President Barack Obama once had the full support of Roberto Unger, one of his renowned Harvard law professors, but the educator and Brazilian politician is now publicly urging Americans not to vote for the president. It’s a bizarre about-face for a man who often advised Obama during his 2008 campaign.
Today, Unger believes the president is undeserving of a second term in the White House.
Why? - Much like many of the angst-ridden individuals at Netroots, an annual progressive conference; Unger believes that Obama has failed to live up to the promises he made in 2008. In essence, this corroborates that, in the opinion of many liberals — Unger included — the president hasn’t been far-left enough in his governance.
“President Obama must be defeated in the coming election. He has failed to advance the progressive cause in the United States,” the Harvard Law professor and Brazilian politician announced in a video published on YouTube.
“He has spent trillions of dollars to rescue the moneyed interests and left workers and homeowners to their own devices,” Unger added, also saying that Obama’s policies amount to “financial confidence and food stamps.”