We don’t get to keep him. We don’t get to keep the first black
president. We don’t get to let that be ours; we have to reject it, in
the same way we’d have to reject the first female president had Hillary
won. Any pride in him, any benefit of the doubt because of his place in
history, is an obstacle to judging his true behavior for what it is, as
it is. I do sincerely hope there can one day be presidents who transcend
racial barriers and shatter glass ceilings and also do their best to
advance a pro-human agenda, but Barack Obama was no such president. He’s
not ours. Kick him out.
This needs to change before there can be any forward movement on the progressive front.
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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.
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