New Silicon Graffiti Video: Barack To The Future!


The latest edition of our Silicon Graffiti video blog is coming to you in glorious black & white this week, as a reminder that despite the hip, sleek high tech Internet campaign that Senator Barack Obama ran in 2008, President Obama has governed very much like a boring, mid century old fogy:

  • Nationalizing two-thirds of the American auto industry? Hey, Congress nationalized the passenger railroad industry in 1971 with Amtrak — and outside of the still-busy Northeast Corridor, most Amtrak trains that continue to run are boondoggles kept alive more to placate congressmen, then to actually serve customers.
  • Back in October, the Washington Post ran a headline titled, “Obama Sets Sights on Urban Renewal.” Paging LBJ and his Great Society, which whole-scale demolished perfectly serviceable neighborhoods and trapped millions of urban poor into high-rise war zones. Or as President Reagan said in 1988, the left declared war on poverty. Poverty won.

And even in the wake of Scott Brown’s victory last week, and numerous other examples of public dissatisfaction (to say the least) with President Obama’s policies, the desire to increase command and control out of Washington rolls on.



For 50 or so previous editions of Silicon Graffiti –most of which are full color! —click here and keep scrolling and watching.


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