Thursday, June 18, 2009

More Polls and the 'Liberal Media'

Think Progress

Major Media Headlines Pretend That Latest Polls Show Obama’s Policies Are Unpopular

You can go read it, but I'll skip to a comment:

ralph the wonder locust Says:

Good thing we've got Faux News as an "opposition channel", what with all these radical far left news sources sugar-coating everything to make the President look good.

Here's my take on Our President's performance so far in five short months on the job:

He's headed in the right direction against entrenched money that doesn't want things to change unless it's even more in their favor. If you watch real close, he's doing things in very small increments because it's the only way to do them. He has a LOT of problems to solve to un-fuck-up the joint after basically 29 years of Repug greed and imperialism. Clinton was barely a blip, and Bush sank the country damn near once and for all. He has priorities, and despite the number of irons he has in the fire, the cows still have to be branded one at a time in order of importance and can't be done all at once.

The frog is in the water and the stove is turned on.

In case you don't think I'm lefty enough or impatient enough, you're right. Nobody is going to get everything they want out of Obama, nor can they nor should they, but if we support this guy in office like we did in his campaign, everybody except the far right and the far left will get big improvements over time.

P.M. Carpenter has a coupla good posts about what he thinks Obama is up to. I tend to go along with him.

Obama: An FDR progressive, whether hard-lining progressives believe it or not


Obama is dragging the center leftward, a few pragmatic inches at a time

An old bull and a young bull were standing on a hillside looking down at a pasture full of beautiful young cows. The young bull said, "Wow! Hey, Pops, let's run down there and make love ta one a' them cows!". To which the old bull replied, "Let's walk down and make love ta all of 'em."

The old bull (ahem!) knows best.

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