Here’s My Initial Thoughts:Obama sure talked a big game in ’08 , slightly downsized in 2012, Obama 2.012 was with its original luster…it was also a campaign I was a small part of hoping to practice what I preached; But the whole campaign something for me just felt, well, it just felt kinda off…. What should have been clue #1 No longer was he promising change; government cooperation, transparency, and efficiency; a more open and available presidency where the president could make a complete sentence, a president in touch with the will of the common person, not the corporate personhood, repatriation of our fugitive civil liberties…. hmmmmm I wonder Not really being totally gung-ho about Obama especially his foreign policy, and knowing it would be the same under either, I made what I felt was the least shitty of two shitty choices, opting to take what I could get in the form of his domestic social policies vs. their non-existence under Mitt Romney. It’s only a few months into his last and final lame duck term, and I’ve got the strong feeling I chose wrong The truth is, aside from his oratory, which is still good, but not great; certainly ranking much higher than Bush’s, he’s failed to deliver on any of these promises. Lately even his speeches have been coming up short, and falling flat and seem if anything empty, and lackluster.
Is It Time For Tough Love?
Despite having supported him on election day of ’08, and the campaign of 2012 as an intern, I have to show some tough love right now, because theres nothing I hate more than a fucking liar.
I’ve had it!
It’s not me, it’s you; let me tell you why:
No more passes, no more silence, no longer will I allow my subconscious to ignore your repeated human rights abuses, persecution of web sites internet activists and whistle-blowers, or your escalation of the drone war and War on Terror.
The belief that it’s alright if, “they’re a son of a bitch, but they’re our son of a bitch” is both mistaken, and flawed. Just as it was when we applied it to brutal dictators willing to bow to US interests; Ngo Diem, Mubarrak, or Sadaam & Bin Laden; It’s flawed in the here, and the now.
If you were really “my guy” you would not be making empty promises you have no intention to deliver on. I wouldn’t be forced to make the least shitty of two shitty choices, forced to wipe and wash up afterwards either way….
You would be about that change you so clearly stated you wished to bring, boutty-bout it, but instead;
You’ve become just another political hack and a crony.
the only difference between yourself, and a career politician, is you’re not any good at it; obviously having no political leverage or capital as your failure to secure your agenda on gun control and the budget (sequester) make evident to us. You fail to be effective at pushing for legislation many people actually want in the Senate with it’s Democrat majority, let alone the Republican House….
Your failure to do so despite the tragedy at Sandy Hook, yet the ease with which you took away or “suspended” our miranda rights in the wake of the bombing at the Boston Marathon has been most enlightening……. and appears to be your MO, your modus operandi.
You wouldn’t refuse to release the prisoners from Guatanamo, many of whom we have long known are not terrorists, to their rightful homes, having been unlawfully imprisoned and tortured for over 10 yrs…….
You wouldn’t have kill lists or claim to have the power to kill US citizens overseas with drone strikes…..
You also wouldn’t persecute anyone bringing it from the darkness of shadow into the light, by putting it online, speaking about it publicly, or otherwise making it available for the American people to find……
Far from the shire, you now sit atop Mt.Doom gazing at the fire, finally able to destroy the one ring….and you can’t do it, placing it snugly back upon your finger, fading away into invisibility, just like the you I thought we’d once come to know.
No longer are you behind those ideals and beliefs as myself as you once were, or claimed to be. A born again Christian, only in reverse; its like you became a Jehova Witness goin door to door to spread the word on nights and weekends.
Keep that gospel, drink your bullshit and your lies down with that Jim Jones Kool-Aid for all I give a fuck;
Just stuff it.
Your failure to enact any meaningful legislation, or to step above the fray and carry yourself with honesty and dignity in addressing the American people, your secrecy, half-truth, white lies and those of the bold faced variety have taken their toll on me, and on all of us for that matter.
The only transparency you’re concerned with is the ability to carry out an agenda and it’s policies so transparent nobody else can see it. The only rights are those you take away and give to the executive branch of government so you may better remain within the shadows, safely invisible while wearing the ring you once wished to destroy and now adore.
The only problem is, you’re not Tolkien, this is not “The Lord of the Rings” and there is no Gollum saving you from your poor choices and ultimate frailty of your will; There are no Elven ships to take you from these shores to Vallinor to save you from the burden of your choices it was a fictional fantasy;
There’s just us,
For you to restore your faith to me, to us, all you must do is make good on those words you speak, as opposed to them being merely empty words. That is the true measure of a man and where you consistently come up short. Until you honor your word as your bond, until you become worthy of the Nobel prize you won, until you step from the shadows, bringing your actions clearly into the light-as they should be, until you stop using the justice department to unjustly persecute those who embarrass you by telling people the truth you’re unwilling to tell; you are not a leader, or a man.
In the meantime,
I’ve had it!
- Disillusionment (jdmarshall1970.wordpress.com)
- U.S. Engaged in Torture After 9/11, Review Concludes (nytimes.com)
- Cheney slips further down the rabbit hole (maddowblog.msnbc.com)
- Heart of Darkness: The New Connecticut Gun Law (americanclarion.com)
- Obama’s State of the Delusion Speech, US Adrift At Sea (marketoracle.co.uk)
- Man charged in ricin-laced letter to President Barack Obama had lived in Leeds (al.com)
- The same delusion that led to the Iraq War won’t let America admit that Republicans are the problem (eclectablog.com)