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eek - bleh!

arrogance for the masses

Posted on 2012.11.07 at 18:26


where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2012-11-08 18:00 (UTC) (Lien)
I have a gradually improved opinion of Obama, moreso than a few years ago. I do believe he is trying in many directions, despite many huge constraints most are not even aware of. He may have known ahead of time about the coming GOP intransigence, and that's one reason why he put health-care on the table, instead of failing on more urgent issues. In this way, he also gratified big pharma and so forth. In the same way, his ground-level campaign has been expert and tight.

His move to cooperate, though, has taken a LONG time to get through to public awareness, through all the blame and racism and ignorance. Note, however, finally, after this election, non-partisan Norman Ornstein comes out on NPR's, "Fresh Air," to say that the Republicans have been the problem(!)

It's just been an amazing game to watch, so far.

I do decry most of his national security and pro-bank moves, etc., but he's up against huge forces. However, I still maintain an alternate hypothesis that he is, partly, a willing puppet. But my personal sense is that he may need to be ad he's working his way away from that, and he is partly using legal moves, (& f/bb/i, & the Justice Department, to do so).
liveonearth at 2012-11-08 18:32 (UTC) (Lien)
That Obama is a puppet of the system and the Dems there is no doubt. I detect that his willingness is partial. He struggles against it, then gives in. He didn't want to sell out to insurance on the healthcare bill, but that was the only way congress would pass it. The fact that the people are harshly divided, and the parties are both corrupt, is not his doing. Obama's efforts to unify us have been persistent since the beginning.

I didn't hear that Fresh Aire. Maybe I can pull it up. I think both dominant parties are responsible. The Dems orchestrated the 2008 financial bailout. The Reps are usually the pro-bank/spend thru megabiz ones, but now we know they are both on the same side.
where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2012-11-08 18:38 (UTC) (Lien)
i agree
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