Illinois Gov. Barack Obama … has a nice ring to it

It’s one sure fire way to guarantee that we’ll only have Bruce Rauner mucking up things for four years.

I imagine, Michael Madigan would still be causing problems, but Madigan can easily be handed with a strong leader in the Governor’s mansion.

Imagine … Obama a chief executive with BOTH houses of government controlled by Democrats.

One thought on “Illinois Gov. Barack Obama … has a nice ring to it

  1. As satisfying a fantasy that may be imagining the exploding heads of the right wing nutjobs, I must invoke the words of the beautiful, talented Lana Kane. “Nope!”

    Who are the two most despicable people in Illinois politics today? Billionaire GOP Governor Bill Rauner and Democratic mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago. Nobody put a gun to Obama’s head and made him pick Emanuel to be his Chief of Staff.

    I want you and your readers to consider this wonderful paragraph written by Chris Hedges:

    Barack Obama is a brand. And the Obama brand is designed to make us feel good about our government while corporate overlords loot the Treasury, our elected officials continue to have their palms greased by armies of corporate lobbyists, our corporate media diverts us with gossip and trivia and our imperial wars expand in the Middle East. Brand Obama is about being happy consumers. We are entertained. We feel hopeful. We like our president. We believe he is like us. But like all branded products spun out from the manipulative world of corporate advertising, we are being duped into doing and supporting a lot of things that are not in our interest.

    Here are some links to help disabuse you of the notion of having Governor Obama ride to the rescue:

    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20090503_buying_brand_obama

    http://www.thenation.com/article/mr-obama-goes-washington/

    http://progressive.org/mag_reed0508

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/analysis-shares-obama-idUKNOA53525520080605

    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/05/exclusive-how-obamas-early-career-succes-was-built-on-fronting-for-chicago-real-estate-and-finance.html

    http://americablog.com/2012/05/obama-2006-too-many-of-us-have-been-interested-in-defending-programs-as-written-in-1938.html

    Maybe you all are comfortable with Obama’s record, I’m not.

    BTW Billy, there is a person around here who would make a better governor for working people than Barack Obama, Senator Dave Koehler.

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