Pres. Barack Obama came into office with dreams of being the FDR of the 21st century. Barely seven months into his term and it appears more than obvious that Barack Obama is heading straight for a legacy considerably less appealing. There seems little question that unless Barack Obama grows some testicles very soon he is going to be looked upon as the Jimmy Carter of the 21st century. It is a shame, of course, because there was such a tremendous outpouring of hope that Barack Obama would step into the White House and immediately move to undo the endless streak of devastation wrought upon this country by Bush and his Republican cohorts in Congress.
The decision by Barack Obama to bend over and dutifully take his medicine from the Republicans in Congress whose allegiance is to Big Business rather than America is the end of the beginning and the beginning of the end. From this point forward, no Republican will ever be scared of Barack Obama or even the consequences of their disastrous devotion to carrying forward the process of destroying this country set in place by the Axis of Evil known as Bush-Cheney-Rove. (Even delicate Scooter Libby is a tangential element of evil, bless his delicate little constitution.) What the Republicans apparently desire is to hand over to America the full realization of a corporate-run fascist-style democracy that was the brainchild of the Axis. Americans are not deserving of the same respect given to corporations: that is the essence of what it means to be a Republican today. Both Lincoln and Nixon are rolling over in their graves at the idea of what became of their Party.
The real loser, aside from America, is Barack Obama. The change we desperately needed never came, not from day one. As soon as he was elected, the march toward the Right began by Obama. The truly hilarious component in all of this is the ridiculous to the point of surreal concept that Barack Obama is a socialist. As anyone who holds socialist views knows, this is akin to saying that George W. Bush was a brainiac. Neither idea will stand. Barack Obama is not only NOT a socialist, I’m not even sure he qualifies as liberal anymore. If you study what he has done in the first seven months of his so-called Presidency, you will see very little difference between what he stands for and what Bush stood for: Spending money like a drunken sailor, supporting a phony war that we simply cannot win short of supplying a permanent presence of 100,000 troops, bailing out rich people so they can become richer without sharing the wealth, not putting the clamps on the illegal eavesdropping programs and, worst of all, letting the entire Bush gang walk away not only without so much as a slap on the wrist, but the ability to wrangle million dollar book deals so that they can further justify their criminal behavior. This is a socialist? That sound you hear is Dick Cheney laughing his fat ass off in bed with Karl Rove choking on a chicken leg as he joins in.
The dream of Barack Obama was that he would become the FDR of this century. The reality is that unless he goes into the hospital this afternoon to get a testicles transplant, he will instead leave office, probably in three years, as this generation’s Jimmy Carter.
If you believe as I do, I strongly urge you to join me in my call for Jesse Ventura to run in 2012. Not only would we then get a President with testicles, but they would be enlarged by steroids. Not to mention, we’d get a President with a backbone, something no Democrat other than Howard Dean and Bill Clinton seem to possess.