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Is Barack Obama a real Progressive ?

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You know the deal 8 U.S. troops killed near Pakistan border, as an Afghan decision looms for Obama. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs To Be Paid $1B If Lender CIT Fails; Taxpayers Would Lose $2.3B Now the question is why has Barack Obama appointed people with what Professor Cornell West says, "had no history whatsoever of sensitivity to poor people or working people, who had been supporting deregulation for a long time as a Clintonite, in the Clinton administration." As reported by the Huffington Post, In a recent interview Cornell West asked, "What is going on here? Or has Obama already become so comfortable with the establishment that you had to have an economist who was legitimate to the establishment in order for him to get his regime off the ground? OK. I mean, if that's the kind of argument you have, then put it forward. But don't tell me you're a progressive, then, and generate that kind of support or major advisers speaking to you--speaking to you every day. Now, if he had Paul Krugman or Joseph Stiglitz or Sylvia Ann Hewitt, I'd say, "Hey, you got something going here. I think we've got a chance for some progressive policy that actually focuses on poor and working people." Lets' talk tonight about the facts about Barack Obama and to whether Barack Obama is a progressive. Tonight on the slugfest. If you can handle the truth.... Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/03/cornel-west-interview-don_n_308746.html