Thursday, November 06, 2008

Now what?

After many months of speculating what an Obama presidency might look like, we can now stop wondering. Like it or not, change is here.

After an emotional victory speech, Obama hit the ground running Wednesday by asking Rahm Emanuel to be White House chief of staff. While we obviously can't expect complete bipartisanship in all of Obama's selections, it's difficult to see how Emanuel will be able to help the president-elect fix or unify our broken government. Emanuel is known as a fowl-mouthed, highly-partisan Washington insider. While this in itself isn't necessarily an offense, his connections to Freddie Mac are.

What you probably won't hear reported in the news is that, like Obama, Emanuel has been heavily funded by this corrupt government-sponsored agency that played a role in our current financial crisis. (McCain also received money, but not nearly as much as Obama.)

Now, for some reason, when it was discovered that McCain's top advisor was receiving money from Fannie and Freddie, it was big news at the New York Times. Don't expect the same scrutiny for this new leader of Obama's "post-partisan" reformation, though.

The news media helped elect Obama; now they have to do their best to keep him popular.

Read more about Emanuel and Obama here and here.


Uptown Girl said...

ahhh, change. it's become such a buzzword... i wonder if people really know or realize what it means. i think for most people, they have determined that whatever changes they desire personally, as a community or for our country are somehow a part of obama's agenda. time will tell.

also, will the press ever let sarah palin off the hook? yesterday on the news they were still talking about her clothes...

Anonymous said...

Having watched the elections unfold in Peru gave me a different perspective. All our tour guides not only knew who Obama was, but were hoping he'd win. Of course they had no idea what his policies, philosophies or views were on anything. I think they viewed him as the ultimate underdog story. They still have Martin Luther King fresh on their minds. The silver lining I see is that the world's perspective of America has improved. We'll see if Obama's policies support or detract from that. Only time will tell.