Roberto Unger was a professor at the Harvard Law School and taught Barack Obama. A Brazilian politician in his own right, Unger also served Obama as an adviser during the 2008 campaign. But the Daily Mail in the UK reported on Sunday that Unger is not happy with the results thus far of Obama′s first term in office. In a You-Tube video Unger has posted, ′Beyond Obama′, he encourages Obama to be defeated in 2012 for not fulfilling the Progressive agenda enough. Unger is not the first Liberal-Progressive to be critical of Obama for failing to push more Socialism down America′s throat. But once again, we are seeing major cracks within the core of Obama supporters, a situation that is not good with the November elections less than six months away.
Earlier critics of Obama whined about how his stimulus package in 2009 was not large enough. That instead of wasting a mere $800 Billion to prop up state and local public employee unions, Obama should have funneled two or three trillion dollars to them. After all, we just learned last week that public employee pensions funds are short about $3.9 Trillion right now, and that number is expected to grow to $5 Trillion in red ink very soon.
Then there was the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obama-Care. Critics on the Far-Left were unhappy that Obama did not go far enough to creating a national single-payer program. During the 2007-08 campaign, Obama spoke to groups like the various teacher unions and his pals at SEIU, cautioning them at the time that he did not think that he could pull off a single-payer plan immediately. Some analysts do suggest that Obama-Care is designed to fail in such a way that within ten years it will force a switch to a single-payer plan.
Roberto Unger is in the same camp as these critics. He is unhappy that Barack Obama bailed out the Wall Street banks and large corporations. Unger is upset that Obama has not done enough for the poor and middle classes, especially home owners who still face mortgage foreclosures. So Roberto Unger, who once taught Obama on how to reinvent democracy at the Harvard Law School, who was a regular adviser to Obama during the 2008 campaign, has come to the conclusion that the best outcome for the Progressive movement is for Obama to be defeated in 2012. This will force the Progressives to find a better leader. His You Tube video is entitled ′Beyond Obama.′ As Homer Simpson once said, ″I find your ideas intriguing and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.″ Hah-Hah!