I usually refrain from such "easy prey" images, but sometimes the ironies before your very eyes are just too damn strong to ignore. Obviously, you can't pin homelessness on Obama- but what specific action has he initiated to inspire HOPE particularly in relation to this problem? Realistically, I didn't expect much more than a "Black Clinton," but so far he has actually continued many Bush policies. He previously voted to excuse, forgive and actually strengthen domestic spying, has continued indeterminate detainee detention, staffed his Cabinet with corporate finance insiders, retained Bush era prosecutors, and shown no interest whatsoever in providing accountability concerning the blatant, unrepentant criminal actions of the previous administration.
For now, HOPE remains very much looking aloft safely behind those security bars, deftly ignoring the reality curled up directly beside it.