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The markets did well yesterday; investors getting a sniff of the money to be made with the additional “30,000” troops that will be deployed to Afghanistan. So the president will draw down Iraq, surge in Afghanistan, and then what? Move into Pakistan? So much for hope and change. Here in Vermont, Obama was perceived as the catalyst for real change in America, and one couldn’t miss the plethora of Obama bumper stickers. So much for trust… yeah yeah yeah and badda bing!! But no-bid contracts will be allowed, as if that is something that will assure Americans, but of what? Integrity? Power?

It was sad to see Chris Matthew’s alignment of Bush and Obama; the side by side photoes eerily similar: the set determination on their faces, the same tilt of their heads, the requisite flag pins, the red tie, the blullshit, the lies.

I was born in 1954. I have yet to live one year of my life without the dreadful spector or war and nuclear annihilation as a fact of life. I am a daughter of the “Greatest Generation,” the generation who fought the “Good War,” the generation that brought America to heights of unimaginable power, the generation who spawned Vietnam, the Clintons and the Bushes and the reptilian capitalism that has destroyed the American middle-class. Wow. What an honor.

I have lived to see the day when, my first grandchild came into the world, I thought no sane woman would have a child. It is a grief that is difficult to bear.

Barack Obama has not kept his word. He pandered to the Left as slyly as he is now pandering to the military and the Right.

Now what? Who do we look to now? The young men Obama talked up? What did he fill their cups with, another nauseating promise of job security for as long as they stay alive?

I know there are so many issues embedded in this post. all of them important enough to tease out and amplify. But which to focus on when Obama holds onto the audacity of a hope that is now dead on arrival.