Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Patrick Armstrong — Obama Marries the Liberals to the Neocons

The co-optation of the so-called US left, which is really the center in comparison to "the left" in the rest of the world.
In the Obama years the marriage of the neocons and the humanitarian interventionists was effected. The neocons, with their doctrine of American Exceptionalism are always ready for an intervention and their justification is always the same: "American moral leadership":

Our world needs a policeman. And whether most Americans like it or not, only their indispensable nation is fit for the job.
So there was never any difficulty getting neocons and their ilk to support another bombing campaign to do a bit of "morally exceptional police work". The Obama change is that liberals, whose historic tendency is to oppose another war, are now in the War Party. And so there was hardly anyone was left to go out on protest....
I would not lay this all on Obama. Bill Clinton had a hand in it, and a big reason that Hillary lost is for supporting it. Patrick Armstrong acknowledges the Clinton connection, and points out that Barack Obama provided a rationale for it. Now the Democratic Party is saddled with it until it is repudiated. That will cost more votes than it attracts. But it is great for campaign contributions from the defense sector, a recognition that in the US, military Keynesianism rules.

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Kaivey said...
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Kaivey said...

I put some comments on Sam Seder's YouTube channel and called Hillary a monster. I got this reply below. You can see that people view things so differently. This guy believes he's right and I'm wrong and there's nothing i can do about it. Anyway, I'm going to put out the, 'We came, he saw, he died, huh! Huh! Hah!' video and see what his reply is.

'Hillary became a "monster" on right wing media when she announced she would run for the Senate. Fox/Rush immediately started demonizing her on a daily basis. If you look at what started people in politics, Trump started with "birtherism" & Hillary started wanting universal healthcare. It's just sad seeing people on the left parroting decades old talking points from Fox news:( I didn't think Hillary should even run because of too much baggage, deserved & undeserved to be able to win.'

Konrad said...

Hillary was an ultra-right-wing neoliberal.

“Hillary started wanting universal healthcare…” ~ Sam Seder

Nonsense. Hillary opposed universal healthcare. She pushed for Obamacare (aka Romney-care) which is a mass giveaway to the private insurance industry.

At a campaign rally on 16 Jan 2018, Hillary vowed that universal medicare would, “Never, ever happen” in the USA. (Her own words.)

CBS News discussed this…

Plus, there are several YouTube clips of Hillary spitting in her supporters’ faces.

Here’s a sixteen-second clip…

This is an example of why Hillary lost, and why leading Democrats will make no gains in November. They screw Americans while claiming that "Putin did it."