Yes, President Obama just delivered a liberal’s wet dream of an acceptance speech during his second inauguration celebrations. In it were a large number of progressive positions, enough to make even me smile.
And . . .
And in his first term, his Justice Department couldn’t bring itself to prosecute any of the myriad crooked bankers who brought down the economy. In his first term, the Patriot (sic) Act continued to erode our civil rights, with the giant federal computer center continuing on track to monitor every bit of electronic communication in the country, without warrants, of course.
All of the Bush era privacy breaches are still in place and President Obama is using that “Act” to justify drone strikes on foreign territory that have killed hundreds and hundreds of civilians. Those drone strikes are “clandestine” so we don’t even claim them, plus we do strikes as “favors” to our “partners.”
The power of corporations and the wealthy, the cause of our middle class decline and the cause of our distorted foreign policies, has not received one setback not of their own making. The banks “too big to fail” are even bigger. The Wall Street gamblers are still gambling, still with our money.
The monied elite are still calling all of the shots and no change or hope is on the horizon.
I do not want progressive plums dangled in front of me as a distraction to the fact that the power of the wealthy and corporations is unhindered.
Nice talk, Mr. President. I still await action.