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!