He promised CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE. We only got (change).
Of course, those were campaign promises. No one expects campaign promises to be fulfilled, or even to have been sincere in the first place. What distinguishes Obama, though, is he seems to genuinely believe in his vision to remake America. To that end, he burned through virtually all of his political capital to get the bastardized, truncated current version of the health care bill passed. He has actually tried to accomplish his specific stated goals.
I have been critical of the man in the past, but I have to give him sincerity points at the very least. I do think that most of the nonsense he does spout (like **celebrating **the latest awful job creation report) is at the behest of his handlers. I think he does have a real affection for the truth. I think we should give him a nationwide “E” for effort, even if he gets a “B-minus” for performance.
I also think that part of his failure to get as far as he wanted to was due to an underestimation of the obstructive power of the minority opposition, and of just how slowly the gears grind in Washington. In this respect, his naivete and inexperience handicapped him, just as they did Carter decades earlier. In contrast, Lyndon Johnson got the Great Society enacted because he knew precisely whom to kiss and where, and whose arms/testicles to twist.
I think we should give the Obaminator another shot, especially since Robotic Rich Guy seems like such a dreadful alternative. It’ll be harder for him to win this time, though; last time, all voters had to do was consider the awful scenario of Moose Shooter Lady possibly running the country. Aieeeeee!!:eek: