Like a Democrat instead of a DINO who would rather kiss Republican's asses than stand up for the people who put him in office.
Instead of Single Payer Health Insurance we got a Health Plan that insures the continued feeding of Health Insurance Inc. fat cats.
We are still in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We still don't have ENDA. We might get rid of DADT but Obama will have nothing to do with that one if we do.
People on the left are starting to say WTF?
At the rate we are going Obama may end Social Security because some right wing Republican kook says boo to him.
Clinton's neo-lib bull shit suck nearly as bad as the Republicans and Obamas neo-lib bullshit sucks as bad as W's.
I want a real Democratic President not a DINO.
The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/03/opinion/03krugman.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
Freezing Out Hope
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: December 2, 2010
After the Democratic “shellacking” in the midterm elections, everyone wondered how President Obama would respond. Would he show what he was made of? Would he stand firm for the values he believes in, even in the face of political adversity?
On Monday, we got the answer: he announced a pay freeze for federal workers. This was an announcement that had it all. It was transparently cynical; it was trivial in scale, but misguided in direction; and by making the announcement, Mr. Obama effectively conceded the policy argument to the very people who are seeking — successfully, it seems — to destroy him.
So I guess we are, in fact, seeing what Mr. Obama is made of.
About that pay freeze: the president likes to talk about “teachable moments.” Well, in this case he seems eager to teach Americans something false.
The truth is that America’s long-run deficit problem has nothing at all to do with overpaid federal workers. For one thing, those workers aren’t overpaid. Federal salaries are, on average, somewhat less than those of private-sector workers with equivalent qualifications. And, anyway, employee pay is only a small fraction of federal expenses; even cutting the payroll in half would reduce total spending less than 3 percent.
Continue reading at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/03/opinion/03krugman.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
From Firedog Lake: http://firedoglake.com/2010/12/03/operation-one-term-obama-reaches-bipartisan-agreement-to-serve-only-four-years/
Operation One-Term: Obama Reaches Bipartisan Agreement To Serve Only Four Years
By: Eli Friday December 3, 2010 6:01 pm
A little over a month ago, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declared that “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” A little over two weeks ago, a pair of nominally Democratic hacks explained that Obama would be much more effective over the next two years if he immediately declared that he would not seek a second term.
Well, Obama may not have come out and explicitly announced that he won’t try to get re-elected, but he has clearly signaled his intent to grant their wish. I don’t think I have ever seen a president as determined to avoid another four years as Barack Obama. Sorry, White House – he’s just not that into you.
I mean, why else would he announce a job-killing NAFTA-style deal with South Korea on the same day that unemployment goes up to 9.8%?
Why else would he be performing kabuki negotiations with the Republicans to ensure that the incredibly unpopular Bush tax cuts for the rich are preserved with no political consequences for the GOP, even to the point of opposing Schumer’s millionaire compromise?
Why else would he create a deficit commission stacked with Social Security haters and continue to lavish praise on it even after it recommended tax cuts for the rich and benefit cuts for the elderly? (And does anyone doubt that some form of that final recommendation will get a vote in Congress, especially with that non-binding but oh-so-bipartisany 11-7 committee vote? And that if it passes, that Obama will happily sign it?)Continue reading at: http://firedoglake.com/2010/12/03/operation-one-term-obama-reaches-bipartisan-agreement-to-serve-only-four-years/