The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

By Their VP’s You Will Know Them

Sep 8, 2008

Barack Obama has consistently campaigned promising to bring “change and hope and a fresh direction in Washington.” So who did he pick for his running mate? Just one of the “good ole boys” of Washington, Joe Biden–a senator for 35 years, whose very political career flies in the face of change and hope and a fresh direction. Biden supported the Iraq war from the beginning.

But John McCain was not to be outdone. McCain campaigned as a “maverick,” presenting himself as someone independent of the Republican Party and the Christian fundamentalist voting base they pander to. So who did he pick for his V.P.? Sarah Palin, a Christian fundamentalist, who stands solidly on all the reactionary positions to which the Republic Party has pandered.

The more the Democrats and Republicans speak of “change,” the more they act the same.