President Obama gets himself back on my list

 I am very happy with this President now that he has gotten healthcare reform passed.  I feared that he would give up like Clinton did and break his promise.  I feared wrong.  When we really needed him, he came through for us.  For the next six or eight months at least, this President will be regarded as a success in my book.

 

 

I feel badly about how much I criticized him over the past eight months.  Its pretty much the same way I felt about Hillary getting so much abuse after she gracefully conceeded to Obama in the 2008 primaries. 

This healthcare victory puts Obama right up there with FDR, Reagan, and LBJ as Presidents that were able to make big, long term changes.  I hope we are all there behind Obama when he repeatedly vetoes any Republican attempts to repeal the healthcare law.  I know I will be.

Tags: Barack Obama, Healthcare (all tags)

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No need

No need to apologize, Kent. You never wrote any criticisms or made any predictions that weren't carefully thought out and based on reasonable reading of the facts at the time. Your analysis was always helpful and moved the discussion forward, encouraging all of us to examine our strongly held personal beliefs in the light of history and to take the long view when considering the ramifications of the various political strategies being employed by the WH and Congressional leaders.

by QTG 2010-03-26 06:45AM | 3 recs
The envelope please...

...and this year's Snarky in the category of elaborate sarcasm goes to...

Q T G!!!!!

by Strummerson 2010-03-26 08:14AM | 3 recs
Obama won't veto anything...

...because no "repeal" of anything will ever reach his desk.

On a worst-case scenario level, we'll always have at least 41 Senators during the Obama Presidency to filibuster any repeal.

On a more realistic level, we'll likely hold the House for the duration of Obama's Presidency, with a good chance of holding the Senate the whole time, too.  The Senate is more likely at risk due to losses this fall and unfavorable math in 2012 (24 Dem-held seats are up compared to just 9 Rethug-held seats), although having Obama on the ballot helps offset that math.  If we can hold the Senate through the 2012 election, there's a good chance we'll hold it for the duration.

by DCCyclone 2010-03-26 08:02AM | 0 recs
RE: Obama won't veto anything...

Could you repeat that?

by QTG 2010-03-26 10:16AM | 0 recs
Obama won't veto anything...

...because no "repeal" of anything will ever reach his desk.

On a worst-case scenario level, we'll always have at least 41 Senators during the Obama Presidency to filibuster any repeal.

On a more realistic level, we'll likely hold the House for the duration of Obama's Presidency, with a good chance of holding the Senate the whole time, too.  The Senate is more likely at risk due to losses this fall and unfavorable math in 2012 (24 Dem-held seats are up compared to just 9 Rethug-held seats), although having Obama on the ballot helps offset that math.  If we can hold the Senate through the 2012 election, there's a good chance we'll hold it for the duration.

by DCCyclone 2010-03-26 08:02AM | 0 recs
RE: Obama won't veto anything...

Thanks!

by QTG 2010-03-26 10:17AM | 0 recs
Who is this

and what have you done with Kent.

by jsfox 2010-03-26 12:59PM | 1 recs
RE: Who is this

This could be a tactical maneuver. If Obama is now 'on the list' it becomes possible (perhaps likely) to toss him off the list in the future. I'm not saying that was the objective, I take Kent at his word on this.

by QTG 2010-03-27 05:02AM | 1 recs

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