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I haven't made a political post in a long, long time.

I'd make one now, except just thinking about it depresses me. I was not happy about the results of the midterm, needless to say... and I am even less happy, if possible, about this "compromise" that Obama has made with the GOP on taxes. From where I sit, it smells more like capitulation than compromise. Give a lot, get almost nothing.

Obama is the most intelligent president we've had since Jimmy Carter... and, sad to say, he is looking more and more like Jimmy every day. A good man, but not a good leader. At least not so far. He doesn't seem to have the stomach for a fight. We need another FDR, another JFK, another LBJ. NOT Jimmy II. (And, yes, I know, Obama has accomplished some important stuff. But so did Jimmy. Camp David accords, remember?)

Yeats was writing about his own time in "The Second Coming," I know, but sometimes I think he was prescient:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

And could that rough beast whose hour has come round at least be... Sarah Palin?

No, please. Tell me that's just a bad dream. Somebody wake me up.



Dec. 17th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
The tough thing is that I really do like President Obama. I voted for him in the primaries, and in the national election, and I don't regret that decision for a minute.

But I remember talking with my dad about this. He said that Obama while hoping to accomplish as much as he can, is willing to get any thing past that he'll just take what he can get out of negotiations and I feel like that's what we're seeing. You're right. He just doesn't want to fight, if it means that he can't get anything past. I hope somewhere down the road, in the next couple of months(I'd say weeks, but I'm not THAT hopeful) he would just decide to say enough. Because at some point, while bipartisanship is part of the President's job, he needs to call the Republicans on their bs.

This is what we need:


George R.R. Martin
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