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Hawkowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 03:20 PM
Response to Reply #179
187. Disagree
Edited on Tue Sep-15-09 03:26 PM by Hawkowl
I said he continues many of Bush policies, not that he is "just like Bush". A rhetorical distinction in logic that is significant.

Also he has not done ANYTHING to shift the tax burden to the wealthy. The health INSURANCE reform is crap, although I will give him the benefit of the doubt and wait to see a final version. Hopefully we'll get it sooner than the FOUR YEAR timetable he laid out in his speech to Congress. Israeli settlements continue with Netanyahu flipping Obama the big metaphorical bird. Travel restrictions to Cuba were a joke, since anyone could go as long as you went via Canada or Mexico. Cap and trade is nothing but an illusion at this point at best and at worst, another giant bubble market to be manipulated by the vampire squid banksters.

Yes, returning the US to the Geneva conventions is good-- but not a major change. Last time I checked, Guantanamo is still open for its nefarious business. Last time I checked, Obama wants to put all this behind us and not root out and try the war criminals in our midst who perpetrated these crimes in our name. Not to mention that it was announced today, that Obama will extend the abominable Patriot Act provisions pushed by fuhrer W.

So, for now, Obama is simply the master at chump change. Not significant change.
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