Barack Obama: The Status Quo Candidate
By: John Lillpop
When Barack Obama started his fairy tale run for the White House, the operative word was CHANGE.
Change this, change that, change everything, was the promise from the charismatic socialist who set the nation on fire with his youthful exuberance and confident demeanor.
As a rock star, Obama would be a terrific candidate, nearly unbeatable in fact.
However, being commander-in-chief of the most powerful nation on earth is a bit more demanding that being a rock star.
And when one is running for the presidency, people expect the candidate to state his positions clearly and to stick to those positions.
Nonetheless, Obama is backing away from his agenda of change on an almost daily basis.
Remember these promises:
Elect me, he said, and we will bring the troops home in 16 months.
Elect me, he said, and we will rework NAFTA to meet the needs of American labor.
Elect me, he said, and I will meet with terrorists like Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without pre-conditions in order to advance peace.
Elect me, he said, and there will be no retroactive immunity for phone companies that helped the Bush administration implement warrantless wiretapping programs.
In addition, Obama made a commitment to participate in public financing in order to keep his campaign free from unsavory lobbyists and influence purchasers.
On each and every one of these positions, Barack Obama has retreated with gusto–after Hillary Clinton was vanquished and the nomination all but assured, that is.
In truth, then, Barack Obama is just another old school corrupt politician, indistinquishable from others who work to assure that the staus quo is maintained at all costs.
Change? Not from Barack Obama!