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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 10:07 AM
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71. The globalization and manipulation were at the heart of it.
It was hard to avoid seeing the similarities between how they manipulated the elections there, and how they do it here - right down to using the same exact slogans. That's why I quoted that "most important election of our lifetimes" line - where did we hear that before?

It's hard enough looking at the OP without feeling a huge mass of cynicism about branding: "Clinton's 'experience' theme is suddenly trumping Obama's 'change' theme," as if those brands, Experience and Change have any basis in anything other than what a focus group said would work. It's like watching the Iraqi incubator story as it develops.

The globalization is at the heart of what's wrong with Clinton and a number of other dems as well. Americans being what they are - even "liberal" Americans - we are happy to brush all that under the rug, the fact that we are using (and did under Clinton as well as Bush) imperialism, militarism, and debt in a very systematic way to rob other countries of their natural resources and labor, without a care in the world as to how many of their lives are ruined in the process. We can overlook those who are poisoned by our toxic waste, we can overlook those working in sweatshops, we can overlook a few hundred Nigerians dying in an explosion as they try to access their own oil as it is pumped for export to the US, so long as Clinton will have a possibility of electing a judge who will improve the rights of Americans.
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