Shakin Nagan wrote:
So cans someone tell me where this is change from the Bush years?
This time there isn't any talk of "Freedom Fries".
However, you are essentially correct: barring any truly democratic movement on the international front which decides purely upon a metric of humanitarian needs ... it basically boils down to the same deal, just a different pathway in ... which shouldn't be ignored either. I think Bush & Co (neocons in particular) were chomping at the bit vs. Obama's more reactionary injection of policy.
Nonetheless, I am no longer giving Obama the benefit of the doubt on change (and whether he's going to work it from the inside and just give him time). No eff him for snubbing out much on the truly progressive front. For example, his admin could've easily not said anything regarding Cali prop 19 (legalization), but they said the fed position would be clear. I don't care if "it was necessary to say" ... if Obama was truly about change he'd stop playing effing games!!!!
Maybe there'll be something which snaps him out of politician mode and he will be about "change", but unfortunately I think that would be a catastrophe none of us want to witness. So, barring any real changes (for the better) in the "person who claimed to be about change", I'm seeking out either a moderate conservative or third party candidate I can support this time around!