by Winsip Custer, CPW News Services
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"There will be those who point out that Teddy Roosevelt failed in his Bull Moose bid and was eclipsed by the leader of all international monopolists and corporate cabals, Woodrow Wilson. Why recall Roosevelt's loss? Because the issue is the same today as then when Roosevelt lost and then supported his close friend Robert Taft who is a much a monopolist as J.P. Morgan, Jay Gould or E.H. Harriman. The issue is the same, only more pressing than ever. Instead of an American power elite, a Roosevelt, calling for change, it is someone who has inspired the greatest change in America since George Washington, MLK and JFK. Strike a match, Mr. President. Light the pilot. Let'er rip," said Livermore, "but before you do go and read what George Washington faced from England's monopolists if he had lost. You know what happened to JFK and MLK already."
Livermore believes that if Obama is absent from the next two debates as he was in the first, then he was all along a shill for those who wish to give Americans the illusion of a choice, but without really giving them one. "If he refuses to go after the monopolists and Romney as their agent of the status quo and their return to Enron and bail out years, then Mr. and Mrs. Obama's connections to the Sidley Austin and Brown and Wood law firms of Springfield, Illniois and New York, combined with Barack's silence means that he provided a respite from the brutality that defined the Bush legacy. His silence would support the U.S. power elites who would reconstitute that brutality so that they can continue to kill the middle class, the environment and the nation as it circles the drain with Obama lounging in the accomplishment of being the first 'man of color' to get this far, but not as crazy as Washington, JFK and MLK in wanting to go further," said Livermore. "Controlled by what John Perkins has called the 'corporatocracy'", Obama's silence will be evidence that they got to him," Livermore concluded.
"And if Obama fails to go for the jugular in debates two and three, Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic Convention about the Republicans wrecking the economy and Obama not cleaning it up fast enough for them, will have been a smoke screen. Bill Clinton, you will recall, signed into law the death of Glass-Steagall, the bill that had policed Wall Street after the 1929 Great Depression from 1933 to 1999, just before GWB took office and tanked the economy. Combined with Clinton's support of GATT and NAFTA, Obama's silence will be evidence of the fact that it is always darkest just before pitch black. Clinton's governorship of Arkansas during the Iran-Contra years when Mena was used as a drug transhipment site for the Reagan-Bush White House pipeline to the Sandinista, would be evidence of Obamas' complacency and of Clinton, too," said Livermore.