Obama's Former Harvard Law Professor: To Advance The "Progressive" Cause, You Must Defeat Barack Obama

When I saw the headline about a law professor urging his defeat, I thought he'd say something about Obama asserting more and more unilateral executive power, threatening the very Constitution he has sworn to uphold, and which has served us well for 230 years.

Nope. He's bothered that Obama hasn't done more.

[H]is most barbed remarks he reserves for the Democrat leader saying that Mr Obama has 'evoked a politics of handholding, but no one changes the world without a struggle'.

His summary of the past four years is equally scathing: 'Give the bond markets what they want, bail out the reckless so long as they are also rich, use fiscal and monetary stimulus to make up for the absence of any consequential broadening of economic and educational opportunity, sweeten the pill of disempowerment with a touch of tax fairness, even though the effect of any such tax reform is sure to be modest.'

Most of Mr Unger's comments seem to be politically to the left of Mr Obama, but he insists that the Republicans would be no more destructive than the Democrats as 'the risk of military adventurism' would remain the same.

And some would doubtless strike a chord with the President's GOP opponents, including the academic's attacks on Mr Obama's efforts to reform healthcare.

Mr Unger argues: 'He has subordinated the broadening of economic and educational opportunity to the important but secondary issue of access to health care in the mistaken belief that he would be spared a fight.'

He also suggests that, despite their fierce rivalry, the Democrats' agenda is little different to that of the Republicans, saying the party aims 'to put a human face on the programme of its adversaries'.

The professor concludes his video by saying: 'Only a political reversal can allow the voice of democratic prophecy to speak once again in American life.'

I think I agree, although not in the way this socialist means.

Posted by: Ace at 04:08 PM



Comments

1 What did Krugman say, need to spend more to get a good recovery.

This guy is saying Obama needs to be even more radical left and then he will be a winner.

Talk about damning with faint praise.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2012 04:09 PM (sdna4)

2 Does Harvard just churn out socialist lawyers?

Posted by: Mr Pink at June 18, 2012 04:10 PM (EkAgm)

3 A socialist professor at Harvard Law? Stop the presses!

Posted by: Cicero at June 18, 2012 04:10 PM (QKKT0)

4 2. Just socialists.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2012 04:10 PM (sdna4)

5 Hey, so long as what Prof. Unger has to say here has a substantial impact on who does or doesn't get out the door in November, I'm all for his pronouncements.

Posted by: RamonAllones at June 18, 2012 04:11 PM (3lLli)

6 Good. The Democrats only win when they get away with lying about what they will do. Hold their feet to the fire, lefties.

Posted by: Oldcat at June 18, 2012 04:11 PM (z1N6a)

7 Hope you're feeling better Ace, we missed you! /pushes some mead across the counter

Guys like this prof are the loony fringe of the loony fringe, always pushing for more, totally detached from the reality of getting things done in politics. (That's probably why the whole 'bloody revolution' meme finds a home there, it seems like such a simple way to sweep the ground clean to build anew. Not that it's ever worked that way ever, but, y'know, it looks good on paper...)

Posted by: Brother Cavil presents at June 18, 2012 04:11 PM (GBXon)

8 It's interesting that the British papers seem to be the only major ones to publish anything embarrassing to Obama lately.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at June 18, 2012 04:12 PM (SY2Kh)

9 This douche and others will come out and say this as excuses of why Obama is not doing well in the polls. The agenda isn't being rejected by rational people see, he just isn't doing it right. Or the idiot redneck racist fools are being fooled by corporate money or right wing messaging.

Posted by: Mr Pink at June 18, 2012 04:12 PM (EkAgm)

10
It. Lives.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 18, 2012 04:12 PM (EFZec)

11 Remember kids:
Krugman is prounced with a hard "eeew" at first vowel.
More at 11.

Posted by: Scandia at June 18, 2012 04:12 PM (QWOh7)

12 I want to raid his stash, and fridge.

Posted by: Choom Gang at June 18, 2012 04:12 PM (qAGZa)

13 up from Unger

Posted by: Cricket at June 18, 2012 04:12 PM (DrC22)

14 Brother Cavil they have their best theoretical socialists revolutionaries working on it right now. Their best by gosh, just give them another research grant.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2012 04:13 PM (sdna4)

15 Kinda like Rosanne Barr bitching that Meggy Mac ate all the dessert. Nobody really gives a fat rat's fornication.

Posted by: maddogg at June 18, 2012 04:13 PM (OlN4e)

16 Waaah! Obama isn't doing Socialism right. Waaah! Socialism would work if it was done right. Why can't somebody do Socialism- it works in my head. Waaah! Ima lil titty baby that needs my mommy's boobie to make me feel better. The world isnt fair -waaah! I'm going to go stamp my feet until I get my free govt cheese -waahhh!

