February 17, 2009
DOES HE WHISTLE THE COLONEL BOGIE MARCH TO HIMSELF?
The more things change (Bruce Fein, February 17, 2009, Washington Times)
President Barack Obama's campaign theme should have been, "The more things change, the more they stay the same."
The personality-driven media has juxtaposed Mr. Obama's pledge to clean the nation's Augean Stables of rich lobbyists and insiders who profited on special access to the corridors of power; and, his appointments or nominations of delinquent taxpayers to his Cabinet (with jurisdiction over the Internal Revenue Service), and appointment of a mega-lobbyist for a defense contractor as deputy secretary of defense.
But Mr. Obama's more alarming betrayal concerns the imperial powers of his office, which he inherited from the Bush-Cheney duumvirate. He has either embraced or acquiesced in every one of their usurpations or abuses (some perpetrated with congressional collaboration).
You can feel a little bit sorry for those on the Left who were duped by the Unicorn Rider, but with deranged conservatives it's pure schaudenfreude. Folks like Mr. Fein got exactly what they deserve, a Democrat who opposes them where W did but then opposes them everywhere that W agreeed with them as well. Unfortunately, the country deserves better. Posted by Orrin Judd at February 17, 2009 8:40 AM