Originally Posted by Mecklomaniac
Obama was one of the most liberal senators (National Journal had he rated as the most liberal). Trying to pretend he is some sort of pragmatic Bill Clinton new democrat is insane.
As a junior senator you do what you're told. The reality is that "Obamacare," the one program the Right loves to scream about the most as some kind of Bolshevik madness, was conceived and hatched on the Right. Do you even understand that? It came from the Heritage Foundation and from Romney himself. It is the Right Wing's solution to the health care problems in America THAT THE RIGHT CAME UP WITH! Why don't you guys admit that?
Obamacare is not a "liberal" program. Never was. The progressives, going back to Teddy Kennedy, wanted Medicare for all. Obama totally sold out the Left to back the PPACA. Do you remember what Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, was quoted as telling the progressives, who were fighting Obama when this got passed? He told them they could, "...go **** themselves." Get out of the Right Wing infobubble. Obama is as centrist as they come, if not center Right.
A real Leftist would have prosecuted Wall Street and the banksters down to their toenails, believe me.