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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

CHANGE | Will Barack Obama Change Washington and Politics As Usual or Will Washington and Politics As Usual Change Barack Obama?

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That's what our local political rockstar Barack Obama promised as he ran for President of the United States.

After being elected U.S. Senator from Illinois in 2004 and making it clear he would not be a candidate for higher office in 2008, he "changed" and embarked on perhaps the most effective political campaign in history.

Changing "politics as usual" and the way our sometimes dysfunctional system runs cannot happen with just one person, but Obama will have the responsibility and power to lead that change.

As President Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, can he actually do it? Or will the politics and power of Washington change Barack Obama? Not the person or even his intentions, but his results.

One year from now, which is more likely? Will we see evidence of Barack Obama changing Washington and "political as usual" will Washington and "politics as usual" change Barack Obama?

33 comments:

Shannon said...

I am not convinced there will be much change. A continued massive government debt, continual rewards for failing businesses that free markets would have killed a long time ago, and a continue of the CFR deep in politics.

Just look at how many CFR members have been given Obama's high up positions and how many were advising him during the election.

Still I'm keen to watch the Inauguration ceremonies coming on live soon:
http://www.webtvhub.com/watch-obama-inauguration-acceptance-speech/

ward 9 resident said...

Was he able to change IL politics? Was he able to stamp out corruption on his home grounds?
Did he lead other politicians in Chicago to change their evil ways?

...you know my answer...

Anonymous said...

A reporter on the news asked some white guy what his thoughts were on a new black president. He said, well I'm 61 years old and I've been waiting 61 years for this president.
So I guess I'm to believe he had the foresight and intellect as he came out of the womb, that we needed a black president. That's why dumbasses like this should have their voting rights taken away.

Anonymous said...

And racists like you should be neudered

Anonymous said...

One question...........What has Obama changed, or made better in Illinois??

Anonymous said...

He never said he was going to change Illinois you moron. Give the guy a chance. He has been president for 5 minutes. But nothing he will do will ever be good enough for you people. You will blow every mistake out of proportion.

Anonymous said...

Please, change, look at his picks. A treasury Secretary who should be doing time, Hillary Clinton, who took money form the very foreign nationals she will be working with, Biden, possibly the only man to match Obama for unaccomplished ego, his wife, who apparently was only on the payroll as ghost employee, not mention his terrorist buddy who was not admitted to Canada...change? More of the same race baiting politics.

Anonymous said...

I would say it is not more of the same but even more shame! If you didn't like Bush, OK you are allowed but this guy is ... I hope I am wrong, but the older I get the more I realize I am right more than I care to be and in this case I wish I were wrong.

Anonymous said...

I know the Messiah! He is NO messiah!

Anonymous said...

11.06 f. you we will hound and pick and crap on his mistakes. he will NEVER be addressed as president and he will be despised and hated for he did not win the office fair and square he stole it and bought it so f, you and shut the f up!

Anonymous said...

It is obvious 4:33 believes he is the messiah. And 4:47, what the hell are you trying to say? Your post makes no sense whatsoever. Please show it to an average 3rd grader for proofreading and try again, genius.

Anonymous said...

impeach this son of a bitch(clear enough?) soros just bought american and put this pimp in the white house in case you didnt figure it out, I am ashamed to be an american today and that shame will not end until he leaves office

Anonymous said...

10:21

neudered???

And your spelling shows your ghetto education.

Anonymous said...

5:12

Why don't you just leave the country then. Obviously you won't contribute anything worthwhile. Why stay in a place that you hate so much. Go. Get out of here. No one will miss you. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Anonymous said...

Why should 5:12 leave? He is a citizen, which may be more than Obama can claim.

Anonymous said...

This sums it up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcW0rnztGsc

Anonymous said...

I don't hate my country....I question the mental capacity who vote for a unqualified big mouth smooth talker who does not have what it takes to bring our country from the brink of disaster, that might i add was created by a group of democrats who let the banking industry run wild. You know i was young once and i had this kumbi ya attitude that everyone needs to be taken care of. Then I went to work on the south side where I saw union teachers pulling up in front of the school board in brand new caddys, public housing being fitted with better fixtures and building materials then you have in your house and so on. Here's the bottom line I pay taxes way more then my share. The middle class is on life support and barry will finish us all off, who will pay for all his freebies and handouts when we are gone? you haah i bet you work at starbucks, i paid 25,000 in taxes last year and this is my reward....someone who is going to kick me when im down? you know what? f you and f this worthless piece of shit YOU call a president I want my f'n money back and for you to get a good paying job where you get screwed out of YOUR money for a change! have some more kool aide dk head

Anonymous said...

