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The Theater of the Absurd
A K Gupta, December 8, 2007
2008 election
The serious Democratic candidates, as the mainstream media define it, are Clinton, Edwards and Obama. There is not a dime’s worth of difference between them. None promise a full withdrawal from Iraq by 2013. None endorse single-payer healthcare, the only real solution. All three favor unproven and corruption-prone “cap-and-trade” mechanisms to combat global warming, rather than strictly regulating pollutants at the source. All are largely quiet on immigration, trying to quadrangulate between corporate need for cheap labor, a populist storm of jingoism and the power of the Hispanic vote.