Even before the year 2013 is up, the growing chant of “Hillary for President” is making wild rounds in the country. Three full years before the current presidency ends, this desperation is a clear sign from the liberals that they have given up on President Obama.
A new Washington Post-ABC poll says, Barack Obama now ranks among the least popular presidents in the USA in the last century—his approval rating is even lower than what Bush W’s was in his fifth year in office, at a miserable 43 percent.
Even ObamaCare which was supposed to place the namesake on a pedestal is instead putting a stamp on his remarkable penchant for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Even before the reform was proposed publicly, it was stripped of its most potent weapon—single payer option, as Obama was bent upon sustaining the profit-delivery system for the ravenous health insurance industry. The Affordable Health Care Act became not what ‘it could have been,’ but what ‘could not have been resisted anymore.’
In 2008 the nation was ready for ‘change’ and Obama came on the promise of reforms. He had no option but to deliver the minimum, else there would have been no 2nd term for him, so he screwed every reform as much as he could.
And whatever Obama gave with his ObamaCare, he now aspires to take back manifold with TPP—Trans-Pacific Partnership which is the dream of the 1%. Obama is pushing through top secret negotiations between the U.S. and Australia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam, and with the prospect of countries such as Japan and China joining later. Over 600 corporate advisors have access to the draft text of this deal but the public, Members of Congress, journalists, and civil society is excluded from this closed-door negotiation.
What would TPP mean for the 99% Americans? Millions more American jobs will be off shored, behind-the-door deregulations will be placed on high gears for financial firms and multinationals, FDA will be rendered toothless to flood the market with unsafe products, medicine prices will shoot through the roof, EPA will be defunded and green jobs and projects will be shelved, and last but not the least, foreign corporations will be empowered to attack our environmental and health policies in foreign tribunals.
TPP will be the icing of the cake, nevertheless, Obama’s signature is everywhere on the disastrous policies that have betrayed American people. The blanket pardons for the Wall Street honchos who destroyed the global financial system, the re-confirmation of the Bush tax cuts, the appointment of a commission of anti-liberal deficit hawks to slash Social Security and Medicare (Bowles-Simpson), expanding wars in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and droning many times as many civilians as George Bush W, has truly established the 44th American President amongst the most loyal servants of the Military-Industrial complex—of which a republican President had warned.
It is a shame that under a Democratic President American workers are getting the worst, middle class is being dismantled, jobs are getting scarce, incomes are dropping, and 76% of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. And the President or his Party has done nothing significant, except to pile up all the blames on the Republicans.
So it is not a surprise that liberals are jumping on the Hillary Band wagon three years too early. This shows the desperation of the liberals, they have lost all hope on Obama. Despite the terrible state the country is in Obama continues to approve bills that cuts unemployment benefits of millions of people, cuts government spending, undermines social safety nets that keep the sick and the elderly from dying on the streets, all while blaming the Republicans.
If Republicans are running the country with a handful of T-party congressmen, where is Barack Obama’s leadership?
The truth is Ronald Reagan may be dead but his ideas still run America. It matters very little who occupies White House. It was another Clinton who created NAFTA which is now culminating in the TIPP with another Democrat at the helm. It was a Clinton who signed the Telecommunication Act which paved the way to Corporate domination of the national air waves. It was a Clinton who had dismantled Glass-Steagall Act that gave birth to the Banksters of our time.
And the liberals are still jumping on the Hillary Clinton Band Wagon!
The more it changes the more it remains the same.