[Marxism] Fwd: Election 2014: President Obama Is Not a Happy Warrior - NYTimes.com

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Nov 5 19:34:57 MST 2014

NY Timesman Stephen Greenhouse weighs in on the midterm election. His 
dad was a Communist and it seems to have rubbed off on him.

What the White House doesn’t seem to appreciate is just how little a 
dent this has made in the devastating loss of wealth, security and 
opportunity so many Americans have experienced in the last few years. 
But this administration has also been afflicted almost from the start 
with the inability to decide just whom it is trying to appeal to.

Like Bill Clinton before him, this New Democrat president early on 
dismissed traditional liberals as “professional leftists” as his first 
press secretary once put it. But just a few months ago he also let his 
new F.C.C. chairman suggest an end to net neutrality, and his secretary 
of education heartily endorse the decision of a Republican judge ending 
teacher tenure, in which said judge claimed “there are a significant 
number of grossly ineffective teachers currently active in California 


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