MEDIA TIME ON THE POTOMAC: WAITING FOR OBAMA Pt 2
Finally, Some Hope for A Swearing In—Not Just the Usual Swearing At
By News Dissector Danny Schechter, Author of Plunder
The breathless buildup to the Barack’nauguration is steaming ahead. Some of us who marched on Washington years ago are planning to party there next week in a spectacle funded, quiet as the contradictions are kept, by many of the companies the President-Elect banned from donating to his campaign.
Still Progress? You betcha! Everything I would like? Hardly.
Even amidst the new promises to cast out the old, Bushworld plots last minute damage with midnight regulations in their role, to use Tom Frank’s phrase, as ‘the wrecking crew.” The Repugs set out to destroy government’s capacity to serve people’s needs and have achieved much of it by undermining institutions, deregulating the economy, and defanging the Constitution.
Thanks to Congressional inattention and media complicity, they have done to Washington, by other means, what the Israelis are doing to Gaza.
Soon the whole mess will be in Barack Obama’s lap bringing to mind that headline in the ONION, “Black Man Given Hardest Job In The World.” Will he be able to reverse our economic decline, win two wars, and rebuild the country, and all before breakfast, in a country with no patience or attention span?