Obama’s appointments to his Cabinet and transition team are being read as tea leaves to predict the future.
On the left, or some of the left, the president elects grace period’s clock has already run out; Too many Clintonites; too many Establishment foreign policy conservatives; just too many betrayals.
But what has been betrayed? For what exactly was promised?
I am not dismissing criticism of the players involved, including Barack Obama. We have yet to see his actual policies in action, except perhaps for one; INCLUSION.
It my well be that some on the left were hoping for a secret revolutionary. Barack may well be one, but not the kind the left or the right would prefer, for he may well be a revolutionary of One America, and not the Culture War sided one. What would a unity kind of administration actually look like? We may be witnessing its creation right before our eyes. We just need to look past the conflict orientation endemic to a media driven by proclamations or red or blue, black or white, and no union between.
Would it be wise of the 44 president of the United Sates of America to fill his administration with left wing ideologues with their own sense of perfection and perfect order being, let’s say, quite arguable in practicality? Would it be best for this next president to not have those on board familiar with even polices in which he disagrees? Or do I wish to have someone like the last one?
How about having those included who assembled the current mess use their know how to dismantle it, and then succeed at one that works for all of America? Is it true that when you have proved yourself good at baking a pie for me, you might not bake one for someone else just as well? As it seemed, the current administration got its way on just about everything. It would be nice if the new one could undo the damage successfully as well. (I know. Such abstract notions as my implied “efficiency” can be tweaked in any direction as an allegorical “truth”. I’m just proposing a what if as a consideration, instead of an absolute certitude in some minds of Obama’s change being not in the promised direction.)
Barack Obama promised some things the left grabbed on to eagerly. He also had his own moderate forms of credentials, prominent of which was representing all of We the People. How certain are we as of yet, that he is not keeping that promise kept throughout the campaign?
Barack Obama’s base may have always included those who knew of his intention of inclusion. To deny that, seems tantamount to denying Obama’s own view established in his own words. Instead. Inserting ones own.
Let us see what president Obama actually does with whom he has brought into the mix. With our many national and international issues, chiseled in stone judgement of falsity seems quite premature.