How we got here..
“Given what Trump has done to our country and world, it’s no wonder that many Americans long for Obama. He was not a bigot or insult artist. His administration was not rocked by major scandal, with top aides off to prison. He was level-headed:“No Drama Obama.” He didn’t deny science. President Obama was smart, with a vocabulary clearly exceeding that of a 4th-grade child. He was hip.
That’s what millions of people remember.
I, too, remember all that. But we should also recall the political substance beyond the pleasant image.
We need to remember the vacillation—and worse, the opportunism and corporatism. As well as cause and effect: that Obama’s tenure paved the way for the rise of Trump.”
Let’s Not Whitewash or Mythologize Obama
After two years of Donald Trump, many Democrats just want their president back. They underestimate the dangers of corporate liberalism.