Some on the left are finally starting to wake up to the fact that Obama really is a right winger. You may recall prior to the election how I talked about how the left may be better off if Romney wins because Obama is the more effective evil. Sure, Romney would love to attack Social Security, a program that has not contributed a bit to the deficit and keeps the elderly off the streets. But it would be hard for him. Obama also wants to do it, and he may succeed.
And here it comes. Obama wants cuts in Social Security. Cuts that Republicans hadn't even asked for. Some details here. As mentioned at that link the Daily Kos has of course been a reliable bastion of Obama cheer leading, but even they are struggling now (see some of their discussion here.)
The fact is rather than shrinking Social Security it should be expanded. The right wing 401k experiment is a terrible failure. Look at how much savings people have by age group. Some of the people reading here may be in good shape. But that's not my point. It is obvious that many, many people are in incredibly bad shape, and now with pensions gone we have got to change course in the opposite direction Obama is pushing.
I think more and more people are figuring it out every day. Both political parties are in the pockets of a tiny elite minority. The rhetoric is a little different, so we have these elections and people imagine that they are being offered a real choice. It is a choice. We can choose on abortion and gay rights. We get a little bit of influence. But on most issues, including issues like this which are urgent, this is not a choice.