Friday, January 27, 2017

Last Words on Barack Obama

The end of an era. Barack Obama brought grace and poise to the American presidency. Too bad that is all he brought.

I voted for the man twice, the first time with real hope, the second time with less. Eight years of grace and poise and dignified speeches. He was given a bully pulpit to reform Wall Street, to stand up to the corporations, and he never used it. He turned that bully pulpit into a prissy pulpit, behind which he preened and pranced and prevaricated, smugly pushing one grand sellout after another. Americans finally got it. Tired of smooth and graceful lies, they voted for a meat cleaver to replace him. That’s how the dialectic works. The Obama legacy: it begins now.

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