Rodrigo Ugarte

Have We Seen Much Change With Obama?

Filed By Rodrigo Ugarte | August 08, 2012 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: civil rights, habeas corpus, Obama and Bush, Paul Street

"It's very odd how for some progressives and liberals in this country wars, secret detentions and bailouts and violations of habeas corpus, that were heinous and terrible and hideous when an inarticulate white Republican from West Texas does it, becomes curiously okay when a sophisticated black lawyer does it."

- Journalist and author Paul Street compares President Obama with former President Bush on Aljazeera's Inside Story US2012. Though the men are vastly different and Obama did help move the country forward on LGBT rights tremendously, it is worth to ask when this country will actually experience real change in its politics and power structure.

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