Posted tagged ‘change’

Every Generation Needs a New Revolution

January 7, 2009

The above video promotes the group Young Americans for Liberty. This new organization of young people seeking real change in America is having its first official event January 20, 2009 –

REAL CHANGE REQUIRES R3VOLUTION

Campuses nationwide will declare that one day of Obama is enough. It’s time for change..

For more information visit the Young Americans for Liberty web site.

In a separate effort (not associated with Young Americans for Liberty), kids younger than college age can also take a stand…

Add your video as a response to this! Let your kid tell the world on a nationally televised commercial that “It’s not their debt!”

I like both of these ideas a lot. Nothing will change until the people make it so. The younger generations need to be heard now because it is their future we are so recklessly gambling with today.

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More “Change” Ahead

December 24, 2008

The Washington Times reports that President-elect Obama wants most of the Bush war team to stay.

“Geoff Morrell, Pentagon press secretary, confirmed that Mr. Gates wants to retain temporarily most political appointees, saying nearly all of the service secretaries and undersecretaries will remain until Senate confirmation of their successors, which can take months. He declined to identify who will be asked to leave. ”

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And the Wall Street Journal has a piece about Democrats working desperately to lower expectations.

Even as they depict a massive stimulus package as indispensable to turning the economy around, U.S. Democratic leaders are aggressively lowering expectations that the package will yield dramatic accomplishments quickly.

Rep. David Obey, who is playing a key role in assembling the stimulus plan, which is expected to approach $800 billion, said recently that an infusion of federal spending is “the only game in town.” But the Wisconsin Democrat, who is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, was careful to add: “The downward momentum appears too strong to end the recession anytime soon.”

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I’m not the least bit surprised but I am interested to see how long it takes for most Democratic voters to become disillusioned and disappointed. How does that go again… the more things change, the more they stay the same.

So, By “Change” You Meant What Exactly?

December 22, 2008

Rice: Obama to follow Bush foreign policy
By Daniel Dombey in Washington

Published: December 21 2008 23:19 | Last updated: December 21 2008 23:19

Barack Obama might have little option but to follow George W. Bush’s approach on a range of foreign policy issues, including Iran, said Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state.

Ms Rice told the Financial Times the new administration was likely to follow Mr Bush’s lead in the dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme. During the president’s second term, the US has co-ordinated its approach with the European Union, Russia and China.

“When I talk to our allies they believe that that is the structure with which this is ultimately going to be resolved,” Ms Rice said, while acknowledging that the Obama administration would generally “do things in their own way”.

She said: “The reason why there might be some elements of continuity is that what we’ve tried to do is to arrange or organise international groupings that can first manage and then resolve these very difficult problems in a multilateral way.” She was referring not just to the administration’s efforts over Iran but also its approach to North Korea and the Israel-Palestinian issue.

Ms Rice’s words could damp expectations that the incoming administration will represent a complete break with its predecessor on foreign policy.

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NeoCons Heart Obama

December 3, 2008

Right-Wingers and Neocons Love Obama’s Cabinet Appointments

As Barack Obama’s opus, Team of Rivals, continues its rolling debut, the early reviews are in and the “critics” are full of praise for the cast:

“[T]he new administration is off to a good start.”
Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell.

[S]uperb … the best of the Washington insiders … this will be a valedictocracy — rule by those who graduate first in their high school classes.”
David Brooks, conservative New York Times columnist

[V]irtually perfect … ”
Senator Joe Lieberman, former Democrat and John McCain’s top surrogate in the 2008 campaign.

[R]eassuring.”
Karl Rove, “Bush’s brain.”

 “I am gobsmacked by these appointments, most of which could just as easily have come from a President McCain … this all but puts an end to the 16-month timetable for withdrawal from Iraq, the unconditional summits with dictators, and other foolishness that once emanated from the Obama campaign … [Hillary] Clinton and [James] Steinberg at State should be powerful voices for ‘neo-liberalism’ which is not so different in many respects from ‘neo-conservativism.'”
Max Boot, neoconservative activist, former McCain staffer.

“I see them as being sort of center-right of the Democratic party.”
James Baker, former Secretary of State and the man who led the theft of the 2000 election.

[S]urprising continuity on foreign policy between President Bush’s second term and the incoming administration … certainly nothing that represents a drastic change in how Washington does business. The expectation is that Obama is set to continue the course set by Bush … ”
Michael Goldfarb of the neoconservative Weekly Standard.

“I certainly applaud many of the appointments … ”
Senator John McCain

So far, so good.”
Senator Lamar Alexander, senior Republican Congressional leader.

Hillary Clinton will be “outstanding” as Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger, war criminal

Rahm Emanuel is “a wise choice” in the role of Chief of Staff
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, John McCain’s best friend.

Obama’s team shows “Our foreign policy is non-partisan.
Ed Rollins, top Republican strategist and Mike Huckabee’s 2008 campaign manager

The country will be in good hands.”
Condoleezza Rice, George W. Bush’s Secretary of State

 

**Team of Rivals will be playing all day, every day for at least the next four years**

This is change? I feel like I’m getting a repeat of “what the definition of ‘is’ is”.