Wednesday, November 04, 2009

One Year Later

It's been a year... a year since the election of our first black president... a progressive, dedicated to change - changing the way government worked - making america great again.

What do we have.
Gitmo is still doing business as usual.
AT&T is shielded from lawsuits.
All those pictures taken by the military during the Bush administration are shielded from FOIA requests by law.
The new healthcare bill has provisions in it restricting access to abortion and paying government money for prayer treatments.
The administration has cut deals with big pharma promising not to use the leverage of the govt to cut costs on prescription medication.
They didnt even push for a public option in the health care legislation - and the one that's there is a shell - and even then the thing seems unlikely to pass.
Billions and billions have been thrown to the rich - funneled through failed corporate behemoths in such a way that the american taxpayer gets absolutely nothing in return - all the while NONE of the fundamental causes of the economic collapse have even begun to be addressed.
We're still in Iraq.
We've added more troops to Afghanistan - and we're supporting a president there who rigged his election so badly that it makes the shenanigans from Florida 2000 look like pop warner. (or as the esteemed Mr Cole put it recently - "Hamid Karzai has been declared the winner of the Afghanistan presidential contest by the misnamed Independent Electoral Commission, the local Afghan commission appointed by . . . Hamid Karzai.")
And now the president is negotiating a treaty - in secret - where the details of said treaty are only leaking out - whereby children who copy music from their dvds to their ipods may face criminal prosecution and prison time.

The president is a jackass. If we're going to have an asshole as president it might as well be a republican.

Those of you who defend him because 'he's one of us' - screw you.

1 comment:

Karmadrome said...

It brings to mind Simon's preference for evil over good because, at least with evil, you know what you're getting. I don't agree, but I can understand where the his nihilism comes from.

As far as I'm concerned, since he's "one of us", he shouldn't be defended, he should be held to the fire even more so than a Republican. Again, with evil, well, what do you expect? But Obama promised good and hasn't delivered. He needs to feel it.