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Romney the 1% Job-Destroyer

With Mitt Romney firmly in the jaws of the leg-hold trap, the proverbial cat can be let out of the bag. Romney was always the perfect sucker.

Some things never change.

The Republican establishment again picked the wrong horse.

And again, liberal political strategists, who claimed Santorum or Gingrich or even – dare we speak his Federal Reserve-nationalizing name – Ron Paul, would be easier to beat than old 1% Mitt, were dead wrong.

Oh no, that squirming outsourcing Cayman Islands job destroyer is just the prey we were looking for to wander into this well-placed trap where he can: (1 serve as Obama punching bag and (2 galvanize the message of the Occupy movement.

Shame that Willard couldn’t at least be seen driving that damn jet-ski out front of his million-dollar lake home. All those years pulling himself up by daddy’s bootstraps must have worn the poor sap out. Or maybe driver Ann comes from the more serious money.

One thing is certain. Win or lose, Willard will always have those blind family trusts in Bermuda, Luxemburg and Switzerland to fall back on, ensuring his glamorous idle rich tax dodging status.

I’ve never been a huge fan of Barrack Obama. My introduction to the guy came in 2004 when he was running for Illinois Senator and I was running for Congress just across the Mississippi River in Missouri. A group of black activists working on my campaign tried to arrange a joint campaign appearance in Cape Girardeau. The Obama campaign didn’t even get back to us.

That fall Obama was delivering the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention. This meteoric rise added to my suspicions. Then there was the fact that, for all his eloquence, he never seemed to have much to say. He played it safe. And soon he was President.

I watched an excellent movie last night that everyone should check out. It’s a documentary called Eyes Wide Open, now showing on Link TV.

This extremely well-made and informative documentary goes inside the hearts and minds of residents of Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela and Ecuador. Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan author of the must-read The Open Veins of Latin America, interjects his radical and audacious take on the ongoing and quite dramatic collective Latin American move away from neo-liberal market-driven economic policies that for centuries made the region a resource colony for Western multinationals and banks.

What becomes obvious throughout the film is that behind the democratic elections which brought Lula da Silva, Evo Morales, Hugo Chavez and Rafael Correa to power respectively in those featured countries, were progressive movements who even today remain frustrated at the slow pace of reform under these – by all historical measures – radical left-wing governments.

It is no different in the US, except that here in the belly of the beast we are more complacent and satisfied for the moment. Progressives here are also frustrated and angry at the pace of change which Obama’s election has brought.

I have many problems with Obama, especially his hawkish foreign policy adventures in Libya and Syria. We must cease to behave like an empire. And the President needs to be much more courageous.

But those who say there is no difference between 1% Wall Street Willard and Obama are out of their collective minds. It’s a nifty sounding cliché, but it’s total bullshit.

Obama has disappointed in many areas. Yet his administration has also accomplished many vastly under-reported things. The US is moving in a progressive direction, backing slowly away from the dangerous fascist climate generated by the Bushies.

The important point of this movie is that it’s not “Yes I Can”, it’s “Yes We Can”.

As progressives, we must shoulder responsibility, be critical of and push Obama, and keep things moving in a leftward direction. It’s not up to him as much as it’s up to each of us.

First we must all get out and vote to re-elect him!

In the meantime, Romney provides the perfect caricature through which we can resume the Occupy discussion of the 99% versus the 1%.

The banksters declared class war on the poor and middle classes long ago.

Are you going to allow this assault to continue? Or are you ready to defend yourself and your loved ones?

The revolution begins with you!

