Thursday, December 08, 2011

A Man's Actions Speak For Him

Salon has headlines reading “The evolution of a populist” and “The Obama we’ve been waiting for.” Robert Reich is swooning over “The Most Important Economic Speech of His Presidency.” While I will not say that what Obama is saying is bad stuff; people, he is campaigning for reelection. He is giving us the same rhetoric he gave us for an entire year during 2008. We loved it then, and we love it now, but are we going to love what we get during the four years of his second term?

Well, how much of what he said in 2008 turned out to be real? No, we’re not going to play word games about promises kept; like a promise to end the war in Iraq and troops coming home by Christmas, a promise made by him and kept by Bush. How much of what he portrayed himself to be did he turn out actually to be? Why, in the face of pretty speeches during campaign season do we suddenly forget almost three years of corporatism and catering to the wealthy?

His actions speak so loudly I cannot hear what he says.

1 comment:

bruce said...

California will go for Omaba regardless of who the Republican nominee turns out to be. So it doesn't really matter who I vote for, except to make me feel better maybe.

Having said that, I'm not happy about a lot of the things that he has said and done/not done. Plus the verdammt Congress. And I wonder if ANY republican/opposition candidate can do things any differently, never mind better. Stay tuned........

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