It only took 6 weeks.
I was worried that Obama would sell out the progressive agenda.
The good news is, the anticipation is over. Liberals who worried that Obama would sell them out need worry no more. Not so deep down, they knew this would happen. Now they can settle down for four more years of depressing Republican-lite kowtowing to corporations and the one percent.
It was clear in his first term that Obama was a conservative.
It didn’t take long for Obama to sell out the liberal base of his party the first time. Everything became clear in December 2008, when his cabinet picks didn’t include a single liberal. Well, here it is, December 2012, and can’t get fooled again but we did, as George W. Bush would sorta say.He extended the Bush tax cuts in his first term and the Heritage medial plan implemented by Romney in Mass.
I was concerned that he would not be the Roosevelt legacy champion.
This, remember, was the president who was supposed to bust out as an FDR-style crusading liberal ready, willing and able to fight the right-wing Republicans and stand up for ordinary Americans.Many of us voted for Obama out of fear of what Romney would do.
Noam Chomsky said about the election 1. the least bad candidate won. 2. It is over. Any real activist would take about 5 minutes to figure out who to vote for, and then get back to work on their project.
What if the money we gave to political campaigns had been given to new media and progressive causes? The billionaires and plutocrats can outspend us going forward.
But, it would have been worse if Romney won, wouldn't it?
I know what they’re thinking. Things would be even worse if Mitt Romney had won.
I wouldn’t be so sure.The quotations are from a new article by the progressive Ted Rall.
Policy-wise, a Romney administration would have been pretty much the same as Obama’s second term. Who knows, he might have picked Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary.
In terms of building the political Left, a President Romney would have galvanized liberals and progressives to fight for a fairer society that treats everyone equally and with dignity. Obama, his sellouts, and his faux liberal apologists represent two steps backwards for progressivism.
Six Weeks After Reelection, Obama Sells Out Liberal Democrats