In spite of what the identity politics folks would have you believe, being African American doesn’t make Obama a progressive. But for some folks his being African American is the most important aspect of his being, and that goes for some of his die hard supporters as much as it does for the racists who hate him because he is black.
I voted for Obama. That was because he was supposedly a Democrat. He’s a DINO and because I’m a Yellow Dog Democrat I’ll probably have to vote for him again. But he won’t get a dime from me.
To me he is an African American George W. Bush. He models himself after Reagan, arguably one of the worst Presidents this country has ever had. He is a worse corporate toady than Clinton and has totally sold out the working class to Wall Street.
When this country needed another FDR or even LBJ we wound up stuck with George Bush 3.0, the African American version.
Friday, September 2nd, 2011
President Barack Obama Friday announced that he would overrule the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial anti-smog regulations. Business leaders and Republicans had voiced strong objections to the new smog standards, and they count Obama’s decision as a victory.
Obama cited a desire to avoid costly regulations as his reason for telling EPA Director Lisa Jackson to withdraw the smog rule.
Depending on how strict the standards were, the new smog rules were estimated to cost between $19 billion and $90 billion, according to Forbes.
“I want to be clear: my commitment and the commitment of my administration to protecting public health and the environment is unwavering,” Obama said in a statement sent by the White House. “I will continue to stand with the hardworking men and women at the EPA as they strive every day to hold polluters accountable and protect our families from harmful pollution.”
The rule will be reconsidered in 2013, Obama said, and it was pointless to pay for regulations that would be so soon up for redrafting.
Last week, Obama was chided by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for the number of governmental regulations under consideration as well as the amount of regulations with costs exceeding $1 billion.