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  1. Zugzwang
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    10 Jan '17 21:161 edit
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/09/barack-obama-legacy-presidency

    "Pity the sad legacy of Barack Obama:
    Our hope and change candidate fell short time and time again.
    Obama cheerleaders who refused to make him accountable bear some responsibility."
    --Cornel West (9 January 2017)

    "The reign of Obama did not produce the nightmare of Donald Trump – but it did contribute to it.
    And those Obama cheerleaders who refused to make him accountable bear some responsibility."
  2. Behind the scenes
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    10 Jan '17 21:211 edit
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/09/barack-obama-legacy-presidency

    "Pity the sad legacy of Barack Obama:
    Our hope and change candidate fell short time and time again.
    Obama cheerleaders who refused to make him accountable bear some responsibility."
    --Cornel West (9 January 2017)

    "The reign of Obama did not produce the nightmare ...[text shortened]... t.
    And those Obama cheerleaders who refused to make him accountable bear some responsibility."
    It would seem most people here are unhappy with anyone who occupies the White House, just as polls indicate most people are convinced America is headed in the wrong direction almost all of the time. Happiness and contentment are not qualities that are shared by many.
  3. Standard memberfinnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
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    11 Jan '17 00:00
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/09/barack-obama-legacy-presidency

    "Pity the sad legacy of Barack Obama:
    Our hope and change candidate fell short time and time again.
    Obama cheerleaders who refused to make him accountable bear some responsibility."
    --Cornel West (9 January 2017)

    "The reign of Obama did not produce the nightmare ...[text shortened]... t.
    And those Obama cheerleaders who refused to make him accountable bear some responsibility."
    YouTube

    This rather lengthy video reminds us, if we need it, that Obama was never going to be anything other than a neoliberal warmonger, albeit one with great personal charisma and evident intelligence.

    It explains in clear terms what was wrong about that and why Trump is the real legacy of his presidency.