Willful ignorance of the "mainstream left"

So it was just revealed that Obama deported 100,000 more Mexican immigrants in 2016 than Trump has in 2017, yet on all of the articles about that, the VAST majority of the commentary is mocking of Trump (most certainly by people self identifying as "liberal") for not fulfilling his campaign promise to deport a lot more people, while entirely ignoring the fact that Obama deported 100,000 more Mexicans in his last year than DONALD "We’re getting really bad dudes out of this country, and at a rate that nobody’s ever seen before" TRUMP! There is literally no outrage at all about what Obama has done from the "mainstream left", and I think this speaks to a broader issue. The same group of people fail to criticise Obama for things such as bailing out Wall Street, instituting a right-wing devised healthcare plan, expanding the number of conflicts the US was involved in from 2 to 7, etc. What's your take on this issue of willful ignorance, and what do you think are the most jarring examples of it in modern politics? (Here's a news article about the deportations: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/366641-trump-sent-fewer-mexicans-home-from-us-in-2017-than-obama-in-2016)

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  • Henry Hakamaki
    tagged this with upvote 2017-12-29 11:44:23 -0500
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  • Henry Hakamaki
    published this page in Ask Prof. Wolff 2017-12-28 09:11:15 -0500