"Obama and his backers have subverted American democracy, and have done their best to replace it with book clubs, magazine covers, and stories claiming that Michelle Obama shops just where ordinary 'little people' like you do. And now trying to raid the bank accounts of a country already over 10 trillion in debt, to the tune of another trillion dollars, in order to reward the green corporate donors, political hacks and union goons who supported him-- Obama is robbing America blind, while the coverage continues to be about what cookies Michelle Obama supposedly likes to bake.
Suppressing debate over a trillion dollar theft with a smiley face and a featured clip of Obama at a few staged events threatens both American democracy and economy. It's time to demand more. It's time to speak up and turn the TV off."
Read the whole thing at http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2009/02/obama-practices-oprah-style-politics.html
*magic trick: an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
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