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Barack Obama Promised A New Kind Of Politics, But Played The Same Old Game

Monday, September 3, 2012

To those who are voted for Obama:

Did your vote for him mean you wanted him to water down legislation, make legislation Republican-like, cave to Republicans, play nice with them?

If Obama is re-elected, what do you expect out of him and Democrats in a second term?  More of the same as we saw in his first term?  Do you expect his positions on issues to change from how he postured in his first term?  Obama put Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid on the table in his first term.  Do you support that?  Are you expecting Obama to change if re-elected, and become a fighting champion for the 99%?

Just like before the 2010 midterm elections, Obama has announced he won't do anything differently.  It'll be more "bipartisan" effort, more caving to Republicans, hoping that they'll change:

Explaining this spring how he would manage to enact his agenda in a second term, Obama was still looking forward to sitting down and cutting deals. This time, he said, Republicans would be nicer because he’s not running for re-election.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost


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