7:13 Amen.

And what type of country is it when only 40% of the people shoulder the Federal tax burden?

Every single person should pay Federal tax (unless legitimately physically disabled) or labor for it in the stead of cash payment.

Anonymous said...

7:13, up until this latest maker correction my plan was to simply enjoy my nest egg for 4 years, and refuse to participate in the Obama tax and spend policy.

I was really looking forward to it :(

Sadly it appears I need to work a few more years until we recover some what.

But just think how nice it would have been not to have to participate in this nonsense.

Sadly...

Anonymous said...

what!!!!! no answer from the starbuck crowd? you know why! because we made a really big mistake giving the 18 year old the right to vote. Us boomers who know how things should work are a dying breed, listen up kid's if you want thing's to change you hire someone who can bring about change not someone who can only talk about change.To the twentysomethings that voted for barry, if you needed a operation to save your life who would you have do it? a doctor or your neighbor who read a bunch of books about it! well don't you think electing a president is the same? No ....of course not we can all think and sing and volunteer our problems away.....and now you know why WE know how goddamm stupid you all are, just remember the world needs grown up's and after we impeach this asshole we will elect someone who will fix america.

Anonymous said...

Were are not saying anything, because your rantings are that of a mental paitent. It is impossible to win with someone who is completely stupid. With all your swearing, you really don't sound that smart. In fact you sound "stoopid." Get over it "boomer." You are out of date, and out of touch. You should print this blog, because Obama is going to be great, and in four years you can read it all over again and see how dumb you really were.

Anonymous said...

He'll never see how dumb he is.

He is the type that is incapable of making an objective assessment of himself, let alone the new President.

Anonymous said...

"Change you can believe in" from a former Illinois state rep and state senator who never challenged those in his own party, who never blew the whistle on Democratic pay-to-play policitics, who never tryed to bring down the Chicago Democratic political machine, who voted present 100 times so no one could find out where he stood on anything except abortion. He voted against parental notification. He voted everytime to make sure babies who were intended to die from abortion stayed dead, even if they survived a botched abortion, then he lied about it to get elected. The Kool-aid drinkers got what they wanted, change. The man who threw his grandmother and former "G--D--- America" pastor under the bus to get elected is now the leader of the free world.

Anonymous said...

This jag-off some call a President, who I call the Chimp-in-Chief could not even give his half-brother a fiver to get him by for a few years.

Anonymous said...

the reality is Obama is just a typical lazy ass &*^%%$. Look at the facts, he worked for a few months scooping ice cream and decided he wanted nothing to do with legitimate work.

Since then he has spent his life avoiding work and collecting a Government paycheck. Just like a typical &^$%#$.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand what this word
is? &^$%#$

Anonymous said...

VOTE ALL INCUMBENTS out hows that for change? You will be greatly rewarded by the results.

Anonymous said...

12:44 I am ready to vote everyone of the dirty incumbents out of office. We need to start at the city level, county, state, and go all the way to the federal level and clean house. Only those who have proven they are protecting the peoples interest and tax dollars.

Anonymous said...

12:44 you have the right idea. One of the most intelligent things the public could do is routinely only give anyone but 1 term, and do not let them go on to other offices unless they provide exceptional service. This would eliminate the costly pension and health care perk that plagues us at the city, state, and federal levels. Understand these obligations are off the books and very, very large.

The time has come to show gratitude toward those who serve, let it be one term of true public service and then out the door.

Just think how expensive Weisner is, and how expensive Stephie or Irvin would ultimately be. Fiscally Weisner is a better choice, because with any luck he will soon be dead.

Anonymous said...

What a rotten thing to say. You just negated everything you said up to that final remark.

Anonymous said...

It is simply a factual statement. Weisner is simply milking this town for everything it has, he is a baby murderer, without conscience and the sooner he is dead the sooner we can stop supporting his thieving, murdering ways. Simple as that.

You apparently don't like the truth.

Anonymous said...

That's exactly what Jesus would say. Very Christian of you.

Anonymous said...

I am not a Christian (btw either is Obama despite what he says (when he is not slipping and saying he is a Muslim); he is however a baby murderer like his kin Weisner).

What does Christianity have to do with the truth? It is logical to conclude that Weisner is the closer to death, and as a budget minded taxpayer, given the voting records of his opponents that is a major factor to consider.