Are you immune to facts, Pizz?
Yes, Obama is President-elect of the United States. Yes, he won a large electoral college vote (and fractionally over half of the popular vote). Yes, he will be President for the next four years... unless Biden has him bumped off.BUT
- and that is a big but - you are foolish if you believe Obama can make a massive difference. He might well be an inspirational character. He might well be a talented orator. But Obama is not a messiah, absent what MSNBC and Keith Olberman have been telling you to believe.
Lloyd is absolutely 100% spot-on in his analysis. Partisan hacks on either side of the aisle are bad for the United States, and you've devolved to a Democratic partisan hack alienated by GOP idiocy. You're apparently unaware that the Democrats have played just as major a role in screwing up the country as have the Republicans. Much of the current credit crunch can be attributed to toxic subprime lending by predatory banks... something which was legislatively encouraged by the Community Reinvestment and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Acts passed under the Carter and Clinton administrations respectively.
You ARE aware of this, aren't you? Or are you blind to the facts which inculpate the Democrats?
Are you aware that Obama's campaign promises to bring change to Washington - and to remove corruption from the cesspit that is D.C. - are crumbling right before your very eyes as several of Obama's close political confidants, such as Rahm Emanuel, Jesse Jackson Jr. and Valerie Jarratt, are inculpated in Blagojevich-gate? Is this acceptable? Or will you overlook it just because it's your man Obama?
Big Oil dictating whether we eat, work or starve? These are all products of "trickle down" economics.
I think you need to resit Economics 101 at your local community college. It is a centrally-planned economy, such as those espoused by Marx and Engels, which dictate where, when and what you eat, and where and when you work. Ever heard of the Soviet Union?
Big Oil is being de-fanged as we speak. With Brent Crude at $45 per barrel and falling, Big Oil will shortly be struggling to meet its overheads. The Russian economy is in the tank and its population is declining more rapidly than the population of Zimbabwe - it's current population decline is estimated to be 700,000 people per year. There are towns in middle Russia which have been deserted. And during all of this, the Kremlin is warmongering with the West by flying its rustbucket WW2 fighter jets over Scandinavia and undertaking naval dickwaving in the GUIK gap and the southern Caribbean. I envy neither the Russian Federation nor Big Oil at the moment. You can expect to see the OPEC countries begin to cut production in the hopes of raising income shortly. The USD is in a bad state, and they want more than $45 of poor currency for one of their barrels of black gold.