"A vote for Nader or Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney in 2008 was an act of defiance," says Chris Hedges; "[a] vote for Obama and the Democrats was an act of submission" — Ralph Nader: ‘The Left Has Nowhere to Go’.
"There is no major difference between a McCain administration, a Bush and an Obama administration," writes Mr. Hedges. "Obama, in fact, is in many ways worse. McCain, like Bush, exposes the naked face of corporate power." He notes, "The Democrats provide better cover. But the corporate assault is the same." More:
- Obama, like Bush and McCain, funds and backs our unending and unwinnable wars. He does nothing to halt the accumulation of the largest deficits in human history. The drones murder thousands of civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as they did under Bush and would have done under McCain. The private military contractors, along with the predatory banks and investment houses, suck trillions out of the U.S. Treasury as efficiently under Obama. Civil liberties, including habeas corpus, have not been restored.