Ready for Obama ready for right-wing attack machine?

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A friend asked, "are you ready for obama 09"?

And I launched right into what I expect to see...

"the media is going to go into right-wing attack machine mode soon enough... i mean have people forgotten the Clinton years? You couldn't be more corporate and centrist and good for the rich
but he wasn't part of their oligarchy, and so was piled on constantly
Obama is a lot smarter and tougher, but also likely to be more progressive, and so alienate even larger and more entitled and angry sectors of those who believe they rule us
I hope he's ready for the living hell that's coming."

She was more concerned about Obama staying true to the hope people have put in him.

"i'm getting a little worried about his cabinet picks...
they say clinton's mistake was hiring to quickly
and i hope obama is not going to repeat that"
me: "old white males with an imperialist view of the world? I haven't been following
and yeah"

"but a little part of me want him to select a female
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/06/politics/main4578937.shtml?sou...

me again: "got anyone in mind? at the "Radical Research Collective" kickoff mtg yesterday they were talking about that and I think some web site organizing suggestions, but I can't find it right now

she had to leave but i kept going:

"I think he will take his time. the rahm thing is different, that's more staff than cabinet. That's the corporate media talking, and I just hope that he doesn't restrict to some artificial list of names but really digs deep and picks the best candidates, and gives them authority to do their job and not try to run everything from the white house. As with so many things with this administration, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's is the best model we have. I'm thinking Harold Ickes, who had no name recognition outside of Chicago, becoming Secretary of Interior and a lot of other things.

I of course want Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente somewhere in the cabinet.

Please, please don't say Condaleeza Rice.

Although, I hate to say it, but do you think Bush's appointing of the highest profile African-Americans in any administration helped prepare whites, including Republicans disaffected with Bush and independents and moderates and all that, to vote for a black man?"