Wednesday, December 7, 2011

More Pretty Words

Obama gives a stirring speech in support of the beleaguered middle class:

"I believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, when everyone does their fair share, and when everyone plays by the same rules ... Those aren’t Democratic or Republican values; 1% values or 99% values. They’re American values, and we have to reclaim them."

With OWS in full swing, more people than ever are becoming aware of America's grotesque economic inequalities and looking for solutions. But what's Obama's big plan? Where's the "in conclusion" part of the speech where he details ideas to tackle the crisis? As usual... nowhere. For progressives, Obama continues to be the presidential equivalent of a pr*ck tease: all rhetorical foreplay, no action. Ever.

I'll own the error just like any honest lefty... I backed a loser in '08 and have spent the last four years wishing I hadn't hated Hillary. We were suckered by candidate Obama's pretty words and we've been stuck with an inspirer-in-chief instead of a commander ever since. This wounded country doesn't need a motivational speaker to gin us up. It needs a f*cking leader to bully and corral Washington, push solutions and get something done.


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