Recently, Teodrose Fikre wrote a very interesting and insightful article about former President Barack Obama, titled, The First Bank President. Even without seeing Obama's picture at the top of the article, I knew that it was about Barack Obama.
-- read Chris Wright's recent essay on Counterpunch, The Stupefying Mediocrity of Barack Obama. Here I will give this piece a go-over, pointing out its highly amusing word choices. It's not as if Wright is wrong, or as if his politics were suspect, or anything like that.
You are what you eat. You break it, you pay for it. You elect a dumb shit, you are a dumb shit.
Remember when Rex Tillerson, the Exxon Secretary of State, reportedly called Trump a moron in a July 2017 meeting, i.e., when he was acting as Trump's SOS. He denied it and is still SOS, but we all know it happened and is true.
Mr. Obama now has time to turn history on it's side, for the people. He should be encouraged to do so at every opportunity.
The discourse about Trump is, in general: Oh My God It's the Apocalypse, This Unthinkable Horrible Extreme Person is President.
But for the most part he's not doing anything that all the other politicians haven't been doing for quite a while. In some cases, for decades.
After the fifth online article I read today claiming how Donald Trump has been "turned (by the deep state), persuaded (by the deep state), has had a change of heart", etc., I decided to go on a rant. Confucius say, "rants are good for the soul".
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(Analysis.) Many liberal thinkers have put forth good reasons for senators to reject President Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. People for the American Way, one of a coalition of groups that delivered block-Gorsuch petitions with one million online signatures, cited his ...
troubling views and record when it comes to siding with wealthy and powerful interests, over the rights of working people, women, and the disabled.
As Steven Salaita says on Facebook:
Trump is unusually crude and boastful. As a result, nearly all his actions highlight a reality obscured by more cultured politicians: the ruling class, in both its conservative and liberal incarnations, has unadulterated contempt for those with less power.
So okay the protesters didn't show up when militias armed by the Pentagon fought those armed by the CIA. Isn't stuff like that the reason they're refugees in the first place? Better late than never, I guess.
So Obama gives his farewell speech and goes out with a tear in his eye. Then he gives Biden a stupid medal, because it is stupid now that Biden has it, and they both have tears in their eyes.