Aug 09 2009
Consider the following words of hope offered by President Obama, and the public commitments which he made to us upon his taking office:
“All agencies should adopt a presumption in favor of disclosure, in order to renew their commitment to the principles embodied in FOIA, and to usher in a new era of open Government.
Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”
–President Obama, January 21, 2009
“My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.”
–President Obama, January 28, 2009
Okay, so let’s look now at how President Obama has actually put those words and those goals into action.
Aug 05 2009
Quite a good article posted at www.CommonDreams.org that sums up my feelings about the state of our Country some 8 months after we had been promised “change” (and voted for it).
I’m not shocked that he’s not FDR. But why is this guy carrying water for George Bush, covering up his worst crimes?
Why are his civil liberties positions so bad that one attorney described them as “the good old Bush-Cheney inherent presidential power theory” all over again?
Why is he working so hard to make sure Wall Street sucks every drop of blood it possibly can out of the pale-white corpse of the American middle class, even while it ruins the global economy in yet another get-rich scam, then turns to the government for a bail-out when it all comes a cropper, all the while – and without a hint of irony – still loudly singing its effusive praises of Ayn Rand?
I might also add, why is he so personally heavily invested in the legal protection of Dick Cheney?