Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:55 AM
DemocratsForProgress (545 posts)
Walter Rhett: Obama Will Make Bad Better
Barack Obama has a modest economic record and here’s why: Timothy Geithner, Lawrence Summers, and others gave him bad advice; his political people, David Axelrod, Patrick Gaspard, David Plouffe and others, had no feel for the broad suffering of America and lacked technical know-how or institutional experience in managing the world’s largest macro-economy; from Europe to Asia, global headwinds stalled job growth, the Council of Economic Advisors was a revolving door, and Barack’s own mastery and knowledge of economic fundamentals is weak. Twenty-nine million Americans looking for working is the result, a dismal record, especially four years past the Great Crisis.
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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 02:13 PM
lovemydog (11,832 posts)
1. Outstanding article by Walter Rhett.
I'm a progressive to the left of mainstream democrats. I voted early for Obama. This article explains why. I think as a democratic socialist, one can reconcile those beliefs and vote for the best possibility for progressive change.
A younger friend says she's progressive and won't vote. She says she doesn't want to participate in a system that's lesser of two evils. She says refusing to vote is the only way to send a message. I vehemently disagree with that view. In my view, the only 'message' that not voting sends is that the worse evil will win. I'll share this article with her.