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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. 16th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
I think when we voted Obama into office the bar was set very high. I would also say the amount of unfair media coverage he has received is more than any other president. Its not like he inherited a stable America. Did anyone expect this economy to recover in 2 years time? Take into consideration the amount of obstruction in the Senate and we are in an incredible position.

Do I still want a public option? Yep.
Do I want these wars to end? Yep.
Is there a better alternative than the democratic party? Nope.

Don't give up on Obama just yet. America still has 6 more years of him. The chances of him losing in 2012 are slim and none. People might not come out to vote for his party but they come out to vote for him. I find it amazing his approval rating is still in the mid 40's. That alone should be a good indicator of just how well he will do in 2012.


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