Unconditional Support Ensures Political Impotence

“Obama knows full well that he can slash Medicare, Medicaid and even Social Security — just like he could sign an extension of Bush tax cuts, escalate multiple wars, and embrace the Bush/Cheney Terrorism template recently known in Democratic circles as “shredding the Constitution” — and have most Democrats and progressives continue to support him anyway.  Unconditional support ensures political impotence, and rightly so.  He’s attending to the constituencies that matter: mostly, Wall Street tycoons who funded his 2008 campaign and whom he hopes will fund his re-election bid, and independents whose support is in question.  And he’s doing that both because it’s in his perceived interest and because, to the extent he believes in anything, those are the constituencies with which he feels most comfortable.”[1]

 

Obama’s policies cannot be more antithetical to our constitution and values. Obama’s administration has even arrogated the power to assassinate American citizens without oversight let alone due process.[2] If Obama does not lose your support for this, what would it take?


[1] Greenwald, Glenn. “Reports: Obama Pushing for Cuts to Social Security, Medicare – Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com.” Salon.com – Salon.com. 7 July 2011. Web. 09 July 2011. <http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/07/07/social_security/index.html&gt;.

[2] Greenwald, Glenn. “Confirmed: Obama Authorizes Assassination of U.S. Citizen – Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com.” Salon.com – Salon.com. 4 Apr. 2010. Web. 09 July 2011. <http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/04/07/assassinations&gt;.

 

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