Obama AKA Bush 3.0

Bush 3.0

Obama turned out to be an appendage to G.W. Bush. Obama, or Bush’s latest update, Bush 3.0.

This is surely revealed by how much Obama fought so hard for the TPP, the Trans Pacific Partnership, and how little he fought for any progressive cause. Or how Obama failed to improve the real economy by cracking down on banks and their financial derivatives. All he had to do was to roll back the rolling back of the Banking Act of 1933 (“Glass-Steagall”), which had happened under Bill Clinton.

Obamacare Profits Plutocrats

Obamacare Profits Plutocrats

The very fact that the TPP is negotiated in secret is enough to make it anti-democratic, and enough to reject it.


The TPP, it is now transpiring, thanks to WikiLeaks, would have drastic consequences in thwarting progressive national health care plans.

Obamacare is a (bad) joke played on the People, with a few improvements on the preceding situation, granted. However, the main problem of health care is cost, and provisions helping to control that, are set to expire when Obama leaves the White House (surprise, surprise).

In the end the plutocratic health care system of the USA will have gained customers, thanks to Obamacare (partly financed by the state, thus taxes). And will make even greater profits. All this was highly predictable, but people such as Paul Krugman kept on singing the praises of an extremely flawed health care reformette (if you will forget the neologism).

Obamacare was written by an ex-Vice President at the largest health insurance company, Well Point, the wealthy Ms. Liz Fowler, operating under the wing of Senator Baucus, a fifth generation tycoon from the wild west who owns hundreds of thousands of acres.


As the financial magazine Forbes put it in 2012: “Buying hospital stocks is the best way to profit on the long side from Obama care.” Even Jeb Bush and Hillary invested in Obamacare.

The only thing progressives can do is analyze how they were cheated in believing in Obama. In the hope of learning enough, to not be cheated as much next time. A hint? Less personality cult, more hard analysis of real facts.

The oligarchic propaganda knew that giving to Obama more kudos than he deserved (the symbol of this being the Nobel Prize), would distract people’s attention away from real issues. The same method was used with Obamacare: because Obama said it would be an enormous improvement, it could only be an enormous improvement, and harder thinkers looking at cool facts were labelled under a variety of insults (as Paul Krugman persists to do, instead of focusing on how to mitigate the enormous flaws in Obamacare; a ceiling on profits individuals can make in health care would be a good start.)

You want a better world? Focus on better thinking. Just judging somebody by the color of his skin does not cut it.

[This is a much expanded version of a comment of mine to Maureen Dowd’s “Obama’s Flickering Greatness”; it was rejected by the New York Times, 6/14/15.]

Patrice Ayme’

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9 Responses to “Obama AKA Bush 3.0”

  1. John Rogers Says:


    I got threatened by dailyKos with being banned for violating their site rules on “conspiracy” by suggesting it certainly looked like Obama’s family had CIA links. His mother, not from a wealthy family, was not a “hippie”, but an “anthropologist” (a favored CIA cover back in the day) who in her 20’s (without money) just happened to pop up in the Far East, the Middle East and Africa in the middle of political turmoil, while learning a half dozen or 10 languages.

    These people really do not know how they give themselves away with their threats. But the important thing is that official secrecy forbids the public from knowing what the Chinese with their latest data hack already know. Let’s see – our intelligence services know it, the Chinese intelligence services know it, but ordinary Americans can’t know it, why? Oh that’s right, to keep us “safe”.

    And, of course, Obama (as he was supposed to when he was put in his present position) has totally sold us out with TPP and the rest of it. Another secret we’re not allowed to know.


    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      “Banning” and censoring is a dead give-away. Some sites threaten participants with it, even before one has taken part. As far as I am concerned, my feeling is that the Daily Kos is a sort of CIA site (I say “sort of” because, in theory, the CIA is not allowed to engage in interior activities; though, although it was founded by an “ex” CIA employee; Daily Kos probably nominally depends upon another agency).

      Another give=away is an obsession about “conspiracy theories”. Clearly, all citizens of the USA ought to have figured out, by now, that Bush, Dick, Ronald and company conspired to invade Iraq. Reagan conspired to invade Panama, Grenada, and did Iran-Contra and other conspiracies, some of them in Afghanistan.

      Carter secretly conspired to attack Afghanistan, and gave the order of total war, July 3, 1979.

      So, by saying there are no conspiracies, Daily Kos exhibit no knowledge of history, USA or not. They are just saying they are into the impertinent conspiracy that plutocracy does not conspire.

      All you should do on the Daily Kos is advertise this site here, which is certainly not part of the plutocratic conspiracy.

