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Fri Jun 26, 2015, 07:31 PM

24. Live with the ambivalence, it's okay.

I adore him, he's not perfect, bows to the inevitability of corporate dominance too much, but maybe that's all we deserve as a people until we elect a better, less corrupt congress and until we get a much smarter, more literate electorate.
Considering the constraints and realities of politics in.America today, I'm not sure he isn't as good as it can get in this era. We've got to pry loose the corporate claws that are wrapped around the throats of the congress and the media, and the American people need to get less stupid.

Maybe Bernie will take it a step further. That would be very awesome. But Obama has had many successes in SPITE OF having corporate gatekeepers that he seems obligated to pacify with every decision he makes. Just reawakening the idea that government can take action that improves the lives of ordinary people with the passage of the flawed-but-still-useful ACA was a powerful win. I wanted single-payer..but ACA did in fact help millions of real ordinary people AND it was politically helpful to the left.

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