Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone pre

Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”
http://www.salon.com/2014/08/24/cornel_west_he_posed_as_a_progressive_an...

Cornell West views of President Barack Obama :

"No, the thing is he posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free. The war crimes in the Middle East, especially now in Gaza, the war criminals go free. And yet, you know, he acted as if he was both a progressive and as if he was concerned about the issues of serious injustice and inequality and it turned out that he’s just another neoliberal centrist with a smile and with a nice rhetorical flair. And that’s a very sad moment in the history of the nation because we are—we’re an empire in decline. Our culture is in increasing decay. Our school systems are in deep trouble. Our political system is dysfunctional. Our leaders are more and more bought off with legalized bribery and normalized corruption in Congress and too much of our civil life. You would think that we needed somebody—a Lincoln-like figure who could revive some democratic spirit and democratic possibility."

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The views of any man who can keep a 'fro going for 44 straight years have got to be correct.

Patience is a great virtue.

Amen ta dat.

NM

If it was a pose, it was the worst acting performance ever. Anybody with one eye open and half a brain, could see Obama was a corrupt Chicago politician who by definition would work for the people with money. That means the bankers and the military-industrialists.

Liberals refused to believe that, despite being told as much, many times, during the 2008 campaign. And by the 2012 campaign, the Liberals were "all in" with their boy in the White House.

You can't fix stupid. And Liberals are stupid. They're jones-ing even now for Hillary Clinton for 2016, who will do exactly the same things as Obama. Liberals just can't learn. Liberalism is such a poisonous ideology that it FORBIDS that people think and learn within it.

Counterfeit candidates are all being bought off with unlimited money GZ. Obummer was just the one who would do the least damage. A McCain or for God sakes a Mittster presidency would have been much worse. I posted these last two; one about Obama and one about Senate majority leader Mitch Mcconnell and the fallacy that our Democracy works for any of us. http://swampbubbles.com/blogs/mrindependent/20140828/caught-tape-what-mi...

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

"Counterfeit candidates are all being bought off with unlimited money GZ."

Like all your favorite Democrat candidates. And yet you still vote for them. What really failed in this control system?

Answer: The voters. You.

Government governs best from the political center. In my 67 year lifetime, we have NEVER had a "liberal" POTUS. Interestingly enough, the closest we came was a conservative, southern Texan named Lyndon Johnson. And he was the last POTUS to balance the federal budget until Bill Clinton, another southerner from Arkansas!

The so-called "liberal POTUSes:
Kennedy -- Opposed in the primaries by much more liberal, Hubert Humphrey. Got tax cuts both for personal income tax rates AND corporate tax rates! Didn't like or trust MLK, Jr.; never showed up at the famous "March on Washington."
LBJ -- Led Congress to institute many anti-poverty measures. The true effects of these are hard to gauge since LBJ squandered so much revenue fighting the Commies in Vietnam! He just couldn't shut off that conservative "stop the Commies" bent.
Carter -- In his personal life, perhaps the most conservative POTUS we've ever had. The best former POTUS in my lifetime by far! He ran as a moderate and served as a moderate. The most "hands-on" POTUS of my lifetime, he had trouble "seeing the forest for the trees."
Clinton -- Very active in the moderate Democratic Leadership Council. Balanced the federal budget, even having consecutive surpluses before he left office. Fully supported and encouraged Congressional actions which ended lifetime welfare for healthy Americans.
Obama -- Obamacare is a compromise formulated from the ashes of the Clintons' attempt to have a true national health care system in the 1990s. Obamacare appeals to the powerful, giant health insurance corporations. Took out Osama Bin Laden by approving the invasion of an ostensible U.S. ally without even consulting that nation.

There you have it. Not one ideological liberal!

Of course, by today's standards, even Ronald Reagan could be considered to be a RINO by conservatives in 2014. Forget Eisenhower. He was not ideological at all. And yet, both are considered successful POTUSes by most. Hmmm. Maybe there's something to his governing from the political center stuff.

Yep, Obama a moderate.

Good ole' right down the middle, never rocking the boat, finding the best of both sides of the aisle Obama.

It's his neutrality that pisses so many off. LOL

MikeyA

Everything he is doing he is doing from the point of a progressive....in the "classical sense of the word"

Remember that the Federal govt was segregated by a progressive....Woodrow Wilson.

Sanger was a progressive...and a believer in Eugenics author of the negro program

George Bernard Shaw was a fig fan of Hitler and Mussolini

Nope...the only problem here is that the true believers of progression believe their own rhetoric.

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Bah

need a new mouse...lol

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

NT

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

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