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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown - the Torture Guy

Voters in Massachusetts just made a very big mistake. Scott Brown, the come-from-behind faux truck-driving "regular guy" who apparently won Ted Kennedy's Senate seat is no populist. This Repugnican is just another Bush era corporado. Worse, Brown is an advocate of torture.

Endless shame on any Dems or Independents who voted for Brown as a protest of Obama's drift to the right or any populists who labor under the mistaken notion that Scott Brown is a man of the people. He is decidedly none of that. Brown, in his own words, is all about supporting and strengthening "the existing private market system". Translation: let the insurance corporados continue robbing you blind and then denying you coverage when you're ill. Scott Brown states: "I am a free enterprise advocate who believes that lower taxes can encourage economic growth." Translation: Same-old/same-old failed Bush era economics. Corporate globalization out-sourcing your jobs and endless cutbacks - the rich get richer, the poor get poorer. It's just another replay of the stupidity of middle class citizens in the U.S. voting against their own interests. Meanwhile, the wealthy who engineered their delusion laugh all the way to the bank that's "too big to fail".

All that is bad enough. The promotion of torture worse by far. But the fact that this happened in the so-called Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the seat of the late Senator Edward Kennedy is a complete fucking outrage. The combination of a confused populist movement with an elitist oligarchy at the helm and desperate neocons clinging to the rails is a dangerous one. The present bitterness and obstruction orchestrated by Repugnicans in Washington and the breakdown of civility in the U.S. ,encouraged and facilitated by the media, only exacerbates the situation. Who knows where this will lead. One thing is for sure: liberals and progressives must redouble their efforts at exposing the machinations of the far-right and the corporados. At the same time, it must be made clear to the Obama Administration that anymore appeasement to Repugnicans and corporate Dems will be the ruin of any semblance of "hope and change".


Blogger D.O. said...

O, did I fail to mention that Brown may not have won at all? According to Black Box Voting there are some unanswered questions regarding the outcome from hand-counted ballots and machine cast ballots via Diebold. Remember Diebold?

7:01 AM  
Blogger Michaelann Bewsee said...

Instead of the democrats "getting it," they will swing even more to right-- now we're gonna freeze spending when we need to be spending more?

5:24 PM  

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