Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Politics

As I recall, I realize the spin is dizzying, making the memory seem hazy, but then Candidate Obama had a clear and negative opinion of the way General Petraeus was handling the war in Iraq. Now President Obama has decided General Petraeus is the man for the job in Afghanistan? Really? Has our President become enlightened since taking his oath of office? Of course he was going to be out of Iraq in 2009 and he had a better idea than G.W.'s 3/4 trillion dollar stimulus and everyone would have handled Katrina better than Brownie. So 70 days into the BP oil mess, what gives besides the spin? Although I don't agree with those with the Tea Bag leaning, I can't help but wonder just what it is our present administration wants except more power over the people. He's given us health care we didn't want. His wife is going to tell all of us what to eat. Everything that goes wrong, he blames on the GOP. Wow! Sounds like he took notes out of the same playbook as before. Everything that went wrong for G.W. got blamed on those democrats and liberals. Frankly the spin is tiring and has ceased to be entertaining. Maybe, just maybe it's time for real leadership and that I believe would completely leave politicians out of the running. Politicians have to keep the pot stirred to keep the media and lobbyists interested, thus keeping the people agitated for the election cycle, mass control, and subservience. For the past 30 years, democracy in action has amounted to little more than maintaining the fear and anger enough to keep the people divided. So much so, they can tell us it was bad intelligence and go right on doing what they were or tell us the change isn't coming as promised, but it will be difficult; and half of the country will fall in line behind one or the other.
From Reaganomics to the War on Drugs to the War on Terror to our government bouncing between a Nanny State and Big brother, the politicians continue to be virtually unaccountable to "we the people."
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. a Proverb of Holy Scripture
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