Some of us are concerned that the president is not acting quickly enough to close Guantanamo, or that he is slipping on his pledge to end "Don't Ask; Don't Tell."
Regarding the financial crisis, I was more in favor of a "We don't need no water" approach, rather than a massive taxpayer bailout of the [expletive deleted] bankers who got us into this mess.
But there's a flip-side to Obamania -an equally senseless loathing from his detractors- that is not giving way to any measure of rationality.
There is just no logical explanation for such venom hissed at a president who has yet to be in office for a full year.
Let's look at just a few puzzling right-wing reactions to this president.
- The President tells school children to work hard and stay in school: OUTRAGE!
- The President tries to bring the the Olympics home and fails: JUBILATION!
- The President wins the Nobel Peace Prize: INDIGNATION!
Here's my concern: I think the Republican Party is becoming a fringe group. Has anyone bothered to tell them that they can't win elections with only the Southern states? Even if they whip every last WASP in the country into a raging, foaming-at-the-mouth, gun brandishing frenzy; there just aren't enough of them to win national elections!
Well I'm not going to tell them. I plan on taking a "We don't need no water" approach. We'll see how it plays out.