“The painstaking campaign for change over two years in 2007 and 2008 has become a painstaking effort in the White House, too,” the official said. “The old habits of Washington aren’t going away easy.”
Pathetic. Honestly, it’s stomach turning.
Speaking of old habits, let’s remember this d-bag’s boss, the one who promised an unprecedented degree of transparency, not even just one week ago cut a deal behind closed doors that would exempt labor unions and government workers from the 40% excise tax on their “Cadillac” health plans to help pay for Obamacare. That’s right – the man who said that healthcare reform was all about equality and for that we’ll be picking up Big Labor and Nebraska’s portion of the tab.
And this guy’s boss is the same man who promised to usher in a new era of unity and post-partisanship but to the contrary has embarked on campaigns to attack news organizations and demonize the financial sector making Wall St. the fall guy for our current (and soon-to-be double-dip) recession, a problem created more by his administration’s actions than any other entity.
This would also be the same guy that promised “no more business as usual” yet orchestrated the firing of the CEO of Chrysler and led a cramdown bankruptcy for GM and Chrysler, strong-arming and threatening character smears of secured creditors to accept terms favorable only to the unions. Now, never having seen that before, we guess we could classify that as “no more business as usual”.
We gotta ask: “What change?” Seriously, what fundamental change to how politics is done in D.C. has there been? Seems to us that this is Washington and good ol’-fashioned machine politics but on Human Growth Hormones.
Damn, if that dude isn’t right. Guess old habits do die hard in that town, afterall.