|SLIDESHOW: 20 Ways Obama and Democrats Have Betrayed the World
Barack Obama is
right wing in virtually all of his policies, but because he is
a Democrat and African-American, he is given a free pass by many
liberals (similar to how
he gets criticized by much of the right for simply being a Democrat and
African-American). Democrats who still support Obama are likely just defending a symbolic icon rather
than objectively analyzing his policies.
It can be argued that the U.S. started
its shift to the far right with the Ronald Reagan presidency
(deregulation, trickle-down economics, war on drugs, covert wars in
Latin America). The shift
continued under George H.W. Bush (Persian Gulf, Panama, Clarence
Thomas), Bill Clinton (welfare reform, media
consolidation, NAFTA, Kosovo, Iraq sanctions) and of course George W.
Bush (neo-conservatism, Iraq, Patriot Act).
Obama has preserved
this shift, likely because it has become the
new political norm. Instead of fighting the move to the right,
Democrats have embraced it, clearly because they see it as a way to
stay in power.
Conservative, reactionary politics are expected from those Republican
presidents who came before him but Obama branded himself as being
different, something for which Americans were ready. Instead, Obama
and the Democrats have maintained the status quo, thus betraying
Americans and the world. And although there are many more, here are 20 ways
illustrating this betrayal.