Saturday, June 19, 2010

Left Analysis: Who is worse, Obama or Clinton

A fellow lefty friend of mine and I had this discussion leading up to the Obama election: which would be the biggest sellout to the corporate right, Obama or Clinton. Actually, we framed it as 'who was worse, Clinton or Obama'. But I realized that just saying it like that would be an invitation for rightwing trolls, wingnuts, and tea-baggers to come boiling out of the woodwork and saying 'BOTH', and that's not the point.

I said in 2008 that we would have to wait for a little bit to see, like two years into the term. Which is about now!

So we've got to come up with the criteria for analysis. And some kind of judging system. We've wagered a night out on this, so it's something we need to give some thought to.

This is just a starting post, so he and I get on with it.


Anonymous said...

Well can we come up with some way to measure right or left positioning before and after. Clinton took us to the right but Obama has done little to move us back to the left.

nihilix said...

Well, there's foreign and domestic, could look at that, although things like energy policy really effect both. Taxes, trade, environment...