Yvette Carnell: Hate to Say It (Not Really), But I Told You So
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Tags: 2012 presidential election, campaign, Social Security, Yvette Carnell
It was soothing for liberals to tell themselves that President Obama was just biding his time until his second term. It was a suitable balm for the under the surface anxiety which naggingly whispered, “He’s not on your team. He doesn’t wear your jersey.”
Obama apologists claimed, without skipping a beat, that Obama would show another side of himself once he didn’t have a reelection to worry about – only then would he get gangsta (lol), and show his true colors.
Well, Obama is showing his true colors, and they’re identical to his preelection colors, swathed in shades of pushover, accented by hints of capitulation. Ah! Here he comes, that happy tool of the one percent, that apostle of Reagan, who is now ready to seize his Raison d’être.
Two central issues in the 2012 presidential election were whether the Bush tax cuts should be ended for people earning over $250,000, and whether Social Security and Medicare should be protected from future budget cuts.
The President said yes to both. Republicans said no. Obama won.
But apparently the President is now offering to continue to Bush tax cuts for people earning between $250,000 and $400,000, and to cut Social Security by reducing annual cost-of-living adjustments.
In short, Obama is gutting everything you elected him to protect, and yet, there you are, still cheering.
People, both black and white, tend to think of Obama’s race as an all powerful anvil, anchoring him to the needs of ordinary people. That’s part of the reason why many true liberals hang on to Obama when they probably would’ve abandoned a center-right white president during his first term.
It is now time to unpack the myth that all blacks are, because of our history of shared oppression in this country, somehow more noble and morally emboldened than whites. It’s simply not true. We’re not. Some of us have been co-opted to do the bidding of the one percent, and that’s part of what liberals must look after, as a threat on the horizon, because it’s just as real a threat as any other ( I see you Cory Booker).
Back to the imaginary fiscal cliff crisis; we should’ve all taken Obama at his word when he applauded Reagan during the 2008 campaign. These unnecessary concessions to Republicans, as part of the fabricated fiscal cliff, were all orchestrated. This is a con game, and Obama is dutifully playing his role, as he always has.
It is certainly no surprise that Obama sold us out again. The only thing which should surprise us is that we fell for it…. again. How stupid we’ve become.
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