... Isn’t it interesting that advocating tax breaks for the wealthy is unlikely to get someone called an elitist by the media.
When you think about it, Obama actually has more experience than McCain. Sure, a guy named "John McCain" has been in the Senate since 1987, but he's not the Republican nominee.
There was a guy by that name who supported Roe v. Wade, but the new John McCain replaced him two years ago.
There was a guy by that name who called Jerry Falwell an "agent of intolerance", but the new John McCain replaced him two years ago.
There was a guy by that name who proposed comprehensive immigration reform, but the new John McCain replaced him in February.
There was a guy by that name who was against waterboarding, but the new John McCain replaced him in February.
... and on and on ...
This amalgamation of major business interests with state power, this system of oligopoly and governance of, by and for the ruling class, has metastasized beyond imagining since the Progressive era. It has expanded in every direction and subsumed virtually every industry and business in America, large and small. It is this system of "political capitalism" that dictates domestic and foreign policy, including a foreign policy of endless war, preparation for war, and various forms of "cleaning up" after war. You the ordinary citizen, you "the people," figure nowhere in this -- except to provide the necessary labor and, when required, your blood and your life.<
That [Tim Russert] is who was canonized -- by the media and, revealingly, by the Right -- as the Model of Great Journalism. That's because the core function of the establishment press is to obtain and then disseminate government claims. ...