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Glenn Greenwald on health care

Great article about the "revolving door" between government positions and lucrative private sector careers. I'll follow with a story about the 3 star general that now has a 7 figure payday after retiring by working for a "defense(sic)" company.

This is the essence of fascism.

Look at the comments on this article. These are (mostly) from "liberal/socialist" people.

Even someone like Glenn Greenwald, with "liberal" credentials out the ass, gets attacked every time he publishes an article critical of Obama.

Dems and Reps are the same- they love their party, and whatever their party supports, because they are too ignorant (or unwilling) to dig deeper.

If I say I'm against the wars- Iraq, Afghanistan, Drugs, Gaza- then I'm a lefty.

If I say I'm against SNAP, Social Security, and Medicare- I'm a right winger.

If I say I'm against subsidizing large corporations, agriculture and military supply companies, I'm a lefty.

If I say I'm against government control over health care, or education, or banks, I'm a right winger.

If I say that domestic spying, and murdering US (or foreign) citizens without just cause, or that the US government has become a threat to our liberties, or that the Federal Reserve is bankrupting us, then I'm a conspiracy theorist.

Do you begin to see why the people at the top- Clinton, Bush, Obama, Reid, Bohner, Pelosi, McConnell- are just corrupt moronic figureheads? Or why intelligent people have quit supporting them?

by Anonymousreply 1912/22/2012

Too bad you have no fucking clue what the word "fascism" means. Or for that matter, "socialism".

by Anonymousreply 412/05/2012

All Reps and Dems are NOT the same. Just because Obama is a two-faced sellout - if not an outright fraud - doesn't mean all Dems are.

Greenwald is fearless in pointing out the facts and doesn't deserve the endless shit he gets from the Obama human drones.

by Anonymousreply 612/06/2012

No, just an asshat that multi-posts and kills its own.

by Anonymousreply 912/13/2012

[quote]I'll follow with a story about the 3 star general that now has a 7 figure payday after retiring by working for a "defense(sic)" company.

Why did the writer place (sic) in that sentence? Doesn't (sic) refer to a misspelling?

by Anonymousreply 1012/13/2012

Can Glenn Greenwald ever just shut up? He's the epitome of self-important logorrhea.

by Anonymousreply 1112/13/2012

I don't get why OP felt the need to use a URL shortener for his link. That isn't necessary on DataLounge; we like to see where links are going to take us.

The (sic) after defense makes me think OP is from ouside the US, since elsewhere it's spelled defence.

by Anonymousreply 1212/13/2012

Or maybe that "defense" was perceived as ironic.

by Anonymousreply 1312/13/2012

Greenwald writes for The Guardian (UK) so it may have been a notice to its readers the the spelling was correct and not an error.

by Anonymousreply 1412/13/2012

No, R13, you win a prize. A system that goes out the way to kill brown people cannot be called "defense" except ironically.

by Anonymousreply 1512/13/2012

It makes me sick that someone like G Greenwald, who has done more to point out the sickness of our foreign policy, and the hypocrisy of Obama, gets pilloried because he doesn't "toe the line".

I disagree with him on many issues, but he is brave and fearless when pointing out the evil at the heart of our government.

If you want a stark, naked, and expansive view of the evils our government has wrought over the last 10 years, Greenwald is the man. He hated Bush, but hates Obama even more for his betrayal.

But, since most people are just good little Demo-bots, never caring what they do as long as they have a (D) next to their name, it never matters.


by Anonymousreply 1612/20/2012

I think Glenn's wordiness is the result of spending his free time having to discuss The Real Housewives of _______ with his illiterate Brazilian escort. He clearly yearns for anything resembling intelligent discussion!

by Anonymousreply 1712/20/2012

It appears that any post that pisses off the webcuntress gets deleted.

Let's hope that GG's media credentials spare him the banning clitoris of the angry Webbie.

Let's see-

Posts discussing the drone killings, The PATRIOT Act, the federal debt...anything that pisses her off gets deleted.

Is she a Rethuglican?

by Anonymousreply 1912/22/2012
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