Saturday, December 19, 2009

Why Obama Is Failing

By Robert Parry
December 19, 2009

A year ago, as Barack Obama was assembling his administration, he was at a crossroads with two paths going off in very different directions: one would have led to a populist challenge to the Washington/New York political-economic establishments; the other called for collaboration and cajoling.

Read on.


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Anonymous said...

If Obama keeps his fly zipped he will probably avoid impeachment. I hope for the best, but will probably have to settle for reality. Too bad about that 'public option' thing.
I wonder what the Repubs would promote as a solution to our health care problem, or maybe they don't think there is one. Probably none of them are out of work?
Jim of Olym

Uncle Ernie said...

So how did backing the corpo-rat goon Obama work out for you Robert? What percentage of your readership do you still have left? 50%, 40% 10%? How's the cash flow?

Your radical pal,

Sy said...

Enjoyed the article, nice story telling unfortunately its but a myth. I live in Hawaii, I have been here off and on since 1974. Any study of the local political mindset throws your claim that Obama seriously considered following a populist direction into serious doubt. There is simply no basis for such a claim. If you have hard evidence to the contrary I would love to see it. Obama never intended to be a populist president. That I can support with footnotes and numerous quotes. B O never even considered challenging the Washington/New York political-economic establishments. All he ever wanted was and is collaboration and cajoling. Selling out to the powers that be is the MO in Honolulu, Hawaii Obamas hometown.

handyallen said...

obama fails because his "change" is just more of the same. more war, no real health care reform, no prosecution of the bush war crimes, no protection for gays in the military, just disappointment in his lukewarm leadership