The system we have now might work for the powerful and well-connected interests that have run Washington for far too long, but I don’t. I work for the American people. I didn’t come here to do the same thing we’ve been doing or to take small steps forward, I came to provide the sweeping change that this country demanded when it went to the polls in November.
Touching, isn't it?
Once again, let's fast forward to today and see where we are:
Obama Backs Off-Shore Drilling....In Brazil.
The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil's Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan.
If we use our analytical and critical thinking skills, we can fully realize just why this is happening. Note the timing of this announcement, right after George Soros has repositioned himself in Petrobas.
His New York-based hedge-fund firm, Soros Fund Management LLC, sold 22 million U.S.-listed common shares of Petrobras, as the Brazilian oil company is known, according to a filing today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Soros bought 5.8 million of the company’s U.S.-traded preferred shares.
Isn't that special? But that's not all. It seems that some firms tied to Obama are benefiting from the big Democratic push for healthcare reform.
President Barack Obama's push for a national health care overhaul is providing a financial windfall in the election offseason to Democratic consulting firms that are closely connected to the president and two top advisers.
Coalitions of interest groups running at least $24 million in pro-overhaul ads hired GMMB, which worked for Obama's 2008 campaign and whose partners include a top Obama campaign strategist. They also hired AKPD Message and Media, which was founded by David Axelrod, a top adviser to Obama's campaign and now to the White House. AKPD did work for Obama's campaign, and Axelrod's son Michael and Obama's campaign manager David Plouffe work there.
I may be getting older and my memory may occasionally fail, on the little things. But on things that carry a huge impact in my life and those lives around me, I remember quite well.
It seems to me that I vividly remember Obama saying multiple times during his campaign last year, how he wanted to "change the way business was being done in Washington". Put that with the generic slogan of "Change We Can Believe In" and we can fully realize the fallacy that has materialized before us. (And it becomes clearer everyday.)
Many who grace this blog's pages knew back then this entire "change" campaign was a big lie. We proclaimed it from the highest rooftops of our blogs. As for those who thought we were all delusional, there aren't many things that can be said to evidence their claim now. The proof is before us and it shines bright in the night for all to see.
The only change that has occurred in this administration is, the special interests are different. If anything, we are as fixated on corruption as we have ever been and maybe even more so. Chicago and corruption have more in common than the letter "C".
So in reality change has eluded us. As we the people have been sold lemons being promoted as well-oiled high-tech machinery, we have seen the folly and it has seen us.