This is #27 of my little pet issues that I’ll be hysterically obsessing over when I ‘throw away my vote’ instead of doing the mature thing and voting for the lesser of two evils:
Under the agreement currently being advocated by the Obama administration, American corporations would continue to be subject to domestic laws and regulations on the environment, banking and other issues. But foreign corporations operating within the U.S. would be permitted to appeal key American legal or regulatory rulings to an international tribunal. That international tribunal would be granted the power to overrule American law and impose trade sanctions on the United States for failing to abide by its rulings.
“Bush was better than Obama on this,” said Judit Rius, U.S. manager of Doctors Without Borders Access to Medicines Campaign, referring to the medication rules. “It’s pathetic, but it is what it is. The world’s upside-down.”
He’s expanded the GWOT; he’s taken a harsher stance against civil liberties; he’s refused to prosecute any of our nation’s biggest malefactors; he’s expanded our robotic slaughter of foreign brown people to an ever-increasing list of countries (and joked about the slaughter); and now we find that he’s taking steps to further entrench the most fundamental financial structures of global oligarchic impunity.
Yet, according to many liberals, I’m supposed to walk into a booth in November and vote for this man and his policies.