Saturday, December 12, 2009

2009:The Year Of No Change

Events of the past few weeks have only gone on to underline my underlying belief that our political system is a corporatocracy, that there is no real difference between Republicans and Democrats (although, oddly enough, I don't care for Republicans at all).
Matt Taibbi writes of how President Obama campaigned on a platform of change and reform , then replaced most of his staff with Wall St insiders once elected. No change there.
Sarah Palin praises President Obama's Peace Prize speech as something that could have been taken from the pages of her memoirs. Since Palin is an acolyte of neocon leader Bill Kristol, the man behind the Bush administration's foreign policy, once again, no change.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Friday he expected the international community to impose significant additional sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. Even though there is no evidence that Iran is seeking nuclear weapons, and has every right to seek nuclear power for peaceful purposes as a member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the US is still laying the ground work for some sort of military strike against Iran.Like I said, no change.


Tom Harper said...

But at least the speeches and rhetoric have changed.

Lew Scannon said...

True dat.
And in the long run, I still feel better with Barack Obama as president than McCain.

libhom said...

Even the Congressional Black Caucus is starting to speak up to Obama. I think people are beginning the process that will force Obama and the Democrats to bring some real change. Keep making noise!

Lew Scannon said...

Agreed. The Democratic party needs to be reminded why the people voted for them in the first place.