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The president really, really is smarter than you

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Read this and noticed a reference to ‘veal pen’. And some things that others ‘should’ reflect upon such as :

“But what if President Barack Obama never intended to fight for jobs or justice? What if he believes the nonsense about Wall Street being “job creators” instead of economic vampires? What if Cornel West finally got it right? What if Black Agenda Report has been right all along? What if Barack Obama is a Reagan Democrat in every meaningful way, right down to a fanatical belief in trickle down economics? What if the president counts on corporate media and his army of careerists and sycophants to shut down and cover up cracks in the Obama consensus through which reality might leak? What if Obama is not weak, or timid, or vacillating or waiting for us to “make him do it”? What if what we’ve seen is all there is, all there ever was?”

“Bill Clinton was swept into office in 1992 after twelve years of Reagan and Bush misrule. Like Carter before him and Obama after, he rolled up criminal investigations of Reagan-Bush figures including Robert Gates, who would be Secretary of Defense under Bush 2 and Barack Obama. Clinton squashed the peace dividend and rounded up enough Democratic votes to go along with a solid Republican vote that passed NAFTA, which failed to make it through the Congress three times under Bush 1. Bill Clinton virtually ended public assistance programs in the US, privatizing and tying them to low-wage work and workfare schemes instead, another accomplishment that Republicans would have found impossible. The Clinton-Gore White House even launched what was called the “Reinventing Government” initiative, under which every state, county and city in the nation was required to put as many of its core functions, from building maintenance to fleet management to payroll to elections out to be bid upon by private contractors. ”

“So if you’re an Obama supporter, and you’re disappointed that your president won’t fight for you — if you’re an Obama supporter and you wonder why the president won’t stand up for Medicaid, Medicare and social security — here’s the answer. The president really, really is smarter than you. He knows what side he’s on and you don’t. He knows that the two-party system is a veal pen, where as long as “he can play good cop to the Republicans’ ever worsening bad cop, the game is fixed, and not in your favor. ”

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