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Obama Saves the World (someone get that man a cape)

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It was a surreal moment during the inauguration. Obama’s worshiping masses, teary eyed were all in agreement that finally life is going to be rosy again with Obama as president. George Bush, Washington’s village idiot, sat through the inaugural proceedings looking clueless, empty headed and uninterested; his thoughts tumbling around in his brain like underpants in a dryer.

Still, one had to wonder was the worst chapter in American history finally over?

Granted, with Obama in charge, we have a better chance of not reducing the planet to a smoldering pile of radioactive grit than we did with George Bush, but still, I’m not totally convinced.

You see, after only two days of Obama style ‘change’, already he has given the green light to bombing a sovereign state (Pakistan). As usual, innocent civilians were killed.

That is what I came to expect from George Bush’s America during the last eight years. George’s America never had any respect for international law, another country’s sovereignty or people. Shoot first and ask questions later was George’s methodology. You’re either for us or against us.

So, what happened to Obama’s ‘change we can believe in’?

With Obama, maybe the torture of prisoners as well as Bush’s torture of the English language may change, but that’s about it.

So far, I’m a little weirded out when I see all those Obamamaniacs; their eyes glazed over and full of child-like wonder, suspending all (if they ever had any) critical thinking when Obama speaks. It’s kind of spooky really. This Obama worship has taken on a sort of cult-like messianic weirdness. I think we’re approaching a ‘let’s all drink the Kool-Aid’ kind of eeriness here, if you want to get blunt about it. Didn’t I see this once in a science fiction movie – or was it an episode of Star Trek?

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You see, these Obamamaniacs will attack anyone who questions any word that leaves the lips of their savior; anyone who might contradict their Obama moment.

Granted, Obama’s charisma is without question, though I suspect highly amplified by the pathetic ineptitude of the man he replaces. Indeed, anyone who became president after George Bush would seem almost super human. Obama has very small shoes to fill. It’s not hard to top eight years of unrivaled incompetence.

And true, Barack Obama’s election may be historical, though it will be truly historical when a black man or woman can get elected president of the US and no one thinks it’s a big deal.

So, what does Barack Obama actually stand for?

Change we can believe in?

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If bombing Pakistan was Obama’s opening act, that’s not change, that’s business as usual. Obama obviously does not possess the tools of change if he has surrounded himself with the same old tools George Bush had – the same kind of advisors, war hawks and moneymen that got us into this problem.

I guess no one picked up on his campaign rhetoric or reviewed his voting record or took a look at the advisers and cabinet choices he made. Has anyone noticed - or does anyone even care that Obama's cabinet appointments are the same old white-collar criminals and war hawks that we usually find in Washington’s power elite?

Did anyone pay attention during Obama’s campaign?

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Tim Cerantola's humour and political satire has been published in over 25 magazines and newspapers. When he is not pretending to be a writer, he works at a real job working with autistic and special needs children.

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