My career as a political junkie began when Jack Kennedy was killed the day before my 16th birthday. Now at the age of 62, I think it's time to retire
I'm a liberal, progressive, leftie, call it what you will. I have hoped for, protested for, worked for and voted for the progressive agenda my whole life. What have I gotten? LBJ had a progressive agenda if you don't include that Viet Nam thing. Then Trickie Dick followed by Chevy Chase (I mean Gerald Ford. Carter had possibilities, but let's face it, he really was a whimpy president. He gave way to the antichrist, Ronald Wilson Reagan (666). GHWB didn't even know the meaning of the word "progressive." Clinton was Republican light. W. made Reagan look progressive.
All this time I watched the political shows. Kept myself informed. Even listened to the "Cons" to see if there was something other than the corporate agenda in their platform. (There isn't). Then along comes BHO.The light at the end of the tunnel. A man of the people. A real orator. A real leader.
Forget it. You can say what you want about W. and his handlers, they got the job done. Unfortunately, the "job" was to fatten the already fat cats at the expense of the rest of the country, but you have to admit,they did what they needed to do, even without a super majority. You can't say the same for Obama.
Turning the other cheek when confronted by the corporate agenda only gets your face slapped on both sides. Obama refuses to give up his dream of bipartisanship despite hand prints on both cheeks. He is beginning to look like a one term president.
I can no longer watch and listen to average working class Americans vote for the likes of Sarah Palin or Scott Brown while any hopes of a progressive agenda for America sinks beneath the surface. The stress is too much. we have not had a progressive president since FDR and it looks like we may never have another. Corporate interests own us all. It is time for me to retire. Perhaps the next generation will fare better.