Jan. 22nd, 2010

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What the hell is going on the US? Wasn't the Obama administration supposed to usher in a new era of political engagement, responsibility, transparency and hope? I expected nothing under Bush and was deeply dissatisfied by his policies. I didn't expect Obama to be the second (or even third, fourth or fifth) coming of the Messiah, but, frankly, it's like a gigantic clusterfuck over there. The Brown election in Massachusetts is a great example - two bland candidates. The Democrat self-satisfied and wussy, the Republican too glossy for his own good, auctioning off his daughters in public. Gah. I need some mouthwash to get the nasty taste out of my mouth.

Health care is a disaster, pleasing no one. Obama is trying to be all things to all people. The Democrats remain spineless, the Republicans remain way off course (moral ills ARE NOT America's biggest problems). And now the US Supreme Court just granted individual rights to corporations. WHAT THE FUCK?! I look forward to posts from several of you who are more savvy in this arena than I am. But, really, what little I've read doesn't bode well. It's a huge set back for campaign finance reform and for the public's best interests in general.

I'm thoroughly dismayed this morning. I don't know if I'm happy or troubled to be living abroad at this time and out of the loop.

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