I planned to post reactions to Obama’s first State of the Union address, but Bob Arnold has said everything I meant to say, better than I could have managed to say it. Give it a look!
On second thought, Bob doesn’t mention the reaction of Yosemite Sam Alito to Obama’s criticism of the high court’s majority ruling that opens our already cash-corrupted political system to even more massive corporate influence. Alito has revealed himself to be not a judge at all, but a political hack who joined with the other “conservative” (in quotes because they are really crypto-fascist radicals and not conservative at all) members of the Roberts gang who reversed a century of legal precedent after claiming during their confirmation hearings that they would respect stare decisis. Scoundrels every one.
Oh! That leads me back to my pre-SOTU post. I have to say that my doubts about Obama evaporated as I watched him speak. Seeing him surrounded by the legion of bought-and-paid-for pols who are the ones truly responsible for our woes made me realize that my expectations for Obama were doubtless impossibly high. I can imagine him cracking wise in private that “you govern with the Congress you have, not the one you wish you had”), letting the witless specter of Donny Rumsfeld serve as the objective correlative for his own disappointment. But it’s clear, at least it is to me now, that Obama genuinely wants the change he campaigned on–you know, that change the majority of the electorate voted for–and shouldn’t be counted among the scoundrels.
In other words, my “bitter fatigue” has shifted to those who are actually causing it.
One more change I would make to Bob’s post. I would say, “Let it snow let it snow let it snow, since it is, here in Colorado.”