Now that the election is past and Obama doesn't have to worry about his re-election, will he finally stand up to Wall Street, put the brakes on corrupt, corporate capitalism, and stick to his guns on taxing the rich?
Sure Obama is much better than Romney, but he still has to cope with congressional stalemates and infighting, along with the financial industry doing everything they can to undermine a progressive agenda and filibuster a new Supreme Court. I don't see any real health care reform as long as the insurance companies run the industry, but at least women are back on track and we can keep Obamacare for now. It’s still the president who sets the tone for domestic and foreign policies. Obama is still favored by the international community. He sets a precedent for progressive and reasoned actions, but how far will he compromise in the interest of consensus? Will he finally be able to stand up to the hatemongers? The Bush years remain behind us, but will another four years be enough to undo the damage? Will Obama now have the experience he needs to carry out more of his original agenda? Now, more than ever we should criticize any mistakes and hold his feet to the fire to be more determined and ruthless. We'll just have to wait to see what his agenda will be. Biden won't be a factor in 2016, Hillary has her options open, and other Democrats are on the horizon. Hopefully the Republicans will continue to self destruct in the mid term elections. Jon _______________________________________________ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com