“The truth of the matter is that my policies are so mainstream that if I had set the same policies that I had back in the 1980s, I would be considered a moderate Republican.” Obama
— President Obama, in an interview with Noticias Univision 23. ABC News, 12 15 2012 http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Politics/obama-considered-moderate-republican-1980s/story?id=17973080.
Too bad he waited until after the election to admit that and I’m not so sure about the ‘moderate’ part. Obama cultists and Democrats have four more years to get used to the political fallout of having supported Obama and other Democrats, right centrists moving right on every major issues. Now he’s accepting unlimited bribes from the corporations he fronts for.
“Obama’s acceptance of corporate cash for his inauguration activities criticized – President Barack Obama’s inaugural committee in charge of the president’s second inauguration has decided to accept corporate donations as it did not do four years ago for Obama’s first costly inauguration. The spokesperson for the committee likely spoke on Friday in an effort to solicit donations from corporations as well as to deflect growing criticism of the cost to the nation’s taxpayers for such an event in these rancid economic times.” The Examiner 12 08 2012. http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-s-acceptance-of-corporate-cash-for-his-inauguration-activities-criticized
In spite of the fact that we’ll have a spot in a parade, in lieu of passage of ENDA and repeal of DOMA, Obama the rightist if going to become more and more isolated from the GLBT communities as well as working people as a whole.
When Medicare and Medicaid get gutted, we’ll blame Democrats, Obama cultists and their Republican cousins – it’s their fault.
When retired workers die because they can afford meds but not food or vice versa they’ll blame Democrats, Obama cultists and their Republican cousins – it’s their fault.
When Obama and the Congress gut the Bill of Rights and expand repressive agencies the left, which does not included Democrats, we’ll blame Democrats, Obama cultists and their Republican cousins – it’s their fault.
When thousands of GI’s and civilians die in Libya, Palestine, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere the antiwar movement will blame Democrats, Obama cultists and their Republican cousins – it’s their fault.