Obama, as most Americans believe, is for a peaceful settlement, not Netanyahu's idea of establishing a Greater Israel which can only formalize the Apartheid situation that now exists.
And no, Democrats will not think to replace Obama in two years for Israel's sake.
There are many Jewish congressmen and senators now serving in Congress, and while all of them support Israel, none have been so callous about it as to essentially claim that Israel comes first, America second. And most of them I believe support Obama's effort to create the two state solution that Netanyahu, a right wing Likud hawk, doesn't want.
Just how will that help. It's a bone to the wealthy. Why? Because according to 2000 figures, 85% of the stock market, and 90% of all business assets are owned by the top 10%. All those 401K and retirement fund investments we hear about: they constitute a measily 15% of the stock market.
I could agree that investors in new ventures that might increase employment should have a lower tax rate, but that is not what most stock investments consist of. In most cases, it is just another source of income, money making money.
Just ignore Buckeye. Here's a source of the data or reality.
The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Cliché, sure, but it's also more true than at any time since the Gilded Age.
The poor are getting poorer, wages are falling behind inflation, and social mobility is at an all-time low.
If you're in that top 1%, life is grand.
....as the netroots back away from what is turning into just another Clintonista administration. One can only guess that the main theme for the next two years of the Obama administration will be: 'I will not be a one timer,' whatever it takes, even if that means bringing the Tea Partiers and the Boehner folks into the White House.
As far as my own diaries were concerned, both of them, Strummerson and Brit, were deep into destroying the messenger. When that didn't work (and others may have experienced the same treatment), they apparently upgraded their ambitions to that of destroying the site.
Last of the FDR style liberal Democrats, true to his principles, and for that reason, somehow always looking as if he is some kind of radical. That's Dennis Kucinich.
In those days past, his kind of radical, when people cared about people, was the norm. It just goes to show how much Reagan influenced the Democratic party to look a little bit more like him, a class B actor and class B politician.