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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-31-09 04:44 PM
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45. Well since I supported Obama and now make posts that he is a Corporate President, I can relate
Edited on Sat Oct-31-09 04:46 PM by Armstead
Despite my ranting and raging here of late, I'm basically what could be called a moderate progressive. I liked Obamas approach and his rationality.

But I feel like I'm going through deja vu all over again. The 90's, when Clinton pushed a corporate "free market agenda" that hollowed out the real economy and the 00's, when Democrats allowed Bush to walk all over them with nary a peep of protest.

I thought (hoped?) that Obama and the new majority status of Congressional Democrats would set us going in a new direction. Nogt necedsarily overnight. Not necessarily "radical." But moving in the direction of true liberal/progressive reform and away from the stranglehold that the corporate oligarchs have placed on the system and on us.

Alas, as I said in my epic post yesterday, I feel a sinking feeling watching Obama turn to the same people that helped create this mess in the 90's. Watching him avoid stepping too hard on the toes of the rich and powerful.

It seems bigger then the issue watching healthcare reform devolve into mandates with very little real constraints on private insurance (can you say "regulation of prices" boys and girls?) and a lameass "public option"

I hope Obama shakes off the shackles of DLC conventional wisdom and allows his inner Liberal progressive" out.
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