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Response to ProSense (Reply #42)

Sun Dec 18, 2011, 02:44 PM

48. Sorry, I'm Not Buying Obama's Historical Presidency

OK, He's fared better than Bush who added a woeful 1 million jobs to the economy? I'm just stating the truth about the Iraq occupation. Your defense sounds a little like an Obama never gets credit whine than the defense of a 'Historic presidency.
FDR knew how to name names and kick ass, turn up the heat, inspire the public. He wanted the public to stand up for themselves. Read some of his old speeches.. Leadership! What are we seeing today, synchronized militarized police forces using bullying tactics in the early hours of the morning. FDR would've used OWS.. Obama ignores it.
Obama supporters continue to ignore the many times Obama failed to use the power of the presidency to move the agenda in the populist direction he campaigned on.
He negotiated down from the public option instead of single payer. He even tried to deny he campaigned for the public option, remember? He secretly cut a backroom deal with the drug companies. Stacked his administration with Monsanto, Wall Street employees and old Bush cronies. Where's the Justice Dept. when it comes to Wall Street crime? Can you imagine JFK and RFK ignoring the red meat piling up on Eric Holder's plate? And then there's his rolling back on civil liberties..
Sorry ProSense.. I don't want to completely vilify Obama.. Of course, he's heads above anything the Republicans are offering. But historic presidency? Come on... FDR was historic. I guess I come from the Bill Moyers school of politics, I just can't buy into the Tim Dickinson RS article that seems more like a paid political ad for Obama than anything else.

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