“CHANGE HAS COME TO AMERICA”…? (still waiting)

Posted by politicalpartypooper on November 3, 2009

President Obama today told Afghan President Hamid Karzai to make an honest effort at cleaning up corruption in Government.

“I did emphasize that this has to be a point in time where we write a new chapter based on improved governance, a much more serious effort to eradicate corruption, joint efforts to accelerate the training of Afghan security forces… that kind of coordination and a sense on the part of President Karzai that after some difficult years in which there has been some drift, in fact, he is [now] going to move boldly forward in taking advantage of the international community’s interest in his country….

He assured me that he understood the importance of this moment… But as I indicated to him the proof is not going to be in words. It is going to be in deeds.”

“serious effort to eradicate corruption”…hmm…
Irony?  Hypocrisy?  “Change has come to America!”
Remember those words?  I’m sure you do; they were the first words America heard President Obama speak moments after he had been projected as the winner of our 2008 presidential election.  At the time, I noted here on my blog that those words were very premature.  Seems they still are, almost one year later.  Washington is as corrput as ever, and our Federal Government remains dominated by two parties more interested in staying in power than accomplishing any real, lasting good.
For Washington to change, we need one serious bit of legislation written immediately.  We need Lobbying and PAC financing reform.  We need to take the money completely out of lobbying and special interests; yet to date, no mention of this type of reform exists since the 2008 elections.
Mr. President, sweep in front of your own door before you dare open your mouth about demanding a fledging democracy to clean up the corruption it that country.  To date, you have not lifted a finger to change the way business is done in Washington.
Maybe Afghanistan does need to clean up corruption in government, but Washington should be far more focused on cleaning up the corruption in DC than anywhere else.  All you accomplished today, Mr. President, was to sound like an international hypocrite.  Why don’t you memorize the last sentence of that quote, and make it your personal creed?  We have not seen change, yet, Mr. President.  All we’ve heard are words.  It’s time to put up or shut up.

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