Obama’s Harvard law professor says ‘President MUST be defeated in 2012′


A former professor of Barack Obama has turned against his one-time student and publicly urged voters not to re-elect him.

Roberto Unger posted a video on YouTube detailing the reasons why he believes the President does not deserve a second term in the White House.

Mr. Unger, a prominent Brazilian politician and an adviser to Obama in 2008, said: ‘President Obama must be defeated in the coming election. He has failed to advance the progressive cause in the United States.’

Video: Obama’s Harvard law professor ‘President MUST be defeated in 2012’

Scathing: Obama’s former professor Roberto Unger said that he had ‘failed’ the United States and should not be re-elected

The 65-year-old academic was in frequent contact with Mr. Obama on his Blackberry throughout the last election campaign but has since decided that he no longer agreed with the President’s decisions.

His list of complaints against the President is a long one in the video entitled ‘Beyond Obama’.

The esteemed philosopher is scathing of Mr. Obama’s plans to salvage America’s ailing economy, saying that his policy solely consists of ‘financial confidence and food stamps’.

He adds: ‘He has spent trillions of dollars to rescue the moneyed interests and left workers and homeowners to their own devices.’

The politician admits that if Republican candidate Mitt Romney wins the election ‘there will be a cost… in judicial and administrative appointments’.

However his most barbed remarks he reserves for the Democrat leader saying that Mr. Obama has ‘evoked a politics of handholding, but no one changes the world without a struggle’.

Delete! The President regularly talked to Unger during his 2008 campaign... this is no longer likely to be the case

Delete! The President regularly talked to Unger during his 2008 campaign… this is no longer likely to be the case

Taking a shot: Roberto Unger criticised President Obama after being a long time supporter

Taking a shot: Roberto Unger criticized President Obama after being a long time supporter

His summary of the past four years is equally scathing: ‘Give the bond markets what they want, bail out the reckless so long as they are also rich, use fiscal and monetary stimulus to make up for the absence of any consequential broadening of economic and Making enemies: Obama has lost a respected adviser Roberto Ungereducational opportunity, sweeten the pill of disempowerment with a touch of tax fairness, even though the effect of any such tax reform is sure to be modest.’

Making enemies: Obama has lost a respected adviser Roberto Unger

Most of Mr. Unger’s comments seem to be politically to the left of Mr. Obama, but he insists that the Republicans would be no more destructive than the Democrats as ‘the risk of military adventurism’ would remain the same.

And some would doubtless strike a chord with the President’s GOP opponents, including the academic’s attacks on Mr. Obama’s efforts to reform healthcare.

Mr. Unger argues: ‘He has subordinated the broadening of economic and educational opportunity to the important but secondary issue of access to health care in the mistaken belief that he would be spared a fight.’

He also suggests that, despite their fierce rivalry, the Democrats’ agenda is little different to that of the Republicans, saying the party aims ‘to put a human face on the program of its adversaries’.

The professor concludes his video by saying: ‘Only a political reversal can allow the voice of democratic prophecy to speak once again in American life.’

Mr. Unger is a renowned politician in his native Brazil. He has twice has run for president of Brazil and has served as Minister of Strategic Affairs.

Unger was one of the founding members of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party and drafted its founding manifesto.

He has also advised on politics throughout Latin America.


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