Monday, January 5, 2009
Upon hearing of the PEBO* latest nominee, I just had to laugh at the folks who voted for this empty suit! Normally, I do not mock the afflicted when they are in the down and out, but in this case, it is to delicious not to do so.
For all of PEBO's protestations of being the harbinger of 'hope and change', of wanting to change Washington, D.C., of bringing a new vision to the Country, of being "...straight with you. If you want conventional Washington thinking, I'm not your man. If you want rigid ideology, I'm not your man. If you think that fundamental change can wait, I'm definitely not your man. But if you want to bring this country together, if you want experience that's broader than just learning the ways of Washington...if you think that America must offer the world a new and hopeful face, then I offer a different choice in this race and a different vision for our future..." - Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, October 2, 2007 (Emphasis Mine), it is amazing how soon he has forgotten what he told you all on the campaign trail, isn't it. Now, that is just one example of many speeches "The One" has given with similar themes, so I won't quote more.
But there is one problem with the 'hope and change' message...it ain't happening, folks. Rather, what is happening is the old 'bait and switch', which for those who don't know the term, was used by retailers (mostly in ads) to attract customers to their stores with promises of deep discounts and sales on items (with no rain checks, mind you), then when the customer would inquire about the item(s)on sale, the items were suddenly sold out due to high demand, or you just missed it, the last one was sold, and therein the sales clerk would try to sell you something similar, but at a higher price.
Well, you folks who believed in "The One" with his message were taken, hook, line, and sinker. What have you gotten thus far? More of the same. Just a look at his appointments reinforces my premise...they virtually have all served in one capacity or another in the Clinton Administration, or as we used to call people like this in the military...'retreads.' Change...not so much...hope...not so much either.
You on the left who voted for him as the 'Anti-Clinton', you got sold a bill of goods, and "The One" is leaving you behind.
And I'll point and laugh.