Pastor of Muppets (syndicalist) wrote in ontd_political,
Pastor of Muppets

On holding Obama to account, from the left

Great episode of Charlie Rose Monday night on the direction of the economy, and how Obama is measuring up - or failing to measure up - so far. Features Naomi Klein and William Grieder.

Looks like Klein even gave a shout out to ontd_political:
NAOMI KLEIN: The love of Obama is so over the top. And this thing that happens to us, particularly in times of crisis, where we become – we almost regress, and we wanna believe our leaders will take care of us. I think that’s unhealthy.

It is time to put away the tee shirts and all the memorabilia. He is the president of the most powerful nation on Earth. The super-fan culture of the campaign has to be replaced with an engaged citizen culture that puts respectful pressure from below.


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