Can’t argue with the man. Now the right will be quick to pounce on this as a gaffe. You know, if you can’t do the job then step aside rhetoric. But it’s just that type of naiveté that is frustrating to those who are really fed up with Washington and want real change. The fact is that the establishment infiltrates all of the beltway regardless of party lines. Of course, the type of change Obama speaks of is different from what I would want. His agenda is for fundamental change to alter America’s world standing and achieve the progressive agenda for equality and sustainability. That’s a debate for another day.
I only wish to point out that regardless of the election outcome, the establishment will still reign supreme. If the people of America are truly tired of beltway politics, than they had better acknowledge the obvious and be realistic with your expectations. Does that mean I don’t care who wins? No, I’ll still side with the thinking that Obama must go no matter who he is running against. But my expectations for a Romney administration are non-existent.
I am not an anarchist. Nor should any Christian be since the Bible teaches of the need for a government. Again, that’s another post. I do fully support severely checking the Federal Government down to size and returning the balance of decision-making to state and local governments where the people have a more realistic input. Obama was right when he stated that no one will change the status quo from within. At least not to the extent we need to save this country. Anyone who truly believes we have come to the state we are in this country on a partisan basis is a fool. Is it any more rational to see us changing course now with the same players in charge?
I know full well those types of comments piss off those of you partisans who see the other side as the source of what ails us. So be it. America’s salvation lies in your epiphany. Until you come to that realization that the standard fare of hoping for your majorities amongst the branches of government will decide the course of the country, nothing will change. The problem isn’t the balance of power among the three branches, it’s the balance heavily tilted toward a Federal behemoth with a statist mentality. Centralized power. It ensures that those of us not part of the elite will merely continue to squabble amongst ourselves about who to blame while we stay firmly entrenched right where we are.