Sunday, September 9, 2012

Anti-War Left Rejects President Obama's Military Adventurism


 Back-Seat General's Actions are Front and Center for 2012

With the new-left controlling the messaging for the democrats, limited and consistent is a fairly effective approach. Unless, of course, you are a news-junkie and hear the EXACT same talking point on ALL the news shows. I call them Plouffets, as in David Plouffe of AKPD Media. The greatest example of a mindless plouffet is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

Barack Obama - A media company creation
It is such a frustratingly distracting circus that I forget about possible splits, discord or undercurrents on the left. Some were to be expected, but the platform vote on removing and then re-inserting mentions of God and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in a platform fight at the DNC2012 would reveal more. What kind of discord is out out there?

I watched the (second) video by Roberto Unger and thought of the possible scale of the schism. The debate on Democracy Now!  reveals the same split clearly in a debate format.

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DemocracyNow.org - As President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination to seek four more years in the White House, we host a debate on his presidency with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report and Michael Eric Dyson, professor at Georgetown University and author of numerous books. Ford calls Obama the "more effective evil" for embracing right-wing policies and neutralizing effective opposition, while Dyson argues Obama provides the best and obvious choice for progressive change within the confines of the U.S. political system.

Democracy Now! Debate on Obama's Presidency: Glen Ford vs. Michael Eric Dyson. Part 3 of 3 

  Fmr Instructor-Obama Supporter Harvard Prof Roberto Unger - 'Beyond Obama'
President Obama’s policies have lost him several important constituencies, but the Harvard faculty? At least one former supporting prof is coming out against him … for being too conservative. TheDC’s Gregg Re reports:
“Harvard Law School professor Roberto Unger, who taught President Barack Obama classes such as Jurisprudence and Reinventing Democracy, said last month in a little-publicized video that his former student has betrayed liberals and should lose the presidency in November. ‘President Obama must be defeated in the coming election,’ Unger said in a sit-down video posted to his YouTube account in May, which also attacked the Republican party  … ‘[Obama] has failed to advance the progressive cause.’”
Et tu, Harvard faculty?
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The Debate among the Left and Extreme left may explain more about the 'voter enthusiasm' gap and willingness to actually vote come November for the young or disillusioned Obama 2008 voter. The united coalition chanting change is now a caustic chorus of can't.