Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Does Senate vote on Leiberman portend that the Obama Administration won't be real change?

Greenwald blogs on the vote:
Senate Democrats believe it's important to reward someone with a powerful Chairmanship who has been a vehement supporter of George Bush, the war in Iraq, the full panoply of anti-constitutional abuses, and an amplifier of the most toxic right-wing toxic points. At the same time, they consider it a good thing to scorn their supporters on what they consider to be "the Left."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

RE: Obama Administration won't be real change...

here is one piece of the latest thoughts about Obama & Change :

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Statement of Congressman Ron Paul
United States House of Representatives
The Austrians Were Right
November 20, 2008
Dr. Ron Paul, U.S. Congressman
(house.gov/apps/list/speech/tx14_paul/statement_11_20_08.shtml)

... many Americans are hoping the new administration will solve the economic problems we face. That’s not likely to happen, because the economic advisors to the new President have no more understanding of how to get us out of this mess than previous administrations and Congresses understood how the crisis was brought about in the first place...

Eventually the laws of economics will overrule the politicians, the bureaucrats and the central bankers. The system will fail to respond unless the excess debt and mal-investment is liquidated. If it goes too far and the wild extravagance is not arrested, runaway inflation will result, and an entirely new currency will be required to restore growth and reasonable political stability.

The choice we face is ominous: We either accept world-wide authoritarian government holding together a flawed system, OR we restore the principles of the Constitution, limit government power, restore commodity money without a Federal Reserve system, reject world government, and promote the cause of peace by protecting liberty equally for all persons. Freedom is the answer.
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so, eventually the "change" will happen - but on its own, and Obama & Co will not help it.

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