Obama: a Hollow Man Filled With Ruling Class Ideas

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 Paul Street’s latest book is They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy (Paradigm, 2014) 

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uza2-zombienationNear the conclusion, Garrow notes how disappointed and betrayed many of Obama’s former friends felt by a president who “doesn’t feel indebted to people” (in the words of a former close assistant) and who spent inordinate time on the golf course and “celebrity hobnobbing” (1067). Garrow quotes one of Obama’s “long-time Hyde Park [Chicago] friend[s],” who offered a stark judgement: “Barack is a tragic figure: so much potential, such critical times, but such a failure to perform…like he is an empty shell…Maybe the flaw is hubris, deep and abiding hubris….” (1065). Garrow quotes the onetime and short-lived Obama backer Dr. Cornel West on how Obama “posed as a progressive and turned out to be a counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a national security presidency…a brown-faced Clinton: another opportunist.”


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2 thoughts on “Obama: a Hollow Man Filled With Ruling Class Ideas

  1. Superb!!! Now our job is to pass it on so that deluded liberals and Obots can get the straight dope about their darling, a horrid phony. As long as these people go on buying symbol over substance, the world and this nation will be saddled with criminal demagogs like Obama.

  2. Eh. Obama was what he was he was, when he campaigned. He laid out his agenda, and pursued it as much as possible, in spite of a historically oppositional Congress. Meanwhile, as the overall life expectancy of the US poor fell below that of every developed nation, liberals spent another eight years calling on us to stand in solidarity to protect the advantages of the middle class.

    Starting in 2015, certain of the liberal media began trying to sell Hillary Clinton as a “bold progressive,” surely aware of her long record as a solid neoliberal — pro-war, anti-poor, pro-corporate empowerment. Regardless, Democrats had already split their voting base apart, middle class vs. poor, in the 1990s, and the past eight years confirmed that this split is permanent. Presumably, Democrats will lean even further to the right in hopes of picking up the votes of disaffected Republicans.

    What does “progressive” even mean today?

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