President Obama, the Progressive Firewall

(Community Matters) Obama and the Road Ahead: The Rolling Stone Interview

[Pres] Obama represents a new type of 21st-century politician: the Progressive Firewall. He is the inheritor of the Progressive movement’s agenda, the last line of defense that prevents America’s hard-won social contract from being defunded into oblivion.

Unlike Clinton, Obama must hold tighter to the Progressive movement’s reins. There are no more moderate Republicans left in Congress to do business with; today’s GOP conservatives want to roll back, not reform.

If Obama wins re-election, his domestic agenda will be anchored around a guarantee to all Americans that civil rights, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, affordable health care, public education, clean air and water, and a woman’s right to choose will be protected.

Hat Tip: Culture Map

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