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The Audacity of Hopelessness and Betrayal

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As one of the cleverest political conquistadors to ever hoodwink the American public, you have to admit -- our Commander and Chief is one smooth talking peccadillo. It was seven long years ago that the skinny little guy with a funny name, Senator Barack Obama, delivered his keynote address at the 2004 Democratic Convention.

It was a speech that most would agree -- catapulted him to sudden fame and popularity as a 2008 Presidential contender. How could we forget? "The Audacity of Hope" was the theme of his speech that inspired millions.

Two years later, in the fall of 2006, Obama published his book, "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream." A book considered to be a political biography of his core values. The political nexus of Mr. Obama's policy positions on a host of issues, from education, health care, and Social Security -- to America's wars in the Middle East.

After enduring eight years of Bush hypocrisy, Senator Barack Obama easily took the Oval Office in 2008 on a hope and a prayer for "change."  Well, here we are in the summer of 2011. Our country thirstier than ever for that change he spoke of. Oh yeah, united we still stand ... with a big cotton-mouth that is. Our pockets inside-out and blowing in the dusty wind. Yes, here we stand (with bucket in hand) directly next to a dry political well filled with nothing but empty promises. Indeed, we now know for sure that Mr. Obama's "Audacity of Hope" is realistically "The Audacity of Hopelessness and Betrayal."

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And so the story goes; all of his campaign promises for peace, transparency, financial stability, jobs, clean energy and affordable healthcare, etc., -- all turned out to be nothing more than oppressive lies. Sorry folks, the New World Order police state is here to stay!

Nope, no parade for the people today. Just a faint memory of a dull, colorless pinwheel that quickly sparked and fizzled-out soon after inaugural day. A day that will probably never be celebrated again with such fanfare. And now America's cities are increasingly ghettoized with record unemployment, accelerated crime and crumbling infrastructures. Our lives destroyed. Our health degrading. And with it, our children's dreams of peace, economic stability and happiness will not be realized as well.  

The cold reality is, Obama's quaint little accomplishments amount to little more than a corporate pimp flinging low-value coinage to a beggar. And for those of you still clinging to the Obama hope wagon? Well, the debt-limit game is ongoing to keep you in cliff-hanger-mode, but don't fret little donkeys, I'm sure the funny little guy with the weird name will raise the debt ceiling on cue ... and those checkie-poohs will be delivered just as surely as Congress will continue raiding our national treasury like drunken sailors on meth. Or at least until the next round of election bravado in 2012.

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Not that there is much difference between an ass-stubborn donkey and a fat fricking elephant. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's compromise will let House Republicans off the hook without bearing the horrendous consequences of a government default, and we will continue down the debt road of enslavement for generations to come.

Hail to the new boss. Same as the old boss.


 

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