"I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it."
The quote at the top was famously uttered by George W Bush after he narrowly won re-election in 2004.
And as Reuters makes clear in the top story at th moment at Google News, verified by Politico, Barak Obama, fresh off his substantial electoral victory, is spending his political capital by selling us out, exactly as predicted.
Obama, the Democrat, won the election. Now he's offering proposals to the Republicans, who lost.
And just like that, the programs we've paid into our whole life are being pissed away, as if we didn't supply the votes that elected him, as if we are nothing.
Well, as Dr King said, "No lie can live forever." As easily as Barak Obama and the rest of the Democratic Party can sell us down the river, we the people will realize what's happened to us and elect people to office who represent our interests and not the interests of the rich, and who can just as easily restore Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Provided, of course, the people know what happened to them, provided Barak Obama isn't able to continue on the track he heeled down unimpeded during his first term, when he prosecuted more whistle blowers under the Espionage Act than every other president combined, and signed legislation enabling him to imprison Americans without charge, and assassinate Americans as he deems necessary. Provided there are people who aren't afraid to say what happened for fear of being jailed by the military or of being executed by a missile fired from an unmanned drone.