We owe a debt of gratitude to Dennis Kucinich. True, he is settling for “half a loaf” he knows is laced with cyanide. But in reversing his vote on healthcare under extreme pressure, he is showing us clearly that Washington is beyond all hope, that it is now totally ruled by the oligarchy, and it feels no compulsion to pay any heed whatever to the desires of the electorate.
The outright lies spewed forth so passionately by Obama during his trip to Ohio with Kucinich in tow were particularly painful to watch. And enraging.
Obama is hell-bent to push through a health insurance bill destined to become the most despised piece of legislation since the Fugitive Slave Act.
By allowing the banks, the military industrial complex and the healthcos to call all the shots in Washington, he is sealing the doom of both his own presidency and any vestige of respect voters still have for the Democrats.And the Republicans are only worse.