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Obama continues to be the worst.
How long did it take him to start scooping up those $400K/hr speaking fees at a grateful Goldman Sachs? A week?
Obama is easily the worst president of my lifetime, doubly so because the press practically refused to criticize him for fear of being called racist. Obama ran for president for one and only one reason, ego. He had a once in a generation opportunity to push through actually transformational policies and instead did nothing but sure up the absolutely most vile and predatory aspects of this country. He did some minor tinkering on health policy that still keeps us paying 2x what every other country does for worse results. He saw an IMF study on hundreds of banking crises and decided to go with the costliest and least effective way of handling it, handing over millions of poor black and brown peoples homes to his buddies on Wall Street and destroying countless lives by keeping unemployment sky high for a decade. To say nothing of his prosecution of whistleblowers, continuation of endless wars, illegal spying on US citizens, turning Libya from the country with the highest HDI in Africa into an open air slave market, and arming Al Qaeda to try and topple Assad in Syria. The fact that anyone has anything but contempt for that man is astounding. I feel like I am in a country full of morons incapable of taking off the partisan blinders and seeing just how awful everyone in both parties are.
The Iron Law Of Institutions remains undefeated
"I’ve always argued leftists were insufficiently prepared for this occurrence and their gripes betray a lack of understanding for the cutthroat nature of American politics. Yet it’s inarguable Obama, the de facto leader of the Democratic Party, did not want Sanders to win, and did everything he could, absent forcefully campaigning against him, to ensure his defeat."
Leftists still want to think that Obama is one of them, and they make excuse after excuse for him, even as he betrays them over and over.
For his part, Obama has nothing but contempt for the left.
In all of this, did anyone think that progressives didn't win in 2020 because their policies are . . . bad?
I hate it when the democrats form up their circular firing squad.