Has Cenk Uygur suddenly found God in Obama?
By: Barefoot Accountant Tuesday August 28, 2012 12:18 pm
Do you remember the days when Cenk Uygur was an aggressive progressive and would expose Obama and Congressional Democrats for what they were: corporatists wearing populistsâ personas?
Well, I guess the Epic Politicâs Man, Michael Shure, has wooed and won Cenk Uygur over to his thinking that Obama is the lesser of two evils, and therefore, the Young Turks need to focus their attacks on Romney and the Republicans and spare President Obama so that he can be re-elected. I rarely hear Cenk Uygur now on The Young Turks rip into the hypocritical Obama and Democrats for their corporatism. His segments over the recent past have centered on Romney, Ryan, and the Republicans.
Hey, I am no fan of the âThree Rsâ: they indeed represent a triple threatâthe triple âRsâ (raid, rip off, rape)âto the middle class. But at least we know they are the Vikings who have come to pillage and plunder us and not pretending to be missionaries of democracy, like Obama and Congressional Democrats.
Last night, in case you missed it since the commercials consumed more time than it did, Cenk Uygur devoted a whole 60 seconds to the BIG
story over the weekend: how Obama in an interview with the Associated Press revealed that he will give away all to Republicans by agreeing to the âGrand Dealâ: cuts to social security, Medicare, Medicaid, and not do what Democrats and Progressives want â tax the rich and the corporations.
Gee, Cenk, I thought you were an âaggressive progressiveâ. Is this the same Cenk Uygur that attacked Obama for the last two years for being a corporatist? Did you all of a sudden find god in Obama? It sounds as if you are on a mission from god to ensure Obamaâs re-election.
Donât tell me you are falling for that nonsense about Obama being the lesser of two evils! Unlike Breyer and Ginsburg, didnât his two Supreme Court appointees, Kagan and Sotomayor fail to speak up on the decision not to review Montanaâs Citizens United case? Hasnât Kagan been a defender of Monsanto?! Doesnât this lead you to suspect that Obamaâs Supreme Court appointees may be nothing but corporate shrills? And hasnât Obama demonstrated to you by now he is one himself?
And if McCain were President instead of Obama, and had signed the NDAA
, still had troops in the middle east, proposed Romneycare, proposed a 20% reduction in corporate taxes, agreed to the Grand Bargain to cut social programs for phoney revenue enhancements, extended the Bush tax cuts, signed an egregious estate tax reduction, secretly negotiated behind closed doors the trans-pacific trade treaty, et al, wouldnât Democrats and Progressives have taken to the streets in protest by now?
Who is the lesser of two evils? A corporatist who canât fool the people, or a corporatist who can fool the people by wearing a populist persona?
The more Obama cheerleading Cenk Uygur does, the quicker I turn off his program. If I wanted to watch attacks on Republicans and defenses of Democrats, Iâd watch Obamaâs head cheerleader and Cenkâs buddy, Al Sharpton! Now there is news, fair and balanced! He sure ainât no propagandist like Joseph Goebbels, ma.
I knew Michael Shure was an apologist for Obama, but et tu, Cenk? I used to believe in you, Cenk. I used to respect your reporting as unbiased.
Perhaps Cenk should change his epithet from the âaggressive progressiveâ to the âindecisive progressiveâ or the âsubmissive progressive.â
The Barefoot Accountant