What are we gonna do when we don’t get true health care reform/out of Iraq and Afghanistan/torture investigations/financial reform/job creation/restored civil liberties/audit of the Fed/repeal of the Patriot Act? I voted for Obama, admittedly getting a bit caught up in the whole spectacle. But the reasons I disliked Bush and his cohorts, are the same reasons I am exasperated with Obama and his cohorts. We aren’t getting any change. Spare change maybe, but not change “you can believe in”. As it’s going, Obama will go down in history as the most dishonest President we’ve ever had. Much like Bush trying to make colonizing through occupation and torture legal, Obama has transformed the “chicken in every pot” political promising propaganda to a whole new level.
I’ve thought since shortly after the election we wouldn’t get torture investigations. We won’t “leave” Iraq by 2011. We won’t get out of Afghanistan and in fact will escalate there and in Pakistan. We won’t get single payer, which turned out to be a major understatement. We won’t get financial reform as evidenced by the casinos open for business bonuses and financial gains made by the banks and Wall Street. We won’t “recover” from this financial catastrophe because there is no plan for creating the millions of jobs that have been lost.
Why have I been thinking that? I’m like a jack of all trades, master of none. I’m not an expert in geopolitics, realpolitik, or the machinations of the political system in the halls of Congress and the Senate. But I’ve read stuff man. Lots of stuff. Stuff written by the experts. Isn’t that how one learns? Certainly contrarian views from the MSM and the Obamabots, but stuff that I believe speaks the truth. Stuff from Antiwar.com, Counterpunch, Common Dreams, Real News Network, Truthdig, Salon, Asia Times, and on and on.
Progressives complain about the MSM and the lack of true reporting. Well, there is true reporting going on and it is coming from people who have spent the better parts of lives studying, analyzing and living the issues. These are people that take honest looks at the serious issues regardless of what political party or administration is in charge. They are consistent and look at the facts, not the promises from the speechmaker.