LITTLE HOPE FOR CHANGE: A SUMMARY OF THE BUSH-OBAMA LEGACY
First posted: 03/20/2011, Last updated: 06/17/2012
More than halfway through Barack Obama’s first term as president, little has changed from the Bush era when it comes to issues such as the War on Terror, civil liberties, militarism, corporate influence on government, secrecy, and environmental policy. This can by no means be blamed only on Republican obstructionism. Little Hope for Change compares the track records of the two presidents, and summarizes how Obama’s actual policies contrast with his lofty rhetoric. At a time when liberals spend much of their energy fending off attacks on Obama from the right, we hope that this blog will serve as a resource for shifting the political discourse back to the left, remobilizing the electorate, and reminding us why we supported candidate Obama in the first place.
The text will be updated periodically according to new developments in the Obama presidency.