The Daily Beast published an article on Saturday criticizing Obama for kowtowing to his benefactors in the oft-reviled “1%” rather than doing anything substantive to aid those among the “99%” who fell for his populist class-war rhetoric. They noted that earlier this month, Obama nominated billionaire Penny Pritzker, who’d helped raise oodles of cash for him in both his presidential campaigns, as Commerce Secretary. Pritzker’s net worth is estimated to be about seven times that of Mitt Romney’s. Obama also appointed Mel Watt, who during his two decades in Congress reportedly received more contributions from the banking sector than any of his colleagues, as head of the Federal Housing Financing Administration. Obama also chose millionaire venture capitalist Tom Wheeler to head the FCC. Amid making all these appointments, Obama found time to deliver a commencement speech at Ohio State University about how Americans need to “reject a country in which only a lucky few prosper.”A champion of the poor indeed.
As dumb as Obama supporters are (I saw a bumper sticker last week that said "Dog Lover Against Romney") you supporters of republicans may be worse. You should know better. All politicians are awful, and I think that this idea is so overused that we do not really appreciate how true it is.
Those of you who support republicans know that government is incompetent and corrupt. Yet you continue to support some of these politicians. What do you have to show for it?
Vox noted that this latest fiasco* should be enough to impeach Obama. He also notes that nothing will happen.
I stopped watching TV in November of 2011, one reason was because I was tired of hearing political pundits make claims to the effect of: "this scandal will really hurt [insert politician here]." Those commentators spend so much time in Washington that they don't realize that no one cares about events like this one enough to do anything about it.
This new fiasco will be remembers by conservatives at appropriate times but nothing will come of it.
Everyone asks: "What can we do about it?"
Put some thoughts in the comments.
*I don't remember what this latest fiasco is about, even though I just read about it. Nothing will happen in any case. Any time I spend thinking about it would be time wasted. I could be thinking about more important things; like what my favorite ice cream flavor** is.
**I'm going with strawberry. Is simple, and yet not boring like vanilla or chocolate.