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    • Donald Sanders

    • December 21, 2013 in Columnists

    I’m so disappointed!

    As the end of 2013 approaches, we should take a moment to consider exactly what we, as a nation, have accomplished. Think about it for a minute and see if anything comes to mind. Surely you can think of something, after all, the cost of our government in 2013 will exceed $7 trillion. At that price, there has to be at least one accomplishment we can brag about.

    No? Well, that’s very disappointing.

    What does the government do with all that money? I mean, for upwards of $7 trillion, it had to do something other than just maintaining everything we already had going. After all, in the year 2000, the government only spent $3.2 trillion to maintain the same programs. Geeze, when is enough going to be enough?

    Let’s think about how things were in the year 2000. When you get right down to it, things weren’t really that bad. I mean, things weren’t that good, but they weren’t that bad either. Things really didn’t take a big dump until the following year, 2001. After that, things got crazy and they’ve been crazy ever since.

    Think back to the day Barack Obama took office. I don’t know about you, but I was elated. I thought he was surely different, better. I thought he was going to do great things. I really had high hopes for his performance as president. I know millions of others did too. “Great things,” we all thought!

    Well, I’ve come to the notion that Barack Obama is no better than George Bush. Any hopes I had for Obama’s presidency went right down the drain, flushed away with the rest of the shit. What’s so bad about it was that I had a great love for this guy. I thought he was way up there with God! I thought he could do no wrong.

    Barak Obama is nothing but another stinking politician. He talks a good line, but he’s full of crap, right up to his floppy ears. I mean, this guy had everything going for him. He had to have more power than any other president in history. The people of this country absolutely worshiped this guy, and he pissed it all away. He accomplished not a single thing, zilch!

    Obama still has troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has yet to close the controversial United States military prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Our prisoners of war are still being tortured. There is no justice to be found anywhere. There is no racial equality. There is no gender equality. There is no privacy. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. It’s the same old story that we heard in the ’60s.

    I don’t know what’s going to happen to this country, but I fear it will not be good. There’s one thing I do know, and I’ll share it with you right now. When the shit hits the fan, you better duck and you better be ready for it. It would be a good thing if you started stockpiling supplies, food and water. It’s that simple. Either get ready for it or don’t. It is entirely up to you — but I wouldn’t count of the government for help because even $500 trillion dollars won’t stop what’s coming our way.

    I am so disappointed!

    • Donald, not expecting this from you. I have hope. I feel he has done a lot to help us but as President he is hampered by our Congress. Those are the individuals you should voice all your anger to. He is one man who had dreams and hopes like the rest of us and he thought he could pull it off but this country is more racist than ever and when Congress says they won’t help him pass one thing they weren’t kidding. I still have dreams and hopes for us and a good anti-depressant sure helps. 🙂

      • Obama is in bed with Bush and Cheney. On 16 April 2009, Obama himself took the first step in formalizing the full-scale immunity he intended to bestow on all government officials involved even in the most heinous and lethal torture. On that date, he decreed absolute immunity for any official involved in torture provided that it comported with the permission slips produced by Bush department of justice (DOJ) lawyers which authorized certain techniques. “This is a time for reflection, not retribution,” the new president so movingly observed in his statement announcing this immunity. Obama added:

        “[N]othing will be gained by spending our time and energy laying blame for the past … we must resist the forces that divide us, and instead come together on behalf of our common future.”

        Obama officials acted to shield Bush torturers from all accountability. During his 2008 campaign for president, Obama repeatedly vowed that, while he opposed “partisan witch-hunts”, he would instruct his attorney general to “immediately review” the evidence of criminality in these torture programs because “nobody is above the law.” Yet, almost immediately after winning the 2008 election, Obama, before he was even inaugurated, made clear that he was opposed to any such investigations, citing what he called “a belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards”.

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