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Legal We always try to avoid politics like the plague here on OSNews, but sometimes, it's hard to avoid it. Take the case of Joel Tenenbaum, who could be liable for over 1 million USD if the Recording Industry Association of America gets its way. While many hoped for a change of pace when it comes to these matters, Barack Obama's Department of Justice has squarely sided with the RIAA.
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RE[2]: US two-party "democracy"
by kaiwai on Wed 25th Mar 2009 12:11 UTC in reply to "RE: US two-party "democracy""
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

"In the US, there is no such distinction - both major parties are right-wing"

Are you kidding me? The current Democratic party is very far left (borderline socialism). The current Republican party is fairly centric, as they are far left in their financial spending sprees, and far right in their social beliefs.

You obviously have no clue what you're talking about.


Obama very very far left wing? what bloody planet are you on!

Compare Obama to the policies of the very far left in New Zealand, Australia, German, the UK - Obama is a centre left policitian and most certainly isn't sitting on the fringe.

Maybe you Americans should wake up, realise that the cold war has ended, and the centre left or centre right is in power in most countries. It is you the American's who have this obsession of labelling anything you don't like as apparently 'very very left' or 'very very right' when in reality it is neither of them.

Edited 2009-03-25 12:13 UTC

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OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

""In the US, there is no such distinction - both major parties are right-wing"

Are you kidding me? The current Democratic party is very far left (borderline socialism). The current Republican party is fairly centric, as they are far left in their financial spending sprees, and far right in their social beliefs.

You obviously have no clue what you're talking about.


Obama very very far left wing? what bloody planet are you on!

Compare Obama to the policies of the very far left in New Zealand, Australia, German, the UK - Obama is a centre left policitian and most certainly isn't sitting on the fringe.

Maybe you Americans should wake up, realise that the cold war has ended, and the centre left or centre right is in power in most countries. It is you the American's who have this obsession of labelling anything you don't like as apparently 'very very left' or 'very very right' when in reality it is neither of them.
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We're not talking about New Zealand or any other country. The subject, since you're incapable of keeping up, is about the United States and the politics in the United States. Since I've lived in the United States my entire life, and have been involved in political campains, it's safe to say that I know a hell of a lot more about the subject than you ever will. Stick to your "Linux sucks, OSX and BSD rule" rants.

In the United States, Obama is extremely far left - probably the most liberal person to ever become POTUS. Obama's platform is based almost entirely on Socialist ideas (which is extremely far left in this nation). He believes (as does those that support him) that the government's responsibility is to provide everything to all citizens by taxing those that work for a living, and giving that money to those that are too damn lazy to work for a living. Now Obama's Administration is looking to seize private companies (non-banking ones at that). Whenever the government begins to seize private industries and controlling them at their whim, that's NOT a good thing. Nor is it a good thing to punish those that work for a living while rewarding those that are just useless members of society living off of our tax dollars.

I could care less about what political leanings other countries have. That doesn't affect me, nor does it concern me. I have no desire to see the US becomelike any other nation, or insignificant like New Zealand on the global scale of things.

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MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

""In the US, there is no such distinction - both major parties are right-wing" Are you kidding me? The current Democratic party is very far left (borderline socialism). The current Republican party is fairly centric, as they are far left in their financial spending sprees, and far right in their social beliefs. You obviously have no clue what you're talking about.
Obama very very far left wing? what bloody planet are you on! Compare Obama to the policies of the very far left in New Zealand, Australia, German, the UK - Obama is a centre left policitian and most certainly isn't sitting on the fringe. Maybe you Americans should wake up, realise that the cold war has ended, and the centre left or centre right is in power in most countries. It is you the American's who have this obsession of labelling anything you don't like as apparently 'very very left' or 'very very right' when in reality it is neither of them. "

You would do well not to lump all Americans together like that. I'm an American and I recognize that our Democratic party is center-left. Most Americans would agree with that assessment. If they thought it was a "far left" party, they wouldn't have voted it into complete power (both the presidency and both houses of congress) in the last two elections.

The Republican party, on the other hand, was smashed so badly in those two elections that what remains is the extreme right-wing of that party. It was center-right, but today it's just plain right. One could even argut that it's "far right", in that it's to the right of every major party in the Western world, but it's not "far right" when compared to parties of the past like Hitler's Nazi party or Mussolini's Facist party.

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ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

"Obama is a centre left policitian and most certainly isn't sitting on the fringe. "

he's talking about reducing tax deductions for non profit charities. That's pretty 'fringe' to me. That would screw a lot of poor people.

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ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22

"Obama is a centre left policitian and most certainly isn't sitting on the fringe. "

he's talking about reducing tax deductions for non profit charities. That's pretty 'fringe' to me. That would screw a lot of poor people.


Fringe? So your argument then is that people only donate for the right off, and thus will no longer donate because of an adjustment to the rate? Keep drinking Rush's Kool-aid, it certainly is providing you with a lot of deep insight.

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