Monday, November 03, 2008

Change? Really?

I was talking to a former co-worker today, who is convinced that Barry O. is going to win tomorrow. He isn't a fan of Barry, though, and made an interesting observation about his campaign theme of "change." Obama's campaign theme, of course, is essentially based upon the fact that the very unpopular President Bush is a Republican, and John McCain has admitted to voting with President Bush over 90 percent of the time. In other words, Obama argues that voting in John McCain would effectively result in a third term for President Bush.

But would an Obama administration really sweep in change, i.e., change for the better? Considering the fact that both houses of Congress are controlled by the Democrats, and Barry as a U.S. Senator has voted with both Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid at least 90 percent of the time, I'm thinking not really. If there is any "change" that occurs, it wouldn't seem to be anything more than an extension of the failed and unpopular policies that have come out of the Democratically controlled Congress the last couple of years. And oh by the way, Congress has an even lower approval rate than President Bush.

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