Dean Henderson is the author of five books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve, Stickin’ it to the Matrix & The Federal Reserve Cartel.  You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column @

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7 thoughts on “Romney the 1% Job-Destroyer

  1. Well written article. You however, never explained how Obama is moving the country away from fascism. Hes allowing domestic drone use, NDAA 2012 section 1021, 1022 both allow indefinite detention of americans without trial, he has invested too much tax money in programs that inexplicably “fail” shortly after (remember Solyndra?). Also, he has bombed 6 countries, where bush (also a piece of work) bombed only 4. His admin seems ok with keeping guantanamo open, and improving the facilities even. The list goes on, so how does he prevent the march to fascism when he himself keeps practicing Enhanced Statism (the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic, political, and related controls in the state at the cost of individual liberty)?

    Posted by terrible | July 9, 2012, 2:44 pm
    • You are absolutely right, as I state in the article, about the hawkish bullshit from Obama. Mussolini described fascism as the merger of corporation and state. Never heard of “enhanced statism”, but sounds great to me, so long as we the people, birthright owners of the state, take charge. The Corporate/banker/Illuminati vampires surpassed the power of any state long ago, and that is precisely the problem. They OWN governments, we do not. This does not mean that the concept of government is bad in and of itself. If we follow this slippery slope to its obvious end, democracy itself would be discredited, since democracy is a people forming a government – a state – to, as Thomas Jefferson so eloquently stated, “provide a buffer between the aristocracy and the peasant”.
      The state is already torn asunder via the privatization craze which was launched during the Reagan/Thatcher era. Save National Forests and public libraries there is nothing more to privatize. The public commons are shrinking. The public good is threatened.
      Yet the people, who pay increased fees for everything (even to hike some “National” Forests) so that billionaires can skate on their taxes, still howl for more privatization which translates into Rothschild profits. Common sense will go a long way to fixing this.
      The reason the military/industrial juggernaut is so hard to bust up is because defense contractors own the Pentagon, for example. We should nationalize all defense contractors. One of many examples of the Obama leftward shift is in the Ag. Dep’t, formerly the domain of Cargill, where grants emerged for organic farmers, community gardens & the like. I also like the new VA clinic going up in my tow, and the fact that Pell Grants are back. Believe you me, I get frustrated by Obama, but he has begun to turn this way-errant ship around. The point of the article is that WE need to push it on through.
      One last thing, for all you Libertarians out there (me too, I’m a Left Libertarian), check out who funds the CATO Institute and other “libertarian” think tanks. Same fucking corporations who fund both other political parties. ExxonMobil wants you to hate the word “government”. Be careful.

      Posted by Dean Henderson | July 9, 2012, 4:04 pm
  2. Aww Dean, I love you man! I trip when you write about Obama like this. You know so much but still want to get out the vote for Obama?!?

    It blows the mind, really. obama/romney devil both of ‘em.

    I SUPPOSE I can see where you’re coming from as it would be harder to sell a new war with Obama in charge whereas Romney will just invade Syria and Iran NOW!

    Either way is poison and I don’t believe this gov can be reformed anymore anyway. We must tear down the and stop the mercantilism by the global elite.

    OBAMNEY 2012!!!

    Posted by Michael Liberty | July 10, 2012, 1:52 am
  3. I love this viewpoint of government can be used to battle back the corporations!!

    If only it were true. End the fed then we’ll talk.

    Posted by Michael Liberty | July 10, 2012, 1:55 am
  4. You can’t have it both ways.

    I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
    Thomas Jefferson
    Without the unlimited credit card supplied by the fed reseve the country would be more as intended….

    Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
    Thomas Jefferson

    My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
    Thomas Jefferson

    Posted by RW | August 28, 2012, 7:09 pm
  5. Seeing it from a Rand Corp. point of view it is obvious Obama is the “one”. It is not necessary that the ruler of the land I control know the full on plan. As long as I know his emotional makeup, have sufficient weight to bare on his skeleton(s), and that he is tied to the emotional responses of his people I can get the outcome I desire. Even if he misbehaves I have the ability to put the fear of Gods into him so that contrary to the emoted love or promises he will enact just as I so desire.

    Posted by Druid Fire | October 15, 2012, 10:56 pm

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