What if Clarence Thomas were President? This prospect would horrify most “liberals,” but would the policies coming out of the White House be very different from the “change we can believe in?” A Thomas presidency would favor corporations over working people; promote government secrecy over transparency; protect torturers from prosecution; and continue endless war, thereby enriching and aggrandizing the Military-Industrial Complex.
Obama is better looking than Clarence Thomas, and he has better political instincts than Condi Rice, but he is an example of the Plutocrat Party (Democratic wing) expanding the proven tactic of the minority shield. Installation of a minority candidate into a high office immunizes that leader from most liberal criticism and clears the way for a plutocratic agenda.
Look at what Obama is DOING, not at what he PROMISED:
He is breaking the laws against torture by immunizing confessed torturers.
He is jacking up already obscene “defense” spending.
He is blocking single-payer national health care.
He is continuing the occupation of Iraq and expanding the war in Afghanistan.
He is maintaining Bush-era secrecy claims over White House information (even visitor logs).
He is refusing to allow equal rights for gays.
He is providing unlimited taxpayer funding to corrupt Wall Street firms.
This is not a man of the people; this is a man owned by the CORPORATIONS – this is the equivalent of Clarence Thomas in the White House.