A former professor who taught one Barry Obama at Harvard Law School now says his onetime student "must be defeated in the coming election." Roberto Unger—who, the Daily Mail reports, actually advised Obama during his 2008 campaign—believes Obama "has failed to advance the progressive cause," he says in a YouTube video from last month that got little notice until now. Unger at one point launches into what the Daily Caller refers to as "a series of one-liners against Obama," though he also criticizes the Republican Party.
"He has spent trillions of dollars to rescue the moneyed interests and left workers and homeowners to their own devices," says Unger, who is also a well-known Brazilian politician. "He has subordinated the broadening of economic and educational opportunity to the important but secondary issue of access to health care. … His policy is financial confidence and food stamps. He has evoked a politics of hand-holding." After reiterating that Obama must be defeated, Unger concludes, "Only a political reversal can allow the voice of democratic prophecy to speak once again in American life."