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Published On: Fri, Jun 12th, 2015

Noam Chomsky: President Obama is ‘opportunist’ with ‘awful’ policies, Hillary Clinton is ‘more militant’

Noam Chomsky is taking aim at President Obama, saying he is an “opportunist” with “awful” policies, criticizing the President’s use of drones in the Middle East and the secretive TPP trade deals. On 2016 Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, he adds that she’s the same, but more ‘militant.’

“I’m not one of those who was disillusioned,” the 86-year old author and political activist said in an interview with the WND Chomsky said he wasn’t disappointed in President Barack Obama, as he simply “didn’t expect anything” of him.

President Barack Obama eats a hot fudge sundae as he talks with patrons at the UNH Dairy Bar on the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham, N.H., June 25, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama eats a hot fudge sundae as he talks with patrons at the UNH Dairy Bar on the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham, N.H., June 25, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“I wrote about him before the primaries in 2008, simply using his webpage – the way he was presenting himself – and he seemed to me like an opportunist,” Chomsky said, adding that “the policies he was proudest of I thought were awful.”

Chomsky didn’t express any optimism for the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency either. When asked whether he saw any difference to Obama, he described the 2016 presidential candidate as much the same, “maybe a little more militant.”

He stated that he was disappointed in US elections in general, saying that the last vote in November 2014 showed an “abandonment of belief in any kind of a democratic system…Voting participation was about at the level of the early 19th century when the franchise was limited to propertied white males.”

“The U.S. health-care system is outrageous,” said Chomsky. “It has about twice the cost of comparable societies, at least per capita, and some of the worst outcomes.”

He said he supports a nationalized, government-paid health-care system.

The Affordable Care Act is “a small step toward remedying that, not the step the public wanted,” he stressed.

“Almost two-thirds of the public was in favor of including a public option, essentially national health care. That was thrown out without discussion. But it is a step forward. Better than it was.”

Check out the full interview HERE

President Barack Obama, holding a football, offers a fist-bump April 8, to senior staff member Pete Rouse, during a meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office. Official White House Photo / Pete Souza

President Barack Obama, holding a football, offers a fist-bump April 8, to senior staff member Pete Rouse, during a meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office. Official White House Photo / Pete Souza

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