The Asterisk President

Fairly self-explanatory, but this is something I’ve been trying to convey about Obama for some time. He has perfect Bush’s art of getting the big headline and then amending it into nothingness later when nobody is paying attention. Remember Bush’s signing statements? Obama doesn’t need them–he does the same thing without them.

10 thoughts on “The Asterisk President

  1. As an early Obama supporter during the Presidential campaign, I was a little frightened and extremely put off by how much his campaign was borrowing from the Bush/Rove play book. I was assured by other Obama supporters that he would only use his powers for good, unlike Bush, and these tactics would be necessary to defeat Republicans in the general elections (i.e., the ends justify the means). Well, I guess he hasn't stopped using Bush's political tactics – and as long as he doesn't run into a Katrina-like situation, he will probably be fine.

  2. As far as troop strength in the Mideast goes, the truth is further obscured by the deployment of thousands of contractors under arms, at up to ten times the cost of conventional military forces. Your tax dollars at work, U!S!A! fuck yeah!

  3. Nothing has changed.

    Nothing will ever change without violent revolution. The corporate greedheads will never relinquish their power and their wealth until it's wrested from their cold, dead fingers.

  4. Actually, I agree with HemlockMan. The proof is in this cartoon. The single largest robbery in human history has been taking place, and what do people do? They blog. They make cartoons. They whine. And then they get back to being mindless, dead consumers.

    The only thing that would cause real change would involve violence. Will it change things for the better? Maybe, maybe not. But it would send a powerful message to the elite class.

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