They have also morphed his campaign message from "change" to "hope," have you noticed that?
"Cynics, Skeptics and President Obama
Being cynical depends a lot on the personality of the individual.
Personally I like cynics, they try to keep everyone on their toes.
"The criminals who officially retire today, to step through the revolving door of the Washington/corporate infusion of power and wealth, will surely slide right back into the comfortable bosom of the industries from which they came in order to reap the rewards of their illegal and immoral acts of the past 8 years with no oversight and no restrictions on how much they can garner for their years of loyal service.
In short, it’s payday for the war-criminals; the game is over, they won, and now they are “going to Disneyland” as champions of the developing corporate order of things.
That's fairly cynical but it does point out some facts. We will see an Obama administration who will do nothing about the crimes of the last eight years. Just as we have seen no justice from the crimes of administrations going back to Kennedy's last day."
Are there any lies more terrible than the ones that take us to war causing our sons, daughters and those who we don't even know to die in vain?
When are these wars going to end Mr. Obama?
Now take a look at the Obama whitehouse.gov site. It's slick. Citizen voices included.
Here's the very first blog:
Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov
Welcome to the new WhiteHouse.gov. I'm Macon Phillips, the Director of New Media for the White House and one of the people who will be contributing to the blog.
A short time ago, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and his new administration officially came to life. One of the first changes is the White House's new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world.
Millions of Americans have powered President Obama's journey to the White House, many taking advantage of the internet to play a role in shaping our country's future. WhiteHouse.gov is just the beginning of the new administration's efforts to expand and deepen this online engagement.
Just like your new government, WhiteHouse.gov and the rest of the Administration's online programs will put citizens first. Our initial new media efforts will center around three priorities:
Communication -- Americans are eager for information about the state of the economy, national security and a host of other issues. This site will feature timely and in-depth content meant to keep everyone up-to-date and educated. Check out the briefing room, keep tabs on the blog (RSS feed) and take a moment to sign up for e-mail updates from the President and his administration so you can be sure to know about major announcements and decisions.
Transparency -- President Obama has committed to making his administration the most open and transparent in history, and WhiteHouse.gov will play a major role in delivering on that promise. The President's executive orders and proclamations will be published for everyone to review, and that’s just the beginning of our efforts to provide a window for all Americans into the business of the government. You can also learn about some of the senior leadership in the new administration and about the President’s policy priorities.
Participation -- President Obama started his career as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago, where he saw firsthand what people can do when they come together for a common cause. Citizen participation will be a priority for the Administration, and the internet will play an important role in that. One significant addition to WhiteHouse.gov reflects a campaign promise from the President: we will publish all non-emergency legislation to the website for five days, and allow the public to review and comment before the President signs it.
We'd also like to hear from you -- what sort of things would you find valuable from WhiteHouse.gov? If you have an idea, use this form to let us know. Like the transition website and the campaign's before that, this online community will continue to be a work in progress as we develop new features and content for you. So thanks in advance for your patience and for your feedback.
Later today, we’ll put up the video and the full text of President Obama’s Inaugural Address. There will also be slide shows of the Inaugural events, the Obamas’ move into the White House, and President Obama’s first days in office.
Another early post is:
A National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation
The key word I picked up was serve.
"Moments ago, in his first official act since taking the oath of office, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation, calling on Americans to serve one another and our common purpose on this National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation.
.........and call upon all of our citizens to serve one another and the common purpose of remaking this Nation for our new century."
I'm skeptical of how my children and grandchildren will be called upon to 'serve.'
I'm cynical about the 'change' that's going to happen.
I'm not alone.
More on his concerns:
"A Simple Oath
But a complicated task to fulfill
Since George Washington first said the words on April 30, 1789, as prompted by Robert Livingston Chancellor of State of New York, every President of the United States has repeated the following simple presidential oath of office as part of the inauguration ceremony:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."The oath is worded and administered in accordance with Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution.
Eric Holder, if confirmed, will be Obama's attorney general. He and his staff will have the obligation to scrutinize the new president's actions to make sure he lives up to his oath of office.