Posted by: Whiny Socialist Ahole at June 18, 2012 04:14 PM (QxDuX)

17 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at June 18, 2012 04:15 PM (8y9MW)

18
My barometer is reading a "perfect political storm" is brewing.

The radicals are unhappy because Obama is not enough like Hugo Chavez. And the independents are flocking towards Romney because they find Obama's policies inept.

Thus gives Obama a great dilemma. Should he veer left or to the center? Either way he loses.


Posted by: Soothsayer at June 18, 2012 04:15 PM (9Q7Nu)

19 Obama tells everybody his vice president is a blue-collar guy, and for
some reason this offended Biden. "My dad never worked in a Food Fair. My
dad never wore a blue collar. Barack makes me sound like I just
climbed out of a mine in Scranton carrying a bunch bucket. No one in my
family worked in a factory." Now, why would Biden say this? Why do
rats jump off sinking ships? It's 'cause they know the ship is sinking.

Posted by: Biden's copier at June 18, 2012 04:16 PM (e8kgV)

20 If I wanted a Harvard Law professor's opinion I'd go to WaWa...

Posted by: t-bird at June 18, 2012 04:16 PM (FcR7P)

21 I made socialism work.

Posted by: A. Hitler at June 18, 2012 04:16 PM (QKKT0)

22 Moar Kommunsm !

Posted by: voices from the libtard reality bubble at June 18, 2012 04:16 PM (zsgo8)

23 No surprise on this stance. When are we going to dispense with the belief that if you went to Haaaavarrd, you are some superior being?

Posted by: San Antonio Rose at June 18, 2012 04:16 PM (noqys)

24 #21 The trains were always on time .... to the 'Polish' death camps.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2012 04:17 PM (sdna4)

25
Mr Unger, a prominent Brazilian politician and an adviser to Obama in 2008




Another American job exported overseas.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 18, 2012 04:17 PM (kdS6q)

26 Did that read like Liberal Random Thought Soup to anyone else?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at June 18, 2012 04:17 PM (8y9MW)

27 Yet another lefty that deserves a lifetime of unending jock itch.

Posted by: ErikW at June 18, 2012 04:17 PM (ihO3j)

28
And now we know why Obama will never ever agree to Keystone or work with the Republicans on debt reduction.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 18, 2012 04:18 PM (9Q7Nu)

29 "... because they find Obama's policies inept."

If all Blacks are inept, then this is racist.

Posted by: Google Racist at June 18, 2012 04:18 PM (e8kgV)

30 Liberal Random Thought Soup?

Oh where is the soup nazi?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2012 04:18 PM (sdna4)

31 And I am sick of trust fund babies trying to dictate public policy to people who actually work for a living.

Posted by: San Antonio Rose at June 18, 2012 04:18 PM (noqys)

32 Socialists good both raw and with a light bernaise sauce.

Posted by: Luka Rocco Magnotta at June 18, 2012 04:19 PM (qAGZa)

33 Yet another lefty that deserves a lifetime of unending jock itch.

Why wish that on the fungus that causes jock itch?

Posted by: Brother Cavil presents at June 18, 2012 04:19 PM (GBXon)

34 Socialism works, in an anthill. Anywhere else, it's mental gymnastics for the mentally impaired. Kinda like philosophy for retarded intellectials.

Posted by: maddogg at June 18, 2012 04:19 PM (OlN4e)

35 #30 No soup for you!

Posted by: San Antonio Rose at June 18, 2012 04:19 PM (noqys)

36 Revealed: Photo of Obama's pot-smoking Choom Gang

Posted by: Choom Gang at June 18, 2012 04:20 PM (e8kgV)

37 Keystone XL would work if they could remove Obama's ego from clogging it up.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2012 04:20 PM (sdna4)

38 What a pampered asshole. I'm a university big shot. I'm so important. My list of accomplishments reads like............Like..............Like..............Nevermind.


Another clueless afirmative action candidated spews shit.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 18, 2012 04:20 PM (9TTOe)

39 Looking at Wikipedia (I know) for Roberto Unger, he unsurprisingly has never worked a day in his life in the private sector. He went from Harvard student directly to professor where he only teaches during spring semester, spending the rest of his time writing meaningless pseudo-intellectual gibberish

Shocking that Obama would correspond with such a man for political advice, I know.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at June 18, 2012 04:21 PM (SY2Kh)

40 #36 Notice that there Barky, a Hawaiian guy and the rest are lily white???

