What was the real change that Americans were waiting to see happen during Obama's administration?
Obama, use the Change as His Slogan. The word Change may be referred as meaning as corrections or rectify or replacing something less effective with something more accepted or effective. I believe that many Americans were waiting for a great change to happen with Obama's administrations but how far were the change applied seem very unclear. Nothing will many Americans say was done that define or support Obama's Change slogan. what can be definitely said then did Obama fail in his administration or not. If yes, what was the Change that Americans were waiting for?
Obama suggested that he would fix the budget, end the wars and overseas occupations, stop pursing people for victimless crimes (like using cannabis), end the patriot act and other civil rights violations, clear up our immigration problems, give more to public education, stop wasting money, to put more into our social programs and support labor unions. He promised transparency, accountability and action.
People want nothing more from him than what he promised.
So far, the only thing he has followed through on (sort of), is putting more into our social programs by creating Obamacare. However, he had to cram it down our throats and didn't listen at all as the whole nation protested against obamacare, so even though he did something, it was the last thing most people wanted.
from the friends i've talked to in the US, they seem to have wanted to go the opposite way of which Bush and friends drove the country. i noticed that a lot of people i know were becoming almost embarrassed by how other countries thought of the US. obviously the republicans don't want any changes from Bush but i think a lot of people from the US do.
Obama is doing some things right like getting some bad people off the planet and ending a war that never should have been started. But he is not a good negotiator. He gives up his position too fast. Trying to work with the Repubilcans for the first two years was a huge mistake. They had no intention of helping the American middle class and he blew his best opportunity to give the vast majority of Americans a helping hand by creating jobs in America instead of giving tax breaks to the Rebublican job creators so they could create jobs in China.
A better question would be, did anyone REALLY believe that ANYTHING would change????
I know I didn't
The only thing Obama changed is your taxes. Obamacare is nothing but a thinly veiled tax. Which he did when 79% of the nation said no. This sounds like despotism to me. He should be tried for treason with what he's done!
Basically Obama always presented himself as -- and never pretended to be anything other than -- a centrist pro-business Democrat, a so-called New Democrat, those creatures who hit the American political scene in the 1990s. Both parties have moved to the Right in the thirty year period since the late seventies, as the business community brought about the financialization of the US economy and as the cost of political campaigns kept rising since the seventies.
The Democrats had to become more supportive of business in order to attract the funding on a par with Republicans, and therefore remain competitive.
It seems to me that what Obama's slogan 'Change we can believe in' was just the campaign's way of saying that Obama would give us more technocratically competent, transparent, more multilateral, and more deliberative government. He would be more sensible and careful than Bush, that kind of thing; he has a style that doesn't overly irritate other world leaders, and so forth.
"Change we can believe in" is just typical advertising flutter, unimportant. I hope no one was expecting him to be like a Jesse Jackson Jr. (or the father). Obama is not and seems to have never been (even when he was a community organizer) a black radical or progressive -- remember he implied that he was "post" all that and that we were somehow living in a "post-racial" society because of his election.
This "change" was never,clearly, defined.............
Voters, fell for the slogan.............because they were tired of the world, or nation, or politics that they were accustomed to................they never, once, considered that the "change" would be for the worse............
The poor, the desitute, the immagrants........thought that "change" would bring prosperity, legality, and hope..............
the taxpayers, were, from the beginning, aware of the cost for such changes.............now, we have more receivers than we do taxpayer contributions............
In short...............the system is being stretched beyond its abiltiy to PAY.
This is the day of the debt........pay up or put up Americans!
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