It's Their Permanent Gated Community, We Just Get to Look At It From Outside the Fence

by: David Sirota

Thu Dec 17, 2009 at 11:00

In a Hill newspaper story about how super-lobbyist Tony Podesta is making millions shilling for corporations during the Obama era, there was this important snippet right at the end. It tells you everything you need to know about how Permanent Washington is, quite literally, laughing at the idea Democrats were ever serious about cleaning up the corrupt swamp:

But Podesta knows that while some politicians are passing through, he's here for the long haul.

"President Obama will hopefully be here for eight years," Podesta said. "And when he leaves, we'll still be here."

The message is simple: No matter what we do, the forces of corruption see themselves as permanently anchored in D.C. - there to make millions shilling for Big Money, without any chance for change.

DC is their gated community - the Rest of Us just get to look at it from outside the fence.

David Sirota :: It's Their Permanent Gated Community, We Just Get to Look At It From Outside the Fence

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"The message is simple:" Lobbyists LOVE Obama! (4.00 / 2)
"President Obama will hopefully be here for eight years"
Yeah, it's obvious why they want that.  

Gated? Last I saw, it's barricaded! (4.00 / 2)
I was in D.C. for the March for Women's Lives protest in 2004.  Everything was walled off behind concrete barriers, all the monuments -- the Capitol Building, the White House, the Smithsonian, everything.  Literally, the city was battened down for a siege.  I'm sure it's still like that.

Whatever happened to crashing the gates? (0.00 / 0)
It was canceled because we could see melanin in Obama's skin?

We are in serious trouble (or is Global Warming not sufficient for you?)

the only way to prevent calamity is for the left and right populists to team up, however temporarily, to shore up the foundations of the civilization.

We wasted an entire year trying to play the game, when the game is totally rigged.

The time ought to have been spent creating the culture and coalitions we need to survive.


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