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OT Political Thread. Not for Tender Sensibilities. You've Been Warned.

OT Political Thread. Not for Tender Sensibilities. You've Been Warned.

Pity the Sad Legacy of Barak Obama

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/09/barack-obama-legac...

If TL;dr, here is the condensed version:

The age of Barack Obama may have been our last chance to break from our neoliberal soulcraft. We are rooted in market-driven brands that shun integrity and profit-driven policies that trump public goods. Our “post-integrity” and “post-truth” world is suffocated by entertaining brands and money-making activities that have little or nothing to do with truth, integrity or the long-term survival of the planet. We are witnessing the postmodern version of the full-scale gangsterization of the world.

The reign of Obama did not produce the nightmare of Donald Trump – but it did contribute to it. And those Obama cheerleaders who refused to make him accountable bear some responsibility.

In March 2009, Obama met with Wall Street leaders. He proclaimed: I stand between you and the pitchforks. I am on your side and I will protect you, he promised them. And not one Wall Street criminal prosecution.

US drone killings continue with no accountability.

Lack of support for BLM or Palestinians.

2/3 wealth growth to the top 1%

Support for Bloomberg stop and frisk and Rahm Emanuel's everything, with zero accountability

Demonizing dissidents like Snowden, Sterling and Manning

Obamacare is a Heritage Foundation, pork laden, corporate giveaway with 20M still uninsured.

A record 2.5 million deportations.

Bernie was punk'd by the DNC

The DNC is corrupt and doesn't fight for regular people

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I'm in agreement. After the last election the RNC at least went through the motions of trying to figure out why they were losing elections. Now, it's Russian hackers and Bernie, who subverted democracy instead of odious policies that demand corporate fealty.

Get a clue DNC and democratic politicians who ignore the will of the people at their peril. Go watch idiocracy to see our future when good men and women see wrong, and do nothing.

And lest you think I support our Orangutan-in-Chief, he will be covered in another post.

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Update 9/9 The Best Case For Bernie.

https://www.salon.com/2019/09/09/dear-bernie-heres-how-you-can-still-win...

andy.connor.e | 2020年3月9日

It was nothing short of jeañiss for Bernie to run as a democrat.

NKYTA | 2020年3月9日

JT : "He shares their values. Sure, a lot of conservatives wish he was more presidential and would like him to shut up and stop tweeting but they like his xenophobic, anti-minority, anti-science, USA all the way, might makes right, survival of the fittest jungle mentality."

Values?!? You forgot anti-truth and misogyny.

"I'm just hoping someone takes out AOC. Her stupidity is embarrassing to New Yorkers."

Apparently not those folksy NYers that voted her into office. Beating a 10 term Democratic "establishment" rep. Perhaps this happened too close to LI for you?

@rx and @Neo: yeah wishing ill will on your fellow Americans really helps. /s

rxlawdude | 2020年3月9日

@Neo, you're awfully sensitive. I figured that since you guys are anti-science and probably obligate creationists, that some real-world schooling by Mother Nature might wake you up.

I'm not optimistic that it would. Cant revive dead wood.

blue adept | 2020年3月9日

@Tesla2018

Just to clarify in order to dispel the disingenuous right-wing propaganda, Sanders isn't a "socialist", he is a registered Democrat who promotes a progressive social platform...Do you understand the difference?

blue adept | 2020年3月9日

@andy.connor.e

>>> " Making it "free" does not address why its so expensive."

Reportedly it is because teachers wanted to earn a "living wage" (which is what was used to sell it to the public) and, apparently, shit costs money and tends to cost increasingly more money in direct correlation to the rise in "inflation" regardless of whether or not the economy can actually support it (though it is an economic factor that can be easily manipulated by the less-than-virtuous to generate an even greater divide between the "haves" and the "have nots", or so I've been told), at least that's what I've been given to understand.

andy.connor.e | 2020年3月10日

Its also because over the last 3 decades school has not gotten any better, but the administration has grown significantly.

blue adept | 2020年3月10日

And by what metrics/rationale did they use to validate the expansion in "administration"?

andy.connor.e | 2020年3月10日

idk. i cant imagine it differs much from government.

blue adept | 2020年3月10日

Perhaps they felt that they'd be able to increase academic proficiency by throwing more brains at it and used that as justification for the increase in administrative staff, albeit even if commonsense would normally indicate a need to eliminate those whose performance in that skill set were lacking?!

WW_spb | 2020年3月10日

Poor Bernie.

SCCRENDO | 2020年3月10日

The race is not over. But it is not looking good for Bernie

Tesla2018 | 2020年3月10日

Its close in Washington. Debate should be interesting. Florida State and other state college students will be too busy drinking on St Patrick's day to go out and vote. Others will be spring bresking.

blue adept | 2020年3月11日

@WW_spb

Poor us if he doesn't win because we'll either be stuck with yet another dyed-in-the-wool, same-as-it-ever-was administration crony in a long line of parroting yes men to their puppet masters who'll only serve to further increase the deterioration of the nation's economic and social woes...or...more moral decrepitude and cognitive dissonance under the insipid infantility of the Trumptado dictatorship.

The nation NEEDS Sanders.

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