The lesser of two evils is still evil. I think Obama has been a pretty bad president, mostly because he has repeatedly capitulated to his Republican opponents (like curtailing plans for stimulus spending on infrastructure projects, which would’ve blunted the recession). And, he has eroded the citizenry’s constitutional rights at the same pace that Bush the Junior did – renewing the hilariously named Patriot Act, legislating more wiretapping against Americans and pushing basically for the right of government to use the Internet to spy on all of us. And, he has allowed the casino operators now masquerading as bankers to get off scot free after their actions stripped many Americans of 40% or more of the wealth they once had tied up in their homes.
But the greater of two evils is still even more evil. And if you allow your disgust with the Obama Administration to manifest itself as a vote for his Republican opponent in the fall elections, here’s just a glimpse of what you get:
House Republicans pushed ahead Monday evening with plans to protect increased defense spending without raising taxes, largely by cutting more from domestic programs, including aid to the poor.
The stark choices incorporated in the giant bill will have an immediate impact on working-class and immigrant families and offer a preview of the fall campaign and bitter budget fights facing Congress after the elections.
Feed the corporate welfare machine through perpetual war, but never raise taxes to pay for the government-contracted weapons system largess granted to the plutocrats at the helm of the military-industrial complex. Just pay for the constant wars by pulling away all safety net programs for the poor. Once those are gone, end Social Security and Medicare. Rich people don’t need that stuff anyway.
The greater of two evils is even more evil.