Obama, Politics — December 11, 2008 at 6:38 pm

Obama: Same Ole, Same Ole – No. Wait.


I’ve had it with Obama. All this talk about “Change We Can Believe In” and “Change This” and “Change That”. And what do we get?

Steven Chu for Secretary of Energy. I mean, I know absolutely nothing about Chu at all but doesn’t he really just represent more of the same? A rehash of the Clinton administration in some way?

We have had guys like him in this position since it was created in 1977 and look where that has gotten us.

o No solid energy policy
o An environmental crisis looming in the form of global climate change
o Gas prices on a roller coast ride. I mean how am I supposed to know if I should buy a hybrid or a Humscalade? One day I should conserve oil, the next I should bathe in it.

I mean, honestly, we’ve had progressive liberal scientists in this position before.

No. Wait. We haven’t.

But what about all this talk about “transparency” and “two-way communications” and grass-roots organizations?

Blah blah blah.

Sure the guy can give a speech and put up a fancy website. But what is he really offering?

Like this whole “Open For Questions” thing over at the Change.gov website. Dude, please. Not another high-profile “pose a question to your president’s administration and get an answer” gimmick. Ho hum. Seems like every single Tom, Dick, Harry, Richard, Gerald, Jimmy, Ronald, George, Bill, and George that comes along as president puts one of these useless things up.

No. Wait. They didn’t.

But, really, gimme a break. “Tell Us Your Story“? Really? I’d run out of fingers trying to list all the presidents in the past that have given citizens an avenue to have their ideas heard by sharing their experiences and ideas online. What a crock. It’s gotten to be something all adminstrations just do.

No. Wait. They haven’t.

And then there’s all this “Change is Coming” house party stuff. Once again, just like with every prior administration, we’re being asked to meet with our local network of friends and neighbors to discuss how people can work at the grassroots level to form networks that get things done. Oh yawn. Not again. Every four years, just like clockwork, the D.C. politicians ask us to roll up our sleeves and give input.

No. Wait. They don’t.

But they can’t seriously think that we’re going to fall for this stupid online survey stuff again do they? Honestly, how many online surveys from new presidents do we have to fill out before we get wise to them and realize that it’s just the same damn thing, different year??? Survey, Schmurvey. Hell, they have all had these.

No. Wait. They haven’t.

And then, get this: I heard he’s going to be doing WEEKLY addresses to the nation on YouTube where he talks openly about his administration’s goals and where he’ll “conduct online Q&As and video interviews”. What. Ev. Ah. They all did this. Every week it was the same thing: the government telling us openly and in a very accessible way what they’re doing and soliciting our input. Wake me up before you go-go. It’s always been done like this.

No. Wait. It wasn’t.

Well, anyway, I’m sick of it. I’m on to them and their slick “talking” and “action”. They can say “Change” all they want but I’m not seeing anything new. It’s the same shit, different day.

It’s the Same Ole, Same Ole.

No. Wait. It’s not.

I’m just sayin’…