Well, continued tax breaks for the rich tell me that the son-of-a-bitch…posted by Bill Arnett @ 11:19 AM Permalink …that many, like me, elected based upon his promises to keep the rich in check has instead abandoned our collective Democratic Party and proven to be naught but another whippin' boy for old white rich bastards disassembling our country and our freedoms brick-by-brick.
I remember the outright euphoria I felt upon Obama's election; the thought of America's promise that any child could grow and learn and succeed through words and deeds to aspire to and actually break through the lie that was America for over two hundred years that, "…any child can grow up to be president…" when it was plain to everyone with eyes to see that such a thing could never be.
America spread the lie until it became , "…as ubiquitous as a toaster…" [comment made by Steve Jobs regarding the original Macintosh. Bill], but it is only now that women, persons of color, LBG, etc. have been making inroads to lower offices in the legislative branch for many years, sure, but showed that at least as far as the last elections were concerned that no woman would be in the top tier, for president, and, looking back at Obama's extremely skimpy political record I begin to believe he was hand picked. I can see it:
"C'mere, son. Now unnerstand that this ain't never been done before, but we believe we can get enough votes between disaffected democrats, women, blacks, Latinos, and the republican votes we can send your way that it should be a breeze getting you elected. But you gotta understand that you have to come when your summoned [and don't go peeing down your leg, boy, it's disgusting!], that you can talk a good game, but the minute you git all uppity and think you're actually going to further the democratic agenda, well, FORGIT IT! We'll come after your family, your garden, your little doggie, and we'll make it so obvious that a black man can never run this country that we'll set back the civil rights movement way back to the fuckin' Sixties, you got that, boy? And women candidates might as well forget it, too, after we unleashed Wailin' Sarah Palin on you dumbass democrats nobody will seriously think about votin' female again, at least long enough so's we teabaggin'-gop-ers can find an utterly repulsive female like a Hillary to run against one of our self-made multi-billionaire old white guys. Ain't that a hoot?"
YOU BLEW IT, BARACK. YOU BLEW IT OUT OF SHEER COWARDICE WHEN SO MANY OTHERS WERE READY TO SUPPLY YOU WITH DEMOCRATIC HELP, POWER, MONEY, SUPPORT, AND AT A TIME WHEN THE PUBLIC CRAVED LEADERSHIP, SOMEONE TO STAND UP AGAINST TEABAGGERS AND THEIR ILK, SOMEONE THEY COULD LOOK UP TO AND ADMIRE.
IF YOU HOLD YOURSELF FORTH AS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHAT A BLACK MAN CAN DO FOR HIS COUNTRY YOU HAVE FAILED UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, IN EVERY WAY IMAGINABLE. YOU ARE A PROVEN COWARD, AFRAID TO STAND UP TO TEABAGGERS AND THEIR ILK EVEN WHE FACED WITH RESOUNDING MAJORITIES ON YOUR OWN SIDE.
I honestly don't believe I have ever seen a weaker president in my life. More stupid, of course, I lived through the bush years, too, y'know, but weaker? More cowardly? More venal? More willing to collapse from a single screech by Mitch McConnell? One that TALKS a great game and then does absolutely nothing but surrender without regard to the damage to the collective democratic psyche and the obvious harm you swore an oath to prevent.
At least no one can claim you're a man of your word with the intestinal fortitude required to stand up for the patsy idiots, like me, that were sold down that Ole Man River by a smooth salesman of snake oil promising that you'll walk! You'll talk! You'll roll on your belly like a reptile! Come one, come all! A nickel, a dime, a quarter - anything you can spare will help re-elect the second worst president in American history!