Obama unites the extreme left and right

June 18, 2012

By Chriss Street

Back in September last year in an article titled “Revolution on the Left to Overthrow President Obama Begins,” I predicted that there would be a political “coup d’état” against the president by the extremist wing of the Democratic Party.  Led by the prestigious Roosevelt Institute, Democrat affinity groups — such as union households, women and young people — have been quietly trying to decapitate the president’s re-election campaign so that his plummeting re-election prospects did not drag down other Democrats in the 2012 election.

These rebels believe that, as President Obama politically triangulated away from hard core liberal orthodoxy in favor of the big money crony capitalist interests of General Electric and others, Democratic Party affiliation has fallen to a 22-year low of only 31 percent.

The initial chorus of 45 liberal leaders included former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, Princeton Professor Cornel West, Chris Townsend of the United Electrical Workers of America and President Emeritus Brent Blackwelder of Friends of the Earth. They have been actively undermining Obama’s reelection campaign by speaking out and rallying financial support for Democrat congressional candidates from “various fields and areas where the president either has failed to stake out a progressive” position or where he has “drifted toward the corporatist right.”

This growing movement refuses to use Obama’s name, and instead emphasizes: “His administration has tilted too much toward Wall Street. We need policies that empower Main Street.”

Obama response

President Obama has been forced to respond by dramatically endorsing of gay marriage and suspending deportations of illegal immigrants.  These actions have been a source of joy to the left and adulation from the liberal media, but they are rapidly eroding support from independent voters and are motivating Republicans to overcome their initial concerns about Mitt Romney’s commitment to the true conservative cause.  A recent USA Today/Gallup poll regarding opinions about the American Dream Act demonstrated how the president’s radical swing to the left is affecting his re-election bid:

“Among partisan groups, Democrats today are the most upbeat about the financial opportunity available to the next generation, but only on a relative basis. Less than half of Democrats (48 percent) are satisfied with the opportunity for the next generation to live better than their parents, compared with 37 percent of Republicans and 35 percent of independents.

“Democrats are also significantly more likely than Republicans to feel satisfied with Americans’ willingness to work hard to get ahead, 59 percent vs. 47 percent. At the same time, Republicans are a bit more likely than Democrats to be satisfied with the opportunity a poor person has to get ahead through hard work, 56 percent vs. 50 percent.”


But once an inter-party civil war has begun, new converts seem to pop up to fan the flames of rebellion.  Robert Unger, one of Barack Obama’s former professors at Harvard Law School, recorded a YouTube video that is commanding big viewership by shouting: “President Obama Must Be Defeated in The Coming Election” because, “He has failed to advance the progressive cause in the United States” and must lose the election, in order for “the voice of democratic prophecy to speak once again in American life.”

Unger acknowledges if Republicans wins the presidency, “there will be a cost … in judicial and administrative appointments.” But “the risk of military adventurism” would be no worse under a Republican than under Obama, and “the Democratic Party proposes no new direction.”

Unger portrayed Obama’s positions as: “Give the bond markets what they want, bail out the reckless so long as they are also rich, use fiscal and monetary stimulus to make up for the absence of any consequential broadening of economic and educational opportunity, sweeten the pill of disempowerment with a touch of tax fairness, even though the effect of any such tax reform is sure to be modest.”  He brutally lists his complaints as:

•His policy is financial confidence and food stamps.
•He has spent trillions of dollars to rescue the moneyed interests.
•He has left workers and homeowners to their own devices.
•He has delivered the politics of democracy to the rule of money.
•He has disguised his surrender with an empty appeal to tax justice.
•He has reduced justice to charity.
•He has subordinated the broadening of economic and educational opportunity to the important but secondary issue of access to health care.

Of course, the humor is that Professor Unger’s leftist complaints are virtually the same indictments of the Obama Presidency that will be made this week at your local Tea Party meeting.  It appears that Barack Obama has uniquely managed to unite these two book-ends of extreme American political ideology to a common enemy, himself !

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  1. Ted Steele, The Decider
    Ted Steele, The Decider 19 June, 2012, 09:46

    LOL– Oh Streetmiester ! Rumors of the Presidents demise have ben exaggerated ! Keep your dream going though amigo ! He is getting a huge pulse from his aliens deal and I remain confident about our chances ! But…please…..blog on !

