I follow no president blindly, as many do, no matter what party affiliation they hold. Every president, in my lifetime, has had their good and bad points. Party affiliation be damned when it comes to the quality of a president. I am a Constitutionalist and I hold the Constitution of The United Stated in the same regard as Christians hold the Bible and Muslims hold the Qumran.
I was quite surprised, this past week, to hear Professor Robert Unger, of the Harvard Law School and one of President Obama's professors, state that he "Must Be Defeated". I see this as an important break in the 'instutional liberal' way of thinking.
"President Obama must be defeated in the coming election," Roberto Unger, a longtime professor at Harvard Law School who taught Obama, said in a video posted on May 22. "He has failed to advance the progressive cause in the United States."
While I may be considered a Progressive, code name for Moderate, because I do break ranks with conservatives on some issues; having a Liberal make a statement like this is significant.
Professor Unger goes on to say, that Obama must lose the election in order for "the voice of democratic prophecy to speak once again in American life."
He acknowledged that if a Republican wins the presidency, "there will be a cost ... in judicial and administrative appointments." But he said that "the risk of military adventurism" would be no worse under a Republican than under Obama, and that "the Democratic Party proposes no new direction."
The professor went on to list his complaints:
Professor Unger's argument is solid and based on the deeds of this administration. I salute Professor Unger for his bravery in stepping away from political rhetoric and giving us an honest view of our countries situation.
PS...The bulk of today's blog was gleamed from information obtained from The Huffington Post.