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Her unabashed support ignores four lawless years, a president beholden to big money, a consummate con man, a serial liar and moral coward. He exceeded the worst of George Bush. Imagine what he has in mind if given four more years.

Republicans, in contrast, are bashed. Nation editors call them "the Post-Truth Party. " Obama's lies are ignored. Republican ones are highlighted.

They "pose a real challenge for the Democrats (not to) get bogged down in the minutiae of every" one".(T)here are too many of them."

Democrats by implication are squeaky clean. In fact, they're in lockstep on destroying social America. Medicare, Medicaid, and other New Deal/Great Society programs are on the chopping block for elimination.

Job creation is moribund. Both parties oppose creating them. Since Obama took office, 261,000 fewer exist. Tax cuts for the rich, banker bailouts, other corporate handouts, and permanent imperial wars come at the expense of popular needs gone begging.

Half the country is impoverished or bordering on it because both parties planned it that way. Obama's no less ruthless and heartless than Romney. He just hides it better.

Nation editors claim Democrats made a good start toward financial reform. Wall Street wrote the legislation. It benefits them. Grand theft remains policy. Neither party curbs it. Crooks when they're caught aren't punished. 

Since crisis conditions emerged in fall 2007, no high-level corporate official faced prosecution. They're free to keep stealing because who'll stop them. The Libor scandal alone revealed government/banker complicity. 

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Nothing changed. The dirty game continues. It's institutionalized. Both parties endorse it without saying so. Nation editors pretend Democrats are different. They call Republicans liars. 

They claim Obama's "telling the truth." Doing so reveals an agenda supporting his, and the worst of what political Washington represents.

On September 6, Nation's John Nichols headlined "Obama Manufactures an Argument for His Re-election," saying:

He stands in stark contrast to "Romney's empty rhetoric." His convention speech "touched the important themes" for reelection. He "made the case for himself as a job creator."

In all respects, he's a destroyer, not a creator. He's a demagogic con man dressed up in well-scripted political mumbo jumbo. His speech was duplicitous from start to finish. Reality faced by millions of households was ignored.

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Working people have no friend in Obama. He's gone all out against them. He wage war on labor rights. He's dismissive of popular needs. Apologists claiming he's different than Romney accept illusions about a heartless, soulless president.

Both parties represent two wings of money power. Privilege matters, not people needs.

"Obama talked the talk Thursday night," said Nichols. He made promises he'll likely keep. So far he broke every major one made. Nichols thinks, or perhaps hopes, this time is different.

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