Posted by: San Antonio Rose at June 18, 2012 04:21 PM (noqys)

41 Obama couldn't satisfy his Unger

Posted by: Cricket at June 18, 2012 04:21 PM (DrC22)

42 The real reason the radical left have turned on Obama is that he has unintentionally proven their way sucks. Also that fighting against the 'man' is all they really want to do and they really can't do that if it's their man in charge.

Posted by: polynikes at June 18, 2012 04:21 PM (DS2Ry)

43 41 Obama couldn't satisfy his Unger
Posted by: Cricket at June 18, 2012 04:21 PM (DrC22)


Maybe a snickers?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 18, 2012 04:22 PM (9TTOe)

44 I'm getting a sense that these people just don't know or care to understand how the real world works.

Posted by: General Woundwort at June 18, 2012 04:22 PM (06lNq)

45 The Choom Gang is similar to the 2012 Obama headquarters, they both have token blacks.

Posted by: Chicago Voter at June 18, 2012 04:23 PM (qAGZa)

46 To make the old fart happy, I say we nationalize his little school, have him work for free, and throw open admissions to the huddled masses.

Posted by: nickless at June 18, 2012 04:23 PM (MMC8r)

47 So if we give Obama a snickers we replace the whiny ineffectual skinny jeans wearing person we have known for 3.5 years and get instead Jimmy Carter? Give him a box of Snickers ASAP!

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2012 04:23 PM (sdna4)

48 Obama snickers? That's racist!

Posted by: Cricket at June 18, 2012 04:23 PM (DrC22)

49
Unger's drivel is the same shit you'd hear from any 99%er's face-hole.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 18, 2012 04:23 PM (9Q7Nu)

50 I've been thinking that the progressives are eventually going to realize that they have to ditch Obama. Because pushing their bullshit agenda is what ultimately matters to them. And if they ever think that Obama becomes dead weight to that cause they will try to get rid of him. They won't let him drag down their fantasy "utopian" dream with him.

Posted by: buzzion at June 18, 2012 04:24 PM (GULKT)

51 See we told you he was a moderate.

Posted by: SCOAMF Praetorian Press at June 18, 2012 04:24 PM (WItBr)

52 @9 The agenda isn't being rejected by rational people see, he just isn't doing it right.

Like Lenin, Marx, Trotsky, Mao, Chavez, Castro, etc......

They ALL got it right.
/sarc

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at June 18, 2012 04:24 PM (0xqzf)

53 6
Good. The Democrats only win when they get away with lying about what they will do. Hold their feet to the fire, lefties.


Posted by: Oldcat at June 18, 2012 04:11 PM (z1N6a)

Exactly. Authenticity from both sides is what is needed (and why the Internet is deadly for statists). If both sides advocate honestly for what they believe in, I like our chances.

Posted by: Uncledave at June 18, 2012 04:25 PM (nJ32z)

54 Teresa, do not forget Pol Pot. He got so evil the Vietnamese had to invade him and save the country and its people.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2012 04:25 PM (sdna4)

55 ** The professor concludes his video by saying: 'Only a political reversal
can allow the voice of democratic prophecy to speak once again in
American life.' **

huh.
I never knew that the voice of democratic prophecy had ever shut the f* up ?

Posted by: reality check at June 18, 2012 04:25 PM (zsgo8)

56 fairness means taking money away from people who have more than ourselves to feed our Unger

Posted by: Cricket at June 18, 2012 04:26 PM (DrC22)

57 Is this guy any relation to Felix Unger?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2012 04:26 PM (sdna4)

58
What people like Unger are saying to Obama is: You do not ask, you simply do.

They want a leftist dictator, not a Democrat president.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 18, 2012 04:26 PM (9Q7Nu)

59

I really like Legal Insurrection's take on this, too:

http://tinyurl.com/7pupust

And, in conclusion, he says:

"He’s right, of course. Why any true liberal/progressive puts faith in Obama always has been beyond me.

Obama is a walking disaster for progressives, the embodiment of a cult of racial and class rhetoric over progress, which puts Obama at the center of the universe."

Posted by: He's never been who anyone thought he was. at June 18, 2012 04:26 PM (HOOye)

60 They won't let him drag down their fantasy "utopian" dream with him.
Posted by: buzzion at June 18, 2012 04:24 PM (GULKT)

I agree completly. Even my father in law who lives a conservative life but doesn't get why Dems aren't JFK (He still votes D) Thinks Hillary is a Really Really smart Woman. Hillary is the next torch bearer.

