Obama Won. Now It’s Time to Change System

Dreier & Cohen, The Nation
Despite President Obama's important, even landmark, accomplishments, by the time November 6 arrived, many Americans were disappointed with his first term. They expected him to be a "transformational" president who would somehow, single-handedly, change Washington's political culture. When their hopes were dashed, they blamed Obama rather than the corporate plutocrats' stranglehold on Congress"”especially (but not only) on the Republicans, who acted like sock puppets for the Chamber of Commerce, opposing every proposal to tax the wealthy and…

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