The Progressive Case Against Obama

Salon publishes a piece by Matt Stoller on why Liberals should oppose Obama.

The irony for me being that some of the reasons Stoller gives for opposing him are reasons I want to keep this particular Democrat in the Oval Office. But others I agree with. Whatever. I’m more interested at this point in what’s going on in my local races anyway, which I think more people should spend a lot more effort on.

(Thanks Queenie.)

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  • I think this PBS News Hour interview ( fairly unbiased ) with with Charles Kesler speaks to some of the same issues Matt Stoller raises.

  • queenofallevil

    You’re welcome…I simply cannot understand why Romney isn’t an option but Obama is. Is it really only about that clusterfuck of a healthcare law? I mean it can’t be that you desire a continuation of a shitty economy.

    I have no problem voting for the judges you recommend so why not toss us a bone and vote for Romney? Do it for the children! My God, even Draco wants Romney and Draco is brilliant in math, unlike Obama who admittedly struggles with anything beyond the 7th grade.

    So, c’mon Dean, listen to your own brilliant and wonderful son and vote Romney because as Drake says…he would vote for Romney because his Mom is very, very pretty. LOL

  • Dean mentioned local elections. Well, I’ve been surprised to find that many of the small ones (here in AZ at least) have had to be cancelled as there was nobody running. So seats on things like community college boards, public hospital boards, fire districts, etc. will either have to have somebody appointed by the governor or just stay empty.
    This is a real shame, as these “little” boards establish a lot of the local policies, and could be just the place for people with focused interests that wouldn’t want to run for something like county supervisor or something with a wider range of considerations.

  • maggie – labrat

    I’d vote against Obama just so I never have to hear “fair share” or “folks” again. đŸ˜›

  • maggie – labrat

    Ok, seriously. This is the money quote from this article.

    The data bears this out: Under Bush, economic inequality was bad, as 65 cents of every dollar of income growth went to the top 1 percent. Under Obama, however, that number is 93 cents out of every dollar. That’s right, under Barack Obama there is more economic inequality than under George W. Bush. And if you look at the chart above, most of this shift happened in 2009-2010, when Democrats controlled Congress. This was not, in other words, the doing of the mean Republican Congress.

    Personally – I am drowning. I have been fully employed at a decent wage my entire adult life and I’m struggling and it keeps getting worse not better.
    PPACA – which you seemed to be enamoured with is the nail in the coffin for me. I’m hit with a double whammy. The bill is killing our business and helping to increase my cost of living to the point where I can’t afford a very modest lifestyle without outside help.