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The writing was on the wall
Sometimes a little perspective is all we need.
As I've been following the Occupy Wall Street campaign I've been more vocal about how easily society was duped by the brutally efficient and professional marketing campaign of Obama back in 2008. While I was cautiously optimistic Obama could do a good job in office and was fooled for a time with his positive framed rhetoric. Months after Matt Gonzalez wrote this article in the San Francisco Chronicle I discovered it. This was the first Obama criticism I had heard of that was not laced with GOP talking points. As I watched Obama's campaign I grew more suspicious of his intent, especially as it got closer to election day and he talked about his plans in Afghanistan.
One of the most profound points from Gonzalez's article was how just by examining Obama's voting record you would be able to predict how he would respond as far as major policy decisions go. While the democrats held control of the house, senate and the oval office we saw little to no change at all. This was perhaps most symbolically demonstrated by the health care "reform" bill. Once Obama demonstrated whom his more favored constituents were, I had very low expectations for him from that point forward. I could go on about the illogical direction the administrations DOJ has undertaken but I digress. I encourage everyone to read Matt Gonzalez's article. He saw through all the noise and made a conclusion based on objective evidence (Obama's voting record and industry connections). I can't advocate for anything more than making good decisions for good reasons.
If you would like to see what a real presidential or in this specific case vice presidential debate can look like in this country I would implore you to view this presidential debate from 2008 in it's entirety as someday we might have debates like these, where a variety of views are discussed candidly and without pre approval of the questions. In case you're curious the Green party candidate was invited to participate and my understanding is that she was unable to attend the event.