[Marxism] A very significant improvement?
lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Feb 2 09:11:59 MST 2004
John Kerry as 'Pragmatic Choice'
By Mickey Z.
In a recent article, Stormin' Norman Solomon continues his
anyone-but-Bush crusade by telling us that John Kerry is "not a
progressive candidate" but is "probably the best bet to defeat Bush —
and, as president ... would be a very significant improvement over the
incumbent." All right, that's Norman's opinion ... and in light of his
recent articles, it's no surprise. But since he chose to mock Clueless
Mikey Moore's love affair with War Criminal Wesley Clark, I have to
mention that Solomon went on to offer the following:
"Kerry's senatorial vote for the war resolution in October 2002 remains
an indefensible part of his record."
"Kerry included this rhetorical question in his oratory: 'Why is Saddam
Hussein attempting to develop nuclear weapons when most nations don't
"In a speech on Oct. 9, 2002, Kerry also tried to justify his pro-war
vote with the statement that 'according to intelligence, Iraq has
chemical and biological weapons.'"
"Kerry boasted to CNN viewers that he voted for the 1996 'welfare
reform' law — which amounts to class war against low-income mothers."
Soloman calls Kerry "a pragmatic choice for the November election," but
quickly reminds us that Kerry's political career "has been sustained by
largess from such corporate patrons as Time Warner and Fleet Boston
Financial Corp." Stormin' Norman urges his readers to not buy into
"media spin that depicts John Kerry as an advocate of military restraint
or a champion of economic justice."
And this qualifies as "a very significant improvement" over Bush?
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