December 20, 2009

Keeping your eyes on the prize

Paul Krugman provides some perspective on the plight of those who saw Obama as a stronger progressive than he has thus far proven to be. Money quote:

But back to Obama: the important thing to bear in mind is that this isnít about him; and, equally important, it isnít about you. If youíve fallen out of love with a politician, well, so what? You should just keep working for the things you believe in.

It's a timely message for many of us.

Posted by Mary at December 20, 2009 11:47 PM | US Politics | Technorati links |


The problem is many people fell in love with the idea of Obama being the President and didn't look further into what that actually meant or what reality was. For example, he said he would remove troops but actually fulfilling that promise was logistically impossible. Transporting that many troops takes a long time. Just my O.

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Posted by: Kris at December 22, 2009 05:06 AM

Hell's freezing over, Jane Hamsher did Foxnews. She wants this POS HCR bill voted down. Steve Soto also wants it killed. How many others want to follow Howard Dean and others?

The "not Bush" hasn't been much more than Bush's third term. He even does going to school with cookies well.

Quoting David Corn:" As US officials repeatedly said at Copenhagen, China and its fellow emerging economic powerhouses will be responsible for 97 percent of the growth in greenhouse gasses in the next decade. Europe and the United States can reduce their emissions dramatically, but the atmosphere will still be at tremendous risk unless China and the others quickly throttle back."

Some people seem to believe that we need to pay for this "97 percent" produced elsewhere. I wonder the atmosphere at the Mexico City conference next November just eight days after our midterm elections, Warmergate and all.

Posted by: peter at December 22, 2009 09:26 PM

I actually enjoyed having Obama as the president, I mean look at the other opponent... we would have been out in the cold in so many decisions. Literally, what bush left us with was mayhem.

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Posted by: Troy Ayers at December 26, 2009 07:46 PM

Well, we'll see Kris, he has many years to go...let's see if he at least fulfill 3/4 of his promises.
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Posted by: Lala at December 28, 2009 04:54 AM

Too true - a good, timely reminder.

Posted by: Flo at December 28, 2009 02:40 PM

People should stop blaming Obama. Pelosi and Reid are responsible for getting people on the same page, and forwarding a bill that Obama then signs. We have a majority, after all.

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Posted by: Michelle at December 30, 2009 08:08 AM