Saturday, June 23, 2012

Salute To Professor Unger

I am not a fan of President Obama! I have made no secret of that fact. My reasons for believing he must be defeated in November are simple; I believe that the liberal agenda, as laid out by this legislative and executive branches of our government, is wrong for this country. I am not a birther, a believer that the President is a Muslin or am upset he is of color. All that is smoke and mirrors crap that holds no interest or value.

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:

  • "His policy is financial confidence and food stamps."
  • "He has spent trillions of dollars to rescue the moneyed interests and left workers and  homeowners to their own devices."
  • "He has delivered the politics of democracy to the rule of money."
  • "He has disguised his surrender with an empty appeal to tax justice."
  • "He has reduced justice to charity."
  • "He has subordinated the broadening of economic and educational opportunity to the important but secondary issue of access to health care in the mistaken belief that he would be spared a fight."
  • "He has evoked a politics of handholding, but no one changes the world without a struggle."

  • 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.

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