Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bajo el canto de la sirena

El "gran" Ron Dworkin, segun el blogista Roberto Gargarella, ha caido bajo los encantos de la sirena Obama. Ver aqui

Veamos que tanto va a cumplir Obama con todas las promesas si resulta electo. Hasta ahora ha prometido:

1) Que todos puedan acceder al seguro de salud - a pesar del fabuloso deficit y de que el pais se encuenta en virtual bancarrota.

2) Reforma inmigratoria - a pesar de que la mayoria de los americanos no parecen concederle ninguna prioridad a este tema y estan mas que interesados en continuar con el status quo, vale decir beneficiarse con la mano de obra barata sin otorgar ningun beneficio (de la proteccion de las leyes)a los indocumentados.

3) Aumentar los impuestos en medio de una recesión.

Un ex-colega de Obama, tambien Chicago-boy que no ha caido bajo los encantos de la sirena, el Profesor Richard Epstein dice (disculpen que no traduzca pero ando ocupadisimo estos dias):

"My Obama number is one. I know him through our association at the University of Chicago Law School and through mutual friends in the neighborhood. We have had one or two serious substantive discussions, and when I sent him e-mails from time to time in the early days of his Senate term, he always answered in a sensible and thoughtful fashion. And yet, for assessing the course of his likely presidency, I don’t know him at all. ...

The dominant trope is that he will be a pragmatic president who will move in small increments toward the center, not in bold steps toward the left.

But is it all true? The short answer is that nobody knows. Virtually everyone who knows him recognizes that he plays his cards close to the vest, so that you can make your case to him without knowing whether it has registered. At this point, my fear is that the change in office will not lead to a change in his liberal voting record, as reinforced by a hyperactive Democratic platform. My great fear is that a landslide victory will give him solid majorities in both Houses of Congress, so that no stalling tactics by Republicans can slow down his legislative victory procession. At that point his innate pragmatism will line up with his strong left-of-center beliefs on issues that have thus far been muted during the campaign.

Put otherwise, Obama’s vague calls for change that “you can believe in” are, to my thinking, wholly retrograde in their implications. At heart, he is an unreconstructed New Dealer who can see, and articulate, both sides on every question--but only as a prelude to championing the old corporatist agenda with a vengeance."

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