Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cursed crumbs of hope

Being a lifelong big picture pragmatist with a great store of patience and a deep well of empathy, it takes a lot to piss me off. Our President managed to do it in the last few weeks from caving on spending cuts against the poor to dropping bombs on Libya. But then Obama throws out this peace offering.
In a statement of administration policy Wednesday, the White House said the president's "senior advisers would recommend that he veto the bill" if the legislation "would not safeguard the ability of railroad and airline workers to decide whether or not they would be represented by a union based upon a majority of the ballots cast in an election."
Yes, I know we're being played. I've noticed a distinct pattern in the Obama presidency, where he hosts a huge formal banquet for the plutocracy and then throws "the left" a bone. It doesn't really satisfy the hunger for progressive leadership, but neither can I forget that we wouldn't even get that little scrap from a Republican president.

So, what to do... ?

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