You Know How Some Of Us Are Always Droning On About How There’s Not Really Much Difference Between Democrats and Republicans?

Friday, September 4th, 2009 @ 5:36 pm | Barack Obama, Disappointing Dems

This is what we mean.
-TT

7 Responses to “You Know How Some Of Us Are Always Droning On About How There’s Not Really Much Difference Between Democrats and Republicans?”

  1. jeromy Says:

    Didn’t we give you your own page for being a crank?

  2. Group2012 Says:

    How ’bout that unemployment rate huh?

  3. jeromy Says:

    Despite evidence the stimulus has helped, Obama hasn’t erased the damage Bush did quickly enough!

  4. Thomas Tallis Says:

    my bad J I thought this was Iowa Liberal not Iowa My Obama Right or Wrong

  5. jeromy Says:

    Of course, TT, but since this is virtually all you talk about we gave you your own special page, accessible at all times from the top of our blog, to focus on that specific subject.

    That said, it sounds like Obama is undoing the policy, effective eight months into his first term. Is “not really much difference” really accurate?

    I just consider being a “liberal” to mean one is possessed of more subtlety and intelligence than the “death panel” folks. We should always keep Obama’s feet to the fire, while remaining better than the opposition.

    You simply cannot watch those people carry our country into madness while “respected” senators like Grassley carp about “pulling the plug on Grandma” and expect me to surrender an inch to them because Obama isn’t the perfect liberal avatar, or is even a waffling centrist.

    If we can stay on him without tearing him down, we can get things like the public option. Your way leads us straight to hell.

  6. Thomas Tallis Says:

    He’s not “undoing the policy” for the first eight months of his term. That’s grotesque. If he didn’t have a “D” next to his name, liberals would be howling bloody murder over this cynical, nasty bit of politicking. There’d be no end to the outcry; the half-full glass wouldn’t be the point of discussion.

    It’s not that he’s “not perfect.” It’s that he pretty much sucks. Is he better than Bush? Of course. The squirrels presently raiding my bird feeder would also have made better presidents than Bush, though, so as yardsticks go, that one’s a little short. We discussed this back when he was running for office, though; “you’re demanding that he be perfect” wasn’t true then or now. “When you reverse a policy on the grounds that it’s not right, don’t make a point of leeching some benefit from it at the same time” isn’t asking for perfection. It’s asking for integrity. But that, as we have now seen amply, is asking way too much of this president.

  7. jeromy Says:

    So it’s about a breach of integrity rather than being “teh same” as Bush then. I’m glad we could clarify that.