Ron Paul: not a very good day for America

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Ron Paul in August, 1988.

Ron Paul in February, 2009.

The same problems that we had in 1988 are the same problems that we have today, regardless of how many times we’ve been convinced we’ve voted for “change”.

After Bush 41 the American people needed a change, so they voted in a young, charasmatic, virtually unknown Democrat governor from Arkansas. During his first term in office Mr. Clinton enjoyed a Democrat majority in the Congress.

In 1994 the American people needed a change, or at least the resemblance of a little balance of power, so in the midterm elections the Republicans regained control of the Congress.

In 2000 the American people needed a change, so they elected George W Bush, or Bush 43. The Republicans maintained control of the Congress.

In 2006 the American people needed a change. The Congress was won back by the Democrats in the midterm elections.

In 2008 the American people needed a change, so they voted in a young, charasmatic, virtually unknown Democrat from Illinois (presumably). To start his first term in office Mr. Obama will enjoy a Democrat majority in Congress.

The rest, of course, is yet to be written. But I sense a pattern here. Can it possibly be that the old adage is true? Through all the changes these last twenty years, we still really have the same people running the show.

The same two parties. The same cast of characters. Sure, they’ll change the spokesmodel once in a while, just to keep things fresh, make it look a little bit different, but they’ve all been weaned on the same rancid milk from the same decrepit beast.

It makes me angry, to be honest, that my fellow Americans should be so easily duped, and so easily subdued, for so damned long.