Ted Rall, cartoon
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Barack Obama, who won the 2008 presidential election on a “hope and change” platform, has apparently cooled on the idea of Democrats standing for bold action to address the country’s problems. 

In what was viewed as a rebuke of the progressive wing of his party, Obama warned that voters don’t want to “tear down the system.” So, the candidates who want to make sure all Americans have healthcare or can attend college without going into debt for the rest of their lives are put on notice: That kind of change isn’t Obama-approved. 


  • Ted Rall is an American columnist, syndicated editorial cartoonist, and author. His most recent book is "The Stringer," a graphic novel in which journalism meets "Breaking Bad."

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So, now we know, thanks to Obama’s largesse, that trying to educate and give decent healthcare to all its citizens is actually tearing down the US system.

Thanks for the tip!

hugh wilson

Obama, Please join the GOP. That is where your heart is.


Of course, the US had the cheapest and highest quality healthcare BEFORE the government got involved. And college was very affordable BEFORE the government got in the business of student loans. Yet, for some reason, that never seems to be discussed on this site.