If you read my writing you will know that I am an enthusiastic fighter against neoliberalism — I am old enough to have seen the rise of neoliberalism, to have spotted it in slick Willie Clinton in 1990 even when I did not yet have a word for it (just New Democrat and DLC). ~I suggest you read:
Oh, I know. I just feel that in pieces that take any given person to task, it’s always worth remembering said person is just one cog. It’s a common distraction tactic of establishment media to get caught up in stories about individuals and personalities, so it’s important all the people awake to how that isn’t the real narrative make sure not to fall into the same trap.
Obama had a lot of shortcomings, and he certainly participated in the ascendancy of Trump to the presidency, but the culprit is the political apparatus in which he existed, not him as a person, so much. If we heap too much blame on individuals, we might get the misguided impression that, when a certain person leaves the political scene, things will get better.
By this very token, it is easy to vilify Trump. But, the real question is, how in the world did such a buffoon get elected to any office, let alone the presidency? As you are aware, neoliberalism had its hand in this, and neoliberalism, if left unchecked, will continue to produce disastrous results for the United States and the rest of the world.