Here, from Thom Hartmann, are some interesting bits of audio that make it pretty clear that the Obama/Clinton rift is highly pleasing to some very powerful entities.
First, it's highly pleasing to the GOP--as well it should be, not only because it works to their advantage, but because the GOP itself has helped create the civil war now tearing up the Democrats. As several recent items have made crystal clear, Rush Limbaugh helped get out the vote in Texas and Ohio, so as to give a boost to Clinton and prolong the agony. And, thanks to Thom, we can now hear from Michael Reagan that the GOP does not want anyone to talk about the matter. (Reagan made this point, of course, off-camera.)
And the Obama/Clinton rift is also very pleasant to at least one sector of "the liberal media." Thanks to Chris Matthews' big mouth, we now know that his bosses are enjoying the Democratic Party's agony as much as Rush does.
Perhaps it's only that they like the brawl because it makes for lots of "drama," and, therefore, higher ratings and more advertising dollars. Or maybe it's because GE, a mammoth weapons manufacturer, has a vested interest in the war, which Bomb-Bomb would prolong forever (and no doubt extend as well). Let us not forget what happened on Election Night 2000, when
"Neutron Jack" Welch, GE's CEO, barged into the studios of NBC News, demanding that they second FOX's (bogus) claim that Bush won Florida.
It's a combination that would tickle Mussolini. So it's not enough to say that it spells trouble for the Democratic Party--for that party has, of course, done absolutely nothing to confront the far right and/or question corporate power. It's not, in short, the leading Democrats, but We the People who are most at risk because of GE/GOP and its mammoth cohorts in the media
and all throughout the world economy.
Mark's new book, Loser Take All
: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008, a collection 14 essays on Bush/Cheney's election fraud since (and including) 2000, is just out, from Ig Publishing.
He is also the author of Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform
which is now out in paperback (more...