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So you want change? The kinds of change the Obama administration is slapping you in the face with? Bill Clinton was accused of campaigning throughout his eight years but Barak Obama has put him to shame at this time; a while to go yet.
At least Obama comes at you straight on – he wants power and is willing to spend all the money he can (your money) to buy it.
But gosh, you say, he’s for eliminating earmarks but signed a bankrupting bill with 9,000 of them in it. And other campaign promises one by one are falling to the wayside.Stripped of all his mesmeric qualities there is no “there, there” as Gertrude Stein once said about coming back home to Oakland, CA where she once lived.
In Obama’s case, he’s like the pied piper of Hamlin and has convinced half the country to change the country’s direction. So far, there is not much evidence of change of any kind except perhaps of worsening an already bad situation.
In 60 days he has put generations of Americans in the deepest debt the country has ever known. And as far as I have observed, Barak Hussein Obama has not mentioned the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights a single time. And that would be appropriate for the track he is today leading this country on.
Those “dusty old documents” as some put it; those old documents represent the “old” ways and the only way to couch them is in today’s terms – living, flexible documents with no constraints. Wrong. Those documents are our guide posts that set our values and they have worked well for over 200 years.The ship of state is moving into uncharted waters without a scrap of those old papers for guidance.
Tennesseans long ago succumbed to Uncle’s siren song, taking the money and running with it and complaining about not having enough of it. Governor Bredesen lately did show a spark of resistance to the feds when he required the TVA to report back to him on TVA’s proposals date certain of cleaning up the Kingston catastrophe. TVA never has received those kinds of marching orders before but they meekly complied. That dam break was heard ‘round the world.
I could have predicted (and did predict) that TVA should not be the organization to fix it. TVA’s track record is abominable in about every measure.
“Heads should have rolled” in the Kingston disaster wake, and predictably, none did. “Nobody ever gets fired from the TVA”.
I have written a lot about TVA’s ineptness and frankly have stated many times that TVA should be dissolved, at least the power production part of it.
President Obama is oh, so smooth but until more Americans remove those rose-colored glasses to view the reality of his goals, they will be praising him and the rest of us all the way to perdition.
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