Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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How do you see Obama as any different? If he had more of a political career he would be called an insider. For the most part he is pushing forward the same tired ideas that Hillary is pushing.
If you take the stance that Ron Paul is an agent of change and has a different perspective I can understand that stance. I just don't see it with Obama.
Perhaps if you actually listened to him you would know. His ideas are pretty straightforward. He refuses to take money from PACs and lobbyists. He sees lobbyists and partisanship as the problem.
Obama states that real problem in Washington is that the hyper-partisans on both sides have taken control and ARE the problem. Their hyperpartisanship prevents anything from getting done politically, but when it comes to looting the treasury, well there is all kinds of bipartisan support for turning it over to the corportions and their lobbyists - in fact it is in cooperating with lobbyists that one finds the only real bipartansanship in the government,because both sides need the corporate fat cats to stay in office. They have essentially created a new system of government, Of The Corporation, By the Corporation and For the Corporation, and one would find the root of every insolvable problem in this country right there. Illegals, the environment, the war, government spending out of control, unneeded defense spending, warped response to terrorism, all are screwed up because of it.
That is what he seeks to change - oddly enough, McCain agrees with him on that, while Hillary does not, which is why you find corporate shills like Coulter and Limbaugh "supporting" Hillary.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address