He says it's in the paper and on the news, what's a matter with me, Can't I read?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 18, 2012 04:26 PM (9TTOe)

61 He went from Harvard student directly to professor where he only teaches
during spring semester, spending the rest of his time writing
meaningless pseudo-intellectual gibberish


Your posture of enraged resentment exemplifies the predictable reaction of the petty bourgeoisie when the standard social dialectic inverts traditional hierarchical constructs and positions them as an excluded class.

Posted by: Professor Roberto "Roberto" Unger, Fucking Genius at June 18, 2012 04:27 PM (QKKT0)

62 Bloomberg has a post up titled "The Obama Campaign Needs an Intervention." I posit that what the Obama Campaign needs is a different candidate.

Well, no, because that other person might be competent, but you get what I mean.

That's even my latest post (I love it when they're at least sort of on-topic).

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at June 18, 2012 04:27 PM (8y9MW)

63 They won't let him drag down their fantasy "utopian" dream with him.

Posted by: buzzion at June 18, 2012 04:24 PM (GULKT)


That would be The Golden Rule of Politics, turbocharged.

Posted by: ErikW at June 18, 2012 04:27 PM (ihO3j)

64 That's bullshit. Professor Unger told me that being POTUS means I could suck as much dik as i wanted. He lies!!!!11!!!!

Posted by: Baracka Obama at June 18, 2012 04:27 PM (sNs2j)

65 You know, I would like to say there aren't people on the right who sound exactly like him, but I can't. Heck, in the heat of primary season I may have come close to saying it myself about our candidate.

We're all mushy middlers now.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 18, 2012 04:27 PM (rjxjy)

66 So, in a nutshell:

This, shockingly of course - is cover for Obama. For those who believe that he's a leftist, 5 year plan kind of guy, that's wrong - not even close. In fact, he's too far right! AND, most importantly, there's essentially no difference between the R's & D's this cycle - so what other conclusion can reasonable people reach, other than to stick with him?

Posted by: I have the President's back at June 18, 2012 04:28 PM (4eNxd)

67 one time Professor Unger had a petit bourgeois stuck in his nose

Posted by: Cricket at June 18, 2012 04:28 PM (DrC22)

68 Check out Gateway Pundit. Juan Williams is off his meds.

Posted by: Scandia at June 18, 2012 04:29 PM (QWOh7)

69
Rio 1992

“”What if a small group of world leaders were to conclude
that the principal risk to the Earth comes from the actions of rich
countries? And if the world is to survive, those rich countries would
have to sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment. Will
they do it? The group’s conclusion is “no.” The rich countries won’t do
it. They won’t change. So, in order to save the planet, the group
decides: Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized
civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?
This group of world leaders form a secret society to bring about an
economic collapse. ” — Maurice Strong, secretary general, 1992 UN
Conference on Environment and Development “

Posted by: Rio+20 at June 18, 2012 04:29 PM (e8kgV)

70 To translate from Harvard-ese: "Barack Obama is a Stuttering Clusterf**k of a Miserable Failure!"

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 18, 2012 04:30 PM (XvHmy)

71 @52 @9 The agenda isn't being rejected by rational people see, he just isn't doing it right.

Like Lenin, Marx, Trotsky, Mao, Chavez, Castro, etc......

...They didn't do it right neither!!! *sobs into woobie* why cant they do it like in my head movies??!! waahh!......and they keep ruining my chicken nuggets when they tear them in half...they don't taste the same, waaahh!! *sucks thumb furiously and shits in pants- falls asleep and dreams of unicorns and skittles*

Posted by: Whiny Socialist Ahole at June 18, 2012 04:30 PM (QxDuX)

72 The Unger Game.

Posted by: WalrusRex at June 18, 2012 04:30 PM (Hx5uv)

73 We're all mushy middlers now.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 18, 2012 04:27 PM (rjxjy)

Maybe you, but I'm going to be a thorn in Libtard Romneys ass until the day he takes the chopper ride out of the White House.

If he ever gets in.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 18, 2012 04:30 PM (9TTOe)

74 The Unger Games?

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at June 18, 2012 04:30 PM (WItBr)

75 >>Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized

civilizations collapse?

Where are the other nations going to get mosquito nets, soap, and Super Bowl loser T-shirts if that happens?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at June 18, 2012 04:30 PM (ZKzrr)

76
Barack Obama: not enough batshit crazy.

- source: Harvard University, 2012

Why again is it that a degree from Harvard is automatically accorded the imprimatur of knowledge and wisdom? Every motherfucker from that place that opens his mouth publicly has less intellectual heft than your average licensed beautician or holder of the coveted Diesel Mechanic Certificate from the Nick Randazzo School of Nursing and Auto Repair.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at June 18, 2012 04:31 PM (EQpRL)

77 Maybe I should have made him attend class for those A's.

Posted by: Prof Unger at June 18, 2012 04:31 PM (FcR7P)

78 46 To make the old fart happy, I say we nationalize his little school, have him work for free, and throw open admissions to the huddled masses.
Posted by: nickless at June 18, 2012 04:23 PM (MMC8r)
========

nice idea

Posted by: He's never been who anyone thought he was. at June 18, 2012 04:31 PM (HOOye)

79 It's like the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks all over again!

Posted by: Ghost of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn at June 18, 2012 04:31 PM (XvHmy)

80 Notice that there Barky, a Hawaiian guy and the rest are lily white???

****

One honkey giving the Vulcan live-long-and-proper salute.

