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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 09:43 AM
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90. No, I just enjoy watching the fringe tell me how awful Obama is
Like most Democratic presidents in my lifetime, I find that Obama is right where I want him to be on some issue and not doing enough on others but then, I also understand that you can only have so many irons in the fire at once. And there's some level of morbid enjoyment I get from watching the ongoing circle-jerk of the fringe and its wailing and gashing itself with brass knives as it sails along through some non-reality where Dennis Kucinich turns American into Democratic Social Paradise simply be entering the White House...because he whouldn't face the same House and Congress that Obama is facing and that it would all be sunshine and rainbows.

But that's been the failing of DU for a long time. I remember everyone falling all over themselves yelling about MADAM PELOSI in 2006 and how there would be this incredible, immediate impact. Then, 18 months later the same MADAM PELOSI IS GAWD! posters were supporting Cindy Sheehan to oust Pelosi.

Politics in the US moves at a fairly glacial pace. Lot of people on DU don't seem to realize that. They will never be satisfied, because there's no general population support for the candidates and policies they support.

FWIW, I give Obama somewhere between a B and B+ on his overall performance.
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