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  •  I agree with the first part (2+ / 0-)
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    but have a hard time going to the corrupt charge.

    In my mind Obama has been defined by benign neglect of middle class and his elitist/institutionalist worldview.

    •  It IS hard going to the corrupt charge. (6+ / 0-)

      Very disappointing. But did you watch Elizabeth Warren skewer those OCC guys? Those are OBAMA's OCC guys. Executive branch. Treasury Department. He could have appointed someone as Secretary of the Treasury who would have had a different attitude toward the conflict between banks and homeowners.

      The thing is, the worst elements in society are getting their tentacles ever more firmly embedded in the political process. Romney was worse than Bush, I'm sure, and would have broken all kinds of new ground in the field of corruption.

      Ford and Carter pulled things in the other direction a bit, but it's basically been a downward slide towards more corruption ever since JFK and maybe since Eisenhower. Worse and worse and Obama is no exception.

      Just watch Obama be richly rewarded post-presidency, just like Clinton has been.

      What we need is a Democrat in the White House.

      by expatjourno on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 07:47:49 AM PDT

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    •  beyond the middle class (6+ / 0-)

      there's major beef from the black community of his outright abuse of those suffering from poverty.

      Cornell West went even further:

      I think that it’s morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on an election, $2 billion on a presidential election, and not have any serious discussion — poverty, trade unions being pushed against the wall dealing with stagnating and declining wages when profits are still up and the 1 percent are doing very well, no talk about drones dropping bombs on innocent people. So we end up with such a narrow, truncated political discourse, as the major problems — ecological catastrophe, climate change, global warming. So it’s very sad. I mean, I’m glad there was not a right-wing takeover, but we end up with a Republican, a Rockefeller Republican in blackface, with Barack Obama, so that our struggle with regard to poverty intensifies.

      Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

      by aguadito on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 07:50:07 AM PDT

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      •  "...a Rockefeller Republican in blackface..."? (4+ / 0-)
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        Wow. THAT would sure get HR'd around here.

        I wouldn't go near that image, but I'd agree with the rest of West's comment.

        What we need is a Democrat in the White House.

        by expatjourno on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 08:02:35 AM PDT

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        •  the context (4+ / 0-)
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          is basically that West had reached out to Obama and was rejected numerous times to concentrating on the issue of poverty (which is plaguing us worse than ever after the financial crisis)

          West isn't stupid, he was being purposely inflammatory to stimulate a complacent and docile institutionalist administration running our country.

          Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

          by aguadito on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 08:14:32 AM PDT

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