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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

THE OBAMBACY OH-BUMBLE-BEE AT 14 MONTHS



 SEPTIMUS …THE OBAMBACY..  AT ONE YEAR PLUS SEVEN MONTHS, 1/4th of his term, the hot air presidency,
OBAMA, PROMISE KEEPER
  a roundup of specifics ....
TO BE SUNG TO THE TUNE OF
“SMOOTH OPERATOR”
BRAND OBAMA
   STILL ROTS MY TEETH!

Severus ObamBus
 

At 13 of his 48 months
One fourth +  of his TERM
More Caramel, more Sugar, Sweeter smiles, Friendlier embraces Gentler noises
The same big shtick The same formula Different tactics, Same Strategy that’s what you can call the same old same old Coke
Yup, the New Coke Tastes nearly Like The Old
The Sheeples still sort of like It
they’re still drinking it up
Yes, we will be happy earning  Chinese slave laborers wages as Larry Summers nods out at the first Cabinet meeting!
Yes we can!
Fill the gas bag with hope!
One more time
While the disenchanted sheeples
Are drinking a nasty brew of tea!


OBAMBI’S FIRST FOURTEEN MONTHS
a.k.a. the Goldman-Sachs Presidency

20+ BROKEN PROMISES
5 KEPT [sort of]
FAR MORE CONTINUITY THAN CHANGE Ought the continuities be considered broken promises,too?
This just in: ctd. Bushies Military Commissions!!!
continues renditions
[with safeguards no less! wow!]
Bailed on not supporting the Marriage act, i.e I can’t live in bigamous bliss with my Goat Chiquita and Burro Durango
 Mountain tops in the Appalachians ctd. to be exploded off and ruining the stream;
continue signing statements!!!
 Opposes….


1] No change on Nafta=broken promise
2] Limit defendants rights= broken promise
3] Claims sweeping executive secrecy powers.=broken promise
4] USE OF PRIVATE CONTRACTORS or you could call it:
CONTINUITY = I.E. NO CHANGE. so the same guys that used to work for “agua negra” now XE work for DinCorps, big diff! but not for interrogations?? who needs them anyway if you’ve got the c.i.a. doing it???
5] Closes Gitmo? WELL, it’s still ¾ open but ctd.
 Bagram: no change even in hypocricy:
6] Despite Obama's Disarmament Vow, Missile Shield Continues, defense, fewer of one plane, more of another; “defense” budget increases by 70 billion; same old twice a year “supplementals”
of which I never get a one
for “EErak” and Af-Pak and Greater Waziristan!
8] Vermont Single-Payer Advocates Remind President Obama of What He Once Believed!
broken promise….

 SIXTEEN MONTHS WITHDRAWAL DEFERS TO PENTAGON OR ALL THOSE GENERAL AND ADMIRALS IN THE ADMINISTRATION DEFER TO HIM =
BUT LET’S GIVE THE GUY A BREAK:
PUT IT DOWN TO PROMISE KEPT,
sort of with 50 k troops and bases in perpetuity… after all, he expressed pleasure and surprise at the success of “the surge”… without seeming to understand the payoffs involved?? and he’s from Chicago??
All right we’ll give him a promise sort of kept the best that you’re gonna get anyhow…
8]TORTURE: PROMISE BROKEN = JUST SIGNED EXECUTIVE ORDER ALLOWING FURTHER RENDITIONS… AH AND WHAT CESAR WILL RENDER UNTO ME TO BE RENDERED IS EX-VEEP CHENEY, HOW THE FAT WILL DRIP OFF THE SPIT BEFORE I TAKE OUT HIS COLD ELECTRIC HEART!
It’s really Cheney’s Mom’s fault says Dr. Bialistock  [Dr. Bernard Bail] would say
Dick’s Mom bequeathed her evil
being to her son of a bitch…
FOREIGN POLICY = NO CHANGE [CLINTON] GENERAL CONTINUITY SO HE’LL TALK SOME MORE, BIG DEAL! General Jones! That’s a new one me!
 IRAN POLICY ONLY WORDS SO FAR…
He’s “troubled” by a meaningless election.
 PENTAGON = NO CHANGE [GATES] CONTINUITY
A'STAn NO CHANGE EXACTLY THE SAME, EVEN WORSE NOT A NEW IDEA TO BE FOUND, EXCEPT EXPANSION INTO PAKISTAN! divide and conquer the Taliban is US 19th century Indian policy on a global scale. But that was one promise
He certainly kept.
CHANGE
1] ENERGY POLICY - LOOKS LIKE CHANGE SO FAR
2] CIA = CHANGE, AT LEAST AT THE TOP, though Penetta at his confirmation hearing allowed that under certain circumstances he too might allow torture.

