Monday, January 24, 2011

I'll Believe It When I See, And Hear, It

No one will convince me that our President has more than just a passing fascination for the ruling classes, in particular the business interests. He's kind of an elitist. It's kind of a dicey thing for President Obama to be a "man of the left" as Charles Krauthammer falsely claims, and an elitist at the same time. But here's the thing: You cannot — CANNOT — be a Democratic President and throw the New Deal under the bus. It's HERESY. So reports that the President has at long last desisted from this particular line of betrayal, of sucking up to the rich and powerful class to which he belongs, and kissing Wall Street's ring, is encouraging.

But still, I'll believe it when I hear him say he will NOT cut Social Security or RAISE the retirement age to give his privileged class more tax cuts. Better to not get too high on this President because he's sure to betray progressives in some other policy concession to the Right.

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