Posted by: WalrusRex at June 18, 2012 04:31 PM (Hx5uv)

81 Why again is it that a degree from Harvard is automatically accorded the imprimatur of knowledge and wisdom?

Because they arranged it that way.

Personally, I'd take the knowledge and wisdom of any random public High School drop-out over that of any Harvard graduate.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at June 18, 2012 04:32 PM (8y9MW)

82 I'm not sure whether this should be categorized as naivete, the Guilded Bubble of academia or another example of a progressive throwing Barry under the bus in the face of a crushing defeat.

Posted by: runninrebel at June 18, 2012 04:32 PM (N/1Dm)

83 Just wait until Obamacare is struck down.
You think this country is divided now.
The libs are already pouring the cement of the "imperial" supreme court meme.

Posted by: Scandia at June 18, 2012 04:32 PM (QWOh7)

84 Have you ever seen a grown Harvard law professor naked?

Posted by: Captain Unger at June 18, 2012 04:32 PM (XvHmy)

85 Free at last.

Posted by: Soona at June 18, 2012 04:32 PM (UnERc)

86 Juan Williams is off his meds.

Nah.....just a bad batch of Botox; the botulism is rotting his brain.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at June 18, 2012 04:32 PM (0xqzf)

87 I say we satisfy his Unger and dump Put-put for Hilary. All you can eat buffet!

Posted by: Cricket at June 18, 2012 04:33 PM (DrC22)

88 73 -

I mostly meant the last line, about saving democracy by losing an election.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 18, 2012 04:33 PM (rjxjy)

89 More freedom grabbing statism PLEASE!!!

Posted by: dananjcon doofus hipster at June 18, 2012 04:33 PM (eavT+)

90 Unger watches gladiator movies.

Posted by: Chicago Voter at June 18, 2012 04:34 PM (qAGZa)

91 The first of many Butthurt Professors to come...

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 18, 2012 04:34 PM (YVb9b)

92 Rio 1992


“”What if a small group of world leaders were to conclude

that the principal risk to the Earth comes from the actions of rich

countries? And if the world is to survive, those rich countries would

have to sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment. Will

they do it? The group’s conclusion is “no.” The rich countries won’t do

it. They won’t change. So, in order to save the planet, the group

decides: Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized

civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?

This group of world leaders form a secret society to bring about an

economic collapse. ” — Maurice Strong, secretary general, 1992 UN

Conference on Environment and Development “

****

Fire! Cleansing fire!

The sad thing is that Prince Charles is only marginally less crazy. I think we made the right decision back in 1776.

Posted by: WalrusRex at June 18, 2012 04:34 PM (Hx5uv)

93 Team Obama's "republican" impasse meme is being handled quite nicely by the MSM.
This is gonna get real ugly as the MSM is already using graphic imagery and threats against conservatives.

Posted by: Scandia at June 18, 2012 04:35 PM (QWOh7)

94 Around the faculty lounge Unger's known as a Leftist koo-koo.

Posted by: Prof. Bill Ayers at June 18, 2012 04:35 PM (QKKT0)

95 Now the miserable scoamt can say he is a centrist because he is attacked from both sides.

Posted by: real joe at June 18, 2012 04:35 PM (uTlKV)

96
The sad thing is that Prince Charles is only marginally less crazy. I think we made the right decision back in 1776.
Posted by: WalrusRex at June 18, 2012 04:34 PM (Hx5uv)


That's inbreading. He can't help it.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Team Dagny at June 18, 2012 04:36 PM (9TTOe)

97 "...Randazzo..."

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at June 18, 2012 04:31 PM (EQpRL)

Don't talk shit about Randazzos. It's a great fish market on Arthur Ave. in the Bronx. And none of them went to Harvard.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 18, 2012 04:36 PM (nEUpB)

98
More and more, I'm convinced that this "Obama ain't liberal enough" kvetching is some kind of sick false flag or triangulation to fool the low-info voters out there into thinking the SCFOAMT is some kind of moderate when he's *clearly* not. After all, when you're a Socialist, why would you tell the truth when the excitement of The Big Lie is right there for the taking?



