Some times it is tough being an out Liberal Feminist.
Like when people expect me to think Obama represents me or that I think the Democrats are doing a good job.
When I in fact think that there really isn’t much difference between Democrats and Republican when it comes to representing the common people. Tonight Obama is expected to announce a freeze on spending for all programs except the War Machine. Is that any different than the Bush approach of tax cuts and borrowing money to feed the Moloch of the war Machine?
Here is Obama, the first African American President and he is more right wing than Eisenhower. Hell Ike was a flaming liberal in comparison.
I know, I know I listen to Keith and Rachel as well as XM Radio Thom Hartman, Ed Schultz and Stephanie Miller. I hear all about all the good things Obama has done, supposedly.
Except even with an overwhelming majority in both the House and Senate our party of the so called left, our party that is supposed to represent progressive values hasn’t done shit. The Republicans got more of their agenda through a Democratic majority Congress for the last 40 years than Obama has.
Two years ago I said “Hope is for dopes. I want programs not platitudes.” I was a Hillary supporter. I’m tired of the presidency requiring a dick as a major qualification. As far as I am concerned having a dick and being a platitude spouting smooth talker was the only qualifications Obama had. We rightly label Sarah Palin as unqualified because she is just a media creation and we should have done the same to Obama.
But more over this guy kissed up to Rick Warren and The Family, a bunch of religious zealots who are test marketing capital punishment for gays in Uganda. He professed an admiration for Ronald Reagan, the President who started us on the road to out sourced Free Market hell.
So tonight Obama is planning on announcing he will adopt another part of the Republican agenda of shrinking funding for programs that actually benefit the American people. But not the military. After World War I General Smeadly Butler wrote a book titled “War is a Racket“, As President, General Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us to “Beware of the military industrial complex.
We were supposed to believe Obama was different and would end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But we are still there, still murdering people with our outrageously expensive war toys, still torturing, still maiming in the name of freedom.
and I’m not really a liberal because liberals are way to complacent and wishy washy to say, “Not In My Name!”