Monday, October 12, 2009

More on Obama's tepid centrism

From Greenwald @ Salon, here's a nice follow-up on the issue Arvilla draws our attention to and comments on. And here's another bit on Rahm, Obama and the issue of pressure and organization.

In passing, I think it's important to point out that the recent march on Washington for equality was probably the most significant progressive political event in the U.S. during Obama's reign so far. If nothing else, what the Obama phenomenon has made clear for me is that the Democratic Party is not a progressive force in this country; it is by and large an institution that will only enact significant reforms when there is organized pressure from the Left to do so.

3 comments:

Arvilla said...

Glenn Greenwald is fantastic.

Jenny said...

Indeed!

T said...

Michael Moore recently said: "Congratulations, President Obama, for the Nobel Peace Prize; now, please, earn it.”