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I remember reading this website in 2008. As the excitement of the primary process built, I read diary after diary chronicling Obama's triumph over Clinton, and later, McCain.

The slogan was change.

But has anything really changed?

 Executives at the largest banks, financial institutions, credit rating agencies, and government sponsored entitities such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were not criminally prosecuted for their wrongdoing. Maybe the appointment of Eric Holder had something to do with it. Holder peviously defended clients in white collar crime cases, and as a deputy attorney general once wrote a memo suggesting that executives at large firms were "too big to jail" because of the consequences of prosecutions on financial markets.

Timothy Geithner was appointed treasury secretary after assuring, as NY federal reserve chief, that Goldman Sachs was fully paid for their Credit Default Swaps during the AIG bailout.

During the Bush administration, we constantly complained about the encroachments of executive power on civil liberties. Now we find, courtesy of Edward Snowden, that Obama has been continuing Dick Cheney's policy of building a surveillance state.

There is not the slightest doubt in my mind, that had Clinton won, she would have also appointed the same Washington insiders like Geithner, Summers, and Holder. So remember when you vote next time, that you have a choice. Your vote is either for the banks and the surveillance state or the banks and the surveillance state.


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