(really it is the so-called left…the US doesn’t have a left, just a bunch of anti republican democrats who pretend and pay lip service to being left)
During the Bush years, the American left was alive and well, protesting US imperialism, contesting US global hegemony, and generally voicing dissent against policies that discriminate and punish the down trodden. Good leftists, one and all. Code Pink, Move On, etc…
Then with much flair and pageantry Obama came to power. We held our collective breath, anticipating with hope the changes that were coming. Instead Obama surrounded himself with Wallstreet bankers, gave a bazillion in bailouts to corporate crooks, and expanded our foreign wars into far off lands. Holy cow! In most ways Obama is indistinguishable from Bush…the color of his skin is different, but policy wise…not much difference. His signature achievement is healthcare, but even that is a boondoggle. He took single payer off the table before he even started negotiating, and hoped for change was lost in the shuffle…most of it hasn’t taken effect, and the way things are going now…never will. Bush’s expansion of Medicare was more meaningful that any alleged improvement under Obama.
So it is clear, the Obama presidency is a failure, he is a useful idiot for the moneyed class. So obviously, the left should be up in arms, only they aren’t. Nobody raised a whimper when he extended the Bush tax cuts, now known as the Bush/Obama tax cuts. No one raised a cry when he expands war to a new muslim nation on a monthly basis. No hue is heard when Obama puts out hit squads for American citizens who have never been charged let alone convicted of any crime. Guantanamo is still open for business, the rich continue to get richer, and poverty increases unabated. All of this is expected from any corporate shill that gets elected president, so why should it make me hate the left?
No one complains, the so called left is compliant, complacent, and apologetic. They are still whining about the Bush tax cuts long after they have segued into the Obama tax cuts. The left is only opposed to wars started by people with an R after their name.
Let’s be clear, Bush is gone…he is a historical footnote. Let’s quit blaming him. The prisoners in Guantanamo are there by executive order, they could be removed by executive order, if the president had the will. Where is code pink? Why aren’t they throwing paint on this administration? I guess war is OK as long as it is a democratic war. Imperialism is evidently OK as long as it is democratic imperialism.
And that is why I hate the American left, because they are not left of center. They are simple useful shills for the democratic party…if democrats opened concentration camps, so-called left would help fill them. Disgusting, repugnant, and makes me ill.
Anybody but Obama 2012!