      I do not read the Daily Kos whatsoever: whenever I say something non obvious, and out of the plutocratic line, they will banned me, as they did in the past (after calling me a “troll”, and worse insults). That was mainly because I was for Medicare For All…

      Why my innocuous comment was blocked on the NYT this morning tells it all. I can’t even agree with Maureen Dodd anymore…


      • John Rogers Says:


        I believe it was Harry Truman who said he would never have signed the legislation creating the CIA if he had known it would turn into the American Gestapo.

        The CIA has a looooong history of front companies and particularly involvement with the media and journalists.

        The truth is we have been for some time in the hands of the Deep State (which I think is more like the old Russian nomenklatura or Tony Soprano’s cooperating crime families than it is a centrally directed conspiracy).

        Here’s an interesting tidbit:
        “. . . the scope of the privatized Deep State and the degree to which it has metastasized after the September 11 attacks. There are now 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances — a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government. While they work throughout the country and the world, their heavy concentration in and around the Washington suburbs is unmistakable: Since 9/11, 33 facilities for top-secret intelligence have been built or are under construction. Combined, they occupy the floor space of almost three Pentagons — about 17 million square feet. Seventy percent of the intelligence community’s budget goes to paying contracts.”


        • Patrice Ayme Says:

          Truman had problems with Donovan, the charismatic chief of the OSS, Organization Secret Service, during WWII. The OSS, and its British equivalent, did heroic work against the Nazis. Many agents, male or female, were tortured to death.

          The OSS was very effective, though (so was the resistance particularly in France, mobilizing 17 Nazi divisions, and Yugoslavia, mobilizing 12…)

          After the war, the CIA went back to “war as a racket”, of the 1920s and 1930s… As the top USA general then put it..

          Yes, the deep state is a reality. Once I was talking to a major inventor in the Silicon Valley. Not at all a political guy. I did not know he knew anything about American politics, or cared. I wondered in front of him why right wing fanatics such as Nuland, were in Obama’s government. He quietly said, as a matter of fact: she is part of the real government of the USA. Knowing what I have directly observed, it fits perfectly.



    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      As I already pointed out, even Raoul Castro fell for it: he described Obama on TV as from “very modest origin” (that’s why he gets along so well, he said). However Obama went to the top private school in Hawai’i, and I don’t think he was on financial aid (I will ask, as I know very well some of his classmates). In any case, he lived like a king in Indonesia, and his step-father was a millionaire used as a front by Big USA Oil company (Union Oil).

      Firing lazy servants, or servants “who make lose money”, was a problem:

      In this, Obama’s father, with his children all over the place, coming out of nowhere to land at Harvard, is presented as “principled”.


  2. gmax Says:

    Obama? There is nothing there. He is a REAL NOWHERE MAN.

    Sitting in his nowhere land
    Making all his nowhere plans for nobody
    Does not have a point of view
    Knows not where he is going to…

    Nowhere man please listen
    You don’t know what you are missing
    Nowhere man, the world is at your command

    He is as blind as he can be
    Just sees what he wants to see

    Nowhere man can you see me at all?


  3. elkojohn Says:

    5-min. into this veto,

    Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., is interviewed by Judy Woodruff
    about the TPP. He speaks truth to power — I continue to be amazed
    at the contrast between the facts about TPP and all the lies by Obama.


    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      Yes, indeed. Sadly, it’s the proof of all what I came to fear, several weeks before Obama became president: I had worked very hard for getting Obama elected, and then the whole thing exploded when I was in Hawai’i, Christmas 2008. Obama and others close to him invited me to some BBQ, then family members who were following him like poodles told me lies about the event’s locale been changed (bcs they wanted me out of the way, etc.). At that point I realized power made people completely nuts, to really a grotesque extent. People tight with me led me to the other side of the island, literally, etc… I prefer not give the details: we are still living with the consequences.

      Anyway, shortly after, it was war: I think Obama took some terrible decisions, for example, about drones: yes, you can use them on the battlefield. But ONLY there. About “Obamacare” he actually wanted Medicare For All I advocated, but he had ALL politicians and jerks like Krugman, against him, including his entire cabinet of corrupt plutocrats (hey, he was told stridently by the Clinton/Old Democrat people he should have only plutocrats around him, not friends… except of course the totally, certified brainless friends…).

      So now here we are, what a waste. Elon Musk, broke when Obama came to power is now a 13 billion dollars billionaire (thanks to government subsidized work). And so on. Chelsea Clinton and her hedge fund hubby pile up the ten million dollar apartments… and she is our best hope…

      What a mess…


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