Obama, After Enraging his Base Again and Again, has Finally Gone Too Far

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 10th Apr 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2futn_u7/
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It is time for the progressives who put Barack Obama in office to begin to actively work to prevent him and his administration from doing any further harm to our republic.

He's the man behind the curtain

He came into office promising "change we can believe in," and what a crock of bull that turned out to be. He promised full transparency, but his administration turned out to be far more secretive than even his predecessor's. He promised to protect whistleblowers, but his administration has vilified them and prosecuted them far beyond what any previous administration had done. He took George W. Bush's trashing of civil liberties even further. He's paid no atterntion to climate change, despite what he said in his State of the Union speech. He promised to close Guantanimo, but it remains open to this day. He expanded the war in Afghanistan. He greatly expanded drone warfare, and his lies about pin-point targeting and a minimum of "collateral damage" are nothing less than bald-faced. He talks of supporting the middle class, but his actions betray him as he moves to institute policies of austerity that benefit Wall Street and give the royal shaft to Main Street. Virtually his every action speaks loudly of obsequious grovelling to corporate power.

Now, finally, the progressive left which elected him to two presidential terms has had enough. His offer to the Republicans to gut Social Security and Medicare is the final straw. Now, finally, his base is turning against him. But where were they, I would ask, three years ago when it became glaringly apparent that he had abandoned us to kow-tow to the corporate elite? Perhaps if all of us had vented our anger at him in those early days the right would not have been able to paint him in the ludicrous terms they did - as a socialist and radical and an unrepentant leftist. And perhaps then he would have been less inclined to bend over backwards to show the business and corporate class that he was not so different from them.

Now, finally, about three years too late, progressive outrage has reached the boiling point. Too little. Too late. Too bad.

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
10th Apr 2013 (#)

oh so bloody true Steve..and I too was a believer in his good faith...but no longer...

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author avatar Mariah
10th Apr 2013 (#)

He's more of the same, principles abandoned by
power, assurances given and never carried out.
Obama seemed to be one
who would stand by his word.
but he's just another example
of don't judge the book by the cover.
Great presentation Steve
Mariah.


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author avatar Steve Kinsman
10th Apr 2013 (#)

"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely," - truer now than ever. Thanks for commenting cnwriter and Mariah.

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
10th Apr 2013 (#)

Steve,
I, too, feel disappointed - even betrayed. BUT... What is the choice... What was the choice? The entire system seems to have become personified BS and moral effluence. We can hope for better in the future, but experience does not support the likelihood of that hope being fulfilled...:-{

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
11th Apr 2013 (#)

We were naive to believe Obama would be different.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
10th Apr 2013 (#)

For me him signing the Monstanto Protection act really ruined it for me.

I fear all politicians in the USA are simply puppets now.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
11th Apr 2013 (#)

You are right Mark. They have all been bought and paid for.

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author avatar Retired
11th Apr 2013 (#)

i think obama was a good guy

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
12th Apr 2013 (#)

I for one do not trust Obama. He is a great speaker but that is all I will give credit for. I hope that the next president will do better.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
12th Apr 2013 (#)

I do not trust him either. Thanks for commenting Clarence.

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