A lawyer's work is often to dissect, rationalize, twist and turn words and actions to fit the 'realities' of the situation.
Mr. Holder will no doubt find innovative ways to justify subverting the constitution.
If we had a mainstream media that wasn't bought by special interests, they would be jumping all over the first instance of the oath being broken. It should be their job to report facts but lies are what controls the populace.
What Obama action will be the first to burn yet another aspect of the root document of this great land?
And how long will it take, Jan. 21-22, a few days longer to get settled in?
Sounds like a good office pool.
No; I don't gamble anymore.
Here's where I may slightly disagree with him; I suppose he (and Ghandi, JFK, MLK, RFK and the legions who have died or been murdered over their peace proclivities) are saints to me.
Then again, we are all human.
"Dr. King and Mr. Obama
Living in the rural south I often hear disparaging and sometimes racist remarks from the locals about their fears of a 'black' surge in this country with Obama becoming president.
My standard answer is always "That's ridiculous."
"Obama has never been for the blacks, except as pawns for temporary support and votes. His rise to the throne has been brought about by the wealthy elite, the corporations, the war machine, foreign interests and the myriad of 'you rub my back...I'll rub yours' leeches."
Obama has been groomed from early adulthood to be the illusion of hope. His is no rags to riches tale. A rude awakening will take many by surprise and they won't be happy.
Dr. Martin Luther King was no saint but he did show that words, emotion and actions could make a difference even when coming from an imperfect man.
No black man or woman has stepped up to take his place. Not the so called 'leaders' Jackson or Sharpton nor a few like Cynthia McKinney who did speak out but found out quickly enough how the powers can marginalize and destroy careers.
The fact is that Dr. King was killed, and not by a lone nut, to silence him. Even the threats of blackmail were not enough. Only his death would suffice.
Now Obama is hailed as the new 'King' but it is only in the dreams of the deceived.
Obama's a fairly young man with a family and he wants to live. He is in the position he's in because he chose to go along with the agenda. He will see to it that the agenda continues.
Fahim Knight, a black activist, writes about Dr. King and Mr. Obama:
King by 1967 became one of the most dangerous leaders in America because he was growing politically and he had made some ideological transitioning beyond the Civil Rights movement and had come to recognize that the true struggle was international, which involved a struggle for human rights. Some of Dr. King's top advisors like Ralph Abernathy and Andrew Young advised King not to make this transition because it was a lot more political and expansive in ideology.
King grew to understand that inequality between wealth and labor (labor and the means of production created an antagonistic contradiction between the "haves and have nots") for this position he was called a socialist, as if that label represented something bad.
Dr. King would be in total opposition to the Zionist State of Israel who ended the year and started the New Year in 2009 killing innocent Palestinian men, women, and children on the Gaza Strip. What is taking place in Gaza is a criminal act and should be condemned by all civilized people of the earth. There are forty-one (41) Congressional Black Caucus Members (CBC) and there should have been a collective statement, a resolution of sought issued condemning Israel for this unlawful act of aggression against the Palestinian people.
King said injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. I have not heard the so-called black leaders nor the religious community stand-up and condemn what the Israeli military is doing in Gaza. Yet, many of them for the next two weeks will be putting on public programs honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and telling how they are followers of his philosophy. But King would not be sitting silent and watching the Palestinian people being slaughtered on the Gaza Strip and Gaza City go up in flames and not raise a voice of opposition. These are hypocrites and liars.
We in 2009 are faced with some of the same challenges that Dr. King faced over forty (40) years ago, the enemy today is more covert and sophisticated and has further lured black people to sleep with Barack Obama being elected as the president of the United States of America, as though this resolves the social divide and all of sudden racism does not exist and all of America’s race problems have been solved. more
Perhaps there can be positive outcomes in this illusion of Obama. Do you suppose that when the newness wears off and reality sets in that blacks and whites will, by necessity, have to come together to fight against the real enemies of America?
One can have hope.
The truth is, that is our only hope -- and why the MSM (and government; it is so important you understand WHERE DIVISIONS COME FROM) work overtime to develop and exploit that wedge at every turn!!!
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