Wednesday, January 29, 2014

State of the Union: Bush’s long shadow

State of the Union Address. Didn’t watch it. Obama is very good at speechifying, but has a very poor track record of actually delivering on his promises. Take just about any speech he made during the 2008 “Change” presidential election and you’ll find that he either a) abandoned the proposal/idea or b) did the exact opposite of what he said (transparency, anyone?).

Don’t hold your breath that anything substantive will be done about Obama’s new inequality kick. To actually make a difference, he would have to inconvenience the very people both parties count on for mega bucks, the one percenters. No one can afford to get on their blacklist.

The past six year’s of the Obama administration have been little better than an extension of the Bush presidency. I don’t think there’s any reason to believe that the next two will be much different.

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