I thought Obama was a solid progressive, the evidence so far suggests otherwise.
This centrist positioning by Obama doesn't seem to be working. Not a single Republican Senator came onboard, Democratic poll numbers are sinking and the right-wing is mad as hell (not to mention the left).
I've seen a few things in the media wondering where Obama's movement has gone. I think the question should be is where has the movement's Obama gone?
I was a Hillary supporter who, naturally, strongly supported Obama in the general. And I guess its just human nature to wonder what might have been, although it may not be particularly helpful at times.
I am disappointed in Obama. I know he has had some incredibly difficult things to deal with, but i don't feel much leadership from him. I don't think Obama is a bad President, but he's far from the great President I was hoping for.
As things stand I wouldn't rule out supporting a primary challenge against Obama in '12. I can't see Hillary standing against him, but if she did I would back her.
This poisonous, deluded 'America is blessed by God' crap really does make me worry about the sanity of those who say it. We've seen the effects of that kind of mind blowing hubris during the Bush Presidency, and yet still they want more. Huckabee is the scariest kind of maniac, he comes across as a nice, reasonable guy.
How Gingrich has the chutzpah to lecture about religion after his multiple marriages amazes me. And what amazes me more are the morons who sit there and lap it up.
I hope Republicans nominate Gingrich in '12. I find it difficult to think of a candidate more likely to lead them into the long, dark night of electoral oblivion.
I just watched the Thomas Paine thing over on Kos.
Although I'm very liberal/progressive, whatever you want to call it i do try and believe that conservatives honestly disagree with me. That they believe as sincerely as i do, and i'm sure that man do...
but when i watch crap like that that uses 'they' to refer to Democrats in the same context as terrorists, i find it that much harder to think there is honest disagreement and start thinking these guys are just jackasses exploiting the ignorance, bitterness and fear of their audience to undermine a democratically elected leader...
Are they sincerely stupid or dishonest? Or both maybe.
FOX and the right wing fringe have always been crazy i guess, and part of the success of the progressive movement (and of course the total failure of Bush and the Republican party) is that we've reduced the republican party to the point where its mostly the crazies left.
The longer the fringe are in control, the longer Limbaugh, Beck and the rest are there spouting their crap the better it is for us. So I guess I shouldn't get so pissed off about it.
It would of fed into the Obama snubs Richardson story and made it worse if he refused the post a month ago. Obama had to offer Richardson something, lots of people weren't happy that it was only commerce and for Richardson to turn it down then would of embarrased Obama.
I don't know the inner workings of Richardson's mind, i just guess that he's not that upset about losing commerce.