Moving to the Center?

2008-Jul-01

The “move to the center” by Barack Obama is all over the news. Bullshit. He’s not moving to any “center”. He’s moving to the extreme, as expected. He is moving away from his political roots as a community organizer to the same place all politicians go as soon as it looks like they may get to a position of power. He is moving to support the interests of the extreme. The extreme of wealth and power. He is moving to support the interests of the wealthiest and most powerful one tenth of one percent in our country, those whose annual income is over three million dollars a year.

And that is not the center, no matter if every politician at the national level claims it is. It is the extreme.

The center is the ninety percent of us who are employed but who are making less than one hundred thousand a year. And pretty much no one at the national level is moving toward that “center”.

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