Comments: New Tomdispatch

Obama wil break YOUR bank long before he breaks my heart.

Posted by Mike Meyer at November 14, 2008 11:49 AM

U really wanna help Obama, then IMPEACH the present administration. 1-202-225-0100.

Posted by Mike Meyer at November 14, 2008 11:51 AM

And remember...if Obama continues representing his corporate owners after we all formed a circle and clapped our hands for Tinkerbell to live and gave away our votes without a demand...IT'LL BE ALL YOUR FAULT!

Fuck you, Engelhardt you useless pendantic delusional pwoggie pundit-wannabe. Fuck you right in the ear.

Posted by AlanSmithee at November 14, 2008 02:42 PM

So Alan has alighted here, has he? ever the bane of any blog he frequents.

I have next to NO expectations that Mr Obama will be able to perform on the promises made and implicit in his campaign. I held my nose and voted for him, but I have not supported any Democrat with enthusiasm since Mcovern, in 72.

On ereason Obama is doomed to be co-opted and "our" hopes to be shattered by militarism is suggested by this telling statistic: Some part of the b-2 strategic stealth bomber is built, or programmed, or assembled in EVERY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IN THE USofA! All 435 of 'em. Those are jobs for workers in those districts, paychecks, and rent checks, and groceries and liquor sales.

Militarism in the USofA is like poppy-farming in Afghanistan: it keeps the economy perking along, and the people profitably occupied, and it won't change unless and until a "better" alternative is found, where 'better' means the same or more money for the same or less effort.

Mr Obama is already deep in the toils of the cliched military/industrial/national security industry. He wouldn't be where he is today unless he'd been vetted at LEAST 'harmless', and more probably 'friendly' to those interests.

I am deeply suspicious of 'true believers,' but my greater antipathy is towards those who consciously and deliberately appeal to and inspire them.

I suspect in some final analysis, Mr Obama's election will be regarded as of far greater symbolic importance than of practical consequence.

Posted by woody at November 14, 2008 09:57 PM

Bless the True Believer, just keep him as far away from me as possible. I'm all for diverting MICFIC into lunar colonization. Uses much the same kind of technology, will cost just as much (maybe even a little more if WE're lucky--deficit spending), and will HONORABLY kill some people also if WE stick with the program. New lands to conquer---its a win/win in my book.

Posted by Mike Meyer at November 15, 2008 11:18 AM