3] UN = CHANGE=ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE WALRUS AMOUNTS TO CHANGE THOUGH MS. RICE IS WHAT IS CALLED A HUMANITY HYENA WHO ARE FAR MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE COYOTE PACK NEAR WHERE I LIVE IN SEATTLE…But hasn’t been in the news at all “our girl at the U.N.”
But she has been very low key so far.

 NAT SEC ADVISER = CONTINUITY

ECONOMIC POLICY = ABSOLUTE AND COMPLETE CONTINUITY FOR THE MONEY ELITE, some regulation in the offing, yea, you bet, caps of half a million on earnings for those who are on the government dole!
SAME FOLKS WHO GOT U.S. INTO THE FIX WE’RE IN ARE SUPPOSED TO BAIL US OUT WILL BAIL OUT THEIR KIND AT GOLDMAN SACHS.

 LABOR = SLIGHT CHANGE, BUT DID NOT MENTION THE LAW THAT HE BACKED IN HIS CAMPAIGN TO MAKE ORGANIZING UNIONS EASIER WHEN HE MET WITH LABOR LEADERS. I.E. VERY TEPIC CHANGE AT BEST COMPARED TO WHAT LABOR MIGHT HAVE EXPECTED SINCE THE REALLY WENT TO BAT FOR THE GUY DURING THE CAMPAIGN… WHAT IF THEY HAD STAID NEUTRAL???

 DEPT OF INTERIOR = VERY MODEST CHANGE

 ENLISTING SUPPORT OF EVENGALICALS AND FAITH-BASED INITIATIVE = NO CHANGE FROM THAT KIND OF UNCONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IN RELIGION
 FBI = NO CHANGE, SAME GUY

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY LOOKS LIKE REALLY VERY MODEST CHANGE WITH KEN SALAZAR AS HEAD OF THE DEPT OF INTERIOR, EXCEPT FOR AFOREMENTIONED MOUNTAIN TOPS WHICH KEEP BEING CHOPPED OFF DESPITE ALL THAT HOT AIR DURING THE CAMPAIGN
Change in Cuba policy made dependent on “Cuba’s release of political prisoners “[does that include u.s. hired assassins?] sweet noises at a meeting in South America…
It’s the sweet noises presidency..
 Tax cuts on those earning more than 250 K a year, promise was to revoke, let’s see if it really happens, though the budget is now premised on it.
EDUCATION? FOR THE WORSE: SEE:

Obama pledged to veto any bill rejecting the request, meaning he is beginning his presidency not by “turn [ing] the page on policies that have put the greed and irresponsibility of Wall Street before the hard work and sacrifice of folks on Main Street,” as he once pledged. Instead, he is promising a mushroom cloud unless lawmakers let taxpayer cash continue to flow to the biggest of Big Money interests
FAIR # OF SPECIFICS STILL TO COME:

ctd. belligerence toward Russia? during the campaign just like McCain. But it appears there might be real change in the offing, too early to tell whether it is merely cosmetic and for publicity’s sake…
regulate the money people, the bundlers who put him in office???? no way, Josay!

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20081205_keeping_track_of_change/

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/12/16-16

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/12/16-11

Hey, you Liberal Democrats. You may have won the election, but you're getting CREAMED in the transition.

Today, President-elect Barack Obama stuck it to you. He's chosen Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education.

Who? Duncan is most decidedly not an educator. He's a lawyer. But Duncan has this extraordinary qualification: He's Obama's pick-up basketball buddy from Hyde Park.


http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/12/16-10

US military prepares for Obama’s expansion of Afghan war

US General David McKiernan, told journalists: "I don't like to use the term ‘surge' here, because if we put these additional forces in, it's going to be for the next few years, this three - or four-year period. It's not a temporary increase of combat strength."


http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/dec2008/afgh-d13.shtml
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