As someone who was thrilled to be alive for the election of the first half-Black president, I admit I had some pretty high hopes for Obama.
Those hopes have fairly much vanished now, and not because Obama is a bad leader, but because of how much like George W. Bush he is becoming.
He has overturned very few of the insults against our liberty which Bush shoved down our throats. He’s done little on his promises to protect our right to gender privacy. He’s done almost less that Bush to further women. He has been slow to extricate the country from Iraq, and when he does pull our troops, he’ll leave behind huge U.S. military bases. He’s done little to reverse the shame of Guantanamo Bay.
And, now, he uses one of Bush’s favorite gambits, one that drove me wild when Bush did it and drives me wild now: he made 15 key appointments that need Senate approval during a recess. He literally did it using the same phrase Bush had used when he did it:
"The United States Senate has the responsibility to approve or disapprove of my nominees… At a time of economic emergency… I simply cannot allow partisan politics to stand in the way of the basic functioning of the government."
It simply shows what I know to be true, but simply can't accept: we have one political party with two faces. Let's admit we have "totalitarian democracy" and let the faces blend.
Crappy duoply politics. Obushma, originally from HERE