The exuberant jubilation that was there for Obama’s first ascendancy is noticeably removed for the “grand orator’s” second term. Though his sycophants, rose-colored onlookers, and enablers of all sorts—are still singing their darling’s praises. A darling they should, certainly, not be trusting so unguardedly and who may, in fact, cleave them with a dagger,should they not be looking for it, in their much vaunted “gentleman caller’s” second term.
Obama has failed on civil liberties, failed on guaranteeing health care, failed on labeling genetically modified food, failed on vigorously defending union rights, and increased military spending each year whilst he was in office. Though many in the hinterlands, and those deluded by right-wing media and AM acerbic hate radio broadcasters, are weeping into their blankets; there’s frankly not much else to celebrate in an Obama second term. Unless Obama “comes to Jesus,” or severely reassesses his corporatist and anti-populist (instinctual) leanings, including sacking a number of the rapacious advisers around him, continuity with the US plutocrat’s agenda is definitely what is being “called for” in his ensuing second term.
Obama’s correlate Bibi is now probably crying—along with the neoconservative dittoheads—but that will not change Obama’s fealty, and lack of spine toward the stalwart Israel lobby. And all along the campaign trail Obama spoke of eagerness to work with an ever-increasingly kooky, and indeed obscurantist Reichwing American Republican Party. He even told the Des Moines register recently that he wanted to work on Social Security, and rest of the safety net degrading/eviscerating “grand bargain” should he, in fact, be able to procure himself a second term.
The fight should be on, the antiwar protests should be on, and nothing should really be appreciably different than if the financial archdevil/fiend Mitt Romney had handily won the election. The axe is out, undeniably, against the 99% by the Barack Obama clique/regime. A meat cleaver that he’s, unequivocally, assiduously sharpening, so as to do the bidding of Goldman Sachs, Penny Pritzker, Peter G. Peterson, and all sorts of other Wall Street .001% avaricious jackals, fiends, austerity ghouls and vampires; who aided and abetted his campaign efforts, in securing him another term.
Sean Fenley is an independent progressive, who would like to see some sanity brought to the creation and implementation of current and future, US military, economic, foreign and domestic policies. He has been published by a number of websites, and publications throughout the alternative media.