Obama’s first wave of change
People voted for “change” without ever really considering what the “change” was about. Today we got a few examples.
Bill Richardson, under investigation for pay to play politics ( read taking bribes ), was nevertheless nominated to a cabinet position under Obama’s “change”. He withdrew his nomination today. There’s no change when it comes to cronyism.
Leon Panetta, who was the Clinton Chief of Staff, was offered as the director of the CIA. Nevermind the fact he has no national security experience at all. There’s no change when it comes to political gerrymandering. And, regardless of the rhetoric, the only change will obviously be a lesser focus on national security if Obama thinks the Central Intelligence Agency should be run like a civil rights agency.
And finally, Nancy Pelosi is rumored to be stripping the House Fairness rules of 1995 that were enacted to assure all members of Congress, regardless of party, had an opportunity to contribute to the debate and passage of legislation. And, there’s obviously no change in partisanship. If Pelosi pursues this, there is no need at all for Republicans to feel the bi-partisan love Obama preached about. They will be screwed from the get-go. If this does pass, look for things to get real nasty real quick as the Republicans and independents will have absolutely nothing to lose by going after Pelosi’s throat. I would suggest playing over and over Obama’s pledges of bipartisanship contrasted to Pelosi’s actions.
The national stimulus package that was supposed to kick-start the economy is now a $500 tax credit. Where’s the “change” from the last $500 rebate? Did that fix anything? Sure, there’s talk of investing in infrastructure, but that’s all it is so far.
But, I did forget the other change we’re looking at so far, Obama is wanting NASA to ditch one rocket for another to do exactly the same thing.
Before Obama can get anything positive to come out of DC, he’s going to have to reign in Pelosi. She’s going to destroy any good will people have been trying to extend to Obama.