[Marxism] ‘Progressives for Obama' - a game of make-belive

Dbachmozart at aol.com Dbachmozart at aol.com
Thu Jul 10 21:24:32 MDT 2008


 
 
Barack Obama's rush to disavow the "tag" of the "Left" should surprise no  
one. The only people who pretend that Obama is a "progressive" are a few  
Leftists, and Right-wingers that hate Leftists. "But the most important reason  that 
‘Progressives for Obama' should have never existed is its utter lack of  
content." Progressives have been playing "make-believe" with the Obama campaign,  
dubbing it both "progressive" and a "movement" when there is no movement or  
progressive content to the campaign. Some progressives are guilty of providing  
"a veneer of progressive credibility to a candidate who was nothing of the  
kind.  
 
by BAR executive editor Glen  Ford  
"Leftists  attempted to impose themselves on an electoral campaign where they 
were not  wanted." 
The "_Progressives for Obama_ (http://progressivesforobama.blogspot.com/) "  
project was always doomed, largely because the candidate was determined to 
pull  the rug from under it at his earliest opportunity. That time has arrived, 
in  such dramatic fashion that even the corporate media recognize that Obama's 
sharp  Right turns are irreversible and much more clearly reflect his 
essential  political nature.  
 
Obama _chuckled last  week_ 
(http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics/story/688154.html)  at the very thought of having been "tagged as being on the Left" - 
and  then unceremoniously jettisoned those Leftists that had taken it upon 
themselves  to claim him as one of their own. In case "the Left" didn't get the 
message,  Obama wrapped the insulting rejection in a Zanesville, Ohio speech 
announcing  his "faith-based" appeal to Reagan Democrats and Bush Republicans.  
But the most important reason that "Progressives for Obama" should have never 
 existed is its utter lack of content. Leftists attempted to impose 
themselves on  an electoral campaign where they were not wanted, and yet persisted in  
identifying with an organization over which they had no control, no ability to 
 provide content. It was a game of make-believe, that has run its illogical  
course. Frankly, the project can also be seen as an act of opportunism, an  
attempt to graft the Left onto a corporate campaign that at some point must  
eject it like a foreign body.  
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