Though I enthusiastically supported Obama's candidacy and am moved beyond words by what his ascension to the presidency says about who we have become and are becoming as a nation, I have said since he became the nominee and his victory began to look inevitable that he will likely piss me off more than make me proud for the majority of time he's in office. He's a centrist, I'm not and in a world where a post-Nixon-Reagan-Bush1&2 GOP has pulled the center WA-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-AY to the right over the last forty some-odd years, being in the center is still sitting way too far to the right for me. I'm thinking of O's FISA vote, just to name one example.
And now comes Number 2.
He's told the Democrats in the Senate to leave LIE-berdouche alone.
The Quisling from Connecticut gets rejected by his own state party, actively curries favor with the opposition party, campaigned against the head of his own purported party and said some pretty nasty things along the way in so doing and he gets to keep his seniority and his committee assignments.
Way to go, O. I know you're all about reconcilliation and all of that kum-ba-ya shit, but this guy fucked you over loudly and in public and he is now going to suffer no reprimand whatsoever. What are you afraid he would do, say something mean about you on Tee-Vee? He's going to do that anyway and now, if the D's get really close to 60 votes in the Senate, we'll need him again (dammit) to put us over the top and all the bobblehead shows will naturally court him like a rockstar because he'll hold the balance of the Senate in his greasy little hands.
I would say he doesn't get it, but then he went to Harvard and is the President-Elect of the United States and I'm just a bitter partisan. I'll shut up about it.
(Found the picture above at this guy's facebook page)