Return to Clintonville …
For those that voted for Barack Obama who actually believed in his message of change, the choices that Obama has made post election must be eye opening and discouraging. It would appear that Obama’s promise of change was nothing more than a political campaign marketing ploy. How typical. You mean there were people who actually believed Obama’s slogan of “Change you can believe in.”
Change …Where’s the Beef? Alas, you mean after all the speeches, promises and pandering that there is nothing special about Barack Obama. You mean that Obama, The Chosen One, is nothing more than a typical politician who pandered to his base and made promises. Promises that he can never keep. Progressive Democrats are upset that Obama has thrown no bones to his Progressive base who elected him President. Is the far Left starting to feel used?
Instead of Washington becoming Obamopolis, it is a re-birthed Clintonville that is rising like a phoenix from the ashes.
When is Obama going to appoint someone who reflects the progressive base that brought him to the White House? He won the crucial Iowa caucuses on the strength of his anti-Iraq War stance, and many progressive peace and justice activists worked hard for him against John McCain. So why in the world is he choosing Hillary Clinton to be Secretary of State when she was one of the loudest hawks on Iraq and threatened to obliterate 75 million Iranians? And it’s not just Hillary. Obama’s OMB pick, Peter Orzag, is a Clintonite disciple of Robert Rubin. Obama’s AG pick, Eric Holder, is a Clintonite who represented Chiquita Bananas. And Larry Summers’s name is still being bandied about for Treasury, even though Summers, while Clinton’s Treasury Secretary, forced the deregulation of our financial markets and imposed disaster capitalism on Russia.
As Flopping Aces says, “Where’s that CHANGE we heard so much during the TWO YEARS Obama was a professional Presidential candidate (and a U.S. Senator on the side)?”
New Busters: Obama: Giving Raspberry to Progressives With Cabinet/Staff Picks?
The “progressives” are noticing, too, that far from bringing a “new” wave of politics to Washington, so far Obama is bringing back the age of Clinton. Instead of Washington becoming Obamopolis, it is a re-birthed Clintonville that is rising like a phoenix from the ashes.
It is certainly too early to claim that Barack Obama is going to be a centrist president like the far lefties fear. After all, he hasn’t even taken office yet. But, one thing that can be said, when evaluating his pick of staffers and cabinet positions thus far, he sure ain’t the candidate of “change” he claimed to be when he was a candidate. Obama has picked no one “new,” no one “different,” and no one “forward looking.”