Ithaca Blog

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It's Your Bet, Barack

Chances are that when candidate Barack Obama promised change, he didn't mean changing historically Democratic seats in the Senate to Republican.

But this is what he's delivered, by going from the candidate of change to the incumbent of compromise.

Voters in Massachusetts showed they are upset with the lack of progressive change, and even conviction, from a Democratic party that has held all the cards in Washington for a year, but folded time and again.

The message is that if Obama won't act, the electorate will.

As the song says, "I never saw a winner that didn't bet." It's time for Obama to take back the deal.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca NY Blog

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