Chris Hedges Take Aim At Obama, \’Faux Liberals\’

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Web correspondent Jenny Wilson reports:

Liberal disappointment with Obama seems to have disappeared this week but one need look no further than former New York Times Middle East bureau chief Chris Hedges to see that it still exists. The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author slammed corporate power in America, the Democratic Party, and the state of American politics in a speech at Hartford’s Watkinson School Thursday night. Obama, whose re-election led to subsequent euphoria within his party, was a frequent target as well.

“On all the major, structural issues, it is utter continuity with George Bush,” said Hedges of Obama\’s record.


Granted, Obama’s record on civil liberties has disappointed many members of his own party. But Hedges also likened the President to Sarah Palin on the issue of climate change and attacked him on some of his more popular legislative achievements like the auto bailout and health care reform.

Hedges said that corporate power has led to “political paralysis” and that corporate influence in today’s politics stifles citizen movements. He spoke of “the rise of the faux liberal,” describing a Democratic leader today as one “who speaks in traditional feel your pain language of liberalism and yet betrays the very constituency that liberals traditionally watched out for.”

So what’s with all the happy liberal constituents these days? It’s fear, Hedges argues.

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One thought on “Chris Hedges Take Aim At Obama, \’Faux Liberals\’

  1. Lee

    He has no real identity. He is half-white, which he rejects. The rest of him is mostly Arab, which he hides but is disclosed by his non-African Arabic surname and his Arabic first and middle names as a way to triply proclaim his Arabic parentage to people in Kenya . Only a small part of him is African Black from his Luo grandmother, which he pretends he is exclusively. What he isn’t, not a genetic drop of, is ‘African-American,’ the descendant of enslaved Africans brought to America chained in slave ships. He hasn’t a single ancestor who was a slave. Instead, his Arab ancestors were slave owners. Slave-trading was the main Arab business in East Africa for centuries until the British ended it.

    Let that sink in: Obama is not the descendant of slaves, he is the descendant of slave owners. Thus he makes the perfect Liberal Messiah.

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