Friday, February 15, 2008

Holding Barack Obama Accountable

Read this important article by Bruce Dixon, Managing Editor of the Black Agenda Report, on the importance of "calling out" Barack Obama to commit to specific progressive positions on important issues despite the fact that
corporate media have made him a rock star, Joshua, a prince on his way to a coronation. Those who raise questions about Obama's commitment to a progressive agenda will have to struggle to be heard. That's just the way it is. They may even have to be impolite at times. That's just the way it is too. Rock stars, royalty and the uncritical adulation they require make little room for polite criticism or democratic discussion.
Dixon recalls earlier success in 2003 in slowing Obama's drift to the right during his campaign for the Senate, and warns that the time to hold Obama's feet to the progressive fire is now.

It gives me only a tiny pulse of grim pleasure to say I saw this coming.

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