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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:55 PM

 

15 Things Neither Romney Nor Obama Is Brave Enough to Stand For By Bill Quigley

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/15-things-neither-romney-nor-obama-brave-enough-stand?akid=9596.227380.Kblf2r&rd=1&src=newsletter734154&t=6

1. Neither candidate is interested in stopping the use of the death penalty for federal or state crimes.

2. Neither candidate is interested in eliminating or reducing the 5,113 US nuclear warheads.

3. Neither candidate is campaigning to close Guantanamo prison.

4. Neither candidate has called for arresting and prosecuting high ranking people on Wall Street for the subprime mortgage catastrophe.

5. Neither candidate is interested in holding anyone in the Bush administration accountable for the torture committed by US personnel against prisoners in Guantanamo or in Iraq or Afghanistan.

6. Neither candidate is interested in stopping the use of drones to assassinate people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen or Somalia.

7. Neither candidate is against warrantless surveillance, indefinite detention, or racial profiling in fighting “terrorism.'

8. Neither candidate is interested in fighting for a living wage. In fact neither are really committed beyond lip service to raising the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – which, if it kept pace with inflation since the 1960s should be about $10 an hour.

9. Neither candidate was interested in arresting Osama bin Laden and having him tried in court.

10. Neither candidate will declare they refuse to bomb Iran.

11. Neither candidate is refusing to take huge campaign contributions from people and organizations.

12. Neither candidate proposes any significant specific steps to reverse global warming.

13. Neither candidate is talking about the over 2 million people in jails and prisons in the US.

14. Neither candidate proposes to create public jobs so everyone who wants to work can.

15. Neither candidate opposes the nuclear power industry. In fact both support expansion....

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Bill Quigley is a human rights lawyer and professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He is also a member of the legal collective of School of Americas Watch.

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Reply 15 Things Neither Romney Nor Obama Is Brave Enough to Stand For By Bill Quigley (Original post)
Demeter Oct 2012 OP
graham4anything Oct 2012 #1
Post removed Oct 2012 #2
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #8
joelz Oct 2012 #3
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2012 #4
blazeKing Oct 2012 #5
Quantess Oct 2012 #6
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #7
octoberlib Oct 2012 #9
GoneOffShore Oct 2012 #10

Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:57 PM

1. most are outright lies if he is talking about Obama.Just another kook 3rd party anarchist imho

 

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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:28 PM

8. X1,000 nt

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 02:30 PM

3. there is a great sameness to these guys but Obama gets the nod from me because of

women/gay rights more tax fairness and far fewer total nut cases in his party

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 02:40 PM

4. I only take exception with point 9...

 

there was no way to realistically capture bin Laden.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:17 PM

5. #3 is false

 

Obama has recently said he is re-committed to ending it

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:21 PM

6. Well, you've got a point.

Some of things on that list are accurate, unfortunately.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:27 PM

7. Oh THIS is sooo helpful right now.

Sigh... can't stand the liberal purists who seem to misunderstand the election process completely.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:34 PM

9. +1! nt

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:39 PM

10. I so wish people would wait until after the election to post stuff like this.

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