Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Change We Can Beleive In, Maybe In Your Pants Pocket.

OBLAGOVICH

I guess I'm just disappointed more about the conduct of the Obama selection process. I know he isn't personally choosing Kennedy as Hillary's replacement for her New York senate seat, but he is the new party leader and if he asks Patterson to appoint her its a done deal. I heard Caroline on the tube again yesterday, I mean she was asked some very simplistic questions that only required a one or two sentence response to clarify her stance, she just jabbered on repeating adverbs and useless adjectives that had little to no meaning in helping to clarify her posture on the issues brought to her. Instead she mimicked the same Palin style of beating around the bush, for a person of her perceived magnitude, she does not come across as a political wonk, her sound bites are pathetic and her looks project weakness, where strength and confidence are going to be key essentials to win the battles that besiege Americans today. From the bottom of my heart, I loved JFK.
Now to make matters worse there is a scandalous trail on Obama's coat tails leading from Illinois to the White House, besides the apparent quid pro quo favor to Ted Kennedy, to the disgraced Illinois Governor Blogoyavych appointment to the senate to replace Obama's seat, now top cabinet appointment Gov. Bill Richardson (commerce secretary) appointee has to pull out because he is allegedly involved in some pay for play bid scandals, nice job the Obama vetting team has done. The Obama administration won't begin for another 2 weeks, and no one knew of the upcoming charges. Seriously nothing is changing or will change its dirty politics as usual. Yes I am still awaiting some progressive intellectuals that I thought along with millions of others thought would become appointments to this administration. So far Obama has shunned the progressive left wing and gays, two large groups that had a role in his gaining this election.

4 comments:

Joe Hunley January 10, 2009 at 5:15 PM  

The shunning by Obama has just begun. The platform that He ran his campaign so effectivley with "Change" will occur, I however do not feel it will be the change that so many will hope for. His promise of putting people back to work, along with His Stimulus plan leads to one simple question. With the present economy, taxpayers being "Laid Off" everyday, where is the money going to come from? I wish the Man success, however I feel it will not be long before a great number of people realize that the change they voted for, is not the change they are receiving.

timethief January 11, 2009 at 5:37 PM  

IMO the change cannot come about in the environment whereby the right wingers are still behaving like dogs in the manger, and the faction that is religious are continuing to pursue their agenda of establishing America as a theocracy ie: "Christian nation.". The bailouts will continue as the Rome that the USA is will fall. It's a pity but that's what I foresee in a country where religion and state are anything but separate.

The Law January 13, 2009 at 7:41 PM  

I think it is a mistake to label Obama as a "progressive left" politician. In fact I think such a label is the exact opposite point he has been making in his campaign.

In the beginning, our forefathers didn't believe in a "political party." The president of the country should represent America, not a political ideology. That is the change we can believe in. A leader who is *a-political,* and engages in intellectual discouse to solve problems. It is not just a throwback to Lincoln, but also to Jefferson and Adams. We have been subjected to divisive politics for so long, it is hard to view politics as other than left or right. Obama wouldn't even use the word bipartisan if he didn't have to, but perhaps nonpartisan (but that would seem too 'pie in the sky' to many). Everything he has done so far indicate his committment to bring all ideas to the table, and through debate, formulate the final decision. Personally, I'm excited to see the ushering out of Left and Right ideologies.

riverScrap.com January 22, 2009 at 6:51 PM  

The whole change slogan has just gotten ridiculous. I support Obama, but his fans need to stop worrying about slogans. Allow a satirical plug:

http://riverscrap.typepad.com/home/2009/01/rbs-shares-rally-as-some-black-guy-gets-top-job.html

And what's he gonna do in four years? Doubt the 'change' obsession will work too much in his favour then...

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