Obama Pushes Neoliberal Myths on Health Care at Fundraiser

Multimillionaire former President Barack Obama, 2017’s Kennedy prize winner, traveled all the way to Germany over the weekend in orderto scold what he called American health care “purists” who have the crazy nerve to challenge the status quo. He called the current battle between Congressional centrists, like Pelosi, and progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pramila Jayapal a “circular firing squad.”
This is a deliberate mischaracterization on Obama’s part,because the centrists are the ones with the giant guns and the big corporate money, and the progressives are the underdogs with the$27 individual donations and the verbal slingshots. These two intraparty factions are as unequal as society itself. Obama refused to admit that the Circular Firing Squad within the Democratic Party is, in fact, a microcosm of the eternal Class War of the rich against the poor and working class. He instead framed the health insurance debate as a bunch of reckless extremists who unfairly attack the good, the rich, the wise, and the powerful.

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4 thoughts on “Obama Pushes Neoliberal Myths on Health Care at Fundraiser

  1. Those who still think that the Democratic Party is a friend of the working class are deluding themselves. And those who think that that Party will work to put an end to our endless and unauthorized ‘wars on terror’ are simply not paying attention.
    Peace,
    Vicki Ryder

  2. If we want to get rid of the current Orange Terror it might be helpful to check out where the majority of Democratic voters stand and sadly they’re not on our/my side. We are outnumbered by 2 to 1 according to info in Nate Cohn’s analysis in yesterday’s NYTIMES ( April 10). And after many conversations w/ friends other than Rebels, moderates predominate. Other analysis also confirms this.

    Thoughts??
    Joyce Lindley

    Quinnipiac poll end of March 2019 found 10 percent of blacks and 29 percent of Hispanics will still vote for Agent Orange in 2020.
    Joyce Lindley

  3. In the respect you address, things are much as they always have been, namely, most people are not entirely rational with respect to breaking out of their inculturations/programming.

    What I believe has changed over the past half century is that ordinary people are being screwed worse and worse, now to the point that our/their collective posterity has/have been substantially harmed (as compared to what has gone before).

    At some point it’s possible a sufficient number of ordinary people will eventually decide to make different choices. My observation is that (making a sweeping generalization here) older people tend to be pretty ossified and that it’s usually younger people that eventually decide to make a different choice — I’m thinking specifically about the social changes wrought by the Vietnam War, my coming of age period. It can and perhaps will happen again, though the ever-advancing science of propaganda, and its uses, ever more strongly works against that happening.
    Mic Rudnick

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