The Obama Cult Apparently Still Has Some Members...

Despite his repeatedly demonstrating to progressives that he is not one of them, there appears to still be some on the American Left whom are intent on going down with the ship. Is there nothing that Obama can do to show these progressives that he is not willing to be the man that he campaigned as? Read on...

 

 

Help make "Fauxgressive" a word, and Barack Obama its poster child

Last week I coined the term “fauxgressive” in reference to fake progressives. People like Barack Obama, who embrace a progressive image when it suits them, only to repeatedly jab their thumb into the eyes of progressives, ignore them and continually walk the corporatist walk.

Help make fauxgressive a recognized term employed by progressives to call out fakes among them, like Obama, by voting it up (or offering alternative definitions) on Urban Dictionary. Read on...

 

 

Is Barack Obama a fauxgressive or a nogressive?

Is Barack Obama a fake progressive? Or has he come to make sufficiently clear that he is simply not a progressive that he can hardly be accused of really faking it?... READ ON

 

 

Pro-Business Liberalism

This is a critical point. The Democratic Party is the party of business. The Republican Party is the party of corporate theocrats. - Matt

Too many liberals are reluctant to embrace the pro-business label. Meanwhile, the DLC Joe Lieberman types are really corporatists who claim to be pro-business. This contradiction places the Democratic Party in a hole because our political dialogue doesn't distinguish between those who are pro-business and corporatist. The distinction is important because the corporatist Republican Party has benefited from the perception that they are the pro-business party and the modest risk-taking entrepreneur has supported them against their own interests. Meanwhile, the Democrats are enduring the worst perceptions among voters from both wings of their party: liberals reluctance to identify with pro-business policies makes the party appear in favor of handouts while the DLC reinforces the suspicion among voters that the Democrats are just as corporatist as the Republicans. It's an odd contradiction and a rare feat of political ineptitude: the two wings of the party have managed to make Democrats appear socialist and corporatist at the same time.

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Is Barack Obama a fauxgressive or a nogressive?

Is Barack Obama a fake progressive? Or has he come to make sufficiently clear that he is simply not a progressive that he can hardly be accused of really faking it?... READ ON

 

 

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