Where Is The Change In Clinton Part II?

Barack Obama ran a two year campaign for the presidency with a chant of hope and change and a claim that he is a Washington outsider and that he will change the way things are done. Change is on the way, he has chanted for the past two years. He lamented about the way business is done in DC and how he will change all that. No more business a usual. A lot of people bought this load of bunk but just as many voted for him to cleanse their souls of white guilt or because he is black. In any event, how much change is this so called “outsider” bringing?

During the primaries Obama said that Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton were part of the problem in DC. They were part of the business as usual network and electing them would bring more of the same. Then, after he won the primary, Obama picked Biden to be his Vice President. Biden has been in the Senate nearly as long as Obama has been alive and yet this is the best Obama could come up with for “change.”

Now that he has won the presidency, he is looking to make Hillary Clinton the Secretary of State. If the reason we needed to vote for him was because Biden and Clinton were part of the problem, how does putting them in these positions actually result in any “change?”

Obama’s cabinet will look like Clinton redux. He has selected Eric Holder to be the Attorney General. Holder is a “veteran” DC lawyer and served as Deputy AG in the Clinton administration. How exactly is it change to put a DC insider and past Clinton crony in this position?

As Obama gets deeper and deeper into the process of vetting people to serve in his administration a large number of seasoned political insiders and people who served under Clinton are being mentioned. It looks like Obama will have very few outsiders (if any) in his administration of change. Tell me again how change is on the way…

After selecting so many Clinton retreads for his administration the only thing Obama will have to do is bring Monica Lewinsky on as an intern.

Guess that can’t happen. She blew any chance she had at getting back in the White House. Too bad. He might have liked having her on his staff.

Big Dog

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6 Responses to “Where Is The Change In Clinton Part II?”

  1. Bill says:

    Big Dog,

    She “blew” any chance she had…

    Pun intended?

  2. Bosun says:

    Obama lied and Conservatives cried :)

  3. Reason says:

    Well I think Obama’s presidency along with liberal control of Congress is summed up by the old adage “hope for the best but prepare for the worst.”

    I’m not going to sit here and wish for Hope&Change to fail since that is sorta like cutting my own nose off to spite my face. I believe the next 4 years are going to be a disaster, but I hope he does at least an adequate job and tacks more towards the center on issues. You see if he and Congress do an even worse job than Congress is doing now its going to hurt the nation and you, me, and everyone else. I don’t want to see that happen.

  4. David M says:

    The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the – Web Reconnaissance for 11/19/2008 A short recon of what’s out there that might draw your attention, updated throughout the day…so check back often.

  5. For my money the best point is Obama painting Clinton as politics as usual or the status quo in Washington during the primaries but tapping their DNC ‘brand’ for everything since including votes from THEIR followers.

    Now filling the Federal gov’t with a return to a former administation. Too bad so many ignore what is said in the primaries by the time the general election arrives. Or maybe this is what they wanted all the time.

  6. Big Dog says:

    Absolutely Bill, absolutely….