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Forum Post: Response to Marxist comment...

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 27, 2011, 3:28 p.m. EST by arealpolitik (154)
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When you refer to the Obama administration as Marxist, it makes me laugh. Then I realize there are people in this world that might actually believe that crap, so in itself it begs a response...

This country is not going anywhere... When enough people, such as the Occupy Movement patriots, concern themselves with America's future, things will change. It has nothing to do with any particular political group, they have all lost direction. They are more concerned with protecting their political future than standing up for the people.

I find fault with the entire corporate backed political system. I am for single-term limits and getting lobbyist out of congress. Replace all the professional politicians with patriots that are truly concerned with what the people want. Eliminate political parties and there process of pre-selecting which candidates we have to choose from.

Let the people choose who they want and let the people vote them in using the Internet. Eliminate contributions completely and get the lobbyist out of Washington. Let a small percentage of our taxes pay for our election process.

Obama is just the best out there, given our choices to pick from. I actually voted for McCain... and I am now so happy that he did not win. I cannot imagine where we would be if he had won.

This coming election I will vote for who I believe is best for the job, and given the choices we have been presented with, it will most likely be Obama. He has shown true leadership ability by his willingness to compromise even when he threw his party under the bus by taking the public option out of the health care package. At least he was attempting to get something done.

I will not vote for any republican this coming election. They have shown their true colors conforming to their political bosses wishes for a "One Term Obama" and their "just say no" attitude. Now they sit back and say that Obama did not accomplish anything when every one knows the republicans blocked everything.

I feel certain that by spring the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement will morph into a strong group that is completely against the corporate take-over of America and supports real change to set things right including tax reform, the elimination of lobbyist and corporate influence, single-term limits and the restructuring of our government.

I did not make mention of your remark about Obama's marxist admin since it is so foolish it was not worth the reply...




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[-] 3 points by redavocet (38) 8 years ago

Obama a Marxist! Yeah and Karl Rove is Jesus! Where did this come from Fox News?

[-] 1 points by ARod1993 (2420) 8 years ago

Quite possibly; my problem with the current pair of parties in this country is that we have an extreme fringe right party and we have a mildly right-of-center party, and nobody is particularly enthused with looking at an alternative to the current neoliberal model of completely unregulated capitalism. The Republicans are essentially saying "We must fully subordinate the interests of the people to the wants of corporations and the wealthy because the world will be better for it!" and the Democrats are saying "I don't know about complete subjugation, but giving them a bit more say can't be all bad..."

[-] 2 points by buphiloman (840) 8 years ago

I'm voting socialist. I wouldn't vote for Obama if he was running unopposed. He's a tool of the plutocrats, plain and simple.

[-] 1 points by kingscrosssection (314) 8 years ago

I'd take Obama over socialism any day. At least he feigns caring.

[-] 2 points by buphiloman (840) 8 years ago

WTF? Egalitarian socialism is, by a wide margin, the most caring and compassionate political ideology on the market.

[-] 1 points by kingscrosssection (314) 8 years ago

And one of the least likely to succeed

[-] 2 points by buphiloman (840) 8 years ago

only because of the dearth of obstructionist regressives like yourself.

[-] 1 points by kingscrosssection (314) 8 years ago

You are correct. There is also the idea of human greed that so many of OWS supporters claim to infest humanity.

[-] 2 points by remigration (7) from New York City, NY 8 years ago

Marx is great. Obama isn't

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 8 years ago

Marx is dead, Obama is questionable.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

Obomber "is a Marxist" ?! I haven't laughed so much since ... about August, when a very thing happened on the way to the theatre .. but that's another story !

Anyway, a person would have to be Very Stoopid Indeed to think that Oblah-blah was 'Marxist'! Obummer wouldn't be seen as even vaguely leftish (by any European standards). I suppose that this really should be expected from 'political discourse' in The U$A, which is so right-wing that it makes 'Liberal' a term of abuse !!

For anyone interested, re. Karl Marx ; http://www.marxists.org/ and for added extras, re. Antonio Gramsci ; http://www.internationalgramscisociety.org/ & re. Lucy Parsons ; http://www.lucyparsonsproject.org/ !!!

per ardua ad astra ...~~~*

[-] 1 points by thrasymaqwe (13) 8 years ago

What a great site--
i also believe that in the spring- ows will become quite interesting--

[-] 0 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 8 years ago

Obama the best out there? Go away troll.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 8 years ago

"Obama is a DISASTER", says Chris Hedges and I agree.

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 8 years ago

Let me see if I get this right:

"This coming election, I will vote for who I believe is best for the job", "it will most likely be Obama"

"I will not vote for any republican"

By deduction, I can only assume to about 100% accuracy that you will vote for Obama, unless Ms. CLinton throws her hat into the Democrat arena, or no republicans decide to run at all, or something like that...........................

[-] 1 points by arealpolitik (154) 8 years ago

If someone better comes along I will re-consider, but at this point, given the choices, I see a landslide for Obama simply because the powers that be do not offer an alternative. Certainly not the Republican candidates... So unless a true qualified patriot is discovered and runs on the Independent ticket, my vote will be a part of that landslide...

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 8 years ago

And why do we not have the right to vote NONE OF THE ABOVE.

This is the one weak point of our political system. A minority can actually elect our leaders. There is a requirement that a majority of the votes cast determine who our governor is - but if the turnout is less than 50%, the minority can, in effect swing the election.

I believe that an election should be determined by a majority of the majority of eligible votes casting their majority vote. I have posted this before and received valuable replies regarding buying votes, get out the vote campaigns, etc. But I think that it needs to be looked at.