Posted by: Jaws at June 18, 2012 04:36 PM (4I3Uo)

99 Dang Obama isn't enough of a fascist tyrant for our tastes.

Posted by: Harvard Law Faculty at June 18, 2012 04:36 PM (+XVQe)

100 Unger found Obama to be an unsatisfying dish, on the whole. "He tasted like dog, but he was tough and stringy," said the legal theorist. "I thought Marx was tough, but he's OK with a little mead."

Posted by: Cricket at June 18, 2012 04:36 PM (DrC22)

101 Dude needs a struggle session.

Posted by: The Red Guards at June 18, 2012 04:37 PM (QKKT0)

102
That's inbreading. He can't help it.

Croutons are not be toyed with.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 18, 2012 04:37 PM (9Q7Nu)

103 77 Maybe I should have made him attend class for those A's.
Posted by: Prof Unger at June 18, 2012 04:31 PM (FcR7P)


Now, wouldn'tTHAT be funny - ask the good professor what Barky's grade was when he took the professor's class.

After all, little Barry graduated with high honors, right?

How could he have gone so disastrously wrong if he was smart enough to pass this dude's class with flying colors?

(Yes, I'm an evil bitch - just ask my children..... )

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at June 18, 2012 04:37 PM (0xqzf)

104 Obama is a walking disaster for progressives, the embodiment of a cult
of racial and class rhetoric over progress, which puts Obama at the
center of the universe."

****

I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: WalrusRex at June 18, 2012 04:37 PM (Hx5uv)

105 If the professor wants to help sink Obama, maybe he could finagle a copy of Obama's transcript and other college records?

Posted by: Uncledave at June 18, 2012 04:37 PM (nJ32z)

106 84 Have you ever seen a grown Harvard law professor naked?
Posted by: Captain Unger at June 18, 2012 04:32 PM (XvHmy)

Do you like movies about Harvard Law Professors wrestling?

Posted by: Captain Uunger at June 18, 2012 04:38 PM (GkwjL)

107 At the time that Voyager is leaving the solar system, liberals are leaving their minds. Mankind's greatest accomplishment contrasted with the desire to kill off great swaths of the species and move back to banging rocks together.

Posted by: Chicago Voter at June 18, 2012 04:38 PM (qAGZa)

108
That's inbreading.

Tell me about it!

Posted by: Chicken Cutlets at June 18, 2012 04:38 PM (9Q7Nu)

109 I don't always choose depotism. But when I do, I prefer socialism.

Posted by: The Most Predictable Professor In The World at June 18, 2012 04:38 PM (QKKT0)

110

So....Barky is 'not progressive enough'?
This guy is definitely one of those impatient peoplein the "institutional Left" that Robert Gibbs was talking about.

Posted by: wheatie at June 18, 2012 04:38 PM (M2JTb)

111 Obviously this guy needs a cup of mead ... just sayin'

Posted by: Honey Badger at June 18, 2012 04:39 PM (GvYeG)

112 My Thanksgiving turkey had inbreading.

Posted by: Cicero at June 18, 2012 04:39 PM (QKKT0)

113 110

So....Barky is 'not progressive enough'?
This guy is definitely one of those impatient peoplein the "institutional Left" that Robert Gibbs was talking about.
Posted by: wheatie at June 18, 2012 04:38 PM (M2JTb)

Idiot should read about what Pol Pot did to the "Intelligentsia"

Posted by: The Huggable Robot Devil at June 18, 2012 04:40 PM (GkwjL)

114 in order to win , we must lose





Professor Roberto Unger - Hahvahd Sooper Genyus ,ESQ










Posted by: excerpted from "The Unger Art of War" - now Available from Progressive House at June 18, 2012 04:40 PM (zsgo8)

115
At the time that Voyager is leaving the solar system, liberals are leaving their minds.


It's not you, it's...OK, it's you. You've gone totally nuts, and I want to be as far away from you nutbars as physically possible.

Posted by: Brother Cavil presents "The Voyager Monologues" at June 18, 2012 04:40 PM (GBXon)

116 Remember all the hillary pumas who were going to sit home in '08? Yeah, this guy is just smearing his feces on the wall. He'll be in the fold by November.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 18, 2012 04:40 PM (rjxjy)

117 96

Charles II

Posted by: I have the President's back at June 18, 2012 04:41 PM (4eNxd)

118 116 Remember all the hillary pumas who were going to sit home in '08? Yeah, this guy is just smearing his feces on the wall. He'll be in the fold by November.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 18, 2012 04:40 PM (rjxjy)

I predict he'll vote three times not five because he is mad at O

Posted by: The Huggable Robot Devil at June 18, 2012 04:41 PM (GkwjL)

119 They'd throw the same dung-heap at Clinton. They'd be right and he'd do it again and win re-election but Clinton is a better liar.

