Obama tells you to your face and then his sycophants come tell you that's not what he said, or what he meant, or snow you with embedded links that mean nothing. Then later down the road, the same people call those they lied to fools who weren't paying attention because "he said that from the start".
It's an old game. It wore out 5 years ago but you couldn't address that here.
Obama was laughing in everyone's face when he admitted he would have been classified as a Republican a few years ago. His admiration for Ronald Reagan dripped in every single one of his books. Most liberal president, hope and change, my ass.
He was DLC from the start. The same DLC that swore to cut social security and other *entitlements" stated he was one of the most promising of the “100 to Watch”, in 2002. Well people are waking up now. But it's too late. People should have woken up when candidate Senator Obama, whose mose impressive achievement in the Senate was his "present" votes, did a 180 turn on the FISA vote.
Back in 2003, when Obama was a candidate for the US Senate in the Illinois Democratic primary this reporter and Glen Ford challenged him on the fact of his affiliation with the Democratic Leadership Council. The right-wing, corporate-funded Trojan Horse inside the Democratic party had fervently embraced his political career, naming him one of its “100 to Watch” for 2003.
DLC endorsement is the gold standard of political reliability for Wall Street, Big Energy, Big Pharma, insurance, the airlines and more. Though candidates normally undergo extensive questioning and interviews before DLC endorsement, Obama insisted the blessing of these corporate special interests had been bestowed on him without these formalities and without his advance knowledge, and formally disassociated himself from the DLC. But like Hillary Clinton, and every front running Democrat since Michale Dukakis in 1988, Barack Obama's campaign has adopted the classic right wing DLC strategy.
When he does speak, it won't be good news. Republicans are sure to escalate their demands, insisting that Barack Obama denounce a list of black and progressive organizations, activities, beliefs and individuals to retain his share of their base. And as long as Obama is wedded to the DLC strategy, he will eagerly comply.
If there was an actual mass-based progressive movement in the US, operating on the ground and independent of political parties and campaigns, it might have a prayer of holding Barack Obama accountable. But there isn't.