The beating that the Democrats took at the polls, signaled to many folks, an end to the allure, motivation and premise behind the Change You Can Believe In mantra of Barack Obama.
To be truthful, I voted for him with high expectations that this country would for once, be on track to reclaim its glory and leadership in the world. But what I've seen of the Obama administration is a fuddled mess. Yes, Healthcare got passed. But do people realize that this only was a ploy to get 32 million people to buy defective insurance products in which "chumps" in the Middle class would have to pay for? After the reform bill was passed, the insurance companies' stock grew--which would indicate that they were in on some kind of deal. They convinced Obama to abandon his campaign promise of enacting the "public option" which would have brought down the cost of healthcare.
Seriously, I have been doing some serious thinking and I honestly feel that Barack Obama is a weak man. The truth of the matter, he made deals in order to get elected and now that the Republicans have regained power, the rich elite that helped get him elected, don't need him anymore. And it is the wealthy elite who own all of this country's resources and control its power that make the decisions in this country, like it or not.
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Barack Obama betrayed his base. And for the next two years, it will be interesting to see just how he performs, knowing...that he has been used up.
The very people that brought down the economy, have reclaimed the mantles of power...and he has no one to blame but himself for that.
We got hoodwinked!