Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Ari Melber: "Barack Obama's Decisive Victory for Liberal Government"

Ari Melber (The Nation):
President Obama’s re-election marks the most decisive mandate for an assertive, progressive governing model in well over a generation. It is worth beginning with a memory. Barack Obama was first elected after a period of profound failure by elite and government institutions, from finance to foreign policy to Hurricane Katrina, and his first term immediately and unapologetically enacted a flurry of government solutions. The new president used federal power to take populist action in a range of markets—health insurance, cars, banking and small business. In each case, Republicans responded with the same argument: government was too big, expensive and incompetent for these tasks.MORE...

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