When Wall Street, the banks, and the major corporations have a Democrat in the White House, this is to their advantage: The opposition, the liberals, the progressives, the peace activists, the environmental activists, the single payer groups, and labor shut down for four years.
That lets the rich push their agenda. They say to us, "How can you complain, he is one of yours!"
R9 is a prime example of the Quislings who demand allegiance and stifle dissent no matter how far to the right the Democrats go. So each year the Democrats go further right.
-- Here are Nixon's accomplishments on domestic issues:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Clean Air Act of 1970 and
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA);
The National Environmental Policy Act requiring environmental impact statements
The Philadelphia Plan in 1970—the first significant federal affirmative action program.
He endorsed the Equal Rights Amendment.
-- Here are some of Obama's domestic policies
Seeks protection for banks that participated in mortgage fraud.
Protects banks from protection from the 2008 economic collapse
Expands Domestic Surveillance Powers. The F.B.I. is giving its agents new leeway to infiltrate organizations, search household trash, use surveillance teams and search databases in domestic investigations. FBI agents will now be able investigate people and organizations “proactively” without firm evidence for suspecting criminal or terrorist activity
Arrests over 2,600 Activists Arrested in US.
Signed Patriot Act extension without reforms.
Approved Fourth Gulf Deepwater Drilling Permit
Defends Detention Conditions for Bradley Manning
Approves Indefinite Detention Without Trial. Worked with GOPers to Kill Bush Torture Probe
Launched a full-bloodied assault on Wikileaks. Prosecutes whistle blowers instead of rewarding the,
Proposes salary freeze for 2 million federal workers - excluding those in the military.
Reaches out to the Republicans to slash Social Security.
Claims Unchecked Authority to Kill Americans Outside Combat Zones
Endorses new film "Waiting for Superman" which attacks teacher's unions and promotes charter schools (read).
Bush's Rendition Program Remains Unchecked
Deports record numbers of illegal immigrants and auditing hundreds of businesses that hire undocumented workers
The Pentagon’s spy unit has begun rebuilding a controversial database that was shut down three years ago after it was found to have been used to monitor US peace activists.
Signs law allowing weapons in National Parks.
Backs Keystone Pipeline.
Shields from prosecution CIA operatives who inflicted waterboarding and other extreme interrogation techniques against terror suspects during the Bush years.
There isn't a arms dealer, a bank, a Wall Street firm, or a CEO that Obama doesn't adore.