Obama's Change?

United States
November 8, 2008 11:32am CST
Here's an interesting article about the appointments so far and those that are being leaked and rumored, for the Obama Administration. What happened to the disdain he had for "Washington insiders"? What happened to that promise of building a bipartisan Washington? Richard (sorry,his name violates mylot rules) Morris worked in the Clinton Campaign and White House. He knows a lot about what went on in that administration. http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/ It's the first article, about Obama's change. What does everyone think?
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
8 Nov 08
The only change is who is in the White House... just as nothing much changed between the Clinton and Bush Administrations, the same will be true here. Clinton was bombing Iraq, Bush sent in ground troops. Clinton raised taxes, and raised the taxes on the rich even more... while Bush cut taxes, including the extra tax against the rich. Other than that, there wasn't much difference between the two, and I don't expect to see much change with 0bama, with the very possible exception of our 1st Amendment rights being violated with the passage of the Fairness Doctrine or some behind the scene licensing regulation of radio and the internet. 0bama and his socialist cronies do not like opposing views, and there already is a push by Pelosi and others to limit political speech that they don't approve of. As for 0bama, expect pretty much that nothing will change in the way government works.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Nothing says change like picking someone who has be a politician since graduating from college, and every person from the Clinton administration except the Clinton's themselves. Well I did forget about Morris but he has angered to many people off on that side. Stories like this just make you throw your hands up in the air and scream. We all knew this was going to happen except those brainwashed Obamites.
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• United States
8 Nov 08
Agreed. I didn't know most of the people who stood behind him during his press conference, but someone on Fox news, an "expert" commentator said it was like a who's who of economists and very bipartisan. That gave me the slightest bit of hope, but then later I find out who they are and they aren't particularly bipartisan, nor are they particularly "new" or "cutting edge". Our economy is in BIG trouble -- and he promised us CHANGE. He could at least bring in some "new blood".
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• United States
8 Nov 08
I think his very first appointment of Emanuel Rahm, who is also a former Clinton White House staffer, gave an indication of what is to follow. I wonder if the president of Iran would have been so quick to congratulate Obama if he knew that Rahm was to be the Chief of Staff?
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@magnet (2087)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Barack Obama is not the President yet, Bush is still in charge right now,it would be nice if people could give Barack a chance. Anyway what exactly went wrong in the Clinton administration? So what he picked some people who worked with the Clintons. Things were way better during that time. Anyway, moving forward everything is going to be alright! Remember change don't happen over night. It took 8 years for all this mess to develop now.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
9 Nov 08
And a terrorist attack in the making where Clinton ignored intelligence. Not to mention the notion that everybody should own a home regardless whether they can afford it. And the fact that Bush took over during our first economic downward spiral. Thinks were better under Clinton in the first half of his administration. The last four were a catastrophe, not to mention an embarrassment. Bush did what we asked him for. He took revenge for a terrorist attack. An attack on our own soil. If I remember correctly, at the time everybody was for it. He kept us safe. There were plenty of attempts after that. All that costs money. But keep blaming the Bush administration. That Obama neglected to also point fingers at Clinton and to acknowledge that the crisis was due to something passed under the Clinton administration was already an indicator that not much change will happen. The fact that he is surrounding himself with Clinton people is indicating that the only change we'll see is a change back to Clinton policies. As far as I remember people weren't so happy about those back then. They rather voted Bush in then another Democrat. Just food for thought. I don't expect much change nor much improvement. Obama came in riding high and mighty. If he doesn't deliver, he'll have a long and hard fall.
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• United States
9 Nov 08
Ahhh but remember one thing since the right put this out over and over again and took so much pride when Mr. McCain said but I am not Bush the same goes here Obama is not Clinton. There was a statement made that Bush retaliated against Iraq for 9-11 well my friend that is not what Bush will admit too. Obama hasn't even picked his cabinet nobody knows what he will do, so everyone kewl the heck down. I believe he will put together a team that will raise both parties eyebrows. Only time will tell.
• United States
9 Nov 08
gramma, what do you mean that's not what Bush will admit to? Obama is elected -- he HAS his chance, and I HOPE he does well -- for our sake. But my point is, it's not looking too good at this point. Oh, and yes, Senator McCain did say he is not Bush. BUT Obama said, My economic policies will be like Clinton's. He said he'd do what Clinton did. He definitely aligned himself with Clinton in the last few weeks of the election. And he is still doing that.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
9 Nov 08
He is a politician through and through. He knows the ins and outs. It got him into Harvard, it got him into his other activities. He promised what he needed to promise to be elected, lol. Every politician does that. Once people realize that their life won't change for the better the way they expected they'll bash him just like they did Bush. Right now he is the golden boy. He can't do no wrong. Just wait, it'll happen, because there is no way he can deliver. He already is relying on Clinton people. Will it also be Clinton politics? The very same politics that got us into the mortgage crisis. The very same politics that led to our economic downward spiral.... I sure hope not, but it looks that way.
@magnet (2087)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I believe that there was a time when people could pay their mortgage, until they start losing their jobs. I don't know many people who can afford a home without a job.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Some people can't afford to pay their mortgage even with a job. Bad decisions, that's all. So many people shouldn't have had a home or such a big home in the first place. People lose their jobs because the mortgage crisis led to a credit crunch. Manufacturers need credit to function. If they don't get it, they'll have to close down, lay off people, whatever it takes. People didn't even follow basic rules of savings and owning a home. You should have a year worth of your income saved up. In case you lose your job you can still pay your mortgage. They also follow the entitlement rule. Many refuse to take a job below their previous pay level. Many don't even want to take a job they deem below their status. An administrative assistant I know refuses to consider a job at Walmart. Lost her house over it. Lastly, if you believe Obama will put in more effort than Bush in saving people from losing their home, think again. It won't happen, because the suggestions made won't work. People who don't responsibly deal with their money will just waste it again. I know people who instead of paying down debt went on a nice vacation with their last stimulus check. I'm sure Mexico was happy to get some of that money.
@magnet (2087)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Yeah that's some people. Some people do not know how to manage money because they did not have a good example on how to manage money. There are also people who can manage money very well and I don't think it's their fault they can't find a job. I bet some people wish that things will go wrong while he is in office just to prove a point. Anyway things will work out.
@kdhartford (1152)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I'm a little flabbergasted that people actually believed that Barak Obama is different than the rest of the politicians. People, he is a politician. He told you what he wanted to hear. He did what he had to do to get elected. Now that he is elected, we need to make sure that he does a good job and if he doesn't...then not re-elect him.
@mikeysmom (2092)
• United States
9 Nov 08
oh well, it is no surprise to me. he got elected and now he is going to do what they all do, the same old same old. glad i did not vote for him. i can only hope that he proves me wrong and does something to change what is going on in this country but i am very skeptical to say the least.
@rsa101 (16718)
• Quezon City, Philippines
9 Nov 08
Well i think it is quite far to speculate any changes as there will be in the coming days. but as of now it has just been a week or so to really say he is changed or made changes already. I think it would take some time before we could say there were changes or changed has been made in his administration. He has not even seated in the office yet.