Monday, November 10, 2008

That Didn't Take Long

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.

For now.

(Found the picture above at this guy's facebook page)

1 comment:

Broadway Carl said...

Hey Joe, I initially felt the same way when first heard this story. But then listening to Olbermann and Howard Fineman last night calmed me down a little bit. The reason is that Obama is a shewd guy and Fineman's take on it is that the Democratic party shouldn't make a Republican hero of Lieberman by kicking him out of the party.

Beside the fact that Lieberman has no leverage, so I think he's gonna play Democratic lap dog for a little bit. If he bites the hand that feeds him again, I think he'll be done. Even Rev. Wright got multiple chances before he was jettisoned.

Just take a deep breath and think of the good things - Gitmo closed, over 200 Bush exec orders rescinded, etc. It's been a week, let's take a step back and look at the big picture.