Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Change We Can Believe In? Or More of the Same?

Dowd is performing a public service, (long abandoned by the U.S. mainstream media during the W regime), by relentlessly holding Obama accountable from Day I. Can he walk the talk? "Change we can believe in" is rapidly but yet predictably, turning into disbelief, as Obama defended then feebly disavowed Daschle. The more they promise change .......

No doubt about it, ordinary folks and responsiblyindependent- minded, progressive columnists will have to shoulder the 4-year long responsibility of holding this new President (who doesn't have one ounce of prior executive experience and only meager legislative experience)to his lofty but eminently doable campaign promises.

Yes We can. Yes he must!

I voted Brand Obama over Brand McCain, with a healthy dose of skepticism, fully appreciating that civil society activism, not the elected leader alone, is key to the arduous but rewarding construction of ethical democracy.

Chithra KarunaKaran
Ethical Democracy As Lived Practice

— EthicalDemocracy, New York, NY
Comment #68, February 04, 2008 8:04 a.m.
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Anonymous said...

I second this opinion and Ms Dowd is doing a great public service--snarky or not! Jude Rene Montarsi
Lock Haven, PA

Chithra.KarunaKaran said...

Hi Jude dude,
I appreciate that you support Dowd's public service, snarky or not! But aren't wit, humor, sarcasm, satire all indispensable ingredients of public repartee? So I support her style too, so long as she is progressive and civil society-minded and advances the Greater Collective Good.
And of course I appreciate that you posted a comment to me. Thi is the very stuff of civil discourse. THANKS.