i do occasionally watch him on youtube though. what i have been doing is reading what other folks write about president obama. what strikes me is- any other president up to now would have gotten his (hasn't been a her yet) 100 days. not president obama. the media expected him to have everything cleaned up in less than a week. hell, they thought he should have been working on the job BEFORE he even swore and reswore the oath. can we cut the man some slack here?
seriously. he rolled back some egregious civil rights violations here in america on day 1. and he isn't a progressive. he never claimed to be one. he's a democrat. not as conservative as rightwing bill clinton- but a democrat. he is not a leftist but he seems to be a decent human being. let's see what he does. i intend to back him fully. i intend to continue voting as left as i can in every election. it's symbolic. do i truly believe that voting is more than that? no. but until i am denied the right- i will exercise it as a symbol.
listen, here's the deal- the folks i posted about below- and the other rethugs- are mobilizing to take STATE and LOCAL elections back. if they get congressional seats they will be pleased- but they want governorships people. we cannot expect president obama to shoulder all 3 branches of government and our individual states too. contrary to the msm's belief- he is not superman or a messiah. he is a human being with failings and shortcomings and talents and feelings. WE have to remain vigilant. WE have to take responsibility for our own areas and communities.
millions of us play spectator politics because it doesn't interest us or it's negative or whatever. it's how we got into this mess in the first place. you don't have to be a political junkie to be involved. you have to keep your eyes open and hold people accountable. president obama shouldn't be above criticism but neither should we judge him by the same yardstick we did the criminals who held the office most recently. he should take his own lumps and be held accountable for what he does and doesn't do. but we should give the man more than a month and a half for christ's sake.
anyhoo- happy morning cuppa :)