Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Where have all the cowboys gone?

Okay... so Americans refused the chance of having the Republican Party totally screw their country with another term so they wouldn't win again for at least a decade or two. An opportunity wasted.

Instead, they elected a Democrat, whom no doubt will start being blamed for "not solving the problems" (the same problems created by Bush and Co. over the course of 8 years!) ...in about 6-12 months time, I'm sure. Mark my words...

But the hole that GWB has digged the US into is so big that unless the new president is a magician it would take at least a decade if not more for the US to recover from its cronic deficits, crumbling infrastructure, and social problems.

My point is that if anyone thinks the Right Wing think tanks, CATO, AEI, the military industrial complex and the Halliburton(s) of this world in addition to its press corps (Fox) are going to call it a day, pack their bags and go home just because a black democrat was elected, then that person is very naive.

Yes, it's good from a collective personal growth and inclusive society point of view to see that a black man can reach the presidency of the most indebted deadly military superpower. But that's about it. Will Obama implement the kind of radical reforms that IMHO would be needed to get the USA (and the rest of the World) out of the current mess?. IBIWISI. (I'll believe it when I see it).

Two prophetic front page covers from the German
magazine "Der Spiegel" back in 2001 and 2003

One thing is for certain: "LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON". GW Bush has proven to be a failure of epic proportions, just like his father, if not much worse... and the low-regulations, laizes faire policies that have inspired the GOP since the Reagan years have crashed on a global scale as well.

I remember when GWB was elected the press was full of idiotic news pieces about the "landing of cowboy hats into Washington D.C.", or that Texas style boots were suddenly all the rage.


Now... where have all those cowboys gone?.


Source: allhatnocattle.net
FC
PS: Good riddance, Dubya! and don't let the door hit you on your way out...

3 comments:

Frank.Sugar&Spice said...

Hi Fernando,

I have been so pissed at GWB and his cronies that I basically would agree with just about anything you would have to say about them as well as with what you wrote about them in this post.

Obama has said the same thing himself and has talked about a minimum of 10 years to get out of this mess.

At least, there have been leaks about some of the immediate changes that he wants to implement with the sole purpose of erasing or rolling back many of the executive Bush orders. I sure do hope he does not listen to any of those whining neocons who keep telling anyone who will listen that the US is a center right country. I would have to say they are full of it and hopefully he wont listen to any of that.

To wrap this up, I noticed that you sent me an e-mail. The problem was that it went into my Spam folder and I noticed your name after I hit the delete key. Could you resend your e-mail to me?

Sorry for deleting your message.

Frank.Sugar&Spice said...

Hi Fernando,

I tried to leave a comment earlier, but I don't know if it worked or not.

In any case, I accidentally erased an e-mail that you sent to me today. Could you resend it to me please?

Saludos,
Frank

Fernando Cassia said...

Hi Frank,

Got your message, loud and clear :).

Did you read the news today about Obama possibly (this is just a rumor) offering the Dept of State to Hillary? WOW.

If that's true, then Obama is bolder than I ever thought.

Will re-send my e-mail to you...
FC