Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Site of the Month

I know any number of folks have been down on Obama, since, well, hell, as soon as he took the oath of office.

I am slightly amused at that many of us think he should work only our issues and on our timeline. Yeah - because that's the way politics or business works.

Maybe it is because I'm horribly cynical - or just downright logical (or maybe have seen way way too many West Wing episodes), but like most things, Washington is a zero sum game. If someone has power, that means someone has lost it.

Driving through an agenda has consequences and it is more treacherous than a minefield in Viet Nam.

So yeah, I cut Obama some slack. Though I have to say, I'm less happy with this compromise on tax cuts for folks making $250,000 or more. That doesn't not please me at all. I partially get the fact that extending benefits to the unemployed would have been done with had he not, I'm still not happy about it.

That being said, so many folks say he has accomplished nothing in his less than two years in office. But for a flavour of what he has done, you can see in this tongue-in-cheek SotM:

What the Fuck has Obama Done So Far?

Quite a bit actually. Here's one sample.

So as the cute dad/grandad said on Raising Hope: Shut the Front Door!


Breenlantern said...

My co-worker uses this phrase all the time. She was the first person I ever heard use it.I now use it on a regular basis and love it.

Birdie said...

When Obama was elected, so many people treated it as the second coming of the Messiah that I knew they would be disappointed. No politician gets anything done without compromise. He is a moderate Democrat, and that assures that he will get some things done and others not. It may be a slow road, but at least it's progress.

brian said...

The casting on Raising Hope is brilliant.
Never forget the President's uniqueness affects perception.

rebecca said...

I'd LIKE to be down on Obama!


...that's all I got.

Wonder Man said...

You know, I'm loyal to him and he came through