Obama is a heart-breaking disappointment. He's Mr. see no evil, hear no evil, and say no evil. If Rove was Bush's brain, Obama's brain is the DLC/Clinton/AIPAC.
What are a few things we have learned about Barack Obama? We know he will never hold anyone accountable for ANYTHING during the eight Bush/Cheney horror show years.
We know it's a near certainty he knows everything about the infinite treason of 9/ll (including our back stabbing Middle Eastern connection), but since his name is Barack Obama, we also know he will never do anything about it.
We know he seems to be indifferent to the non-stop corporate fossil fuel rape of Mother Nature. He continues to allow the beauty and cornucopia of the Goddess to be reduced to road kill by Texas (that's spelled: T-E-X-A-S) energy corporations, even though barnyard animals know this suicidal form of energy (along with "clean coal" -- give us a break), is a self evident money cow for vampire elites.
Sadly, the world is increasing looking at Obama as America's latest Ruling Class President and there goes our shot at credibility and honor.
Is he better than Cheney/Bush? Certainly, but so is a cockroach and a rock.
The problem isn't that he's Bush number two (there's only room for one anti-Christ per millennia), but that his special genius is to do the BARE MINIMUM to be "taken seriously" as a responsible American President.
However, there's a potential positive spinoff of Obama's Ruling Class status quoism.
His indifference to the core issues and necessities of our planet and country may be the straw that finally breaks the back of "The American Political Dream". And this dream (really a suicidal nightmare) is that "politics" is the ultimate social mechanism for radical national change.
No, no, no, no, no. "Politics" is a game invented by and for the Ruling Class -- the same gaggle of billionaires and religious fanatics who engineered Obama's election in the first place. Ironically, it would have been much harder to manipulate McCain.
Probably some of the above is open to debate, but what is NOT open to debate is Obama's record to date. Sure, there are a few good things here and there, but it would be an exaggeration to say he has committed to even 10% of what he promised OVER AND OVER AGAIN during the campaign -- and lies are lies are lies.
Is this being negative? Not really. Facts are facts and Obama is going to be the kiss of death for America if he continues to be afraid to even rock bathtub boats.
In essence, Obama is turning out to be a nothing. He's no hero and he's no devil. He's just a nothing.
But this is 2009 and a "nothing" president is political death.
The simple truth is that America and much of the planet is literally going down for the third time. The "Have's" clearly plan to turn the Earth into a handful of Kings and Queens and around 6 billion human cattle. Genocide is rampant and the middle class is going, going, gone.
So the bottom line is what? The bottom line is the realistic possibility that the more Americans discover that the eight Bush/Cheney anti-American years are now going to be followed by four (?) years of an "establishment president" who will do the absolute minimum to save our desperately wounded country and planetary ecosystems, is the more America will mutate a critical mass of apolitical activists.
In short, it just might turn out that Obama's obedient passivity will "create the space" for politics-transcending power of the people.
One thing's for sure. The only way America will ever be saved by a hero, is if WE ARE the heroes!
W. Christopher Epler (Bill)
Addendum: Are these views premature? Are we jumping the gun here? Should Obama be given more time? Difficult questions to be sure, but that’s not the issue.
The issue is that Republican fascists combined with Israeli right wing psychopaths to gouge EIGHT YEARS out of our Constitutional Republic. Think about it. They flushed eight years of American history down their toilet to hell.
Meaning? Meaning we’ve got some hard core catching up to do and we simply don’t have the time and luxury to putz around for four more years to wait for Obama to do something (anything!) radical. Maybe eventually his conscience and rationality will catch up to him, but that’s his problem. He’s no longer in the equation.
When your house (e.g., country and planet) is on fire, you ACT! Status quoism is suicide in a life and death crisis and if there’s ever been a time in American and Earth history that the absolute and utter destruction of everything we love, need, and honor is a mere heartbeat away -- that time is NOW. This, as they say, is It.
And Barack Obama? Well, “fiddling while Rome burns” comes to mind . . .