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Obama’s Silence

UC Davis Pepper Spray

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Obama is getting “mic checked” in protest of his silence over the widespread abuse of protesters that was most recently illustrated at UC Davis.

Obama has a real problem with the progressive base of his party. His centrist stance and coziness with Wall Street are being noticed more and more.

His reluctance to call out and decry things that are obviously wrong and extremely anti-American also reflects poorly on his leadership.

He has repeatedly caved in to Republican demands, and has started negotiations squarely to the right of center — where the only compromise is to move to the far right.

To paraphrase a recent satirical segment on the highly recommended Onion News Network, Obama has reached an agreement with Republicans that will allow them to kick him in the balls whenever they like in exchange for nothing.

Obama is giving us few reasons to support him, and his seeming indifference to headlines like “Pregnant Seattle protester miscarries after being kicked, pepper sprayed” isn’t going to change that dynamic.

-Chris

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November 22, 2011 - Posted by | Democrats, Obama, Politics |

1 Comment »

  1. Good point.
    He sort of speaks more passionately in defence of protesters in Egypt and Lybia then US.

    And this old image of him golfing, while the children in Gaza was massacred back when he was just elected President in ’09 pops up in my mind these days. Just so detached, his whole posture saying “who, me?”.

    Comment by mac | November 22, 2011 | Reply


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