I am sick of all the Lefties that go on air a bitch that Obama is NOT doing what he promised during the ’08 election process…..the change that he promised…
This is a repost of a piece I wrote on Daily Kos on 25 Feb 2008…..I was whacked on the pee-pee for NOT supporting Obama and now many of those from Kos are on air bitching about the lack of change from Obama….and of course, I thoroughly enjoy saying “I TOLD YOU SO!”
First, I have heard Clinton called a populist and a progressive. All I can say to that is WTF? By no stretch of the imagination can she call herself those titles. Her positions are straight out of the playbook of the DLC and, to use Bill’s terms. if you believe that “I have some land I wanna sell ya”. But I digress! Obama has been called a progressive also. Thinking…thinking…It is possible to use that label, but it will take a bit of an imagination to do so. I will agree that change is just a word and not necessarily a progressive one. The belief that one can actually bring about political change is definitely a progressive idea.
We have all heard the diatribes by the Clinton camp on Obama. The inexperience, hollow promises and not much Congressional success, all are tried to be used against him. These things are valid to question, but does not preclude failure. The approach to change will be the indicator to watch. Will Obama surround himself with people that actually want to change Washington? Voters need to realize that the positions of Obama during the primary season, will be altered for the general election. Politicians will be adding and subtracting from the positions until they get a platform they consider to be a winner.
OK, I realize that so far I have said nothing that has not been mentioned in the MSM. Here is where I will look for the indication of real change. His acceptance speech, if he is nominated, will lay out what direction his administration will follow. But, IMO, the most telling indicator will be who is chosen to be the vice-president. Why? If his Veep is pulled out of the DLC, then he has sold out to this “conservative” organization and any change will be solely symbolic. Change will NOT occur only reform. Reform is not what is needed. Reform is easily overturned and will have little positive effect for the average working stiff.
If Obama is nominated, then watch the convention and watch it closely for there is where you will know if you have been duped.
Take that Nostradamus!