FrashavanI'm not sure he wants toSun Jan 29, 2012 08:22184.108.40.206Obama raised a huge war chest, based on the donations of individuals, not corporations. That should have freed him from dependency on the moneyed interests, but seems to have had no visible impact. Whenever he has been confronted with a bill that the corporations favour, but ordinary Americans question, he has signed it rather than exercising his veto...
I think Obama may have been a Trojan horse, more's the pity. He certainly hasn't won over the frothing-at-the-mouth right wing, and he has lost in droves the youth and the disenchanted who voted for him.
- Re: You can be sure the moneyed supporters of the Republicans... Mirage, Sun Jan 29 07:12He has tried, but let me put it this way, the promised reduction of healthcare costs left huge loopholes for insurance companies, and they have used them. Members of one insurance company here saw... more
- I'm not sure he wants to Frashavan, Sun Jan 29 08:22
- That's the breaks MN_Morgan, Mon Jan 30 12:34I have been jaded since I started voting. If it looks like it's too good to be true, it probably is. I do see an improvement in spite of all the crap, but I doubt anyone can fix this system. Even the ... more
- Great power amplifies the wrong it is possible to do Frashavan, Mon Jan 30 17:41... but, from what I can see, it doesn't make it any easier to do good. I consider that one of the paradoxes of power, actually.
- Not sure I agree Mirage, Mon Jan 30 22:13I think despite having been pretty much a robber baron, Bill Gates has done some real good with his foundation. Yes, I imagine from the timing of it, that Gates probably did it initially to try to... more
- I was thinking, mostly, about the political spehere Frashavan, Tue Jan 31 07:45If you throw enough money around, some of it is probably going to end up "wasted" doing some good. ;-)