President Obama's speech in some ways was really sincere. It was more progressive than I thought and he has taken some steps away from corporatism ( the forces that don't want the world to be a better place).
However, he still has lingering corporatism in him. Even though he is less of a corporatist than Bill Clinton, that is kind of a low bar to clear when you consider the fact he still loves his horrendous education policies, he has been pretty defensive of NSA ( the people who don't want a better world use it to fight us good people and hurt us), hates Edward snowden, and is not receptive to corporatism criticism by Paul Krugman and us progressives AT ALL. He has been downright NASTY to progressives often no sugarcoating.
In the end, the health care reform is a big first step and it will set the stage for medicare for all in Vermont and other states. Furthermore, Elizabeth Warren and other progressives are growing more in power.
But in the end, we have a long way to go and that some progressive stuff just won't happen until we get a President Elizabeth Warren.
We need to do much better than Obama and get money out of politics. Elizabeth Warren will do that.
The speech was what I expected it to be fundamentally. I don't have expectations of Obama. Even with Democrats in the majority and pushing, we got to be working towards a president Elizabeth Warren.
Let's kill TPP with Elizabeth Warren's pushing. Let's continue to push Obama to be more progressive and Democrats in congress. Let's work with Bill De Blasio who I think will set national stages of progressive policy. We are moving but at low bars. We got to raise the bars ourselves.