Posted by SAM on 21 November, 2008 at 4:42 am. 15 comments already!

Man, it’s GOT to be disheartening to be an Obama supporter who believed CHANGE was more than a marketing theme. His foreign policies are the same as the Bush/Cheney policies. He and the Democrats’ Congress won’t have any money for their domestic program campaign promises. He can’t tax the top 5% of Americans and raise money by tripling the capital gains tax because of the investment crisis. Even the anti-war Democrats are upset. Now…progressive Democrats.

Obama Throws No Bones to Progressive Base

Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize-winner in economics and a critic of corporate globalization. He should be Treasury Secretary. Senator Russ Feingold is a champion of civil liberties. He should be Attorney General. Robert Greenstein is head of Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He would make a much better OMB director. Arlene Holt Baker, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, would be a tremendous Secretary of Labor. And if Obama really wanted change, if he really wanted to honor progressives who backed him early on and then did the grunt work against McCain, he’d nominate Dennis Kucinich as Secretary of State.

That sure would indicate a welcome departure from empire as usual.

But at this point, progressives are getting absolutely nothing from Obama.


Where’s that CHANGE we heard so much during the TWO YEARS Obama was a professional Presidential candidate (and a U.S. Senator on the side)?