Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I disagree

At a fundraiser for Sen. Boxer (D CA) President Obama said that he needs allies in Congress who have passion. I disagree.

What he needs to do is to grow a pair, stop his pussyfooting around, and to become the socialist they love to claim he is.In the darkest days of the Great Depression, which by the way was one in a series of many that this country went through almost since the day it was founded, but it was the last major one thanks to the reforms enacted in it's aftermath, FDR stood tall in his wheel chair and he governed not in his self interest, or in the interest of his wealthy white friends. No. He chose to stay true to the people who elected him. Which is what Obama should be doing.

So far he's pissed off most every major voting bloc in the Democratic party. He's pissed off gays with is slow approach to repealing DADT. He's pissed off the anti war progressives with his foot dragging in ending the wars of terror. And now he's pissing off environmentalists with his slow response to BP's disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. No Democrat can win the presidency without the support of all three of those groups.

I'm off his bandwagon and I'm all in on whoever is the real progressive in the 2012 race. Obama himself needs to get some passion for actually doing what he promised on the campaign trail. We elected him to govern from the left, not from the back door of the Republican caucus. The teabaggers and the Republicans will never ever support anything he does so he might as well start doing things that will bring us disaffected left wing voters back into the fold. To hell with bipartisanship, last time I looked the Democrats were in charge of two out of three branches of government.

Man up Obama and be another FDR and not another Jimmy Carter.


DrGoat said...

I agree. There is no sense in courting bipartisanship if you're dealing with hypocritical, arrogant, lying republican politicians anyway. Grow a pair, indeed. I don't know what happened to him in that first few months of his presidency, but it sucked.

CDP said...

Go, Dr. M!

Megan said...

I agree.

Ricky Shambles said...

The longer I pay attention, the more he looks like a primed puppet. "Where's the fire?" is being asked in a different vein here. I want some. I want to see the brass balls. If not, then...NEXT!

gmb said...

He's a neoliberal. And the gays knew the pissing was coming after the bullshit with the former gay gospel singer and picking Rick fucking Warren to give the invocation at Obama's inauguration. And you forgot labor--especially teachers. Who's left?