Sunday, November 21, 2010
What we are seeing now is the high-water mark for the Obama presidency, at least domestically. No matter what else happens, even if he gets re-elected, he will never be as powerful as he was during his first two years. After Obama's election in 2008, I was one of those who believed that we were at a turning point — that the Reagan tide was receding, and we would see a cycle of progressive politics for 15 or 20 years. To have that reversed so quickly is stunning.
Speaking of stunning ...
CORNEL WEST: ... No, I don’t think President Bush individually hates black people. His policies were racist in effect and consequence and especially classist in terms of generating misery among poor and working people, disproportionately black and brown.
JUAN GONZALEZ: Well-
CORNEL WEST: And I would say that even about the Obama administration.The Obama administration seems to have very little concern about poor people and their social misery. ...