Posted by: DaveA at June 18, 2012 04:42 PM (NqmTy)

120 Ra's al Ghul for President!

107
At the time that Voyager is leaving the solar system, liberals are
leaving their minds. Mankind's greatest accomplishment contrasted with
the desire to kill off great swaths of the species and move back to
banging rocks together.

Posted by: Chicago Voter at June 18, 2012 04:38 PM (qAGZa)

Posted by: Professor Unger at June 18, 2012 04:42 PM (cv5Iw)

121 Posted by: Jaws at June 18, 2012 04:36 PM (4I3Uo)

Interesting thought but how many low info voters read the Daily Mail? Or for that matter, can read at all?

I've no doubt thatwhat you suggest is going on, tho.

Posted by: ErikW at June 18, 2012 04:43 PM (ihO3j)

122 He also suggests that, despite their fierce rivalry, the Democrats'
agenda is little different to that of the Republicans, saying the party
aims 'to put a human face on the programme of its adversaries'.


Which means absolutely nothing when you read it a couple of times.

Posted by: Xerxes at June 18, 2012 04:43 PM (KXm42)

123 More and more, I'm convinced that this "Obama ain't liberal enough" kvetching is some kind of sick false flag or triangulation to fool the low-info voters out there into thinking the SCFOAMT is some kind of moderate when he's *clearly* not. After all, when you're a Socialist, why would you tell the truth when the excitement of The Big Lie is right there for the taking?



Posted by: Jaws at June 18, 2012 04:36 PM (4I3Uo) --------------------------------------------Agree. That's my take also. They're going to be trying anything and everything before Nov. Don't be surprised if they try a reverse, double-reverse psychology.

Posted by: Soona at June 18, 2012 04:43 PM (UnERc)

124 Socialism does work. We did it right.
Perfect equality.
No more fear of poverty, of travail, of misery.
No more fear of being dismissed, of failing, of losing self-esteem. No fear of disease or pain.
Peace. Unity.
No more fear itself.
Did I mention perfect equality?
Others talk. We actually did it.

Posted by: Zombie Jim Jones at June 18, 2012 04:43 PM (C8mVl)

125

And, Unger doesn't live in his birth country of Brazil because...?

Posted by: Samba Unger at June 18, 2012 04:44 PM (HOOye)

126 "President Obama must be defeated in the coming election. He has failed to advance the progressive
cause in the United States."

Having failed in their eyes to convert the US, and subsequently on a track to lose this November, his conversion to an unperson has begun. This line is now why losing in November is good for the party, good for the cause, the right thing to do. In few words, losing is winning. We were always going to lose in November.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 18, 2012 04:44 PM (0q2P7)

127 118 -

In other words, massachusetts going 55% - 45% for obama instead of 65%, right?

Posted by: BurtTC at June 18, 2012 04:44 PM (rjxjy)

128 Baby....let me put a human face on your program.

Posted by: Xerxes at June 18, 2012 04:45 PM (KXm42)

129 Y'know, it's funny, almost everything he bitches about are things we loathe in government too.

But even when a leftist correctly diagnoses the failures of the big-government, grievance-group left, he always decides the correct fix is - zut alors! - doubling-down on more of the same.

It's a little like a 17th-century doctor, ready with the leeches for any ailment.

Posted by: JEM at June 18, 2012 04:45 PM (o+SC1)

130 122 He also suggests that, despite their fierce rivalry, the Democrats'
agenda is little different to that of the Republicans, saying the party
aims 'to put a human face on the programme of its adversaries'.

Which means absolutely nothing when you read it a couple of times.
Posted by: Xerxes at June 18, 2012 04:43 PM (KXm42)

It reads better than Obama's thesis - "Space Traders - A Fictional Analogue of the Threat to 'People of Color'"

Posted by: The Huggable Robot Devil at June 18, 2012 04:46 PM (GkwjL)

131 They have now come to the conclusion that their Messiah was the Imperfect Messenger for their Gospel. This will not shake their faith in the Word.

Posted by: nickless at June 18, 2012 04:47 PM (MMC8r)

132

Professor Unger just needs to be patient with me.
This is my last election.
After I win this, I will be more flexible....to do everything I want to do.

Posted by: Barky O at June 18, 2012 04:49 PM (M2JTb)

133 From the link:

" Roberto Unger, 65, is respected author and Brazilian politician

How has brazil bee doing over th last 50 years?

