Barack Obama – Op Ed in WaPo today

From WaPo:

A Chance to Change the Game
Written by Barack Obama

This past Election Day, the American people sent a clear message to Washington: Clean up your act.

After a year in which too many scandals revealed the influence special interests wield over Washington, it’s no surprise that so many incumbents were defeated and that polls said “corruption” was the grievance cited most frequently by the voters.

It would be a mistake, however, to conclude that this message was intended for only one party or politician. The votes hadn’t even been counted in November before we heard reports that corporations were already recruiting lobbyists with Democratic connections to carry their water in the next Congress.

That’s why it’s not enough to just change the players. We have to change the game. Continue reading

HB – Surge and what?

Nothing can be rolled out of this White House without a slogan.  Today’s slogan is Surge and Accelerate.  I know that the surge stands for more troops.  I’m not sure what the accelerate stands for?  Warp speed?  Fast withdrawal?  I’m not sure. All I know is that this White House has been a disaster.  I can’t think of one major policy that has worked for the American people.  I’m almost sure that this will be more of the same.