for the socialists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me."
Martin NiemÃ¶ller (1892--1984
Go back to sleep America.
And don't forget to numb out by watching "Dancing With the Stars," or some other mindless reality TV show and fake corporate news that doesn't deal with any real issues just like the campaign and the faux debates because remember, "You can't handle the truth." And if all else fails we can always entertain ourselves by shopping for cheap stuff made in China at Wal-Mart we don't need as long as we're distracted and preoccupied the powers that be have us right where they want us and will continue to loot, murder, plunder and steal.
And now it's time to get austerity passed. It's time for Obama's grand bargain with the Republicans, which he can't wait to install and we all see how well that's working in Europe with their massive demonstrations. I believe Obama was put into office to do what no Republican could ever get away with. He's here to tell us they're cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
No one would dare mention all our fiscal problems could be rectified by allowing the Bush/Obama tax cuts for the rich to expire, reducing the military budget, ending these illegal wars, bringing our troops home. Do we really need them in Germany and England almost 70 years after WWII?
Go back to sleep America.
And with the advent of Citizens United both parties have been co-opted by big money and are beholding to their corporate puppet masters.
The Republicans make no bones about it. They tell us they hate everyone who isn't white, male and rich. Okay, I don't like it but at least they tell you to your face, "We hate you, we're stealing your stuff: Social Security, killing Medicare and Medicaid because we hope you get sick and die and we're giving all your money to our fat, rich billionaire friends, we're killing all entitlements except corporate entitlements, we're looting the treasury and we don't care what you say. We're "the deciders." They claim to purport free trade, which is anything but and the Ayn Rand philosophy of go f**k yourself. We're rugged "I got mine so who cares about you" individualist and while we're at it we're going to drown government in the bathtub as we collect our fat government pensions, free healthcare, FEMA help and whatever else the government wants to dole out all the while proclaiming how horrible "entitlements" are.
But honestly, I guess I prefer that to the liver lilied Democrats who feel the same way about us but lie about it to our faces in their Bill Clinton, "I feel your pain" and "this is going to hurt me more than it hurts you" bull crap kind of way. I'd rather know where I stand than listen to their sniveling excuses and lies.
So now Obama and the Democrats will pretend they've got our backs and the Republicans will refuse to do anything but cry fowl and demand more tax cuts for the rich or "job creators" as they've falsely renamed them. If that were true we'd be rolling in new jobs. Then Obama will make his usual pathetic excuses, "Gee sorry, kids I tried but the Republicans are just so mean and I have no backbone and no negotiating skills and no character and it's the best I could do and can't we all just get along?"
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong, which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."