Thirdpower, You're right, of course. I'm concerned about all the unkept promises, and even more than them, I'm concerned that the planned buildup in Afghanistan is quickly turning into a shit-awful mess.Others that fell for his 'Cult of Personality' are having those glasses removed:
Yet, when I hear him speak, I get that rose-colored-glasses kinda feeling. You gotta admit, he can deliver the patriotism, Founding Fathers line with the best of 'em.
Colin Powell, who broke ranks with the Republican Party last year to endorse Barack Obama, now worries that the president's agenda is increasing the size of government and the federal debt to alarming levels.He continues:
"And I never would have believed that we would have budgets that are running into the multi-trillions of dollars, and we are amassing a huge, huge national debt that, if we don't pay for in our lifetime, our kids and grandkids and great grandchildren will have to pay for it."That EXACT SAME THING WAS SAID DURING THE ELECTION. Perhaps people should have done a little critical thinking back while the campaign was still going on.
But the majority of the public preferred "that rose-colored-glasses kinda feeling". They wanted him to wrap them in a soft, warm blanket and be soothed by his words while the economy and the nation fell to ruin around them.
Yet even after all the lies, broken promises, and kowtowing to some of the worst dictators in the world, his most ardent supports still respond, hands clasped and eyes closed, with a heartfelt:
While you celebrate the Independence Day, read these words and contemplate what they really mean.
Happy 4th of July folks. Keep your powder dry.