Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

By Gene Tunney  Guest Writer for Greg Hunter’s  

If you are my age, you know that the title is from a 1971 song by The Who titled “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”  I was certainly fooled in the last Presidential election.

Even though I was a registered Republican at the time (2008), I could not vote for Senator John McCain.  McCain called off his campaign to go bail out his banker buddies.  Barack Obama voted the exact same way.  Even so, I voted for Barack Obama because I wanted to vote for real change.  I wanted America to stop the madness so badly and move away from the crony capitalism.  How could I be so gullible?

And to add insult to injury, except for being an eloquent charismatic speaker, Obama is not that different from Bush.

Bush spent billions of dollars on two wars on credit.

Obama is spending billions of dollars on two wars on credit.

If this is such a national security issue, everyone should have to sacrifice to pay for it. The only sacrifice I see is the one made by our Military and their families.

Bush appropriated $700 Billion in TARP money to bail out the banks. Obama oversaw some of the bailout and continued it under his administration. When fat cat bankers rewarded themselves million dollar bonuses for failure, Obama said, “I, like most of the American people, don’t begrudge people success or wealth. That is part of the free- market system.” Mr. Obama, the free market would have given Mr. Dimon and Blankfein pink slips for failure and incompetence. Instead, they got multimillion dollar bonuses that you think they somehow deserve.

Bush did not regulate the banks. After more than a year in office, Obama has yet to pass bank regulation. If only Mr. Obama would have concentrated on Bank regulation and the economy, we would have the new needed regulation in place.  Instead, he is trying to create another gigantic health care entitlement when we can’t pay for the existing entitlements.

The Bush administration was opaque. The Obama administration is also opaque.

Bush expanded Medicare with an unfunded drug benefit. Obama is planning to give health care to 30 to 40 million people who cannot afford it to “save” money.

Bush gave his buddies at Halliburton a sweetheart no bid contract in Iraq. Obama gives a sweetheart no bid contract in Afghanistan to Checchi & Company.

Gerald Celente, of Trends Research Institute, said recently that President Obama’s spending is “Out Bushing Bush.”

Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss. I won’t be fooled again.

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  1. Mark Mudgett

    Hello Gene,

    You are gullible. You’ll be fooled again. Bush was no conservative and Obama was always an ardent progressive (Neo-Marxist). McCain was definately to the left of Bush; I held my nose and voted AGAINST the radical in the election.


  2. Jill

    If I had know then what I know now I’d have never voted for Obama. As a Democrat, I was fooled too. I wanted change, I got the status quo. And the change that they are trying to give me isn’t what I or anyone wants unless you are with Acorn or Service Employees International Union (SEIU). I won’t get fooled again. I am voting anti-incumbent in 2010. YOU hear that Senator Kay Hagan

    • Greg

      Thank you for your comment.

      • Don

        Agree with Jill on Kay Hagan! She has turned a completly deaf ear to this health care bill bill. She and David Price have to go.

    • Tom

      We’re going to have to wait until 2014 to kick Hagan out. Burr probably needs to go, too. I think he’s a decent guy, but from some of the correspondence I’ve had with him he appears to be absolutely clueless about the incestuous relationship between the Federal Government, the Federal Reserve Bank, and the Wall Street crooks. That situation is definitely one festering cancer in this country that needs to be cut out.

  3. Ruth Anderson


    You must not have heard Chris Dodd’s proposal for regulation today.
    Just another goofy answer from the Dems. Turn it over to the FED !
    Is he crazy. It’s time to dissolve the FED not give them more power.

    • Greg

      The Fed should be disbanded but Republicans are also behind this plan, namely Senator Gregg Judd.

  4. Brad Thrasher

    Hey Gene,

    Not too worry, in time, along with myself, Kevin Philips, Paul Craig Roberts and many others you will come to think of your time as a Republican as part of the indiscretions of your youth.

    All the best,

  5. Tom L

    I like the Eagle artwork showing two wings of the same bird. I’ve said for years we have one political party with two departments. Both departments generate larger government and reduce our freedoms. I agree with Jill’s plan of not voting for any incumbent, especially if they are registered as a Republican or a Democrat. We need true conservatives in office…ideally with strong business experience.

  6. Mike Dutch

    If you were fooled by Obama you’ll be fooled again.

  7. jon

    Dooms-dayers! We’re going to do fine. When Palin is elected in 12, we’ll do fine too. America always pulls through every crisis. And people always predict that everything is going to h_ll. But it isn’t. And it won’t. It all works out.

    • Greg

      It’s not “Doom” for the sake of it. It is simple math about our unprecedented financial problems and they will not have an appealing conclusion. That said, I hope you are correct and it “all works out.”

  8. Mitch

    Hello Gene,

    I am curious as to What about our current Mr. President you found worthy of voting for. From my perspective aside from being a demagogue he had no qualifications for his present title. He played upon the dreams of those enthralled by his charisma. Those who looked to facts of his past deeds were not fooled. I don’t mean this as criticism rather I simply wish to know from your perspective how an informed voter could cast the ballot towards the current Mr. President.


  9. Diane C

    It is hard to believe that you were fooled by Obama. He was the most liberal Senator in the Senate, he changed his “promises” time after time on the campaign trail, and he had an elitist attitude of looking down on most Americans. He continues to publicly “change” his stance – telling his audiences what he thinks they want to hear. That is the “change” you are receiving from your President.
    I don’t know how old you are, but I know that many young people voted for Obama – now you and they will have years and years to pay to support his policies.
    I am especially saddened that he is “changing” what it has meant to be an American – the ability to achieve and the sense of personal responsibility.

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