What does it mean when President Obama decides to compromise the issues that only last year he was so passionate about?
It means that once in the Oval Office, he has lost touch with the very same people who voted him into office. It means that power does corrupt everybody.
It means that there is so much money in Washington to spread around that it can and will influence even the nicest, the most ethical people.
It means that the term "conviction" has two distinct meanings, one for Politicians and one for the common folk.
For the Politician it means to say what you think people want to hear to get what you want.
To the common folk it, it means a certain moral or ethical standing about an issue that defies change, or reshaping, re-structuring or re-configuring.
Obviously a person can have a conviction about anything and everything, but when speaking about Politicians we can assume that it has nothing to do with how to wear your baseball cap.
Right now in America the big issues at hand, Afghanistan, Iraq, Health care, Immigration, Wall St. and Banking cartel corruption, Political corruption, jobs, swine flu, Renewable energy, World dialogue, Women's issues Birth control and Abortion and for many the gay rights issues seem to be on the menu.
On all of these very important issues the President has taken a stand before election and now is waffling, side stepping, dodging, his previous statements and intentions to appease who?
The people who claim that he is not a citizen ( The Birthers), the people who yell out in Congress, "You Lie" as in Joe ( the racist, the intolerant bigot) Wilson. The Tea Baggers who had nothing to say when Bush/ Cheney lied America into two wars for profit and added $$ 5 $$ TRILLION to the deficit, and gave $700,000,000,000.00 to Wall St. and Banking cartels to bail out failed Capitalism, and greed?
Mr. President this is who you want to please, these self serving intolerant, this hateful group or klan, these war mongering, brown nosing, spineless cowards who send other people's children to war to die, just so they can make money?
Mr. President do you really think that these people are your allies?
So far it looks that way.
So far on all the issues that I stated you have compromised, not because it is good, but because it is convenient for political gain.
Mr. President you spoke about conviction during your election, you spoke about Honor, about doing the right thing for the people, not the richest people, but for the powerless people. You spoke about change, about giving the common people a voice in Washington.
Where is that voice now?
Where is the man that was going to stand up to Greed and corruption in Washington?
Where is the man who was going to end war?
It seems like that man has bought into the gamed system that he said he would fight!
I am not the only person to feel betrayed and let down. Many now see that politics has no ethics, that it is purely self serving, a show for the masses to keep them in check, otherwise they may take to the streets as our Revolutionary Fore-Fathers did against the British Monarchy in the last 1770's.
Mr. President you were our HOPE for the future?
Sure you took office in the worst possible scenario from the incompetence of the Bush/ Cheney regime, but you knew that going in.
More of the same with different characters?
Mr. President you were the people's choice and reason to go to the voting booths last year on election day. Do you think that they will return knowing that not much has changed. That compromise is the basis for all of your decisions?
My interests are in Philosophy, Health, Nutrition, and fitness. I have traveled to China, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia many times. My wife "My" is from Vietnam, born there, speaks the language fluently and is grounded in Asian ways. I have been in the Real Estate Field, Co-owned a Off-road Skateboard Company called Xtreme Wheelz here in San Diego, Owned a Commercial Glass Tinting business for over 20 years, and now I am solidly into writing. I have now surfed for over 40 years, been running long distance for over 35 years, Play guitar for 30 plus years, and have been traveling for the past life time.
I will be 53 on Halloween, October 31, 2009. Life has been very good to me. I am Thankful for loving parents, and an older brother, Butch (nickname) who died in 1973, after I had just turned 16, but who opened my eyes to philosophy, other cultures, people, health, and many other good things and gave me the spark to look for them in my own journey.