Our hope and change candidate fell short time and time again. Obama cheerleaders who refused to make him accountable bear some responsibility


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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) Pinned comment
A candid analysis of what led to the present disastrous situation and nothing indicates that the future will be better.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to ashianeh (@ashianeh) Pinned comment
Brother Cornel is a great philosopher and an indefatigable social activist but his analysis of Obama is a bit one sided, in the sense that Obama was always a neoliberal centrist, mainstream politician (despite all claims of Tea Party). Why would such an establishment politician restructure the Financial Capital?
Brother Cornel also doesn't give credit to Obama's achievements; LGBT Rights,...
As far as future is concerned fortunately the future is always open-ended and to a large extend depends on how we build and design it. It's an equation in the making, a process subject to constant construction and reconstruction.
January 15th there will be a nation-wide mobilization for Healthcare, led by Bernie Sanders.
January 21st there will be another mobilization and demonstration by American women against Trump.
American people are showing all sign of getting ungovernable.
A better future largely depends on how better we will make it to be.

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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) Pinned comment
Cornel West also fails to mention President Obama's tireless and gutsy efforts in avoiding another catastrophic war by negotiating an improbable Iran-deal; but hey, this article is about highlighting Obama's shortcomings and not his signature accomplishments -- and through that lens, it's a very good read.

You're right, President Obama is indeed a neoliberal centrist and as such, the left should hardly be surprised by his track-record -- that said, were it not for political gridlock and the obstructionist Republican agenda, he very well could have accomplished much more.

Anyway, coulda', shoulda', woulda' aside, it's impossible for any President to appease his entire party. The ideological divisions among constituents within the Democratic and Republican parties are far too broad, so the 'safe bet' for establishment politicians is to navigate somewhere in the middle. That's hardly an inspiring message/platform to run on these days, unless like President Obama, you're gifted with some combination of congeniality and excellent oratory skills.

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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) Pinned comment
To Be Young Gifted and Black, That's Where It's At

Brother Cornel also forgets to mention Cuba.
However we might feel about Obama he is the only US prez that has had Soul, and the only one that could sing "Amazing Grace" (though his voice needs some more work!).
Compared to who was in WH before Obama and who'll be there after him, Obama is "where it's at!"

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