Jeeze. . .
What Part Of This Do You Not Get?
by The Old Hippie Because It has Gone Past Surreal and entered insane.
The “new” administration is keeping Lieberman, Hillary, Gates, and has brought back the Clinton administration’s staff of corporate-friendly cautious-right-of-center people, not to mention the ‘lets have war, not peace’ crowd, and have already announced that they will back off on the tax cuts for the wealthy, that they promised they would not back down from.
Obama/Biden will not be able to control these people. This bow to, this show of, bipartisanship, is going to be a disaster for all but the-very-few. It is obvious from their gleeful praises of Obama’s picks for the top level cabinet positions so far. These picks are too entrenched in their corporate profits, and in way too deep with the-very-few to give up the power of the profits, (whether those profits are wealth and/or power, or control of one or both,) that they already have.
Think I'm being too cynical? Have you paid any attention at all to what’s going on? Day by day my initial optimism from the election, just like in 2006, is being smacked back down by the reality of the ongoing political events of ‘our’ elected politicians. The republicans completely ignored the people in favor of the corporatists. The democrats (as a whole) caved on the impeachment, they caved on the tax cuts, they caved on bringing the troops home, they caved on the bailout(s), they caved on the people’s obvious demands of the last two elections - For punishment, for correction, for accountability, and protection from corporatists run amok. Completely ignored those demands in fact. Oh they gave them lip service, angry words and loud righteous indignation, but in reality did nothing to stop, much less correct or punish the criminals.
Now we have this ‘new’ populous administration, that is already caving in, (even before they are actually in office,) and making it even more difficult to actually go after the criminals to make the corrections needed. . . Plus, to make it even worse and more obvious, they are handing trillions of tax dollars over to them, again blatantly with no accountability, with no real questions asked.
Why would I ever be cynical?!? Why do you as a nation keep “allowing” your own destruction?
Someone please explain this to me. Is it me, or has our nation gone totally insane?