Let us hope that President-elect Obama is good to his pledge to change things in Washington. Congress and all facets of the federal government need a complete cleansing. Old patterns of cronyism and corporate pay-offs must end. But by far the biggest immediate need is to get the stink out of the White House. Left behind by George W. Bush and his administration are horrendous secrets, pay-offs, favoritism, military misadventures, snooping on private citizens, billions upon billions of hidden waste in Iraq and elsewhere, ad infinitum. The Free World awaits your action in this regard.
"Cross burnings. Children on a school bus in Idaho reportedly chanting 'Assasinate Obama.' Black figures hung from nooses. Racial ephithets scrawled on homes and cars. Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection glow of racial progress and harmony, highlighting the stubborn racism that remains in America."
No matter how the Obama presidency plays out, the Karl Rove-type critics are waiting for his first slip. And if a slip does not occur quickly enough, they are loaded for bear to create their own interpretations on everything, and to hell! with real events or history. The anti-intellectual right-wing, now whimpering like spoiled brats, will continue on endlessly. Here is how they "see" what is playing out...
GUANTANOMO- close the damn thing down, and prosecute those who need prosecuting in the U.S. Make a clear, outright statement that there will be no torture during an Obama presidency.