A CBS News poll several weeks ago reported that 60 percent of people in the U.S. oppose the war against Libya. This is significant despite the biased reporting by the major news networks that limit coverage and distort actual developments inside the country.
Mass meetings held around the U.S., spearheaded by former Congressperson Cynthia McKinney, have emphasized the need to divert the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on war every year to address human needs. Money is sorely needed to provide jobs to tens of millions of workers, to maintain people in their homes, and to offer universal healthcare, public services and quality education.
Workers World is kind enough to allow you to print articles in full. I would gladly grab that option but I want to be sure you think of Libya and feel like you'd instead think, "That damn Elaine didn't want to blog again tonight and just posted this to get out of blogging."
Kevin Madden Republican strategist; JDA Frontline :
Candidate Obama, who promised our nation big things, has now shriveled into a weak, small-minded president reduced to ugly character attacks to save one job - his own - while failing the millions of Americans now without a job of their own under his watch.
President Obama is presiding over an economy with a troubling unemployment level, massive spending deficits and a historical downgrade of our nation's credit rating. An extraordinary failure to produce a record of accomplishment has led President Obama to abandon an issue-oriented campaign in favor of one where he has decided "he will have to kill Romney."
Gov. Romney, no matter what President Obama's disagreement with him may be on the economy, is a good and decent man. Gov. Romney is an extraordinary father, a revered grandfather and a devoted husband to his wife Ann. For President Obama to decide that his re-election campaign cannot and should not be about his record on the economy, and instead focused on an effort to "kill Romney" and smear a fellow American putting himself forward for public service, is unconscionable.
Gov. Romney is running for president because our nation needs and deserves a leader with the knowledge and experience to put America back to work. Should Gov. Romney earn the confidence of the American people to do just that, he will stand in stark contrast to President Obama, who is now seeking to cling to his job with a re-election strategy unworthy of the office he now holds.