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  •  "was".... a proud victory for the little people (5+ / 0-)

    then, but now it seems otherwise.

    I could not even bear to listen to the 2007 video of Obama in this diary for more than a few quick seconds, nor any of his other old campaign videos of what he believed, what he represented himself to be.

    As sadly all too soon after taking office, it was as if an entirely different person from Candidate Obama became President Obama......

    In 2008, a massive groundswell of ordinary citizens swept Barack Obama into office. It was a proud victory for the little people: America's first president of color elected resoundingly by a people who rose to the promise of hope and change after eight long and hideous years of brutal rightwing madness. A people's president...finally!

    So, why not go after the ones who wrecked our economy? Why not prosecute the blatant, in-your-face criminals that riddled the Bush administration starting from the very top? Why not reassure the international community that in the USA, the land of equality and justice for all, not even the president is above the law?

    Not looking back means not looking at all.

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

    by allenjo on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 05:53:45 AM PDT

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