Thursday, January 28, 2010
Our broken love affair
by Larry Geller
Thanks to Danny Schechter who ran a snip from this article on his News Dissector blog today. It’s a must-read and I hope it will be shared and discussed.
Here is jst the start. Click the link to read the rest, which puts the recent Supreme Court ruling into political context, and much more.
YOUR DISAPPOINTMENT IN OBAMA IS YOUR TEACHING MOMENT, By Carolyn Baker
It's the end of the affair, and the stale taste of limerence stays on your tongue. You were promised the sun, moon, and stars, and you desperately wanted to believe it was real, especially after the betrayal of your former relationship of eight years. You had considered escaping-riding off into the sunset to another country where he couldn't find you, or so you hoped. You feared for your children and what he was setting them up for. You feared for yourself in the face of his brutality and intrusiveness into your life. Though you wouldn't admit it, you secretly prayed for assassination or some elaborate exposure that would take him down.
Then along came Mr. Wonderful with his irresistible smile and infectious inspiration. …
Carolyn Baker was one of the few writers commenting on the contradictions of Obama’s candidacy at a time when voters didn’t want to hear it. Read her article above on the broken love affair, and much more.