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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Reasons why Obama must be defeated

Cable television and blog asylums are so entrenched in trivia and the latest idiotic contrivances of the GOP brain trusts that they forget there is a sizable portion of the citizenry that want a progressive agenda for the country.  The Huffington Post reports on one of those people, a former law professor of President Obama's at Harvard. He says Obama must be defeated because "He has failed to advance the progressive cause in the United States."

Professor Roberto Unger enumerates these reasons:




·         "His policy is financial confidence and food stamps."

·         "He has spent trillions of dollars to rescue the moneyed interests and left workers and homeowners to their own devices."

·         "He has delivered the politics of democracy to the rule of money."

·         "He has disguised his surrender with an empty appeal to tax justice."

·         "He has reduced justice to charity."

·         "He has subordinated the broadening of economic and educational opportunity to the important but secondary issue of access to health care in the mistaken belief that he would be spared a fight."

·         "He has evoked a politics of handholding, but no one changes the world without a struggle."

A Youtube version of his comments is available at the Huffington Post link.

2 comments:

John said...

Thinking folks, whether they be right or left of center know the system is cooked beyond the powers to fix itself and must collapse before real reform sets. These are interesting and dangerous times because we can no more control the type and form of collapse than what replaces it. But we do know the generational winter will have its days.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former Asst. Treasury Sec.: http://usawatchdog.com/one-on-one-with-paul-craig-roberts/

Bill Moyers interviews Dr. James K. Galbraith, in 4 short parts: http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2012/06/bill-moyers-and-james-k-galbraith-talk.html

The collapse in the generational winters circa 1776, 1861, and Great Depression/WWII mostly turned out well for much of the US (note the 84-88 year cycle, see comment to "There are no jobs"); but the past is a poor predictor of future success.

Bob Newland said...

Romney appears to want to install his version of Camelot in the White House.

Obama seems determined to give folks a reason not to vote for him. He has betrayed a sizeable portion of a natural consistency by lying about his intent to stop persecuting people who use cannabis medically.

Romney is just doing what comes naturally to ignoramuses. Obama is performing calculated treachery.

Gary Johnson is the only logical choice.

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