August 4, 2009

SO WE AREN'T GETTING PONIES?:

Is Race for Governor More About Obama?: Some Backers Growing Disillusioned (Sandhya Somashekhar, 8/05/09, Washington Post)

Obama pledged to change a Washington culture that favored corporations and the connected and instead lift families such as the one sitting next to [Chris Ann ] Cleland out of their economic funk. Rather, she said, Obama has backed billions of dollars to banks that continue to "act like they're broke" and started the country down a path that Cleland said she thinks will lead to more grief for the middle class.

"He's just not as advertised," she said. "Nothing's changed for the common guy. I feel like I've been punked."

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 4, 2009 8:41 PM
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