Dr. West is Right. Obama is No Progressive

cornel_west2I am in complete agreement with Dr. West and his assessment of President Obama and the state of our nation.

I especially on these points:

“…the thing is he posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free.”

….and….

“He was chosen because he always occupied the middle ground. He doesn’t realize that a great leader, a statesperson, doesn’t just occupy middle ground. They occupy higher ground or the moral ground or even sometimes the holy ground. But the middle ground is not the place to go if you’re going to show courage and vision.”

For all the wailing and gnashing of teeth and hand-wringing that happens on the right about Obama, all I have to say is this.

“I only wish you were half right.”

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