I'm adding this in reference to Rob's post below. It's "Ralph Nader Was Right About Barach Obama," by Chris Hedges, writing at TruthDig.Com. All of it should be read, for its clarity and powerful prose, and here's the link.
"The timidity of the left exposes its cowardice, lack of a moral compass and mounting political impotence. The left stands for nothing. The damage Obama and the Democrats have done is immense. But the damage liberals do the longer they beg Obama and the Democrats for a few scraps is worse. It is time to walk out on the Democrats. It is time to back alternative third-party candidates and grass-roots movements, no matter how marginal such support may be. If we do not take a stand soon we must prepare for the rise of a frightening protofascist movement, one that is already gaining huge ground among the permanently unemployed, a frightened middle class and frustrated low-wage workers."
Yes, and we will wring our hands and feel betrayed and wonder why the earth is shifting under our feet, but we'll never, ever blame Obama because we're good liberals and he's--.
Well, he is, isn't he? Or at least, half.