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h9socialist Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-13-10 03:27 PM
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135. He needs a sedative . . . even though he's right about a lot things.
Seriously, if people get so offended because politicians aren't equal to their rhetoric, we might as well forget all this democracy stuff. I, for one, am not quite that cynical. If, in 2008, you believed that President Obama was going to create a left wing utopia, you were hopelessly naive to begin with! Obama has two problems: (1) in order to get anything he's had to compromise -- and that's not really his fault because the U.S. Constitution is designed to frustrate democratic majorities, and; (2) Happy Days are NOT here again, yet -- this is not his fault either -- the capitalist system imploded from within -- any sort of economic recovery is difficult when the old arrangement essentially collapsed.

I am not saying that I approve of all Obama has done. I would much rather have seen Medicare-for-All than the hodge-podge private crap that emerged from the Congress. The economic stimulus was chincy by global standards but just big enough to get the Tea Party morons going ape. I would far prefer the Administration pursuing policies that REALLY the Tea Baggers and their corporate-fascist benefactors.

But prior to Obama there wasn't even an attempt to do the right things. For all his faults Obama has moved the ball down the road. Not a compelling argument I grant you -- but a bit of hard core realpolitick that can't be ignored.
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