Well, Obama hasn’t even been sworn in for a second term, and already he has stabbed all of his followers in the back.
It all started out when he violated his absolute promise to only raise taxes on those making 250,000, and then he signed into law a fiscal cliff deal that is mostly hammering the middle class. Then he promised to veto NDAA if it continued the excesses of Gitmo, and he broke that promise as well. Now we are reminded that at a campaign in Detroit in August he reaffirmed his commitment to a cabinet that “reflects the diversity of America.”
In fulfillment of that promise, Obama is nominated three old white men to State, Defense and CIA, three of the most powerful departments of the fed. We have Brennan, a mad torturer and murderer who apparently doesn’t believe in civil liberties. Hegel who hates Jews and wants Iran to have nuclear weapons, and John Kerry at state. It also appears that these three old white men were on the short list for these jobs in August when Obama spoke in Detroit.
In the past week, he’s managed to stab in the back the poor, the middle class, women, minorities (asians, blacks and latinos), young people, environmentalists, labor and civil libertarians, and he hasn’t even been sworn in yet.
I suspect in the next week that we will see the following ad in Nation or Mother Jones looking for a replacement for Eric Holder: “Wanted: half asian, half Latino transgender twenty-something, legally married to a life partner, in a wheelchair due to gunshot injury, mental impairment not a problem, no experience necessary, inquire within.”