Their current president is a formerterrorist.

IIRC, Brazil defaulted on a heap o' debt back in the late 70's or early 80's ... we, the US, had to step in and fix everything.

What do Rio de Janero and Sao Paulo look like ... really look like ... not what the tourist brochures show, what an etended taxi ride shows ... you might want to wear lots of Kevlar and carry at least 300 rounds if you go...

What does Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, look like?


"The Shock of the New, ep 1 The Mechanical Paradise", one of CAC's posts here at Ace, shows us ( http://tinyurl.com/7sbo98n):


"The reality is worse than anything that has been said about the place. Brasilia is a facade, run up under political pressure, finished in 1960, and already falling to bits; cracking stonework, flaking concrete, rusting metal, a ceremonial slum."


Has Brazil, in the intervening 40 or so years, managed to fix these things, or is the place still " ... miles of jerry-built platonic nowhere infested with Volkswagens." ?


Perhaps Roberto Unger can explain ... after all, his policies did this ... to the country he left ...

Posted by: Arbalest at June 18, 2012 04:49 PM (mMT0i)

134 We know Obama didn't learn about the Constitution at Harvard; maybe this is why.

Another way to look at this is Obama is a double failure. Failed to learn about how are gov't is supposed to work and failed to be as insanely-progressive as his professor.

The problem is that he kept failing up instead of out.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at June 18, 2012 04:50 PM (X/+QT)

135 Dammit, Drudge. Don't put up a headline that says "Mark Cuban 'took a beating'" when it was a quote referring to his Facebook losses.

I was hoping to read about Cuban taking an actual beating, you damned tease.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at June 18, 2012 04:50 PM (SY2Kh)

136 45
The Choom Gang is similar to the 2012 Obama headquarters, they both have token blacks.

Posted by: Chicago Voter at June 18, 2012 04:23 PM (qAGZa)

I saw what you did there.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at June 18, 2012 04:52 PM (X/+QT)

137 Hey, are we going to do this socialism thing? I running kinda low.

Posted by: Other People's Money at June 18, 2012 04:52 PM (qAGZa)

138 I got out of a sticky situation by putting a(nother) human face on my own.

Posted by: Dr. Hannibal Lecter at June 18, 2012 04:54 PM (GnKed)

139 We know Obama didn't learn about the Constitution at Harvard; maybe this is why.

I suspect he did.

Nothing beats law school in the ability to convince people that words don't really mean what the words actually say.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at June 18, 2012 04:55 PM (SY2Kh)

140 So is Barack the Jerry Sandusky of the progressive movement? They all cheered him when he was winning only to find that their kids are screwed?

Posted by: Chicago Voter at June 18, 2012 04:57 PM (qAGZa)

141 45
The Choom Gang is similar to the 2012 Obama headquarters, they both have token blacks.

Posted by: Chicago Voter at June 18, 2012 04:23 PM (qAGZa)


At the risk of being banned, or causing another to be banned...isn't this what Dagny was severely chastised and given the yellow flag on?

Dagny has always been appropriate around here.

I believe Chicago voter is too, in this particular comment.

Selective outrage?

But wtf do I know. Not my blog, not my house.

Posted by: jewm at June 18, 2012 04:58 PM (qmmce)

142 The Choom Gang is similar to the 2012 Obama headquarters, they both have token blacks.

***

And tokin' blacks.

Posted by: Barack Obama at June 18, 2012 05:01 PM (Hx5uv)

143 On November 2013, Roberto Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence; that request came from his board of regents.
Deep down, he knew they were right, but he also knew that some day he would return to them. With nowhere else to go, he appeared at the home of his friend, Barack Obama. Several months earlier, Obama's electorate had thrown HIM out, requesting that HE never return.
Can two divorced men share an CNN broadcast desk without driving each other crazy?

Posted by: BuddyPC at June 18, 2012 05:28 PM (KCuY9)

144 jewm, sorry making a pun not a racial statement.

Posted by: Chicago Voter at June 18, 2012 05:52 PM (qAGZa)

145 Update to #133

Not Episode 1 ... Episode 4: The Shock of the New 4/5 Trouble in Utopia

http://tinyurl.com/6qsou9j

Brasilia segmentfrom 50:00 to 56:13, but the preceeding 50 minutes are worth the time.

Posted by: Arbalest at June 18, 2012 06:52 PM (mMT0i)

146 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at June 18, 2012 08:36 PM (Xb3hu)

147 It's time for Harvard to pay for the nation debt they created. They can not complain, they all good communist. The last I heard they made $70 billion a year on their investments.

Posted by: burt at June 19, 2012 09:10 AM (OzqQM)






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