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  •  I probably stated this more overtly, but (0+ / 0-)

    basicaly Obama came into office with a very big stick - a movement of people across this country who wanted change.  He should have used that leverage early and often, but instead he decided to pretend like he was still a member of the Senate club.  I am not even talking extreme LBJ here either - there is a middle ground between being a total hardass and being a member of the club - which I do not think he took.  And I am not easily offended, but I do take offense to the idea that if Obama tried to push harder he'd be risking his life.  I think that is a bullshit excuse for political inaction.  Seriously.  That's a guilt trip that won't work on me.

    In any case, this diary wasn't really about Obama.  It was about how the current crop of Democrats seem to ignore their base even when an overwhelming majority support the base positions.  That's what the diary was really about.  You're head is stuck in the village.  I'm thinking about the people across the spectrum that I know who are dissatisfied with the goings on so far from both the Congress and the White House.  I don't know anyone outside of some promoters here on this blog who are really satisfied with the bank bailout.  I don't know anyone who is even mildly excited about the healthcare bill.  It is like the Democrats are thinking that they can't satisfy everyone so they decide to satisfy no one - again - there is yet another middle ground there where they could make at least a few people really happy to offset those who won't be.  There are some big mistakes being made right now.  

    I know it isn't PC around here to say anything about yesterday's elections being a reflection of the mood with respect to Obama and the Democratic Party - but I think that they are a reflection and 2010 is going to be a blood bath if the Democrats don't start delivering some things that actually satisfy - rather than run around telling everyone that what they are doing sucks but they can't help it - and then insulting everyone's intelligence by claiming that they will "fix it" down the road.  That's no way to maintain political relevance.  

    •  People who elected Obama wanted something other (0+ / 0-)

      than what Obama wanted. Obama was half black and his different appearance (and the fact that he's handsome and personable) seems to have distracted millions of Americans from the important fact that he really didn't at all represent their values or goals so much as those of the multinational corporations that own the world.

      That is why they (the corporations) backed him. His main allegiances are to them, NOT the people.

      There are a huge number of paid bloggers trying to spin everything Obama does into something positive but it behooves us to completely ignore them because money can buy anything, especially BS. and lots of money can buy even more of **it.

      Its PR.

      Instead LOOK AT WHAT HE DOES.

      Illness is Health! Negligence is Care! Fraud is Accuracy! Affordable Healthcare or Bush by 2084: A Progressive WH by 2016!

      by Andiamo on Wed Nov 04, 2009 at 11:20:36 AM PST

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