The presidency of Barack Obama has been a terrible disappointment for American liberals. We worked for years to get a President who could undo the terrible legacy of George W. Bush, but instead of working with us, Barack Obama has continued Bush’s agenda. Obama is now even expressing his willingness to make significant cuts to the Social Security and Medicare payments that American workers have already paid for. That’s a step too far.
Some people will say that liberals don’t have a choice. They’ll say that we have to vote for Obama, even though Obama is supporting a Republican agenda. That’s hogwash. As long as we have democracy, we have a choice.
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