"Obama's promise of a new beginning now hollow"
Obama's promise of a new beginning now hollow.
[Obama now voting "Present!"]
By Joseph L. Galloway | McClatchy Newspapers
Who stole our change?
[Change you can believe in...until The One enters office.]
Who hijacked a popular uprising that was going to put a stop to business as usual in Washington, D.C.?
[Someone who loves taking Air Force One joyrides?]
What happened to Barack Obama on his way to the White House?
[Arugula. Lots of it.]
The Republicans have been so busy trying to paint President Obama as a socialist, as a radical, as a Marxist, as a Muslim, as the Devil, that they haven't even noticed that he has become one of them.
[Oh, so now that you don't like Obama you conveniently relabel him as a wascally Wepublican.]
Oh, he can still talk the talk and he does that incessantly. But he seemingly can't walk the walk. He may still sound like a revolutionary but more and more he looks and acts like George W. Bush, albeit a George W. Bush who can speak a complete sentence in the English language.
[A George W. Bush constantly glued to a teleprompter.]
And bit-by-bit the possibility of change disappeared; bit-by-bit the hope of a renewed and reinvigorated American democracy and way of government faded away. Those who had held a dream in their hand closed their hand and crushed it.
[Sniff! Wave bye-bye to any chance of socialized medicine in our lifetimes. And now we hear from the DUmmie Peanut Gallery...]
Rec if you're getting tired of Bush's third term.
[Rec if you're getting tired of Carter's second term.]
I VOTED for this man, BUT THIS MAN isn't who I VOTED for! The CHANGE I see is in HIM!! And yes, I KNOW, how well I KNOW... but, but, but he's only been in office for FIVE months! So what??? Do tell, what will the NEXT FIVE months look like at this rate???
[Speaking of change, I actually went to Five Guys Hamburgers just down the street for the first time today. I figured that maybe Obama was right on this one. Well, the burgers are pretty small and they cost four bucks plus CHANGE each. So I took a powder after seeing that price. Recession busters, they are NOT.]
I have always put bumper stickers on my car in a BIG way, showing who and what I support, and keeping them on way past the time when most people remove them. I had some on from 2004 that have finally faded so much you can't read them. But last week, I took my Obama stickers off my car! that's a RECORD by a very VERY long shot!!
[Hmmm... There should be a brisk market for bumper sticker scrappers in the near future.]
For me the increasing hollowness of his speeches is starting to bother me. Saying things like we have to do whats right, not whats popular then turning around and covering up Bush/Cheneys crimes because it would be unpopular to investigate them is a joke. MLK jr talked the talk, but he also walked the walk. He took risks.
[Speaking of jokes and MLK jr., I read a funny post over that HUffPo that what the gay rights movement needed was a Martin Luther Queen. That had had me ROFLMAO!!!]
But hey! What about "date night" and that adorable dog! And don't forget Michelle has really toned arms. Please. I want a Democratic president who champions the causes of the left wing of the Democratic Party.
[That adorable lap dog named Brian Williams.]
Obama has to find the courage to prosecute those who authorized torture. It is the only way to clean up the cesspool in our various intelligence services. Who is in charge here? We elected Obama to be the president and to bring integrity and the rule of law back to our country. Instead he flies off to fight yet another war, fails to set a firm date for bringing our troops -- all of them -- home from Iraq and reuses to establish the rule of law.
[Prosecute those monsters who provided a/c to the terrorists and stuffed them with fine food!]
and all of a sudden we have Pay GO for decent health care.
[Was it Pay-Go or PoGo who stated, "We have met the enemy and he is us!"]
No, I don't feel better. I voted for a fraud.
[Sniff! Want a hankie to cry in?]
Don't bend me over and f*ck me once again while promising EFCA. Don't bend me over and f*ck me again while offering National Health care. Don't bend me over and f*ck me again while pumping $600 Billion down the rat hole for the Military Ind. Complex. Don't bend me over while handing billions to the very people responsible for putting us in this mess. Don't bend me over while cowering like rat bastard cowards on restoring the rule of law. I can't even fathom why the f*ck I should care anymore! BTW, I'll be boarding a bus for DC this Thursday to attend the National Rally for Health care. Will it even f*cking matter to these spineless motherf*ckers who call themselves Democrats? Can you tell I'm just a little pissed off? How far we've come from the days of those lunatic bastards on the right, only to watch in HORROR to these lowdown cowardly motherf*cking spineless Democrats. Just blowing some steam. Can't believe there are people out there urging patience and caution when I see spinelessness and cowardice on the part of those I elected to do the right thing.
[Insert obligatory Ben Burch Bend Over joke HERE...]
I wonder what Galloway's problem is this time. A horseshoe up his ass maybe?
[Ben Burch is jealous.]
I will study more on faith followers, perhaps there are some methods of injecting some small bits of reason into the religion of faith politics.
[Chris "Leg Tingle" Matthews certainly rates as an Obama faith follower so you should study him if you want to risk drowning in his drool.]
Obama was not Senate majority leader like LBJ. If he had been, he would know the ins and out of how to rein in an unruly group of his own party.
[But, hey, he did vote "Present" innumerable times in the Illinois legislature. ]
I went to THREE of Obama's rallies and heard him say and promise certain things at each one of them. I NEVER expected him to be able to fulfill all of them, campaigning is campaigning, but even though he's made some changes he seems to be "caving" on some VERY BIG ISSUES! Is this Change or just Changing Your Mind?
[Change Your Mind we can believe in.]
LBJ knew more about everyone in DC than J Edgar Hoover did and he'd leak it out in a drip to get people back in line
[Cable Guy: "I'm as healthy as a horse. Not a drip."]
he blew the most precious of chances, for all of us, a window, if you will, of good will and enthusiasm for real change. That window is closing, I'm afraid. Very foolish, if you really believe in change to begin with. I'm sorry but, Obama appears incredibly disingenuous at this point. and all that high~falutin' hope stuff...
[Doc Holliday: "And so she walked out of our lives forever..."]
Why don't get up off your asses and take to the streets and protest like our brothers in IRAN or STFU!
Let the Democratic Leadership know that to sit on a public health care single payer plan is the death sentence for their party. This and only this will get them to listen. I will not waste another single vote on a Democrats if this does not come to reality
["RESOLVED: Adequate health care is a good thing." And that Happy Face toothless resolution is about all that you're going to get.]