Change is a word we heard a lot of the last 9 months. Of course change is kind of vague. It implies something different, and many who voted for Obama thought it meant something different all together. It appears, and I have even heard several times that what was meant by change was change back to how things were during the Clinton administration.
I read today that Hillary Clinton has rearranged her husbands affairs enough to clear the way for her to be secretary of state. In fact Barack Obama’s cabinet is filled with people who put politics above the good of the country. There is little doubt, from looking at those in power outside the white house, that business as usual will prevail.
Money and power will continue to set the agenda in Washington, and when pressing issues spring up the same interests will have their way with the solutions. The media arm of the liberal agenda will continue to ignore the corruption and hypocrisy.
The Republicans have struck a conciliatory tone. They will, I believe, not put politics above the country. This is not to say that they will not be in opposition to much of the Pelosi agenda, but that they will not come to their position based on political calculation. One finds a lot of independent political thought on the Republican side of the aisle, and principle often trumps partisanship.
My biggest question on the Republican side is will the leadership change Mike Pence, or will Mike Pence change the leadership?
The democrats have some problems with revisiting the warm glow of the Clinton era. Most importantly, they don’t have the gathering momentum of the Reagan tax cuts. Big changes to the economy like tax cuts lag, and the large Reagan tax cuts really took hold in the 90’s. The other difference is that Bill Clinton inherited a relatively stable and secure global scene.
The worst thing about the whole picture, is that we will have people in places of power that put their own individual and partisian needs in front of the needs of the country and it’s people, and a complicit media that ignores troublesome issues while endlessly coverning trivial ones.
Add to this impressionist work of art a murky realization that some members of our government and media rrom both sides of the aisle are more aligned with the New World Order or the North American Union than our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
We need a new idea. Millions of Americans thought they voted for one. Maybe they did, but if Obama’s history, or his cabinet selections are any indicator, we are in for a lot more of what we have already gotten.
We do need change, and I have an idea.