AUTHOR: Joe Bageant, author of Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War
FORUM: Alternet
LENGTH: 2,200 words
THESIS: liberals have been "date raped" by the Democratic party
WHICH IS TO SAY: Obama can "dance like a butterfly" but can't "sting like a goddamned bee"
TRANSLATION: Obama is not doing enough on Social Security, health care, torture, Wall Street corruption, and job creation
WHAT OUR TAX DOLLARS ARE PAYING FOR: Air Force One's "toilet paper and armengnac marinated quail breasts," financial corporations' "fortified French villas"
WHAT WE LIVE IN: a "corpocracy"
BAGEANT'S WISH: that "our masters grasped the importance of free alcohol in the suspension of disbelief"
FAVORED HANDWEAR OF THE U.S. MINT PRINTERS: "barbecue gloves"
QUESTION OF THE DAY: "Could Obama be a Trojan horse?"
THE LAST WORD:
Now if anybody thought an Obama administration would be a job creation administration, they surely must be running down the street pulling out their hair and screaming, "Oh prince of my days, darest thou have me drink of this bitter betrayal?" ...

Why is there no prosecution of any of the Bush administration for all those smoldering Iraqi babies? Because Obama says we need to go forward and not look back. Personally, I don't feel very good about turning my back while such genocidal torturing creeps still are at large ...

Unfortunately, I'm stuck here in the States for a couple more months watching this miserable set of national affairs that ensued. The boys in the executive lounge have cashed in. I've decided to cash in too. By going into the umbrella business. It's sure to rain shit on everybody else left down here in the streets.