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  2. us citizen
    us citizen 19 June, 2012, 09:51

    What do ya mean……..radical swing to the left. BO has always been far left.

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  3. Ted Steele, The Decider
    Ted Steele, The Decider 19 June, 2012, 10:32

    LOL— President Obama is no lefty— I am a bit lefty, I know lefty policy— he aint close little buddy—-dream on.

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  4. Hondo
    Hondo 19 June, 2012, 11:39

    You’re right Ted Steele. Obama is no lefty. He gave bailouts via tarp to the top one half of one % then dropped kicked the rest of us in the nuts by not prosecuting those who committed the huge fraud in 07 and 08.
    Then he dropped kicked the unions in the nuts in Wisconsin. Remember in 08 when he said he will put on a comfortable pair of shoes and walk the picket line.
    The man has failed at everything and now his only hope in the illegal vote.

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  5. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 19 June, 2012, 12:03

    Our President is a reasonable man with great plans twarted by the big business kabal.

    Give him a chance..you will prosper!

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  6. us citizen
    us citizen 19 June, 2012, 13:22

    Prosper! He has had almost 4 years and has done nothing except pass a health bill which is VERY QUESTIONABLE as far as legality goes. He had two years of a dem congress and failed to pass anything. He just by stepped congress with the illegals for nothing but votes. He gets his panties in a bunch and then the only way he can get his way is to pout like a baby and then use executive order.

    His aim was to redistribute the wealth. (his words, not mine) If that isnt left, bordering on socialism, I dont know what is. Why should those who pay for health insurance ALSO have to pay for those who wont or dont care to. Why does he pass things by using back door room means. Why does he blame everything and everybody for his mistakes?

    There isnt enough wealth with the wealthy to even put a dent in the deficit he has run up. Why would anyone with money take a risk right now if they were going to get clobbered by who knows what. Why is he waiting to extend the tax benefits when he could do it now. Many small business’s can afford this health care fiasco and the cost of it.

    It is NOT the govts duty or right to make people buy ANYTHING. Read the constitution.

    I call lefty.

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  7. Burrito Bro
    Burrito Bro 19 June, 2012, 14:23

    Citizen. Do you drink KOOL AID?

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  8. Ted Steele, The Decider
    Ted Steele, The Decider 19 June, 2012, 21:13

    LOL Burrito— Are you Gram Parsons?

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  9. Ted Steele, The Decider
    Ted Steele, The Decider 19 June, 2012, 21:15

    Thanks for the back uo Hondo— These guys have no clue…..

    But I love this President……

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  10. Queeg
    Queeg 20 June, 2012, 07:26

    Burrito Bro looks out for forgotton among us. Burrito is their spirit holding no earthly name.

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  11. Ted Steele, The Decider
    Ted Steele, The Decider 20 June, 2012, 08:20

    Queeg—- you mystic you !

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  12. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 20 June, 2012, 17:31

    Hondo, good post 😉

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  13. Ted Steele, The Decider
    Ted Steele, The Decider 20 June, 2012, 21:28

    Mr U Haul however wins the coveted “Ted Steele — Post of the day” ! ™

    and remember—- it’s always time to pack and ship ™

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  14. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 20 June, 2012, 23:05

    Now if we can convince Wonder Donkey to pack and ship….hmmmm….. what will it take…more gloom and doom?

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  15. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 21 June, 2012, 00:16

    John Seiler & Katy Grimes;

    PLEASE take Teddy Steals sock pupper accounts (Queeg, Uhaul) away…..shut them DOWN. It is SOOOOOOO obvious!

    Thank you.

    The readership!

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  16. Ted Steele, The Decider
    Ted Steele, The Decider 21 June, 2012, 07:48

    Poodle boi—- If I was the owner of those accounts don’t u think they would have deleted them years ago? Ya know, there is medication for paranoia now?

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  17. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 21 June, 2012, 08:25

    Hi Queeg…..errrr…….I mean Uhaul…Oppsss…I MEAN TEDDY STEALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    #1 Troll Extraordinaire.

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  18. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 21 June, 2012, 08:49

    The issus is….taxes must go up for citizens to support education, security, basic health and welfare. If you espouse cuts…the consequences are dire…your arbitrary approach will lead to chaos…

    The end result….pack and ship…it ain’ t gonna be pretty!

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