Not So Much Enthusiasm for Obama Anymore
August 18, 2012 • 8:32PM

Two reports, reviewed this weekend, make it clear that if a real candidate who represented a real alternative to the fascist policies of Obama were running for President, he would win by a landslide. The problem, not noted in either of these reports, is that the GOP ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan runs the risk of getting Obama re-elected. The first, a Reuters report from Iowa, where Obama spent three days campaigning, demonstrates that there's no enthusiasm for Obama such as there was in 2008. The economy and even the weather are a lot worse in Iowa than they were in 2008, and the independents and the Republicans who supported him then, are not happy now. One sign of the decline is that the rallies that Obama held in Iowa were a lot smaller this time around than before.

Similarly, community activists in Chicago's South Side who used to know Obama back in the '90's, when he was a fellow community organizer, find themselves very disappointed in him. "Things havent gone the way we'd hoped after Barack got elected," activist Mark Allen, the head of a small community-assistance organization called Black Wall Street Chicago, told the Washington Post. Unemployment is somewhere around 25%, and the stimulus money they were looking forward to to revitalize their community never came. Allen warns that the disillusionment now common among African-Americans who were once among Obama's fiercest supporters, may lead to lower voter turnout among that population. "His people should've done something more about it by now," he says. "But that's Barack's problem, not mine."

Meanwhile, writing on the Daily Beast website, Author Peter Schweizer attributes Obama's failure to prosecute any bankers for the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression, to one thing: cronyism. For example, Goldman Sachs employees contributed over $1 million to Obama's 2008 campaign. Covington and Burling, Attorney General Eric Holder's law firm, counts Goldman among its clients. When Sen. Carl Levin's subcommittee issued its scathing report on Goldman's Abacus deal, several Goldman executives flooded Obama's campaign coffers with cash, some giving the maximum amount of $35,800. Instead of going aftrer the big boys, the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force goes after small-time operators, as listed on their own website.

What does one have to do with the other, you ask? It's simple, really. Obama's love for the bankers who are wrecking the country means he won't defend those whose welfare he's sworn to promote. Obama's done nothing to protect the vast majority of Americans, making a real alternative to the "Obamney" ticket all the more imperative.